PROSECUTOR GENERAL'S JOB ON THE LINE


Prosecutor-general Ray Goba has failed to prosecute several high profile corruption cases and now risks losing his job.

The Judiciary Service Commission has written and asked him to give reasons why a tribunal should not be set up to investigate his suitability to hold office.

The Standard reports that Goba is also accused of putting his office into disrepute by trading insults with lawyers and has allegedly been sneaking out of the country, on certain occasions, without Cabinet’s authority.

Yesterday Goba would neither deny nor confirm that he received the letter from the JSC. “Where did you get that from? That is very interesting, that’s my comment,” he said.

Goba took over from Johannes Tomana, who was fired by former president Robert Mugabe in July last year.

Tomana was accused of refusing to prosecute former Telecel acting chairperson Jane Mutasa and former Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke, who was later convicted of rape.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently appointed an anti-corruption commission unit in his office, saying the NPA had failed to effectively deal with corruption cases.

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