Hunt on for new Prosecutor-General

Hunt on for new Prosecutor-General
Published: 10 September 2018 (181 Views)
Government has started hunting for a substantive Prosecutor-General following the publication of the resgination of Prosecutor-General Advocate Ray Goba in the Government Gazette on Friday, a senior Government official has said.

The publication of Mr Goba's resignation paves way for the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to start advertising the vacancy ahead of public interviews.

In an interview, Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mrs Virginia Mabiza said the JSC was now expected to advertise the vacancy in the media and conduct public interviews to select the new PG.

"The resignation has been confirmed and in terms of the law, the procedure of selecting a new PG must now commence," she said. "The ball is now in JSC's court and it must now advertise the vacancy, inviting nominations.

"The candidates will be subjected to public interviews from where the best candidates will be selected and the names forwarded to the Presidium for appointment."

The office of the PG has of late become a hot seat, with two previous Prosecutors- General having been fired for misconduct.

Adv Goba, who chose to resign pending an investigation into his conduct, becomes the third PG to leave office over the past years. The first to be removed from office was former Attorney-General Mr Sobusa Gula-Ndebele in May 2008, who doubled as head of criminal prosecution and civil litigation.

He was fired for conducting himself in a manner inconsistent with public office. The dismissal followed recommendations by a tribunal which investigated him.

Mr Gula-Ndebele was suceeded by Mr Johannes Tomana, who was also removed from office last year after a tribunal found him to be grossly incompetent in the execution of his duties.

Mr Kumbirai Hodzi is Acting PG with effect from July 24 this year. He was appointed when Adv Goba was suspended from office on a raft of misconduct allegations. Adv Goba was suspended on allegations of failing to prosecute high-profile cases, travelling without Cabinet authority and use of abusive language, among other charges.

Mr Hodzi had been Deputy Attorney-General in charge of the Legal Advice Section since 2012.

- the herald

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