Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Davies Guzha and his co-accused have been granted bail

Bail for arrested filmmakers

By Mary Taruvinga A Harare Magistrate Babra Mateko Monday granted top film producer and Theater in the park founder Davies Guzha along with four accomplices $200 bail after they appeared in court on charges of screening a film that has not been cleared by the Censorship Board. Guzha is jointly charged with another film producer

RBZ Governor John Mangudya

Paynet Zimbabwe sues BAZ US$100 million as banks dumps its services

By Mary Taruvinga PAYNET Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Mauritian financial services provider, Payserv, is demanding US$100 million from the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) for loss of business. Paynet, claims, BAZ engaged in uncompetitive practices and influenced its members, who owed the financial services provider some US$470 000 to breach existing contracts. After a row

Munyaradzi Kereke

Kereke fights on as rape victim’s lawyer gives him headache

By Mary Taruvinga JAILED former Bikita West legislator, Munyaradzi Kereke has finally taken his freedom bid to the Supreme Court but feels that the private prosecutor, Charles Warara who successfully prosecuted his rape case will be an obstacle. Kereke has petitioned Prosecutor General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi to be removed as a private prosecutor in his

Prominent Bulawayo activist in court for unsanctioned demo

By Bulawayo Correspondent RENOWNED Bulawayo political activist, Josphat “Mzaca” Ngulube (34) was Friday granted a $100 bail by a Bulawayo magistrate. Ngulube was arrested on Wednesday with two others last Wednesday for allegedly engaging in an illegal demonstration. Ngulube, who contested last year’s parliamentary election as an independent candidate in Bulawayo South Constituency, appeared before

Former GMB boss caged three months over farm invasion

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Grain Marketing Board (GMB) chief executive officer and ally to former State President Robert Mugabe, Samuel Tendai Muvuti and his wife Joylyn have been caged three months each after they were convicted for breaching a court order barring them from interfering with Rosters’ Farm which belongs to one Grant Peal. However,

NSSA boss’s trial stopped after voice recorders break down

By Mary Taruvinga THE trial in which former National Social Security Authority (Nssa) general manager, Elizabeth Chitiga is accused of swindling the parastatal of $31 million in a housing project scam could not proceed Thursday after voice recorders broke down. Chitiga had however pleaded not guilty to the charges when she appeared before Harare magistrate,

Fastjet sued over US$149 000 debt

By Mary Taruvinga FASTJET Airlines Limited has been dragged to court over a US$149 000 debt by National Handling Services (Private) Limited. The two companies entered into a Ground Handling agreement back on August 1 2014. The terms of the arrangement were that NHS was to provide ground handling services to the Tanzanian airline as

Supa Mandiwanzira

Mandiwanzira takes fight to PG Hodzi

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Information Communication Technology (ICT) Supa Mandiwanzira has petitioned the High Court seeking the dismissal of an application in which Prosecutor General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi wants the reversal of a judgment acquitting him of criminal abuse of office charges. Hodzi petitioned the High Court for a rescission of the judgment that was

Telecommunications giant Econet faces eviction over failure to pay rentals

Econet dragged to court over US$1 500 rental arrears, faces eviction

By Mary Taruvinga A local company Amasons (Private) Limited is seeking court’s intervention after telecommunications behemoth Econet Wireless (Private) Limited, failed to pay rentals at one of its subsidiaries located in central Harare. The arrears accrued to US$1 552 with court papers showing that on demand Econet only paid $3 105 in local currency which

Bright Matonga

Bright Matonga’s farm equipment goes under the hammer

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Former information deputy minister Bright Matonga’s farm equipment is going under the hammer on Thursday. The sale comes after the former legislator failed to stop a $280 000 default judgement following an application by his former girlfriend Thombizodzwa Choto’s company Dubtess investment Pvt Ltd. Matonga’s former lover engaged the High Court seeking

PSMAS sued for half a million over debt

By Mary Taruvinga THE debt-ridden Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) is being sued for a debt amounting $534 947 by Craftson Trading (Private) Limited t/a Corporate 24 Hospital for professional medical services rendered to its members. Corporate 24 has approached the High Court demanding that PSMAS, which is trying to oppose the request, should

Zinara boss in court for dishing out $6 000 fuel coupons to journalist

By Mary Taruvinga Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) finance director Mudzingwa Simon Taranhike was Thursday hauled before court facing criminal abuse of office charges after he unlawfully gave a local journalist 1 800 litres worth of petrol coupons. Taranhike appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko. He was not asked to plead and was released on