COURT WATCH 14/2020 - Reminder: Con Court Judges Interviews - Monday 28th September


[26th September 2020]

Public Interviews of Candidates for Appointment as

Judges of the Constitutional Court:
Monday 28th September at Meikles Hotel

The public interviews of the following candidates for appointment will take place on Monday 28th September in the Stewart Room at Meikles Hotel, Harare.

The proceedings open to members of the public will start with a brief address by the Chief Justice, Hon Luke Malaba, at 8.20 am, followed by the individual interviews of the candidates in accordance with the following programme: 



0830 - 0930

Hon. Justice Energy Chinembiri Bhunu, JA

0930 - 1030

Hon. Justice Paddington Shadreck Garwe, AJCC


1050 - 1150

Hon. Justice Anne Mary Gowora, AJCC

1150 - 1250

Hon. Justice Ben Hlatshwayo, AJCC


1400 - 1500

Hon. Justice Rita Tambudzai Makarau, AJCC

1500 - 1600

Mr Smart Mirirai


1615 - 1715

Hon. Justice Bharat Patel, AJCC

1715 - 1815

Hon. Justice Happias Zhou, J


Note on abbreviations:  AJCC – Acting Judge of the Constitutional Court; JA – Judge of the Supreme Court; J – Judge of the High Court.


Veritas has permission to record and livestream the proceedings on the Veritas Facebook page

Five Vacancies on Court Need to be Filled

There are five vacancies on the Constitutional Court to be filled.  The vacancies arose by operation of law on 22nd May 2020, when the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court separated at the end of the transitional arrangements provided for in the Constitution.  The vacancies are temporarily filled by five Acting Judges of the Constitutional Court, all of whom are on the above list of candidates for substantive appointments.  This background is fully explained in Court Watch 10/2020 [link] and Court Watch 11/2020 [link]


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