Prince Machaya is a Zimbabwean legal practitioner and the Current Attorney General.He is also an advocate of the High Court who has been practising law since 1976.

Prince Machaya
Prince Machaya, Attorney General, Johannes Tomana, Judges in Zimbabwe
Attorney General - Prince Machaya
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Attorney General
Preceded by Johannes Tomana
Personal details
Born Prince Machaya



Machaya has had a long history of involvement in legal matters dating as far back as 1976.


Prominent Legal Cases Involved In

  1. Represented Zimbabwe at the SADC Tribunal landmark farm case in 2008, when white farmers who were removed from their land took Zimbabwe to the regional court.[2] Zimbabwe would go on to lose the case,[3] but the court would later be disband.</ref> Zimbabwe would go on to lose the case[4]
  2. Represents President Robert Mugabe in applying for a delay to hold by-elections in 3 vacant constituencies. Wins the case and elections and held at the same time in July 2013.[5]
  3. Part of legal team that represents Zimbabwe in $45m diamond seizure in Belgium. Zimbabwe wins the case to have the diamonds returned.[6]

Some Articles About Prince Machaya

Parliament Has No Power To Probe Hwange Colliery Company- Attorney General Tue Nov 20 2018

‘Mnangagwa Refused To Be Served With Chamisa Court Papers’ Sun Aug 12 2018

Ministry Complains About ZACC in Grace PhD Case, Says We Never Made Any Complaint Tue Mar 13 2018

See more news on Prince Machaya


  1. Fidelis Munyoro and Daniel Nemukuyu, President appoints AG, Herald, Published: 20 Feb 2015, Retrieved: 20 Feb 2015
  2. Tribunal lacks power to reverse land reforms: Zim lawyer , Race and History, Published: 20 Jul 2008, Retrieved: 20 Feb 2015
  3. SADC Tribunal Court Case: The Campbell Case, Mike Campbell Foundation, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: 20 Feb 2015
  4. Zvamaida Murwira, Regional leaders permanently disband SADC tribunal, Herald, Published: 20 Aug 2012, Retrieved: 20 Feb 2015
  5. High Court grants Mugabe by-election delay, NewZimbabwe, Published: 5 Apr 2013, Retrieved: 20 Feb 2015
  6. Itai Mazire, Zimbabwe recovers $45m diamonds seized by SA company, Chronicle, Published: 8 Dec 2014, Retrieved: 20 Feb 2015