By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court Friday granted non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which were facing an imminent ban, an interim relief after suspending a directive by the government to stop operating if they failed to tow new state directives. The threat to shut the NGOs was issued by Harare Provincial Development Coordinator Tafadzwa Muguti last July.
Courts & Crime
By Mary Taruvinga MASVINGO-based teacher, Sheila Chisirimunhu (53) who was jailed for 16 months after participating in a demonstration against teachers’ poor salaries is now a free woman after her conviction and sentence were set aside. Judges sitting at the Masvingo High Court, justices Sunsley Zisengwe and Garainesu Mawadze Wednesday 15 quashed the conviction and 16-months imprisonment of
By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Justice David Mangota has dismissed an application by Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna in which he sought to be declared the lawful owner of Danly Mine. The lawmaker had sued RioZim Private Limited for grabbing his lucrative gold mine in Chakari. Nduna told the High Court in an urgent chamber application RioZim had
By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE High Court has quashed a bail application pending appeal by Chinhoyi police armoury officer-in-charge Inspector Clive Kadambure, Edmore Manuwere, former police officer Wonder Kwaramba, and Patrick Chirara, facing charges of smuggling ammunition out of the country. High Court judge, Justice Benjamin Chikowero last week ruled the quartet was
By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A CHINHOYI-based driving school female manager has been sentenced to a custodial jail term for stealing US$1 900 from her colleague’s house. Margaret Makosa aged 27 of Gunhill suburb in Chinhoyi was Wednesday slapped with 15 months imprisonment for unlawful entry. However, Makosa, who pleaded not guilty, had three
By Mary Taruvinga A 35-year-old Harare man, Champion Marowa, accused of shooting a Zimbabwe Passengers Company (ZUPCO) bus conductor, Joyce Kuzhumbwa (22) has been arraigned before a Harare magistrate facing murder charges. Marowa was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Dennis Mangosi. The magistrate remanded him in custody to September 30 and
By Mary Taruvinga Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is being sued US$23, 000 by it’s former employee Donald Duruza for unlawful dismissal and wrongful arrest. Duruza also cited his former superiors, Betty Chimbera and Gibson Mavundutse as second and third respondents in the summons. He told the High that Mavundutse made false allegations against him which
By Mary Taruvinga SOUTH African drug mule, Shila Khumalo, has been slapped with 12- year imprisonment for unlawful possession of cocaine. Khumalo was convicted in May by chief magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi. She will however serve 10 years effective after two years of her sentence were suspended on condition of good behaviour. The drug peddler fainted
By Staff Reporter ARMED robbers pounced on a Gokwe midnight Sunday and made off with US$700 they had realised from the sale of two cattle. Midlands police provincial spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident saying: “We are investigating a case of Robbery where a 41 year old male adult was robbed of cash by three
By Mary Taruvinga THE Supreme Court has reversed a High Court judgement forcing the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to pay US$22 million to tycoon Adam Molai’s Housing Corporation of Zimbabwe (HCZ) for breach of contract. In an ex-tempore ruling granted Monday, Supreme Court judges Justices Susan Mavangira, Tendai Uchena and Felistus Chatukuta dismissed the
By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent TWO habitual thieves, who targeted copper cables used in transmission of electricity by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), have been sentenced to a total of 40 years imprisonment. Mashonaland West regional magistrate, Ignatius Mugova slapped the duo of Noah Ndhlovu (28) and Brian Phiri (29) with the maximum
NewsDay A HARARE woman allegedly teamed up with her sister and friend to fatally assault her boyfriend following an alteration. Rhoda Mbofana (36), along with her younger sister, Esther Mbofana (18) and Fearless Manuere (20) on Saturday appeared before Harare magistrate Shane Kubonera charged with murder. They were advised to apply for bail at the
By Stephen Tsamba COMMERCIAL sex workers in Mashonaland East province have accused police officers of extorting bribes or sexual favours in order for them to operate after curfew hours. According to the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) August monthly monitoring report, a number of commercial sex workers operating after stipulated curfew hours in Marondera and Mutoko
By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Justice Esther Muremba has brought to an end the longstanding leadership wrangle in Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church. The church was founded by the Tadewu Mugodhi. However, following his death in 2019, his sons have been at loggerheads with one Tonny Sigauke who claims that he was the rightful successor
By Mary Taruvinga Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje has freed MDC Alliance spokeswoman, Fadzai Mahere and six other activists who got arrested for taking part in anti-government protests on July 1 last year. Mahere was removed from remand together with Jessica and Simon Drury, Tinashe Murapata, Nyasha Musandi, Tinotendwa Muswe, and Jasper Lotter following the state’s
By Mary Taruvinga A SUSPECTED fraudster who conned a Harare couple of US$3 900 after misrepresenting she was a travel agent and would facilitate a visa to travel to Poland appeared in court Thursday. Patience Chidavaenzi (25) appeared before Harare Magistrate Judith Taruvinga facing fraud charges. She was not asked to plead and was granted $10 000 bail.
By Mary Taruvinga A 51-year-old Harare motorist caged one year for smashing his vehicle into the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander, Phillip Valerio Sibanda’s car has been granted bail pending appeal by the High Court. Justice Webster Chinamhora freed Sinoia Desmond on a $50 000 bail after ruling that he was likely to succeed on
By Mary Taruvinga INFORMATION Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has been dragged to court for enacting a Statutory Instrument (SI), which permits monitoring, recording, and storing of communications data between persons where at least one of the communicators is using a Zimbabwe number. Mutsvangwa is jointly sued with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).
By James Muonwa THE Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has found top Kwekwe-based lawyer, James Magodora guilty of misconduct after he allegedly falsely claimed to have represented a client in a property dispute. The complainant in the matter is Kundai Nyamukondiwa, who is one of the scores of property owners at Sabonabona in Kadoma, who
By Mashonaland East Correspondent TWO police officers based in Nyamapanda escaped death by a whisker after a suspect murderer, who they wanted to arrest for killing his two-year-old son, axed them in resistance. Stephen Nyakarenda (37), according to the police, fled from the scene after the axe attack on the law enforcers identified only as Constable