Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba reportedly attained the highest marks in the interviews held by the Judicial Services Commission, as part of the process to choose the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to succeed Godfrey Chidyausiku. According to the Zimbabwe Independent, DCJ Luke Malaba scored 91 percent. He was followed closely by Justice Rita Makarau who has 90 percent. Justice Paddington Garwe scored 52 percent while Judge President George Chiweshe was absent from the interviews.
The marks have since been forwarded to Vice President and Minister of Justice Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will in turn, forward the results to the President. The President will then have to choose one of the three names as the next Chief Justice. However, Mnangagwa is against this process and wants to amend the Constitution.