Harare businessman and son of Mashwede Holdings owner, Tendai Mashamhanda has called for the resignation of Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza and Supreme Court judges Antonia Guvava and Chinembiri Bhunu

Mashamanda sent a letter to Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi, highlighting how some judges are allegedly abusing their office.

He accused the judges of favouring lawyer and CCC official Tendai Biti in some of their judgements in a long outstanding property dispute.

He said:

“I have previously raised serious complaints to your esteemed office on 31 May 2022, 25 August 2022 and 23 December 2022 and to date I am unfortunately yet to be favoured with a response to the aforementioned complaints. It is my considered opinion that the serious nature of these complaints warrants a response. I therefore remain humbly expectant that I will be favoured with a response to my complaints.

“In this letter I wish to bring to your attention further developments that clearly demonstrate how certain Judges are failing to perform their duties in accordance with the law and to the benefit of Tendai Biti and other alleged fraudsters. There has been unforgivable violations of the Judicial Service (Code of Ethics) Regulations, 2012 – as I will outline below.

“I will also highlight how certain Judges and individuals have been working in cahoots to corruptly deny me justice. They operate like a cartel, and took the outrageous position that I should be punished by the Judiciary for raising my voice about how my lawful and undeniable rights have been violated (repeatedly). They have wrongfully taken my actions to be an insult on the Judiciary. My complaint is based on facts on record and in black and white. It cannot be swept under the carpet as simply an insult to the Judiciary,” he said.