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Chief Justice interviews matter to go for public scrutiny

by Staff reporter
09 Dec 2016 at 06:17hrs | Views

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has requested that the matter in which a University of Zimbabwe law student is seeking to stop interviews for a new Chief Justice, be subjected to public scrutiny, as it affects the country's Constitution.

Romeo Zibani, who is in his fourth year, filed an urgent High Court application on Wednesday, arguing that the process to select Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku's successor was unfair and not transparent.

He cited the JSC, President Robert Mugabe, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Justice Chidyausiku, his deputy, Justice Luke Malaba, Justice Paddington Garwe, Justice Rita Makarau and Judge President George Chiweshe, as first to eighth respondents respectively.

Zibani, who is represented by Venturas and Samukange Legal Practitioners, said he was challenging the composition of the panel set to interview the fifth to eight respondents.

Source - newsday