1300: We have come to the end of proceedings here at State House and that concludes our updates. Thank you for joining us.

1257: The President, new Chief Justice Malaba and other government officials are now going through the photo-shoot ceremony.

1254: Justice Malaba has just been officially sworn in as the new Chief Justice taking over from Retired Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku who left office in February after attaining the mandatory age of 70.

1250: Chief Justice-designate Luke Malaba takes his oath of office.

1249: The swearing in ceremony has started with President Robert Mugabe reading through the Constitutional requirements that enable him as the President to appoint Justice Malaba.

1238: President Mugabe has just arrived at State House for the ceremony.

1232: He (Malaba) has practised law for 30 years and a registered legal practitioner for 21 years.

1231: The Chief Justice designate is Justice Malaba who is 65 years old, has held letters of law for 39 years.

1228: Rehearsals for the installation of a new chief justice are underway at State House in Harare.

1226: Dean of the University of  Zimbabwe Faculty of Law Professor Lovemore Madhuku and Acting Attorney General Joel Zowa also in attendance.

1213: We now await the arrival of President Mugabe who will conduct the swearing in ceremony.

1209: Malaba chief justice designate rehearsing.

1208: The Judiciary fraternity and Justice Malaba’s relatives wait for the swearing in ceremony here at the State House.

1205: Minister Josiah Hungwe is also here.

1159: Vice Presidents Cde Mnangagwa and Cde Mphoko have also arrived for the ceremony.

1158: Several High and Supreme Court judges have also arrived ahead of the ceremony. These include High Court Judge President Justice George Chiweshe, Supreme Court Judge and Secretary to the Judicial Services Commission Justice Rita Makarau and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mrs Virginia Mabhiza.

1146: Deputy JSC Secretary Walter Chikwanha is also here present.

1145: Deputy Chief Secretaries to the President and Cabinet Dr Ray Ndlukula and Retired Colonel Christian Katsande also in attendance.

1144: Justice Luke Malaba has arrived at the State House for the swearing ceremony. He is being taken through the paces by the Chief of Protocol Munyaradzi Kajese (light in complexion).