All posts tagged: court


Japajapa, Jim Kunaka up for public violence

By Court Reporter CONTROVERSIAL businessman-cum-MDC activist, Paddington Japajapa was Tuesday arraigned before the courts on allegations of inciting public violence. He appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura who released him on $100 bail after he complained that $200 suggested by the state was too much. Japajapa, who finally appeared in court after being one the

Harare backs down on planned home demolitions

By Anna Chibamu HARARE city authorities have gone back on an earlier decision to resume demolishing illegal structures but will now seek the courts’ intervention in attempts to stop continued invasions on its land. The city communicated this position in a tweet on Friday. “Following the Supreme Court ruling against 48-hour notices to demolish structures,

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Chivayo back in court for defrauding Zanu PF MP

By Court Reporter CONTROVERSIAL businessman Wicknell Chivayo has been arrested on fresh allegations of defrauding a local businessman of over 1 million South African rands as well as Zanu PF Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna in a botched business deal. Chivayo was Friday dragged before Harare magistrate Milton Serima who freed him on bail. Serima

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Biti’s brother up for car theft, claims police torture

By Court Reporter MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti’s brother, Stephen Tirivangani Biti was Wednesday dragged to court after he was allegedly caught driving a stolen car. Tirivangani appeared before Harare magistrate Milton Serima being charged with contravening the Customs and Exercise Act, alternatively, smuggling. He was released on $50 bail before he was remanded to

Magistrate blasts state for politicising courts in MDC violence case

By Court Reporter HARARE magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini Tuesday chastised prosecutors for trying to sneak political issues into the courts when he was presiding over the bail application case by 27 MDC Alliance supporters accused of inciting last week’s post-election protests which claimed six. Prosecuting, Michael Reza had opposed bail citing what he claimed was the

MDC violence suspects to spend weekend in cells

By Anna Chibamu TWENTY-ONE suspects, arrested and charged with public violence last week, will spend the weekend in state custody after Harare magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini remanded them to 6 August for bail application. A defence team comprising Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) practitioners Denford Halimani, Gift Mtisi, Kossam Ncube and Lizwe Jamela has been