Covid-19: Charges against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng over 'devil 666' anti-vaccine stance

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Covid-19: Charges against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng over 'devil 666' anti-vaccine stance

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Pretoria - Before the tenure of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng comes to an end this year, he will have to face charges brought against him by health advocacy group, African Alliance, following his recent controversial claims about a Covid-19 vaccine. In December, while Justice Mogoeng was leading a group in prayer at Tembisa hospital, he said: "If there be any (Covid-19) vaccine that is the work of the devil meant to infuse 666 in the lives of the people, meant to corrupt their DNA … may it be destroyed by fire." He openly defended this stance, which led to the African Alliance yesterday filing a formal complaint against him with the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). The group said the chief justice had repeatedly made these utterances without any factual basis of the danger of the vaccine. By doing so, and as he was a highly visible and senior member of society, he was undermining the public's confidence in life-saving and scientifically-tested vaccines, the group argued.

"Let's be clear: vaccines are not made by the devil and do not change your DNA," African Alliance head Tian Johnson, who submitted the complaint on behalf of the…
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