The Zimbabwean government has threatened unspecified action against judges after the high court reversed a decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to retain the services of the country’s chief justice after he had reached retirement age.

The tenure of chief justice Luke Malaba, a Mnangagwa ally, was due to end on Saturday when he turned 70 but Mnangagwa extended it for five years. He cited a recent constitutional amendment that allowed him to solely appoint judges and extend their terms until they are 75 years old.  ..

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