Francis Bere

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Francis Bere
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Appointed byPresident Emmerson Mnangagwa

Francis Bere is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe and a former Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed to the Supreme court bench in 2018.

Justice Francis Bere was elected president of the Sadc Administrative Tribunal (SadcAT) during the court’s elections held in Gaborone, Botswana.[1]


Controversies

  • In the three-year period between 2013 and 2015, 43 percent of the cases which he presided over, were overturned on appeal to the Supreme Court.[2]
  • In 2016, When the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) was conducting interviews for four positions of judges of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, then Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba said that Bere had below average performance and poor judgements.


References

  1. Supreme Court Judge Elected Sadc Administrative Tribunal (SadcAT) President ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, retrieved: 31 Oct 2018
  2. Cyril Zenda (October 6, 2016). "The day the judges went on trial". Financial Gazette. ANZ. Retrieved July 6, 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.