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South Africa Rejoices as Constitution Wields 'Mighty Sword'

When he became South Africa's top judge in 2011, Mogoeng Mogoeng was derided as everything from a legal lightweight and political stooge to Christian zealot and apartheid lackey. Five years later, the 55-year-old son of a miner and a housemaid is being feted as the savior of a young democracy. Alongside damning findings against President Jacob Zuma, who made him Chief Justice, Mogoeng laid out with unassailable legal clarity and flashes of literary flair the soul of a 20-year-old...

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