The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is planning to set up a permanent Supreme Court in Bulawayo soon after completing the ongoing decentralisation of the High Court in 2018.
In an interview with The Chronicle yesterday, JSC secretary Justice Rita Makarau confirmed the development and told the paper:
The Supreme Court sits on circuit in Bulawayo once every six months and as JSC we are considering putting a permanent Supreme Court soon. In fact, once we are done with the decentralisation of the High Court, which we are concentrating on right now until 2018, we will certainly start planning on the Supreme Court.
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Makarau also revealed that the present circuit centres in Gweru, Hwange and Mutare would be upgraded to the status of permanent fully fledged High Court stations. She however said that they will roll out the stations in phases. Masvingo was the first to have a permanent seat of the superior court for a largely rural province.