ConCourt Nullifies Constitutional Amendment Which Gives The President Powers To Appoint CJ, Deputy And High Court JP

The Constitutional Court has this Tuesday nullified the Constitutional Amendment Number 1 of 2017 which sought to empower the president with powers to appoint High CourtChief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Judge President in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission.
The ConCourt’s ruling was on the basis that the Senate did not reach the two-thirds threshold when Senators voted to pass the Bill.

The development comes when the ruling ZANU PF is also pushing for a Constitutional Amendment which among other things seeks to repeal the Presidential running mates.

The bill also intends to raise the tenure of Judges.

More: The Herald

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