Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Woman, Son Kill Vendor Over Missing Blankets, Dump Corpse In Well

By Staff Reporter A CHIPINGE woman was arrested by police after she reportedly ganged up with her son to assault and kill a vendor whom she accused of stealing her blankets. The suspect Sekai Simango (41) of Mahachi village under Chief Musikavanhu is reported to have assaulted Joe Makaya Bapaya (39) to death accusing him

Vagrant Jailed For Stripping Man (38) Naked During Violent Attack

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A CHINHOYI vagrant, Lazarus Ncube will spend the next 21 months in prison for assaulting a resident and stripping him naked, before vanishing into the night with the victim’s clothes. Ncube (31), who is of no fixed abode, was recently arraigned before Chinhoyi magistrate Melody Rwizi charged with assault.

Victoria Falls Man Beaten Up, Thrown Into Sewerage

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A 44-year-old Victoria Falls man has narrated how three men brutally beat him up with sticks and clenched fists before throwing his unconscious body into a sewer stream probably thinking he was dead. Khaliphani Ngulube of Chinotimba suburb in the resort city said he was rescued by a Good Samaritan who

Hwange Man Arrested For Inciting Villagers To Resist Chinese Mining Project

By Staff Reporter NEVER Tshuma (45), a Katambe villager in Hwange, was arrested Friday for allegedly inciting fellow villagers to resist a coal exploration exercise by some Chinese investors in the area. He was however granted $10 000 bail by a Hwange court Saturday. Tshuma chairs the Dinde Development Association in Hwange and is from

Former Minister Ignatius Chombo

Graft Accused Chombo Challenges Remand

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing several corruption charges, is challenging remand on his latest allegations arguing there was no formal complaint against him in the matter. Chombo is accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly allocated himself more than 125 residential stands without authority during his

More Jail Nightmare For Mthwakazi Activists

By Bulawayo Correspondent NINE Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists facing public violence charges were Friday further remanded in custody to the 28th of April this month. The activists have been languishing at Khami Remand Prison for more than a month. They briefly appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tawengwa Sengester Friday. The activists’ lawyer Nqobani Sithole from

Weed Intoxicated Man Kills Colleague With A Brick

By Staff Reporter A MAN from Headlands in Manicaland faces murder for allegedly striking and killing his colleague with a brick on the head. Police confirmed the incident. Munyaradzi Garikai (23) of Doverleigh Farm, Headlands reportedly struck Joseph Majoni with a brick on the head after the two exchanged words when they were smoking dagga.

Mutare City Bosses In Soup For Repairing Employee’s Private Car

By Staff Reporter TWO Mutare city senior employees were Thursday hauled before a city magistrate following their arrest earlier by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) for allegedly authorising the repair of a private vehicle belonging to a council employee out of the local authority’s budget without any paperwork. City Director of Engineering Services Maxwell Kerith

Harare Man Gets 11 Months Jail Sentence For ‘Sex’ With Corpse

By Mary Taruvinga A Harare man who landed in the dock for sexually abusing a corpse last year, has been handed an 11-month jail sentence by a Harare magistrate. Biggie Sipiliano of Jacha in Epworth high density suburb was convicted for violating the corpse’s rights and indecent assault. Harare magistrate Isheunesu Matova said what Sipiliano

False Start To MDC Alliance 12’s Chinhoyi Trial

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE trial of 12 MDC Alliance officials arrested February this year at the party’s Chinhoyi offices during a meeting police claim was in defiance of Covid-19 lockdown regulations, was Tuesday deferred due to the absence of a key state witness. The court heard the state had failed to summon

Temba Mliswa

Ruling On Mliswa’s ConCourt Referral Request Deferred

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE magistrate Tafadzwa Miti Wednesday postponed ruling to next Tuesday in a matter in which Norton Independent legislator Temba Mliswa is seeking referral of his case to Constitutional Court. In postponing the matter, Miti said she was overwhelmed with many cases which was presiding over. Mliswa applied for referral of his case

MDC Alliance Chiredzi Councillor Granted Bail For Inciting Public Violence

By Tonderai Saharo THE MDC Alliance’s Chiredzi Rural District Council (RDC) Ward 18 councillor and Masvingo provincial youth league secretary general Gilbert Mutubuki, has been granted bail of $5 000. Mutubuki was arrested Monday and appeared before a Chiredzi Magistrate Patience Madondo Tuesday charged with inciting public violence. He will be back in court on May 9 together with

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Man Tricks Brother Three Buses, Contracts Them To ZUPCO

By Mary Taruvinga A HARARE man allegedly changed ownership of his brother’s three imported buses valued at US$50 000 before he fraudulently entered into a contract with Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (ZUPCO) to lease the vehicles. This emerged at the High Court this week where Tendai Munyoro has been dragged to by his elder brother,

Joanna Mamombe

Latest: MP Mamombe, Chimbiri’s Fresh Bail Appeal Thrown Out

By Mary Taruvinga A FRESH appeal for bail by Harare West MP Joanna Mamombe and MDC Alliance Cecilia Chimbiri has been rejected by Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi. The two, are facing charges of violating Covid-19 regulations after they addressed journalists last month outside the Harare Magistrates’ Court, had approached the court reapplying for freedom based

Rowdy Boys 4 Mine Torments Fawcett Security Over $1m Debt Owed

By Mary Taruvinga FAWCETT Security Operations is crying foul after a Chinhoyi based mining company, Rowdy Boys 4 Mine failed to pay for services rendered between June 2019 to date. The top security company is now being owed $1525 068,98 and despite frequent demands, the mining company has failed to pay. The case is now