Interviews in public to select the country’s next Prosecutor General (PG) are underway in Harare today. The interviews started at around 0930am.

The panel of 7 judicial service commissioners chaired by Chief Justice Luke Malaba are taking turns to ask questions with a view to coming up with a competent prosecutor general.

First to be interviewed was Harare lawyer Mr Charles Chinyama who has indicated that he will remove the commissioned officers from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Mr Chinyama said the presence of police and military personnel at the NPA is in contravention of the constitution of Zimbabwe.

He was also asked on allegations of five counts of abuse of trust funds which are at the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ).

He, however, disputed the charges saying the LSZ has not dealt with the cases for a long time an indication that the allegations are unfounded.

The panel also dug deeper by asking him about allegations of adultery but he defended himself saying such kind of allegations are rife for male lawyers dealing with divorce cases.

Other candidates to be interviewed include Advocate Ray Goba, Mr Misheck Hogwe, Mr Wilson Manase, Ms Tecler Mapota, Mr Peter Mufunda and Mrs Florence Ziyambi.

 

 Some of the questions asked Mr Chinyama below:

Question: Mr Chinyama you are in the private practice and obviously we expect that you are earning more. Why would you want to join NPA now?

Answer: I want to serve the nation that’s why I am interested in this office.

Question: How come you don’t have reported cases with 19 years of practice?

Answer: It is a choice of those who report not to pick cases.