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
Courts & Crime
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.
By Robert Tapfumaneyi A LOCAL law firm has written to Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga advising the police chief to investigate the conduct of some Kadoma officers who are defying a High Court order in a case the firm is interested in. In the letter written Saturday, Bherende Law Chambers is complaining against the conduct
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
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
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
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
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.
By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo High Court has ordered government to stop renaming some street names in the city, saying the move was illegal. This follows a challenge filed against the unpopular decision by the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) last year. Local Government and Public Works Minister, July Moyo had gazetted the renaming of
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
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
By Mary Taruvinga CORRUPTION accused former health minister Obadiah Moyo has told a Harare court he would now be seeking his removal from remand after prosecutors have been delaying his trial. Moyo has been on remand since his surprise arrest June last year. He faces corruption charges for illegally approving tenders worth US$60 million in
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
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
By Staff Reporter A 40-year-old Rusape man can heave a sigh after a court in the small Manicaland town Wednesday ordered a police officer and his bosses to pay him $150 000 in terms of compensation for damages suffered after he was beaten by a vicious dog set upon him by a law enforcement agent.
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
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,
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
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
By Mary Taruvinga HOME Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has refused to pay $900 000 in damages to a Kwekwe man who was shot five times in the abdomen by police officers last year in February while gambling. The complainant, Tinashe Deshe later sued Kazembe and Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga arguing the shooting was unjustified.