Pres­i­dent to open Mutare High Court

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Abel Zhakata Se­nior Court Re­porter

PRES­I­DENT Mnan­gagwa will on Mon­day of­fi­cially open the High Court in Mutare which be­comes the fourth per­ma­nent su­pe­rior court in the coun­try. The High Court in Harare was the first to be es­tab­lished, fol­lowed by the Bu­l­awayo High Court and the third one is in Masvingo.

The mod­ern glass-and-mor­tar struc­ture, which is sit­u­ated ad­ja­cent the Civic Cen­tre, has four fully-fur­nished court­rooms, two judges’ cham­bers and of­fices for court of­fi­cials and ex­ter­nal stake­hold­ers.

Be­fore it was turned into world class court house the build­ing once housed a movie the­atre — Rain­bow Cin­ema.

Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (JSC) act­ing sec­re­tary Mr Wal­ter Chik­wana said Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa will be the guest of hon­our at the open­ing cer­e­mony.

“His Ex­cel­lency the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Zim­babwe, Com­rade ED Mnan­gagwa will of­fi­cially open the High Court of Zim­babwe in Mutare at Mutare High Court on May 7, 2018.”

Man­i­ca­land Pro­vin­cial Af­fairs Min­is­ter, Cde Mon­ica Mutsvangwa, Min­is­ter of Lo­cal Govern­ment, Pub­lic Works and Na­tional Hous­ing, Cde July Moyo, Min­is­ter of Jus­tice, Le­gal and Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs, Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi, Chief Jus­tice Luke Mal­aba and Judge Pres­i­dent of the High Court Jus­tice Chi­weshe make up some of the dig­ni­taries that will grace the open­ing cer­e­mony.

All de­part­ments of the High Court, ex­cept judges, have al­ready started work at the Mutare High Court.

In March, Chief Jus­tice Mal­aba toured the build­ing and de­scribed it as won­der­ful.

He ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with the work, de­scrib­ing the struc­ture as a mag­nif­i­cent and world class court house.

“The build­ing is of high stan­dards, both in terms of the struc­ture and fa­cil­i­ties that it pro­vides,” said Chief Jus­tice Mal­aba.

“The court rooms are of in­ter­na­tional stan­dard and you can­not ex­pect any bet­ter.

“Fur­ni­ture is of high qual­ity and you can­not ex­pect any bet­ter. The struc­ture an­swers to the well­ness of the users.

“It is user-friendly and it just goes on to show that a lot of at­ten­tion was put into the struc­ture.”

Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa

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