Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng armed with sharp wit and an even sharper tongue, grilled Advocate Andrew Breitenbach, who is representing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa.
It was not long before both men were trending: "I'm sorry Mr Breitenbach I'm getting frustrated the more I listen to you" - Chief Justice Mogoeng. #SASSA #ConCourt .
-- Gxalaba Libanzi (@star_nyembezi) March 15, 2017
Chief Justice Mogoeng is like "How do we get to this level of absolute incompetence?" ???? #SASSAConCourt
-- Mzwesh #No.1Hustler (@mzwakhengwee) March 15, 2017
yoh yoh yoh...
statement of the day from Chief Justice Mogoeng, "we all make mistakes... but what explanation is there?"#SASSA #ConCourt -- That Guy In CapeTown (@cape_town_brad) March 15, 2017
Chief Justice Mogoeng is still having none of it.
'You are giving me information I did not ask for. Answer my question.'#ConCourt #SASSA pic.twitter.com/c7y0EhcvtL
-- AC Fick (@acfick72) March 15, 2017
#SASSA Mogoeng asks Breitenbach to explain why Dlamini shouldn't be made to account for her actions. "It's what she's there for!" he says. -- Mpho Raborife (@MsRaborife) March 15, 2017
#SASSA Mogoeng: When we were told that it was all systems go, did Sassa know it wouldn't be able to? Breitenbach: No @News24 -- Mpho Raborife (@MsRaborife) March 15, 2017 Mogoeng: "Lawyer tells you in May that the right thing to do is come to court. Why was that not done?"
Breitenbach: "I don't know." ?? #SASSA-- Laurika Nxumalo (@LaurikaMaZwide) March 15, 2017 Poor Adv Breitenbach ??????....its hard to defend the indefensible #SASSA #ConCourt
-- Kgaugelo KG Moxwale (@MotiveKG) March 15, 2017 Someone really needs to give Chief Justice Mogoeng a gold crown and throne and appoint him ruler of all the land. #SASSA
-- Priyal Singh ???? (@priyal_singh) March 15, 2017