The National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe is established under Section 258 of the Constitution while the Office of the Prosecutor General is established in terms of Section 259. Section 258 provides that there is a National Prosecuting Authority which is responsible for instituting and undertaking criminal prosecutions on behalf of the State and discharge any functions that are necessary or incidental to such prosecutions.

Our Principal



Welcome to the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPAZ). The NPAZ is a government agency that is responsible for combating crime and corruption. Our mandate is to institute and undertake criminal Prosecutions on behalf of the State. We strive to promote a just and fair system for all persons who approach the courts, preserving the rights of arrested and detained persons as provided for by the Constitution. Prosecutors deal with serious cases of crime and corruption thus contributing immensely to the realisation of the rule of law, justice, peace, development, human rights and most importantly Government’s objective of an upper middle-income economy by the year 2030.

Our NDS1 Mandate

In terms of the National Development Strategy 1 the National Prosecuting Authority is working hard to deliver on the Justice, Law and Order Sectoral Outcomes by contributing to:

Our Values and Ethos


We uphold the principle of equity, fairness and impartiality in the discharge of our duties. Accessibility of our services to all is a major priority to us.


We aspire always to be honest and to be guided by the truth and to abide by exemplary moral standards


We uphold the principle that all people (including all our team members), should be held accountable


The National Prosecuting Authority team strives for competency, effectiveness and efficiency. We take pride in the manner we present ourselves, and our work


In the exercise of our independence we have the courage and emotional strength to remain steadfast in the face of adversity, danger or temptation


We empathize with victims of crime, and all our clients can expect our best effort always to serve diligently