President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed two new judges to the Supreme Court bench to ease the workload for the Court of Appeal.
The two are Justices are Nicholas Mathonsi and Charles Hungwe who were among the five High Court judges who were last week interviewed to fill two vacancies at the Supreme Court.
The other three judges who were interviewed are Justices Alfas Chitakunye, Felistaus Chitakunye and Samuel Kudya.
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A Herald report gives short profiles of the two Justices:
Justice Hungwe is currently working in Lesotho following his secondment to that country’s High Court bench.
A lawyer by profession Justice Hungwe served the High Court bench for almost 20 years. He joined the High Court bench in 2000.
Justice Mathonsi joined the High Court bench in 2010. He has worked both at the Harare and Bulawayo courts.
In 2015, the late former Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku named Justice Mathonsi as one of the top performing and hardworking judges.
Opening the 2015 legal year in Harare, the late former Chief Justice singled out Justice Mathonsi for special mention after the former Harare High Court judge wrote a staggering 72 judgments in 2014.
More: The Herald