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Mugabe appoints four new High Court judges
21/12/2012 00:00:00
by Roman Moyo
 
Appointments ... Four new judges
 
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PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Friday appointed four new judges to the High Court bench.

The four include Maxwell Munodawafa Takuva, Priscillah Makanyara Chigumba, David Mangota and Joseph Martin Mafusire.

Speaking after their swearing in, Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa said the new judges faced the immediate task of fighting crime, which he said was on the increase.

"As government we are looking forward to them working to ensure that crime and other illegal acts are reduced and brought to book. This year alone about 18, 000 new cases of crime where brought to the courts a figure which is disturbing," said Chinamasa.

Chigumba is a graduate of Kings College, the University of London, where she obtained a Bachelor of Laws honours degree in 1994. She obtained 15 points at Advanced Level from St Ignatius College in
Chishawasha.

She joined private practice in 1994 and later worked for PG Industries Zimbabwe before setting up her own practice. Chigumba was elevated to the bench in November 2004 as a magistrate.

She was resident magistrate at the Harare Magistrates Civil Court before being transferred to Chitungwiza from September 2010 to March 2011.

Chigumba was seconded to the Office of the Chief Justice in May 2011 up to the time of her current appointment.

Mafusire is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He was a part-time law lecturer at Harare Polytechnic, Christian College of Southern Africa and others.

Takuva was president of the Labour Court in the Judicial Service Commission. He has vast skills in legal research, analysis and advisory, contract negotiation, drafting and reviewing of legal documents.

Mangota has been Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs for the past 11 years.

Before that, he served in various capacities including that of chief magistrate after attaining his

Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Zimbabwe in 1990.

In 1984 he was an assistant magistrate and rose through the ranks to resident magistrate and then regional magistrate before becoming chief magistrate from 1998 to 2001.
 



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