Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli has appointed a new chief justice, Ibrahim Hamis Juma.
Professor Juma has been the country’s acting chief justice since January.
The 59 year old will be sworn in on Monday, a statement released by Gerson Msigwa, the director of presidential communications said on Sunday.
Professor Juma served as a high court judge under president Jakaya Kikwete in 2008. He was later promoted to the court of appeal in 2012.
President John Magufuli has appointed Prof Ibrahim Hamis Juma a Chief Justice. Prof Juma has been acting Chief Justice for months pic.twitter.com/oyZphibMog— The Citizen Tanzania (@TheCitizenTZ) September 10, 2017
Ibrahim Hamis Juma is preceded by retired Mohamed Chande Othman, who was earlier this year appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to review potential new information on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.
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