Chitungwiza resident magistrate Kudakwashe Stewart Jarabini (36) died on Wednesday at around midnight on his way to RMC Hospital with reports suggesting he succumbed to typhoid.
Jarabini who was based at the Chitungwiza Magistrates’ Courts, will be buried on Saturday 11am at Glen Forest in Harare. Family spokesperson Shamah Chidhakwa-Bhero said Mr Jarabini’s death robbed them of a loving brother.
“He was a pillar of strength to the family and could go out of his way to assist anyone who needed help. It is a great loss to the family and friends for he was like a father than a brother to us.”
Chief Magistrate Mr Mishrod Guvamombe said “We learnt with a deep sense of shock of Mr Jarabini’s sudden passing on and the entire magistracy has been plunged into deep mourning,” he said.
“As we grieve, we pass our condolences to the Jarabini family and particularly his wife, Memory. What makes his death more painful is that he was our hope in a lot of ways.
“He was a young man whom we tutored from the time he joined the magistracy. There were many administrative challenges at the time he took charge at Chitungwiza Court.”
Mr Jarabini was born on February 1, 1978 in Marondera; he attended Madzivire Primary School and did his secondary education at Ranch School in Chivhu from 1987 to 1998.
He completed his Advanced Levels at St Francis Xavier’s Kutama College in Zvimba from 1999 to 2000 and went to Fort Hare University in South Africa and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree.
Mr Jarabini was appointed into the Judicial Service Commission on May 10, 2006 as a trainee magistrate at Harare Magistrates’ Court and was sworn in as a magistrate in 2007.
He was transferred from Harare Magistrates Court to Chitungwiza Magistrates’ Court on September 2012 as resident magistrate.
He is survived by his wife Memory.