Radio VOP has exclusively obtained the names of the secretive
panel set up by controversial Attorney General Johannes Tomana to probe
possible violations of the country's laws by Zimbabweans fingered in
The panel is composed of Zanu (PF) functionaries namely
Terence Hussein, Simplicious Chihambakwe, Farai Mutamangira, Gerald
Mlotshwa and Nyaradzo Priscilla Munangati.
Tomana announced in
the state media recently that he had set up the probe team but refused
to reveal the identities of the five-member panel Zimbabweans fear is
targeted at charging Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai with treason after
he was widely quoted in the WikiLeaks dispatches.
President Robert Mugabe's lawyer and has represented several government
and Zanu (PF) officials, among them former spin-doctor Jonathan Moyo.
Mutamangira, who is a senior partner in Munangati and Associates is the
lawyer representing Mines Minister Obert Mpofu, and the government in
the fight against the international crusade over Zimbabwe's Marange
diamonds. Chihambakwe headed the probe into the 1980s political
disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands disturbances while Mlotshwa is
well-known as the lawyer Didymus Mutasa, the Zanu (PF) secretary for
administration and the Minister of State in the President's Office.
said on Thursday it was not surprising that they were no independent
lawyers on the probe team whose set-up was part of the resolution of the
Zanu (PF) congress held in Mutare in December, 2010.