Prosecutor-general Ray Goba in trouble over Walter Magaya’s rape case


Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba faces possible arrest after he allegedly personally interviewed Kudakwashe Elliot, a ra_pe suspect, who is also State witness in Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries prophet Walter Magaya’s ra_pe trial, without reporting him to police.

In a letter addressed to Goba, the lawyer representing Elliot’s ra_pe victim gave the PG a 24-hour ultimatum to account for his actions.

Prosecutor-General Ray Goba

“From our understanding, you have personally interviewed Kudakwashe Ellot and that despite having knowledge of the fact that he is an accused, who had put himself beyond the reach of the law.

“You have nonetheless tried to put himself beyond the reach of the law. You have nonetheless chosen to interact and consort with him without informing the police. In this regard, our client is aware that you had a duty to report Elliot’s presence to the police,” the lawyers said.

“You have, accordingly, aided and abetted a criminal, who has incessantly tried to put himself beyond the reach of the law. You have, in this regard, committed a serious criminal misconduct for which you are liable to be prosecuted. We, therefore, demand that you do the following within the 24 hours: explain to us, for the benefit of our client, why you have abdicated your constitutional function in this most reprehensible manner . . . Should you not do so, we shall be proceeding to make a formal report with the police for your immediate arrest and eventual prosecution.”

Goba is yet to respond to the allegations.

– NewsDay

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