Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Controversial businessman Frank Buyanga's child custody row rages

Custody battle: Buyanga scores against girlfriend as court grants name change

By Mary Taruvinga SOUTH Africa based businessman Frank Buyanga has scored a major victory in custody battle against his ex girlfriend, Chantelle Muteswa after the Children Court in Harare on Wednesday ruled he had right to have his name appear on their four-year-old son’s birth certificate.. The businessman has been seeking the court’s  directive to

Potraz director general Gift Machengete

Potraz sues local company for $5 769 147

By Mary Taruvinga THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has slapped Aptics Trading with a $ 5 769 147 lawsuit for failing to pay for an internet license. The debt has been outstanding since 2010. According to summons filed by Potraz with the High Court, the company was given an opportunity to

RBZ Governor John Mangudya

Zacc boss approaches court as RBZ targets her house

By Mary Taruvinga ZIMBABWE Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC)’s general manager Sukai Tongogara has approached the High Court asking for a caveat on her Alexandra home she benefited from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). This comes at a time the bank is trying to sell the house which she insists is one of her benefits. Arigato

Zinara board chairperson Michael Madanha

Former Zinara boss caged 30 months

By Mary Taruvinga SUSPENDED Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) finance director Mudzingwa Simon Taranhike has been jailed 30 months after he was convicted on criminal abuse of office charges. Taranhike was convicted for unlawfully dishing out 1 800 litres worth of petrol to a local journalist. He will however serve 15 months effective after his

Former Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo

Chombo seeks permanent stay of prosecution citing coup arrest

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED former finance minister Ignatius Chombo, has taken his freedom battle to Constitutional  Court two years after his arrest and placement on remand arguing the State has no authority to prosecute him. Chombo who has several criminal charges following him, on Thursday sought permanent stay of proceedings against him arguing his rights were

Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga

Matanga faces contempt of court charges

By Mary Taruvinga POLICE Commissioner General, Godwin Matanga has been dragged to court on contempt of court claims after he allegedly refused to reinstate a police officer only identified as ex-constable Deredza who was wrongfully fired. Deredza has approached the High Court seeking an order compelling the court to hold the police chief in contempt.

Ex-Minister Saviour Kasukuwere

Home tussle: Hodzi, Kasukuwere switch turf to the Supreme Court

By Mary Taruvinga THE Supreme Court will this Friday hear the case in which Prosecutor General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi is contesting a High Court decision reversing the confiscation of exiled former cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s Nyanga mansion. The High Court ordered immediate release of the former Zanu PF politician’s title deeds after Justice Tawanda Chitapi

Tinashe Kambarami

Suspended Bulawayo deputy mayor acquitted of violence charges

By Bulawayo Correspondent A Bulawayo magistrate Tuesday acquitted suspended Bulawayo Deputy Mayor, Tinashe Kambarami and Ward Four councillor, Silas Chigora over charges of destroying council property during violent protests which rocked City Hall following the unsuccessful suspension of Town Clerk, Christopher Dube. In July this year, Kambarami, who was acting mayor at the time, suspended

No joy for Martin Gumbura

Gumbura bid to escape prison break trial hits snag again

By Mary Taruvinga JAILED cleric, Robert Martin Gumbura and colleagues’ attempts to escape prison break allegations hit a brick wall again Monday when the Supreme Court tossed their appeal against the High Court’s ruling dismissing their application for stay of proceedings. High Court Judge, Jacob Manzunzu early this year dismissed inmates’ application saying they did

Saviour Kasukuwere

Kasukuwere, State tussle for private home’s title deeds

By Mary Taruvinga EXILED former cabinet minister, Saviour Kasukuwere has made a step forward in a bid to recover title deeds to his Mutare home which was forfeited by the state after he failed to return home for his corruption trial. The state has been holding on to his title deeds despite a court ruling

Thokozani Khupe

Khupe loses parly expulsion challenge

By Mary Taruvinga THE Constitutional Court has thrown out an application by former MP and now MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe who was claiming damages following her expulsion from the House after she was recalled by the Nelson Chamisa led MDC April last year. Khupe argued that the MDC violated its own constitution by recalling her

State owned NetOne fleeced again

NetOne drags construction company to court over $111 k debt

By Mary Taruvinga NETONE Cellular (Private) Limited has dragged Bensa Power Construction and Electrical Installations and Supplies (Private) Limited to court demanding a refund after the latter failed to fulfil a contract obligation. The dispute arose back in 2017 and according to court papers, the construction company failed to honour the parties’ agreement. NetOne submitted

IDBZ has been taken to court over a loan row

IDBZ sued for $2 million over loan

By Mary Taruvinga THE Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) has been dragged to court by Southend Cargo Airlines and its directors, Steven and Patience Fadzai Chituku who claim the bank collected more money than they owed it. Southend Cargo Airlines is demanding a refund claiming IDBZ was only entitled to payment in respect of

Former Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs Minister Martin Dinha

Dinha given green light to contest extortion allegations at ConCourt

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs Minister, Martin Dinha has been granted permission to appeal his extortion trial at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) . High Court judge, Happias Zhou said the Zanu PF official’s trial should also stop and wait for the outcome of Con-Court proceedings. Dinha, who is also the National Railways

ZETDC is a subsidiary of Zesa Holdings

ZETDC drags Zinwa to court over $2 million electricity debt

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has dragged the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to court over an outstanding $2 million electricity debt. According to court papers, the electricity was supplied to Zinwa stations in Masvingo district, including Tokwe Mukorsi, Zaka, Muzhwi and Ngomahuru among other places. The debt has

School sued for barring child from writing exam

By Mary Taruvinga AN elite private Harare school, Arundel is in trouble after barring a student from sitting for her Ordinary Level examinations over school fees arrears. The parents of the affected student have approached the High Court seeking a declaratory order arguing that the school had no authority to prevent their child from sitting

Joseph Busha

State not ready to try Busha ‘conwoman’

By Mary Taruvinga A Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union consultant who allegedly tried to con 2018 presidential candidate and businessman, Joseph Busha of US$65 000 was back in court Thursday, with the State indicating investigations into the attempted fraud were still ongoing, hence failure to proceed with trial. Vimbai Mushongera (50) allegedly tried to dupe

Denford Ngadziore

Vendor’s death: Court protesting MDC activists granted $200 bail each

By Costa Nkomo Harare West councillor Denford Ngadziore and two pro-democracy activists, Makomborero Haruzivishe and Jonah Matora Tora were Tuesday granted $200 bail each by Mbare Magistrate Stanford Mambanje. The trio was ordered not to interfere with witnesses, report once every Friday at their nearest police stations and to reside at given addresses as part

Zifa president Felton Kamambo

Zifa accused of lying in order to evade US$39 k debt

By Mary Taruvinga LOCAL soccer mother body, Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has been dragged to court again by Led Travel and Tours on allegations of misrepresenting facts to the court, resulting in a default judgement being passed. The two have been embroiled in a legal fight after the association failed to settle a US$39 000