High Court judge Justice Owen Tagu died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare on Tuesday after succumbing to a kidney failure.

Tagu 54, had been ill for many months.

Justice Tagu was a senior regional magistrate for the Western Division before rising to the High Court bench.

Tagu who was born in Shurugwi and studied the law at the University of Zimbabwe from 1988 to 1991 was appointed to the High Court in 2013.