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Police implicated in bribery scam 16 April 2014 HARARE - Police officers manning the Harare-Chitungwiza highway have been implicated in a bribery scam involving commuter omnibus crews following the arrest of six people in a robbery case. Pardon Chigwada, 33, a police officer is jointly charged with minibus crew members Brian Darryken, 34, B...
Ali Sadiki to pay $652 in child, spousal support 16 April 2014 HARARE - FC Platinum and Warriors midfielder Ali Sadiki was yesterday ordered by a Harare magistrate to pay $652 in child and spousal support for the upkeep of his pregnant girlfriend and minor child. Sadiki was ordered to pay $352 as maintenance for Sharon Chiwanza and the minor and a once-of...
Wife bites hubby's manhood 16 April 2014 HARARE - A woman accused of biting a portion of her husband's manhood in a farm ownership row, appeared at the Harare Civil Court yesterday. Stella Mushayakurima, stood quietly in the dock as her husband Briston alleged she bit his manhood during an altercation. The husband was seeking a pr...
Govt pushes teen girls HPV vaccine 16 April 2014 HARARE - Government has called for  a community buy-in to the roll-out of the much-awaited human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to curb the growing cervical cancer burden in Zimbabwe. Official statistics show that cervical cancer constitutes 32 percent of all cancer cases. Health and Child C...
Armed robber hands self to the police 16 April 2014 BULAWAYO - One of Bulawayo’s most wanted armed robbers Bruce Lindani Ziyambi has been brought before the courts after surrendering himself to the police for robbing two firearms and jewellery worth $1 100 at gun point. Ziyambi, who has been on the run since June last year, pleaded guilty befor...
Woman threatens to remove pant in court 16 April 2014 HARARE - A High Court judge yesterday warned a 50-year-old woman against acting like a comedian after she threatened to remove her pant in court. High Court judge Hlekani Mwayera asked Julian Chineka to act her age. Chineka was giving evidence in the trial of Pritchard Zimondi, who is accus...
Govt dumps Aids patients 15 April 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government is so broke that it has ordered HIV/Aids patients on medical aid to buy their own Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARVs) as figures of those needing State assistance swell. Zimbabwe has 1,2 million people who need ARV therapy. This is a significant increa...
Demolitions: Rights lawyers warn Chombo 15 April 2014 HARARE - Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo’s threat to evict and demolish houses for “illegally-settled” Chitungwiza and Manyame rural residents has been branded unconstitutional by rights lawyers. Chombo issued a three-week ultimatum last week to Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural District...
Zim laws stifle informal sector, says Zimra 15 April 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean laws are stifling the informal sector, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority boss Gershem Pasi said yesterday. Speaking at the National Business Council of Zimbabwe (NBCZ) symposium in the capital, Pasi said Zimbabwe’s laws were single-handedly destroying a “promising informal sector”...
Food runs out at Chingwizi camp 15 April 2014 MASVINGO - About 20 000 flood victims relocated at Chingwizi transit camp in Mwenezi face imminent starvation amid revelations that food stocks are dangerously low. A visit to the camp last weekend where people are living in squalid conditions resembling a refugee camp, revealed that there was...
Legal firm fails to pay $52 15 April 2014 HARARE - Allied Legal Aid Society has been hauled before the Harare Civil Court for failing to pay $52. The firm offers advice and legal protection to individuals and corporates. Crispen Mugumbate claimed the firm is failing to pay him back the money he paid for a service the company failed...
Ruling on Sadiki's case today 15 April 2014 HARARE - Harare Civil Court magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami will today rule on FC Platinum and Warriors midfielder, Ali Sadiki’s maintenance case in which his girlfriend is demanding more than $1 000. Sadiki was early this month dragged before the Harare Civil Court by his eight-month pregnant gir...
MDC officials' application dismissed 15 April 2014 HARARE - Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe has dismissed an application for refusal of further remand by MDC officials charged with impersonating police officers, contravening the Official Secrets Act (Osa) and possessing articles for criminal use. Thabani Mpofu, Felix Matsinde, Warship Dumba and...
Man fatally axes brother 15 April 2014 HARARE - A Guruve man has appeared before High Court judge Susan Mavhangira on allegations of fatally axing his elder brother following an altercation over their late father’s plough. Graham Tunduhwe is accused of killing his brother Edwell in November 2005. The court heard that a misunders...
Tsvangirai warns Zim on verge of collapse 14 April 2014 GUTU - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says Zimbabwe's economy has deteriorated to such catastrophic levels that it is just a matter of time before President Robert Mugabe comes “running” to him for assistance. Addressing a large gathering of villagers at the weekend who attended a memoria...
'MDC better off without Mangoma' 14 April 2014 HARARE - The MDC says expelled deputy party treasurer-general Elton Mangoma is an outsider in the party whose departure will only make the party stronger. Addressing thousands who attended a constituency rally in Harare’s Kuwadzana surbub yesterday, party organising secretary Nelson Chamisa ri...
US man guilty in Mugabe $2,4m scheme 14 April 2014 CHICAGO - A South Side religious leader admitted on Friday that he broke the law when he agreed a $3,4 million deal to lobby Chicago politicians to lift sanctions against the regime of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Prince Asiel Ben Israel, 72, pleaded guilty to failing to register as an ...
Byo council gets tougher over govt arrears 14 April 2014 BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) says it will take stringent measures to recover over $1 million it is owed by both government and parents in unpaid tuition fees and levies for the third term of  2013 at council schools. Councillors said contract forms compelling parents and governme...
Hundreds of companies shut down 14 April 2014 HARARE - The Registrar of Companies has struck more than 176 companies off the register, while 634 companies are set to be de-registered in the next three months. In a general notice 121 of 2014 published in the Government Gazette on Friday, the companies were struck off in accordance with sec...
Ufic in massive Judgement Night drive 14 April 2014 HARARE - Traffic came to a standstill in Harare’s central business district as thousands of people from United Family International Church (UFIC) thronged the streets in a road show to promote the Judgement Night prayer session to be held on April 19. Cheering crowds, clad in white T-shirts th...
Ex-MDC MP denied bail 14 April 2014 HARARE - Jailed former Buhera South MDC legislator Tangwara Matimba has been denied bail pending the hearing of his appeal. Matimba is currently serving two years in prison after he was convicted of fraud. Magistrate Hosea Mujaya last Friday dismissed Matimba's application after ruling that...
Senior Harare lawyer faces fraud charge 14 April 2014 HARARE - A senior Harare lawyer is facing criminal charges after he allegedly pocketed his client's money meant to cover a mortgage debt owed to Zimplats (Private) Limited (Zimplats). Edson Tapuwa Mudambanuki from Mudambanuki and Associates Legal Practitioners is accused of fraud and theft of ...
Step mum rapes, infects son 14 April 2014 MASVINGO - A 40-year-old Chiredzi woman who raped and infected her mentally-challenged stepson with a sexually transmitted disease, stunned a Masvingo magistrate when she said she was having an affair with the teenager because his father spent too much time away from home. Respina Mukanduri ap...
Byo woman up for sexually abusing minor 14 April 2014 BULAWAYO - A 23-year-old woman who raped her seven-year-old neighbour in 2009 has appeared in court. Gugulethu Ncube who was 18 at the time she committed the crime, appeared before Bulawayo regional magistrate Mark Dzira and was remanded out of custody to March 14. The court heard that on a...
'Zim needs a united opposition' 14 April 2014 HARARE - Zanu PF, which won last year’s contested elections, sealing its autonomy to continuously rule for 38 years, has begun preparations for the watershed 2018 polls, the Daily News is reliably informed. Sources close to the developments say the liberation movement — heavily riddled with fa...