Chief Justice dismisses debate on his successor as “much ado about nothing”

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku who is due to retire soon dismissed the “unfortunate debates” about his successor as “much ado about nothing.”  Speaking at the official opening of the legal year at the Constitutional Court  Chidyausiku said that all parties should note that no matter which method of selecting the Chief Justice is used, the ultimate choice is made by the President.

Chidyausiku said:

I wish to assure the profession and the public at large regards the unfortunate debate about my successor that has been going on… it is my view that the debate is much ado about nothing, it has obscured one important fact namely that no-matter which method is used to select my successor, the Chief Justice is appointed by the President..in the final analysis it is the President’s choice that he selects my successor

More: Herald

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