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Magaisa Discusses Prosecutor General Hodzi's Resignation From The "Hot Seat"

Magaisa Discusses Prosecutor General Hodzi's Resignation From The

Alex Tawanda Magaisa, a law lecturer in the United Kingdom, has said the resignation of Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi from the “hot seat” will not change anything as President Mnangagwa will “unilaterally” appoint another one. Magaisa who is a former Chief of Staff in the office of a former Prime Minister, the late Morgan Tsvangirai, said Hodzi failed to execute his duties diligently during his tenure of office. Pindula News presents Magaisa’s Twitter thread on the matter:

One of the key referees, Prosecutor-General Hodzi has resigned due to ill-health. The PG’s office was supposed to chart a new course after the 2013 Constitution. But its record in politically-related matters remains abysmal & it’s institutionally biased toward the ruling party

The turnover rate at the PG’s office is too high with 3 PGs since 2013. Tomana was fired by Mugabe in 2017. ED brought him back as Ambassador to the DRC. His successor resigned while he was under investigation. And now Hodzi has gone citing ill-health. It’s a hot seat!

Hodzi’s appointment was not without controversy. He wasn’t the best performer at the interviews. But he was ED’s favourite and he picked him anyway. ED changed the rules last year with the amendment & now unilaterally appoints the PG without the need for public interviews.

Hodzi’s record was marked by inaction in key incidents. The political killings of civilians in August 2018 & January 2019 happened under his watch but no one was ever prosecuted. The Motlanthe Commission’s recommendations to prosecute offenders were literally ignored.

However, lawyers, journalists and political activists were subjected to lawfare strategies, with prosecutors leading the harassment of the likes of Hopewell Chin’ono, Job Sikhala, Beatrice Mtetwa, Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri, Netsai Marova & countless others.

One of the most high-profile cases in his tenure was the arrest of Henrietta Rushwaya who was caught red-handed with 6.9kg of gold at the RG Mugabe International Airport in Harare. Although this happened in October 2020 & it’s an uncomplicated case she is yet to be prosecuted.

Hodzi’s departure won’t change anything. ED will just appoint another favourite who will look after his and the ruling party’s interests. There are quite a few who have been campaigning and doing apprenticeship for a role in recent years. If anything, things may get worse.

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21 Comments

Gray 2 months ago

Zvino ndishamisa kuti a twitter message ofsome guy becomes news. Really?...a twitter message..kushaya mari ndiko kunoita kuti ndiverenge Pindula otherwise some of this so called "news" is garbage


Gray 2 months ago

Ini ndasiyana newe...i still have standards. Fact is this is not news. Hameno iwe unomedza whatever is put on your plate. Muchamedza dhoodhi vana Bright..pano handibve

Bright 2 months ago

Saka Buda pano ka wabatwa huro kti uverenge hee

Wiseman 2 months ago

The PG's office will continue to be a joke until the day Hanrietta Rushwaya is sentenced behind bars


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

YOUR BUSH LAWYER SUFFERED A STROKE AND IS SILL RECOVERING. I AM ENJOYING YOUR COMMENTS. PLEASE KEEP ON PINDULA ALIVE.


Mdara Odza 2 months ago

Get well soon

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Ghetto Yut 2 months ago

Magaisa anyora chokwadi vakuda zve Russia tengai Dstv muone


Bright 2 months ago

Yaaa wataura chokwadi iwe

2 months ago


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

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Chieftain Chitero 2 months ago

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Junior elder 2 months ago

Kushata woshata nemoyo uuuum


Elder chimut 2 months ago

Ko uyo ane scarf anoita sekuti ari **** ndiani ndaifunga kt kana munhu akaita mari unonakirira manje uuum kudarikwa neanodya sadza nemufushwa sure kkkkkkk vote sponono doctor nero


factos 2 months ago

@lancelot face like mnangagwa and chiwenga combined 😂😂


Coole 2 months ago

Chiwenga kungcono kkkkkk Mnangagwa and Matemadanda combined

Bright 2 months ago

Madii masiya kuverenga henyu


Lancelot 2 months ago

What kind of ****ery is this one. This is poor journalism. Please Pindula if you don't have news just post Russia-Ukraine war updates.


Pala 2 months ago

Tengai data murave zvomoda

Aleck 2 months ago

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