Zimbabwe holds first public interviews for judges

Chief Justice Godfrey ChidyausikuZimbabwe held its first public interviews on Tuesday to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court, taking a step towards complying with a new law that eventually could weaken President Robert Mugabe’s tight grip on the country.

A new constitution recently signed into law should deprive Mugabe of his power to appoint judges on his own authority. Now he will have a role in nominating candidates, but only one role. He and members of the public will propose candidates, who will then be interviewed by Zimbabwe”s Judiciary Service Commission.

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