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Maphios Cheda appointed full-time High Court judge in Namibia

by Staff reporter
11 Sep 2013 at 20:02hrs | Views
NAMIBIA'S High Court has a Zimbabwean judge as a full-time member of its bench again.

The new addition to Namibia's judiciary is Judge Maphios Cheda, who has been serving as an acting judge of the High Court during April and May this year and again since August.

On a recommendation from the Judicial Service Commission, President Hifikepunye Pohamba has now appointed Judge Cheda as a judge of the High Court in a full-time capacity.

Judge Cheda (59) studied law at the University of Zimbabwe and served as a prosecutor and then as a magistrate before going into private practice in Bulawayo where he had a practice, Cheda & Partners. He has served as a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo since 2001.

His older brother, Misheck Cheda, also served in the Zimbabwean judiciary as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Judge Cheda follows in the footsteps of three fellow Zimbabweans who have served for years as judges of Namibia's High Court.

Judges Simpson Mtambanengwe and Mavis Gibson were the first Zimbabweans to be appointed as full-time High Court judges in Namibia, in 1994 and 1995 respectively.

A compatriot, former Zimbabwe Supreme Court Judge of Appeal John Manyarara, was appointed as an acting judge of the High Court in 2000, and served in that capac- ity for close to a decade, until his death in May 2010.

Source - namibian