The Law Society has invited all its members to its Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 25th of June 2011 at Simunye Country Club resuming at 1000hrs. Amongst the issues to be discussed in the packed Agenda is the Composition of the Judicial Service Commission,Litigation Against the Attorney General arising out of deficit of the Fidelity fund and also considerations on ammendments of the National Constitution so as to bring the division in the Supreme Court i.e Chief Justice/ Judge President dichotomy.
This is contained in a directive passed by The Honourable Chief Justice Mr M.M Ramodibedi in his latest issue of practice directives, no 4 of 2011 issued on the 16th June 2011. The Directive is available on the website>>>
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SWAZILAND
NAME OF ATTORNEY
LAW - FIRM
THE HIGH COURT OF SWAZILAND
PRACTICE DIRECTIVE NO. 4/2011
TO: The Principal Judge
Judge Maphalala finds that Mbedzi was at Lozitha bombing.
The judgment is available here: R v Mbedzi  SZHC 28 (10 June 2011)
The first session of the Supreme Court has ended on a very high note as they delivered close to 30 judgments in open court today. It has been a month long Session a meaningful number of Judgments being handed down today.
To mention just a few judgments which had all ears yearnig for them is the one between MTN and SPTC, the long disputed estate matter of the late Calvin Ndlovu has also seen finality - the judgments are available on this website - see under 2011 Supreme Court.
The judgment is finally out R v Simalene  SZHC 27 >>>
These were words of the Honourable Justice Phillip Levinhson expressing shock after learning of the application to stay criminal proceedings. The Honourable Judge who hails from Cape Town said, in his 20 years of experience as a Judge , he had never heard of such aplication and that from his knowledge only the Supreme court could take the matter as he was not subordinate to the High Court.