Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Court clears school head who forced pupil to strip naked

Matabeleland North Correspondent A SECONDARY school deputy headmistress who allegedly forced a Form One girl to undress in the presence of other teachers in Hwange was all smiles on Friday after a magistrate cleared of any wrongdoing. Possenta Kwidini, aged 50, was facing a charge of seriously impairing the dignity of another person after she

Jailed Cameroonian asylum seeker begs for deportation to war-torn homeland

By Mary Taruvinga A CAMEROONIAN national, who was jailed last month after he was convicted for contravening Zimbabwe’s Immigration Act, has begged the High Court to order his immediate release and deportation to his conflict hit motherland. Frank Imani fled from his country back in 2004 and has known no peace after staying in a

Temba Mliswa

Mliswa booted out of bar by war vets

By Mary Taruvinga INDEPENDENT legislator for Norton, Temba Mliswa has rushed to court with an urgent chamber application after members of Zimbabwe’s militant war veterans association booted him and others out of Karoi Country Club. Mliswa, who chairs the club, said the organisation did this through Joseph Serima Manjengwe, Alick Chingodza, Life Magedi and Bridget

MDC Bulawayo MP in court for defrauding burial society

By Bulawayo Correspondent MDC MP for Makokoba, James Sithole (45) and three others Wednesday appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate facing two counts of defrauding Makokoba Burial Society of US$4250. Sithole, also a member of the burial society, appeared before Magistrate Shepherd Munjanja together with Jacob Manyange (64), Raymond Gombeza (47) and Manyara Muzamani (49). Bob

Ex-Minister Prisca Mupfumira

Graft accused ex-minister ‘confirmed mentally’ unstable to stand trial

By Mary Taruvinga A RENOWNED psychiatrist has “confirmed” corruption accused former Tourism Minister, Prisca Mupfumira to be mentally unstable to stand trial for her alleged offences. Her lawyer, Charles Chinyama disclosed this when the embattled ex-government official appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court Monday for trial commencement. Trial was deferred to allow the State to

Frank Buyanga

Child custody fight: Buyanga ex fires back

By Staff Reporter SOUTH Africa based property tycoon Frank Buyanga’s ex-girlfriend, Chantelle Muteswa has approached the High Court challenging her ex’s claims she has acquired an American visa she intended to use to run away with the couple’s five year old son, who is at the centre of a bruising custody fight between the two.

NetOne sues thieving employee

By Mary Taruvinga NETONE Cellular (Private) Limited has dragged its former employee, Lawrence Gora to court after he failed to account for stock worth US$29 651. The company accuses Gora of having stolen or neglected his duty to safeguard the stock resulting in it going missing. Now the network service provider wants Gora to pay

Mugodhi’s sons lock congregants out of church

By Mary Taruvinga THE sons of late leader of Mugodhi Apostolic sect leader Bishop, Tadewu Mugodhi are reportedly causing havoc in the church following the passing on of their father in October this year. In a desperate attempt to bring back sanity, the church has rushed to the High Court with an urgent chamber application

Robin Vela

Ex-NSSA boss confronts successor, Herald with $5 million defamation suit

By Staff Reporter FORMER National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board chairperson Robin Vela has confronted his successor, Cuthbert Chidoori with a $2, 5 million lawsuit for defamation after the latter caused publication of a story claiming the parastatal was losing more pensioners money. Vela also sued The Herald deputy news editor, Africa Moyo for the

Wicknell Chivayo

ZPC saga: Chivayo queries Supreme Court appeal without his approval

By Mary Taruvinga CONTROVERSIAL businessman Wicknell Chivayo, whose company, Intratek is currently embroiled in a fight with Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) over the US$5 million Gwanda solar project, has approached the High Court complaining about how the court’s registrar handled the case. Chivayo filed the application seeking to rectify a record of appeal allegedly prepared

Tinashe Nengomasha

Ex-Warriors star in divorce row with Tuku daughter

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Warriors star Tinashe Nengomasha’s marriage is on verge of collapse after his wife, Samantha (nee Mtukudzi), has filed divorce summons against him. Samantha, daughter of the late veteran musician and national hero Oliver Mtukudzi, has filed a High Court application seeking a decree of divorce against the one-time Kaizer Chiefs regular.

Businessman Joseph Busha

Busha’s ‘con woman’ granted passport

By Mary Taruvinga A Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) former consultant who allegedly attempted to swindle 2018 presidential elections candidate Joseph Busha out of US$65 000 was Friday temporarily granted her passport after begging the court to release it so she could visit outside the country. Vimbai Mushongera (50), ZCTU’s consultant on social investments

Cases of rape are on the increase across the country

Decade in jail for Gutu rapist

By Tonderai Saharo A 60-year-old Gutu man was on Thursday sentenced to 13 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually abusing his neighbour’s 13-year-old daughter. Alex Mufandaedza of Ngandashanga Village under Chief Gutu, was convicted after a full trial when he appeared before Masvingo Regional Magistrate Dambudzo Malunga . However, three years of his

Telecel Headquarters in Harare

Telecel dragged to court over US$749 900 debt

By Mary Taruvinga AN Egyptian company rendering a variety of services to Telecel Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, ARPU Telecommunications Services S.A.E Limited, has dragged the former to court over a debt amounting US$749 900. ARPU telecommunications is an Egyptian Joint Stock Company established under the laws of Egypt with commercial registration number 5268. The company has

Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe ordered to pay lawyer

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Edith Mushore has ordered former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her son, Russell Goreraza to pay $278 304 to a local law firm which represented the duo in several court cases. The order was issued on November 15 2019 directing the two to pay Manase and Manase Legal Practitioners.

Zvoma divorce saga gets nastier

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Clerk of Parliament, Austin Zvoma is in trouble after he failed to turn up for a pre-trial conference in divorce case with his estranged wife, Maria (nee Jeche). Zvoma was held in contempt of court recently resulting in High Court judge, Sylvia Chirawu Mugomba striking off his application to defend the

Mimosa loses almost US$1 million to former employees

By Mary Taruvinga MIMOSA Mining Company has dragged to court, a syndicate of former employees who allegedly swindled the company of nearly US$1 million after they manipulated signatures to authorise unlawful payments. In summons now before the High Court, the suspects manipulated signatures that authorised overtime and acting allowances, earning themselves extra allowances that did

Prominent Bulawayo activist, three others jailed 7 years over January violence

By Bulawayo Correspondent PROMINENT Bulawayo political activist, Josphat “Mzaca” Ngulube (34) and three others, were Friday sentenced to seven years in prison for public violence related to the January civil unrest. Bulawayo magistrate, Tinashe Tashaya suspended one year on condition that the four will not commit a similar crime within six years. About two weeks