The Tribunal set up in terms of Section 187 (3) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe by President Robert Mugabe to determine Johannes Tomana’s suitability to continue as Prosecutor-General, met on Monday last week and gave him 10 days to respond to six charges being levelled against him ranging from gross incompetence to gross misconduct.
Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Mrs Mabiza confirmed the developments to The Herald and said,
The Prosecutor-General has been served with papers outlining the basis of the inquiry and articulating the allegations arising from the information served to the President by the Judicial Service Commission. The Prosecutor-General was given 10 days within which to respond. Thereafter the Tribunal is expected to conduct a hearing. The Prosecutor-General is facing at least six allegations.
The Tribunal is chaired by Retired High Court Judge Justice Moses Chinhengo and its other members are Commissioners Emmanuel Magade and Mrs Melina Matshiya. Tomana is facing six charges stemming from his refusal to respect court rulings.
The Tribunal seeks to inquire Tomana’s conduct with respect to court orders issued by the High Court and another issued by the Supreme Court in cases between Francis Maramwidze versus Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and another, Telecel Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd versus Attorney-General and Professor Charles Muchemwa Nherera versus Jayesh Shah.
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