Articles tagged 'high court'

Judge recuses self from Kereke appeal hearing 2 December 2016 HARARE - A new judge will hear the appeal of jailed ex-Zanu PF Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke, convicted of raping his 11-year-old niece at gunpoint after the original judge recused himself from the case yesterday. High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi said in court that he would not hear...
Chombo's 'toilet' stunt angers MPs 18 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo left Members of Parliament fuming on Wednesday when he allegedly used the excuse of answering to nature's call to avoid facing some tough questions from the irate legislators. Chombo, who is also the Zanu PF secretary for administration, was due t...
Gumbura freedom bid gets boost 18 November 2016 HARARE - Jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's bid to gain freedom has received a big boost after the High Court set the date for hearing his appeal against a 40-year sentence — 16 months after it had been postponed indefinitely. Gumbura's appeal hearing has been ...
Refer contempt case to judge president: Chombo 17 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo, who is battling to evade a 90-day prison term for contempt of court, has demanded that the matter be referred to the judge president or back to the judge who initially dealt with the case. Chombo was slapped with the prison term last week by High...
Tomana indicted for trial at High Court 17 November 2016 HARARE - Suspended Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana's trial on criminal abuse of office charges will kick off at the High Court on February 13 next year. Tomana was indicted for trial before Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe yesterday. He was represented by Mambo Sasa and Tazorora Musaru...
Police 'meddling' in Chombo jailing case 14 November 2016 HARARE - A senior Mutare cop stands accused of harassing and intimidating a businessman who has been battling to recover more than a million dollars that was illegally seized by police in 2008, in a botched case that could see Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo jailed for 90 days. Chombo ha...
Chombo gets 90-day jail term 10 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has been slapped with a 90-day jail term by the High Court, after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failing to comply with an order directing him to facilitate the release of $78 000 confiscated from a Mutare businessman, Tendai Blessing M...
Court orders Chief Zimunya off farm 10 November 2016 HARARE - The High Court has evicted Kibben Bvirindi — the reigning Chief Zimunya — from Odzi Farm after he reportedly grabbed the property illegally from a white farmer. This followed an urgent chamber application by the white farmer — Phillip Valentine. In his application, Valentine cited ...
Kamba lays into DeMbare leaders 9 November 2016 HARARE - Dynamos founding member Ernest Kamba says it is high time the Bernard Marriot-Lusengo-led board and executive stepped aside following the club's failure to repay a debt with a local bank. Property belonging to the club, Marriot-Lusengo, club president Kenni Mubaiwa and former executiv...
DeMbare property to be auctioned 3 November 2016 HARARE - Property belonging to Dynamos and a number of their officials will be auctioned today in the capital to recover a $250 000 debt owed to CBZ Bank Limited. According to a notice published in the media at the weekend, the property will go under the hammer at an auction to be conducted by...
Zanu PF dragged to court over stands 30 October 2016 HARARE - A residents lobby group has challenged Zanu PF land parcelling to thousands of its youths, by filing a lawsuit at the High Court where it is seeking to have it declared illegal and discriminatory. Zanu PF is parcelling out thousands of hectares in undeveloped land to its youths in a m...
Court dismisses Byo bosses salary appeal 21 October 2016 BULAWAYO - A High Court judge, Justice Maxwell Takuva, has dismissed an application by 12 Bulawayo City Council (BCC) bosses challenging the slashing of their salaries and allowances by government. The salaries and perks cut — by 40 percent of total package — was on the back of a ministerial d...
Court orders army off farm 16 October 2016 HARARE - The High Court has ordered army officials not to interfere with activities at Sussexdale Farm in Goromonzi, following claims that gun-wielding soldiers visited the property, threatening to evict its current owner, Cynthia Maadza. The ruling was handed down after Maadza, through her la...
'No demolitions without court order' 7 October 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Owen Tagu has ordered the Harare City Council (HCC) not to demolish houses without a court order. Tagu made the ruling in a matter in which Budiriro 4 residents, through their lawyer Tonderai Bhatasara, had dragged the local authority to court challenging the demoliti...
Minister Mohadi's wife embarrassed in court 2 October 2016 BULAWAYO - State Security minister Kembo Mohadi's wife, Tambudzani, was on Thursday embarrassed by High Court judge Nokuthula Moyo after bringing a rented mob to the court where the Zanu PF women's league is involved in a legal dispute with a Gwanda white commercial farmer over land. Mohadi is...
Police ban ruling 'haunts' Chigumba 1 October 2016 HARARE - High Court Judge Priscillah Chigumba yesterday conceded that she made an unpopular decision by ruling against a police ban barring opposition political parties and pro-democracy groups from staging protests in central Harare early this month. Chigumba made these revelations during int...
Court orders anti-Mugabe activist's immediate release 27 September 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Justice David Mangota yesterday ordered the immediate release of anti-President Robert Mugabe activist, Linda Masarira, pictured, who has been languishing in remand prison for nearly two months. The order is on the back of an urgent chamber application filed by Masari...
Daily News defends Mphoko's $50m suit 23 September 2016 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been accused of “blowing hot and cold” and changing goal posts in his staggering $50 million defamation claim against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — the publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post. Making...
56 suspected protesters freed 23 September 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Happious Zhou yesterday freed on bail 56 persons, including a 68-year-old woman, who were languishing in remand prison for nearly a month after they were arrested on public violence charges. The 56 were arrested following the August 26 anti-President Robert Mugabe pro...
14 more activists freed 20 September 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Happious Zhou yesterday freed 14 more suspected protesters accused of committing public violence acts and torching two State-owned vehicles during a demonstration in Harare last month. The suspects — freed on $50 bail each — were part of 70 others that were arrested b...
Invaders ordered off Matemadanda farm 10 September 2016 HARARE - The High Court has ordered Zanu PF activists who invaded war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda's farm to vacate the property. Matemadanda, who is among the former freedom fighters that have been targeted for a brutal clampdown by the warring ruling party, is fighting his Zanu PF oppo...
Four MDC activists freed on bail 10 September 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Joseph Musakwa yesterday freed four MDC activists — accused of inciting public violence and burning down two State motor vehicles — on $100 bail each. The four — Kerina Gweshe, 62, Tonderai Chakeredza, 44 , Arthur Chiguvari, 35, and Loveness Mahlepu, 42 — had approach...
Court savages govt's protests ban 8 September 2016 HARARE - In a major victory for Zimbabwe's fledgling democracy, a High Court judge — Justice Priscillah Chigumba — yesterday struck down a two-week ban on public protests in Harare that was issued by the government last week, in the wake of growing civil unrest in the country. Speaking to the ...
'Police ordered to observe Constitution' 27 August 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Hlekani Mwayera ordered police to observe the Constitution and international law when dealing with the people's right to demonstrate, MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora (pictured) said. Mwonzora said this while addressing journalists soon after the hearing of an u...
Police ordered to pay back $1,5m exhibit money 18 August 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Joseph Musakwa yesterday ordered the police to reimburse a Mutare-based businessman $1, 5 million — equivalent to Z$46 billion — which they seized from him following his 2008 arrest on theft charges. This comes after Tendai Blessing Mangwiro won a Supreme Court applic...