Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses the ZANU-PF party's top decision making body, the Politburo, in the capital Harare, in this February 10, 2016 file photo. Mugabe turns 92 on Sunday amid increasing signs he is angling for life presidency, but fighting in the ruling party over his successor has become acrimonious and bitter as Zimbabwe struggles with a severe drought and economic slowdown. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/Files
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses the ZANU-PF party's top decision making body, the Politburo, in the capital Harare, in this February 10, 2016 file photo. Mugabe turns 92 on Sunday amid increasing signs he is angling for life presidency, but fighting in the ruling party over his successor has become acrimonious and bitter as Zimbabwe struggles with a severe drought and economic slowdown. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/Files

Zim Public Prosecutor suspended

By Christopher Mahove Time of article published Jul 7, 2016

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Harare - Zimbabwe’s Public Prosecutor Johannes Tomana has become the latest victim of the infighting in the fractured ruling Zanu PF party after he was suspended from the post and an acting prosecutor general immediately sworn in by President Robert Mugabe Thursday to replace him.

President Mugabe on Thursday swore in Ray Goba as the acting prosecutor along with a tribunal consisting of Moses Chinhengo (chairman) Emmanuel Magede and Melania Matshiya.

They were sworn in at a brief ceremony at State House in Harare and will serve for the next three months.

The country’s Judicial Services Commission is reported to have met on May 16 and resolved to recommend Tomana’s dismissal saying he was no longer suitable for the post.

Tomana is facing criminal charges at the magistrate’s court for allegedly illegally releasing suspects accused of plotting to bomb the First Family’s Gushungo Dairies.

The bombings were linked to the succession battles in Zanu PF and Tomana was apparently targeted for allegedly siding with a faction opposed to First Lady Grace Mugabe’s ascendancy to the top hierarchy of the former liberation war movement.

African News Agency

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