The Standard reports that Prosecutor-general, Ray Goba, has been accused by the Judicial Service Commission of failing to prosecute several corruption cases. The JSC has asked Goba to respond to complaints that he has failed in his duties as head of the National Prosecuting Authority.
A source told the newspaper:
“What happens is that a complaint is received from whoever would have made it and after looking at the complaint, the JSC then decides whether or not the allegations are worth pursuing and if so, the commission then writes to the PG and asks him to respond. In this case, yes a letter was sent to him to respond”
The JSC refused to comment on the issue citing confidentiality. Goba said the news was interesting to him. Goba took over from Johannes Tomana, who was fired by former president Robert Mugabe in July last year.
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