Justice Malaba’s tenure as Zimbabwe’s Chief Justice extended by 5 years

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TOPSHOT - Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) and chief Justice Luke Malaba (R) sit and talk as they attend the swearing-in ceremony in Harare, on December 28, 2017. Zimbabwes former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule and Kembo Mohadi, a veteran politician and long-serving state security minister sworn in as the country's two vice presidents. / AFP PHOTO / Wilfred Kajese (Photo credit should read WILFRED KAJESE/AFP via Getty Images)

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the term of Chief Justice Luke Malaba by five years.

TOPSHOT – Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) and chief Justice Luke Malaba (R) sit and talk as they attend the swearing-in ceremony in Harare, on December 28, 2017.
Zimbabwes former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule and Kembo Mohadi, a veteran politician and long-serving state security minister sworn in as the country’s two vice presidents. / AFP PHOTO / Wilfred Kajese (Photo credit should read WILFRED KAJESE/AFP via Getty Images)

In a statement, the President said he has ‘considered Malaba’s election to continue in the office of Chief justice beyond the age of seventy years for an additional period of five years.’

Mnangagwa further considered and accepted the medical report which Malaba submitted as proof of his mental and physical fitness to continue in that office.

His new term is set to formally commence on May 16.

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