HARARE: Some 11 candidates have been nominated for interviews to fill the post of Prosecutor-General (PG) in Zimbabwe, following the resignation of Ray Goba in August.
A notice from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Friday announced that the commission would on Nov. 1 conduct public interviews for the candidates, who include the current acting PG Kumbirai Hodzi and former deputy PG Florence Ziyambi.
Ziyambi was earlier this year moved from the PG’s office and reassigned to the Office of the President and Cabinet as a government lawyer.
Also among the candidates is former opposition legislator Jessie Majome, who lost her Harare West parliamentary seat to new-comer Joana Mamombe.
All in all, four female candidates are vying for the post, with the others being former Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission technical adviser Noria Mashumba and Wendy Chingeya.
Incidentally, Chingeya was part of a three-member tribunal appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in July to investigate the then suspended Goba, who had been accused of misconduct and incompetence by the JSC.
However, the tribunal did not carry out the work following Goba’s resignation.
There is pressure for the next PG to be a woman, with the Professional Women, Women Executives and Business Women’s Forum appealing to Mnangagwa this week to consider appointing a woman as part of efforts to empower them and enhance gender equality.