In an interview with The Herald, Judicial Service Commission (JSC) acting secretary Walter Chikwana denied reports Chief Justice Luke Malaba met President Mnangagwa last month over the recruitment of Zimbabwe’s substantive Prosecutor-General (PG).
Chikwana’s interview follows reports by some sections of the media that the names of the top three performers in the public interviews held last year were rejected as Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Virginia Mabiza preferred Acting PG Mr Kumbirai Hodzi. Said Chikwana:
The Chief Justice never met the President concerning the recruitment of the Prosecutor-General. I also did not attend any such meeting. That is false. In fact, the Chief Justice was on leave and was not in Harare during the said period. He only resumed duty on January 9 this year
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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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