Articles tagged 'supreme court'

Blow for double dipping officials 23 August 2018 HARARE - In a landmark ruling that will affect many politicians, the Supreme Court has ruled that Joshua Muzamba cannot double as Binga Rural District Council (Binga RDC) chief executive officer and Zanu PF central committee member. The Supreme Court recently ruled that Muzamba must either res...
Drama at Supreme Court, as Khupe is humiliated by MDC T supporters 23 May 2018 HARARE - Hordes OF MDC T supporters, suspected to be rooting for Nelson Chamisa in the party's unresolved succession, yesterday swamped the Supreme Court and hurled insults at their former vice president Thokozani Khupe. This came as the Supreme Court directed the High Court to hold a trial to...
Bonyongwe clarifies Makarau roles 7 November 2017 HARARE - Justice minister Happyton Bonyongwe has dismissed as baseless and unfounded allegations by the opposition that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau is compromised by serving as a Supreme Court judge and leading the national elections body at the same time. The ...
Trek loses $45m Supreme Court garnishee appeal 21 October 2017 HARARE - Trek Petroleum (Private) Limited — one of the country's leading fuel retailers — faces an uncertain future after the Supreme Court threw out its urgent application to stop the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) from garnishing its bank accounts over a $45 million tax debt. Supreme Cou...
DeMbare appeal struck off 10 February 2017 HARARE - The Supreme Court has struck off the roll Dynamos' appeal against an arbitral award granted in favour of its former captain Guthrie Zhokinyi, who is demanding his salary and benefits amounting to $14 000. The matter was struck off the roll after Dynamos' lawyer Tawanda Zhuwarara sough...
Harare City settle Mawiwi lawsuit 27 January 2017 HARARE - Harare City have reached an out-of-court settlement with former coach Bigboy Mawiwi for $25 000 in unpaid salaries and terminal benefits. Lawyer for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) club told judges they wanted to withdraw the case which had been due to start in the Supreme Court yeste...
Mphoko keeps fighting Daily News in court 17 January 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, pictured, who has twice lost a staggering $50 million lawsuit in the High Court against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — the publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post — has now filed an appeal in the same matte...
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...
Chivayo demands judges' recusal 12 October 2016 HARARE - Businessman Wicknell Chivayo has written a letter to the Supreme Court registrar demanding the bench, handling his appeal against a conviction on money laundering charges, to recuse itself after one of the judges expressed discomfort in dealing with the matter.“ During the (previous) ...
Court throws out Nyarota's claims 1 February 2016 HARARE - Just as the specialist Labour Court did last year, the Supreme Court has now also dismissed fanciful claims by State media correspondent Geoffrey Nyarota that Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), publishers of the Daily News, employed and then dismissed him unfairly in 2010. The S...
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 appeals against 90-day jail term 25 August 2015 HARARE - Deputy chief secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Ray Ndhlukula, has appealed in the Supreme Court against a High Court order directing his 90-day imprisonment for contemptuously defying an order to stop evicting a Figtree farmer. Ndhlukula prodded ahead with efforts ...
'Remo wins landmark case' 20 November 2014 HARARE - Interfin Securities Limited (Interfin)’s failed Supreme Court bid, challenging a High Court order to return $3 million-plus worth of Remo Investment Brokers (Private) Limited (Remo) shares, has a potential to cause market havoc, analysts say. The latter’s lawyers also said following t...
Ranger on deathrow freed 2 July 2014 HARARE - The Supreme Court has removed from death row and freed a condemned senior game ranger in the department of National Parks and Wildlife who shot a poacher dead. Maxwell Bowa was sentenced to death by hanging on September 17 last year by the High Court in Gweru. He was charged for the f...
3 cops to hang 1 July 2014 HARARE - The High Court has sentenced three police officers to hang for robbery and murder. The ruling was handed down by High Court judge Justice Mwayera in Harare yesterday. Police officers Kudzai Madziro, Leeroy Muteyera and Ronald Sambo, murdered one of the security guards while robbing...
Top rights lawyer off the hook 27 March 2014 HARARE - Prominent Harare human rights lawyer Alec Muchadehama and a High Court registrar who were facing contempt of court charges are off the hook, after the Supreme Court struck off case. Muchadehama was jointly charged with Constance Gambara. Muchadehama in 2009 allegedly facilitated “t...
Supreme Court in landmark rape ruling 26 March 2014 HARARE - The Supreme Court yesterday awarded damages for pain and suffering to a Chegutu woman who was raped during a robbery attack, but dismissed her claim for State maintenance of her minor child. The Supreme Court awarded damages for pain and suffering she incurred as a result of the unwan...
Zesa employs fake degree holder 29 October 2013 HARARE - The Supreme Court has quashed a Labour Court ruling that a Zesa Holdings (Private) Limited (Zesa) human resources manager's salary be slashed after employing a fake degree holder. The electricity firm appealed to the Supreme Court after the Labour Court ruled that the manager Deporis ...
StanChart loses case to Chinese firm 14 October 2013 HARARE - The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) to pay back money it transferred to the central bank, belonging to a Chinese firm, China Shougang International. The appropriation of the funds followed a monetary statement issued by the RBZ in October 2007 centr...
Court shelves Chiyangwa's appeal 18 September 2013 HARARE - The Supreme Court has indefinitely postponed Harare businessperson Phillip Chiyangwa's appeal against the Administrative Court's ruling confirming the compulsory acquisition of his 780-hectares of land near Waterfalls, Harare. Judges Luke Malaba, Paddington Garwe and Antonia Guvava ye...
Supreme Court shelves MDC feud ruling 26 March 2013 HARARE - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has reserved judgment in a case in which Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara is fighting Industry minister Welshman Ncube for the breakaway MDC presidency. Ncube, who is the current leader of the smaller formation of the MDC, will remain party preside...
Supreme Court throws out Madhuku's appeal 14 March 2013 HARARE - The Supreme Court has thrown out National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) chairperson Lovemore Madhuku s appeal against President Robert Mugabe s gazetted date for the holding of a referendum. Madhuku had first filed an urgent High Court chamber application against Mugabe and Zimbabwe Elec...
Supreme Court to hear Kunonga appeal 10 January 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Supreme Court will next week set down a final appeal by a renegade Anglican bishop who is challenging the dismissal by the High Court of an urgent application to stop evictions from church properties he had unlawfully seized. Ex-communicated Bishop Nolbert Kunonga s appeal aga...
Supreme Court quashes Airforce captain's dismissal 23 November 2012 HARARE - The Supreme Court has quashed a ruling made by the Court Martial to dismiss an Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) officer over alleged negligence and failure to discharge his duties. The highest court in the land ruled that the Court Martial erred in dismissing Reason Chigogo as it had not foll...