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    Magistrate Mzinyathi resigns


    BEITBRIDGE - Jabulani Mzinyathi, a veteran magistrate who has served at Masvingo, Beitbridge and Marondera courts for a total  of  21 years has called it a day and he has since joined private practice.
     He resigned from the Judicial Service Commission with effect from February 1, 2018 and is now a lawyer with Masawi and Partners.
    Mzinyathi confirmed his resignation to The Mirror and he said he stepped down so that he can get more exposure by applying his knowledge at various courts like the High Court, Supreme Court and Constitutional Court.
      "As a magistrate my exposure was restricted to just one desk, the magistrate's desk.
    " I started setting up an office on February 4, this year, its taking shape and people are supporting me, " said Mzinyathi.
     "I want to take charge and be in control of my own set up. I strive for liberty, I am a freedom fighter, human rights defender and I want to be representing my clients in the High Court, Supreme and Constitutional Court which is what I could not do when I was a magistrate as I was just confined to a specific court," he said.
    Mzinyathi was a qualified primary teacher in Shurugwi and Lower Gweru (1987 to 1995) before he became a magistrate. In 1996, he trained as a non-degreed Magistrate at the Judicial College of Zimbabwe and was sworn in as a magistrate in 1997.
     From 2002 to 2010 he was a resident magistrate over Beitbridge and became a senior magistrate who rose to become a Provincial Magistrate.
     In 2015, he acquired an LBS degree with UNISA, diploma in Personal Management with IPMZ.
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