COURT OPERATIONS DURING THE EXTENDED LEVEL IV COVID-19 NATIONAL LOCKDOWN PERIOD
1. This Practice Direction is issued to replace operational instructions announced in Practice Directions 6 to 8 of 2021.
2. It applies to the Constitutional Court; the Supreme Court; the High Court (including the offices of the Master and the Sheriff); the Labour Court; the Administrative Court; and the Magistrates’ Court (including the Messenger of Court) in Zimbabwe.
3. Court operations shall proceed in the manner set out in this Practice Direction subject to the requirements of paragraphs 10, 11, 12, and 13 and in compliance with strict health protocols and regulations.
4. The filing and processing of new cases, processes, documents, pleadings, papers and court orders, including service and execution by the Sheriff and the Messenger of Court, shall be done in terms of the applicable Court Rules, legislation or court order.