The president of Zimbabwe has appointed 5 new judges to join the bench at High court. These are renowned Advocate Webster Chinamhora, a lawyer from Bulawayo Christopher Dube-Banda,labour court judge Evengelista Kabasa, Zimra head legal department Siyabona Msithu and Sunsley Zisengwe. The new judges are set to be sworn in just before the start of the third legal term.
The 5 were among the 18 candidates nominated for the post. They gave lasting impressions at the public interviews held a few months ago. The JSC acting secretary Mr Walter Chikwanha confirmed that appointment of the 5 and said that they are going to be sworn in on the 4th of September 2019.
The five were among the top perfomers that were recommended to the president by the JSC. According to the Constitution of Zimbabwe judges are appointed by the president. The new appointments are set to ease pressure on the current judges at high court who are swamped with a high workload. This was also highlighted by the chief justice Luke Malaba at the opening of the 2019 legal year where he lamented immense pressure on high court judges.