Articles tagged 'bribery'

Zim officials caught in Qatar WC bribery scam? 5 June 2014 HARARE - A damning expose by the Sunday Times of the UK shows that several African football officials were clandestinely paid by Qatari billionaire Mohamed bin Hammam to help his country win the right to host the 2022 World Cup. Although the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is not part of ...
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...
Southerton cop faces bribery rap 25 March 2014 HARARE - A Southerton traffic police officer has been hauled before the courts for extorting money from commuter omnibuses. Trymore Hofisi, 36, reportedly collected money from commuter omnibus drivers plying the Epworth-Mbare route before clearing them of alleged traffic offences. Hofisi appea...
Minister demands bribe 16 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday said one of his ministers demanded a $70 000 bribe from a foreign businessman in order to facilitate a meeting with the leader. The 90-year-old told senior government officials and securocrats, who attended his belated birthday celebrations organised ...
Prosecutor, cop acquitted of demanding R900 bribe 14 February 2014 MASVINGO - A man who had hauled a local public prosecutor and a police officer before the courts for demanding bribes from him after he was arrested on domestic violence charges is now the accused. Nyasha Kwashira is in police custody after he was arrested on charges of giving false informatio...
Directors up for bribery 7 February 2014 HARARE - Two companies that were regular service providers to Zimbabwe Prison Correctional Services (ZPCS) reportedly bribed an officer to inflate the price of goods. Lucia Muramba, 25, a director of Serbs Enterprises, a regular supplier of goods and services to ZPCS, and Edson Bhurisa, 23, a ...
Ex-Kingstons boss' trial suffers setback 18 January 2014 HARARE - Ex-Kingstons Holdings boss Brian Sedze’s application for discharge at the close of the State case in which he is charged with 35 counts of fraud has been dismissed. Harare regional magistrate Simon Rogers Kachambwa ruled that Sedze had a case to answer because the State had managed to...
New setback for ex-Kingstons boss 3 December 2013 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Simon Rogers Kachambwa has dismissed an application by ex-Kingstons Holdings’ boss Brian Sedze, seeking his recusal from handling his 35 counts of fraud. Sedze made an application last week demanding Kachambwa and prosecutor Michael Reza recuse themselves fr...
Don't tempt cops with bribes: Mujuru 29 November 2013 HARARE - Vice President Joice Mujuru has told police officers to stop engaging in corruption saying this was tarnishing the image of the force. Addressing a pass out parade of 546 police officers, Mujuru said corruption should not be tolerated within the police force. “We must also stop tem...
Ex-Kingston's boss faces bribery charge 27 November 2013 HARARE - Prosecutor Michael Reza has sensationally claimed that ex-Kingston's Holdings boss Brian Sedze dispatched his friend to persuade him to recuse himself from prosecuting his 35 counts of fraud. Responding to Sedze's application for him and Harare regional magistrate Simon Rogers Kachamb...
I only want Gye Nyame to work, Mnaba 20 September 2013 MANSON Mnaba, the Gye Nyame Resources (GNR) chairman, says he is “undaunted” by the $6 million bribery scandal around Chiadzwa's fifth-registered diamond miner, saying his major concern was “to see productivity” at the troubled firm. While the Harare businessman could not be drawn on the sag...