Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Hopewell Chin'ono

High Court Drops Charges Against Hopewell Chin’ono

By Mary Taruvinga THE High court has dropped charges in which award-winning journalist and filmmaker, Hopewell Chin’ono was accused of inciting the public to commit violence after being on remand for the past 15 months. Chin’ono, a top critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government had the charge terminated following a successful appeal against

Man Shot Dead By Cops Not Linked To Robbery

By Newsday A BEITBRIDGE police detective Sergeant Sikhelele Ncube has said the killing of Abel Gumbo, a known tout at the border town who was shot by police in Lutumba in May this year, was a mistake as he was not linked to any robbery. He was testifying on Thursday at a Beitbridge Regional Court

Kadoma Housing Saga: Court Declares Couple’s Company ‘Non-Existent’ 

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Supreme Court has upheld the High Court’s decision declaring Balwearie Holdings registered under company number 45/77 as non-existent following its dissolution. The dissolved entity’s directors Zane Patrick Heyns and Elizabeth Heyns were holding onto the name, thereby disturbing the legitimate business operations of bona-fide Balwearie Holdings, who are

Munyaradzi Kereke

New Twist To Doves Shareholding Saga

By Staff Reporter IN a new and unexpected twist, embattled businessman Farai Matsika has suffered a fresh defeat in the Doves Holdings shareholding saga. The fresh High Court judgment has suspended a court order which Phibeon Busangabanye alleges to have been obtained by Kereke and Matsika through fraud. In his application for stay of execution, Busangabanye

Four Employees Steal $1,4m From National Tyre Services

By Robert Tapfumaneyi NATIONAL Tyre Services employees appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court Wednesday facing fraud charges involving the sale of tyres worth $1,4 million. The four suspects, Paul Chingwanangwana (50), a counter salesman, Martha Chawapuwa (50), sales coordinator, Allen Mazvita Tatire (43), sales and administration manager, and Lewis Msusa (47) appeared before Magistrate Dennis

Gold Panner Drowns Fleeing From Rival Gang

By Staff Reporter AN artisanal miner from Kwekwe died recently after he drowned while fleeing from a rival armed gang. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko said the rival gangs fought recently at Gravel West Mine in Kwekwe. The police spokesperson said the  now deceased, Henry Mlilo’s gang later fled, but the now deceased returned on

Man (26) Killed In Beer Binge

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo are investigating the death of a 26-year-old Kensington man who was killed in a mob attack during a beer drinking binge Sunday. Thembani Ngwenya of Kensington plots along Gwanda Road died from excessive bleeding after he was allegedly assaulted by a group of artisanal miners during an undisclosed dispute.

Mafume Files Exception Application

By NewsDay SUSPENDED Harare mayor Jacob Mafume on Monday filed an application of exception in a case where he is accused of obstructing justice saying the charges he is facing do not disclose any offence. Mafume who is represented by Tonderai Bhatasara appeared before Harare Magistrate Taurai Manuwere. Bhatasara told the court that he will

Marange Pedophile Released On Bail

By Felix Matasva ALLEGED Marange child molester Hatirarami Momberume (26), who is facing a murder charge, was Thursday granted $50 000 bail. He was freed from police custody by Mutare High Court judge Justice Isaac Muzenda after languishing in remand prison on allegations of murdering his 14-year-old bride who succumbed while giving birth. Momberume was

Marry Remanded To Monday

By Staff Reporter VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa was yesterday remanded to Monday when a latest medical report on her mental state to stand trial will be presented in court. Mubaiwa, who was represented by Jabulani Ndlovu in place of Beatrice Mtetwa, appeared before magistrate Lazini Ncube. But prosecutor Michael Reza said the

Drama As Farm Seeker (77) Sets Corrupt’ Lands Ministry Offices On Fire

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THERE was drama at the Lands Ministry offices in Chegutu Monday after a disgruntled elderly man torched the building, accusing the government officials of engaging in corruption. Josiah Garamukanwa (77) had reportedly visited the offices to clarify the status of his application for land. Mashonaland West police spokesperson, Inspector

Gutu Farmer Wants Charity Mugabe Off His Farm

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A GUTU man, Solomon Chikanda Tuesday approached the High Court with an urgent chamber application seeking an order to evict Charity Mugabe from his Eastdale Ranch Farm, which she is accused of occupying unlawfully. Chikanda said he acquired the farm from Anna Manzanga in 2003, but she passed on in 2005 before

Police Commissioner-General Matanga

Harare Man Drags Police Chief To Court Over Seizure Of His Mercedes Benz

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A HARARE man, Panashe Elisha Mandimutsira has dragged the Police Commissioner-General, Godwin Matanga to the High Court, over the seizure of his Mercedes Benz C180 vehicle by the cops. In January 2020, the complainant had lent the vehicle to Milton Murairwa, a police officer stationed at the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Support Unit, Chikurubi,

Paul Garikayi

Zim Man Jailed Two Years In Botswana For Illegal Ivory Possession

By Staff Reporter A 49-year-old Zimbabwean man has been slapped with a two-year jail term in neighbouring Botswana after he was found in possession of elephants. Paul Garirayi would have been condemned to the mandatory 10-year maximum jail term and a hefty fine for the elephant tusks valued at around US$1 000 found in his possession.

 Chamisa’s Activists In Court For Calling Cops ED’s “Dogs”

By Robert Tapfumaneyi SIX opposition MDC Alliance supporters, who were arrested in Epworth Sunday appeared in court Tuesday, charged with criminal insult after allegedly insulting the police calling them President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “dogs”. The six, who were represented by Noble Chinhanu from the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum are; Nobody Makoni (51), Batsirai Sora (33),

Jacob Ngarivhume speaks to the press after his release on bail from Chikurubi Maximum Prison in Harare last year

Big Relief For Ngarivhume As Magistrate Orders State To Amend Charges

VOA A ZIMBABWEAN magistrate has upheld an application for exception to charges of inciting people to commit violence filed by opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume, who was arrested before the nationwide anti-corruption protests in July last year. According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Harare magistrate Vongai Guwuriro also ordered the state to amend

8 Congolese Arrested For Illegally Entering Zimbabwe

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent EIGHT Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals were arrested for evading border authorities, before sneaking into the country. The Congolese appeared at Chinhoyi Magistrates Court for contravening  the Immigration Act, pertaining to “an alien shall not enter, be or remain in Zimbabwe unless he/she is in possession of a

Phillip Chiyangwa

Chiyangwa Wins Old Citrus Farm Fight As Court Evicts 30 Settlers

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has dismissed an urgent chamber application by 30 land invaders of Old Citrus Farm in Chinhoyi seeking to stop businessman, Philip Chiyangwa from evicting. Justice Pisirayi Kwenda ruled the 30 settlers were aware the farm was gazetted and were supposed to leave immediately after the notice was issued. The judge

Lafarge Faces $5,6million Lawsuit

By Mary Taruvinga LAFARGE Cement Zimbabwe has been slapped with a $5,6 million lawsuits by another company, Bak Logistics Pvt Ltd t/a Premier Forklift for failing to pay for forklift services rendered since 2019. The matter has spilled to the High Court after all efforts by Premier Forklift to get paid hit a brick wall.

More ZBC Employees Arrested For Extorting T Freddy

By Staff Reporter An engineer at ZBC appeared in court Friday on allegations of attempting to extort Prophet Tapiwa Freddy of US$20 000 after threatening to expose a love affair between the prophet and radio presenter Rutendo Makuti. Mutetepi Maushe (36) was not asked to plead to extortion charges when he appeared before magistrate Dennis