Judicial bodies in East Africa have come out and extended condolence messages to the legal fraternity of Tanzania following the passing of Augustino Ramadhan, the country’s retired Chief Justice.
The Chief Justice succumbed to long illness on Tuesday.
Uganda’s Chief Justice Hon Bart Katureebe Magunda in a letter, described the deceased as a hardworking person who has delightfully served the whole East African community.
“The entire judiciary of Republic of Uganda share your grief and I wish to convey our condolences to the family and friends and the whole country for the unfortunate loss of a distinguished personality.” reads part of the message
The East African Court on Human and People’s Rights also mourned the loss of their former member.
In a statement by Sylvain Ore the court’s president, he described the deceased as an exemplary unshaken judge who worked hard in promoting justice and protecting of people’s rights in Africa.
“He was consistent and mentored many judges and staff, he foresaw good in everybody.”
Ore added that Augustino will also be remembered for his devoted for furthering the ideals and objectives of the African court on human and people’s rights.
Augustino passed away on April 28th 2020 at Agha Khan hospital in Dares Salaam aged 70.
He was a judge at the East African court of justice between 2001 and 2007.
He was a retired chief justice of Tanzania, served as Brigadier General in Tanzania People’s Defense Forces and was an Anglican priest.