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Opinion: Mogoeng Mogoeng's ambition to the big office may erase his legal legacy.

News have been making rounds on social media that the former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is going to to be contesting elections in 2024 as an independent candidate. May this be a good idea by the former chief Justice who presided over litigation Involving politicians, is it legally correct to be in politics after retiring as Judge?

The former Gauteng Premier took to twitter on sunday 7 August and said "CJ Mogoeng Mogoeng is just about to receive a practical lesson in life". What lesson was Mbhazima Shilowa talking about? Could this be a sign that what Mogoeng Mogoeng is about to do is wrong?

The code of Judicial conduct give direction as to how practicing judges and retired Judges should conduct themselves. Section 17(iv) states "a retired judge must not enter party politics".

This section is going to be sunjected to interpretation as many Politicians will not embrace the news of Mogoeng Mogoeng entering politics. Should this section stop Mogoeng Mogoeng's ambition of contesting for elections, the public may most likely have a negative perception of the former Chief Justice which will make a huge reputational damage to his name.

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