Articles tagged 'luke malaba'

CJ bemoans magistrates' shortage 30 March 2018 HARARE - Chief Justice Luke Malaba has urged government to lift the recruitment freeze of magistrates. This came as government opened five new anti-corruption courts in Harare and Bulawayo yesterday. Speaking at the unveiling of the courts, Malaba said the shortage of magistrates across the...
Malaba dismisses Mphoko's $50m suit against Daily News 28 September 2017 HARARE - Chief Justice Luke Malaba has dismissed an appeal by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko challenging the High Court ruling dismissing his bid for rescission of judgment in his staggering $50 million defamation claim against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — the publishers of the Da...
Chief Justice Bill awaits Mugabe assent 5 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is expected to sign into law this week a Bill that restores his singular authority to name the Chief Justice. Parliament passed the controversial Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill last month, with the Bill rammed through both houses through Zanu P...
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...
Speaker rejects secret ballot on CJ Bill 21 June 2017 HARARE - Acting National Assembly Speaker Reuben Marumahoko yesterday blocked an opposition motion seeking to have voting on the proposed Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill  taken by secret ballot, as pressure mounted to ditch the proposed  controversial amendment. The proposed Bi...
Mugabe declares Chidyausiku national hero 8 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF have declared the late former long-serving Chief Justice, Godfrey Chidyausiku, a national hero. Chidyausiku died in a South African hospital last Wednesday where he was receiving medical attention for liver and kidney-related problems. He left th...
Ex-chief justice Chidyausiku dies 4 May 2017 HARARE - Former long-serving chief justice, Godfrey Chidyausiku, died in a South African hospital yesterday, where he was receiving medical attention for an undisclosed illness. Chidyausiku left the bench two months ago after he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70, having led the judici...
Malaba sworn in as chief justice 7 April 2017 HARARE - Luke Malaba was yesterday sworn in as Zimbabwe’s Chief Justice by President Robert Mugabe, succeeding retired Godfrey Chidyausiku. Chidyausiku stepped down after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. In his acceptance speech, the 65-year-old revered judge pledged to ensure i...
Chief Justice Bill to be tabled today 6 April 2017 HARARE - Lawmakers will start debating the proposed Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill today, days after President Robert Mugabe’s appointment of Justice Luke Malaba as Chief Justice of Zimbabwe. This comes as Malaba is set to take judicial oath today. The proposed bill seeks t...
What to expect from a Malaba reign 2 April 2017 KENT - Although Chief Justice (CJ) Luke Malaba will only have four years in office, he could still leave a remarkable legacy as head of the judicial arm of the State. He has nothing to lose. In fact, with only four years, he has a great incentive to do more and better as he won't have the oppo...
Unanimous endorsement for Malaba 31 March 2017 HARARE - The National Assembly has unanimously applauded President Robert Mugabe’s appointment of Luke Malaba as the new Chief Justice (CJ), with lawmakers across the political divide describing him as a jurist with a consistent record of fidelity to the Constitution, along with wisdom, integrity...
Date set for Malaba swearing-in 30 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's senior most judge, Luke Malaba, will be sworn in on April 6, as Chief Justice, just over a month after the top judge Godfrey Chidyausiku retired after reaching the mandatory age of 70. Malaba — who has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline, and h...
Kudos to you Mr President 30 March 2017 HARARE - Following the appointment of seasoned jurist Luke Malaba as the country’s chief justice - to replace the outgoing Godfrey Chidyausiku - we applaud President Robert Mugabe's decision to appoint this experienced lawman at a time when the process risked degenerating into a complete farce du...
Malaba set to become new CJ 29 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, wily as ever, has once again run rings around brawling Zanu PF factions over the appointment of the country's new chief justice — after he apparently picked the highly-regarded jurist, Luke Malaba, to succeed Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku who retired from the bench...
Chief Justice vacancy  interviews on Monday 3 December 2016 HARARE - The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) will hold public interviews on Monday to fill the chief justice (CJ) vacancy. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku is retiring from the Bench at the end of February, stepping down from the most powerful position in the judiciary after joining the Su...
Con-Court slams 'incompetent' lawyers 13 October 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has warned that it will flex its muscle on lawyers that fail to properly advise their clients and threatened to slap them with costs for presenting such cases. Deputy chief justice Luke Malaba said this during the hearing of a case in which the Zim...
'Mnangagwa not Justice minister' 2 July 2015 HARARE - In a view that could have far-reaching implications, the country’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, said yesterday that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not Justice minister as it was not admissible at law for him to hold the two offices at the same time. “Who says he (Mn...
Court scoffs at Mugabe's nude WhatsApp pic 29 January 2015 HARARE - Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba has blasted as “confused” the State case against a Bulawayo girl who allegedly sent President Robert Mugabe’s “nude” picture on WhatsApp. Malaba was commenting on the case of Shantel Rusike, who stands accused of undermining the authority and insulting...
Majome infuriates Con-Court 26 June 2014 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has blasted Jessie Majome, the MP for Harare West, for seeking postponement at short notice of a hearing of her application seeking to force the State broadcaster ZBC to encrypt its signal so that it is only received by those who wish to associate with its “biase...