Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter
The judiciary yesterday mourned former Supreme Court Judge Justice Wilson Sandura, who died on Wednesday at a private clinic in Harare.
He died from injuries sustained when his Toyota Hilux truck overturned on February 28 this year near his homestead in Madziva.
Judges of the Supreme Court, High Court and Labour Court yesterday, went to the Sandura residence at No. 5 Glen Carron Avenue in Highlands to console the bereaved family.
Addressing the mourners, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, expressed condolences on behalf of the Judicial Service Commission.
“On behalf of the judges of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts, the Judge President and all judges of the High Court, Labour Court and Administrative Courts, the Chief Magistrate and all magistrates, the Judicial Service Commission and the entire judicial service and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to express my deep sorrow on the passing of a colleague, distinguished Judge of Appeal and a keen legal mind, Justice Wilson Sandura,” he said.
The judiciary chief said Justice Sandura contributed greatly in the development of the law and delivery of justice in Zimbabwe.
“Justice Sandura will be remembered for his immense contribution to the work of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, where he distinguished himself as a judge and Judge President of the High Court.
“We, in the judiciary, derive a small measure of comfort from knowing that even though he is no longer with us, he will live forever in his judgments, which will continue to inspire and guide not only the current bench but other judges to follow. Our condolences to Mrs Caroline Sandura, children and the entire Sandura family,” he said.
Chief Justice Chidyausiku said he knew Justice Sandura from as far back as the 1970s.
“I knew Justice Sandura from as far back as the 1970s when he came back from America where he was pursuing his studies,” he said.