Mystery would-be donor is US billionaire – CJ
Publish date: 07 October 2019
Issue Number: 844
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng who, during the release of his State of the Judiciary report last week, made reference to a R600m offer to modernise the courts, today said the mystery donor was an American billionaire. Mogoeng, speaking on the 702 Breakfast Show, said the offer was made through 'a particular structure', reports TimesLIVE. 'I wasn't approached directly. There was a middle person who I respect highly, who I believe came to me innocently, and that's what makes it a bit challenging for me to disclose the details. Mogoeng added that he was offered 'whatever amount' he wanted and that he could do with the money as he pleased. Mogoeng turned down the offer. 'Why don't they go to Treasury and give money there? Why should I be approached directly? Why should it even be a secret approach?'