Mid­lands gets 4 new court houses

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pa­tience Mut­siwi Mid­lands Re­porter

THE Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (JSC) which is in the process of de­cen­tral­is­ing to all parts of the coun­try has completed con­struc­tion of four state –of -the art court­houses in the Mid­lands prov­ince.

The completed court­houses are Zvisha­vane, Mberengwa and Mvuma.

Vice Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa is ex­pected to of­fi­cially open the Mvuma Court next week.

Mid­lands Pro­vin­cial Mag­is­trate, Mrs Phathek­ile Msipa, con­firmed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments.

She said the Mvuma Court will serve the peo­ple in Mvuma, Lala­panzi, Chaka, and Chiru­manzu-Zibagwe and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Mrs Msipa said the other three courts will be of­fi­cially opened in due course.

“The Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion has with the gen­er­ous sup­port of the Royal Dan­ish Em­bassy Of­fice in Harare completed the con­struc­tion of a new court­house at Mvuma mag­is­trates’ court. The court­house will be of­fi­cially opened on Wed­nes­day next week by Vice Pres­i­dent, who is also the Min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for Jus­tice, Le­gal and Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs Cde Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa,” she said.

The Mvuma new model court­house, is one of 22 such court­houses un­der con­struc­tion or have re­cently been completed coun­try­wide.

The Mvuma Court pre­vi­ously op­er­ated as a cir­cuit. The court­house is user-friendly as it is among oth­ers fur­nished with a wait­ing shed for wit­nesses, a help desk where the public will ac­cess le­gal ad­vice free of charge, a Vic­tim Friendly fa­cil­ity, public toi­lets and a wheel­chair ramp. The JSC’s new state-of-the art struc­ture has two fully fur­nished mag­is­trates’ of­fices, records room, help desk room, po­lice post, and of­fices for pros­e­cu­tors, prison of­fi­cers and prison cells.It is well equipped and fur­nished to ef­fi­ciently en­hance ac­cess to jus­tice for Zim­bab­weans re­gard­less of class and sta­tus.—@ patiemt­siwi. in Shu­rugwi,

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