Articles tagged 'murder'

Two Epworth youths up for murdering prostitute 6 December 2018 HARARE - Two Epworth teenagers appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa yesterday facing charges of murdering an alleged prostitute. They were not asked to plea when they appeared in court facing murder charges as defined in section 47 of the Criminal Law chapter 9:23. Accordin...
Three more arrested over Sherriff's murder 16 October 2018 HARARE - Police have arrested three more suspects in connection with the murder of the Sheriff of the High Court. The body of Kelvin Takudzwa Karasa was discovered in an advanced state of decomposition. The three men are also accused of murdering Isheunesu Brian Kadenge. John Robin, Mish...
Murder accused pair in dock 9 October 2018 HARARE – A Sheriff of the High Court and a United Theological employee who were murdered in cold blood last week by armed robbers that pounced on motorists while pretending to look for transport, a court heard. In both incidents, victims were discovered blind folded and their bodies at advance...
Teenager up for double murder 14 September 2018 HARARE - A Mutasa teenager has been arrested for the gruesome murder of a mother and her child by bludgeoning with a log. The baby was strapped on her mother's back. Clayton Dekaurendo, 18, of Rori Village under Chief Mutasa appeared before Mutasa magistrate Annie Ndiraya on Monday over the mu...
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...
2 more touts in court over Roadport murder 7 October 2017 HARARE - Two more commuter omnibus touts accused for causing the death of a man at Roadport Bus Terminus while jostling for passengers appeared in court yesterday. Police have since launched a manhunt for the rest of the team who disappeared from the scene after realising that the now-deceased...
Two nabbed for 'murdering' suspected burglar 25 September 2017 HARARE - Two Harare men have been dragged to court after they reportedly assaulted a suspected burglar severely before dragging his body to a roadside, leading to his death. The pair — 34-year-old Rangano Chenjerai and Tirivamwe Chenjerai, 37 — appeared before Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya ch...
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 accused of killing cop 11 July 2017 HARARE - A suspected MDC supporter has been charged with the murder of a policeman who died in Harare during violence which broke out near the party's Harvest House headquarters. Barnabas Mwanaka, 35, of Glen View appeared in court yesterday where he was remanded in custody to July 24 by Harar...
Rising murder cases worry police 5 July 2017 HARARE - Police have expressed alarm at the spiking murder cases which in some cases, are being fuelled by binge drinking and minor disputes. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba vowed to end the killings that have scaled well over 20 every month. She told the Daily News that close to 20 pe...
Man 'kills' wife for refusing to leave shebeen 27 May 2017 HARARE - A 48-year-old Harare man has been dragged to court for allegedly bashing his wife to death after she refused to leave a shebeen following a drinking binge. Black Zondiwa Mayowa, of Marimba, appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza charged with murder. He was remanded in cu...
Kombi driver jailed for attempted murder 16 October 2016 HARARE - A Chinamora kombi driver was on Wednesday jailed seven years for stabbing another motorist following an accident. Cephas Gombe, 42, of Mutake Village Chief Chinamhora, was convicted of attempted murder by Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya. He was sentenced to 10 years' impris...
Father, son jailed 22 years for murder 27 June 2016 MUTARE - A Chipinge man and his adult son have been jailed for a combined 22 years after they fatally assaulted a neighbour over a land dispute. Shanda Mambanda and his son Mallen of Chipinge were caged 12 and 10 years respectively over the death of Benson Sithole. Shanda's wife was alleged...
Cop gets 6 years for attempted murder 20 June 2016 HARARE - A policeman who shot a female workmate in a bid to sneak into Justice Lavender Makoni's residence to see his girlfriend has been sentenced to six years. Harare regional magistrate Fadzai Mthombeni convicted Lloyd Salobe of attempted murder after a full trial. Mthombeni suspended tw...
'Wife turned into snake', claims murder-accused 3 March 2016 HARARE - A Kuwadzana man accused of killing his wife claimed before the court that the woman had turned into a big snake. Afareshe Gambiza, 48, is being charged with culpable homicide for fatally running over his second wife Felistas Choruwa. “I was driving my car registration ACM 2470 alon...
Tout up for murder 18 November 2015 HARARE - A commuter omnibus tout who reportedly murdered his colleague in cold blood over an undisclosed matter appeared in court yesterday. Beaven Nemaramba, 23, was remanded in custody to December 1, when he appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe. [GoogleAd] Mahwe advised Nemar...
Zanu PF killer is found dead 17 November 2015 HARARE - The murder-accused in the gruesome axing to death of two post-congress Zanu PF officials in the Harare dormitory town of Chitungwiza last weekend, Proud Mupambwa, was himself found dead at a local police station yesterday where he was being kept pending his appearance in court. Police...
Zanu PF thug gets 20 years for murder 9 November 2014 HARARE - A Zanu PF Kadoma youth member and thug, Stabiliser Kadafi, believed to be the brains behind a 2008 politically-motivated murder of an opposition party activist has been jailed for 20 years. Kadafi, also known as Chuck Norris was accused of murdering John Max, whom he labelled a “polit...
Gokwe brothers get 15 years for murder 19 September 2014 GWERU - Justice Nokuthula Moyo yesterday jailed two Gokwe brothers for 15 years for killing a 63-year-old man in a row over food aid. The aid was distributed by a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Stanlaus Dube from Chikwenhere village under Chief Chireya in Gokwe North was fatally assau...
Condemned murderer faces further charge 9 September 2014 HARARE - A man, who was condemned to death by hanging after being convicted for murder, is back in court facing a fresh murder charge. Vusumuzi Moyo yesterday appeared before High Court Judge Esther Muremba accused of strangling Dumisani Sithole. Prosecutor Austin Muzivi yesterday presented...
Zimbabwean woman murdered in Namibia 18 April 2014 WINDHOEK - The lifeless body of a 43-year-old Zimbabwe woman was discovered alongside the B1 Windhoek-Okahandja main road near the Okapuka Lodge, while her 42-year-old boyfriend’s body was found hanging in his corrugated iron shack on Tuesday. The Namibian Police (Nampol) suspect that the woma...
Man fatally axes brother 15 April 2014 HARARE - A Guruve man has appeared before High Court judge Susan Mavhangira on allegations of fatally axing his elder brother following an altercation over their late father’s plough. Graham Tunduhwe is accused of killing his brother Edwell in November 2005. The court heard that a misunders...
Johanne Masowe members face attempted murder charges 2 April 2014 HARARE - Two members of the Johanne Masowe Apostolic Faith church have been dragged to court after they allegedly attempted to kill their colleagues on claims that they were getting more popular than them. Edison Mukohwa, 46, and Emberai Sithole, 38, are facing attempted murder charges. The...
Cop murder case resumes 19 March 2014 BULAWAYO - A 27-year-old Bulawayo police officer suspected of murdering his girlfriend and stuffing the lifeless body in a trench has been brought before the courts. The officer was granted $500 bail. Magistrate Gladmore Mushove remanded Brighton Chagonda out of custody to April 30 on condi...
Family conceals murder 19 March 2014 HARARE - A Chiweshe woman who killed her husband’s brother has been arraigned before the High Court on murder charges. Maria Goche was only brought to book on allegations of murdering Lukas Zarira, after police received an anonymous tip-off through a letter that was dropped at their offices. ...