President Mnangagwa has extended Chief Justice Luke Malaba’s term of office by an additional five years after his medical report proved that he is still mentally and physically fit to continue in the esteemed judicial office.
Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda has written to Chief Justice Malaba advising him that President Mnangagwa has accepted his election to continue in the office of Chief Justice beyond 70 years for an additional five years.
Judicial Service Commission secretary Mr Walter Chikwana confirmed the latest development.
Chief Justice Malaba became head of the judiciary following his appointment as the country’s Chief Justice on March 27 2017, having been Acting Chief Justice since March 1 2016 following the retirement of the late Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku. herald