Fidelis Munyoro Chief Reporter
President Mnangagwa has appointed two new judges to the Supreme Court bench to beef up human capital and ease the workload of the appellate court.
Justices Nicholas Mathonsi and Charles Hungwe were among five High Court judges who were last week interviewed to fill two vacancies at the Supreme Court.
Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi yesterday confirmed the development, saying the appointment is with immediate effect.
“The President has — with immediate effect — appointed Justices Charles Hungwe and Nicholas Mathonsi to the Supreme Court bench,” he said, without giving finer details.
They will be sworn in on Tuesday next week.
The other judges who participated in the interviews were Justices Alfas Chitakunye, Felistaus Chitakunye and Samuel Kudya.
Justice Hungwe is currently working in Lesotho following his secondment to that country’s High Court bench.
The appointment of the two follows public interviews that were conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) last week in terms of the Constitution, which seeks to increase transparency and enhance good governance.
After the interviews, the JSC sent a list of “qualified persons as nominees” for the two posts, from which President Mnangagwa considered to make the appointment, in accordance with Section 180(5) of the Constitution.