Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Marry Mubaiwa

Jailed Marry says too sick to bash maid, in fresh bid for freedom

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED wife to Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa who is accused of assaulting her children’s nanny has approached the High court seeking freedom after spending the weekend in custody. Mubaiwa was locked up for the second time in a space of few weeks after Harare magistrate, Bianca Makwande denied her freedom

Lawyer grills prosecutors over Sikhala’s anti-ED utterance charges

By Tonderai Saharo Masvingo: Top lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa Monday gave prosecutors a torrid time when she demanded explanation on how charges faced by MDC deputy national chairman Job Sikhala constituted an offence under Zimbabwean laws. This is after she pleaded for exception to subversion charges when the high-profile case kicked off at the Masvingo High

Marry Chiwenga

Marry Sent Back To Prison For Assaulting Maid

By Costa Nkomo MARRY Mubaiwa, estranged wife to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, was Saturday remanded in custody by a Harare Magistrate after she was denied bail on fresh charges of assaulting a family maid last week. Marry is facing charges of assaulting Delight Munyoro, who had accompanied the feuding couple’s minor children to Hellenic School

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Seven Mashurugwi Cop Killers Denied Bail

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Amy Tsanga has denied bail to seven machete-wielding artisanal miners who allegedly murdered a police officer in December last year at Good Hope Mine in Battlefields, Kadoma. The seven are; Lyton Tshuma, Obvious Mawire,Tonderai Musasa, Richwell Tshuma, Bornlight Mukute,Taurai Munetsi, and Tinashe Dembo. They are being jointly charged with

CMED Duped Two Vehicles, Demands $416K From Croco Motors

By Mary Taruvinga CROCO Motors has been slapped with a $416 000 lawsuit by Central Mechanical Equipment Department(CMED) Pvt Limited on allegations of failing to deliver its two vehicles. The State-owned enterprise purchased six vehicles from Croco Motors in 2018 for use in conducting driving lessons. However, Croco Motors only managed to deliver four vehicles, prejudicing

ZIMRA Taken To Court For Demanding Duty Twice

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has been dragged to court by a local businessman after the tax collector demanded double payment of duty from him. Percival Mubaiwa is seeking an order declaring ZIMRA’s actions illegal since he had already paid duty for his two vehicles in question last year. He said one

Sydney Sekeramayi

Sekeramayi, Parirenyatwa defamation claim hearing set for Thursday

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH COURT judge, Jesta Charehwa will Thursday hear a case in which Information Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi is challenging a $40 000 defamation claim lodged by former Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi and ex-Health Minister, David Parirenyatwa. The two former government officials jointly sued Mutodi in 2017, accusing him of posting falsehoods on his Facebook

Zanu PF councillor drags wife to court for stealing his cell phone

By Staff Reporter Mutare: ZANU PF ward 6 councillor in Mutare South constituency, Washington Muradzikwa, dragged his wife before a city magistrate accusing her of stealing his tablet cell phone. The wife, Lilian Mujokochi (44), appeared before magistrate Purity Gumbo facing theft charges. She denied the charges but was convicted and sentenced to three months

Zimra officer under fire over unexplained wealth

By Mary Taruvinga A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officer Desberia Mutara is in trouble with authorities after she allegedly acquired wealth using state funds. Prosecutor General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi is now after her and has approached the High Court seeking a civil forfeiture of her wealth. The PG alleged she tried to conceal some of

Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe challenges truck grab case

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER President, Robert Mugabe’s widow, Grace has challenged the case in which she and her late husband are being accused of confiscating a truck belonging to Sun Marine Shipping (Private) Limited after chasing away its driver. The incident allegedly occurred back in 2014 when Mugabe was still in power and soon after

Marry Mubaiwa

Marry bail condition variation hearing set for Wednesday

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge, Pisirai Kwenda has postponed the case in which the state is demanding amendments to bail conditions prescribed on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry early this month. The case was set to be heard Tuesday but it was postponed after Marry’s lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa made a request to

Govt diamond firm fighting to save seized vehicles

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has approached the High Court seeking to repossess its vehicles which were recently attached over a US$1 226 000 debt allegedly owed to Minexus Minerals (Private) Limited. According to the court application, ZCDC argues that the debt was already settled back in 2018 but the Sheriff

2019 army victims besiege Muchinguri, Valerio Sibanda with suits

By Mary Taruvinga LAWSUITS against Defence Minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri continue to mount as more victims of the January 2019 army assaults and shootings continue to lodge complaints with the High Court. About 13 victims approached the High Court last week demanding damages ranging between $200 000 and $400 000 after they were allegedly abused by

Pastor Impregnates Wife’s Grade 7 Sister, Promises To Marry Her

By Manicaland Correspondent MUTARE: A 30 year-old pastor with Apostolic Faith Church in the eastern border city appeared before a Mutare magistrate facing charges of raping and impregnating his wife`s minor sister, aged 12. The pastor (name withheld) is reported to have promised to marry the minor after she completed her Grade Seven last year.

Bulawayo Man Jailed 10 Years For Stealing ZESA Cables In Binga

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A COPPER wire thief has been handed the mandatory 10-year jail term while police have also launched a manhunt for his three accomplices. This is after the gang cut more than two kilometres length of electric cables between Binga and Kamativi leaving the area in darkness. Binga Centre covering the district

Former Zinara Boss Dragged To Court Over US$29 000 Debt

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) chief executive officer, Frank Chitukutuku is in soup after he allegedly failed to pay US$29 000 for farming equipment supplied to him by a local agricultural firm. The company, Haingate Agro Equipment (Private) Limited (Haingate) has approached the High Court seeking an order compelling Chitukutuku to settle

Tinashe Nengomasha

Mtukudzi’s Daughter, Footballer Legend Nengomasha Divorce Row Drags On

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zimbabwe national football team player Tinashe Nengomasha has approached the High Court challenging a divorce application filed by his wife, Samantha Mtukudzi. Samantha is the daughter to the late music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi. Through his lawyers, Muhonde Attorneys, Nengomasha filed a notice to oppose Samantha’s claim but has not responded to

Econet Sues Zimra For US$3m Over 2013 Debt

By Mary Taruvinga TELECOMMS giant, Econet Wireless (Private) Limited has dragged the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to the High Court demanding a refund of US$3 million, which the revenue authority stands accused of unlawfully receiving in 2013. Zimra was ordered by Econet Chief Executive Douglas Mboweni to pay back the money years back but has

Former minister chases widow out of her house

By Mary Taruvinga A HARARE widow, Sarudzayi Nhundu is reportedly living in the open after she was chased out of her house by ex-Industry deputy minister Phineas Chivazve Chiota who is also former Seke legislator. Nhundu contends she had agreed to sell her house to Chiota for $28 billion 13 years ago but the latter