High Court kicks out Kika`s application

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Crime & Courts, Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Staff Writer

The High Court in Harare has dismissed an application submitted by ZimRights Executive Director Musa Kika, who sought to have Chief Justice Luke Malaba charged with contempt of court.

Kika, had filed an urgent High Court application seeking to have Chief Justice Malaba imprisoned for six months.

This was after Chief Justice Malaba had turned up for work, after filing an appeal to the Supreme Court challenging the May 15 High Court judgment which had said that he ceased to be the country`s Chief Justice when he turned 70.

“The application for civil imprisonment for the first respondent (Malaba) contempt of court is dismissed,” part of the judgment delivered by Justice Amy Tsanga, who was hearing the case together with Justice Sylvia Chirawu-Mugomba.

The third judge, Justice Webster Chinamhora recused himself, citing professional reasons.

Meanwhile, related to the case, the Judicial Service Commission on instructions from Chief Justice Luke Malaba is investigating the alleged meeting of its secretary, Mr Walter Chikwana, with one of the judges assigned to hear the application for a contempt of court finding against the Chief Justice and the subsequent recusal by Justice Webster Chinamhora.