Articles tagged 'courts'

Police Reaction Group has case to answer 18 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has ruled that five police officers who viciously attacked a Harare man and caused the loss of his eye have a case to answer. Harare magistrate Farai Gwitima dismissed their application for discharge at the close of the State case. Livingstone Zvimba, Tendai Mas...
'Thieving vendors' denied bail 18 October 2017 HARARE - Four vendors who were arrested during Operation Restore Order after looting 48 cellphones were denied bail when they appeared in court yesterday. David Mazibiye, 41, Tinashe Mbofana, 24, Maxwell Mushamba, 20, and Paul Hanyani, 20, were charged with public violence when they appeared b...
Fame, fortune fail to save Kereke, Gumbura 15 October 2017 HARARE - If fame and fortune could buy freedom, then the likes of former Zanu PF Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke and Independent End Time Message church founder Robert Martin Gumbura would be walking scot-free today. Their incarceration, however, has changed the face of prison, which is domin...
Anointing oil after rape 15 October 2017 HARARE - A pastor at Five Fold Ministries reportedly gave a congregant anointing oil after raping her, in a bid to silence the woman from reporting the abuse. The cleric, 29-year-old Admire Maurukira, was advised to apply for bail at the High Court when he appeared before Harare magistrate Jos...
Mandiwanzira's firm sued in airline row 12 October 2017 HARARE - Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services minister Supa Mandiwandira's company AB Communications (AB) has been dragged to the High Court by Rainbow Airlines chief executive Frank Humbe, who is accusing AB of failing to pay him $355 000 for shares it acquired. H...
New twist to Matiza paternity test demand 10 October 2017 HARARE - Former Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs minister Joel Biggie Matiza's “love child” has told the court that the politician is his biological father, claiming two previous paternity tests conducted have proved such an averment, bringing a new twist to the whole saga. Tendai Muchando ...
Mohadi's wife fights divorce 10 October 2017 BULAWAYO - State Security minister Kembo Mohadi's wife, senator Tambudzani, has filed a notice of intention to defend summons issued by her husband, seeking a decree of divorce against her. Mohadi, who is also Beitbridge East legislator, and Tambudzani (nee Muleya) have been married for 36 yea...
Man rapes preschooler on his birthday 10 October 2017 HARARE - A Chitungwiza man was yesterday slapped with 18 years' imprisonment for rapping a four-year-old girl during his birthday party. Thomas Kaitano of Manyame Park was convicted of rape charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate, Noel Mupeiwa. Three years were suspended on condit...
Cops' bribery trial deferred 10 October 2017 HARARE - The trial of a police boss who demanded cash from a subordinate to facilitate her transfer to the National Traffic Section was yesterday deferred to October 16 so that the two can be tried in one court. Takawira Sigireta — who is based at Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) — was initi...
High court upholds Gumbura conviction 7 October 2017 HARARE - The High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura for raping congregants. Gumbura, 60, was sentenced to 40 years in prison  after being found guilty on four counts of raping female congregants and another count of con...
Woman claims she was raped by father 7 October 2017 HARARE - A 34-year-old Hurungwe woman whose father allegedly raped her repeatedly as a teenager says her family concealed the abuse. The woman came forward with the allegations against her father 20 years after the abuse. Her entire family, aunt and grandmother, warned her against reporting th...
2 more touts in court over Roadport murder 7 October 2017 HARARE - Two more commuter omnibus touts accused for causing the death of a man at Roadport Bus Terminus while jostling for passengers appeared in court yesterday. Police have since launched a manhunt for the rest of the team who disappeared from the scene after realising that the now-deceased...
Charamba insult case postponed 6 October 2017 HARARE - The case of a Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) cop who was charged after he reportedly wrote in a WhatsApp message that national police spokesperson Charity Charamba was an “idiot” was yesterday deferred to October 18. James Mabasa, 38, is being charged with contravening the Post an...
'Abusive' cops seek discharge 6 October 2017 HARARE - Five cops who allegedly gouged out a Harare man Washington Gezana's eye have applied to be discharged at the close of the State case, arguing the victim had failed to identify them as perpetrators of the offence. Livingstone Zvimba, Tendai Masungambira, Sunday Nyaude, Khululekani Dale...
Prisons boss sued for $137K over 'debt' 4 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) boss Paradzayi Zimondi has been dragged to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Farmers Development Company (ZFDC) for allegedly failing to service a $137 000 debt. The High Court has since ordered the attachment of his property to repay the...
10 years for tampering with electricity 4 October 2017 HARARE - A 60-year-old Epworth man was jailed for 10 years yesterday for contravening the Electricity Act. Alson Shoko was represented by Gift Mtisi when he appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta. Sabarauta jailed Shoko to the mandatory 10 years after he failed to proffer special...
Govt must provide medication for prisoners 28 September 2017 EDITOR — It made sad reading that prison inmates have claimed an acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) in the country’s prisons and correctional facilities is now threatening their survival. According to press reports  government is failing to provide medication in prisons and correct...
Musician Utsiwegota sued over $24k debt 27 September 2017 HARARE - Popular musician and producer Innocent Utsiwegota has been dragged to the High Court after failing to pay back $24 000 that he borrowed from a Tynwald woman in 2012. According to court papers, Utsiwegota borrowed $40 000 from Doren Nerwande. He reportedly paid back $2 000 in Decemb...
US fugitive dragged to Zim court 26 September 2017 HARARE - A fugitive from American justice, who entered Zimbabwe in 2009 before allegedly committing a series of offences, appeared in court yesterday. Carlton Sloan Bridges alias Brandon Lee Jones, 47, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with four counts of contravening t...
Police spokesperson insult case revived 25 September 2017 HARARE - The case of a cop who was charged after he reportedly wrote a WhatsApp message saying national police spokesperson Charity Charamba is an “idiot” has been resuscitated and will be back in court on October 5. Police General Headquarters-based James Mabasa, 38, is being charged with con...
Two nabbed for 'murdering' suspected burglar 25 September 2017 HARARE - Two Harare men have been dragged to court after they reportedly assaulted a suspected burglar severely before dragging his body to a roadside, leading to his death. The pair — 34-year-old Rangano Chenjerai and Tirivamwe Chenjerai, 37 — appeared before Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya ch...
Concern over sexual consent age 25 September 2017 HARARE - While the move to enact a Bill enforcing punitive mandatory sentencing for rapists and sexual abuse perpetrators has been widely embraced, legislators have raised concern over its inability to address the issue of the age of sexual consent, which stakeholders argue is crucial in curbing ...
Makandiwa, wife fight 'fake prophecy' lawsuit 22 September 2017 HARARE - United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa has said former congregants demanding $6,5 million from him and his wife Ruth for alleged “fake prophecies, fraud and defamation” have no cause of action, adding that a secular court cannot be invited to rule on faith is...
Disgraced Kunonga to lose property 21 September 2017 HARARE - Ex-communicated Anglican bishop Nolbert Kunonga is set to lose various properties to the Church of the Province of Central Africa which is moving to recover debts owed to it by the cleric. This follows a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year ordering the bishop to pay the Anglican Ch...
Fungisai fined $200 for negligent driving 20 September 2017 HARARE - Gospel musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave yesterday escaped jail by a whisker after she was fined $200 for negligent driving. The Toita zvedenga hit-maker had pleaded guilty to contravening section 52(2) of the Road Traffic Act for negligent driving when she appeared before Harar...