Articles tagged 'cio'

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...
Bogus CIOs dupe companies of fuel 30 August 2018 HARARE - Two bogus Central Intelligence Organisation officials reportedly misrepresented that they were on an executives’ list of people that represented President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his inauguration and duped various companies, a court heard. Samson Gurumombe, 52, and Brighton Magombo appe...
Bonyongwe defends Chinese crook 15 May 2018 HARARE - Former Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) director-general Happyton Bonyongwe has defended Chinese businessman Sam Pa, arguing he had no criminal record when they engaged him for a business partnership. Sam Pa provided funding and material to the CIO in return for access to Zimba...
'CIO engaged international crook in diamond deals' 8 May 2018 HARARE - The Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) engaged  secretive Chinese businessman Sam Pa in its diamond mining venture with Sino-Zim, Parliament heard yesterday. The parliamentary committee portfolio committee on Energy and Mines heard from CIO director responsible for Economics, Jim...
Senior CIO's fired 2 February 2018 HARARE - The Daily News can report that senior secret service operatives who were put on one-year renewable contracts after reaching their retirement age have now been released from the CIO. Reports also suggest that there are some senior officers whose employment contracts were terminated as ...
Shake-up looms in CIO 22 January 2018 HARARE - The dreaded axe is seen shifting to the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) where some of the senior officers are at risk of either being retired, sacked or reassigned. Highly-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday that the changes in the feared spy agency were meant to stre...
Mutasa defends ED on Gukurahundi 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former State Security minister Didymus Mutasa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unfortunate to be singled out and blamed for the Gukurahundi atrocities in the Midlands and Matabeleland regions as it was a collective decision taken by Cabinet as well as the Joint Operations Command (Jo...
Jostling for CIO top job 29 October 2017 HARARE - Several names are being bandied around as possible candidates to replace Happyton Bonyongwe as the country’s top spy. A new director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) is expected to be named as early as next month, according to authoritative sources in the Preside...
EASTERN NEWS | Chimene feared Mugabe's axe 26 October 2017 MUTARE - Outspoken Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister — Mandiitawepi Chimene — has revealed that she feared losing her job during President Robert Mugabe’s recent Cabinet reshuffle due to the rampant smuggling of second hand clothes coming through her province. The forthright Chimene also ...
Baptism of fire for Bonyongwe 19 October 2017 HARARE - New Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Happyton Bonyongwe (pictured) had a baptism of fire in the National Assembly yesterday. Along with other new ministers in President Robert Mugabe's bloated Cabinet, the former director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisati...
Mugabe's night of the long knives 13 October 2017 HARARE - The Cabinet reshuffle has severely damaged the succession prospects of the so-called Team Lacoste led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, but side-lining the VP is going to prove more difficult and potentially more confrontational and violent than was the case with Joice Mujuru, a resp...
Tongues wag over Bonyongwe posting 12 October 2017 HARARE - The unexpected appointment of former Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) director-general Happyton Bonyongwe to head the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ministry has sent tongues wagging among ordinary Zimbabweans and political analysts alike — with some claiming it is Presi...
CIO informer petitions Chihuri 11 September 2017 HARARE - Lawyers representing a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) informer Delish Nguwaya, have petitioned police Commissioner-General  Augustine Chihuri to take appropriate action against top detective Joseph Nemaisa, who is accused of severely assaulting their client during an unusual arr...
CIO informer sues top cop for assault 28 August 2017 HARARE - A Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) informer Delish Nguwaya, who was arrested in dramatic fashion at the Harare Magistrates' Court last Wednesday, has filed assault charges against top detective Joseph Nemaisa. Nguwaya, who was released on Thursday through a High Court order, cl...
Police pressured to release CIO informer 26 August 2017 HARARE – The police buckled under pressure on Thursday and freed a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) informer Delish Nguwaya, following High Court judge Charles Hungwe's order for his immediate release. His lawyer Jonathan Samukange confirmed the development to the Daily News yesterday. ...
Judge blasts police for manhandling CIO informer 25 August 2017 HARARE - High Court judge Charles Hungwe has slammed the police for gruesomely manhandling a self-proclaimed Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) informer Delish Nguwaya, arrested at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on allegations of undermining the police. Hungwe asked the prosecutor Kenias C...
Police, CIO 'informer' clash 24 August 2017 HARARE - Court proceedings were temporarily halted as top detective Joseph Nemaisa and his crack team wrestled with a self-proclaimed Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) informer Delish Nguwaya who had been due to appear at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday over allegations of possessi...
'Mooted electronic voter register is illegal' 25 June 2017 HARARE - Attempts by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to introduce an electronic register of voters is illegal, analysts have said, with Zec urged to drop the plans even after acquiring the technology, raising fresh fears of election fraud. Presidential and parliamentary elections in 20...
Tsvangirai wary of Zanu PF infiltration 7 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has warned its prospective coalition partners that it is keeping its eyes “wide open” to avoid carrying suspected Zanu PF “spies” into the eagerly-awaited grand alliance which will take President Robert Mugabe head-on in next year's polls. Tsv...
Opposition wary of CIO infiltration 28 May 2017 HARARE - Ahead of next year elections, Zimbabwe's opposition finds itself worried sick that the country's feared secret police have infiltrated their ranks. This follows stunning developments earlier last week when former security advisor to then Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's office durin...
MDC fingers Zec in BVR 'chicanery' 17 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says it has gathered “overwhelming information” that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) wants to disenfranchise voters in their urban strongholds by increasing voter registration points in rural areas. This comes as Zec is going ahead ful...
'Security agents must leave Zec' 6 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (Crisis) has said it is concerned with the continued involvement of State security agents in matters involving the country’s elections. With opposition political parties and civic organisations having upped their ante in calling for a level electoral...
Nera to toyi-toyi over BVR security 1 May 2017 HARARE - A fresh row has erupted over the contentious matter of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits — with opposition parties now planning protests to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to guarantee the security of data gathered during voter registration exercises. This comes as...
CIO has kept me in power: Mugabe 30 April 2017 HARARE - Amid the ugly tribal, factional and succession wars tearing the ruling Zanu PF apart, President Robert Mugabe has lavished praise on the country's feared intelligence services for helping him to maintain his long hold on power. The nonagenarian chose the burial of one of the top bosse...
Nera threatens to defy demo ban 6 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean opposition parties and street protest movements yesterday vowed to demonstrate in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) despite a police ban. Yesterday's meeting of a coalition of opposition parties — collectively known as the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) — in...