Mnangagwa pays tribute to Sandura

HARARE - Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered his condolences to the late Justice Wilson Sandura’s family, describing him as a fierce judge who impeccably took on challenges.

Sandura died at Avenues Clinic in Harare on Wednesday from injuries he sustained in a road accident a fortnight ago.

Among the major cases Sandura took on were the Willowgate scandals where prominent government officials were implicated in the Willowvale car deal scam.

“The name of the late Justice Sandura shall remain etched in our memories for a long time to come, recalling the professional manner in which he led as chair of the Commission of Inquiry into the abuse of office and privileges by government officials in acquiring motor vehicles from Willovale Motors,” Mnangagwa said.

“He discharged that assignment impeccably, demonstrating independence of mind, steadfastness, willpower and strong character. He would not be dissuaded by his detractors but stayed the course to the successful conclusion of that national inquiry,” Mnangagwa said on behalf of President Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa said the late Judge, who retired at the age of 70 in July 2011, contributed to the legal profession even after he had retired.

“Thus with his passing on sadly goes a pillar of strength to the Sandura family, sadly goes his incisive wisdom, knowledge and experience to the legal fraternity, and to the nation which becomes all the poorer for losing someone who, though in retirement, continued to proffer his talent, knowledge and professional advice when invited to do so,” he said in a statement.

“He was a father figure to his family, a trailblazer and mentor to the legal profession and an exemplary civil servant in public office,” Mnangagwa, who later went to the Sandura family home in Highlands, said.

Comments (2)

Sandura is the one who was advising Mutasa on legal action against his partners in crime

chinotimba - 15 March 2015

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