Samuel Kudya
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Appointed byPresident Robert Mugabe

Samuel Kudya is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed by President Robert Mugabe in 2004. Justice Kudya has also worked in the Fiscal Appeals Court.[1]


In 2016, when the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) was conducting interviews for four positions of judges of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe Justice Kudya was unable to state the principle of collegiality and the doctrine of stare decisis, which he said maybe he knew it in its English version.

On 3 June 2021, Kudya was one of six judges that were sworn in as Supreme Court justices by Elizabeth Gwaunza.[2]


  1. Cyril Zenda (October 6, 2016). "The day the judges went on trial". Financial Gazette. ANZ. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  2. ARNOLD FANDISO, Supreme Court judges sworn in, NewsDay, Published: June 3, 2021, Retrieved: June 3, 2021