Mary Taruvinga

Jailed former mines ministry perm sec’s appeal hearing delayed

By Lisa Nyanhongo  JAILED former Mines secretary, Francis Gudyanga, told the High Court Thursday that he has more points to add on to his appeal against conviction and sentence resulting in the hearing being pushed to a later date. The hearing is now set for July 27 to allow his lawyer to refresh his heads

Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers make last deliveries as auction season ends

By XINHUA Early morning on the last day of Zimbabwe’s tobacco auction season, trucks carrying tobacco bales waited to offload the crop at the Tobacco Auction Floors in the capital Harare. Trucks carrying tobacco bales wait to deliver the crop at the Tobacco Auction Floors in Harare, Zimbabwe, on July 19, 2022. The tobacco auction season,

Cellphone gives away rapist cattle herder; jailed 10 years for violating girl (11)

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent  A 26-year-old cattle herder, Carlington Horai who was head-over-heels in love with an under-age girl, will forever rue the day he offered her a smartphone as token to silence her from exposing rape. The gadget which the 11-year-old kept as a secret was later discovered by her mother, prompting

RBZ says gold coin buyers will need to prove source of funds

By Xinhua THE central bank recently announced the introduction of the gold coins as a store of value amid soaring inflation and depreciation of the local Zimbabwean dollar against major currencies. The bank on Monday issued guidelines for the purchase of the Mosi-oa-Tunya gold coins, which will be released on July 25, saying that the

Government take up Pomona payments 

By Reason Razao Government says it has undertaken to update payments duly owed to Geogenix B.V in the controversial Pomona waste management deal between Harare City Council (HCC) and the German investors while the local authority comes up with strategies to improve its financial systems. Government will pay May, June and July installments to Geogenix

“Stop picking fights with investors,” Minister July Moyo tells mayor Jacob Mafume 

By Thandiwe Garusa  LOCAL government minister, July Moyo has told Harare mayor Jacob Mafume to stop picking fights with Netherlands based ‘investor’ Geogenix BV and focus on cleaning the city. This comes at a time when there have been clashes between Harare City Council and government over the Pomona waste management deal. Council has been

LATEST: Sikhala bid to avoid prosecution fails

By Staff Reporter CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Zengeza West application challenging his placement on remand has been dismissed by Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje. Sikhala is being charged with defeating the course of justice after he allegedly published a video commenting on the murder of CCC activist Moreblesing Ali. Prosecutors

Pastor caught on camera stealing from his own church 

By Paul Katanda   A 31-year-old pastor was caught on camera stealing property worth US$13,000 from his church, a Harare court heard on Wednesday. Adolf Lwazi Moyo appeared in court charged with two theft counts. He was remanded in custody awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to the charges. The court heard that on July 11 this

Bona Mugabe and husband Chikore granted chance to fight for Mazowe Farm

By Mary Taruvinga  HIGH Court judge, Justice Rodgers Manyangadze, has granted Bona and Simbarashe Mutsahuni Chikore a chance to fight for their Mazowe farm by staying execution of an earlier judgement evicting them. The couple was barred from occupying part of the farm last month after a High Court judge, Munamato Mutevedzi, granted a default

Jailed exPerm Sec Gudyanga’s appeal hearing set down for this Thursday 

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court Judge, Justice Pisirayi Kwenda, is this Thursday expected to hear the appeal by former secretary for mines, professor Francis Gudyanga who is serving two and half years for abusing his duties as a public officer. Gudyanga was in February this year caged for four years by a Harare magistrate, Barbara

Juvenile stabs peer to death following a disagreement  

By Paul Katanda A student at Zengeza 2 High School aged 16 is answering to murder charges after he stabbed a fellow student to death following an altercation not outlined in court papers. Social media reports, however, claim that the boys fought over a girlfriend. The 16-year-old whose identity is being protected was not asked

All set for the LitFest ninth edition in Harare 

By Lisa Nyanhongo  ALL is set for the ninth annual international LitFest which comes to life on November 23 and will run till November 26. It is a space where writers, academics and readers discuss and critique literature. Several activities have been lined up at selected venues around Harare and will be announced in due

Evicted Manzou villagers get US$30k compensation 

By Mary Taruvinga  ARNOLD Farm villagers who lost their homes and property through illegal evictions instigated by government and former First Lady Grace Mugabe have won more than US$30 000 in compensation. This follows a successful lawsuit filed before Bindura magistrate, Miriam Banda. The magistrate held Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers liable for unlawful conduct

Harare City Council win Sunshine Development land deal case 

By Mary Taruvinga  Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation (The federation) has lost a court case where it was seeking cancellation of the Deeds of transfers of the land to Sunshine Development Private Limited. The federation took Harare City Council (HCC) to court last year, alleging that Sunshine Development had not paid anything towards the land. High

Mahere falsehoods trial stalls as key witness plays hard to get

By Mary Taruvinga THE trial in which Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) national spokesperson Fadzai Mahere is accused of publishing falsehoods has stalled amid reports that a key witness is nowhere to be found. Mahere landed in the dock after she allegedly published falsehoods by tweeting that a police officer had killed a baby with a truncheon.