Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Victoria Falls man kills drunk wife

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A Victoria Falls man surrendered himself to the police Thursday after he allegedly punched his drunk wife to death when he found her drinking beer at a local bar on Wednesday night. Siboniso Sibanda, aged 40, who works as a general hand at a farm in the area, also pushed his

CMED boss death saga: Fiancée acquitted of murder

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Erica Ndewere has acquitted fiancée of the late CMED chairman Lesslie John Denn, Ashton Pillary of murder. Denn died in 2016 after he allegedly shot himself with a pistol in the upper torso in a suspected suicide case. However, forensic evidence concluded that he did not kill himself but

Prisca Mupfumira

Mupfumira’s freedom bid hits a brick wall

By Mary Taruvinga EFFORTS by former cabinet minister, Prisca Mupfumira to have fraud charges against her quashed hit a snag on Wednesday when High Court judges, Pisirayi Kwenda and Benjamin Chikowero trashed her application saying it lacked merit. The ex-minister was arrested in July 2019, on charges of prejudicing the National Social Security of Authority

Gweru City Council barred from killing stray animals

By Mary Taruvinga THE Gweru City council has been barred from killing stray domestic animals, among them donkeys which the authority boldly gunned down even in the presence of their owners. High Court judge, Justice Benjamin Chikowero delivered the ruling after Zimbabwe National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approached the court seeking

Varichem Pharmaceuticals dragged to court over $37k labour dispute

By Mary Taruvinga VARICHEM Pharmaceuticals (Private) Limited has been hauled to court by its former employee Ronnie Mahlanganise for failing to pay him $37 426, 45 after he won a labour case back in 2016. Mahlanganise has now approached the High Court with an application for the registration of a labour court judgment in terms

Mike Bimha

Former Minister Bimha Demands $310 000 For Vehicle Damaged In Accident

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Industry Minister Mike Bimha has dragged two Harare men and Clarion Insurance Company to court demanding $310 776 compensation for his vehicle damaged in 2018 in a road accident in Harare. The accident occurred in June 2018 when Thomas Tuso was involved in a road accident and smashed into Bimha’s vehicle,

Ignatius Chombo

Chombo Finally Gets Passport, Off To SA For Treatment

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo who is facing several criminal abuse of office charges, was Friday granted access to his passport, which he was seeking to travel to South Africa for cancer treatment. He had surrendered the passport to the Clerk of Court as part of his bail conditions when he was

Victory For Harare Hospital Expelled Student Nurses

By Court Reporter A TOTAL of 43 nursing candidates who failed to enrol with Harare Central Hospital last year after Health Minister Obadiah Moyo ordered them to reapply, have won a court case in which they were challenging the minister’s decision. High Court judge, Christopher Dube-Banda ruled that the decision by the minister was unlawful.

Hwange Coal Gasification Battling To Settle US$61,5K Debt

By Mary Taruvinga HWANGE Coal Gasification Company is allegedly failing to settle a US$61 516 debt owed to a transport company, Wan Jia Le Logistics (Zimbabwe). The company was offered haulage services in February last year before an invoice was tendered six months later. However, Wan Jia Logistics says it has made several attempts to

NSSA Forensic Audit High Court Challenge Kicks Off

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Justice Webster Chinamhora will Wednesday hear the case in which former National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board chairperson Robin Vela is seeking an order to set aside the findings of the authority’s forensic report. The report reveals that Vela was at the centre of the abuse of funds at

Lazarus Muchenje

NetOne CEO Suspended Again

By Alois Vinga MOBILE Network Operator, NetOne’s chief executive, Lazarus Muchenje has been suspended, sources have revealed. Muchenje was reportedly suspended weekend together with his Chief Finance Officer, Sibusiso Ndlovu. The suspension comes hot on the heels of the resignation of three board members in protest over ‘unprofessional conduct’ within the boardroom. “I cannot divulge any


Ginimbi arrested over ‘fresh’ 2017 fraud charges, freed on $5 000 bail

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED businessman, Genius Kadungure was Thursday hauled before Harare senior regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya facing fresh fraud charges after he allegedly skipped paying duty amounting US$90 260, 10 to Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA). His arrest comes a few days after he was released from Remand Prison after spending two weeks behind bars

Former Midlands governor Jaison Machaya

Machaya’s appeal for acquittal flops

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Pisirayi Kwenda has dismissed an application for review filed by former Midlands Governor, Jaison Machaya who was challenging a ruling by Gweru magistrate, Charity Maphosa trashing his application for discharge. Machaya is facing criminal abuse of office after he allegedly unlawfully diverted for personal benefit, over 1 000 stands

Mugodhi’s sons defy court order, face imprisonment

By Mary Taruvinga The sons of the late leader of Mugodhi Apostolic sect, Tadewu Mugodhi, risk imprisonment after they allegedly defied a court order barring them from interfering with the church’s business until pending court cases are finalised. The sons are Washington, Innocent and Enock Mugodhi who have been accused of causing problems in the

Godwills Masimirembwa

Masimirembwa dragged to court over $11 million worth botched deal

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zanu PF legislator, Godwills Masimirembwa has been dragged to court for failing to comply with an agreement he entered into with the Trustees of the September Family Trust following a deal worth US$11,2 million. The September Family Trust have approached the High Court seeking declaratory relief confirming that the Zanu PF

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi To Spend Another Weekend Behind Bars

By Mary Taruvinga BUSINESSMAN and socialite Genius Kadungure a.k.a Ginimbi will spend his second successive weekend behind bars after High Court judge, Erica Ndewere refused to hear his bail application on grounds that his case was being handled by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). The judge said such cases should be dealt with by judges

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Hwange Copper Thief Found With 682kg, Jailed 12 Months

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A HWANGE man has appeared in court for illegal possession of close to 700kg copper suspected to have been stolen from ZESA electricity lines. The copper is valued at $11 602.50 Same Gundidza, 23, residing at Railway Quarters in the coal mining town, was sold out by members of the public who