Mnangagwa Set To Appoint New Prosecutor-General

In an interview with The Herald, Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mrs Virginia Mabhiza said the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is expected to advertise the vacancy for the Prosecutor-General position.

Mabhiza said JSC can now advertise the vacancy following the publication of the resignation of Prosecutor-General Advocate Ray Goba in the Government Gazette on Friday. After JSC conducts interviews it will forward the names of the best candidates to the Presidium for appointment. Said Mabhiza:

The resignation has been confirmed and in terms of the law, the procedure of selecting a new PG must now commence. The ball is now in JSC’s court and it must now advertise the vacancy, inviting nominations. The candidates will be subjected to public interviews from where the best candidates will be selected and the names forwarded to the Presidium for appointment.

The two previous Prosecutor- Generals having been fired for misconduct. The acting Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi had been Deputy Attorney-General in charge of the Legal Advice Section since 2012.

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Ray Goba is a Zimbabwean lawyer and former Prosecutor General. Goba was suspended in July 2018 following allegations that he had failed in his duties. Goba had been appointed the acting Attorney General after Johannes Tomana was suspended in September 2017. Ray Goba tendered his... Read More About Ray Goba

The Judicial Service Commission/The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs was created to provide and facilitate effective and efficient machinery capable of providing legal services to Government, its allied institutions and the general public which also include the incarceration and rehabilitation of offenders. Read More About Judicial Service Commission

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