Judicial Service Commission

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Act

The Act was published in a Government Gazette Extraordinary on 7th September 2017.    The date of commencement, therefore, is 7th September 2017. 

The main effect of the amendment is to change the procedure for the appointment of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and the Judge President of the High Court.  These appointments will now be made by the President after consultation with the Judicial Service Commission.

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill, 2016 (H.B. 15, 2016)

On 9th December 2016 the Permanent Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs revealed in an affidavit produced during High Court proceedings before Mr Justice Hungwe that Vice-President Mnangagwa, in his capacity as Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, had very recently sought Cabinet approval of his proposal to amend section 180 of the Constitution to change the procedure for the appointment of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and the Judge President of the High Court.  The proposed amendment would allow the President to make appointments to these t

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