ED Mnangagwa fires high court judge who ruled against Chief Justice Luke Malaba’s term extension

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President ED Mnangagwa

High Court judge Justice Edith Mushore has been fired.

This comes hardly a day after the tribunal established to look into her unexplained absence from work handed its recommendations to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa appointed a tribunal to investigate Justice Mushore’s suitability for office after she last reported for duty on June 14 last year and without giving any formal explanation.

Judges cannot be absent from work for more than three days without official leave.

If unwell they are asked to send in a doctor’s report so they are granted sick leave.

Mushore is one of the judges who ruled in May last year that Chief Justice Luke Malaba had ceased to lead the bench reaching the age of mandatory retirement.

Malaba later appealed, and won the case.

More to follow…

— NewsDay


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