Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng speaks after South Africa's president Jacob Zuma appointed him as the new Chief Justice of South Africa at the presidential guest house in Pretoria September 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW HEADSHOT)

Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Photo: Reuters
JOHANNESBURG: The South African President, Jacob Zuma, has brushed aside criticism from gay rights and women’s groups and appointed a conservative Christian as the new Chief Justice, a move that will have an impact on the country’s judicial system for at least a decade.