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JUSTICE Wilson Sandura died Wednesday at a Harare Hospital from injuries sustained in a February 28 car crash, his family has confirmed.

The former Supreme Court judge was 74. He is survived by wife Caroline, three children and three grandchildren.

Sandura, who retired in 2011, is widely remembered for the for the 1989 commission of inquiry into the Willowgate scandal which resulted in the resignation of five ministers.

One of the ministers, Maurice Nyagumbo, later committed suicide after being charged.

Sandura’s wife confirmed his passing.

“I can confirm that Justice Sandura has passed on. The death was due to injuries he sustained when he was involved in a car accident near his rural homestead in Madziva on February 28,” she said.

“On that day, he was rushed to Mt Darwin Hospital before being referred to Shashe Hospital in Bindura. On that same day, he was transferred to the Avenues Clinic where he was admitted until his death today.

“We all thought he was improving, but we were surprised to hear of his collapse around 12:30pm. The doctors tried their best, but he finally passed away.”

Sandura was a judge for close to 30 years, having joined the High court in 1983 where he would serve until 1997.

He joined the Supreme Court 1998, serving until his retirement from the bench on July 29, 2011.

Source : New Zimbabwe