President Mnangagwa has appointed a tribunal chaired by retired justice Maphios Cheda to inquire into the removal from the bench of High Court judge Edith Mushore (pictured).
She has not reported for duty for months and the Judicial Service Commission says it does not know her whereabouts.
Justice Mushore is one of the judges who ruled last year that Luke Malaba had ceased to be Chief Justice upon reaching mandatory retirement age. According to Statutory Instrument 68 of 2022, the tribunal will present its findings after five months.
Last November, The NewsHawks reported that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was keen on establishing why High Court judge Mushore (pictured) had not been reporting for duty for weeks on end, amid concerns over the safety and health of the experienced judicial officer.
Justice Mushore is an experienced practitioner who has worked at The Hague in the Netherlands and at the House of Commons at Westminster in London. She is a sharp legal mind, who was a long-time advocate based at the Advocates Chambers in Harare.
From 1993 to 1999, she was the legal adviser (Africa) of the International Organisation of Consumer Unions at The Hague. Between 1987 and 1989, she was a parliamentary research assistant at the House of Commons. Before that, she had served as the corporate legal adviser for insurance giant Old Mutual.-Staff Writer
Below is President Mnangagwa’s proclamation: