The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is set to conduct interviews in public to select two Supreme Court Judges.

The interviews will be held in the capital on Wednesday this week.

The distance between Mapondera building which houses the High Court and Mashonganyika which houses the Supreme Court of appeal and the Constitutional Court is few metres.

However, the elevation of judges from the High Court to the Supreme Court does not come on a silver platter or consider the distance between the two buildings but merit counts.

About five High Court judges will be battling it out this Wednesday at interviews in public to select two successful candidates.

JSC Acting Secretary, Mr Walter Chikwana said all is set for the interviews and revealed that more interviews will be conducted as the JSC is moving towards increasing human capital to match the increasing numbers of courts.

“There are two vacancies at the Supreme Court right now and we want to feel in this gap. We are ready for these interviews. We will soon be having interviews for High Court judges and we have received 43 applications to fill in the vacancy of 8 High Court judges. These interviews will be held in July,” he said.

The five candidates vying for the Supreme Court bench are Justice Felicia Chatukuta, Justice Samuel Kudya, Justice Elfas Chitakunye, Justice Charles Hungwe and Justice Nicholas Matonsi.

All the candidates are senior judges of the High Court and all of them except Justice Chitakunye have participated in previous interviews in public.

Among the candidates Justice Chatukuta is the only female candidate.