Chief Justice Luke Malaba has rejected an application to have the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba investigated on allegations of incompetence, dishonesty and misconduct in her dealings at Zec. Chief Justice Malaba said the issues raised by Kwekwe-based political activist, Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo, have nothing to do with the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). Said Justice Malaba in his response written by JSC acting secretary Mr Munamato Mutevedzi,
1) The complaints which you raise in your letter relate to the alleged conduct of Honourable Justice Chigumba in the exercise of her functions as chairperson of ZEC and not as a judge of the High Court.
2) ZEC is an independent commission established in terms of section 238 of the Constitution. There are remedies provided by the Constitution and other electoral laws meant to address complaints relating to the conduct of chairpersons and commissioners of independent commissions.
3) It is within your rights to invoke those remedies if you believe that you have grounds for doing so against Honourable Chigumba as chairperson of ZEC.
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Luke Malaba is a Zimbabwean judge and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe he was appointed Chief Justice of Zimbabwe by former President Robert Mugabe with effect from the 27th of March 2017. Before that he was the acting Chief Justice after... Read More About Luke Malaba
Justice Priscilla Chigumba is a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Justice Chigumba succeded Justice Rita Makarau as the chairperson of ZEC. Chigumba was appointed the chairperson of ZEC on 31 January 2018. Read More About Priscilla Chigumba
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