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An appraisal of the recruitment and selection process of the judiciary (chief justice) in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Bazana, Sandiso
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Charlene
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-14T07:52:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-14T07:52:07Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Bazana, S. and Jackson, C., 2019. An appraisal of the recruitment and selection process of the judiciary (chief justice) in Zimbabwe. The Journal of Humanities and Social Science ISSN 2077-2815 Volume 11 Number 1 2019, 36(1), p.38. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1875
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC-1a7adf489e
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso journal, Volume 11 Number 1, p.39-49, November 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract Societies that have accepted the notion of liberal modern democracy respect the role of the judges or the judiciary in making such democracies a success. As such, the drafting of the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe was a particularly significant event because, amongst other things, it set out the judicial selection process to be followed in the future. Following the recent appointment of the new chief justice (Justice Malaba, appointed in 2016) there has been controversy regarding the Zimbabwean judicial recruitment and selection appointment process. While some renowned legal practitioners expressed the opinion that the process itself was somewhat commendable, the reality is that there were some major flaws, which must be addressed for future judicial selection and appointment. This study analysed documents to appraise the recent recruitment and selection process of the chief justice in Zimbabwe. This study collated data from the Zimbabwe Constitution, Zimbabwe Legal Information Institute, Zimbabwe Case law, legislation and journal articles. The findings from this study suggest that there were some flaws in the last recruitment and selection process of the Chief Justice that were conducted by the Judicial Service Commission. The paper demonstrates some of these flaws. Broadly, the results of this work suggest that the recruitment and selection process require the expertise of those who are skilled in the procedure to do it with utmost proficiency, with limited acrimony and as little hindrance from the public as possible. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Democracy en_US
dc.subject Recruitment and Selection en_US
dc.subject Judiciary en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.title An appraisal of the recruitment and selection process of the judiciary (chief justice) in Zimbabwe en_US

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