Court Watch

COURT WATCH 7/2020

[26th May 2020]

High Court Protects Value of US Dollar Deposits

In an important judgment delivered on the 14th May, High Court Judge Happias Zhou declared that a directive issued by the Reserve Bank under the Exchange Control Act was unconstitutional because, by converting existing bank deposits from US dollars to RTGS dollars at a rate of one US dollar to one RTGS dollar, it effectively devalued the deposits.

COURT WATCH 6/2020

[8th May 2020]

COVID-19:  High Court Orders ZBC and Government Ministers to Improve

Dissemination of Information to the Deaf and the Blind

Provisional Order Against Ministers About to become Permanent?

COURT WATCH 5/2020

[4th May 2020]

Chief Justice’s Practice Direction 3 of 2020

Operational Directions for the Courts During Following Periods:

(1) 4th to 10th May and (2) 11th May until End of Level 2 Lockdown

COURT WATCH 4/2020

[22nd April 2020]

Chief Justice’s Practice Direction 2 of 2020 on

Court Operations during the Extension of the National Shutdown

COURT WATCH 3/2020

[30th March 2020]

Chief Justice’s Practice Direction 1 of 2020 on

Court Operations during the 21-day National Shutdown

The Chief Justice yesterday issued the following self-explanatory Practice Direction effective from today, Monday 30th March 2020 and until Sunday 19th April, unless earlier extended.

PRACTICE DIRECTION 1 OF 2020

COURT WATCH 2/2020

[24th March 2020]

COVID-19 Protection Measures for All Zimbabwe’s Courts

Introduction

COURT WATCH 1/2020

[14 January 2020]

Theme for the 2020 Legal Year:

“Transparency and Accountability”

Introduction

COURT WATCH 10/2019

[8th November 2019]

Constitutional Court’s Full Judgment Explaining Why the Court

Dismissed Mr Chamisa’s 2018 Presidential Election Petition

COURT WATCH 9/2019

[31st July 2019]

The Right to Bail

Introduction

COURT WATCH 8/2019

[12th June 2019]

Judicial Service Commission to Conduct Public Interviews of

Five Candidates for Appointment as Supreme Court Judges

Wednesday 19th June 2019

COURT WATCH 7/2019

[22nd May 2019]

Public Prosecutors

COURT WATCH 6/2019

[8th May 2019]

Corporal Punishment : When the Beating Had to Stop

Introduction

COURT WATCH 5/2019

[20th March 2019]

The New Standard Scale of Fines: In force since 20th February 2019

Section 27 of the Finance Act, 2019 (No. 1 of 2019) [link] introduced a new Standard Scale of Fines with effect from 20th February 2019, the date on which the Act was published in the Government Gazette and became law.  The new standard scale is reflected in columns 1 and 2 of the table below.

COURT WATCH 4/2019

[26th February 2019]

Appointment of Mr Kumbirai Hodzi as Prosecutor-General Gazetted:

Disengagement of Police and Military Prosecutors

COURT WATCH 3/2019

[12th February January 2019]

Criminal Abuse of Office – What is it?

COURT WATCH 2/2019

[9th February 2019]

The Chief Justice’s Theme for the 2019 Legal Year:

“Consolidation of the Rule of Law”

COURT WATCH 1/2019

[30th January 2019]

The Internet Shutdown: The High Court’s Ruling of 21st January 

On Tuesday 15th January, the second day of a stay-away called by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, all Internet services across the country were terminated under government directives.  Econet, the country’s largest mobile telecommunications operator and Internet service provider [ISP], issued the following statement to its subscribers:

COURT WATCH 3/2018

31st October 2018

Public Interviews of Candidates for Position of

Prosecutor-General of Zimbabwe: 1st and 2nd November 2018

On Thursday 1st November, starting at 9 am, the Judicial Service Commission will start interviewing ten candidates listed below for appointment to the post of Prosecutor-General. 

COURT WATCH 2/2018

17th September 2018

Judicial Service Commission Calls for Nominations for Position of

Prosecutor-General of Zimbabwe

 

POSITION ADVERTISEMENT

POSITION OF PROSECUTOR-GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE

COURT WATCH 1/2018

[26th March 2018]

Presidential Clemency Order : Commutation of Death Sentences

Reduction of Other Sentences

Clemency for Certain Death Row Prisoners

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