Articles tagged 'beatrice mtetwa'

Zim judiciary independence questioned 30 December 2018 HARARE - When MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti was arrested on August 10 as he fled into neighbouring Zambia for announcing false presidential results, he was brought to the Harare Magistrates' Court where he was granted bail. The State did not oppose bail despite the fact Biti was ...
Biti trial opens can of worms 12 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of MDC national chairperson Tendai Biti, pictured, who is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act, opened a can of worms yesterday with the defence team revealing scintillating details of behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that seem to compromise the independence of the Judi...
Court awards Mukoko $150k in torture damages 6 October 2018 HARARE – The High Court has ordered the State to pay $150 000 to human rights activist Jestina Mukoko as compensation for her abduction and torture which she suffered at the hands of State Security agents in 2008. In a press statement, Zimbabwe Peace Project and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Righ...
Inheritance divides bigwigs' families 3 June 2018 HARARE - Over the years, Zimbabwe has witnessed families of rich politicians who when the breadwinners die fight over their estates. When the politicians die they leave behind several children born out of wedlock who only emerge after their deaths, hence creating confusion as they also claim s...
'Police mishandled war vets case' 14 September 2016 HARARE - Police bosses who handled the case of war veterans leaders accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe have come under fire for disregarding court orders directing them to investigate human rights violations alleged by the accused. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Associatio...
Glen View murder case takes new twist 9 September 2016 HARARE - The case of three MDC activists convicted on Tuesday for murdering police inspector Petros Mutedza took a new twist yesterday after the defence counsel made striking submissions leading to the release of one of the convicts. Phineas Nhatarikwa — found guilty for being an accessory to ...
3 convicted in Glen View murder case 7 September 2016 HARARE - Three MDC Glen View activists — who have been on trial for the past five years — were yesterday convicted of murdering police inspector Petros Mutedza with actual intent. The presiding judge Chinembiri Bhunu yesterday convicted Tungamirai Madzokere, Last Maengahama and Yvonne Musarurw...
Glen View murder case ruling delayed 2 September 2016 HARARE - High Court's ruling on seven political activists, including MDC members, accused of murdering police inspector Petros Mutedza in Harare's Glen View suburb in May 2011 has been postponed to a later date. The ruling was expected this week. The accused are represented by Zimbabwe Lawy...
Mpofu reveals wealth 7 October 2014 HARARE - Transport minister Obert Mpofu was yesterday forced by top Harare lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa to reveal his assets and wealth in court in the on-going trial of Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director, Lovemore Kurotwi. Mpofu dismissed the widely held assertion that he made mone...
Judge warns minister 5 August 2014 HARARE - High Court Judge Chinembiri Bhunu yesterday warned Transport minister Obert Mpofu against being “sarcastic”, and warned him to take court proceedings seriously. Justice Bhunu said this during Mpofu's cross-examination in the on-going trial of Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited...
'Mpofu lied to Mugabe' 31 July 2014 HARARE -  Lovemore Kurotwi's lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa yesterday accused Transport minister Obert Mpofu of misrepresenting facts to President Robert Mugabe about a joint venture diamond mining deal that led to the arrest of her client. Kurotwi, who is Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited di...
Lawyer grills Minister Mpofu 30 July 2014 HARARE - Top Harare lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa yesterday roasted former Mines minister Obert Mpofu and accused him of breaching the law by dissolving the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) and illegally running the parastatal. Mtetwa said this while cross examining Mpofu, who is now th...
Minister Mpofu refutes $10m bribery claim 29 July 2014 HARARE - Obert Mpofu, the Transport minister, has denied claims that he demanded a $10 million bribe to facilitate a joint venture agreement between the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) and Lovemore Kurotwi's Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited. The former Mines minister y...
NPA wants Beatrice Mtetwa convicted 4 May 2014 HARARE - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has launched a fresh onslaught against feisty human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa by appealing against her acquittal on charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice. Mtetwa, who was arrested in March last year and charged with cont...
State prejudicing Kurotwi - Mtetwa 16 February 2014 HARARE - Beatrice Mtetwa, who is Core Mining director Lovemore Kurotwi's lawyer, says the State is prejudicing and frustrating her client by delaying an inspection-in-loco in South Africa. The matter failed to proceed yesterday, following claims that South African authorities had not yet respo...
Kurotwi trial subcontracted to SA: Mtetwa 16 January 2014 HARARE - Harare lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has questioned the State’s move to subcontract Core Mining director Lovemore Kurotwi’s trial to South Africans, after giving them leeway to conduct an inspection-in-loco in the neighbouring country. Kurotwi is facing $2 billion fraud charges. He is joi...
Beatrice Mtetwa speaks out 3 December 2013 HARARE - Hours after she was found not guilty, The Legal Monitor (LM) sat down with prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa (BM), (pictured below), who is also the board chairperson of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) to hear her views on the case. LM: What’s the feeling of being...
Rights lawyer Mtetwa acquitted 27 November 2013 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has cleared prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa of any wrong-doing on charges of obstructing the course of justice. Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa yesterday ruled that the state had failed to prove a case against Mtetwa, before discharging her at the close...
'Charges meant to intimidate me' 4 September 2013 HARARE - Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa — accused of obstructing the course of justice — says the State brought different allegations against her in a deliberate move to pin her. Charges against Mtetwa arose after she was arrested when she went to assist former Prime Minister Mo...
Beatrice Mtetwa trial kicks off 11 June 2013 HARARE - Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has denied allegations of obstructing the course of justice as her trial opened yesterday at the Harare Magistrates Courts. Mtetwa, through her lawyer Harrison Nkomo told magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa that the prosecution s charge sheet and State outli...
Mtetwa back in court today 27 May 2013 HARARE - Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is back in court today for trial on charges of obstructing or defeating the course of justice. Charges against Mtetwa arose after she was arrested when she went to assist Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai s chief legal adviser, Thabani Mpofu, ...
Character assasination counters production 11 April 2013 HARARE - There is no doubt that the media has become an integral part of human existence. The right to correct information is as important as the right to life. People need correct information to be able to make decisions affecting their lives and to make sense of the world. As such, the media or...
Mtetwa in 'Mugabe dogs' charge 9 April 2013 HARARE - The Attorney General s Office has come up with new allegations against prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, in a bid to bolster its case against the feisty legal practitioner. State prosecutors last Friday served the human rights lawyer s attorneys with the allegations together...
Mtetwa, PM staffers await trial dates 4 April 2013 HARARE - Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa and four staffers from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai s office arrested in March are yet to be furnished with trial dates, with the State yesterday saying it needs more time. Prosecutor Tungamirai Chakurira told the court that the State was still per...
Mtetwa blasts Jonathan Moyo 28 March 2013 HARARE - Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa fresh from a stint in prison says serial political flip flopper Jonathan Moyo s rants against her were unfortunate and replete with distortions. The former junior Information minister wrote a stinging opinion piece in the State controlled media celebra...