Zvikomborero Parafini

RETIRED High Court judge, Justice Melusi Mtshiya, has died.

He was 77.

The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) confirmed the news of his death in a statement.

According to the JSC, he is survived by his wife and three children.

Justice Mtshiya was born on November 11, in 1946, in Shurugwi.

He studied Law at the University of Zambia.

Upon graduation, Retired Justice Mtshiya entered private practice before moving into the corporate sector, where he held several positions.

He held directorship positions at the Zimbabwe Development Bank, Zimnat and United Sugar Refineries.

Justice Mtshiya joined the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as the president of the Administrative Court in 2001.

In 2003, he was appointed senior president of the Labour Court before being elevated to the High Court as a Judge in 2007.

Justice Mtshiya retired from the service in 2016, after serving 9 years on the High Court Bench.

He was appointed Acting Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe to preside over matters in the Special Court for Income Tax Appeals and Fiscal Appeals.

Prior to his appointment, Justice Mtshiya was an acting Judge of Appeal at the Lesotho Appeal Court.

Mourners are gathered at number 45 Sloane Street, Highlands, Harare.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

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