Articles tagged 'courts'

Women turn robbers, murderers 4 June 2017 HARARE - Call it changing times. Unlike yester years, Zimbabweans have come to witness more and more women being arrested and prosecuted for committing third schedule offences which were previously common with their male counterparts. Pre-meditated murders, armed robberies, attempted murders a...
Chiyangwa's house burgled 2 June 2017 HARARE - A suspected armed robber was dragged to court yesterday after he allegedly broke into the house of Bruce Chiyangwa — the son of flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa — and threatened a chef and two housemaids with a knife. Jerry Tafuririka, 38, of Coldstream in Chinhoyi, appeared be...
Ex-town clerk's $800k fraud case drags on 2 June 2017 HARARE - Former Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi appeared in court yesterday for routine remand proceedings over a criminal abuse of office charge involving $800 000 emanating from the time he served council. He was represented by Tapson Dzvetero when he appeared before Harare magistrate Barbr...
Man caged for stabbing friend 2 June 2017 MUTARE - A Penhalonga man has been caged eight months for stabbing his friend over a $231 debt. Alluis Tsiga, 27, of Tsvingwe Township, was convicted after a full trial by magistrate Tendai Mahwe. He was charged with assault as defined in Section 89 of Criminal Law (Codification and Reform)...
Sulu charged over maintenance again 31 May 2017 HARARE - Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu was yesterday dragged to court for the second time by ex-wife Marygold Mutemasango after he allegedly defaulted on $800 maintenance for their two children. The 35-year-old — popularly known as Sulu — was represented by Cornwell Mutevhe when he appeare...
Army disowns chicken-stealing 'soldier' 31 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has disowned Rushmore Nyamutata who was convicted of stealing four chickens. Nyamutata was sentenced to 10 days or to pay a $50 fine at Mutare Magistrate’s Court on May 24. “...Nyamutata ceased to be a member of the ZNA in 2014, having been discharg...
5 years for raping minor 26 May 2017 HARARE - A Harare man has been jailed for five years for having sex with his girlfriend's 13-year-old sister. Talent Chitsinde, 27, of Tynwald South, was initially charged with rape when he appeared before Harare regional magistrate Temba Kuwanda but was later convicted of having sex with a mi...
Woman up for hiring hit man to kill lover's wife 26 May 2017 HARARE - A woman tried to hire a hitman to kill her lover’s wife, a court has heard. Judith Makwara appeared before Harare regional magistrate Temba Kuwanda yesterday facing allegations of conspiracy to commit murder. Makwara is a congregant at Lead International Ministry and is suspected o...
War vets in court over Byo violence 25 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Two ex-liberation fighters who allegedly assaulted war veterans’ leader George Mlala during the Zanu PF chaos last Sunday have been dragged to court. The duo — Abigail Nyamunda and Edward Ndlovu — appeared before magistrate Tinashe Tashaya yesterday facing assault charges. They w...
Police bosses in $20k extortion racket 19 May 2017 HARARE - Two senior police officers have been accused of engineering an extortion scam in which a Chinese national reportedly lost $20 000. The two police bosses allegedly enlisted the services of Delish Nguwaya, 32, Zano Vengai, 33, Clever Gadzikwa, 36, and Mbereki Mbizo Nyathi, 44, to pose a...
Reprieve for ex-Air Zim boss 19 May 2017 HARARE - High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi yesterday extended ex-Air Zimbabwe corporate secretary Grace Pfumbidzayi’s bail pending her fresh appeal lodged in the Supreme Court. Pfumbidzayi is challenging her conviction and seven-year imprisonment for criminal abuse of duty, following the recent...
'Child killer' dragged to court 18 May 2017 BULAWAYO - A Pumula South woman — Gladys Sibanda — has been dragged to court for allegedly killing her four-year-old niece and burying the body at her rented house. Sibanda, 42, appeared before magistrate Tinashe Tashaya yesterday facing murder charges. The mother of four was not asked to p...
Fuel dealer fined $250 18 May 2017 MUTARE - A fuel dealer has been fined $250 for operating a service station without a licence.  Allen Buzuzi, 29, of Sakubva, was convicted on his own plea of guilt by magistrate Innocent Bepura. He was being charged with contravening chapter 13:22 of the Petroleum (liquefied petroleum gas) ...
Sacked army couple sues commanders 17 May 2017 HARARE - A married military couple that was dismissed from the force after the wife fell pregnant before serving her first three years has dragged army commanders to the High Court challenging the sacking. Nester Chidembo and Emmanuel Masendeke are suing Zimbabwe National Army commander Philip...
Bogus cop slapped with 2-year term 17 May 2017 BULAWAYO - A Binga man who stole a police uniform from his friend in a bid to get a free kombi ride to the city centre, was yesterday sentenced to an effective two years in jail. Thembalenkosi Ndlovu, 26 of Kariangwe Village was convicted by magistrate Tinashe Tashaya on his own plea of guilt ...
Cocaine 'trafficker' denied bail 16 May 2017 HARARE - A Zimbabwean woman, Beauty Mutashu — who was busted at Harare International Airport hiding 3,8kg of cocaine in her luggage — was yesterday denied bail after the court noted she was a flight risk. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in jail. The 32-year-old, who confessed to bein...
Disappointment at 'lenient' sentence for killer driver 16 May 2017 HARARE - The family of an 11-year-old girl killed in a police chase of a commuter omnibus have spoken of their “strong disappointment” after the driver walked free from court. Farasi Masawi on October 24 last year around 5am proceeded through a red traffic light at the intersection of Cork Roa...
Date set for Chirumhanzu horror crash driver's trial 15 May 2017 HARARE - The trial of a driver of a South Africa-registered haulage truck that crashed with a bus at Nyamatikiti River near Chaka in Chirumhanzu on April 5, killing dozens of passengers, will commence on Thursday. Regis Mungwari, 29 — a driver of Transmech Logistics, a South Africa-registered ...
Chitungwiza duo up for murder 15 May 2017 HARARE - Two Chitungwiza men reportedly murdered and stripped-naked a guitarist on his way back home from a choir rehearsal, a Harare court has heard. Tapiwa Mangai, 37, and Solomon Gochera, 27, of Unit D in Seke, Chitungwiza appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza on Saturday facing...
Zanu PF officials sued for food aid politicisation 10 May 2017 HARARE - Three Zanu PF officials have been dragged to the High Court by Chegutu MDC members, who accuse the trio of denying them drought aid under government's “food for work” programme. The MDC members are demanding $20 000 in damages from the three. According to the court summons, the app...
'Bribe taking' cop dragged to court 9 May 2017 HARARE - A cop who was busted while allegedly receiving a $15 bribe from a kombi operator in exchange for releasing an impounded commuter omnibus was dragged to court yesterday. Weston Muzoriwa, of Besa Village in Seke, appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza facing allegations of cr...
Fake minister nabbed 9 May 2017 HARARE - A Harare man who reportedly connived with his wife to dupe EcoCash agents of $3 000 after misrepresenting that he was a minister appeared in court yesterday. Tawanda Major, 36, of Borrowdale in Harare, appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza charged with fraud. He was rem...
Man fined for stealing cheese 3 May 2017 MUTARE - A 30-year-old Harare man has been slapped with a $20 fine for stealing less than two dollars’ worth of cheese from a local supermarket. Edwin Mukarakate of Epworth was convicted on his own plea of guilt by magistrate Perseverance Makala. He was being charged with theft as defined i...
'Man strikes wife with axe' 3 May 2017 HARARE - An Epworth man has been dragged to court after he allegedly locked his wife up before striking her with an axe after finding her with a male workmate in their matrimonial house. John Nyadzombe, 31, of Belapezi Farm, was denied bail when he appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chim...
Gumbura wives porn case in new twist 1 May 2017 HARARE - A lawyer representing jailed rapist Robert Martin Gumbura's wives in an alleged pornography possession case has slammed the State for infringing on her clients' rights by keeping them on remand for more than three years. The women — including the cleric's congregants — Choice Neganye,...