Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Nelson Chamisa

Court Slaps Chamisa With US$10 000 Cost After Lawyers Fail To Turn-Up

By Costa Nkomo  THE Supreme Court Monday struck-off the roll an appeal by the opposition MDC Alliance against a High Court ruling delivered a couple of months ago that the Nelson Chamisa-led party was not a legal persona. Monday’s ruling was delivered by Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza, sitting with Justice Tendai Uchena and Justice

Harare mayor Jacob Mafume

Harare council okays criminal suspect employees’ return

By Alois Vinga THE Harare City Council (HCC) has resolved to allow senior officials currently answering to corruption charges within the courts to turn up for work if their bail conditions were flexible. This, according to authorities at town house, is intended to allow the smooth flow of business within the country’s biggest local authority.

Gold dealer Ali Mohammed disowns Rushwaya

By Mary Taruvinga PROMINENT gold dealer, Ali Mohammed, who was arrested in connection with a botched gold smuggling deal fronted by Henrietta Rushwaya, has denied any links with the embattled Zimbabwe Miners Federation president. Through his lawyers who were speaking while challenging his placement on remand, Mohammed argued his operations were above board and only

Top cops remanded in custody in Rushwaya gold saga

By Mary Taruvinga TWO senior police officers who landed in the dock for trying to protect a suspect in the gold smuggling saga involving Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) president Henrieta Rushwaya have been remanded in custody by a Harare magistrate. The pair, Superintendent Douglas Shoko and Detective Chief Inspector Paul Chimungu, are in charge of

Embattled...Henrietta Rushwaya

Rushwaya twist as court okays State bail consent reversal

By Mary Taruvinga SUSPENDED Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) president Henrietta Rushwaya’s woes continue to mount after the state added two more charges against her. Rushwaya was initially charged with contravening the Customs Act after she was caught trying to smuggle 6 kilogrammes of gold to Dubai via Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. When her hearing

Mugodhi church leadership wrangle rages on

 By Mary Taruvinga LATE Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church founder Tadewu Mugodhi’s son has been dragged to court again for allegedly clinging on to the throne against the church’s constitution. Washington is being accused of imposing himself as the Bishop of the church also against a court order. The fight has been raging since last year.

Henrietta Rushwaya

Six arrested in connection with Rushwaya gold smuggling debacle

By Mary Taruvinga POLICE have arrested six more people, among them two top police officers, believed to have been part of a gold smuggling syndicate which was busted with the small scale miners boss Henrietta Rushwaya’s Monday arrest. ZRP confirmed the incident further outlining the suspects are expected in court soon. “The ZRP confirms that

Killer soldiers freed on $5 000 bail

By Matabeleland North Correspondent TWO soldiers who fired five shots at close range and killed two villagers at a beer drink outside Victoria Falls have been released on $5 000 bail each by the High Court. Bernard Sibanda (30) originally from Plot 5 in Karoi and employed by Support Company 1.2 Battalion at 1 Headquarters

Henrietta Rushwaya (in navy blue attire) arriving at the Harare Magistrates' Court accompanied by detectives

UPDATED: Court blocks prosecutors’ bid to fast track Rushwaya bail

By Mary Taruvinga EX-ZIFA CEO and now Zimbabwe miners boss Henrietta Rushwaya, arrested Monday over attempts to smuggle 6kg gold out of the country, has been remanded in custody. This was after the Zimbabwe Miners Federation president appeared at the Harare magistrates’ court late noon Tuesday. The State had consented to bail. The consent was

New twist to Waverley empire saga

By Mary Taruvinga THE fight between daughters of the late Victor Eric Cohen, CEO of the Waverley Blankets and associated companies’ empire and their nephew Aron Vico rages on with the latter now accusing the daughters of fabrication against him. Cohen’s daughters, Amanda Berkowitz (nee Cohen) and her sister Belinda Halfon nee Cohen have been

Top Harare lawyer in messy divorce

By Staff Reporter A TOP Harare lawyer Musindo Dunira Hungwe is embroiled in a messy divorce with his wife of 10 years and mother of his five kids whom he is accusing of bed hopping. The matter has spilled into the High Court in which Hungwe has filed divorce summons against his wife Portia Hungwe

Cop Denied Bail For Hiding Notorious Armed Robbers

By Mary Taruvinga A JUNIOR officer with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Tapiwa Mangoma (27) who landed in the dock for accommodating a terror gang, whose members had been on the run for over 20 years, has been denied bail at the High Court. Mangoma is also accused of supplying the gang with ammunition to

Joanna Mamombe

The Trial And Torture Joanna Mamombe Continues

Daily Maverick Zanu-PF and the government of Emmerson Mnangagwa demonstrate that there are no lengths to which they will not go to humiliate and torture women who speak out against corruption. Today a Harare court will decide whether Joanna Mamombe’s trial should be separated from her comrades. South Africa should be paying attention. On 13

Mentally Ill Man Decapitates Lover, Acquitted After 11 Years In Jail

By Mary Taruvinga A CHINHOYI man who murdered his lover in cold blood in 2009 before moving around with her private body parts has been acquitted by a High Court judge. Elias Kurapi was cleared of any wrongdoing after doctors concluded he was mentally ill when he committed the offence. In his ruling High Court

Fake Land Cooperative Bosses In Court

By Ndatenda Njanike THE police have confirmed the arrest of two men who forged signatures in 2019 to secure possession of land for their cooperative. Livingstone Chikanga (56) and Eliah Hamandishe (55) have since appeared in court facing fraud charges. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Livingstone Chikanga (56) and Eliah Hamandishe (55)

‘Light sentence’ lands magistrate, prosecutor in soup

By Staff Reporter A CHIREDZI woman has filed a complaint against a local magistrate and prosecutor for allegedly conniving to hand what she found to be a lenient sentence to a soldier who bit off her nose. Violet Chauke filed the complaint against Rodgers Mawarire and prosecutor Doubt Phiri through the Judicial Service Commission (JSC)