The Judicial Service Fee (JSC) has introduced Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza as Performing Chief Justice of Zimbabwe after the Excessive Courtroom Saturday dominated that Luke Malaba’s time period because the nation high decide ended this Saturday morning.
Her appointment is with instant impact.
The Excessive Courtroom on Saturday nullified the extension of Malaba’s time period by President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was utilizing the leeway afforded to him by Constitutional Modification No.2 to increase the highest jurist’s time period of workplace by one other 5 years..
The JSC says the appointment has been made pending enchantment in opposition to the Excessive Courtroom ruling.
Justice Gwaunza was appointed Deputy Chief Justice in March 2018.
Born in 1953, Gwaunza was admitted as a authorized practitioner of the Excessive Courtroom of Zimbabwe in 1987.
She co-founded and was the nationwide coordinator of the Ladies and Regulation in Southern Africa Analysis Undertaking between 1989 and 1995.
She was the primary director, Authorized Affairs within the Ministry of Group Growth and Ladies’s Affairs and likewise labored as a director of Authorized Help within the Ministry of Justice.
Gwaunza served on the boards of many ladies’s non-governmental organizations, together with Musasa Undertaking and the Ladies’s Management and Governance Institute.
She chaired the Wills and Inheritance Undertaking — a three way partnership of DFID and the Ministry of Justice, Authorized and Parliamentary Affairs.
She was founding member and previous president of the Zimbabwe Affiliation of Ladies Judges and member of the Worldwide Affiliation of Ladies Judges.
Justice Gwaunza was appointed as a Decide of the Excessive Courtroom in August 1998.
She was later elevated to the Supreme Courtroom in November 2002, turning into the second lady to take a seat on the Supreme Courtroom bench after Justice Vernanda Ziyambi.