Another group of judges graduate with ICT skills 

by | Sep 10, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments


Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa.

Ten judges from Zimbabwe`s higher courts today graduated from a special ICT training facilitated by Judiciary Services Commission.

The training done by the Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services is intended to equip interpreters of the law with skills to help them adjust to electronic case management.

Judges trained include Justices Mwayera of the Supreme Court and Kwenda, Musithu, Zisengwe , Mhuri all of the High Court.

Also trained were Justices Chivizhe, Moya-Matshanga, Manyangadze and Murasi, all from the Labour Court.

Justice Mandeya from the Aministrative Court also graduated.

ICT, Postal and Courier Services Ministry, Dr Jenfan Muswere presided over the graduation.

In his speech, Dr Muswere said ICTs were not coming to replace human talent, but to complement.

“While ICTs are often viewed as reducing dependence on humans, human resources will always be the most valuable asset of any nation. In this regard, capacity development is the key to the success of all our organisations and the judiciary is no exception,” said Minister Muswere.

He said with the rapid growth of mobile penetration and digital existence, there is need for the judiciary to strive to stay abreast with developments.


“We currently have more than 10 million mobile phone subscribers in Zimbabwe; a figure which translates to over half of the country’s population being online. The increased use of social media, a boom in e-commerce, the transition to a fully-fledged e-government and the new normal of working from home are some of the tangible evidence of the growth of ICT in Zimbabwe,” said Minister Muswere.

Minister Muswere said that ICTs are relevant to the judiciary’s quest to deliver world class justice to the communities they serve, seeing as the communities have undergone and are undergoing immense technological advancement.

The modernisation of the courts through the introduction of the e-justice system is expected to enhance efficiencies within the judiciary.

The ongoing trainings dovetailed with the aspirations of the Government in its quest to have a digitally literate population in the journey to become an upper middle-income society by the year 2030, which vision includes the birth of a digital economy.

This is the second group of judges to graduate with the ICT skills.