Death of former Justice Andre Sauzier |14 May 2014
President Michel sends condolences
President James Michel has sent a message of condolence to the Sauzier family, following the passing away on Monday May 12 of André Sauzier, former Justice of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of Seychelles.
“It is with profound sadness that I have learnt of the death of your husband Justice André Sauzier. I join with so many others who knew and respected Judge Sauzier in offering my deepest sympathy to you, your children and all your relatives,” said Mr Michel in a letter to Mr Sauzier’s widow, Michelle.
“While words alone can never assuage the personal sense of grief and loss that you and your family are feeling, I hope it may provide some measure of consolation to witness the respect, reverence and love in which Justice Sauzier was held. I wish to add my voice, and that of the government and people of Seychelles to this chorus that celebrates Justice Sauzier’s life.”
President Michel said that in the coming days, Justice Sauzier will have many richly deserved tributes paid to his memory, celebrating his achievements and reflecting his personal integrity.
He said that Justice Sauzier, who was born in Mauritius, undertook to develop the rich jurisprudence of the country he adopted as his own.
“He was formidable in his perspicacity, clarity, fairness and impartiality both in criminal and civil cases. He never sought the limelight but sought to do justice in his own quiet, inimitable and efficient way. Justice Sauzier was highly respected and not a day goes by in the Seychelles courts without one of his judgments being cited.”
The President ended his message by saying Justice Sauzier will be sadly missed in Seychelles, but that his legacy will live on.