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New High Court judges receive Land Rover Discovery vehicles – The Zimbabwe Mail


HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s newly appointed High Court judges have taken delivery of new Land Rover Discovery vehicles, just two weeks after their official swearing-in ceremony.

On June 12, President Mnangagwa appointed a diverse group to the High Court bench, including former justices Faith Mushure and Ngoni Nduna, along with lawyers Regis Demure, Philipa Phillips, Gibson Mandaza, Joel Mambara, Naison Chivhayo, Vivian Ndlovu, Sijabuliso Siziba and Mpokiseng Dube. Additionally, Maxwell Kaitano was appointed to serve on the Administrative Court.

Minister of Justice Ziyambi Ziyambi praised these appointments, noting that they would improve access to justice and speed up the conclusion of protracted cases. He also noted that the arrival of new judges would help alleviate the current backlog in the courts.

However, the appointments have not been without controversy. Critics have questioned the qualifications of some of the new judges. Concerns were raised that several appointees performed poorly in public interviews. For example, Ngoni Nduna admitted during his interview that he had failed to repay a bank loan for his farm. Additionally, reports have emerged that some of the newly appointed judges have never argued or represented a client in court.

Despite these concerns, the new judges received their new Land Rover Discovery vehicles at the Zimbabwe High Court in Harare today. The sight of the sleek gray SUVs parked outside the Munhumutapa offices, where President Mnangagwa’s office is located, caught the attention of passers-by, some of whom took photographs.

Public reaction to the judges’ presentation of the new cars has been mixed. Online commenters expressed a range of sentiments, reflecting the ongoing debate over the suitability and priorities of the newly appointed judges.

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