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11 new judges appointed

by Staff reporter
13 Jun 2024 at 06:47hrs | Views
President Mnangagwa has appointed 10 new judges to the High Court and one to the Administrative Court, following public interviews conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) last month. 
The new judges will be sworn in next Monday. Additionally, Masvingo-based High Court Judge, Justice Garainesu Mawadze, has been appointed Deputy Judge President, assisting Justice Mary Zimba-Dube, the head of the High Court.
The new High Court judges are:

    Ms. Faith Mushure
    Mr. Ngoni Nduna
    Mr. Regis Demure
    Ms. Philipa Phillips
    Mr. Gibson Mandaza
    Mr. Joel Mambara
    Mr. Naison Chivayo
    Mrs. Vivian Ndlovu
    Mr. Sijabuliso Siziba
    Mr. Mpokiseng Dube

Mr. Maxwell Kaitano has been appointed as the new Administrative Court judge.

The appointments replace judges who have either died, resigned, or were removed from office. The vacancy in the Administrative Court followed the retirement of Justice Herbert Mandeya.

JSC Secretary, Mr. Walter Chikwana, confirmed the appointments and noted that preparations for the swearing-in ceremony are underway. The process involved public interviews for new judges, with the JSC recommending candidates to the President, who can either accept the recommendations or request a new list.

According to the Constitution, a person must be at least 40 years old and have been qualified to practice as a legal practitioner for at least 10 years in Zimbabwe or any country with the same common law system, to be appointed as a High Court judge.

Source - The Herald