The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission’s Chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo has been appointed as the new Prosecutor General, replacing Kumbirai Hodzi who resigned on medical grounds.
Her appointment was revealed by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Martin Rushwaya today. In a statement, Dr Rushwaya said Justice Moyo’s appointment will start with immediate effect.
“His Excellency E.D. Mnangagwa has in terms of section 259(3) of the constitution of Zimbabwe appointed Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo as Prosecutor General with immediate effect,” reads the statement.
Justice Moyo has served in many of the country’s justice offices including the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption office as their Chairperson and Advisor to the Defence Forces.
“Justice Matanda-Moyo is the current Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission since May 2019. Justice Matanda-Moyo has vast experience in the justice delivery system having served as a Magistrate, State Advisor in the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, State Counsel (Criminal Division) of the Attorney-General prosecuting in the High and Supreme Courts.
“ She rose through the ranks to the post of Director Civil Division and Director Public Prosecution before being appointed Judge of the Labour Court (2009) and Judge of the High Court (2013). She has also served as Chairperson of the Land Acquisition Task Force and represented Zimbabwe in international cases on human rights,” reads the statement.
It is not clear if she will hold 2 portfolios, or resign from her position as the Chairperson of ZACC to serve in her new office.