Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime


Ginimbi arrested over ‘fresh’ 2017 fraud charges, freed on $5 000 bail

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED businessman, Genius Kadungure was Thursday hauled before Harare senior regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya facing fresh fraud charges after he allegedly skipped paying duty amounting US$90 260, 10 to Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA). His arrest comes a few days after he was released from Remand Prison after spending two weeks behind bars

Former Midlands governor Jaison Machaya

Machaya’s appeal for acquittal flops

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Pisirayi Kwenda has dismissed an application for review filed by former Midlands Governor, Jaison Machaya who was challenging a ruling by Gweru magistrate, Charity Maphosa trashing his application for discharge. Machaya is facing criminal abuse of office after he allegedly unlawfully diverted for personal benefit, over 1 000 stands

Mugodhi’s sons defy court order, face imprisonment

By Mary Taruvinga The sons of the late leader of Mugodhi Apostolic sect, Tadewu Mugodhi, risk imprisonment after they allegedly defied a court order barring them from interfering with the church’s business until pending court cases are finalised. The sons are Washington, Innocent and Enock Mugodhi who have been accused of causing problems in the

Godwills Masimirembwa

Masimirembwa dragged to court over $11 million worth botched deal

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zanu PF legislator, Godwills Masimirembwa has been dragged to court for failing to comply with an agreement he entered into with the Trustees of the September Family Trust following a deal worth US$11,2 million. The September Family Trust have approached the High Court seeking declaratory relief confirming that the Zanu PF

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi To Spend Another Weekend Behind Bars

By Mary Taruvinga BUSINESSMAN and socialite Genius Kadungure a.k.a Ginimbi will spend his second successive weekend behind bars after High Court judge, Erica Ndewere refused to hear his bail application on grounds that his case was being handled by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). The judge said such cases should be dealt with by judges

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Hwange Copper Thief Found With 682kg, Jailed 12 Months

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A HWANGE man has appeared in court for illegal possession of close to 700kg copper suspected to have been stolen from ZESA electricity lines. The copper is valued at $11 602.50 Same Gundidza, 23, residing at Railway Quarters in the coal mining town, was sold out by members of the public who

Tafadzwa Musarara

Musarara Sues Matutu, Tsenengamu $10 million For Defamation

By Mary Taruvinga GRAIN Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson, Tafadzwa Musarara has slapped suspended Zanu PF youth league bosses, Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenengamu with a $10 million lawsuit for labelling him corrupt. The two made the allegations at a press conference in Harare last week. Musarara has since filed summons at the High

19 Ugandans In Court For Illegal Entry Into Zimbabwe

By Bulawayo Correspondent A BULAWAYO magistrate Monday sentenced 19 Ugandan nationals to three months in prison for entering the country without presenting themselves to immigration officials at the Victoria Falls border post. Tomson Barisigara, 30, and 18 other Ugandan nationals appeared before Magistrate Tanashe Tashaya facing charges of contravening the Immigration Act. Tashaya wholly suspended

Wicknell Chivayo

PG-Chivayo Supreme Court showdown set for March

By Mary Taruvinga THE case in which Prosecutor General (PG), Kumbirai Hodzi is challenging a High Court judgement clearing Intratrek Zimbabwe and its director, Wicknell Chivayo of any criminal liability in the latter’s US$5,6 million fraud charge has been set for March 2 2020. The fraud stemmed from the contract entered between Intratrek and Zimbabwe

Ex-Minister Prisca Mupfumira

Mupfumira graft trial stayed

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has briefly stayed the trial of former Tourism minister, Prisca Mupfumira who is facing criminal abuse of office charges. This follows a successful application she filed last Friday. Mupfumira had excepted to the charges she is facing when her trial was supposed to start last Thursday with no luck

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi Denied Bail

By Mary Taruvinga FLAMBOYANT businessman and socialite, Genius Kadungure better known as Ginimbi, was Friday denied bail by Deputy Chief Magistrate Chrispen Mberewere. He was arrested this week facing charges of conniving with a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) officer, Alexander Gumbo to doctor documents undervaluing his imported top-of-the-range vehicle in a bid to evade paying

Marry Chiwenga

Marry Granted $1 500 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga MARRY Chiwenga, the embattled wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was Friday freed on $1 500 bail by High Court judge Justice Erica Ndewere. She landed back in the dock last week after she allegedly slapped her children’s nanny Delight Munyoro at Hellenic Primary School where the maid was picking up the

Chief Justice Luke Malaba

Chiwenga’s Supreme Court appeal set for March

By Staff Reporter CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba has postponed to March, hearing in an urgent chamber appeal filed by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga challenging a ruling by the High Court allowing his estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa to have custody of the feuding couple’s three minor children. Chiwenga approached the superior court soon after Mubaiwa was

Marry Mubaiwa

Mubaiwa remains behind bars, ruling on freedom bid on Friday

By Mary Taruvinga VICE President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa shall remain languishing in Remand Prison after her bail hearing was pushed to this Friday. She is accused of assaulting her child minder, Delight Munyoro last week. High Court judge, Erica Ndewere postponed the case to Friday saying she wanted to go through the

Embattled...Marry Mubaiwa

Court bars Marry from returning to Borrowdale mansion

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Pisirayi Kwenda has made a U-turn on his ruling allowing Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa to return to her Borrowdale matrimonial home. Kwenda said he had not been aware that the ex-army General resides at the same address. Mubaiwa is accused of attempting to kill Chiwenga

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi to spend second night locked up

By Mary Taruvinga SOCIALITE and businessman, Genius Kadungure better known as Ginimbi, will spend another night in custody after deputy chief magistrate, Chrispen Mberewere postponed ruling to his bail hearing to this Thursday. He is accused of fraud after he allegedly connived with a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officer, Alexander Gumbo to doctor documents undervaluing

Marry Mubaiwa

Jailed Marry says too sick to bash maid, in fresh bid for freedom

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED wife to Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa who is accused of assaulting her children’s nanny has approached the High court seeking freedom after spending the weekend in custody. Mubaiwa was locked up for the second time in a space of few weeks after Harare magistrate, Bianca Makwande denied her freedom