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Mnangagwa Names New Judges Of the High Court

Zimbabwean judges in long red robes and horsehair wigs, a throwback to an era of British Colonial rule, at the official beginning of their 2017 duties, in Harare, Monday Jan. 16, 2017. President Robert Mugabe has sparred with Britain for decades and denounces the West for what he calls a neo-colonial attitude, but he has a soft spot for a traditional etiquette and a dress code in the courts that even Britain has partly dropped. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

President Mnangagwa has appointed nine judges to fill the vacant positions of the High Court and strengthen the court.

The President’s nod to appoint the new judges comes after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) sent its recommendations of the successful candidates in the public interviews held last month.

Munamato Mutevedzi, Rogers Manyagadze Foroma, Chipo Annie-Lucy Mungwari, Elijah Makomo, Never Katiyo, Joseph Chilimbe, Bongani Ndlovu, Samuel Deme and Catherine Kate Bachi-Muzawazi are expected to be sworn-in tomorrow.

The nine were among the 35 candidates interviewed to fill the vacant positions of High Court.

The JSC submits its recommended list to the President, who may assent to the names or ask the JSC to submit a fresh set of names.

While a recent amendment to the Constitution allows the promotion of judges from the High Court to the Supreme and Constitutional Courts without further public interviews, these are still required for entry to the bench. -ZimbabweMail

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