Outgoing Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku is today expected to deliver a key note address to mark the official opening of the 2017 Legal Year and launch the Judicial Service Commission Law Reports at the Constitutional Court. High-ranking Government officials, members of the legal fraternity and diplomats are among the invited guests.
The event runs concurrently with similar events in Bulawayo and Masvingo. Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba will officiate at the Bulawayo High Court, while Judge President Justice George Chiweshe will do the same in Masvingo. Chief Justice Chidyausiku is going on retirement at the end of next month when he reaches the mandatory age of 70. Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba is likely to take over in an acting capacity in March pending the amendment of the Constitution to facilitate the appointment of the new Chief Justice.