Zimbabwe judges threatened after failure to extend chief justice’s term
Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi denounced for saying the judiciary has been captured by foreign forces
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. ..