Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Sex-Starved Woman (46) In Remand Prison For ‘Raping’ Two Boys

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A LUSTFUL 46-year-old Banket woman is languishing in remand prison after she was denied bail for allegedly forcing two minor boys to be intimate with her, in two separate incidents. The accused, Dadirai Fortune Mandisekwe of Aryshire Mine in Banket is now scheduled to stand trial at Chinhoyi Magistrates’

High Court Blocks Transfer Of Cop Accused Of Failing To Stop Chamisa’s Demo

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH COURT judge, Paul Musithu has issued a temporary stay of transfer for Constable Nashly Muyedzenga from Harare to Mutasa in Manicaland province until Covid-19 pandemic is over. Muyedzenga is one of over 100 police officers forced by their superiors to immediately transfer from their stations to remote areas on allegations the

Chinhoyi Trio Arrested In A Trap Selling Live Pangolin

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent CHINHOYI: Three local men, who allegedly tried to sell a live pangolin, appeared in court here Tuesday facing charges of illegal possession of an endangered species. The trio; Knowledge Mazivanhanga (40) of Hunyani Section, Rodney Simbarashe Sauti (29) of Chikonohono and Charles Zvauya (29) of Glynamel Farm, appeared before

MDC Alliance Supporter Assaulted, Dies After Demanding Food Aid – Party

By Bulawayo Correspondent A PLUMTREE-based MDC Alliance supporter reportedly died last Sunday after he was fatally assaulted by members of the local policing neighborhood watch committee for challenging the partisan distribution of food aid in the area. The members have since been arrested and have appeared in court facing murder charges. According to sources, Joseph

Robin Vela

Vela Threatens To Sue NSSA Auditor Over Defamatory Report

By Staff Reporter FORMER National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board chair Robin Vela has threatened to take legal action against audit firm BDO International over the 2019 audit report on the State-owned company’s Pay-As-You-Go scheme. Vela deems the audit findings as extremely defamatory and wants BDO to dissociate itself from the report. The report implicates him

Lawyers Sue Police Over New Stringent Covid-19 Measures

By Staff Reporter A GROUP of lawyers has dragged the police to court over its new stringent Covid-19 control measures they announced over the last weekend. In an urgent High Court chamber application filed Monday, the Young Lawyers Association of Zimbabwe (YLAZ) challenged the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s decision to force citizens to produce additional particulars

Bid to smuggle 131k litres petrol using soya bean receipts foiled

By Staff Reporter ALERT Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officials at Forbes Border Post foiled an attempt by two clearing agents to smuggle 131 000 litres of fuel into the country. The smugglers are said to have altered original import documents and producing fake papers which stated the trucks they were clearing were carrying Crude Degummed

Police barred from accessing citizen’s EcoCash details

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Benjamin Chikowero has given a Harare citizen an interim relief barring the police from accessing her EcoCash details. Sheila Francis Jarvis had approached the High Court with an urgent chamber application seeking to bar Home Affairs minister and the police from accessing her EcoCash details as Econet’s subscriber. Her

Ex-VP Phelekezela Mphoko

Court rules Mphoko should face music over ZINARA bosses’ release

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s bid to duck prosecution for bullying police officers into releasing friends from police custody has hit a brick wall after Harare magistrate Trynos Utahwashe dismissed his application for exception. Mphoko, who faces criminal abuse of office charges, landed in the dock on allegations of abusing his

Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga

Police sued for tightening lockdown measures

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A Harare woman has approached the High Court seeking an order to set aside increased demands by police officers enforcing the country’s Covid-19 lockdown measures at check points. In her court challenge, Nontokozo Tachiona argues the demands by ZRP were unconstitutional. Government last week imposed new lockdown measures to try and contain

Kwekwe City boss guns down one in Mashurugwi mine attack

By Staff Reporter KWEKWE City Director of Housing, Edson Chiyangwa was Friday granted bail in a case in which he is accused of shooting and killing a member of an advancing gang of artisanal miners, derisively referred to as Mashurugwi, who had stormed his Forever Mine in Zhombe Wednesday night. The 51-year-old official’s defence team

Mayor Gomba

Harare mayor Gomba denied bail

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE mayor Hebert Gomba will continue languishing in remand prison after he was Friday denied bail by a senior Regional magistrate Bianca Makwande. Gomba landed in the dock on allegations involving land scams and abuse of office as a public officer. He is accused of involvement in the illegal creation and sale

Thief gets 8 months jail for stealing bar PA system

By Tonderai Saharo A 20-year-old man from Mucheke will spend the next eight months behind bars for breaking into a bar and stealing the club’s public address system. Tatenda Sibanda (20) of Victoria Ranch pleaded guilty and was convicted by Masvingo magistrate, Patience Madondo for housebreaking and theft. He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment

Bulawayo robbery suspect nabbed

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a spate of armed robberies, vehicle break-ins as well as possession of dangerous drugs. Lindelani Enock Moyo of Tshabalala suburb was arrested on Monday while driving a silver-grey Honda Fit with no number plates. Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said

Mayor Herbert Gomba

Latest on Harare mayor Gomba, Chin’ono bail hearing

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE mayor Hebert Gomba, mired in a city land scandal, will spend another night in state custody after his bail hearing failed to kick off Thursday. Gomba appeared before Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande facing a charge of criminal abuse of office. The state alleges the city’s first resident illegally parcelled out land

Jacob Ngarivhume

LATEST: #July31 organiser Ngarivhume denied bail

By Mary Taruvinga OPPOSITION Transform Zimbabwe leader and organiser of the July 31 national protests against high level corruption in the country, Jacob Ngarivhume has been denied bail by Harare magistrate Trynos Utahwashe. He is facing a charge of incitement to violence after he urged Zimbabwe to protest against looting and corruption allegedly by President

Two Zimbabwean cigarette smugglers busted in South Africa

By Staff Reporter SOUTH AFRICAN police have arrested two Zimbabweans who were trying to smuggle cigarette into the neighbouring country. The contraband, worth R7 million was seized from the two. The two male suspects, aged 36 and 44, had managed to pass through the Zimbabwean side of the Beitbridge Border Post, but were not so

Hopewell Chin'ono arrives at the Harare Magistrates' Court Wednesday

Fears for Chin’ono life after ‘unidentified woman’ sneaks into police cell at 4am

By Mary Taruvinga LAWYERS have raised fears over Hopewell Chin’ono’s safety under police custody after an unidentified woman reportedly visited the journalist in police cells to profile him. Chin’ono appeared before Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna Wednesday facing a charge of inciting public violence. Prosecutors opposed bail claiming the fearless scribe was difficult to arrest. When