On February 1st, 2023, the second phase of the Zimbabwe Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS) was piloted in the Labour and Administrative Courts of Zimbabwe. Henceforth, the filing of the applications, review and case processing including hearings at the two judicial institutions will be fully done electronically.
It will also allow both the general public and legal professionals to obtain court rulings, monitor the progression of cases through the system, submit case-related documents electronically, and make payments for court fees online.
Prior to the official launch, Synergy eJustice team delivered training to the court staff and other system users to familiarize them with the new system.
The second phase was built on the success of the initial pilot of IECMS in May 2022 that covered the digitalization of Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, and the Commercial Division of the High Court of the country.
It is expected to pave the way for a nationwide roll-out of the system by the end of 2023, with the goal of transforming the entire legal system in Zimbabwe, improve the efficiency and transparency and enhance access to justice for citizens.