constitutional court

CCZ 2020-13 Mpofu v ZERA & 2 Others

HLATSHWA YO JCC: This is a court application made in terms of s 85 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe (No. 20) Act, 2013 ('the Constitution'), which section provides for direct access to this Court in the pursuance of the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms as enshrined in Chapter 4 of the Constitution, and also, alternatively, direct access ostensibly motivated pursuant to s 167(5) of the Constitution.

CCZ 2020-09 S v Nyengera

In February 2015 the applicant was charged in the magistrates’ court at Bulawayo with fraud as defined in s 136 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] (“the Criminal Law Code”). The background to the charge is that the applicant was the legal practitioner representing one Lungisani Sibanda (“Lungisani”), who was serving a seven-year prison sentence at Khami Maximum Prison for the offence of car theft.

CCZ 2020-08 S v Mukondo

The applicant was employed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police as the Officer-In-Charge of Guruve Criminal Investigation Department. On 24 October 2014 he was arraigned before the magistrate’s court facing a charge of bribery, as defined in s 170(1)(a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] (“the Criminal Law Code”).

COURT WATCH 14/2020 - Reminder: Con Court Judges Interviews - Monday 28th September


[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.

Constitution Watch 10/2020 - Con Court Orders Implementation of section 210 of Constitution


[24th September 2020]

Court Case to Compel Implementation of Section 210 of Constitution

Success At Last

Section 210 of the Constitution states:

“An Act of Parliament must provide an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of the public about misconduct on the part of members of the security services, and for remedying any harm caused by such misconduct.”

CCZ-14 Chironga & Another v Minister of Justice, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs & Others CCZ 14/20

HLATSHWAYO JCC: One of the crucial elements of the new constitutional dispension ushered in by the 2013 Constitution is to make a decisive break from turning a blind eye to constitutional obligations. To achieve this goal, the drafters of the Zimbabwean Constitution Amendment (No.20) Act, 2013 (“the Constitution”) adopted the rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution as some of the core founding values and principles of our constitutional democracy.

JSC Invites Public to Nominate Candidates for 5 Constitutional Court Vacancies

The Judicial Service Commission [JSC] has published a Position Advertisement announcing five vacancies in the Constitutional Court and inviting members of the public, in terms of section 180(4)(b) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, to nominate suitably qualified persons to fill these positions.  The advertisement states the qualifications for appointment as a Constitutional Court judge and the procedure for submitting nominations to the JSC.  The complete advertisement is the first downloadable document below.

CCZ 2019-21 Nelson Chamisa and 24 Ors v Emmerson Mnangagwa - Election Petition

MALABA CJ: On 24 August 2018 the Constitutional Court (“the Court”) handed down the abridged version of the judgment in the case in which the applicant challenged the validity of the Presidential election held on 30 July 2018. The order made was in these terms -
The application ought to be dismissed.
In the result, the following order is made –


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