Public Interviews For Supreme Court Judges Set For Tuesday

Harare, July 14, 2014-10 short listed candidates for the Supreme Court will be interviewed in public at Rainbow Towers on Tuesday.

The 15th of July marks a new dispensation in the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as 10 judges will be undergoing interviews in public for the positions of Supreme Court judges. 

The 10 judges will be battling to fill in three positions which are vacant at the Mashonganyika Building.

The 10 High Court judges, who have been short listed by the JSC will be grilled by 10 judicial service commissioners. 

Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court,  Walter Chikwanha told the ZBC News that everything is in place to ensure the interviews are a success. 

Chikwanha said journalists will be allowed to record the interview proceedings, adding that members of the public are free to attend.

In terms of the new constitution, after the interviews, the JSC will short list nine candidates, whose names will be recommended to the President for the top positions. 

The 10 candidates were nominated by the public and the President in terms of the new constitution.

The old constitution empowered the President, in consultation with the JSC, to appoint Supreme Court judges. 

However, the new supreme law of the land has given the public an opportunity in the nomination process of candidates.

According to the programme, each judge will be grilled for more than 40 minutes in the interviews expected to start at 9.00 am. and ending at 18.30 in the evening.

The 10 are Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, Justice Susan Mavhangira, Justice Tendai Uchena, Justice Nicholas Mathonsi, Justice Lavenda Makoni, Justice Happious Zhou, Justice Charles Hungwe, Justice

Euna Makamure and Justice Mercy Moyamachanga.