Another blow for suspended judge
DEPUTY CHIEF WRITER
firstname.lastname@example.orgSUSPENDED Supreme Court judge Francis Bere has been dealt another blow after the High Court dismissed his application seeking the urgent hearing of his previous request to interdict President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tribunal from commencing an inquiry into his alleged misconduct in the performance of duty.
Mnangagwa has since sworn in a three-member tribunal comprising former judge Simbi Mubako and lawyers Rekai
“It is obvious that the charge sheet was served on me immediately after I had filed my court application because the tribunal does not want this honourable court to have an opportunity to determine the validity of the establishment of the tribunal in the first place.“The procedure of the tribunal is not fixed like that of the High Court Rules, and, as such, the tribunal will, and in all likelihood, conduct inquiry and complete its investigations in the question of my removal from the office of the judge before conclusion of my pending High Court application,” Bere argued.