Judges unhappy with conditions of service

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The Financial Gazette reports that some members of the judiciary system are unhappy with their conditions of service.  This emerged recently when the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) panel interviewed prospective judges for the Supreme Court where interviewees inadvertently gave the public a peek into their private lives.

When Justice Priscilla Chigumba was asked by the chairman of the JSC, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, who queried her sense of propriety as to include him and the Judge President, Justice George Chiweshe, in her CV as her referees when it was very clear that the two would appear prominently on the panel that would be interviewing her, she made it clear that she has been hunting for jobs in the region, a sign of dissatisfaction.

Newly-appointed head of the High Court in Masvingo, Justice Joseph Mafusire, who also included Judge President Chiweshe as a referee on his CV, was also taken to task over it. He, however, went on to reveal that he is in debt and the irregular pay dates do not make his situation any better when his creditors call on him, with one case involving a bank loan having been written in the press.

More: Financial Gazette


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