President Emmerson Mnangagwa has suspended Prosecutor General Ray Goba on allegations of incompetence.
Goba has been suspended pending an investigation into his suitability to continue holding the office.
He is facing accusations of failing to prosecute high profile corruption cases.
The Justice Services Commission held a meeting on Wednesday morning and recommend that President Emmerson Mnangagwa sets up a tribunal to investigate his suitability to hold office.
Highly-placed sources said following the meeting, JSC secretary Walter Chikwanha is reported to have informed the Justice ministry of its decision and also wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa putting Goba’s troubled stay at the helm of the NPA into fresh turbulence.
Goba, who was appointed under controversial circumstances last year, is accused of failing in his duties to prosecute several corruption cases.
He is also accused of putting his office into disrepute by trading insults with lawyers and has allegedly been sneaking out of the country, on certain occasions, without Cabinet authority.
Goba told the press yesterday that he had not yet been informed of the decision of the JSC, although he acknowledged that there was a plot to oust him.