Articles tagged 'police'

Fake cops 'scam' chicken farmer 13 January 2017 HARARE - Two unemployed men allegedly forged Zimbabwe Republic Police identity cards in a well-orchestrated scam to dupe a Harare chicken farmer of $2 275. Nzwananai Zhakata and Knowledge Ncube — who are facing charges of fraud and impersonating police details — appeared in court yesterday. ...
Cop to pay $5 000 after crashing impounded car 11 January 2017 MUTARE - A cop has been ordered to pay $4 960 after he impounded a vehicle for alleged traffic offences before crashing it in a high-speed chase. Rusape magistrate Shingi Mutiro awarded the compensation to motorist Simba Chikaka. Titus Matava, a constable at Rusape Police Station impounded ...
Knife-crime spree sweeps Zim 8 January 2017 HARARE - Another stabbing in the Epworth neighbourhood, not with an axe, but a knife. The jacaranda was in bloom and the residents were going about their innocent business. At 3pm, a terrible screaming was heard coming from a nearby home and when police arrived, they found a man lying bleed...
Cop in soup over $80 bribe 5 January 2017 HARARE - A police officer stationed in Chivhu has been dragged to court after he allegedly demanded an $80 bribe from an offender who kidnapped him at a roadblock. The cop — Austen Chakwenya — is alleged to have hatched a plan to be paid the money by the accused, Willis Mhandu, in order for hi...
Businessman sues Chinamasa 4 January 2017 HARARE - Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro — who is frantically fighting to recover his money confiscated by police following his arrest on theft charges in 2008 — has dragged Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to the High Court seeking an order to compel the Treasury chief to release t...
Roadblocks have become ineffective 3 January 2017 EDITOR — It has become a trend in Zimbabwe during the festive season that on our highways there many   roadblocks that are meant to ensure public safety. Recently, I travelled by road from Harare to Murambinda, Chivhu and Harare and, as expected, I found many roadblocks on my way, but to my su...
2016 a year to forget for Zimbos 31 December 2016 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans, reeling from a myriad challenges, say 2016 ranks among the most horrible years the nation has had since the country gained its independence from Britain in April 1980, with President Robert Mugabe and his government looking completely clueless about resolving ...
Poor roads, roadblocks stall tourism 31 December 2016 MUTARE - Manicaland's tourism sector is being undermined by poor road infrastructure and ubiquitous police roadblocks on highways leading to the holiday destinations, hoteliers here have complained bitterly. Tourists travelling to the eastern highlands holiday destinations such as Mt Inyangani...
Army, police fail to pay $1,2m NetOne debt 29 December 2016 HARARE - The army and the police are reportedly failing to pay for services rendered by mobile network provider, NetOne, according to documents at hand. The army, which recently splashed millions on top-of-the-range vehicles, is failing to settle a $1 million debt, while the police owed the fi...
State reopens Russian's trial 23 December 2016 HARARE - The State has reopened its case against a Russian national — Steven Sugden — accused of infiltrating the registrar-general (RG)’s office and obtaining fake passports. Sugden was apprehended by police’s Serious Fraud Squad in December last year and was charged with two counts of fraud ...
Stone broke govt hikes road fines 11 December 2016 HARARE - Long-suffering motorists should brace themselves for yet another steep hike in the cost of driving, with the country's broke government giving notice on Thursday that road traffic fines will rise significantly from early next year as desperate authorities look for revenue from all possib...
Zanu PF favours defence over health 10 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's collapsing public health sector, which has seen hospitals running out of drugs and potable water among other things, has once again been overlooked as a priority area by President Robert Mugabe's misfiring  government — which reduced its budget allocation despite the humungous...
Arrest Jonathan Moyo: Mliswa 8 December 2016 HARARE - Independent Norton MP Temba Mliswa yesterday called for the arrest of Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo on allegations of abuse of public funds. Moyo was recently in the eye of a storm over corruption allegations that saw him appear before the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission...
MDC appeals against rally ban 19 November 2016 BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court here seeking to overturn a police ban on their planned rally at Zvishavane Park on Sunday. This comes after officer commanding Zvishavane, chief superintendent Edward Ncube, blocked the event arg...
Code signing ceremony disruption condemned 19 November 2016 HARARE - Welshman Ncube's MDC condemned police for breaking up a signing ceremony where Dumiso Dabengwa's Zapu was set to formally join the Coalition for Democrats (Code). Calling the reaction a sign of a regime that is engulfed in fear and confusion, one party to the Code sought to show their...
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...
Protesters warn police against crushing demo 18 November 2016 HARARE - Protesters have warned law enforcement agents against crushing today's “mega demonstration”, saying the situation could spiral out of control if heavy-handed methods are used. National Vendors Union (Navuz leader) Sten Zvorwadza told a press conference yesterday that they have been in...
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...
Police block Bulawayo demo 16 November 2016 BULAWAYO - Police here have refused to clear a demonstration by civic society organisations, citing the grouping’s failure to file their application within stipulated time. The protest — under the banner #This Constitution, Our Constitution Campaign — was targeted at compelling President Rober...
New development in Chombo jail case 15 November 2016 HARARE - A Mutare businessman who has been battling to recover his money that was illegally taken by police in 2008 has upped the ante against Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo and the police force by applying for a court order to seize government property. Although Tendai Blessing Mangwir...
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 fights to stay out of prison 11 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has launched a spirited bid to avoid doing jail time by filing a Supreme Court appeal against the 90-day jail term that was imposed on him this week by the High Court, after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failing to comply with an order...
Man fraudulently claims $1 500 at roadblock 11 November 2016 HARARE - A Chitungwiza man, who reportedly hoodwinked police officers into believing that he was the owner of $1 500 that had been found at a road block appeared in court yesterday. Simbarashe Mudzvamuse, 37, of New Zengeza 5, Chitungwiza appeared before Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti and...
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...
Chombo faces 90 days in prison 9 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister, Ignatius Chombo, faces 90 days in prison after failing to comply with a court order directing him to facilitate the release of $78 000 confiscated by police from a Mutare businessman — Tendai Blessing Mangwiro. Police, who are answerable to Chombo's ministry, se...