Articles tagged 'high court'

Court clears bond notes mass protest 3 August 2016 HARARE - The High Court yesterday ruled that today's demonstration against bond notes can go ahead despite attempts by panicking authorities to ban it. Justice Lavender Makoni okayed the demonstration after police refused to clear it, forcing one of the organisers, Transform Zimbabwe (TZ), to ...
High Court dethrones bishop 29 July 2016 HARARE - The High Court has ruled that Evangelical Church of Zimbabwe bishop Isaac Soda is not the legitimate leader of the church after it emerged in court that the institution's constitution was flouted to benefit his ascension. Soda had approached the court seeking to bar Simon Nota, Benson...
Courts turned into political battlefields 24 July 2016 HARARE - Finding their voices against President Robert Mugabe activists and opposition parties have dared to dream, but some of those who openly challenged the 92-year-old strongman have found themselves locked up and hauled before the courts. From Acie Lumumba who used the F-word against Muga...
Harare mayor freed 3 July 2016 HARARE - The courts yesterday ordered the immediate release of embattled Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni after it emerged that the State had detained him for more than 48 hours and therefore breached the Constitution in the process. Manyenyeni is being charged with criminal abuse of office, as...
Businessman demands Chombo's arrest 14 June 2016 HARARE - A Mutare businessman, whose $78 000 was seized  by police following his 2008 arrest on theft charges, is demanding that Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo be sent to prison after he failed to comply with court orders sanctioning the release of the money. High Court judge November M...
Manyenyeni fights Kasukuwere 12 June 2016 HARARE - Suspended Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has approached the High Court again challenging Local Govenment minister Saviour Kasukuwere's decision to suspend him for the second time, within 24 hours of re-assuming duty. The High Court initially gave an order, ruling that in terms of the...
High Court orders council to pay man $9k compensation 9 June 2016 HARARE - A High Court judge has ordered the Harare City Council (HCC) to pay $9 000 compensation to a man who fell into an unsecured drain and broke his leg. High Court judge Esther Muremba granted the order, following an application by Evaristo Mungate in which he was demanding over $300 000 ...
Court overturns police ban on Mujuru meeting 4 June 2016 HARARE - The High Court yesterday overturned a police ban on a Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) meeting to galvanise structures in Chinhoyi yesterday, a lawyer for the ZPF said. Police banned the planned meeting in the campaign for the forthcoming 2018 general elections between ZPF leader Joice Muj...
High court orders HCCL to settle Zimdef levies 31 May 2016 BULAWAYO - The High Court has ordered the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) Local Board to pay Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) more than $600 000 it failed to remit in levies from its assessed wage bill accrued over a two-year period. This follows an application by Higher and ...
Court okays MDC Byo demo 20 May 2016 BULAWAYO - The High Court here has given the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC the green light to hold their planned May 28 protest against President Robert Mugabe's alleged misrule. This comes after police had banned the demo arguing the previous march in Harare had turned violent, among other reason...
Mnangagwa wife's allies lose farm wrangle 16 May 2016 HARARE - High court judge Justice Kudya has ordered supporters of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife, Auxillia, out of a farm owned by a co-operative in her Chirumanzu-Zibagwe constituency. This comes after Auxillia had reportedly confiscated title deeds of Wadzanai Farm in Lalapanzi bef...
Cellphone snooping ruling stirs mixed emotions 24 April 2016 HARARE - A High Court ruling declaring that it is illegal for spouses to pry into each other's cell-phones without permission has highlighted the fervour that has destabilised many marriages. High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapa ruled that evidence obtained through looking into the cellpho...
Kasinauyo application thrown out 1 April 2016 HARARE - The High Court has thrown out Edzai Kasinauyo's urgent chamber application to have Zifa avail his legal team with evidence in the ongoing match-fixing scandal. Kasinauyo, a Zifa board member for development, was suspended last month together with ex-Zifa CEO Henrietta Rushwaya and War...
Tsvangirai dragged to court 30 March 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was yesterday dragged to court over allegations that he accused a senior military officer of having been a key player behind the political violence that rocked the country during the 2008 elections. In the High Court defamation lawsuit, army colonel...
Mphoko's $50m suit against Daily News thrown out 24 March 2016 HARARE - The High Court yesterday threw out with costs Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's $50 million defamation claim against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — the publishers of the market-leading Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the WeekendPost.
'Dzamara wanted to expose ballot fraud' 10 March 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai made sensational claims yesterday that missing human rights activist, Itai Dzamara, was abducted by suspected State agents because he had in his possession damning evidence of ballot fraud from the controversial 2013 polls. The former prime minister...
Dzamara family slams police probe 10 March 2016 HARARE - The family of missing human rights activist Itai Dzamara yesterday demanded to know his whereabouts following his disappearance exactly a year ago today. Dzamara was getting a haircut at the local barbershop on March 9, last year when five unidentified men seized him, shoved him into ...
Court sjamboks defiant Chidakwa 5 March 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Justice Joseph Mafusire has shellacked Mines minister Walter Chidakwa, ruling that he wilfully defied a court order earlier this week that Mbada Diamonds be allowed to return to its Chiadzwa mining operations. The ruling was made after the South African-owned 50 perce...
Govt should respect the law 17 February 2016 HARARE - The right to shelter is a right enshrined in our Constitution and we hope that our government that is in the habit of demolishing people's houses will one day appreciate that sobering fact. Thumbs up to High Court judge Priscilla Chigumba who rapped government departments for illegall...
High Court upholds Chetsanga ouster 8 February 2016 HARARE - The High Court has upheld the ouster of three former ReNaissance Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) directors namely Christopher Chetsanga, Monica Mukonoweshuro and Collin Kuhuni, putting an end to a four-year legal wrangle. In a ruling last week, High Court Judge Owen Tagu declared al...
Residents challenge demolitions 22 January 2016 HARARE - Chitungwiza residents have filed a High Court application seeking to bar the municipality from demolishing their homes. According to a letter dated January 13, 2016, the municipality wrote to the residents stating: “Further, take notice that within 48 hours from service of this notice...
Chidyausiku is spot-on 13 January 2016 HARARE - Reports that the High Court has plans to decentralise is a development that is set to revolutionise the justice delivery system in Zimbabwe. Yesterday, we carried a story that government had approved the decentralisation of the High Court from Harare and Bulawayo by upgrading the pres...
Court backlog worries Chief Justice 12 January 2016 HARARE - Chief Justice (CJ) Godfrey Chidyausiku has announced a range of measures to address the rising backlog of cases in the courts. Speaking during the opening of the 2016 legal year in Harare yesterday, Chidyausiku released stunning data showing the courts have experienced the biggest gro...
Mugabe aide case struck off roll 3 December 2015 HARARE - Deputy chief secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Ray Ndhlukula's contempt of court case has been struck off the roll. Supreme Court judges, sitting in Bulawayo last week, removed the matter from the roll to allow the parties to put the record in order, including filin...
Mohadi challenges property sale 26 November 2015 BULAWAYO - State Security minister Kembo Mohadi has challenged the sale of his company's property attached by the High Court Sheriff over $37 314 owed to his sacked ex-employee. The $37 314 are terminal benefits after an unfair dismissal for Mereki Zunde an ex-auto electrician at Vitafoam (Pvt...