Articles tagged 'jsc'

Mnangagwa reinstates PG Goba 2 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved to gazette the reinstatement of fired Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba. This follows a decision by the High Court stopping the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) from removing or interfering with his appointment without following procedures outli...
'Interdict can stop JSC's PG hunt' 9 November 2017 HARARE - Legal experts say the process to choose the new Prosecutor General (PG) following President Robert Mugabe's rescission of his earlier appointment of Ray Goba, can only be halted through a court interdict. This comes as the Zimbabwe Lawyers of Human Rights (ZLHR) have filed an applicat...
Bonyongwe clarifies Makarau roles 7 November 2017 HARARE - Justice minister Happyton Bonyongwe has dismissed as baseless and unfounded allegations by the opposition that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau is compromised by serving as a Supreme Court judge and leading the national elections body at the same time. The ...
Hearing on PG dismissal case deferred 5 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)'s case in which it dragged President Robert Mugabe to the High Court, challenging his decision to fire Prosecutor-General Ray Goba, has been deferred to next Wednesday. In the court application for a declaratory order and consequential relief, ...
Lawyers drag Mugabe to High Court 3 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has dragged President Robert Mugabe to the High Court, challenging his decision to fire Prosecutor General (PG) Ray Goba (pictured). In the court application for a declaratory order and consequential relief, ZLHR cited Mugabe, the Judicial ...
JSC agonises over PG's appointment 1 November 2017 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will meet tomorrow to, among other things, ponder on the process to follow in appointing a new Prosecutor-General (PG). This follows President Robert Mugabe's decision to rescind the confirmation of newly-appointed PG, Ray Goba, less than two mont...
Goba, pride comes before a fall 30 October 2017 HARARE - Karma is a bi**h. And a week is a long time in politics. Just last week, de-stooled Prosecutor-General Ray Goba, abused and insulted a Daily News journalist inquiring into Victory World International Ministries Church leader Paul Sanyangore's rape charges after a congregant reported a...
PG's dismissal compromises the Judiciary 30 October 2017 HARARE - The dismissal of Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba, hardly two months after  assuming office as the country's substantive PG, is really shocking. As  pointed out by constitutional law experts, President Robert Mugabe's  rescission of Goba's appointment is a violation of the Constitutio...
Mixed feelings over new PG 15 September 2017 HARARE - The appointment of Ray Goba as the new Prosecutor-General (PG) has drawn mixed feelings among lawyers with some questioning his suitability for the job after he was convicted in Namibia for drunk driving and attempting to defeat justice. Goba himself, during the interview to choose th...
'Kenya provides poll lessons for Zim' 4 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition and Judiciary must learn from the Kenyan election experience, where the courts nullified results that had declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner ahead of National Super Alliance (Nasa)'s Raila Odinga, following objections. Last Friday, Kenya's Supreme Court nullified...
Eight vie for Tomana's job 24 July 2017 HARARE - The Judiciary Service Commission (JSC) has shortlisted eight candidates to be interviewed for the Prosecutor General's (PG) job which became vacant following the sacking of Johannes Tomana (pictured) in June. In an announcement yesterday, the JSC said the eight candidates would be pub...
15 lawyers under probe 24 July 2017 HARARE - Fifteen lawyers are under scrutiny for misconduct following applications that were filed with Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ), with one having been deregistered this year. LSZ president, Misheck Hogwe, who has also been nominated for the Prosecutor-General's post — said they were yet to...
Politicians must stay out of JSC's way 21 June 2017 HARARE - This week, the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) ran advertisements in nearly all the newspapers, inviting suitable candidates to apply for the Prosecutor-General (PG)'s post. The position fell vacant following the dismissal of Johannes Tomana, who became the first PG to be appointed...
Hunt for new PG begins 20 June 2017 HARARE - The Judiciary Service Commission (JSC) has begun the hunt for the new Prosecutor-General (PG) after it issued a notice inviting nominations for candidates seeking to fill one of the country's coveted but difficult jobs within the legal fraternity. This comes as there is already seriou...
Serious jockeying for 'Tomana's' job 13 June 2017 HARARE - Before the dust has even settled following the axing of former Prosecutor-General (PG) Johannes Tomana, serious jockeying for the top post has started in earnest, as rival factions within the warring Zanu PF aim to have their preferred candidate land the vacant post. This comes as the...
Mugabe declares Chidyausiku national hero 8 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF have declared the late former long-serving Chief Justice, Godfrey Chidyausiku, a national hero. Chidyausiku died in a South African hospital last Wednesday where he was receiving medical attention for liver and kidney-related problems. He left th...
Ex-chief justice Chidyausiku dies 4 May 2017 HARARE - Former long-serving chief justice, Godfrey Chidyausiku, died in a South African hospital yesterday, where he was receiving medical attention for an undisclosed illness. Chidyausiku left the bench two months ago after he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70, having led the judici...
Zuma makes JSC appointments 4 April 2017 PRETORIA - SA President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thandi Norman, Thabani Masuku  (both advocates) and Sifiso Msomi to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). The appointments were made following a consultation process with political parties represented in Parliament, the presidency said yesterda...
What to expect from a Malaba reign 2 April 2017 KENT - Although Chief Justice (CJ) Luke Malaba will only have four years in office, he could still leave a remarkable legacy as head of the judicial arm of the State. He has nothing to lose. In fact, with only four years, he has a great incentive to do more and better as he won't have the oppo...
Zhuwao hails Malaba appointment 1 April 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao has hailed the appointment of Justice Luke Malaba from public interviews conducted to fill the vacant post of Chief Justice, reflecting his uncle's reduced authority under a constitution adopted three years ago. Under the old Constitutio...
Kudos to you Mr President 30 March 2017 HARARE - Following the appointment of seasoned jurist Luke Malaba as the country's chief justice - to replace the outgoing Godfrey Chidyausiku - we applaud President Robert Mugabe's decision to appoint this experienced lawman at a time when the process risked degenerating into a complete farce du...
Recruitment freeze hits judiciary 18 March 2017 HARARE - Government must consider lifting the freeze on magistrates' recruitment as there is a serious shortage of staff in the judiciary, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said. Speaking at a swearing in ceremony of three trainee magistrates at the Harare Magistrates' Courts yesterday, ch...
Judges must be apolitical: Mtetwa 15 February 2017 HARARE - Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has said judges must by all means avoid playing to the whims of politicians as this defies the separation of powers principle provided for in the Constitution. Her sentiments come at a time the Executive is seeking to amend the Constitutio...
JSC wins chief justice Supreme Court case 14 February 2017 HARARE - The Supreme Court has slapped down a High Court order which sought to bar the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from conducting public interviews to choose the country's next chief justice, ruling that the executive's plans to amend the law did not in itself nullify the Constitution. ...
Parly invites public input on 'Chief Justice Bill' 24 January 2017 HARARE - Parliament is seeking public comments on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Number 1 Bill, which seeks to restore sweeping powers to the president to singularly appoint the Chief Justice. A new Constitution produced by an inter-party parliamentary committee and agreed by Zanu PF a...