JUST IN: Govt Files Notice To Appeal Against High Court Ruling On Malaba

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa talks to the Chief Justice Luke Malaba
Former Chief-Justice-Luke-Malaba-

By Staff Reporter

Government’s AG Advocate Prince Machaya has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court seeking to set aside an order obtained by Young Lawyers and War Veteran Fred Mutanda represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) members granted Saturday by 3 High Court Judges nullifying extension of term of office for Luke Malaba as Chief Justice.

Malaba’s now 70.

The appeal is against the entire judgment by three judges, Justices Happias Zhou, Edith Mushore and Justice Jester Charewa on Saturday blocking the extension of Chief Justice Malaba’s service by five years.

The trio ruled that Chief Justice ceased to be the Chief Justice upon reaching 70 years on May 15 2021 and that the extension of the service does not apply to incumbent judges of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.

Adv Machaya argues that High Court Judges Justice Happias Zhou, Justice Edith Mushore and Justice Jester Charewa erred and misdirected themselves when they ruled on Saturday that Malaba ceased to be Zim’s CJ.

Robert Tapfumaneyi


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