CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba yesterday swore in eight new commissioners of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) in compliance with the Constitution which requires the appointment of 13 commissioners.
Supreme Court judge Chinembiri Bhunu, chief magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi, Thandaza Masiye Moyo, Misheck Hogwe, Nokuthula Moyo, Rosalie Kumbirai Katsande, Francis Chingozho and Trish Jasi, were appointed as commissioners. The swearing-in ceremony, held at the Constitutional Court, Mashonganyika Building, was also attended by Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi.
The eight are to join the other members of the commission, who include Malaba, deputy chief justice Elizabeth Gwaunza, judge president George Chiweshe, Attorney-General Prince Machaya and Public Service Commission chairperson Vincent Hungwe.
The new commission replaces the previous one, which comprised among others, High Court judge Happias Zhou, former chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe, former Law Society of Zimbabwe president Lloyd Mhishi, accountant Priscilla Mutembwi and two other lawyers — Priscilla Madzonga and Josphat Tshuma.