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Ray Goba
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Ray Goba is a Zimbabwean lawyer and the current Prosecutor General. He was appointed the acting Attorney General after Johannes Tomana was suspended.


Goba learned at St Augustines High School from 1973 to 1978 before studying towards a Bachelor of Law at the University of Zimbabwe. He also holds a Postgraduate degree in Law & Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a Certificate in Criminal Prosecutions from the United Kingdom.[1]


He was the Deputy Prosecutor General in Namibia from 1998 to 31 December 2010, before he was dismissed after the country's Ministry of Home Affairs refused to give him a work permit. Goba challenged the ministry's decision in court but lost. He had been released from the Zimbabwean justice ministry on secondment and offered a two-year contract by the Namibian government.[2] Goba was sworn in as the acting Prosecutor General on July 7 2016.[3]


  1. Ray Goba, LinkedIn, published: No Date Given, retrieved: July 8, 2016
  2. Zim lawyer loses fight for work permit, Namibian Sun, published: June 21, 2011, retrieved: July 8, 2016
  3. President gives Tomana tribunal 3 months, Herald, published: July 8, 2016, retrieved: July 8, 2016