Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has paid tribute to former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, whose term in office ended on Monday.

A report on the EWN site notes that Zondo said that under Mogoeng’s stewardship, the judiciary has taken strides to vigorously protect its independence and prove itself as the guardian of the Constitution.

‘He served this country as Chief Justice during some of the most difficult times in our constitutional democracy and was able to lead the judiciary with courage, integrity and wisdom.’

He said Mogoeng also made a huge contribution to SA's jurisprudence and wrote some of the most important judgments that have helped to strengthen and promote the rule of law, the supremacy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

'In this regard, the people of SA will not forget his judgment in the Nkandla matter, his secret ballot judgment in regard to the vote of no confidence in Parliament and his SARS judgment on racism and many others. It has been said that the Chief Justice’s judgment in the Nkandla matter provided a turning point on accountability and the fight against corruption in this country,' he added.

Full report on the EWN site