Articles tagged 'johannes tomana'

'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...
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...
NPA dogged by challenges 23 August 2017 HARARE - The majority of people working in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have no law degrees and half of the staff is seconded from other government ministries, with large numbers coming from the security sector, it has been revealed. Acting Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba said thi...
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...
Tomana's rise and fall 2 July 2017 HARARE - Former Prosecutor-General (PG) Johannes Tomana, who could have things done just by the click of his fingers, has fallen from grace, with criminal charges hanging above his head. His rise to power was quite phenomenal, with many accusing him of being a beneficiary of the Zanu PF's patr...
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...
Tomana seeks stay of prosecution 14 February 2017 HARARE - Suspended prosecutor-general, Johannes Tomana, who is facing criminal abuse of office charges, has applied for stay of prosecution pending the hearing of his Constitutional Court (Con-Court) application to be tried by an external judge. Tomana made the application yesterday through hi...
Tomana case causes turmoil in PG's office 21 October 2016 HARARE - Acting Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba has caused “confusion and uncertainty” in the criminal prosecution of suspended Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana, explosive communication between the acting PG and the prosecutor handling the case has revealed. In letters seen by the Daily New...
Tomana case referred to High Court 5 October 2016 HARARE - Suspended Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana’s case on criminal abuse of office will be heard at the High Court, prosecutors notified a court yesterday. Prosecutor Jonathan Chigwinyiso, who is being assisted by Malvern Musarurwa and Timothy Makoni, sought for a postponement of the cas...
Tomana trial resumes 4 October 2016 HARARE - Suspended Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana is expected back in the dock today for commencement of his trial on criminal abuse of duty charges. He will answer to the charges, some of which date as far back as 2004. On the latest charge, the State alleged that he illegally withdrew...
Kereke costs case ruling date set 16 August 2016 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa said he will make a ruling on the disputed issue of who is liable for settling costs incurred in bringing jailed rapist Munyaradzi Kereke to justice on August 19. Kereke — a former Bikita West Zanu PF MP — is serving 10 years in jail after he wa...
Tomana ordered back to court 20 July 2016 HARARE - Suspended Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana has been asked to pay for costs and expenses incurred when private prosecutors were bringing jailed Zanu PF legislator Munyaradzi Kereke to justice after he had allegedly protected him for long. This was said by private prosecutor Charles W...
Tomana slapped with 5 new charges 12 July 2016 HARARE - Suspended prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana, who yesterday appeared before the Harare Magistrates' Court facing five further counts of criminal abuse of office, has been freed on $2 000 bail. For more details, read today's Daily News.
Tomana wants magistrate to recuse self from case 8 July 2016 HARARE - Suspendend Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana yesterday petitioned the magistrate who handled his bail application on a criminal abuse of duty case to recuse himself so as to avoid judicial bias. Tomana's case has been handled by Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe since the...
Tomana faces suspension 17 May 2016 HARARE - Embattled prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana faces suspension after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) yesterday resolved to recommend to President Robert Mugabe that he be dismissed from work. Tomana is facing criminal charges at the magistrates' court after being accused of illeg...
Tomana's trial fails to kick off 28 April 2016 HARARE - Prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana’s trial on a criminal abuse of duty charge failed to kick off yesterday as prosecutors handling the matter unconditionally deferred it to June 1. Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe then relaxed Tomana’s reporting conditions from once every...
JSC escalates battle against Tomana 2 March 2016 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has opposed embattled Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana's application seeking an interim order stopping his possible removal from office. Tomana on Tuesday last week filed an urgent chamber application seeking to stop the setup of a tribunal that...
'Tomana not above the law' 23 February 2016 HARARE - Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana's application challenging his placement on remand was thrown out yesterday after a Harare magistrate ruled that only President Robert Mugabe enjoyed immunity from arrest under the law. Tomana, 48, is facing charges of criminal abuse of office and obs...
Tomana prosecutors grilled 19 February 2016 HARARE - Prosecutors handling the case of Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana — charged with abuse of office and obstructing the course of justice — were yesterday taken to task why the top prosecutor must remain on remand. Tomana's charges arose after he withdrew charges against two men accuse...
Tomana trial proceeds in open court 18 February 2016 HARARE - Attempts to restrict media coverage of prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana's trial, over charges of abuse of office and obstructing justice after he dropped a case against two men accused of plotting to bomb President Robert Mugabe's dairy farm, has come to nought. The trial continued ...