Articles tagged 'courts'

Pair up for $14k fraud charge 23 January 2017 HARARE - Two former Toyota Zimbabwe (Toyota) employees have been dragged to court facing fraud charges after they reportedly diverted a $14 000 payment for vehicle spares to their personal accounts. Alouis Kadonzvo, who resides in Eastlea, Harare, appeared before magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa...
Cop to pay $5 000 after crashing impounded car 11 January 2017 MUTARE - A cop has been ordered to pay $4 960 after he impounded a vehicle for alleged traffic offences before crashing it in a high-speed chase. Rusape magistrate Shingi Mutiro awarded the compensation to motorist Simba Chikaka. Titus Matava, a constable at Rusape Police Station impounded ...
Knife-crime spree sweeps Zim 8 January 2017 HARARE - Another stabbing in the Epworth neighbourhood, not with an axe, but a knife. The jacaranda was in bloom and the residents were going about their innocent business. At 3pm, a terrible screaming was heard coming from a nearby home and when police arrived, they found a man lying bleed...
Drama, tears, joy in courts 1 January 2017 HARARE - Tears and joy can best describe the year 2016 as the country’s judicial system became flooded with more dramatic and captivating cases, making it one of the busiest in years. From the dramatic arrest and trial of demonstrators demanding the end to President Robert Mugabe’s rule to the...
Armed robber nabbed in shoot-out 16 December 2016 HARARE - A suspected ring leader of a syndicate of armed robbers that pounced on gold dealers is currently nursing wounds after he was reportedly shot at Shamva Gold Mine while fleeing arrest. Mike Machivenyika, of Chisaka Farm in Shamva, was advised of his robbery charges at Parirenyatwa Hosp...
Fidelity bosses lose separate trials bid 13 December 2016 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday  denied defence motions to separate corruption trials against Fidelity Printers and Refiners (Fidelity) bosses facing $800 000 fraud charges. Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa denied the Fidelity bosses’ motions for separate trials after ruling that...
Magistrate dismisses Fidelity boss's stay of proceedings bid 29 November 2016 HARARE - Fidelity Printers and Refiners accountant Ronald Madhara’s application for stay of proceedings in a fraud case involving $800 000 was thrown out yesterday after a magistrate ruled that he had failed to present convincing reasons. Madhara is jointly charged with Tinashe Wellington Mumb...
Chiyangwa drags manager to court 15 November 2016 HARARE - Flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa’s company — Pinnacle Property Holdings (Pinnacle) — has dragged its site manager to court for allegedly siphoning $6 500 received from clients. The accused — Means Kodzwa, 60, of Budiriro 4 in Harare — appeared before magistrate Vongai Muchuchut...
'Toy gun' robbers jailed 10 November 2016 HARARE - Two Epworth robbers, who masqueraded with a toy gun — threatening motorists and hijacking cars, were slapped with three-year jail terms each yesterday. Tafadzwa Learnmore Gwenzi, 28, and Maxwell Kwenda Choruwa, 41, were convicted of robbery by Harare magistrate, Vongai Muchuchuti. ...
Rapist jailed 15 years 27 October 2016 HARRE - A Harare man who pounced on a couple that stood by a roadside during the night and pretended to be a community leader before dragging the woman to a bush and where he raped her was yesterday slapped with an 18-year jail sentence. Thompson Nyamare, 36, of New Tafara Harare, was convicte...
Car thief gets 11-year jail term 24 October 2016 HARARE - A 23-year-old car thief, who went on a robbing spree stealing cars armed with a duplicate key for Toyota vehicles, was slapped with an 11-year prison term. Garikai Chakwizira of Waterfalls, Harare, was convicted on three counts of theft of a motor vehicle and another three for driving...
Kombi driver jailed for attempted murder 16 October 2016 HARARE - A Chinamora kombi driver was on Wednesday jailed seven years for stabbing another motorist following an accident. Cephas Gombe, 42, of Mutake Village Chief Chinamhora, was convicted of attempted murder by Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya. He was sentenced to 10 years' impris...
Zvorwadza's busy court schedule 10 October 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activist Sten Zvorwadza had a busy day at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday as he hoped from one courtroom to another attending to three different cases. At 8am, the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson appeared before the court answering to c...
Tomana case referred to High Court 5 October 2016 HARARE - Suspended Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana’s case on criminal abuse of office will be heard at the High Court, prosecutors notified a court yesterday. Prosecutor Jonathan Chigwinyiso, who is being assisted by Malvern Musarurwa and Timothy Makoni, sought for a postponement of the cas...
Arrest warrant for Stunner 5 October 2016 HARARE - Flamboyant urban grooves artiste Desmond Chideme — popularly known as Stunner — is wanted after he was yesterday issued with an arrest warrant following his failure to appear in court for trial on allegations of negligently driving into four parked vehicles. Chideme, 36, was supposed ...
Tomana trial resumes 4 October 2016 HARARE - Suspended Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana is expected back in the dock today for commencement of his trial on criminal abuse of duty charges. He will answer to the charges, some of which date as far back as 2004. On the latest charge, the State alleged that he illegally withdrew...
Police at war with State over demos 26 September 2016 HARARE - Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri is cranking up the heat on the office of the Attorney-General(AG) to put a better show in the courts when stretched law enforcement agents nab protesters — as President Robert Mugabe's panicking government fights to contain growing civil unre...
Protesters make fresh bail application 18 September 2016 HARARE - The defence counsel of 58 suspected protesters arrested in the capital last month yesterday made a fresh bail application, arguing that the accused’s continued detention constitutes selective application of the law. Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti-Guvuriro rolled over bail ruling to Mond...
'Courts too hostile for doctors' 5 September 2016 MUTARE - The absence of a coroner in the country has led to miscarriages in the justice delivery system as local medical professionals dread being grilled if they appear as witnesses in the country’s adversarial court battles, a legal seminar that was held here, revealed last week. Director of...
Murder, robbery suspect nabbed 19 August 2016 HARARE - Police successfully traced a murder and armed robbery suspect who had been on the run for five years after he made his latest attack on Wiltshire Explosives in Bindura early this month. In 2010, Farai Fundi, 35, of Mozambican origin, fled after setting explosives on a Shamva Mine secu...
Bail too high, say protestors' lawyers 12 July 2016 BULAWAYO - Lawyers representing over 80 protesters who were arrested here during last week’s stay-away are frustrated that suspects are being assigned bail they believe is too high. Many of those charged cannot pay the $80 bail, and may spend months in remand prison awaiting trial. One of t...
Armed robber to be sentenced today 17 May 2016 HARARE - An armed robbery suspect who bolted out of police custody after attacking two cops who were guarding his cell is receiving his sentence today. Casper Chigariro, 33, of Epworth, had been booked into Mbare Cells in 2012 following an arrest over a spate of armed robberies. After repor...
Habitual thief jailed four years 2 May 2016 MUTARE - A habitual Mutare thief has been jailed four years after he was convicted of stealing $300 worth of household goods. Saidi Bwanali, 37, of Dangamvura, was convicted on his own plea of guilt on two counts of unlawful entry. Magistrate Sekai Chiundura sentenced Bwanali to 18 months o...
Celebs date the dock 2 May 2016 HARARE - We pay to watch them entertain us in stadiums, but it seems of late football personalities have been offering free shows with their off-field exploits. From match-fixing scandals, defaulting on paying maintenance to street fights — these personalities have given us all. Of signific...
Witness vanishes in $500k fraud case 15 April 2016 HARARE - An auditor who allegedly unearthed misuse of over $500 000 by Roman Catholic employees who are in charge of donor funds is frustrating the State as he cannot be located to testify during trial. Cornelius Hamadziripi, 49, Dadirayi Nyamasuka, 34, and Wonder Mufunda, 40, were subsequentl...