Eleven candidates have been shortlisted to attend public interviews to fill two vacancies that have arisen in the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC).
The ZHRC is one of the independent constitutional bodies set up in terms of the Constitution and receives funding directly from the Treasury.
Among the shortlisted candidates are the Employers Association for the Tourism and Safari Operators (EATSO) national president Clement Mukwasi.
Lupane State University (LSU) lecturer Canaan Mpala, University of Zimbabwe law lecturer, Sharon Hofisi, co-founder of His Presence Ministries International, Petunia Chiriseri, Blessing Dirani and Jesmine Howera are some of the names on the shortlist.
In a statement, Clerk of Parliament, Kennedy Chokuda said the nominations were opened on 21 September and ran until 1 October 2021.
He said the interviews would be carried out in terms of the Constitution.
Candidates who are unvaccinated are required to bring a negative COVID-19 certificate issued within 48 hours before the interviews. Said Chokuda:
Parliament of Zimbabwe received 16 nominations, 10 males and 6 females, by the closing date.
The Committee on Standing Rules and Orders met on Thursday, 18th November 2021 to consider the suitability of the nominees to serve on this Commission.