Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Cannibal (20) boils, feasts on human body parts after mutilating five Harare vagrants

By James Muonwa IN a macabre episode fit for a horror movie, a 20-year-old Harare man of no fixed abode crushed the heads of five unsuspecting “street kids” before boiling and eating their body parts, including genitals. The suspect has been identified as Thandolwenkosi Ndlovu also known as Sauro. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson,

Rights lawyers released on US$100 bail each, insist arrest was unlawful

By Staff Reporter TOP rights lawyers, Douglas Coltart and Tapiwa Muchineripi arrested Monday on allegations of obstructing the course of justice have been granted US$100 bail each. Coltart and Muchineripi were arrested while attending to their clients, Womberaishe Nhende and Soneni Mukhulane who are abduction and torture victims currently admitted at Parktown Hospital in Harare.

Human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart

Lawyers representing abducted CCC activists arrested

By Staff Reporter POLICE have arrested two Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Douglas Coltart and Tapiwa Muchineripi on allegations of obstructing the course of justice. The two lawyers are representing opposition councillor Womberaishe Nhende and Sonele Mukuhlani who were allegedly abducted tortured and drugged by suspected state agents on Saturday. CCC said the two

Cattle rustling trio arrested, denied bail for terrorising dairy farmer

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent THREE Chinhoyi youths have appeared in court facing two counts of cattle rustling and another of malicious damage to property following their recent arrest after terrorising a local dairy farmer. Accused persons — Cain Chimanga (30), Marvellous Chikandiwa (26) and Passmore Taderera (25)— were last Friday arraigned before

Torture victim seeks to garnish prison wardens’ bank accounts over assault

By Staff Reporter TWO Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officers Michael Nduna and Florence Chihambakwe risk having their bank accounts garnished after failing to compensate a Harare resident they tortured for no reason. The victim, Alex Tendai Gombedza has initiated processes to seize the duo’s monthly salaries to settle US$5 200 which the two

Man attempts to axe wife inside Supreme Court

By Staff Reporter A Marondera man is in trouble after he barged into the Supreme Court wielding an axe before attempting to strike his ex-wife who works there in a nasty custody battle. Tendai Gambiza, 33, of Nyameni, Marondera is now charged with violating section 3(1) of the Domestic Violence Act. He is also facing

Top council officials acquitted of corruptly recruiting cashiers

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent TWO Chegutu Municipality senior officials have been acquitted on charges of corruptly recruiting four roving cashiers. The council’s human resources manager, George Kasamu, and revenue accountant Blandina Kavhayi were this Tuesday cleared of abuse of office charges when they appeared before Chinhoyi Magistrate Shepherd Munjanja. Preferred charges emanated

Villager in court for defacing Mnangagwa election campaign posters

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent A VILLAGER from Zvimba has been dragged to court for allegedly defacing over 20 election campaign posters with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s portrait. Accused person, Mustaff Sura (40) was Monday granted US$50 bail when he appeared before Chinhoyi Magistrate Shepherd Munjanja for contravening the Electoral Act chapter 2:13, which

Robbers hit Chinese cement manufacturer, get away with 76 boxes of explosives

By Staff Reporter A Chinese manufacturer Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Company in Lalapanzi, Midlands was recently robbed of a variety of mining implements by a group of armed robbers. Police Midlands spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the development saying investigations are still underway. “Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that a section called Magazine site, of Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Company, Lalapanzi

Father kills infant daughter in suspected ritual act, removes heart 

By Staff Reporter A Gokwe man, Thomas Muzenda killed his 2-year-old daughter and removed her heart before throwing the infant’s corpse into a disused mine. Midlands Police Spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko said: “Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the alleged murder of a 2-year-old girl by her father in a suspected ritual act. The incident occurred during the

Weirdo (24) steals ladies’ underwear to quench lust

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent IN a strange development, a 24-year-old Chinhoyi man was arrested and dragged to court for stealing only ladies’ panties, which he would use to perform masturbation. The accused person, Sebastian Kunaka of Avlon Park, Chinhoyi this week appeared before Chinhoyi Magistrate Lisa Mutendereki facing one count of unlawful

Officers charged over Harare Central Police Station arson, theft of US$40k exhibit money

By Staff Reporter THREE police officers stationed at Harare Central Tuesday appeared in court charged with theft and malicious damage to property charges after they stole over US$40 000 exhibit money before setting ablaze central stores to cover up for their offence. The three are Stanley Musekiwa  (46), Takaidza Mugwisi (36) and Masimba Stanely Gwasunda (43). The

Pastor acquitted of raping niece, magistrate rules charges were fabricated

By Staff Reporter A CLERGYMAN has been acquitted of three counts of allegedly raping his niece, a high school student. Michael Duche (43), Bishop of Apostolic Revival Church was cleared at the close of a full trial, last week. Duche is the complainant’s uncle. Magistrate Sheila Nazombe ruled the rape charges were “fabricated by the

Police hunt for murder accused Zvimba couple

By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has launched a manhunt for a Zvimba couple  John Zvivi and Lister Sibanda who allegedly killed their four year old niece before they dumped her body in a river. The body of the minor, Princes Shoko  was found stashed in a sack in a river near Kuwadzana