Prosecutors strike, decision tomorrow

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The Zimbabwe Lawyers Association (ZILOA) is expected to issue a statement tomorrow over the continuing industrial action which has impacted heavily on the justice delivery system throughout the country.

This followed a request by the Justice acting Secretary, Maxwell Ranga after meeting with the ZILOA executive in Harare yesterday over the salary deadlock.

ZILOA president, Leopold Mudisi told NewsDay his association would consult with its members in all the provinces over the outcome of their meeting with Ranga.

“We met with Acting Secretary for Justice and he promised he was going to meet with all the stakeholders and consider our plight. Meanwhile, he has requested us to return to work while they come up with a lasting solution to the salary impasse,” Mudisi said.

“He requested for time to consult and look into the salary disparities, but as an executive we told him we were going to consult our members and we expect to issue a statement on Friday (tomorrow),” he added.
ZILOA executive which is leading the industrial action is seeking redress over the salary discrepancy which has seen magistrates earning more than their counterparts despite holding similar qualifications.

Meanwhile, the bail application for MDC-T spokesperson Solomon Madzore failed to proceed at the High Court before Justice Hlekani Mwayera, yesterday, because the State did not file its response to the application.

Madzore’s lawyer Gift Mtisi confirmed the application was postponed to tomorrow.

“We filed our bail application on Monday, but prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba said he was occupied and had failed to file his response on time. The matter was then postponed to Friday (tomorrow),” Mtisi said.