Speaking at the launch of the University of Zimbabwe Law Journal held at the University of Zimbabwe on Friday, Chief Justice Luke Malaba challenged lawyers to come up with robust criticism of court decisions.
We expect robust criticism. We expect tearing apart of these decisions. If you cannot, please don’t attempt. We don’t expect articles which are published because the writer expects to be quoted in a judgment. We are not there for that purpose. If the standard of the article is so high and that it ceases to be just an opinion, certainly it is our duty as a court to cite that article with pride.
Dean of Law Dr Innocent Maja welcomed the challenge and said as the academia and academics they will exercise their independence to give Chief Justice Malaba that particular robust criticism to the judgments that are coming.