Articles tagged 'prosecutor general'

Prosecutor-general interviews on today 1 November 2018 HARARE - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is today going to conduct public interviews for candidates to fill in the position of prosecutor-general following Ray Goba's resignation. JSC deputy secretary Munamato Mutevedzi confirmed to the Daily News that the interviews will be held today a...
Goba off the hook 11 September 2018 HARARE - A tribunal constituted to investigate former Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba's suitability to remain in office will no longer proceed to hear his case after he tendered his resignation. This effectively means that Goba is now off the hook. In July this year, President Emmerson Mna...
Is Goba incompetent or just a victim of politics? 22 July 2018 HARARE - Advocate Ray Goba has had a tumultuous career ever since his days as the deputy Prosecutor-General (PG) for Namibia. While working in Namibia, he was convicted by that country's regional court in 2002 for driving a vehicle on a public road with excessive blood alcohol concentration, f...
Prosecutor-General suspended again 14 July 2018 HARARE - The government has suspended Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba — pending the outcome of a probe which could see him being sacked for the second time in less than a year. Goba confirmed his suspension to the Daily News yesterday, while declining to comment further. “Yes, I have been sus...
'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...
Let's crush ED: Grace 6 November 2017 HARARE - It never rains but pours for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Hardly a day after President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, blasted the 74-year-old politician for allegedly fomenting divisions in Zanu PF, the first lady fired another salvo yesterday. In her address to thousands...
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 ...
Mnangagwa ouster plot thickens 2 November 2017 HARARE - A tension-filled extraordinary congress is in the offing for the ruling party as the influential Zanu PF Women's League has started rallying its structures across the country to lend support behind First Lady Grace Mugabe as the sole beneficiary of a constitutional amendment seeking to c...
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...
It's sink or swim for ED 30 October 2017 HARARE - Political analysts say the recent suspensions of key Zanu PF officials aligned to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa leave the Midlands godfather with the option of either fighting back or sinking quietly. This comes as Masvingo provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira and Midl...
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...
It's sink or swim for Mnangagwa 30 October 2017 HARARE - Political analysts say the recent suspensions of key Zanu PF officials aligned to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa leave the Midlands godfather with the option of either fighting back or sinking quietly. This comes as Masvingo provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira and Midl...
Mugabe under-fire over PG dismissal 29 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's shock decision to rescind the appointment of Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba is unconstitutional and can be challenged in court, legal and political experts said yesterday. Goba's appointment was reversed by Mugabe in an extraordinary gazette issued Friday. ...
Under-fire Mnangagwa hammered again 28 October 2017 HARARE - Ray Goba has been shown the door as the country's Prosecutor-General (PG), barely two months after assuming the high-profile position. President Robert Mugabe rescinded Goba's confirmation as PG yesterday, in a move seen as a direct attack on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who pre...
Goba 'excelled' in PG interviews 25 September 2017 HARARE - Contrary to social media chatter, newly-appointed Prosecutor-General (PG), Ray Goba, came joint tops in the recent interviews by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to find a worthy candidate for the office. At the same time, constitutional experts say President Robert Mugabe's appo...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...