Health advocacy organization African Alliance has lodged a formal complaint with the Judicial Services Commission against chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng following his controversial ‘vaccine statements’.
Mogoeng courted controversy with his utterances regarding vaccines during a public prayer at Tembisa Hospital.
During the prayer session, Mogoeng prayed to God saying “I lock out any vaccine that is not of you.
If there be any vaccine that is of the devil, meant to infuse 666 in the lives of people, meant to corrupt their DNA … Any such vaccine, Lord God almighty, may it be destroyed by fire, in the name of Jesus.”
After the prayer, spokesperson for the chief justice office Nathi Mncube said “He didn’t make a statement. He was praying. It wasn’t a speech. He was praying after he had given his speech. It’s a prayer to God.”
The African Alliance released a 16-page affidavit on Wednesday arguing that Mogoeng breached the code of Judicial conduct and called on the Judicial Conduct Committee to review and deal with the complaint to protect the public investments made in a Covid-19 vaccine.
“Let’s be clear: vaccines are not made by the devil and do not change your DNA,” said Tian Johnson, who is the head at African Alliance.