UZ law student approaches High Court in a bid to stop Chief Justice interviews

Romeo Zibani who is a fourth year law student at the University of Zimbabwe has approached the High Court in an effort to stop next week’s interviews for the soon-to-be-vacant Chief Justice position, arguing the process was unfair and was not transparent.

The student, Romeo Zibani, cited the JSC, President Robert Mugabe, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, his deputy, Justice Luke Malaba, Justice Paddington Garwe, Justice Rita Makarau and Judge President George Chiweshe, as the first to eighth respondents, respectively, in summons filed at the High Court last night.

Zibani, who is represented by Venturas and Samukange, said he was challenging the composition of the JSC panel set to interview the fifth to eight respondents and argues the shortlisted candidates were either friends, colleagues or bosses of the interviewing panel and this could be best described as an “incestuous” relationship. The JSC is represented by Addington Chinake of Kantor and Immerman, who as NewsDay reports, was not reachable for comment last night.

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