President Mugabe has sworn in Mr Prince Machaya as the new Attorney-General of Zimbabwe.

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Adv. Machaya

Adv. Machaya

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President Mugabe last week appointed Mr Machaya to replace Mr Johannes Tomana who was appointed Prosecutor General last year.

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The ceremony was presided over by Vice President Mnangagwa after being duly authorised by the President to administer the oaths of loyalty and office to Mr Machaya.

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In his preamble VP Mnangagwa said, “…And whereas in terms of Section 114(2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the Attorney-General assumes office upon taking before the President, or a person authorised by the President the oath of loyalty and office.”

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The reading of the constitutional provision then saw Mr Machaya’s taking the oaths of loyalty and office

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The swearing in was attended by Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, Justice Rita Makarau, Prosecutor-General Mr Tomana among other lawyers and senior Government officials.