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Supreme Court gets seven new judges

Supreme Court gets seven new judges

Eba Kandovazu

 

CHIEF Justice Peter Shivute today administered the swearing in of seven newly appointed Acting Judges of the Supreme Court.

 

Three of the seven Judges are non-Namibian nationals.

 

The Judges’ are retired Chief Justice of Zambia, Ernest Sakala, Jeremiah Shongwe, also a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa and Moses Chinhengo, also a retired Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe.

 

Chinhengo also served as a Judge in Botswana.

 

He is currently an Acting Judge in the Court of Appeal of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

 

 

Namibian Judges Theo Frank, Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula, Christie Liebenberg and Shafimana Ueitele were also sworn in today.

 

“As you are well aware, in addition to the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court has four permanent Judges.

 

To enable the Supreme Court to deal expeditiously with its work, Acting Judges are appointed from time to time to form a pool from which Judges may be selected to hear cases before the Supreme Court.

 

“Acting Judges sit on appeals upon invitation whenever their expertise is needed in a particular case,” Justice Shivute said.

 

The Supreme Court has four permanent Judges.

 

To enable the Supreme Court to deal expeditiously with its work, Acting Judges are appointed from time to time to hear cases before the Supreme Court.

 

“Acting Judges sit on appeals upon invitation whenever their expertise is needed in a particular case,” Justice Shivute said at the swearing in ceremony.

 

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