The Chief Justice luke Malaba has withdrawn the Dress Code Practice Direction 6 of 2020 for lawyers appearing in the magistrate courts saying it was published in error.
Part of the regulation in the published dress code practice direction say female lawyers should not wear skirts with hems that are 3cms above the knee,
Read the full statement below as published by the law society:
RE: PRACTICE DIRECTION 6 OF 2020: DRESS CODE FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS
APPEARING IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT
Reference is made to the Practice Direction published today.
Please be advised that the Practice Direction was published in error. It is a draft that is still under consideration. We are aware that currently there are consultations with the Law Society of Zimbabwe. We will also be consulting with the Prosecutor General and the Attorney General.
The Chief Justice has directed that the Practice Direction be withdrawn
which we hereby do.
Secretary, Judicial Service commision