Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Armed Robbers Terrorising Gokwe Businesses Arrested After Stealing $1m From 27 Shops

By Staff Reporter FIVE armed men who have been terrorising Gokwe business people and individuals since August last year have finally been apprehended by police after stealing cash and goods worth $1 million during their eight month robbery spree. The gang has since appeared before Gokwe regional magistrate, Musaiona Shortgame, facing 12 counts of armed

SA: 18-month-old baby found alive next to body of murdered mother

TimesLive An 18-month-old baby was found alive next to the body of her murdered mother at their home in Willowvale, Eastern Cape over the weekend, police said. Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said a Mahasana community member who went to visit the woman discovered her body. The 47-year-old woman was found with bullet wounds on

Morocco to free over 5,000 prisoners to slow virus spread

AFP Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Sunday pardoned more than 5,600 prisoners and ordered their release in stages to avoid contagion in the country’s overcrowded jails. The justice ministry said the 5,654 detainees that would be freed were selected based in their age, health, good conduct and length of detention. They would be released in

Nunurai Jena

Journalist Nunurai Jena released on free bail

By Ndatenda Njanike VOA journalist Nunurai Jena, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Thursday, was Friday released on free bail. Jena was arrested for taking video images of a police roadblock in Chinhoyi during the ongoing national lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, media rights lobby, MISA Zimbabwe confirmed the

Another journalist arrested while covering Covid-19 lockdown

By Anna Chibamu Police continue to disregard government directives to allow journalists to use their 2019 accreditation cards after another journalist Nunurai Jena was arrested Thursday morning while doing his duties in Chinhoyi. MISA-Zimbabwe Chinhoyi Chapter and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights reported in separate statements that the Voice of America (VOA) and Newsday

Frank Buyanga

Buyanga reports Mnangagwa’s son to JSC

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PROPERTY mogul Frank Buyanga and ex-lover Chantelle Muteswa’s child custody wrangle has taken a new twist after the businessman wrote to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) complaining about how President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son, Collins has stormed his bedroom. Buyanga and Muteswa are entangled in a bitter custody battle over their five-year-old son.

Buyanga’s Ex Appeals Against High Court Ruling on Guardianship Of Minors

By Mary Taruvinga AFRICA Medallion Group (AMG) founder, Frank Buyanga’s ex-girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa has made a Supreme Court appeal against a High Court ruling that awarded the two joint custody of their minor son. Justice Happias Zhou last week made the ruling in favour of Buyanga who wanted to be granted custody to his son.

Kwekwe Courts Presiding Over Machete Gang Trials Only

By Staff Reporter THE Kwekwe Magistrates’ Courts are only presiding over criminal cases involving machete gang suspects only. Other cases, deemed not serious before the same courts, have been postponed to later dates. This came to light when a Kwekwe magistrate postponed a case in which Environmental Management Agency (EMA) had dragged the Kwekwe City

Supreme Court Postpones Indefinitely Ousted Bulawayo Deputy Mayor’s Appeal

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Supreme Court has postponed indefinitely the case of ousted Bulawayo Deputy Mayor, Tinashe Kambarami in which he was appealing against his dismissal as councillor by the High Court last year. The matter was at first postponed indefinitely last November by Supreme Court judges Rita Makarau sitting with Bharat Patel and Nicholas

Mthwakazi Republic Party President In Court For Distributing Fliers At Highlanders Match

By Bulawayo Correspondent Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) president Mqondisi Moyo and two party officials have been issued with summons to appear in court Tuesday to answer public violence charges after they distributed fliers at a Highlanders match last year. According to the summons, Moyo, Mxolisi Mhlanga and Welcome Moyo are facing charges of participating in

Late Kumbirai Kangai

Kangai’s widow wins estate feud

By Mary Taruvinga LATE national hero, Kumbirai Kangai’s widow, Miriam who has been embroiled in an estate wrangle with some of her husband’s children has won the case after the High Court dismissed her rivals’ case for lack of weight. Kangai’s eldest daughter, Mara Hativagone wanted Miriam stripped of her 50 percent shareholding of Luna

Ray Kaukonde

Kaukonde faces eviction from Kariba Total Service Station

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairperson and minister, Ray Kaukonde risks being evicted from a Kariba Total Service station by the company following expiry of their contract. Total Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd approached the High Court for a remedy after Kaukonde who was supposed to vacate end of February this year refused to

Ex-Zimnat top employee wins car wrangle case with company

By Staff Reporter A FORMER Zimnat Life Assurance manager has won a Supreme Court appeal that would see him keep a contested motor vehicle in his possession. This is after the company had tried to grab it from him at the end of his contract. Edwin Tsvere was employed as a business relationship manager by

Chitungwiza Mayor Lovemore Maiko

Chitungwiza mayor-councillor battle drags on

By Mary Taruvinga Chitungwiza Mayor Lovemore Maiko has filed an urgent chamber application with the High Court seeking dismissal of litigation against him brought in by ward 13 councillor Kevin Mutimbanyoka. Mutimbanyoka had approached the court challenging dismissal of George Makunde as the Town Clerk. Maiko argued that four months have gone by and Mutimbanyoka

Judge gives war vets final warning against interfering with Mliswa country club

By Mary Taruvinga ZIMBABWE National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) members who had invaded Karoi Country Club headed by Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa have been given a final warning against interfering with the club’s affairs. High Court judge, Happias Zhou issued a final order against members after ordering them to vacate the property following an