Supreme Court of Zimbabwe
The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe is the highest court of order and the final court of appeal in Zimbabwe.
|Supreme Court of Zimbabwe|
|Established||April 18, 1980|
|Composition method||Presidential nomination with Judicial Service Commission confirmation|
|Authorized by||Constitution of Zimbabwe|
|Number of positions||9|
|Chief Justice of Zimbabwe|
|Since||April 7, 2017|
The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who, like the other justices, is appointed by the President on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission. The court consists of five members including the chief Justice. It has original jurisdiction over alleged violations of fundamental rights guaranteed in the constitution and appellate jurisdiction over other matters.
The Supreme Court is separate from the High Court.
The Chief Justice, Luke Malaba, is the most senior justice. He succeeded the late Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku upon his retirement in 2017. The rest of the justices, ranked in order of seniority are:
|Luke Malaba (Chief Justice)||July 2001||Robert Mugabe|||
|Elizabeth Gwaunza||2002||Robert Mugabe|
|Rita Makarau||2006||Robert Mugabe|
|Paddington Garwe||2010||Robert Mugabe|
|Marie-Anne Gowora||2 May 2012||Robert Mugabe|
|Ben Hlatshwayo||May 2013||Robert Mugabe|
|Bharat Patel||May 2013||Robert Mugabe|
|Antonia Guvava||November 2013||Robert Mugabe|
|Chinembiri Bhunu||16 September 2015||Robert Mugabe|
|Susan Mavangira||16 September 2015||Robert Mugabe|
|Tendai Uchena||16 September 2015||Robert Mugabe|
|Francis Bere||11 May 2018||Emmerson Mnangagwa|||
|Lavender Makoni||11 May 2018||Emmerson Mnangagwa|||
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- Compagnon, Daniel (2011-06-06). A Predictable Tragedy: Robert Mugabe and the Collapse of Zimbabwe. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 155. ISBN 0812200047.
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