Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Bulawayo Man Arrested After Being Caught With Zebra Skin

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested a 62-year-old man who was found in possession of a zebra skin and tail. Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said Jabulani Sifelani, who is from the city’s Nguboyenja high density suburb, was arrested in North End on Tuesday afternoon following a tip-off from members of

Gold Panner Kills Friend In Fight Over Food

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent AN illegal gold panner has been arraigned in court accused of murdering his colleague in a brawl over food. Wilbert Mutemeri (43) of Chikondoma Village, Kenzamba, was on the run since committing the heinous act on 25 August 2020. He was finally arrested last week. Mutemeri appeared before Chinhoyi

Man Stones Fellow Villager To Death Over Girlfriend

By Staff Reporter Chipinge: A 28-year-old Chisumbanje man was stoned to death by a fellow villager who accused him of having an affair with his wife. Police confirmed the incident, saying they have launched a manhunt for the suspect who is still on the run. Manicaland police spokesperson Inspector Luxson Chananda identified the deceased as

Job Sikhala

Another Weekend Behind Bars For Sikhala

By Mary Taruvinga MDC Alliance vice chairperson, Job Sikhala will spend another weekend behind bars after his bail appeal hearing was moved to the 26th of this month. The case was postponed after the state received his record of proceedings late. “The record from the Magistrates’ Court was only released yesterday (Thursday) in the afternoon

N’anga (26) Bludgeons Client To Death During Cleansing Ceremony

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A TRADITIONAL cleansing ceremony turned tragic recently after a self-styled healer bashed a Chinhoyi man to death using a log on the pretext he was attacking goblins. The traditional healer, Isaac Tete (26) of Anthens Compound, Chinhoyi Thursday appeared in court facing murder. The court heard that between 9

Hopewell Chin'ono

Judgement Reserved In Chin’ono Bail Appeal

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge David Foroma Thursday indefinitely reserved judgement on a bail appeal application lodged by freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. Chin’ono has been languishing in remand prison for two weeks after he was arrested for allegedly publishing falsehoods in a case involving a child who was initially said to have been struck

DJ Fantan

Gig Organisers Fantan, Levels, Damma Granted $10 000 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Justice David Foroma has granted popular music promoters Arnold Kamudyariwa (DJ Fantan) Tafadzwa Kadzimwe (DJ Levelz) and Damma, born Simbarashe Chanachimwe $10 000 bail each. The three had applied for bail pending appeal after they were convicted on their own guilty plea by Harare provincial head magistrate, Vongai Muchuchuti

Harare Town Clerk Hosea Chisango

Harare Town Clerk Chisango Granted $50k Bail

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE Town Clerk, Hosea Chisango, arrested Thursday on criminal abuse of office charges, has been freed on $50 000 bail by magistrate Ngoni Nduna. He is accused of giving directives that all officials should stop reporting to the chamber secretary but to him directly. Nduna ruled that the city boss should not

Girl (13) Raped While Returning From Night Party With Friends (11, 12)

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Binga: Police in Matabeleland North are hunting for a suspected sex predator who allegedly pounced on three juveniles and raped one of them as they walked home from a New Year’s Day midnight party at a local business centre in Binga. The three juveniles aged 13, 12 and 11 were among

Fadzai Mahere

Mahere Granted $10 000 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga MDC spokesperson Fadzai Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Trynos Utahwashe after spending an entire week behind bars. She is accused of publishing falsehoods in a case involving a woman whose child was erroneously reported to have been struck and killed by a baton wielding Harare police officer

Three Bulawayo Men Arrested For Ivory Possession

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo last week arrested three men after they were found in possession of five pieces of ivory. The three suspects, Leonard Murwira (48), Enock Mhlanga (62) and Pius Ntini (30) were arrested following a tip-off. Bulawayo police provincial spokesperson, Inspector Abednico Ncube said police officer on 14 January, and at

Hwange Man (37) Arrested For Raping Sisters Aged 3, 9, 11

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: Police here have arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly turned a TV room into a sex haven for raping three siblings aged 11, nine and three years on separate occasions. The little girls did not tell anyone about the abuse until December 31 when their mother noticed some unusual behaviour

Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono (left) with MDC Alliance officials, Job Sikhala and Fadzayi Mahere.

Sikhala Denied Bail, Mahere’s Hearing Postponed To Monday

By Mary Taruvinga MDC Alliance vice-chairperson Job Sikhala was Friday denied bail by Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna while the bail hearing for Fadzayi Mahere was postponed to Monday. Mahere is the MDC Alliance national spokesperson. The two were arrested recently facing charges of peddling falsehoods claiming that a police officer last week struck to death

Village Head Jailed 12 Months For Touching Niece’s (8) Privates

By John Cassim Harare: Nichodemus Dzvete, a Village Head under Chief Chikwaka, in Goromonzi District, ran out of luck on 30th December 2020, when he was slapped with a 12 months jail term for indecent assault. Provincial Magistrate Chiedza Gatsi sentenced Dzvete to 12 months imprisonment of which 7 months were “wholly suspended unless the

Harare mayor Jacob Mafume

Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume Freed On $40 000 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE mayor Jacob Mafume has finally been granted $40 000 bail by the High Court. A full judgement was not readily available and was set to be given to his lawyers Friday. His lawyer Advocate Tonderai Bhatasara confirmed. “He has been granted $40 000 bail. Only the operative part was read out

Allan Moyo

UZ Student Languishes In Prison After Calling For Revolution Against Mnangagwa

By Munashe Makuwe UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe (UZ) student Allan Moyo, arrested early last December after calling for a revolt against President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains in prison as his court records were incorrectly recorded at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. Moyo (23) is being charged with incitement to commit public violence. The state alleged Moyo, on July

Hopewell Chin'ono

Chin’ono Denied Bail

By Mary Taruvinga JOURNALIST Hopewell Chin’ono was Thursday denied bail following his arrest last Friday on charges of communicating falsehoods. Harare Magistrate Lazini Ncube ruled there was overwhelming evidence against Chin’ono and he should be remanded in prison. He also stated Chin’ono committed the current offence while on bail for two other pending matters, which

Police escort some of the robbers at the Harare Magistrates' Courts

Eight In Court Over US$2,5m Heist, US$456 626, Cars Recovered

By Mary Taruvinga Eight In Court Over US$2,5m Heist, US$456 626, Cars Recovered By Mary Taruvinga EIGHT more suspected armed robbers were Wednesday brought to court in connection with the US $2,5 million heist which occurred along the Harare-Chinhoyi Road Wednesday last week. At least US$456 626 and vehicles allegedly bought from crime proceeds have

Machete Robbers Force Businessman, Wife To Be Intimate, Video Record Act

By Staff Reporter MACHETE-ARMED robbers recently broke into a Beitbridge couple’s bedroom during the night raid before waking the husband, a businessman and his wife and forced them to be intimate while they video graphed the act from a cellphone. The suspects also allegedly sprayed the couple with an irritant chemical before escaping with property

Henrietta Rushwaya

JUST IN: Rushwaya Granted $100 000 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga CONTROVERSIAL former ZIFA chief executive and suspended president of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation, Henrietta Rushwaya was Wednesday granted $100 000 bail by Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna. She was arrested last October at the Robert Mugabe International Airport while attempting to smuggle 6kg of gold to Dubai. However, Rushwaya’s efforts to secure bail