HARARE – Advocate Prince Machaya has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s Attorney General.

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Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa presided over the ceremony in the presence of the Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku.

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The swearing in of Advocate Machaya as the AG is in line with the constitution which provides for separation of powers between the Prosecutor General and the Attorney General.

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Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission Justice Rita Makarau welcomed the latest development saying it improves the justice delivery system.

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Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ms Virginia Mabhiza say the development is going to enhance the re-alignment of laws.

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Advocate Machaya who holds a bachelor of law degree was admitted as an Advocate in 1976.

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He joined the office of the AG in 1987 and left three years later before joining the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe where he worked for 13 years.

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In 2004, he joined the Advocate Chambers before rejoining the office of the AG in 2008 as the Deputy Attorney General up to his latest promotion.