By Rumbidzayi Parira
The Judicial Service Commission has moved in to decongest the main Kwekwe Magistrates Court by relocating the civil court to its former location.
The Civil Court was moved from the main the government complex which also houses the registrar and District Administrator offices about two years ago following reports that the building was faced with an imminent collapse. The rumours have however, proved untrue.
JSC spokesperson Brian Nkiwane recently told The Midlands Observer that renovations had already been made as the Commission sought to decongest the main court in the city.
The latest development comes barely two years after the Civil Court was moved from the Government Complex to the premises that house the Kwekwe Magistrates’ Court.
“A facelift of the Civil Court has been done so as to decongest the main court. The main court is currently visibly congested, hence the need for the shifting from the main court to the premises of the Government Complex,” Nkiwane said.
The Civil Court has since started receiving its cases at the government complex.
In recent months, the main court has become a hive of activity, especially in light of regular criminal cases involving machete-wielding gangs commonly known as Mashurugwi.