A source who spoke to The Zimbabwe Independent said the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) is seeking 10 new judges.
The Justice Ministry official said eight of the judges will be stationed at the High Court while two will be stationed at the Supreme Court. The official said additional judges will also be recruited next year because the Constitutional Court will have its own judges. At least seven judges will be appointed to the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court is currently manned by Supreme Court judges.
The JSC, in adverts running today, invited the public to apply for eight High Court judges and two Supreme Court judges vacancies that have arisen. According to section 178 of the constitution, a person is qualified for appointment as a judge of the High Court or Supreme Court if he or she is a Zimbabwean citizen and is at least forty years old. A person also qualifies for the job by virtue of having been:
a judge of a court with unlimited jurisdiction in civil or criminal matters in a country in which the common law is Roman-Dutch or English and English is an officially recognised language, or: For at least seven years, whether continuously or not, he or she has been qualified to practise as a legal practitioner in Zimbabwe; or in a country in which the common law is Roman–Dutch or English and English is an officially recognised language; or If he or she is a Zimbabwean citizen, in a country in which common law is English and English is an officially recognised language and is currently so qualified to practice.