Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Mother Hospitalised For Shock After Son, 5, Sets Alight Family Home, Property, Car

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A HWANGE woman has been hospitalised at a local hospital after she collapsed with shock when her five-year-old son allegedly set alight the family home last Friday. Also destroyed in the inferno was the family car and the entire household property. The boy, his two sisters aged 10 and 16, and

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Chipinge Councillor Granted $500 Bail For Calling ED Fool

By Staff Reporter CHIPINGE: The MDC Alliance Chipinge councillor for Ward 8 Chrispen Rambu who was arrested last week after sending a WhatsApp message describing President Emmerson Mnangagwa a fool, was Saturday granted a $500 bail by a local magistrate. Rambu, facing charges of undermining the authority of the president, appeared before Magistrate Elizabeth Hanzi who remanded

Activist Josphat 'Mzaca' Ngulube

Judge ends jail nightmare for prominent Bulawayo activist

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO High Court judge, Martin Makonese Monday granted prominent MDC Alliance activist Josphat “Mzaca” Ngulube and Otilia Sibanda $2 000 bail. Ngulube and Sibanda have been languishing at Chikurubi Maxmum prison following their conviction for public violence November last year by Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya. Tashaya sentenced Ngulube, Sibanda, Fortune Masuku and

Man Remanded In Custody Over Fake ED COVID-19 Statement

By Alois Vinga A CHITUNGWIZA man has been remanded in custody for circulating a fake press statement announcing the extension of the COVID-19 lockdown purporting it had been issued by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Lovemore Zvokusekwa, 36, is facing charges of publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State. He arrested on Saturday. The fake statement

Court orders police to accept 2019 media cards

By Leopold Munhende HIGH Court Judge Justice Jacob Manzunzu has ordered police and all state security commanders to clearly communicate to their subordinates, the validity of the Zimbabwe Media Commission’s (ZMC) 2019 media accreditation cards. The order was given after freelance journalist Panashe Makufa and the Media Institute of South Africa (MISA) had gone to

Frank Buyanga

Buyanga hangs on to son despite court ultimatum

By Staff Reporter BUSINESSMAN Frank Buyanga, embroiled in a bitter fight for the custody of son with ex, Chantelle Muteswa, has vowed to appeal a Thursday High Court ruling ordering him to return the minor within 24 hours. Buyanga, who is believed to be in Dubai with the five-year-old, insists it was irregular for Justice

High Court orders Buyanga to return son to ex within 24 hours

By Staff Reporter THE High Court Thursday issued a provisional order businessman, Frank Buyanga must return his five-year-old son to his mother Chantelle Muteswa within 24 hours. The court also ruled that for the duration of the state of national lockdown, Buyanga shall be entitled to exercise only telephonic access to the minor child between

ZBC sued for overlooking persons with disability during Covid-19 reportage

By Robert Tapfumaneyi  THREE local groups representing persons with visual and hearing impairments have taken the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to court seeking to have the national broadcaster compelled to air coronavirus information in formats they could access. The groups include the Center for Disability and Development, Deaf Zimbabwe Trust and Zimbabwe National League of

Zimbabwe must protect medics from coronavirus, says court

AFP A Zimbabwe court on Tuesday ordered the government to provide healthcare workers with protective gear and roll out mass testing against the deadly coronavirus. An association of human rights doctors brought the case to compel the government to beef up protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers. Lawyers for the association said the court

Lockdown: Bogus retail agents duping businesses desperate for exemption letters

By Alois Vinga BOGUS Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) agents are reportedly on the prowl extorting money from unsuspecting retail business owners on false promises of securing exemption letters for them to operate during the current coronavirus induced national lockdown. Speaking to, CZR president Denford Mutashu said the retailers group has received numerous reports

Constant Water Supplies During COVID-19 Lockdown Not Urgent Court Matters – Judge

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE High Court has ruled as not urgent, an application brought before it by Hwange residents seeking an order for Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) to provide constant water supplies during the 21-day lockdown period. High Court judge, Evangelista Kabasa presided over an application which also listed as respondents, the Zimbabwe National

COVID-19: Police Arrest Over 5 000 For Violating Lockdown

By Staff Reporter POLICE have arrested 5 226 people across the country past two weeks for violating a government imposed 21-day national lockdown through running shebeens, committing traffic offences, operating businesses without exemption or moving aimlessly, among other offences. Besides arresting those deliberately breaching the lockdown, police will mount more roadblocks and have tightened vetting

Bangladesh army officer hanged for murder of founding president

BBC A former army officer convicted of killing Bangladesh’s independence leader in 1975 has been executed. Abdul Majed was hanged in the capital Dhaka after his appeal for presidential clemency was rejected this week. He was arrested on Tuesday after spending 25 years on the run for the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Rahman –

Edgars Employees Up For $18K Fraud

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: Three Edgars employees have appeared in court here facing charges of defrauding $18 000 from their employer. This is after they allegedly collected cash but did not receipt it and later converted it to their personal use. The trio appeared before Magistrate Purity Gumbo facing fraud charges and was remanded out

Armed Robbers Terrorising Gokwe Businesses Arrested After Stealing $1m From 27 Shops

By Staff Reporter FIVE armed men who have been terrorising Gokwe business people and individuals since August last year have finally been apprehended by police after stealing cash and goods worth $1 million during their eight month robbery spree. The gang has since appeared before Gokwe regional magistrate, Musaiona Shortgame, facing 12 counts of armed