Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Fastjet sued over US$149 000 debt

By Mary Taruvinga FASTJET Airlines Limited has been dragged to court over a US$149 000 debt by National Handling Services (Private) Limited. The two companies entered into a Ground Handling agreement back on August 1 2014. The terms of the arrangement were that NHS was to provide ground handling services to the Tanzanian airline as

Supa Mandiwanzira

Mandiwanzira takes fight to PG Hodzi

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Information Communication Technology (ICT) Supa Mandiwanzira has petitioned the High Court seeking the dismissal of an application in which Prosecutor General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi wants the reversal of a judgment acquitting him of criminal abuse of office charges. Hodzi petitioned the High Court for a rescission of the judgment that was

Telecommunications giant Econet faces eviction over failure to pay rentals

Econet dragged to court over US$1 500 rental arrears, faces eviction

By Mary Taruvinga A local company Amasons (Private) Limited is seeking court’s intervention after telecommunications behemoth Econet Wireless (Private) Limited, failed to pay rentals at one of its subsidiaries located in central Harare. The arrears accrued to US$1 552 with court papers showing that on demand Econet only paid $3 105 in local currency which

Bright Matonga

Bright Matonga’s farm equipment goes under the hammer

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Former information deputy minister Bright Matonga’s farm equipment is going under the hammer on Thursday. The sale comes after the former legislator failed to stop a $280 000 default judgement following an application by his former girlfriend Thombizodzwa Choto’s company Dubtess investment Pvt Ltd. Matonga’s former lover engaged the High Court seeking

PSMAS sued for half a million over debt

By Mary Taruvinga THE debt-ridden Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) is being sued for a debt amounting $534 947 by Craftson Trading (Private) Limited t/a Corporate 24 Hospital for professional medical services rendered to its members. Corporate 24 has approached the High Court demanding that PSMAS, which is trying to oppose the request, should

Zinara boss in court for dishing out $6 000 fuel coupons to journalist

By Mary Taruvinga Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) finance director Mudzingwa Simon Taranhike was Thursday hauled before court facing criminal abuse of office charges after he unlawfully gave a local journalist 1 800 litres worth of petrol coupons. Taranhike appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko. He was not asked to plead and was released on

Wicknell Chivayo

ZPC approaches Supreme Court over Chivayo Solar Power contract

By Mary Taruvinga The fight between Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) (Pvt) Ltd and Intratrek Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd owned by controversial businessman, Wicknell Chivayo has escalated to the Supreme Court. ZPC is accusing Intratrek of breaching an agreement by not contributing $1 million which it was supposed to inject into the partnership leading to the stalling

Ignatius Chombo

Magistrate chides Chombo for ‘delaying’ tactics on graft trial

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE magistrate, Esthere Chivasa on Wednesday scolded embattled former cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo whom he accused of unnecessarily buying time to avoid prosecution. The magistrate went on to dismiss Chombo’s application in which he was seeking release of his passport after the Supreme Court trashed his request for the same document. Chombo

File pic: Chrome ore

Chrome miners in legal row over US$7 million ore theft

By Mary Taruvinga A local chrome mining company, Afrochine Smelting is being sued for over US$7 million after it allegedly stole ore from a rival company, N.R Barber (Private) Ltd. The case has spilled into the High Court after the Afrochine refused to pay for the chrome ore despite demand from the plaintiff. Afrochine is

Frank Buyanga faces time in jail

Frank Buyanga could be sent to prison over 2014 debt

By Mary Taruvinga CONTROVERSIAL businessman Frank Buyanga risks imprisonment over a US$282 640 debt owed to one Tawanda Jakachira, barely a month after he was sued for failing to pay another US$100 000 debt. Jakachira has petitioned the High Court to institute civil imprisonment proceedings against South Africa based Buyanga who has failed to settle

A High Court Judge has ordered ethanol producer Greenfuel to honour kits statutory obligations

Green Fuel ordered to pay US$84 000 to Zimdef

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has ruled that Lowveld based ethanol producer, Greenfuel must pay the Zimbabwe Manpower Development (Zimdef) some US$ 84 176 in outstanding manpower training levies. According to court records, the debt has been outstanding since 2015 and the company has been avoiding payment arguing it did not owe anything. But