Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Govt diamond firm fighting to save seized vehicles

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has approached the High Court seeking to repossess its vehicles which were recently attached over a US$1 226 000 debt allegedly owed to Minexus Minerals (Private) Limited. According to the court application, ZCDC argues that the debt was already settled back in 2018 but the Sheriff

2019 army victims besiege Muchinguri, Valerio Sibanda with suits

By Mary Taruvinga LAWSUITS against Defence Minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri continue to mount as more victims of the January 2019 army assaults and shootings continue to lodge complaints with the High Court. About 13 victims approached the High Court last week demanding damages ranging between $200 000 and $400 000 after they were allegedly abused by

Pastor Impregnates Wife’s Grade 7 Sister, Promises To Marry Her

By Manicaland Correspondent MUTARE: A 30 year-old pastor with Apostolic Faith Church in the eastern border city appeared before a Mutare magistrate facing charges of raping and impregnating his wife`s minor sister, aged 12. The pastor (name withheld) is reported to have promised to marry the minor after she completed her Grade Seven last year.

Bulawayo Man Jailed 10 Years For Stealing ZESA Cables In Binga

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A COPPER wire thief has been handed the mandatory 10-year jail term while police have also launched a manhunt for his three accomplices. This is after the gang cut more than two kilometres length of electric cables between Binga and Kamativi leaving the area in darkness. Binga Centre covering the district

Former Zinara Boss Dragged To Court Over US$29 000 Debt

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) chief executive officer, Frank Chitukutuku is in soup after he allegedly failed to pay US$29 000 for farming equipment supplied to him by a local agricultural firm. The company, Haingate Agro Equipment (Private) Limited (Haingate) has approached the High Court seeking an order compelling Chitukutuku to settle

Tinashe Nengomasha

Mtukudzi’s Daughter, Footballer Legend Nengomasha Divorce Row Drags On

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zimbabwe national football team player Tinashe Nengomasha has approached the High Court challenging a divorce application filed by his wife, Samantha Mtukudzi. Samantha is the daughter to the late music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi. Through his lawyers, Muhonde Attorneys, Nengomasha filed a notice to oppose Samantha’s claim but has not responded to

Econet Sues Zimra For US$3m Over 2013 Debt

By Mary Taruvinga TELECOMMS giant, Econet Wireless (Private) Limited has dragged the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to the High Court demanding a refund of US$3 million, which the revenue authority stands accused of unlawfully receiving in 2013. Zimra was ordered by Econet Chief Executive Douglas Mboweni to pay back the money years back but has

Former minister chases widow out of her house

By Mary Taruvinga A HARARE widow, Sarudzayi Nhundu is reportedly living in the open after she was chased out of her house by ex-Industry deputy minister Phineas Chivazve Chiota who is also former Seke legislator. Nhundu contends she had agreed to sell her house to Chiota for $28 billion 13 years ago but the latter

Marry Mubaiwa

Marry sues VP Chiwenga for ‘abducting’ couple’s minor children

By Costa Nkomo VICE President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa has taken her controversial husband to court accusing the retired military boss of abducting the couple’s minor children while she was languishing in remand prison. In her urgent chamber application she filed in the High Court Thursday through her lawyers, Mtetwa and Nyambirai Legal

Wicknell Chivayo

Chivayo challenges appeal by the state in $5,6 million fraud case

By Mary Taruvinga CONTROVERSIAL businessman, Wicknell Chivayo is seeking the court’s intervention after the state appealed at the Supreme Court against his acquittal in a $5, 6 million fraud case. Chivayo contends the appeal was irregular as it was done outside the law. “The applicants seek the rectification of the record of appeal by the

Maid jailed nine months for stealing $2 000 from MP, wife

By Tonderai Saharo Masvingo: A MAID employed by Zanu PF MP for Masvingo West, Edmond Mhere and his wife stole $2.225 from the couple to meet her festive season expenses. A local court heard that the maid helped herself on the money as she had gone for months without receiving her wages. Emmaculate Mutsambara (30)

Ex Lobels employee demands $9,7 million arbitral award

By Mary Taruvinga A former Lobels (Private) Limited company employee has approached the High Court with an application seeking to have his arbitral award worth $1, 7 million which he won in 2003 paid. The amount is in the old Zimbabwean currency and his application shows that the Interest Research Bureau in Zimbabwe, which was

Bulawayo High Court

Judge frees Bulawayo man shot by police over January 2018 violence

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO High Court judge, Evangelista Kabasa on Friday freed a 30-year-old city man who has been languishing at Khami prison following his conviction for public violence during last year’s deadly protests over fuel price hike. Bulawayo magistrate, Tinashe Tashaya September last year convicted and sentenced Promise Mandizha Dube of Luveve high-density suburb

Marry Chiwenga

LATEST: Marry Chiwenga freed on $50k bail

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED wife to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Marry was finally granted bail by High Court judge Pisirai Kwenda Monday after languishing in state custody for nearly three weeks. The former model was ordered to pay $50 000 bail and to surrender title deeds to a Highlands home offered by her father Keni

Man Jailed For Smuggling Illegal Zambian Brew For Resale At Vic Falls Carnival

By Staff Reporter A VICTORIA FALLS man caught smuggling illegal brew from neighbouring Zambia with the intention of selling it to merrymakers at the just ended Victoria Falls Carnival has been sentenced to six months in prison by a local magistrate. Gracious Nkomo, 45, of Chinotimba suburb, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Zimbabwe National Parks

Marry Chiwenga To Spend New Year in Prison as Judgment For Bail Is Reserved

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Justice Pisirai Kwenda Tuesday reserved judgement in two bail applications filed by Marry Chiwenga, wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. Marry is facing charges of attempting to murder her husband while he was seeking treating at a private hospital in South Africa. She is also facing separate charges of

Harare Magistrates' Courts

Graft Accused National Museums Bosses Try To Gag Star Witness

By Mary Taruvinga NATIONAL Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) executives, facing corruption charges involving illegal diverting of over 18 000 litres of fuel, were recently exposed after attempting to silence a State’s star witness in their fraud case. NMMZ executive director Godfrey Mahachi, 59, and his deputy Darlington Munyikwa, 52, are being jointly charged

Marry Chiwenga’s freedom bid flops again

By Court Reporter MARRY Chiwenga’s application for bail flopped again Friday after the High Court postponed the matter to next week Tuesday. Marry is the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. She was arrested two weeks ago facing charges of allegedly attempting to kill her husband and fraud. Her bail hearing was postponed last week