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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa sacks Justice Francis Bere

By Almot Maqolo

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday fired Justice Francis Bere for acts of gross misconduct. 

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda confirmed the development saying: “Following the advice of the Judicial Service Commission that the question of removing Honourable Justice Francis Bere JA ought to be investigated, the President, acting in terms of Section 187(3) of the Constitution, appointed, through Proclamation Number 1 of 2020, a Tribunal to inquire into the question of removal from office of the said Judge.”

Sibanda said the tribunal completed its investigations and has recommended that Honourable Justice Francis Bere be removed from office for “acts of gross misconduct”. 

“His Excellency the President, accordingly, acting in terms of Section 187(8) of the Constitution, has removed the Honourable Judge from office with immediate effect.”

Early this year, Supreme Court judge, Justice Francis Bere was suspended for alleged misconduct.

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