Articles tagged 'courts'

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...
Trivial court cases continue 31 December 2017 HARARE - A month after Emmerson Mnangagwa assumed Zimbabwe’s presidency, trivial arrests that characterised former president Robert Mugabe’s era continue. Charges that range from criminal nuisance and undermining the authority of the president – which were pressed against people after saying o...
Diamond miner loses $500k in scam 29 December 2017 HARARE - A group of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) employees allegedly connived and manipulated Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and exchanged fake gems for original ones without detection. In the process, the ZCDC lost diamonds worth more than $500 000, the court was told yester...
Harare woman 'defrauds' bank 28 December 2017 HARARE - An employee with Premier Tobacco Auction Floors has been charged with fraud after she allegedly hacked into the banking system of a local financial institution from which she spirited nearly $10 000. Lizzie Kandengwa, 40, was released on $50 bail when she appeared before Harare magist...
Teenage drug addict bashes dad 14 November 2017 HARARE - A 17-year-old boy has been dragged before the court after he reportedly beat up his father threatening to kill him, while under the suspected influence of drugs. According to court papers, the 40-year-old man Edmore Murefu endured unspeakable bullying from the boy who ran amok over th...
Vharazipi blocks property attachment 14 November 2017 HARARE - TV drama actor David Mubaiwa, popularly known as Sabhuku Vharazipi, has launched a bid to stop the attachment of his property to recover $218 000 for CDs that he reportedly sold on behalf of Ziya Cultural Arts Trust. This comes after High Court judge David Mangota recently gave an ord...