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I know my phones are bugged – Chief Justice

Publish date: 12 February 2018
Issue Number: 761
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says all his phones are bugged but he is willing to go on record with his views‚ including that SA needs a critical mass of leaders ‘who are not in it for their pockets’. He reportedly told City Press he had discovered it was easy for private people with the right equipment to tap a phone and monitor calls. ‘So I know without any doubt that my phones are bugged – all of them‚ without any exception,' he claimed. ‘Happily‚ I don’t say anything that I can’t repeat. Not even in the bedroom.’ As previously reported in Legalbrief Today, he remained optimistic about the country’s future, though. ‘I believe the best is around the corner. I don’t know how it will come for sure‚ but I’m confident of one thing: we are going to be surprised by how fast SA is going to turn around‚ and by the process that is going to be followed to get us there. We are going to be so‚ so great and so amazing,’ City Press quotes him as saying.

Full City Press report