Judges Demanding Review Of Working Conditions

Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, chairman of the High Court Workers Committee, disclosed in a memorandum written to Chiweshe that judges were not happy with their working conditions.

“Owing to the numerous changes judges are no longer certain of the exact nature of their conditions of service. High court judges are therefore requesting through your good offices provision of updated consolidated copies of their current conditions of service. Your urgent attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated,” Justice Bhunu wrote in his memorandum.

Last year Chiweshe infuriated judges when he accused them of dressing shabbily. The judges responded by demanding a supply of new clothing and shoes.

In 2008, the judges benefitted from the benevolence of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe which donated houses, television sets, computers and vehicles to them.