COURT WATCH 2/2018
17th September 2018
Judicial Service Commission Calls for Nominations for Position of
Prosecutor-General of Zimbabwe
POSITION OF PROSECUTOR-GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE
The Judicial Service Commission announces that a vacancy of Prosecutor-General of the Republic of Zimbabwe has arisen.
It is necessary to appoint a Prosecutor-General for the Republic of Zimbabwe.
In terms of section 259(3) as read with section 180(2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, members of the public are hereby invited to nominate suitably qualified persons to fill the above position.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PROSECUTOR-GENERAL
Section 259 (4) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that:
(4) The Prosecutor-General must be qualified for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court
Section 178 of the Constitution provides that:
(1) A person is qualified for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court if he or she is a Zimbabwean citizen and at least forty years old and, in addition—
(a) is or has been a judge of a court with unlimited jurisdiction in civil or criminal matters in a country in which the common law is Roman-Dutch or English and English is an officially recognised language; or
(b) for at least ten years, whether continuously or not, he or she has been qualified to practise as a legal practitioner—
(i) in Zimbabwe; or
(ii) in a country in which the common law is Roman-Dutch or English and English is an officially recognised language;
and is currently so qualified to practise.
(2) To be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court a person must be a fit and proper person to hold office as a judge.
Members of the public intending to nominate candidates can obtain nomination forms from:
i. The office of the Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, 2nd Floor, Causeway Building, Central Avenue, HARARE or
ii. The office of Provincial Magistrate in charge of the Province at Harare, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Bindura, Chinhoyi, Mutare, Gwanda, Marondera, Hwange and Gweru or
iii. The website of the JSC www.jsc.org.zw where they can be downloaded.
All completed nomination forms, with the nominee’s curriculum vitae attached, must be submitted to the office of the Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, 2nd Floor, Causeway Building, Central Avenue, HARARE or the office of any Provincial Magistrate in charge of a Province as specified in ii above by no later than close of business on 5 October 2018.
Note by Veritas
The nomination form can also be downloaded from the Veritas website [link]