Court Watch

COURT WATCH 14/2020

[26th September 2020]

Public Interviews of Candidates for Appointment as

Judges of the Constitutional Court:
Monday 28th September at Meikles Hotel

The public interviews of the following candidates for appointment will take place on Monday 28th September in the Stewart Room at Meikles Hotel, Harare.

COURT WATCH 13/2020

[4th September 2020]

Postponement to Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September:
Public Interviews of Candidates for Appointment as

Judges of Constitutional Court

COURT WATCH 11/2020

[8th August 2020]

Public Interviews for Five Constitutional Court Judges

Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th September

COURT WATCH 10/2020

[15th June 2020]

Separation of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court

Reminder: Deadline for Nominations for Five Vacancies for Constitutional Court Judges is 30th June

Introduction

COURT WATCH 9/2020

[5th June 2020]

Five Vacancies on Constitutional Court:

JSC Invites Public to Nominate Candidates to Fill Them

Five vacancies have existed on the Constitutional Court since 22nd May.

COURT WATCH 8/2020

[2nd June 2020]

High Court (Commercial Division) Rules, 2020 Gazetted and In Force

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

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