Malaba Defies High Court Ruling
25 May 2021

By A Correspondent-Chief Justice Luke Malaba is said to have never stopped from coming to work despite a High Court order which nullified his extension for another five years to be on the bench.

Judicial Service Commission Secretary Mr Walter Chikwanha confirmed to the state media that Chief Justice Malaba was back at work and executing his judicial functions.

“Chief Justice Malaba has always been at work since the day the Government filed a notice of appeal against the decision of the High Court,” he said.

“It’s by operation of the law. Once the appeal was filed the order of the High Court was in effect suspended until the determination of the appeal.”

On May 15, High Court judges — Justices Happias Zhou, Edith Mushore and Jester Charewa blocked the Government move to extend Justice Malaba’s tenure by five years as allowed by Constitutional Amendment Act Number 2.