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Administrative Law re: Approach iro Delegated Authority

HHH222-18 : THE STATE vs SIMON TARANHIKE and SHADRECK MATENGABADZA and STEPHEN MATUTE and GIVEMORE KUFA and PRECIOUS MUROVE
Ruled By: TSANGA J and ASSESSORS: CHIDYAUSIKU and MSENGEZI

The five accused persons were charged with criminal abuse of duty as public officers as defined in section 174 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23].The allegations against them were that between 3-23 May 2017, at ZINARA, the five accused had unlawfully, and in common purpose with ...
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HH405-20 : ROBIN VELA vs AUDITOR GENERAL OF ZIMBABWE N.O. and BDO ZIMBABWE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (whose partners are Ngoni Kudenga, Gladman Sabarauta, Martin Makaya, Gilbert Gwatiringa and Jonas Jonga)
Ruled By: CHINAMORA J

Introduction: This is an application brought in terms of section 3(1)(a) as read with section 4 of the Administrative Justice Act [Chapter 10:28] (“the AJA”); as read with sections 26 and 27 of the High Court Act [Chapter 7:06], together with the common law.The applicant alleges infringement of his fundamental ...
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SC61-22 : BDO ZIMBABWE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS vs ROBIN VELA and THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF ZIMBABWE
Ruled By: BHUNU JA, MATHONSI JA and CHIWESHE JA

INTRODUCTIONThis judgment involves two consolidated appeals from the High Court (the court a quo) being case numbers SC258/20 and SC285/20. The court issued a consolidation order dated 29 March 2021 by consent of the parties. Both appeals are based on the same record of proceedings and issues in the court ...
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HH510-20 : FRANCIS BERE vs JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION and SIMBI MUBAKO and REKAYI MAPHOSA and TAKAWIRA NZOMBE and VIRGINIA MABHIZA and PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE and MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL & PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS and ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ZIMBABWE
Ruled By: CHIKOWERO J

This is an application for review of the Judicial Service Commission's decision to advise the President that the question of removing the applicant from the office of a judge ought to be investigated.The applicant is a judge of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Zimbabwe.The ...
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SC01-22 : FRANCIS BERE vs JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION and SIMBI MUBAKO and REKAYI MAPHOSA and TAKAWIRA NZOMBE and VIRGINIA MABHIZA and PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE and MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS
Ruled By: GUVAVA JA, UCHENA JA and KUDYA AJA

This is an appeal against the whole judgment of the High Court (court a quo). The suspension from office of the appellant led to a flurry of court applications in the court a quo. This is just one of them in which the court a quo dismissed the appellant's application.The ...
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CC08-18 : JOYCE MUJURU vs PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE and PARLIAMENT OF ZIMBABWE and MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE and GOVERNOR OF THE RESERVE BANK and ATTORNEY GENERAL
Ruled By: CHIDYAUSIKU CJ, MALABA DCJ, GWAUNZA JCC, GARWE JCC, HLATSHWAYO JCC, PATEL JCC, GUVAVA JCC, MAVANGIRA JCC and UCHENA JCC

After hearing argument on a point in limine raised by the first and third respondents (President of Zimbabwe and Minister of Finance and Economic Development) this Court issued the following order:“1. The preliminary point raised by the respondents is upheld.2. The matter is struck off the roll with costs.3. The ...
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SC179-20 : MFUNDO MLILO vs THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE
Ruled By: GARWE JA, MAKARAU JA and MAKONI JA

This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court handed down on 4 May 2018.The appellant had, before that court, sought a declarator that the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Amendment of Electoral Act) Regulations 2016 published as Statutory Instrument 117/2017 were null and void and of no force ...
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HH236-18 : MFUNDO MLILO vs THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE
Ruled By: MANGOTA J

This is an ordinary opposed application which the applicant turned into an urgent one. He did so through a letter which he addressed to the Registrar of this court. The letter is dated 20 February 2018. It reads, in part, as follows:“2. As you will be aware, the application, among ...
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