Health & Community

Health & Community

Thieving trucker ordered to pay US$52k due to employer

By Staff Reporter A Harare High Court judge has ordered a truck driver to pay a local transport company US$52 920 after he stole and sold 41 848 litres of petrol destined for a fuel company based in Ndola in Zambia. The driver, Misheck Muyambo was employed by a Zimbabwe transport company, Dharwizi Transport and

Sombre atmosphere as St Charles school cyclone victim (13) laid to rest

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: There was a sombre atmosphere here Tuesday when Munashe Jena (13), a Form One student at St. Charles Lwanga High School in Chimanimani, Manicaland province was buried at a local cemetery. Munashe is one of the two pupils at the school who died after a rock collapsed onto a dormitory

Zim transporters park their trucks as Cyclone Idai hits Beira

By Staff Reporter Chimoio: The movement of cargo between Zimbabwe and port of Beira via Forbes border post is expected to be decrease this week as most transporters have opted to park their trucks in Chimoio as a strong tropical cyclone in a decade is expected to make a landfall in Mozambique at the end

An apostolic sect prophet. Many have died at such shrines

Self styled prophet nabbed for patient’s death

By Bulawayo Correspondent A self-styled Bulawayo prophet, Senzeni Jiyane on Thursday appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate charged with causing the death of a four year old child whom he was “healing”. Jiyane appeared before Bulawayo provincial magistrate, Franklin Mkwananzi together with the child‘s mother, Lindiwe Ncube who is also facing similar charges. Magistrate Mkwananzi granted

Minister Cain Mathema

Court orders minister, cops to pay motorist for wrongful arrest

By Bulawayo Correspondent A Bulawayo High Court judge on Tuesday ordered Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema and three police officers to pay a South Africa based Zimbabwean man US$5 000 compensation following his unlawful arrest and subsequent detention on false allegations of driving a stolen South African registered car. Justice Martin Makonese ordered the minister

Strange cattle disease ravages herds, butcheries fingered in contaminated beef trade

By Anna Chibamu SOME abattoirs and butcheries are alleged to be taking advantage of an outbreak of an unknown cattle disease in some parts of the country to buy affected animals, slaughtering them and later selling the beef to unsuspecting customers in urban areas. Unusual cattle deaths have been reported in Mhondoro district, Mashonaland West,

Ex-Zanu PF youth league boss up for pointing firearm at motorist

By Bulawayo Correspondent CONTROVERSIAL former Zanu PF Bulawayo youth league executive, Davis Muhambi on Friday appeared at West Commonage magistrates’ courts accused of pointing a firearm at a motorist. Muhambi was charged under the Firearms Act. According to prosecutors, Muhambi allegedly pulled a pistol during a road rage incident following a minor accident at a

Illegal South African immigrant caged 30 days

By Audience Mutema A 34-year-old South African man accused of entering or remaining in Zimbabwe without a valid permit was Friday jailed 30 days with the option of paying a $20 fine by a Harare magistrate. “The accused will either pay $20 or is sentenced to 30 days imprisonment and will be deported back to

Two army members in soup for dealing in dagga

By Audience Mutema TWO Zimbabwe National Army members and their civilian accomplice have been dragged to the Harare magistrates’ court for illegally dealing in dagga and Broncleer. Felix Munyonga (29), Tafadzwa Chando (29), both army members, together with Goodman Marufu (29), face two counts of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of unregistered medicines for

PHD leader Walter Magaya

Magaya’s tax evasion trial in fails start as state delays with docket

By Court Reporter THE trial of Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) church on allegations prejudicing government of millions of dollars in potential revenue through tax evasion failed to start Thursday after prosecutors served state papers late. Church lawyer Everson Chatambudza told Harare Regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya that he needed more time to

Legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe launches interactive platform to enhance women’s rights

By Xinhua Legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe has launched an Interactive Women’s Platform which will provide information on the rights and status of women in Zimbabwe. The platform will also provide information on where to turn and what legal options are available if women feel their rights are being violated or ignored, the organization said Wednesday. In

Zimbabwe gets first ever free clinic for people with albinism

By Xinhua HARARE: Global Aid Missions (GAM), a non-governmental organisation that supports people with albinism, has opened the first ever albinism free clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. The clinic will also be open to members of the general public who will pay a subsidised fee to ensure sustenance of the clinic, GAM said in a statement

Poacher’s wife hangs self after police interrogation

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: A Dete woman whose husband is in custody for illegal hunting recently committed suicide by hanging after police summoned her for interrogation, it has emerged. Christine Mathe, 38, hanged herself from the roof truss of her hut using a piece of cloth on February 16, a day after the interrogation.

Visually impaired man leaves wife, sodomises guide (15)

By Masvingo Correspondent A visually impaired man left his wife and sodomised his 15-year-old guide who was sleeping in the same shack with the couple, a Masvingo court heard on Monday. Edson Chivi (41) was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Dambudzo Malunga facing aggravated indecent assault charges. According to prosecutors, Chivi

Denford Ngadziore

MDC councillor cleared of violence incitement charges

By Mary Taruvinga MDC activist and councillor for Mabelreign, Denford Ngadziore was Friday found not guilty of inciting last month’s deadly anti-government protests. Ngadziore had been on trial since mid-February this year. The state alleged that he moved around high density suburbs in Harare encouraging people to go into the streets to protest. But Harare

Mayor Clayton Masiyatsva

Redcliff Municipality to drag residents to court

By Kwekwe Correspondent Financially strangled Redcliff Municipality which is battling to recover about $30 million from both residents and corporate citizens has threatened legal action against defaulters. Town clerk Gilson Chakauya warned residents that council will resort to court action if they fail to settle their debts in the next 14 days. “We hereby demand