Zimbabwe's senate passes constitutional amendment on court appointment powers

By Zvamaida Murwira, 7 April 2021
Flag of Zimbabwe (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Zimbabwe (photo credit: pixabay)
The first Constitutional Amendment Bill under the new Constitution sailed through Senate when submitted for a second time with legislators from across the political divide overwhelmingly supporting its passage in a show of unity that has rarely characterised the chamber. The Bill seeks to give the President powers to appoint the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and the Judge President. [ . . . ] The Bill was initially passed in August 2017, but the Constitutional Court nullified the process leading to its passage saying the procedure was not in conformity with provisions of the Constitution, specifically on how the two-thirds majority required was calculated.
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