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JSC committed to making justice accessible

Story by Fungai Jachi

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has reaffirmed its commitment to improving the justice delivery system with the decentralisation and digitisation of courts as its primary target.

The JSC, which was  Established on June 10, 2010, in terms of section 189 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,  says it remains committed to enhancing justice delivery.

JSC’s head of corporate services, Mr Daniel Nemukuyu, said the decentralisation of courts and digitisation remains a priority for the commission.

“To date, we have constructed 35 courts across the country including the establishment of the High Court in other provinces. We introduced the electronic case management system at the upper courts and they are operating paperless. Litigants are getting used to the system which is a positive move,” said Mr Nemukuyu.

He added that the JSC is earmarked to construct more township courts.

“We are looking forward to establishing more township courts across the country as we aim to limit the distances litigants travel to access justice. After Epworth, we are looking forward to having another court in Cowdary Park in Bulawayo and Harare’s Budiriro Highfield areas.”

The JSC was established, to among other issues, promote judicial independence.

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