By Rufaro Patsayi
PROSECUTOR-General Kumbirai Hodzi on Monday responded to utterances by High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi on the issue involving his failure to comprehend legal fundamentals when he made an appeal in a high profile case.
This comes after Judge Chitapi on Thursday asked the Prosecutor General to go back to law school and familiarise himself with the country’s statutes, after he had bungled a bail appeal in a high profile case.
Hodzi was addressing the media after being vaccinated at his offices.
“I am still very sharp and I don’t need to go to any law school, like what others have said,” said Hodzi.
Chitapi last Thursday dismissed Hodzi’s appeal against bail that was granted to suspected notorious armed robber, Musa Taj Abdul, his accomplices Rudolph Tapiwa Kanhanga and Godfrey Mupamhanga.
The case was granted bail by High Court judge Benjamin Chikowero last December.
Hodzi’s attitude on this case reflected his failure to comprehend legal fundamentals when making an appeal.
Chitapi further expressed disappointment over the habit of the National Prosecuting Authority officials who always rush to the courts armed with poor applications.
Hodzi was controversially appointed PG following public interviews which were held by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in 2019 despite coming fifth out of the 10 candidates for the top job. He had failed to score 70% mark which was required in the interviews
He was then handpicked by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, after President Mnangagwa had rejected three front runners namely Calvin Mantsebo, Tinomudaishe Chinyoka and Misheck Hogwe.
Home ‘I don’t need to go back to any law school,’ PG Hodzi tells Justice Chitapi.