Judicial Service Commission Starts Process to recruit Substantive Prosecutor General

In a bid to replace Advocate Ray Goba who resigned last month The Judicial Service Commission has started the process of recruiting a replacement for Goba who was the Prosecutor General of Zimbabwe prior to his resignation.

In a statement yesterday, the JSC said individuals aspiring to take over the Prosecutor General job should be 40 years of age and qualify to be a Supreme Court judge.

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JSC Statement;

The JSC announces that a vacancy of Prosecutor-General of the Republic of Zimbabwe has arisen. It is necessary to appoint a Prosecutor General for the Republic of Zimbabwe. In terms of section 259 (3) as read with section 180 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, members of the public are hereby invited to nominate suitably qualified persons to fill the above position,” read the statement.

Section 178 of the Constitution provides that: A person is qualified for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court if he or she is a Zimbabwean citizen and at least 40 years old and, in addition is or has been a judge of a court with unlimited jurisdiction in civil or criminal matters in a country in which the common law is Roman-Dutch and English is an official recognised language; or (b) for at least 10 years, whether continuously or not, he or she has been qualified to practise as a legal practitioner.”

To be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court a person must be a fit and proper person to hold office as a judge

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