Ray Goba to face jail for crime

Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba faces possible arrest after he allegedly personally interviewed Kudakwashe Elliot, a rape suspect, who is also a State witness in Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader, Walter Magaya’s rape trial, without reporting him to police. In a letter written to Ray Goba and copied to Justice minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Judicial Service Commission (Jsc), the lawyer representing Elliot’s rape victim gave the PG a 24-hour ultimatum to explain his actions. “From our understanding, you have…

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Mnangagwa breached the Constitution

    In the wake of a constitutional challenge to the legitimacy of the military operation that directly or indirectly brought President Emmerson Mnangagwa to power, this piece is focussed on examining the constitutional violations that seem to be haunting the new administration. I won’t dwell on the current Con Court application around the military operation, but I want to explore constitutional violations that have taken place since the President and his administration took over. The dissolution of Mugabe’s Cabinet Soon after his inauguration, Mnangagwa issued a statement in which…

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‘No more affidavit case withdrawals’

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By Mashudu Netsianda The Prosecutor-General (PG) Advocate Ray Goba has ordered prosecutors to immediately stop complainants from withdrawing matters before the court through affidavits saying the practice had no legal grounding. Prosecutor-General Advocate Ray Hamilton Goba In a circular addressed to all prosecutors, Adv Goba said the scrapping of withdrawal affidavits is in line with the adoption of the country’s new prosecutorial guidelines. “This practice of permitting complainants to depose affidavits purporting to be the basis for the State to withdraw charges against an accused person whose matter is pending…

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