Court Watch

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

COURT WATCH 2017

[1st September 2017]

Move of Administration of Deceased Estates
from Harare Civil Court to Master’s Office, Harare
with effect from Monday 4th September

COURT WATCH 2017

[19th August 2017]

Judicial Service Commission to Conduct Public Interviews of
Eight Candidates for Appointment as for Appointment as Prosecutor-General

Monday 21st August

This bulletin serves as a reminder that eight candidates for appointment as Zimbabwe’s second Prosecutor-General will be interviewed in public by the Judicial Service Commission [JSC] on Monday 21st August.

COURT WATCH 2017

[22nd June 2017]

Judicial Service Commission Invites Public to Nominate Candidates
for Appointment as Next Prosecutor-General of Zimbabwe

COURT WATCH 2017

[29th March 2017]

Appointment of Chief Justice

 

COURT WATCH 2017

 [2nd March 2017]

Chief Justice Succession: The Continuing Saga

Introduction

Zimbabweans have been regaled for many years with stories about the covert race to succeed the President.  Now another saga – more open but equally political – is unfolding.  It is the race to succeed the Chief Justice, who retired at the end of February.

COURT WATCH 2016

[12th December 2016]

Interviews for Next Chief Justice Going Ahead

After a late start the Judicial Service Commission is going ahead with its public interviews of three of the candidates to succeed Chief Justice Chidyausiku as Chief Justice of Zimbabwe.

COURT WATCH 2016

[2nd December 2016]

12th December Public Interviews for Four Chief Justice Candidates

This bulletin is to remind readers that on Monday 12th December the Judicial Service Commission [JSC] will be conducting public interviews of four candidates seeking appointment as Chief Justice of Zimbabwe in succession to Chief Justice Chidyausiku.  The candidates are—

COURT WATCH 2016

[9th November 2016]

12th December Public Interviews for Four Chief Justice Candidates

The Judicial Service Commission [JSC] has announced the four candidates who have emerged from the nomination process.  There are four qualified candidates – all senior serving judges.  In order of seniority in the judicial hierarchy, the candidates are—

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