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First black justice named to Zimbabwe's high court

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY CLARA GERMANI / July 23, 1981



Salisbury, Zimbabwe

Telford Georges, a West Indian professor and former chief justice of Tanzania , was appointed the first black judge on Zimbabwe's Supreme Court. The government announced he would take his post on the four-man court -- all white since the days of minority rule in the former Rhodesia -- on Aug. 1.Professor Georges, born in Dominica, West Indies, came to Zimbabwe last December as a government adviser. Previously he was a chief justice in Tanzania for six years.

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