Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Woman Knives Boy (13) For Assaulting Her Minor Son

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A 13-year-old Chinhoyi boy is battling for life at a local hospital after he was Tuesday morning butchered with a knife by an angry woman avenging the beating of her minor son. The boy, Tonderai Kamhuka of 1644B, Single Quarters, Mpata was stabbed on the stomach leaving his bowels

Ignatius Chombo

Manangazira Denied Bail As Chombo Spends Second Night In Police Cells

By Mary Taruvinga THE director of Epidemiology and Diseases Control in the Health Ministry, Portia Manangazira will remain behind bars after she was Tuesday denied bail by Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande. Manangazira is facing criminal abuse of office charges after she allegedly misappropriated Covid-19 funds worth close to United States one million dollars. Makwande ruled

Top Health Official In Court Over US$800 000 Covid-19 Funds Theft

By Mary Taruvinga PORTIA Manangazira, the director of Epidemiology and Disease Control in the Health Ministry of Health has been hauled to court on allegations of diverting close to US$800 000 Covid-19 funds to personal use. She appeared before Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande who remanded her in custody to Tuesday for bail application. Prosecutors say

12 MDC Alliance Officials Granted $5 000 Bail Each

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE 12 MDC Alliance officials, who were Saturday arrested at gunpoint at the opposition party’s Chinhoyi offices for holding a meeting in defiance of Covid-19 lockdown regulations, have been granted $5 000 bail each. As part of their bail conditions, they were ordered to report once a fortnight at

Girl (16) Challenges Sentence After Recent Conviction For Violating Curfew

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A 16-year-old Chinhoyi girl, who was recently jailed and later bailed for violating the national Covid-19 curfew, has since challenged the sentence through the High Court. Blessing Macharika was charged with disobeying curfew orders and regulations as provided in Part 111 Section 25(2) of Statutory Instrument 10/21. She was

Police Bust Cattle Rustling Syndicate, Recover 12 Beasts

By Staff Reporter Marange: Police here recently busted a cattle rustling syndicate which was terrorising villagers, recovering 12 beasts and three goats in the process. Police confirmed the incident, saying they have arrested four suspects in connection with the crimes. Police spokesperson Inspector Luxson Chananda said the suspects Leon Muuya (34), Albert Garira (28), Justice

Lawyer, ZimRights Challenge Massive Hike In Deposit Fines

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A HARARE lawyer and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) have filed an urgent chamber application through the High Court seeking an order to stop government from implementing or enforcing new deposit fines. In an urgent chamber application filed by Tonderai Bhatasara of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, human rights lawyer Sheila

Peddlers Nabbed With Bags Of Mbanje In Chisumbanje

By Staff Reporter TWO Zaka men were Friday arrested after being found in possession of three bags of dagga with each weighing 20 kilogrammes. The duo was arrested near Rimbi business centre in Chipinge. They are Lovemore Bhlayani (42) of Mashingaidze village Chief Ndanga in Zaka and Nhamo Nyararai (46) of Tinarwo village under Chief

Makomborero Haruzivishe

Activist Haruzivishe Further Detained

By Mary Taruvinga OUTSPOKEN activist and MDC Alliance official Makomborero Haruzivishe, arrested Wednesday on kidnapping accusations, has been further detained by the police. This was after his lawyer Obey Shava indicated he wanted to challenge the arrest and also want the state to name the arresting details. Haruzivishe said he was arrested movie style by

Five Journalists Detained At Mliswa Farm

By Ndatenda Njanike FIVE journalists were Friday detained by police while covering a youth government agriculture initiative at Temba Mliswa’s Spring farm in Karoi. Mliswa, who is Norton legislator, was hosting a Govt youth, agricultural initiative. The five hour detention of the journalists was confirmed by MISA Zimbabwe through the media rights-based group’s twitter handle.

Temba Mliswa

Mliswa Arrested ‘For The 78th Time’

By Ndatenda Njanike TROUBLE-PRONE Norton legislator Temba Mliswa was Friday arrested again for allegedly violating Covid-19 regulations. The incident happened at the legislator’s Spring Farm in Karoi where he had gathered some youths. News of his arrest was revealed by the independent legislator through his twitter handle, saying this was his 78th time. “The persecution

Allan Moyo

LATEST: Student Activist Allan Moyo Finally Freed

By Mary Taruvinga STUDENT activist Allan Moyo has finally been granted $10 000 bail by High Court judge Webster Chinamhora after spending over two months behind bars. The victory comes after the university of Zimbabwe student’s three failed attempts to secure freedom. The 23-year-old was arrested on December 7 last year, accused of calling for

Supa Mandiwanzira

Mandiwanzira Confronts TIZ With $1m Defamation Suit Over Article

By Staff Reporter FORMER ICT minister and serving legislator Supa Mandiwanzira is demanding damages amounting to $1 million from Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) over what he terms defamatory content against  his person. In a letter of demand to TIZ, sent through his lawyers, Zenas Chimwa Murombe, Mandiwanzira accused TIZ of supplying lies about him to

Cop In Soup For Nicking Irrigation Pipes Under His Care

By Staff Reporter Chipinge: A junior police officer stationed at Middle Sabi was recently arrested after he allegedly stole irrigation pipes that were being kept at the police station. The pipes belong to ethanol producer, Green Fuels company. For the offence, Robert Bore (31) appeared before magistrate Poterai Gwezhira facing charges of stealing aluminium pipes

Allan Moyo

More Jail Nightmare For Student Activist Allan Moyo

By Mary Taruvinga UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe (UZ) student and activist, Allan Moyo, will continue languishing in remand prison after his bail appeal was postponed to this Thursday following state’s failure to respond to his application. Moyo has spent over two months in jail after his three freedom bids failed. His fourth bail hearing was set

Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Kazembe, Matanga Taken To Court Over Seized Diesel

By Mary Taruvinga DINSON Colliery Company (Private) Limited (Dinson Colliery) has dragged Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe to court claiming police unlawfully seized its 40 000 litres diesel. Also cited as respondents are Police Commissioner General, Godwin Matanga and one Sergeant Mazani N. O as well as Tanaka Energy Private Limited. According to court papers,

Lawyer Who Lost Dad To Covid Sues Econet Over Pandemic Alerts

By Mary Taruvinga A HARARE lawyer, who recently lost a father through Covid-19, has taken Econet Wireless to court complaining about what he found as irritating alerts on the pandemic being sent continuously to him and other subscribers by the telecoms giant. Sikhumbuzo Moyo filed an urgent chamber application with the High Court saying the

Journalist Hopewell Chinono

Chin’ono Reporting Conditions Relaxed

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Tawanda Chitapi Monday altered reporting conditions for freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who was however ordered to pay an additional $10 000 bail deposit. This followed his application requesting that all his reporting conditions be scrapped because he has shown no intentions to flee. Through his lawyers, Chin’ono successfully argued

Raffingora Brothers Bash Cops, Village Head

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent TWO Raffingora siblings are in trouble after beating up two police Constables who were trying to arrest one of them for breaking windowpanes at a neighbour’s house. One of the brothers, Nomore Mukombachoto of Erwane farm, Raffingora appeared in court Saturday to answer to charges of “defeating or obstructing