Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Rujeko Heather Mupambwa

ED insult: Kariba MDC Alliance youth granted $5 000 bail

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent MDC Alliance Youth Assembly member, Rujeko Heather Mupambwa (22), who was Wednesday arrested over anti-Mnangagwa comments on social media, was Friday granted $5 000 bail. Among her bail conditions, Kariba magistrate Bianca Mahere barred Mupambwa from posting any messages on WhatsApp ‘Hard Talk’ group. The National University of Science

Hopewell Chin'ono

Journalist Chin’ono in new freedom bid

By Robert Tapfumaneyi INCARCERATED journalist Hopewell Chin’ono Friday filed a fresh bail application via the Harare Magistrates’ court. It is the journalist’s second freedom attempt after his first one was denied. His appeal against bail denial was Thursday dismissed by High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi. Through his lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, Chin’ono is now arguing that

Rujeko Mupambwa

ED insult: Kariba MDC youth activist spends another night in custody

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent MDC Alliance Youth Assembly member, Rujeko Heather Mupambwa (22) spent another cold night in police custody Thursday after a Kariba magistrate remanded her to this Friday for bail determination. The opposition activist was arrested Wednesday for allegedly undermining the authority or office of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. She was taken

Hopewell Chin'ono

LATEST: Journalist Chin’ono denied bail

By Mary Taruvinga FEARLESS journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has been denied bail by High Court judge, Tawanda Chitapi. He has been in remand prison for over two weeks. Justice Webster Chinamhora Thursday read the judgement on behalf of Chitapi. “This is the judgment by my brother judge. The operative part reads, the appeal is hereby denied,”

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Kariba MDC Alliance youth activist arrested over anti-Mnangagwa rant

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent MDC Alliance Youth Assembly member, Rujeko Heather Mupambwa, was arrested in Kariba Wednesday and spent the night in police custody for allegedly undermining the authority or office of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He is expected to be arraigned before the Kariba Magistrate’s Courts this Thursday. MDC Alliance Mashonaland West province

Justice Francis Bere

Justice Bere challenge against setting up of probe team tossed

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE High Court Tuesday dismissed a challenge made by suspended Supreme Court Judge Francis Bere over the legality of a Tribunal set up to determine his fitness to continue holding office. Bere was accused by a lawyer of trying to influence a civil case involving a Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) boss

Ex-police boss Augustine Chihuri

Ex-police boss Chihuri sucked into vehicle auction scandal

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EMBATTLED former Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri has been sucked into an alleged vehicle auction sale scandal. The now exiled ex-police boss is reportedly having aided former officer-in-charge Vusumuzi Ncube to award himself two luxury vehicles through a ‘staged’ car auction. This was revealed in opposing papers filed by Assistant Commissioner Criminal

Heart-rending scenes as abducted Muchehiwa brought to court in ambulance

By Bulawayo Correspondent CRITICALLY ILL Tawanda Muchehiwa was Tuesday presented before a Bulawayo magistrate in the company of his doctor who conveyed him at Tredgold Building on an ambulance. This follows High Court judge, Martin Makonese’s ruling compelling the police to bring him before court within 72 hours. Muchehiwa, nephew to former ZimLive editor Mduduzi

#July31: Chegutu MDC Alliance duo freed on $1,500 bail

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent MDC Alliance Mashonaland West provincial deputy organising secretary, Edward Dzeka and Chegutu West district youth vice chairperson Sheunesu Chimunyemba were Monday released on bail after spending the weekend in remand prison for allegedly inciting residents to participate in the foiled #July 31 citizen protests last Friday. The duo appeared

#July31: Bulawayo journalist, three others freed on $1000 bail

By Bulawayo Correspondent A BULAWAYO magistrate Monday granted freelance journalist, Nigel Ndlovu and three other city residents $1000 bail for allegedly participating in foiled July 31 anti- corruption demonstrations. The group, which included Nyasha Wilia Gwazemba, Lydia Muzamba and a NUST student, Methembe Msipa appeared before magistrate Shepard Munjanja. The four were arrested on Sunday

Domestic worker flees after killing employer

By Ndatenda Njanike POLICE in Mashonaland East province are keen to arrest a Buhera man who allegedly killed his employer during the former’s employment as a domestic worker at a Chivhu village. Police provincial spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed they were looking for Jacob Ruben Chapanduka (age not given) who hails from Nyashanu area in

Not me...Jacob Ngarivhume

#July31 organiser Ngarivhume disowns Twitter account

By Mary Taruvinga TRANSFORM Zimbabwe leader and organiser of the foiled July 31 anti-government protests, Jacob Ngarivhume has disowned a Twitter handle the state claims he used to spread his call for national protests. Ngarivhume is facing a charge of inciting the public to commit violence by staging protests against looting by the government. The

Jacob Ngarivhume

Bail hearing: Ngarivhume to know fate 6 August

By Mary Taruvinga OPPOSITION Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume will continue languishing in remand prison after High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi reserved to 6 August, his judgement in a case in which the convener of the foiled July 31 protest is appealing against bail denial by the magistrate’s court. Ngarivhume was arrested exactly two weeks

Hopewell Chin'ono

LATEST: Chin’ono to remain in custody, bail ruling reserved

By Mary Taruvinga TOP journalist Hopewell Chin’ono will remain in remand prison after High Court judge, Tawanda Chitapi Monday reserved judgement until 6 August in case in which the scribe is seeking bail. Chin’ono is accused of inciting public violence by calling for a protest against the Emmerson Mnangagwa led government. He was arrested exactly

Man (37) jailed 26 years for raping mentally challenged girl

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A LUPANE villager who took advantage of and raped a mentally challenged teenage girl with whom he was herding cattle, has been jailed for 16 years. Hwange regional magistrate Collet Ncube said Jonathan Sibanda, aged 37, of Mateteni village under Chief Mabhikwa took advantage of the girl’s condition when he violated

Chegutu MDC-Alliance Duo Arrested Over Foiled Demo

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent ARMED police officers Friday arrested two MDC Alliance Mashonaland West officials for allegedly mobilising Chegutu residents to demonstrate against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Their arrest came in the wake of a foiled national demonstration by citizens over government failure to stem rampant corruption and gross maladministration. MDC Alliance provincial

Hopewell Chin'ono

60 Arrested, 16 Injured In #31July Protests – Lawyers

By Staff Reporter AT least 60 people were arrested by police ahead and during foiled citizen protests of July 31 while 16 were injured and had to seek medical attention, a human rights lawyers group has reported. Among those arrested is the national convener of the protest, Jacob Ngarivhume who is president of Transform Zimbabwe

Sex-Starved Woman (46) In Remand Prison For ‘Raping’ Two Boys

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A LUSTFUL 46-year-old Banket woman is languishing in remand prison after she was denied bail for allegedly forcing two minor boys to be intimate with her, in two separate incidents. The accused, Dadirai Fortune Mandisekwe of Aryshire Mine in Banket is now scheduled to stand trial at Chinhoyi Magistrates’

High Court Blocks Transfer Of Cop Accused Of Failing To Stop Chamisa’s Demo

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH COURT judge, Paul Musithu has issued a temporary stay of transfer for Constable Nashly Muyedzenga from Harare to Mutasa in Manicaland province until Covid-19 pandemic is over. Muyedzenga is one of over 100 police officers forced by their superiors to immediately transfer from their stations to remote areas on allegations the