President Hage Geingob has on recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) appointed three female justices to the Supreme Court on an acting basis from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
Lady Justice Rita Makarau is currently serving as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe. She previously served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, and was the Judge-President of the High Court of Zimbabwe.
Lady Justice Hannelie Prinsloo has been appointed as an acting judge of the Supreme Court for the period 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. She has been serving as High Court judge since 1 July 2017.
Lady Justice Esi Malaika Schimming-Chase has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
The President also appointed the following judges as acting judges of the High Court:
Judge Collins Parker, re-appointed effective from 1 April 2023 to 31 December 2023.
Judge Moses Chinhengo, appointed for the period 18 September 2023 to 31 December 2023. Judge Chinhengo is a retired judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe, and formerly of the High Court of Botswana. He currently serves as an acting judge of the Court of Appeal of the Kingdom of Lesotho. He previously served as an acting judge of appeal at the Supreme Court in 2021.
Advocate Ramon Maasdorp, appointed as an acting judge of the High Court for the period 16 April 2023 to 31 July 2023. He currently practices as a member of the Society of Advocates, having been admitted to the Bar in 2009.
The JSC congratulated the acting judges on their appointments, and wished them well in the execution of their onerous tasks.