Acting President Constantino Chiwenga has mourned Justice Elijah Makomo, a High Court Judge who died on Christmas Day at the Avenues Clinic in Harare. Below is Chiwenga’s condolence message:
I learnt with deep sorrow and sadness of the passing on yesterday, Sunday 25 December 2022, of Justice Elijah Makomo, a Judge of the High Court.
His sudden demise on Christmas Day at the Avenues Clinic came as a shock as I was not aware that he was unwell.
An avid reader and one of the sharpest legal minds, the legal fraternity is all the poorer without him.
Justice Makomo steadily rose through the ranks until he became a Judge of the High Court, a career path exemplifying ability, diligence and integrity.
It spoke of his high professionalism that until his last day in this life, Justice Makomo’s record in office was without blemish.
It is painful that such a promising career has been cut short so soon.
On behalf of H.E. President Dr ED Mnangagwa who is now on vacation, Government, my family and on my behalf, I wish to express my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Makomo family, especially his immediate family, the Bench and the entire legal fraternity on this, their saddest loss.
As the Family grieves over this loss, may it find comfort in that our whole nation joins and shares in their grief.
May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.