Articles tagged 'crime'

Rapist prophet jailed 14 years 20 June 2018 HARARE - A self-styled Epworth prophet who raped a 19-year-old woman during a cleansing ceremony will spend the next 14 years behind bars after he was found guilty of rape. Regina Chinyanga, 31, was convicted of the rape charge after a full trial heard before Harare regional magistrate Temba K...
Card cloning scams hit Zim 20 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe has been hit by a wave of sophisticated card cloning syndicates, which has seen retailers and individuals lose huge sums of money. Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) president Denford Mutashu told the Daily News that members of his organisation had fallen victim to the...
Zimparks official jailed 19yrs for rape 19 June 2018 HARARE - A member of Zimbabwe National Parks anti-poaching team will spend the next 18 years in jail after he dragged and raped a woman in a maize field. Michael Chirambwi, 37, of Madokero in Harare was convicted of the rape charge after a full trial before Harare regional magistrate Lucy Mung...
Police patrols long overdue 21 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) should be applauded for re-launching patrol units countrywide as this will help curb crime. Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga was spot-on when he recently bemoaned the absence of police officers on the streets, ordering them to resume patrols. M...
Murder-accused duo spends 17 years on remand 17 May 2018 HARARE - One of two Zanu PF activists who allegedly murdered a tractor driver at the height of the country's bloody land reform programme is seeking to be set free, 17 years after the alleged incident took place. Dabson Zhuwao and his accomplice Tapiwa Chimbandi were initially arrested in 2001...
Hooker up for throwing client from 3rd floor 27 April 2018 HARARE - A prostitute residing in the Avenues area of Harare reportedly threw an elderly man through her third floor window following a dispute over payment for sexual services rendered, a court heard yesterday. Abigail Chingwaru, 28, who resides at Hamilton Heights corner Mazowe Street and He...
Duo arrested for beating up pregnant woman 24 April 2018 HARARE - Two Harare women were hauled before the courts after allegedly attacking a pregnant woman and causing her miscarriage. Irene Musoko, 35, and Pamela Raphael, 31, of Makomo in Epworth were released on $50 bail when they appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura charged with n...
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...
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...
Gulf Complex crime headache for police 30 January 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police is under-resourced to deploy more cops at the Gulf Complex area in Harare, as incidents of mugging continue to rise, Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu said. The Gulf Complex is a busy and densely populated low-end shopping centre near the hectic Market Squ...
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...
We all need to fight against rape 28 December 2017 EDITOR — I am alarmed at the rate at which women and especially children are being sexually violated by shameless individuals in our society. Everyday, reports of rape of both minors and women flood our media, and police stations while many others are unreported. I call upon the responsible...
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...
'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...
Police warn of surge in armed robberies 31 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police has warned of a sharp increase in muggings around the Second Street and Churchill Avenue area in Harare. ZRP Avondale Police Station said in a notice: “We advise all citizens, residents, pedestrians and or motorists passing through Second Street and Church...
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...
Police warn of upsurge in armed robberies 27 October 2017 HARARE - Authorities are warning Zimbabweans about a series of armed robberies in Beitbridge and Zvishavane. According to a community alert, police have responded to several robberies in the two areas. The surge in robberies comes as the economy is collapsing as evidenced by the critical sh...
Mbalula blames Zimbos for farm murders 26 October 2017 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa Police minister Fikile Mbalula has blamed immigrant Zimbabweans for the surge in theft and violent deaths of white farmers. “It's true that there are criminals who are stealing from farms, undermining farmers work and that,” Mbalula told SABC on Tuesday. “But equ...