Articles tagged 'courts'

Rapist prophet jailed 14 years 20 June 2018 HARARE - A self-styled Epworth prophet who raped a 19-year-old woman during a cleansing ceremony will spend the next 14 years behind bars after he was found guilty of rape. Regina Chinyanga, 31, was convicted of the rape charge after a full trial heard before Harare regional magistrate Temba K...
Zimparks official jailed 19yrs for rape 19 June 2018 HARARE - A member of Zimbabwe National Parks anti-poaching team will spend the next 18 years in jail after he dragged and raped a woman in a maize field. Michael Chirambwi, 37, of Madokero in Harare was convicted of the rape charge after a full trial before Harare regional magistrate Lucy Mung...
Murder-accused duo spends 17 years on remand 17 May 2018 HARARE - One of two Zanu PF activists who allegedly murdered a tractor driver at the height of the country's bloody land reform programme is seeking to be set free, 17 years after the alleged incident took place. Dabson Zhuwao and his accomplice Tapiwa Chimbandi were initially arrested in 2001...
Hooker up for throwing client from 3rd floor 27 April 2018 HARARE - A prostitute residing in the Avenues area of Harare reportedly threw an elderly man through her third floor window following a dispute over payment for sexual services rendered, a court heard yesterday. Abigail Chingwaru, 28, who resides at Hamilton Heights corner Mazowe Street and He...
Duo arrested for beating up pregnant woman 24 April 2018 HARARE - Two Harare women were hauled before the courts after allegedly attacking a pregnant woman and causing her miscarriage. Irene Musoko, 35, and Pamela Raphael, 31, of Makomo in Epworth were released on $50 bail when they appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura charged with n...
COURTS: Four women gang-rape man 9 April 2018 HARARE - A Harare man was reportedly abducted by four women before they took turns to rape him at an unknown location in Rusape, a court heard. The victim (name withheld) had been offered transport in the quartet's Toyota Prado on his way to work on February 7, this year but ended up in Rusape...
'Prophet' jailed 20 years for rape 5 April 2018 HARARE - A self-styled prophet who raped a woman during a healing ritual was yesterday jailed for 20 years. Herbert Senda, 34, had denied the charges when he appeared before Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya but was convicted after full trial because of overwhelming evidence. The Stat...
Thieves raid Magaya 5 April 2018 HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries founder Walter Magaya has lost several title deeds to his properties that were being kept at his lawyers’ offices in Alexander Park in Harare, in a suspected case of robbery. The case has since been reported to the police. The incident h...
State witnesses interfered with: Goba 3 April 2018 HARARE - Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba has sensationally claimed that witnesses were being interfered with by accused persons in a bid to jeopardise the State's case against them. Speaking at the official opening of the anti-corruption courts in Harare on Thursday last week, the PG called o...
CJ bemoans magistrates' shortage 30 March 2018 HARARE - Chief Justice Luke Malaba has urged government to lift the recruitment freeze of magistrates. This came as government opened five new anti-corruption courts in Harare and Bulawayo yesterday. Speaking at the unveiling of the courts, Malaba said the shortage of magistrates across the...
Presidential Guard trio up for $21k robbery 29 March 2018 HARARE - Three Presidential Guard soldiers reportedly connived with a Harare woman before pouncing on a businessman, subduing him to surrender $21 000. Ekem Zvomuuya, 34, Nabal Prosper Moyo, 24, and Innocent Mutimutema, 25, were charged with robbery when they appeared before Harare magistrate ...
Dad jailed 15 years for bedding daughter 8 March 2018 HARARE - A 48-year-old father has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for having sex with his 15-year-old daughter. The man, who cannot be named, committed the offences between December 2016 and 2018, the Harare Magistrates' Court heard yesterday. The dad has been on anti-retroviral tre...
Mhiripiri Bus Co owner up for rape 7 March 2018 HARARE - Mhiripiri Bus Company owner Mathius Mhiripiri, 60, was arraigned before the courts yesterday charged with raping his 17-year-old niece at gun point. He appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande and was released on $200 bail. Mhiripiri will be back in the dock on March 23 pen...
Man up for killing wife, dumping body 7 March 2018 HARARE - A Norton man yesterday confessed to murdering his wife in cold blood before burying the body in a disused toilet pit at his house. Lenon Mangwiro, 29, reportedly wrapped the woman's body in a blanket and placed it in a toilet pit before stashing layers of maize cobs on top. The bod...
Man arrested for murdering 'prostitute' 7 March 2018 HARARE - A Mufakose man, Kundishora Gava, appeared in court yesterday for allegedly murdering his girlfriend and dumping the body at railway lines behind Bhadhela Wholesalers in Mbare, Harare. The court heard that on September 27, the now deceased was at Fly High Bar soliciting for clients for...
'Prophet' presents 'goblin' in court 2 March 2018 HARARE - A Harare court gallery was yesterday cleared to allow a self-styled Binga “prophet” to present a “goblin” he claimed to have recovered from a CAG Travellers Coach and allegedly demanded money to prevent a potentially fatal accident. After claiming there was a goblin in the bus on Febr...
Court throws out Undenge application 28 February 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's application for refusal of further remand. The court, however, ordered the State to speed up investigations to enable trial to commence. At the same time, former Tourism minister Walter Mzembi also appe...
Windmill CEO up for raping, impregnating step daughter 28 February 2018 HARARE - Windmill chief executive officer George Rundongo was denied bail yesterday on charges he raped and impregnated his step daughter. Rundongo, 50, appeared in court facing charges of raping his step brother's daughter, a 15-year-old Form 3 pupil. The chartered accountant was remanded ...
Businessman Rwodzi divorces 28 February 2018 HARARE - Renowned chartered account and businessman Farai Rwodzi's wife — Lorah Madiwa — has filed for divorce at the High court citing irreconcilable differences between the two. Rwodzi has been married to Lorah for nearly 27 years. Lorah accuses Rwodzi of having a relationship with anothe...
Makandiwa wants accuser jailed 27 February 2018 HARARE - United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth have turned the tables against a business couple demanding $6,5 million from them for allegedly making false prophesies. Read full story in today's paper. [GoogleAd]
Mzembi's prosecution challenge dismissed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi’s bid to challenge prosecution on corruption charges on basis that government had no right to charge him over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly was thrown out yesterday. Repre...
Police detective refuses to sign statement 16 February 2018 HARARE - Police detective Joseph Nemaisa, who is facing assault charges, allegedly refused to sign a warned and cautioned statement in a bid to frustrate his prosecution over the case, a court heard yesterday. Nemaisa was summoned to appear before Mbare magistrate Sharon Rakafa following an in...
More woes for Mzembi 8 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi and consultants that he worked with during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly appeared in court yesterday on allegations of misappropriating over $1, 6 million meant for the event. Mzembi, 54, Tourism and H...
Zinara exonerates execs in fraud case 30 January 2018 HARARE - The case of five Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives accused of allegedly fraudulently transferring more than $2 million into bogus companies’ accounts in a shady loan repayment deal has taken a new twist after Zinara wrote a letter to the National Prosecuting Autho...
ZCDC employee denied bail 31 December 2017 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) employee who allegedly connived with his workmates and manipulated security and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and exchanged fake gems for original ones without detection was denied bail yesterday. In the process, the ZCDC lost diamonds...