New Court of Appeal judge sworn in


16-August-2012

Mr Msoffe takes his oaths before President Michel

Mr Msoffe, a Tanzanian national, took his Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath in a ceremony also attended by Vice-President Danny Faure, the President of the Court of Appeal Francis MacGregor, acting Chief Justice D. Karunaikaran, other judges of the Appeal and Supreme courts, senior judiciary officials and members of the Constitutional Appointments Authority (CAA).

Along with Mathilda Twomey, Mr Msoffe will be a non-resident judge of the Court of Appeal.
 
Justices MacGregor and Anthony Fernando are two judges of the Court of Appeal who are resident in Seychelles.

The appointment of Mr Msoffe by the President, acting on recommendation of the CAA, is for a five-year term.

Mr Msoffe, 64, was formerly Justice of the Court of Appeal of Tanzania, having been appointed to the post in 2004. Prior to this post, he was appointed to Judge of the High Court of Tanzania in 1993 and Judge in Charge of the Dodoma High Court in Tanzania in 1997. 

Justice Msoffe has a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the University of Dar es Salaam.
Following graduation he was a Resident Magistrate (1973-1977) and then a Senior Magistrate in Tanzania (1981-85). From January to September 1985, Mr Msoffe was seconded to Seychelles as a Senior Magistrate.

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