Elections a turning point in SA history, says Mogoeng

Elections a turning point in SA history, says Mogoeng

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says the 2019 national elections marked a turning point in South Africa’s history.

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by Sibahle Motha

Mogoeng was speaking at the Independent Electoral Commission's list handover ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, where he received a list of 830 candidates who will represent the country in the National Assembly and provincial legislatures.


Last week the country took to the polls, which saw the African National Congress (ANC) win 57.51% of the national vote.


“I think these elections chair of the NCOP and the IEC marks a defining moment, turning point in the history of south Africa.

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“In biblical terms it's very much like having been in the wilderness under the leadership of Moses for a long time and having to move onto the land that flows with milk and honey.


“And that will only happen if we are true to the obligations imposed on us by the responsibility that we have so gladly assumed. Let us not betray our people, let us not dishonour and betray those who died and suffered,” he said.


Mogoeng also encouraged South Africans to hold their leaders accountable.


He said more than ever, South Africans “should be on high alert and vigilant”.



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