Chief Justice's Practice Direction 02-2016

DEALING WITH QUERIES IN CHAMBER MATTERS

1. Application
This Practice Direction applies to the Supreme Court and High Court of Zimbabwe.

2. General Note
In order to ensure that litigants prosecute their matters to finality the following changes to the current practice take effect from the 1st of September 2016.

3. Queries in chamber matters
3.1 In determining the fate of a chamber application a Judge may raise such queries as he or she may consider pertinent to the disposal of the application.
3.2 Any query raised in terms of subparagraph (3.1) shall be attended to promptly and, in any event. not later than 30 days from the date on which the query was raised.
3.3 Where a query so raised by a Judge has not been attended to within the period stipulated in subparagraph (3.2), the chamber application shall be dismissed by the Registrar.

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