Articles tagged 'high court'

'Police will continue to defy High Court' 19 June 2017 HARARE – Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni says police will continue to defy High Court orders as long as they “compromise the country's security”. Speaking in the National Assembly last week,  Mguni said the police service would not discontinue the issuance of spot fines as they ha...
Dube, Mujaji to lose properties 15 June 2017 HARARE – Former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) chief executive Cuthbert Dube and ex-PG Industries chief executive Gerald Mujaji are the latest high profile businessmen who are set to lose their properties over non-payment of debts. This comes as several entrepreneurs and company e...
Minister fails to repay $50 000 Agribank loan 13 June 2017 BULAWAYO - The High Court has ordered Matabeleland North State minister  Ndabazekhaya Cain Ginyilitshe Mathema to pay $50 000 to Agribank to amortise a loan he acquired for purchasing irrigation equipment. Justice Nokuthula Moyo passed the default judgment following an application by Agribank ...
High Court dismisses diamond firm, ex-workers row 9 June 2017 HARARE - The High Court has dismissed a bid by 174 ex-employees of Russian mining firm DTZ-OZGEO seeking to attach the company's property to recover a collective amount of $390 000 owed in salary arrears. The dispute erupted after the firm's mining operations in Chiadzwa were halted by governm...
ZRU faces $13 000 suit 7 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has been hauled before the High Court, facing a $13 000 lawsuit after it failed to pay the amount for services offered by a local hospitality firm, Cresta Hotels. According to court papers, the debt dates back to March last year. Cresta Hotels was for...
Chingwizi villagers seek to quash jail term 24 May 2017 HARARE - Four Chingwizi villagers who were jailed five years each for burning police cars during a 2015 protest have approached the High Court seeking to have the jail term quashed. The quartet — Mike Mudyanembwa, Patrick Chinounda Changwesha, Samuel Mubaiwa and Nyengeterai Tagwirei — argue th...
Chitungwiza duo up for murder 15 May 2017 HARARE - Two Chitungwiza men reportedly murdered and stripped-naked a guitarist on his way back home from a choir rehearsal, a Harare court has heard. Tapiwa Mangai, 37, and Solomon Gochera, 27, of Unit D in Seke, Chitungwiza appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza on Saturday facing...
Court grants Masarira stay of sentence 9 May 2017 HARARE - A Harare court has granted a stay of community sentence for pro-democracy campaigner Linda Masarira while considering whether the High Court will hear her appeal after her conviction and sentence for participating in an anti-government protest last year. In a May 5 court ruling, Mbare...
Police dragged to court over spikes 3 May 2017 HARARE - Human rights activist Okay Machisa has dragged the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to the High Court in a bid to stop the law enforcement agents from throwing spikes at moving vehicles. In the application, Machisa — represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights — cited police co...
Chombo withdraws conviction appeal 1 April 2017 HARARE- Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo's has withdrawn his Supreme Court appeal in which he challenged his conviction on contempt of court. Chombo was slapped with a 90-day jail term after being found guilty following his failure to action a court order directing him to facilitate the r...
Police 'defy' Mazowe court order 29 March 2017 HARARE - Villagers at Arnold Farm in Mazowe have rushed back to court after the police “defied” a High Court ruling stopping their eviction. The contempt hearing has been set down for tomorrow. The villagers, who are reportedly being evicted to make way for the expansion of First Lady Grace...
Mudenda hails State Liabilities Act repeal 21 March 2017 HARARE - National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda has hailed the High Court decision to invalidate the State Liabilities Act, which was being used by government to evade paying its dues. He said the development was “a major victory for the rule of law”. Last week, the High Court ruled that t...
Corporal punishment ban: Is it long overdue, or interfering nanny State? 12 March 2017 HARARE - A High Court order outlawing corporal punishment in homes and schools spotlights the struggle between Zimbabwe's deeply-rooted attachment to spanking children and new laws that criminalise the infliction of bodily pain as a form of punishment. In most Zimbabwean homes, children have m...
Mugabe 'death pastor' freed on bail 11 March 2017 HARARE - Cleric Phillip Mugadza, who spent more than a month behind bars after being arrested for allegedly prophesying that president Robert Mugabe will die on October 17 this year, was yesterday freed on $50 bail. High Court judge Priscillah Chigumba ruled that there were no compelling reaso...
Evan Mawarire freed on bail 9 February 2017 HARARE - Cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire was released on $300 bail yesterday after being detained for almost five days on charges of attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government. Mawarire — who had been in self-imposed exile in the United States (US) for six ...
'Continuing vendor blitz violation of court order' 27 January 2017 HARARE - A faith-based rights group has accused the Harare City Council (HCC) and police of disregarding a court order to stop the removal of vendors from the central business district (CBD). The Jestina Mukoko-led Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) said the two institutions had continued to show in...
Court allows DeMbare AGM to go ahead 22 January 2017 HARARE - The High Court has given Dynamos the green light to hold their highly contentious eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) today after dismissing an interdict sought by some of the club's former players. Justice Priscilla Chigumba dismissed the application launched by Ernest Kamba and his ...
Court stops DeMbare AGM 21 January 2017 HARARE - The High Court has stopped the Dynamos Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was set to be held tomorrow after a number of former players applied for an interdict. Former Dynamos players led by Ernest Kamba, who are represented by Mambosasa Legal Practitioners, approached the court seeki...
Tsvangirai's 2002 election petition ruling still pending 14 January 2017 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) has said he is still waiting for judgment for his 2002 presidential election petition. In 2002, President Robert Mugabe was pronounced winner of the presidential election in extremely controversial circumstances....
Outrage over MDC activists' jail terms 14 December 2016 HARARE - The MDC has said it is outraged and dismayed by the 20-year jail terms passed on the party's three activists by the High Court, vowing it will appeal the sentences at the Supreme Court. The party claimed the “heavy sentences are politically-motivated and meant to quell dissent of peop...
MDC officials get 20-year jail terms 13 December 2016 HARARE - The High Court yesterday sentenced to 20 years each — three opposition party officials who were convicted of murdering a police officer during disturbances in the Harare high density suburb of Glen View in 2011. The steep sentences immediately drew sharp condemnation from MDC leader M...
Court rules Nyarota must pay ANZ $60K 12 December 2016 HARARE - After losing his fanciful claims in both the Labour Court last year and the Supreme Court earlier this year, that Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post — employed and then dismissed him unfairly in 2010, jour...
Mphoko loses Daily News case — again 9 December 2016 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has once again lost in the High Court, with costs, in his staggering $50 million lawsuit against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post. In a judgment delivered on Wednesda...
Mubaiwa off the hook 8 December 2016 HARARE - Dynamos president Kenni Mubaiwa did not lose property to bailiffs owing to the club's debt after his lawyers successfully applied for a stay of execution. The Glamour Boys are currently battling to offset a $250 000 debt owed to CBZ Bank dating back to 2011 which has resulted in a num...
#Tajamuka leaders freed on bail 2 December 2016 HARARE - Three leaders of social media movement #Tajamuka arrested on Monday during a media briefing on bond notes were granted bail at the Harare Magistrates' Courts yesterday. Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, is being jointly charged with activists Mehluli Dube, 35, and Kudakwash...