Chief Justice Luke Malaba has appointed eighteen judges of the High Court to constitute the Electoral Court.
The Electoral Court will operate from 1 March to 30 August this year in terms of the Electoral Act.
Why it matters:
- the Electoral Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear appeals, applications and petitions in terms of the Electoral Act
- it reviews any decision of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission or anyone else made under the Electoral Act
- has the power to give such judgments, orders and directions in those matters as might be given by the High Court.
- the Electoral Court cannot try any criminal case.
The High Court judges who have been named to be judges of the Electoral Court Division of the High Court are:
- Judge President Justice Maria Zimba-Dube
- Justice Garainesu Mawadze
- Justice Martin Makonese
- Justice David Mangota
- Justice Amy Tsanga
- Justice Esther Muremba
- Justice Moses Foroma
- Justice Jester Helena Charewa
- Justice Phildah Muzofa
- Justice Isaac Muzenda
- Justice Benjamin Chikowero
- Justice Pisirai Kwenda
- Justice Christopher Dube-Banda
- Justice Sunsley Zisengwe
- Justice Munamato Mutevedzi
- Justice Never Katiyo
- Justice Elijah Makomo
- Justice Lucie-Anne Chipo Munewari
Zimbabwe is set to hold by-elections to fill vacant National Assembly constituency seats and council wards on 26 March 2022.