Legal experts, Veritas have tipped Rita Makarau to become Zimbabwe’s first female Chief Justice. Only 4 candidates are left and the other candidates in the race are Deputy Chief Justice, Luke Malaba, Supreme Court Judge, Paddington Garwe and Judge President, George Chiweshe.
Veritas notes that all the three men in the race have been career judicial officers, unlike Makarau, who also has private practice experience. The four will appear at public interviews to be held in the capital on December 12. Meanwhile, Veritas has noted with concern that there are two vacancies on the Judicial Services Commission that have not been filled.
After this article appeared as is above, Veritas Zimbabwe said:
Veritas was misquoted in this article – our original Bulletin simply gave background facts on the 4 candidates & did not hint towards anyone https://t.co/aGVRSl0Tg0
— Veritas Zimbabwe (@veritaszim) November 14, 2016