Moseneke Delivers Ruth First Memorial Lecture

The constitution cannot be changed ‘only to pander to narrow, sectarian interests’, warns Moseneke

Deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke, says the constitution is not cast in stone but it should never be changed ‘only to pander to narrow, sectarian interests’.

In his Ruth First Memorial Lecture delivered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Moseneke, said that the constitution is the most recent expression of the ‘collective convictions’ of the people of South Africa.

Moseneke, however, says amending the constitution is the prerogative of the people who installed it, provided the requisite majority is present and the formalities of the Constitution are followed," he added.

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