Chief Justice Luke Malaba has expressed condolences to the family of the late High Court judge Justice Clement Phiri who succumbed to Covid 19.
Justice Phiri died last night at his home in Marondera, days after he tested positive for Covid 19.
In a statement, CJ Malaba, in his capacity as the chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), said Justice Phiri will be fondly remembered for his immense contribution to the development of the country’s jurisprudence in the 34 years that he served in the country’s justice delivery system. Read the statement:
The Chief Justice of Zimbabwe and Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission, Honourable Justice Luke Malaba, the Judicial Service Commissioners; the Judge President of the High Court, judges and magistrates; the Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission and all members of the judicial service would like to express deepest condolences to the Phiri family on the passing on of the Honourable Justice Clement Phiri in Marondera on Sunday, 31 January 2021.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Mrs Mpho Phiri, and his children Mario, Palesa, Felistas and Dimpho. May the Lord comfort them during this difficult time.
Justice Phiri was among the group of 46 candidates who participated in the first-ever public interviews for judges in Zimbabwe under the 2013 Constitution.
Mourners are gathered at Number 36 Roosevelt Crescent, Winston Park in Marondera. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.