The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) will be holding public interviews to fill the position of Prosecutor General on the 1st of November 2018. 11 candidates have been shortlisted for the position which became vacant after Ray Goba chose to resign than to be investigated by a tribunal to ascertain whether he was still fit to continue as the country’s top prosecutor. Goba was facing allegations of failing to prosecute high profile criminals, putting his office into disrepute by using abusive language and insulting lawyers and sneaking out of the country, without Cabinet’s authority.
Some of the shortlisted candidates include:
- Jessie Majome – Former Harare West Member of Parliament (MDC Alliance)
- Tinomudaishe Chinyoka – One of the members of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 12-man legal team for the Constitutional Court challenge.
- Patrick Hodzi – Acting Prosecutor-General
- Misheck Hogwe – President of the Law Society of Zimbabwe
In a notice, the JSC said,
INTERVIEWS IN PUBLIC OF CANDIDATES NOMINATED FOR THE POST OF PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF ZIMBABWE
The Judicial Service Commission wishes to advise the public that following the invitation to members of the public and to His Excellency, the President, to nominate suitably qualified persons to be appointed to the position of Prosecutor General of Zimbabwe, in terms of section 259 (3) as read with section 180 (4) of the Constitution, the Commission received eleven (11) valid nominations.
Starting at 0900hrs on Thursday 1 November 2018 at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare, the Commission will conduct interviews in public of the following eleven (11) candidates:
1) Cheda Maphios
2) Chingeya Wendy Rowesai
3) Chinyoka Tinomudaishe
4) Nara Tavenga
5) Hodzi Kumbirai
6) Hogwe Misheck
7) Majome Fungayi Jessie
8) Mantsebo Calvin Tichaona
9) Marondedza Edios Edmund
10) Mashumba Norio
11) Ziyambi Florence
The interviews are open to the media and to members of the public. On the day of interviews, the Commission shall post a detailed programme of events for the day at the venue. For more information on the interviews, please contact the Judicial Service Commission, 2nd Floor, Causeway Building, Central Avenue, Harare or on telephone Numbers 04-706260/704118.