Retired judge Mtambanengwe dies
11 May 2017 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 11 MAY (NAMPA) - Retired Judge Simpson Mtambanengwe has died.
Mtambanengwe died in a Windhoek hospital on Wednesday evening at the age of 85.
Chief Public Relations Officer in the Office of the Judiciary, Yvette Hüsselmann confirmed the death to Nampa Thursday afternoon, saying a full statement by the judiciary is expected Thursday afternoon.
Mtambanengwe was originally from Zimbabwe.
He served as a judge of the Windhoek High Court between 1994 and 2006 and as acting chief justice of the Supreme Court in 2003 and 2004.
Mtambanengwe was acting Ombudsman before being appointed as an acting judge of appeal of the Supreme Court.
Furthermore, he served as chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia and of the Public Office Bearers (Remuneration and Benefits) Commission, and chaired a commission of enquiry into the States health facilities.
Mtambanengwe was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe in 1986 and was seconded to the High Court of Namibia some eight years later.
He also served as chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission between 2010 and 2013.