Former Senior Puisne Judge (SPJ) Bibi Rehana Mungly-Gulbul, 61, has been appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice by President of the Republic Prithvirajsing Roopun after consultation with the Prime Minister.
She becomes the first woman in the history of Mauritius to hold the post.
Defi Media announced that the appointment was announced in a press release issued by the State House on Tuesday, November 16. It takes effect on November 18.
Outgoing Chief Justice Asraf Caunhye, 67, retired today after spending 20 years at the Supreme Court and one year as Chief Justice. He was appointed judge in May 2001. Further changes are expected within the judiciary.
Judge Nirmala Devat will be named Senior Puisne Judge (SPJ), the second most important position in the judiciary. Judges David Chan Kan Cheong and Rita Teelock will become the Supreme Court’s No.s 3 and 4 respectively.
Mrs Mungly-Gulbul is the wife of lawyer Raouf Gulbul.