Articles tagged 'courts'

AFM robbery case opens 22 August 2017 HARARE - Five suspected armed robbers who pounced on Apostolic Faith Mission’s Waterfalls church and stole cash before raping a woman were tracked using a stolen cellphone given to a wife of one of the robbers, a Harare court heard yesterday. Edmore Murambidzi, 23, Gift Kupa Mudamburi, 40, Alo...
Business exec accused of child neglect 22 August 2017 HARARE - Suspended Mashonaland Holdings boss Manfred Mahari — facing charges of $31 000 maintenance arrears — reportedly splashed money on teenage children he sired with other women and bought them Mercedes Benz cars while neglecting his other children, a Harare court heard. Mahari is answerin...
Mbare couple flees with lobola 21 August 2017 HARARE - A daring Mbare couple has left a Kuwadzana man heart-broken and ruined after they connived to fake being brother and sister before luring him to fall in love with the supposed sister. The Harare man went on to pay lobola amounting to $3 000 after a year of dating while the supposed br...
Grandpa nabbed for raping toddler 17 August 2017 HARARE - A 75-year-old Mazowe man appeared in court yesterday on allegations of raping his 21-month-old granddaughter. The man (name withheld to protect identity of child) appeared before Harare magistrate Esthere Chivasa charged with rape. He denied the charges saying he only called the to...
Anonymous caller 'blew whistle on alleged drug dealer' 17 August 2017 HARARE - Prosecutor Fransisca Mukumbiri yesterday advised the court that an anonymous caller exposed details that led to the arrest of ex-British soldier busted with cocaine making machinery at his Glen Lorne home. James Francis Joscelyne, 39, appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta ...
Court orders minister off grabbed farm 16 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s High Court has ordered Local Government deputy minister Christopher Chingosho who has invaded a Makoni farm to vacate the land or face eviction by the police. In her ruling, Judge Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo last week declared the farm invasion unlawful and ruled that the de...
Business exec seeks maintenance exception 14 August 2017 HARARE - Suspended Mashonaland Holdings chief executive Manfred Mahari, who is being accused of defaulting on maintenance payments of $31 000 for his three children, has applied for exception to the charges arguing they are vague. Mahari appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande last w...
Accused in drugs case demands to know whistle blower 11 August 2017 HARARE - A former British soldier who was busted at his Glen Lorne home with an assortment of machinery used to make cocaine capsules and drugs is demanding to know the whistle blower before his trial commences. James  Francis Joscelyne, 39, appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta ye...
Chidyausiku's son in out-of-court deal 11 August 2017 HARARE - The late retired chief justice Godfrey Chidyausiku's son Tadzimirwa has made an out-of-court settlement with a woman who accused him of fondling her bum, leading to the withdrawal of his criminal case at the Harare Magistrates' Courts yesterday. Tadzimirwa Bernard Chidyausiku, 28, was...
SA plane blocked to nab Zimbabwean car thief 10 August 2017 JOHANNESBURG - An aeroplane en route to Harare, Zimbabwe, had to be towed back to its parking bay at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday, in order for a suspected car thief on a watch list to be arrested. Police alerted the international airport aviation safety staff about the wanted c...
Inmate convicted of sodomy 10 August 2017 HARARE - A prisoner doing time for rape in Harare Central Prison was convicted yesterday on charges of indecent exposure for masturbating on a colleague in his cell. Farai Makuyana, who has completed eight years of his 10-year jail term, was found guilty by Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba ...
Lameck sued for $50 000 9 August 2017 HARARE - A United Kingdom (UK)-based couple has slapped social media sensation Lameck Chimoka with a $50 000 lawsuit for emotional abuse. This emerged in court after Patricia Chakanyuka Zenda and her husband, David, were granted a peace order against Chimoka who gained popularity after speakin...
Musakwa's neighbour revives suit 7 August 2017 HARARE - A neighbour has revived a lawsuit accusing former gospel musician Elias Musakwa of threatening to shoot him after asking him to reduce his radio volume. Musakwa was due to appear before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko on August 3, but was unable to do so having flown to Ethiopia the p...
Police boss up for raping niece 4 August 2017 HARARE - Police assistant commissioner Cosmas Mushore was hauled before the courts yesterday for allegedly raping  his 17-year-old niece. Mushore, 49, stationed at ZRP Chikurubi Support Unit, was recorded by the niece during the sex romp on her mobile phone. He appeared before Harare magist...
Lt Col in court for sexually abusing maid 4 August 2017 HARARE - A Lieutenant-colonel in the army appeared in court yesterday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old maid at his residence. Rangarirai Kembo, 45, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with rape. He was advised to apply for bail at the High Court after he was remanded...
Murder after rape cases on a high 3 August 2017 HARARE - The number of murder after rape cases in Zimbabwe are rising to a record high, official data shows, as criminal violence is increasing dramatically. Police national spokesperson Charity Charamba said the police were recording about 10 cases of murder and rape every week. “So these ...
MDC activist faces further charge 3 August 2017 HARARE - An MDC activist accused of murdering a cop at the party’s Harvest House headquarters has disputed a further assault charge saying police officers fabricated the case to nail him. Barnabas Mwanaka is being charged with obstruction of justice or alternatively assault before Harare magis...
Blood-stained clothing gave away murder suspect 1 August 2017 HARARE - Scientific evidence shows that blood may have flown off the knife used to stab Mines ministry employee Betty Ranganai and on to the clothes of a man accused of murdering her, a Harare court heard yesterday. A microscopic amount of blood was found by investigators on the clothes of Phi...
Methodist cleric spared jail in adultery scandal 1 August 2017 HARARE - A United Methodist Church cleric accused of attempting to kill his lover’s husband got away with community service after being convicted of a lesser assault charge. Harare regional magistrate Temba Kuwanda convicted Elliot Chikwenjere after noting that the victim David Gwaradzimba end...
State refuses to withdraw Lumumba insult rap 29 July 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed an application by former Zanu PF youth leader William Mutumanje, popularly known as Acie Lumumba, to have his case of insulting President Robert Mugabe struck off the roll. Mutumanje appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta facing charg...
9 years for python skin belt 29 July 2017 HARARE - A Harare man was slapped with a nine-year prison term after being busted selling a python skin belt without a licence. Kingston Gwenzi, 29, of Highfield pleaded guilty to charges of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act. Gwenzi said he was unaware that having the snake skin was i...
Police sued over $400k 'debt' 28 July 2017 HARARE - A $400 000 dispute between a construction company and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has spilled to the High Court which will hold a hearing in the legal battle stemming from a $4 million borehole drilling project. According to court papers, Water Logistics offered its services in...
Alleged Mukandi killer freed on bail 28 July 2017 HARARE - The man who allegedly killed businessman Shingirayi Mukandi in a hit and run accident has been granted $150 bail. Alfred Machipisa's trial is set to commence on August 29. Machipisa's brother Fanwell, who is said to have helped hide the accident-damaged Isuzu KB300 at his place in ...
Terror gang jailed for 744 years 27 July 2017 HARARE - A twelve-member gang that reigned terror in parts of Mashonaland West before it was busted in 2015 at a hideout farm was yesterday technically sentenced to life imprisonment, with the Harare regional court which presided over the trial passing a cumulative sentence of 744 years. The w...
Alleged MDC cop killers denied bail 27 July 2017 HARARE - High Court judge Priscillah Chigumba yesterday denied bail to three MDC officials accused of murdering a police officer in skirmishes that broke out near the party’s Harvest House headquarters in central Harare late last month. Barnabas Mwanaka, 35, Darlington Madzonga, 41 and Edmore ...