Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Wilson Sandura has died.
He was 74.
BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
Although details were still sketchy at the time of going to print last night, NewsDay understands that Justice Sandura died at Avenues Clinic yesterday where he was admitted two weeks ago following a road accident in Mt Darwin.
Judicial Services Commission acting chief registrar Walter Chikwanha yesterday said he was still trying to communicate with his family.
“We are still trying to confirm whether it is true from the family,” Chikwanha said.
Former Justice and Legal Affairs deputy minister Fortune Chasi broke the news of Sandura’s death on Twitter, but said he did not have enough details.
A former Judge President, Justice Sandura shot into the limelight after he presided over the famous 1989 Sandura Commission of Inquiry into the Willowgate scandal.
The inquiry exposed several Cabinet ministers involved in underhand deals by buying vehicles from Willowvale Mazda Motor Industry and selling them to the public at inflated prices.
Justice Sandura retired from the bench on July 29 2011 at the age of 70.