Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

File pic: Police manning roadblocks at times act irrationally leading to wrongful arrests and detentions

Wrongful arrest: Bulawayo police officers fight property seizures

By Bulawayo Correspondent THREE Bulawayo based police officers have filed an urgent chamber application at the Bulawayo High Court challenging a writ of execution against their properties. In March this year, Bulawayo High Court Judge, Justice Martin Makonese ordered Inspector Felix Tandi, Detective Sergeant Brain Munyanyi, Constable Artwell Sibanda and Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Cain Mathema

VP Kembo Mohadi

VP Mohadi drags business partners to court

By Mary Taruvinga VICE President, Kembo Mohadi has dragged his former business partners, Tichaona Mushipe and Oscar Chiromo, to court demanding US$107 135 after he pulled out of their Beitbridge based company Malindi Storage and Logistics (Private) Limited (MTS). Mohadi, who was was the main shareholder in the company, says the auditor established that he

ZBC bosses Mavhura, colleague granted $5 000 bail

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive officer (CEO) Patrick Mavhura was Tuesday granted $5 000 bail after languishing in jail for four days. He is jointly charged with former ZBC head finance, administration and human resources, Benania Shumba who was also freed on $5 000 bail. The State alleges that the

Judge orders Police, Minister to release seized SA-registered car

By Staff Reporter A High Court judge has ordered government and the police to release within seven days, a South African-registered vehicle they seized in Harare from one Jeffrey Hondo Gwisai while claiming it had been stolen from the neighbouring country. The order was directed at the Home Affairs Minister, the Police Commissioner General and

Mugabe loyalist tries to use ex-leader’s funeral to escape trial

By Court Reporter A bid by Zanu PF loyalist Rodney Dangarembizi to delay his trial Friday using late former President Robert Mugabe’s funeral has been scorned by the presiding magistrate for an attempt to personalise the event. Dangarembizi, a former Zanu PF youth league member, is being tried for theft. He is accused of diverting

Bindura Nickel drags tenant to court for failing to pay rentals

By Ebenezzer Sibanda THE Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BNC) has taken a tenant, one Masocha Mutengwa to court for failing to pay rentals amounting to US$9 600 and $3 059.22. According to court papers, in 2016, the two entered into an agreement in which Mutengwa would use BNC premises. Mutengwa went on to default on

Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema has failed to pay a model for wrongul arrest

Model wants US$20K from Mathema, US$25K from Hodzi for wrongful arrest and prosecution

By Ebenezzer Sibanda HARARE model Tafadzwa Mushunje has approached the High Court seeking an order to force Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema and Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi to pay a total of US$45 000 in damages following her arrest three years ago. Mushunje was arrested for reportedly deliberately infecting his boyfriend’s minor child with HIV/AIDS.

State broadcaster sued by builder

ZBC in court for neglecting to pay project contractor

By Ebenezzer Sibanda Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has been taken to court by a building contractor for failure to pay for construction services offered. ZBC reportedly contracted B & S Mchecken Contractors to construct a museum at its premises in Harare at a cost of US$112 542.72. An agreement was reportedly entered into on January 29,

Businessman and politician Joseph Makamba-Busha

Busha drags ZCTU consultant to court over US$65 000 fraud

By Mary Taruvinga PRESIDENTIAL candidate and philanthropist, Joseph Makamba Busha has dragged a Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) consultant Vimbai Mushongera, to court over allegations of attempting to swindle him of US$65 000. Mushongera, 50, appeared before Harare Magistrate, Learnmore Mapiye facing fraud charges. She was freed on $300 bail coupled with stringent reporting

Thabitha Khumalo

Court orders police to release Khumalo vehicle

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo High Court has ordered police to release MDC national chairperson, Thabitha Khumalo’s Ford Ranger which was seized during a party mobilising exercise for the foiled MDC demonstration in in the city last month. Khumalo and six other activists including Senator Helen Mpofu were arrested for distributing fliers urging members of

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo

ZIFA dragged to court for failing to pay debt

By Ebenezer Sibanda BARELY a week after it was dragged to court for failing to settle an accommodation debt, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has been dragged to court again by LED Travel and Tours (Pvt) Ltd for failing to pay back a loan of $37 697. LED Travel alleges that Zifa owes them $37

Mthwakazi activists freed on $100 bail each

By Bulawayo Correspondent FIVE Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists arrested Wednesday at the Bulawayo High Court while demonstrating during the bail hearing of Ntabazinduna Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni were Friday granted $100 bail each by a Bulawayo magistrate. Partone Xaba (43) , Akim Ndebele (32) , Prince Ncube (28) , Ndabazelizwe Ncube (38) and Mongameli

POTRAZ dragged to court for evading debt, pays RTGS

By Ebenezzer Sibanda Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has been dragged to court by McDonald Fire Protection and Mechanical services for failing to settle a $US24 511.59 debt. According to court papers filed by Mcdonald, in June 2018 the parties entered into an agreement in which the plaintiff would renovate POTRAZ building.

Unexplained wealth ex-Zimra officer ditched by wife

By Mary Taruvinga A former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officer, who is accused of acquiring unexplained wealth during his time with the tax collector, allegedly went on to flash money on women, court has heard. This has emerged barely a day after the prosecutor General (PG) begged the High Court to forfeit the underfire ex-official,

'ED Pfee' singer Kennedy Sanyanga

Ed Pfee hit maker in trouble over rape

By Mary Taruvinga A MUSICIAN who became popular after composing a song, ED Pfee, congratulating President Emmerson Mnangagwa for winning elections, Kennedy Sanyanga is being accused of rape. The popular jingle composer, popularly known as Chief Shumba in the music industry, is being accused of raping a house maid who works at a Waterfalls home

Paddington Japajapa

MDC activists, Japajapa seeks bail at the Court, judgement reserved

By Mary Taruvinga JAILED MDC activist, Paddington Japajapa has approached the High Court seeking bail pending appeal against his conviction and sentence. Japajapa was recently jailed three years after he was convicted for inciting the public to commit political violence when he accused the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) of rigging the 2018 harmonised elections in

Munyaradzi Kereke

Kereke: Prosecutor General lied

By Ebenezzer Sibanda FORMER Bikita West Lesgilator Munyaradzi has filed an application claiming Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi lied. According to Kereke, Hodzi’s lies were relied upon by a High Court judge to pass a determination in one case he was accused of being given preferential treatment by prison officials. “Application is to restore and protect