The Zimbabwean High Court rejected the outrage request to the court of Luke Malaba, the chief judge, after he continued to hold his position even though a court said he ceased to be so when he turned 70.
The court rejected the request of the director of the Zimbabwe human rights NGO Musa Kika. He tried to get him arrested if he didn’t stop working.
Malaba in arguing said that by the time he, along with the Judicial Services Commission and the Minister of Justice appealed, the High Court’s ruling against him was overturned, allowing him to continue in his position. An amendment to the constitution that went into effect last month led to the appointment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to continue to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The appeal has yet to be heard before the Supreme Court.