Chief Justice

Speech by the Honourable Mr Justice Luke Malaba, Chief Justice of Zimbabwe - Official Opening of the 2019 Legal Year

INTRODUCTION
Mr Acting Prosecutor-General, Mr Attorney-General, and Advocate Matinenga, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to this occasion which marks the beginning of the 2019 Legal Year. The ceremony has become a permanent feature on the legal calendar. It presents an avenue through which the Judiciary can account to the public for what it has done in the administration of justice during the past year.

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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