Articles tagged 'courts'

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...
Daring sex workers rob man, take nude pics 12 November 2017 HARARE - Three daring sex workers, who robbed a man at gunpoint before taking nude photos of him and using them to blackmail him into releasing his bank passwords, have run into trouble with the law. Chipo Nyamande, Moleen Maodzwa and Chipo Dube's adventure saw them go on a shopping spree, spl...
Man kidnapped over debt 7 November 2017 HARARE - A 55-year-old Harare man — Tapfumaneyi Ndori — has been arraigned before the courts for allegedly kidnapping 54-year-old Zondai Chiparawasha over an undisclosed debt. Ndori yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Annie Ndiraya facing charges of kidnaping as defined in Section 93 o...
Fake judge soils Mnangagwa's name 5 November 2017 HARARE - A Chitungwiza woman — Runyararo Mawere — who duped an unsuspecting man of $6 500 by posing as a High Court Judge and alleging she was Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's close ally was yesterday arraigned before the courts. Mawere, who is High Court Judge Esther Muremba's sister, was ...
Harare Hospital defrauded 5 November 2017 HARARE - Harare Central Hospital has been left questioning its payment system after it unsuspectingly transferred $4 950 at the order of a forged instruction letter purportedly written by a supplier. The accused, Nicholas Mjanja, was granted $100 bail when he appeared before Harare magistrate ...
Vharazipi's property to be attached over $218k debt 5 November 2017 HARARE - Drama actor David Mubaiwa,  popularly known as Sabhuku Vharazipi, is set to lose property worth $218 000 after Ziya Cultural Arts Trust filed an application to attach the property in a bid to recover the funds, which are proceeds for discs that he reportedly sold on behalf of the organis...
'Prophet' jailed 50 years for raping congregant 3 November 2017 HARARE - A self-proclaimed prophet has been jailed for 50 years after being found guilty of raping a congregant on four different occasions on the pretext that she will be spiritually-attacked if she failed to comply. Admire Maurukira, 29, of Five Fold Ministries was convicted on four counts o...
Man 'leaks' O Level exam paper 1 November 2017 HARARE - A Harare man was dragged to court yesterday for allegedly leaking this year’s Ordinary Level English exam paper, which was written on October 26. Victor Tamanikwa, 25, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with contravening section 35(a) of the Zimbabwe Schools Exa...
Sulu accuses ex of underhand dealings 31 October 2017 HARARE - Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu yesterday accused his ex-wife Marygold Mutemasango of scuttling the hearing of his plea to slash his $800 a month child support payments. Mutemasango asked for a postponement to look for a lawyer. Chimbetu was represented by Arshiel Mugiya, who adv...
Man charged with killing CBZ boss 27 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare motorist who reportedly caused the death of CBZ Holding's chief governance and compliance officer, Walter Ngonidzashe Zure, after ramming into him during his routine morning jog, appeared in court yesterday. Farai Nhende, 34, of Munro, Cranbone appeared before Harare magistra...
Ex-Mash Holdings boss acquitted in alimony row 26 October 2017 HARARE - Suspended Mashonaland Holdings (Mash) boss Manfred Mahari was yesterday acquitted on charges of violating a court order after failing to pay child support on time and in the correct amount. Mahari had accrued arrears of $31 000. Harare magistrate Annia Ndiraya noted that Mahari ent...
Prophet Sanyangore faces rape charges 25 October 2017 HARARE - Victory World International Ministries Church leader Paul Sanyangore is facing rape charges after a congregant reported a case against him in June this year. The Daily News can report that a woman, whose age could not be determined at the time of going to print, filed a report at Wate...
Ex-deputy minister Muguti evicted 25 October 2017 HARARE - Former deputy Health and Child Care minister Edwin Muguti has been evicted from his business premises in Gweru, following allegations he failed to pay $19 000 in rentals. Communications and Allied Industries Pension Fund dragged Muguti to the High Court in July, seeking cancellation o...
Inmate sent back to prison after jailbreak 25 October 2017 HARARE - An inmate who escaped from Chikurubi Maximum Prison after getting help from prison officers has been captured and slapped with a further four years in prison. Tawanda Chikonyora, 35, had been serving four years for theft and was left with 39 days to complete his term when he escaped i...
9 years for illegal possession of python skin 25 October 2017 HARARE - Three brothers who were arrested intending to sell a python skin have been slapped with nine-year prison terms each. Happison Kenias Manjoro, 42, Albert Kachomba, 46, Michael Dias Maira, 48, were convicted of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act which prohibits illegal possession o...
Woes mount for Trek Petroleum 24 October 2017 HARARE - Problems are mounting for one of the country’s leading fuel firms — Trek Petroleum (Private) Limited — which has been dragged to court over a $3,6 million debt owed to a local bank. This comes as the company is facing an uncertain future after the Supreme Court recently threw out its ...
Suluman wants child support payments slashed 24 October 2017 HARARE - Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu wants his $800 a month child support payments to ex-wife Marygold Mutemasango slashed. The 35-year-old dendera musician has two children with Mutemasango and claims he can no longer afford the astronomical payments given the worsening economic hardshi...
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...