Articles tagged 'judicial service commission'

Hunt for new PG begins 15 September 2018 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has invited members of the public to nominate potential candidates to fill in the position of Prosecutor-General (PG). The position fell vacant following the resignation of Ray Goba. Currently, Kumbirai Hodzi is the acting PG. In a notice, t...
Chief magistrate's offices moved 14 September 2018 HARARE - The offices of the chief magistrate have been moved from the New Government Complex to the Harare Magistrates' Court. The Judicial Services Commission advised the public of the relocation of the office of the chief magistrate in a statement issued yesterday. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Roads near Con-Court to be closed on Wed 20 August 2018 HARARE - Sections of Samora Machel Avenue in Harare will be closed on Wednesday to make way for the presidential election petition hearing at the Constitutional Court (Con-Court). “The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) wishes to advise members of the public that on Wednesday, 22nd August, Sam...
JSC asked to probe Chigumba 20 July 2018 HARARE - The chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Luke Malaba was yesterday asked to investigate Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) judge Priscilla Chigumba for allegedly behaving “most dishonourably and in an unworthy manner” over her “appalling” handling of the electoral proces...
'Refrain from corruption' 11 July 2018 HARARE - The chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Justice Luke Malaba has warned newly-appointed magistrates to refrain from corrupt activities. Sixty magistrates were recruited by the JSC recently to plug serious staff shortages that had hit the commission after government had...
JSC invites auctioneers 9 July 2018 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is now on the hunt for another auctioneer for the resort town of Victoria Falls and Hwange following the termination of Kudakwashe Chigoma’s services. Sheriff of the High Court, Macduff Madega, announced the removal of Chigoma in a Government Gaze...
JSC appoints 18 magistrates for special courts 8 July 2018 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has designated 18 magistrates to preside over special courts that will administer justice in cases involving politically-motivated violence and intimidation. JSC, Chief Justice Luke Malaba, on Friday gazetted the names of the magistrates through G...
Exclusive courts to try graft cases 16 January 2018 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is establishing specialised anti-corruption courts throughout the country so that justice is expeditiously served on perpetrators of graft. The first two such courts are expected to be established in Harare and Bulawayo by the end of March. [Go...
Deputy Chief Justice race starts in earnest 7 January 2018 HARARE - The race to fill the vacant post of Deputy Chief Justice is starting in earnest later this month, with prospective leadership candidates exploring possibilities and prospective support in what is expected to be a crowded race. Luke Malaba’s promotion to become Chief Justice has set ...
'Decentralisation to ease High Court pressure' 15 December 2017 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has said it will soon be decentralising the High Court to other parts of the country in a bid to provide efficient service delivery to members of the public. Speaking to journalists yesterday after the appointment of eight High Court judges, judge...
Goba 'excelled' in PG interviews 25 September 2017 HARARE - Contrary to social media chatter, newly-appointed Prosecutor-General (PG), Ray Goba, came joint tops in the recent interviews by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to find a worthy candidate for the office. At the same time, constitutional experts say President Robert Mugabe's appo...
'Rita Makarau must stick to one job' 12 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau — who is also a judge of the Supreme Court and the secretary of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) — must make a choice of which particular job she would like to keep, Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has said. MDC spokesperson Ob...
JSC assigns magistrates to preside over political violence cases 4 September 2017 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has assigned three magistrates to deal with politically-motivated violence ahead of the Harare Municipality by-election. In a Government Gazette published on Friday, JSC chairperson Luke Malaba designated Elisha Singano, Victoria Mashamba and Stan...
Zuma makes JSC appointments 4 April 2017 PRETORIA - SA President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thandi Norman, Thabani Masuku  (both advocates) and Sifiso Msomi to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). The appointments were made following a consultation process with political parties represented in Parliament, the presidency said yesterda...
Recruitment freeze hits judiciary 18 March 2017 HARARE - Government must consider lifting the freeze on magistrates’ recruitment as there is a serious shortage of staff in the judiciary, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said. Speaking at a swearing in ceremony of three trainee magistrates at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday, ch...
JSC wins chief justice Supreme Court case 14 February 2017 HARARE - The Supreme Court has slapped down a High Court order which sought to bar the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from conducting public interviews to choose the country's next chief justice, ruling that the executive's plans to amend the law did not in itself nullify the Constitution. ...
JSC seeks new chief justice 19 October 2016 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has begun the hunt for a new chief justice to replace retiring Godfrey Chidyausiku. Chidyausiku retires next year and his successor is set to begin his or her term of office on March 1, 2017. “The JSC announces that a vacancy of chief justice o...
Tomana faces suspension 17 May 2016 HARARE - Embattled prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana faces suspension after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) yesterday resolved to recommend to President Robert Mugabe that he be dismissed from work. Tomana is facing criminal charges at the magistrates' court after being accused of illeg...
JSC escalates battle against Tomana 2 March 2016 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has opposed embattled Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana's application seeking an interim order stopping his possible removal from office. Tomana on Tuesday last week filed an urgent chamber application seeking to stop the setup of a tribunal that...
High Court guardroom burnt 16 January 2015 HARARE - A fire broke out at Harare’s High Court building on Wednesday night, reducing to ashes the premises’ guardroom. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) deputy secretary Walter Chikwanha refused to comment on the matter and referred the Daily News to the police. “The matter is being i...
Chiefs need law training: Makarau 28 August 2014 HARARE - Justice Rita Makarau has said traditional chiefs need to undergo basic training in customary law. Makarau, who is secretary of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Supreme Court Judge, made the remarks yesterday, before the parliamentary thematic committee on Human Rights chaired...
JSC to recruit 3 High Court 16 August 2014 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is set to hold public interviews next month to recruit three more judges for the High Court. JSC secretary Rita Makarau on Thursday briefed the media on the development. She said the commission, on March  14, 2014, advertised three judges’ posi...
Denmark to build 30 magistrates' courts 14 August 2014 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has floated a tender for the construction of new magistrates’ courts in Beitbridge, Chivi, Mwenezi, Binga, Nkayi and Victoria Falls. The courthouses will be built with funding from Denmark under the JSC-Danida partnership. Chief magistrate Mish...
Judiciary deserves praise 17 June 2014 LONDON - For a successful democracy, it is fundamental to have a free and impartial judiciary. In this country, perceptions of the judiciary have been coloured by suspicion of allegiance to Zanu PF. President Robert Mugabe has appointed the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice, judges of the...
'No politicisation of justice delivery' 18 May 2014 HARARE - Justice deputy minister Fortune Chasi has assured donors that there will be no politicisation of the justice delivery system. He said this at the unveiling of a new courthouse by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in Norton yesterday. This was after the Danish Embassy, which hel...