Articles tagged 'vakayi chikwekwe'

Magaya queries PG's decision 6 December 2016 HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Walter Magaya has queried the prosecutor general's decision to continue and try him over rape charges although the complainant has asserted that she falsely accused the popular cleric. This comes after prosecutor Michael Mugabe atte...
An ode to provincial magistrate Chikwekwe 4 December 2016 HARARE - A much-respected and long-standing Harare provincial magistrate last week retired from the courts after years of distinguished service. Vakayi Chikwekwe has taken up a job as Gweru City Council's new chamber secretary. Chikwekwe is credited with being a key figure in ensuring the s...
Magaya rape charges set to be dropped 30 November 2016 HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) founder Walter Magaya will be back in the dock today as the cleric anticipates a withdrawal of alleged rape charges after the complainant procedurally filed an affidavit to drop the case. Magaya is set to appear before Harare provinci...
Moyo, Gandawa score court relief 6 November 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe yesterday dismissed the State's warrant of arrest application against Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo, while also releasing his deputy Godfrey Gandawa on $500 bail, after he had spent a night in prison over the fraud allegations that the two are...
Magistrate blasts Lumumba 3 August 2016 HARARE - Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe yesterday blasted former Zanu PF youth leader William Mutumanje — also known as Acie Lumumba — and told him to “put his house in order” after he brought a third different lawyer to represent him yesterday. Last week, Mutumanje — who recent...
Tomana wants magistrate to recuse self from case 8 July 2016 HARARE - Suspendend Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana yesterday petitioned the magistrate who handled his bail application on a criminal abuse of duty case to recuse himself so as to avoid judicial bias. Tomana's case has been handled by Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe since the...
Magistrate, author rolled into one 26 June 2016 HARARE - He has handed out countless rulings, presided over hundreds of cases and “lost count of” all the criminals he has locked up. Harare provincial magistrate, Vakayi Chikwekwe, 49, is a man of many talents and has a passion for the pen when he is not with the gavel. Although public pro...
Tomana's trial fails to kick off 28 April 2016 HARARE - Prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana's trial on a criminal abuse of duty charge failed to kick off yesterday as prosecutors handling the matter unconditionally deferred it to June 1. Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe then relaxed Tomana's reporting conditions from once every...
'Tomana not above the law' 23 February 2016 HARARE - Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana's application challenging his placement on remand was thrown out yesterday after a Harare magistrate ruled that only President Robert Mugabe enjoyed immunity from arrest under the law. Tomana, 48, is facing charges of criminal abuse of office and obs...
Press gagged in Mugabe 'bombing' trial 17 February 2016 HARARE - The High Court has barred the media from covering proceedings in a criminal case of four men, including two soldiers, on charges of plotting to bomb President Robert Mugabe's dairy outside Harare. A director of Military Intelligence sought and got the gag order, which was presented ye...
Vapositori seek freedom 8 June 2014 HARARE - Twenty-four members of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani’s Johanne Masowe Church have approached the High Court seeking bail. The magistrate’s court this week remanded the 24 vapositori, along with six others, in custody to June 16. The vapositori, who are facing charges of public viole...
We were tortured: Vapositori 4 June 2014 HARARE - Members of the of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani's Johanne Masowe Church, who thumped police officers and journalists last week, have made sensational claims that they were tortured while in custody by vengeful law enforcement agents. As 24 of them yesterday appeared before Harare magi...