Chief Justice warns senior magistrates against interference

Chief Justice warns senior magistrates against interference

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By Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Luke Malaba has warned Senior Magistrates against the practice of interfering with cases being presided over by their juniors.

Addressing Magistrates in Mutare yesterday Chief Justice Malaba said magistrates should always be mindful of the importance of Judicial Independence in the administration of Justice adding He was gravely concerned when reports of internal interference was referred to his office.

The Chief Justice also revealed that the Judicial Services Commission will soon procure 200 motor vehicles for magistrates through a loan facility with local financial institution as a means to improve the conditions under which magistrates carry out their duties.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Justice toured the High Court building and told Diamond FM that he was satisfied with the state of the art court house adding that He, in consultation with the Judge President and the Acting Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission will soon set a date for the handing over of the Court to the people of Manicaland.

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