Hodzi’s appointment as PG back in spotlight

ConCourt will tomorrow hear an application filed by a Harare lawyer who is attempting to reverse the appointment of Kumbirai Hodzi as Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor-General (PG).

Joshua Chirambwe’s objection comes hardly a fortnight after another man, Simbarashe Zuze made a similar demand.

In his application, Zuze cited President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), Chief Justice Luke Malaba, Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and Hodzi as respondents.

Through his lawyer advocate Thabani Mpofu, Zuze said Hodzi was not fit to hold the post of the country’s top prosecutor, given that he did not fare well in the interviews and, as such, his appointment must, therefore, be declared null and void.

Some of the candidates who participated in last year’s interviews are Calvin Mantsebo, Tinomudaishe Chinyoka, Misheck Hogwe, Jessie Majome, Justice Maphios Cheda, Wendy Rowesai Chingeya, Florence Ziyambi, Edios Edmund Marondedza and Noria Mashumba.

Apparently, out of the list, Mantsebo, Chinyoka and Hogwe were the top three respectively.

Zuze said it was clear from the public interviews that Hodzi had struggled to answer questions from the interviewing panel.The Zuze matter is pending under case number CCZ3/19.

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