Chief Justice Luke Malaba has called on government to lift the freeze on recruitment of magistrates as the directive has affected operations of the justice delivery system in Zimbabwe.

The freeze on recruitment of employees by the government is said to be affecting operations of strategic institutions.

Chief Justice Malaba said the freeze is not consistent with the current trajectory shown by the leadership.

“Magistrates are stretch to the limit and this affect work and expedience. I implore the government to lift the freeze so that justice is not compromised,” he said.

The Judicial Service Commission is on record calling on magistrates and judges to give quality judgment in order to achieve a world class justice in Zimbabwe.

This comes as the organisation has introduced five specialised courts to deal with corruption cases.