The inaugural Magistrates National Conference has kicked off in the resort City of Victoria Falls.

The conference brings together Magistrates from across Zimbabwe to discuss issues affecting the delivery of justice in Zimbabwe and mitigating challenges thereof.

The conference is running under the theme “Building a Competent Judiciary that inspires public confidence through improved quality of service.”

The country’s judiciary system has for years been accused of being partisan when handling cases where certain political players are involved.

President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa while opening the Magistrate Courts in Epworth, implored judges and magistrates to be impartial.

Meanwhile, among those attending the conference is Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson Loice Matanda Moyo.