Nine more mag­is­trates re­de­ployed

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News/opinion - Pa­trick Chi­tumba Midlands Bureau Chief

THE Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (JSC) has re­de­ployed nine more mag­is­trates, part of a mas­sive ex­er­cise be­ing un­der­taken coun­try­wide to fight cor­rup­tion.

The lat­est trans­fers to take ef­fect on Fe­bru­ary 1 next year, fol­low the move­ment of 33 mag­is­trates two months ago in bor­der and min­ing towns as well as those that had over­stayed at their sta­tions.

Chief Mag­is­trate Mr Mishrod Gu­va­mombe yes­ter­day con­firmed the trans­fers.

He said the re­de­ploy­ment was a rou­tine ex­er­cise in the JSC.

“The trans­fers are a rou­tine ex­er­cise meant to strengthen op­er­a­tions within the sys­tem. The trans­fers will be con­ducted in batches due to fi­nan­cial chal­lenges to cater for re­lo­ca­tion al­lowances,” said Mr Gu­va­mombe.

He has pre­vi­ously said over­stay­ing at one’s sta­tion may end up com­pro­mis­ing mag­is­trates and the rou­tine trans­fers are nec­es­sary to fight cor­rup­tion.

Among those who are be­ing re­de­ployed are mag­is­trates that would swap places.

Miss Eve­lyn Mashavakure will be mov­ing to Gokwe from Bu­l­awayo while Mr Collen Chiruma re­places her in Bu­l­awayo.

Mrs Avia Matura moves from Shu­rugwi to Mberengwa as res­i­dent mag­is­trate while Mr Tavengwa Sang­ster takes the same post in Shu­rugwi.

Mr Tayengwa Chibanda moves from Gweru as res­i­dent mag­is­trate to the newly opened Mvuma Court.

Mr Gu­va­mombe en­cour­aged the affected mag­is­trates to com­plete their partly heard mat­ters be­fore mov­ing to their new sta­tions.

The JSC trans­fers come after the Depart­ment of Im­mi­gra­tion re­de­ployed of­fi­cers from ports of en­try across the coun­try in com­pli­ance with the Govern­ment’s di­rec­tive to trans­fer all those who had op­er­ated at their sta­tions for more than five years.

The Zim­babwe Repub­lic Po­lice (ZRP) has re­de­ployed 500 po­lice of­fi­cers from Beit­bridge to var­i­ous sta­tions across the coun­try.-@pchi­tumba1.

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