Samuel Deme Appointed High Court Judge

Samuel Deme has been appointed fas Judge of the High Court.

Justice Samuel who is Visually impaired was recommended by the Judicial Services Commission.

Justice Deme shattered the long-standing glass ceiling after becoming Zimbabwe’s first ever visually impaired High Court Judge.

The Masvingo province native lost his eyesight at the age of six after suffering from measles while staying in rural Gutu.

Born in a poverty-stricken family, he had to go against the odds in order to land in the top echelons of the judiciary.

In school he had to rely on the Department of Social Welfare for his tuition fees.
At Kapota School for the Blind in Masvingo, where he did his primary education from 1985 to 1992, he exhibited traits of a child prodigy.

He later proceeded to Mutendi High School for his secondary school studies.
After passing his Advanced Levels with flying colours, Justice Deme enrolled at the University of Zimbabwe where he studied and completed a Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLB) degree.
For a visually impaired student, life at university was no bed of roses.

Because there was no Braille reading material at university, he relied on friends and relatives to read out aloud for him.