Public Interviews For New Zim Judges Begin

Public interviews for the 46 candidates aspiring to fill in the six vacancies that have arisen at the High Court will commence from Wednesday morning in Harare.

The Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), Justice Rita Makarau confirmed the development, saying the interviews will be held between Wednesday and Saturday this week.

She added that applicants were grouped into four categories with the first group of 11 people to be interviewed this Wednesday comprising Labour Court judges and officers from the Attorney General’s office.

The second group of 13 will be interviewed on Thursday and is composed of lawyers in private practice, while the 3rd group of 11 will be interviewed on Friday.

The group is made up of lawyers in the corporate world, from the ngo’s and the academia.

Justice Makarau also said the last group of 11 candidates will be interviewed on Saturday and consists of magistrates and lawyers practising in the diaspora.

The public interviews are in line with Section 180 of the new constitution which requires the JSC to interview suitably qualified persons and second the shortlisted candidates to the President.