Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Harare City Boss In Soup For Land Fraud

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Harare City council acting director of housing Matthew Marara has been dragged to court on criminal abuse of office charges. Marara was granted $5 000 bail when he appeared before Harare magistrate. He was remanded to July 5 for his routine remand. Marara is being accused of changing open spaces without

Warrant Of Arrest Issued Against Waverley Blankets Owner’s Daughter

By Mary Taruvinga A Harare Court has issued Amanda Berkowitz nee Cohen, daughter of late businessman Victor Cohen, with a warrant of arrest after she failed to appear in court on Monday. Cohen-Berkowitz is facing perjury under CR1466/21. She is facing perjury charges after she allegedly lied under oath that she subscribed to the memorandum

Top Zvimba District Official In Court For Receiving US$800 Land Bribe

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Zvimba assistant district development coordinator, Walter Hwaira has landed in trouble after allegedly demanding and receiving US$800 as ‘facilitation fees’ to enable a prospective farm owner to get agricultural land. Hwaira (56) appeared in court for initial remand Tuesday facing charges of contravening the Criminal Law (Codification and

Man Kills Father, Shoves Head Into Fire

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Hwange: An Inyathi man axed his father to death and shoved his body headlong into a fire resulting in the skull being burnt. For the crime, Raighton Nkomo (29) of Stand 6 Village 1 in Kennilworth in Inyathi has been sentenced to eight years in jail. During trial, court heard Raighton

Man Kills Lover’s Husband

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A TSHOLOTSHO man who fatally stabbed his lover’s husband has been sentenced to six years in jail for culpable homicide. Nkosikhona Ngwenya (20) of Vala Line in Tsholotsho stabbed Blonde Ncube who was 32 last year as the two were walking home from a social soccer match in Godweni in Nemane

Teenager Kills Man Who Demanded Sex

Agencies A 19-year-old girl reportedly killed a man who flashed his penis at her demanding sex. The incident took place at Nyenda village in Zimbabwe on June 7. The local police booked the accused teenager, identified as Tariro Matutsa. The deceased man was identified as Sure Tsuro. The murder took place after Sure Tsuro forced

Rowdy Pirate Taxi Driver In Soup For Shouting F* Word At Police Boss

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent Karoi: A 25-YEAR-OLD pirate taxi driver here has landed himself into trouble for reckless driving and obstructing a vehicle belonging to a top-ranking police officer, whom he allegedly insulted for sounding the hooter. Brian Luckson of Chiedza township, Karoi recently appeared before Karoi magistrate Godwillis Mavenge facing six offences

Man In Soup For Bashing Aunt Who Served Him Sadza And Soup

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A 27-year-old Chinhoyi man has been fined $5 000 for bashing his aunt for serving him sadza and soup. Lovejoy Kawisiyo of Greenspan compound, Chinhoyi pleaded guilty when he appeared before provincial magistrate Tapiwa Banda on Wednesday charged with domestic violence. Kawisiyo risks spending 30 days in prison should

Hospital Boss Arrested For Recruiting Failed Candidate

By Staff Reporter A SENIOR employee at Shurugwi District Hospital has been dragged to court on criminal abuse of duty accusations after allegedly offering employment to a nurse aide who had failed interviews. The senior employee, Sibusisiwe Magwiro is a Human Resources Officer at Shurugwi District Hospital. It is the State’s case that sometime in

MDC Alliance co-VP Lynette Karenyi-Kore

MDC Alliance VP, MPs Challenge Parly Expulsion

By Mary Taruvinga SEVEN MDC Alliance MPs led by party vice president Lynette Karenyi-Kore have approached the High Court challenging their expulsion from the house on the advice of MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora . The seven are Karenyi-Kore, Dorcas Sibanda, Consilia Chinanzvavana, Susan Matsunga, Prince Dubeko Sibanda, Unganai Dickson and Eric Murai. The former MPs

College Student Stabbed To Death In Bulawayo

By Bulawayo Correspondent A 25-year-old Esigodini Agricultural College student was Sunday stabbed to death by unknown assailants who went on to cover his body with shrubs by the roadside in Bulawayo’s Warringham suburb. The slain student’s body was discovered Monday morning by friends. Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said the youth was stabbed

Woman Rushed To Hospital With Brother’s Axe Still Lodged On Head

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A VICTORIA FALLS woman was rushed to hospital with an axe still stuck on her head following the fatal strike by her younger brother. The siblings were fighting over money for dipping chemicals which the victim, Henrietta Tshuma (44) of Chisuma village, on the outskirts of the resort city, was supposed

RioZim Sues Falcon Resources US$202 Million For ‘Stolen’ Chrome

By Mary Taruvinga RIOZIM Limited has taken Falcon Resources Pvt LTD and Rusununguko Nkululeko Pvt LTD to court, demanding US$202 million for its chrome it claims were stolen by the two Zimbabwe National Army linked firms in 2018. RioZim has been up in arms with the two since 2018 after Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri allegedly

Tinashe Kambarami

Ousted Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Unleashes Lawyers On Council

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO City Council risks being sued by former Deputy Mayor, Tinashe Kambarami who was recently blocked by council officials from assuming his duties following his reinstatement as ward three councillor by the Supreme Court. Bulawayo High Court Judge, Thompson Mabhikwa in 2019 declared the election of Kambarami null and void after 1892

High Court Grants Top Cop, Wife $20 000 Bail For Car Theft

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE High Court has granted $10 000 bail each to Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officer-in-charge of Mashonaland West provincial armoury, Inspector Clive Kadambure, and his wife, Shyness Kadambure, who are facing car theft charges. The pair was freed after lawyer Fortune Murisi successfully applied for bail pending trial last

Police Impostor Helps Friend Extort US$100 From Ex-Hubby

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A CHINHOYI woman and her friend have been arrested after conniving to impersonate police officers in order to extort US$100 from the former’s estranged husband. The pair now faces charges of impersonation and extortion. The woman, Simangaliso Nyasha Makamani (22) hatched a plan to extort money from her ex-hubby