Supreme Court Judge Justice Francis Bere Under Investigation

Chief Justice Luke Malaba ordered investigations into Supreme Court judge Justice Francis Bere over allegations of conflict of interest in a ruling he made in the more than $2 million consultancy dispute between Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed Meikles Limited and Widefree Investments.

Widefree is linked to industrialist Joseph Kanyekanye, a long standing client of Bere Brothers, a law firm founded by Justice Francis Bere. Chief Justice Malaba ordered investigations into alleged violation of judicial ethical conduct after Meikles executive chairman John Moxon filed a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) that Justice Bere was conflicted in giving a ruling against Meikles under Case Number SC 503/18.

Meikles, which entered into a consultancy agreement with Widefree Investments trading as Core Solutions in December 2013, lost the case both at the High Court and Supreme Court. Core Solutions would assist Meikles in recovering funds it was owed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

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Francis BereJohn MoxonLuke Malaba

Francis Bere is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe and a former Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed to the Supreme court bench in 2018. Justice Francis Bere was elected president of the Sadc Administrative... Read More About Francis Bere

John Ralph Thomas Moxon, born on 2 November 1944, is a prominent business person with interests in Zimbabwe's retail, banking, insurance and properties and mining industries. He's mostly known for his position as the Executive Director of Meikles Limited which is one of Zimbabwe's most... Read More About John Moxon

Luke Malaba is a Zimbabwean judge and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe he was appointed Chief Justice of Zimbabwe by former President Robert Mugabe with effect from the 27th of March 2017. Before that he was the acting Chief Justice after... Read More About Luke Malaba

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