Ex-Supreme Court Judge Wilson Sandura Dies

JUSTICE Wilson Sandura, a former eminent jurist on the Supreme Court bench, has died Wednesday at Avenues clinic in Harare following car accident last week in Mt Darwin .SANDURA

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“The accident happened in Mt Darwin two weeks ago and was in hospital until he died today”, a source has said

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The high-profile judge left the bench at the end of July in 2011 , before the Supreme Court went on its month-long break in August.He is the only judge reported to have refused a farm offer under Mugabe’s controversial land distribution.

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Justice Sandura, the most senior judge in the country after serving for nearly 30 years at the time of retirement , would be remembered as a forthright and fearless judge who saved his country with a constant mind, both in good and turbulent times.

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There are fears that Sandura’s death could have been sanctioned by Mugabe’s government. Anonymous sources have disclosed that he was suspected to be a legal advisor to Joyce Mujuru’s Gamatox and had crafted a document for Didymus Mutasa’s bid to challenge Mugabe. – The Zimbabwe News Live