Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Old Mutual Group finance director in court for forex dealing

By Lisa Nyanhongo OLD Mutual Zimbabwe Group finance director Nyarai Takuranazvo Tsungayi  Mudekunye Friday appeared in  court  Facing allegations of unlawfully dealing in foreign  currency. Mudekunye is being charged with a count of contravening the Exchange Control Act. He appeared before Harare magistrate Yeukai Dzuda who granted him $15 000 bail. According to the state, on January 21 2021

Man in court for withholding employer’s vehicles

By Paul Katanda A 34-year- old man from Mutare is being charged with theft of trust property after he refused to give back a car allegedly belonging to his former employer. Abisha Mapasure appeared before Harare Magistrate, Babra Mateko, and he was remanded out of custody to June 16 for trial commencement. Mapasure was employed by

ZETDC foreman caged two years for transformer theft

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) foreman at Mablerign Depot, Pearson Kadzviti, has been caged two years for stealing his employer’s 500 kVA transformer. Kadzviti, who was in acting capacity, was convicted and sentenced by a Harare magistrate after a full trial. Kadzviti will, however, serve 18 months effective after six months

Man calls time on marriage after being denied conjugal rights

By Staff Reporter A SEX starved man, Kostanteno Ngandu, domiciled in United Kingdom has called it quits with his wife for denying him conjugal rights. He has filed for divorce at the Harare High court divorcing his wife Emmah Zvamaziva Ngandu nee Mashingaidze, saying she has starved him for several months. “The parties have not had normal and

Grace Mugabe drags former accountant to court over US$42k fraud 

By Paul Katanda FORMER First Lady Grace Mugabe’s accountant was Thursday hauled to court answering to US$42 636 fraud. Jabulani Cornerstone Dumbura (37) an employee at Grace Mugabe Foundation and manager at Highfield farm in Norton appeared before magistrate Yeukai Dzuda who granted him ZW$30 000 bail. He will be back in court on June 30, 2022 for routine

PRAZ boss efforts to be reinstated flops

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has trashed an application by former Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) chief executive officer (CEO), Nyasha Chizu, challenging his dismissal. High Court judge, Justice Owen Tagu, dismissed his application with costs for lacking merit. Chizu was employed by PRAZ in 2012 and rose through the ranks to become the regulator’s CEO in

Zinasu to take TelOne Centre to court after 200% fees hike 

By Darlington Gatsi  THE Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) has promised to take telecommunications giant, TelOne’s Centre for Learning to court following its announcement of a 200% fees hike the union claims could leave many out of school. TelOne Centre, which had been charging US$55 000 per semester, is now demanding ZW$186 000 or US$600, 

Tik Toker fined ZW$3 000 for cyberbullying police officer 

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent  A USER of popular short video sharing platform, Tik Tok, landed himself in soup after posting a clip in which a uniformed Chinhoyi police officer on duty, is jeered while hoisted in the air. David Kanduna (23), who starred on the ZBC TV drama series Kuchina-Genesis and other local productions, was fined

More charges for armed robber who stole US$380 000, girlfriend nabbed

By Lisa Nyanhongo MORE charges have been laid on one of the armed robbers who pounced on ZX Fuels in Southerton, Harare and got away with US$380 000. Joseph Bilson Makoni (27), who, alongside Tawanda Gawu (34) and four others, were being charged for unlawful possession of firearms and armed robbery, is now facing fresh

CCC Manicaland secretary general granted $40k bail 

By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) Manicaland province secretary general Godfrey Mubatsa, who is facing charges of violating the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA), was Monday granted ZW$40 000. Mubatsa was arrested Saturday by police on allegations of addressing an unsanctioned political gathering in Doradombo at Mambondiyani Mountain. He was then detained at Mutare Central Police station after

Zaka CCC activists granted bail 

By Clayton Shereni, Masvingo Correspondent FOUR Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Zaka activists who were arrested on Saturday whilst allegedly holding a political meeting in Ndanga without notifying the police were Monday granted bail when they appeared at the Masvingo Magistrates Court.   Masvingo Magistrate, Farai Gwitima granted the activists ZW$10 000 bail each and

Police finally compensates woman teargassed in 2019

By Mary Taruvinga ZIMBABWE Republic Police (ZRP) has finally paid ZW$140 000 damages to a Harare woman who was tear-gassed by its officers three years ago. Mavis Muzari (58) was left nursing injuries after police officers threw a teargas canister inside a commuter omnibus and it landed on her lap. In her summons against ZRP

Boy (14) convicted for raping his toddler sisters

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A CHINHOYI magistrate has convicted a 14-year-boy (name withheld) for raping and molesting his two minor cousins. The victims are aged two and three years old. Regional magistrate, Ignatius Mugova found the teenager guilty following a full trial last week, during which the children’s paternal grandmother (69) gave testimony

Silobela man kills brother in cold blood

By Staff Reporter A Silobela man allegedly murdered his brother in cold blood, on allegations of abusing his son, before he vanished from their village. Vengai Chatikobo (37) killed his brother, Martin, at their father’s homestead in Mugwidi Village under Chief Ruya. Midlands police spokesperson,  Emmanuel Mahoko, said the misunderstanding arose while the two were drinking beer. “The incident occurred

Zimsec up in arms with architects over US$170 k debt 

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) is up in arms with a local company, AR Mandizvidza Architect, trading as Amandiz Architect, over a 2007 US$170 777 debt, and the matter is now before the High Court. Court papers show that the two parties entered into an agreement to carry out

Armed gang loots US$24k worth of copper cables

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent AN eleven-man armed gang pounced on a local firm, where they overpowered five security guards, before stealing copper cables worth over US$24 000. The incident occurred at a company in Mt Hampden, Mashonaland West province Sunday. Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner  Paul Nyathi confirmed the matter. “Police

Kereke Supreme Court appeal ready for hearing

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter THE Supreme Court will soon hear former Bikita West legislator, Munyaradzi Kereke’s, appeal against conviction and sentence in a matter he was convicted of raping his 11-year-old niece at gunpoint. NewZimbabwe.com has learnt his record of appeal became ready for inspection at the High Court 10 days ago. After inspection by both

Goromonzi man in court for murdering girlfriend

By Paul Katanda A GOROMONZI man Wednesday appeared in court answering to murder charges after he allegedly fatally assaulted his girlfriend. Michael Jere (29) appeared before Harare Magistrate, Yeukai Dzuda, who advised him to approach the High Court for bail application. He will be back in court on June 6, 2022. It is alleged that

Primary school teacher in the dock for assaulting pupil

By Paul Katanda A LOCAL Primary school teacher, Progress Ziweya, Wednesday appeared in court after she allegedly assaulted her nine-year-old pupil before expelling her from the school. Ziweya (38) appeared before Harare Magistrate, Yeukai Dzuda, charged with assault, and was remanded out of custody to June 20 on free bail. It is alleged that on