By Tendai Moyo
Public Interviews for Constitutional Court Judges began today in Harare with the live streaming of Justice Chinembiri Bhunu.
The process will ensure the filling in of five positions. Three candidates out of the 12 nominated for public interviews on the Constitutional Court bench were said would not be able to attend. Justices David George Barlett (Rtd), Charles Hungwe, lawyer Arnold Tsunga had not confirmed their nominations while Justice Donald Stevenson Corke was said to be out of the country.
Justices Chinembiri Bhunu, Paddington Shadreck Garwe, Anne-Mary Gorowa, Ben Hlatshwayo, Rita Makarau, Smart Mirirai, Bharat Patel, Happias Zhou are participating in the interviews.
Concerns raised by the opposition political parties are that the judiciary is captured by the State and fails to pass objective judgments. Popular cases that have gone to the Constitutional Court include that of the MDC Alliance when it challenged the last election results.