Articles tagged 'court'

Biti trial opens can of worms 12 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of MDC national chairperson Tendai Biti, pictured, who is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act, opened a can of worms yesterday with the defence team revealing scintillating details of behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that seem to compromise the independence of the Judi...
More and more wives sue 'homewreckers' 4 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean courts are getting inundated with lawsuits of estranged wives suing what they have termed “scheming seductresses” for stealing their men. More and more wives are demanding hefty financial damages from “small houses” for alienation of affection. In most of the cases, the wiv...
Government nails Walter Magaya 3 November 2018 HARARE - In a surreal development, Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder, Walter Magaya, appeared in court yesterday — where he was charged with distributing and advertising his controversial HIV/Aids herbs without regulatory approval. This happened after Magaya was arrest...
Sabhuku Vharazipi defends $218k suit 3 November 2018 HARARE - Actor David Mubaiwa, popularly known as Sabhuku Vharazipi, pictured, is mounting a spirited defence in a bid to overturn a High Court judgment that directed him to pay $218 000 to Ziya Cultural Arts Trust. In his defence, Sabhuku Vharazipi argues that he is entitled to the money gener...
Nyagura hit with 27 further charges 3 November 2018 HARARE - The Procurement Authority of Zimbabwe has nailed former University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura for allegedly abusing his office to prejudice the university of thousands of dollars. Nyagura was arrested on Thursday by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following ...
Christ Embassy in messy rentals row 3 November 2018 HARARE - Star Africa has been locked in a legal battle with its tenant Christ Embassy after the church allegedly breached a lease agreement compelling it to pay rentals worth $1 495 before the first of every month. Star Africa operates as a holding company with interest in providing food, beve...
Grace Mugabe sister's bail conditions relaxed 2 November 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe's sister, Shuvayi Gumbochuma who was charged with fraudulently processing the sale of State land before paying for it has successfully applied to have her bail conditions relaxed. Gumbochuma, through her lawyer Lovemore Madhuku had applied to have variou...
Magistrate rejects Komichi demands 2 November 2018 HARARE - Harare magistrate Elisha Singano yesterday threw out MDC vice president Morgen Komichi's demand to have sight of V11 forms used to form the basis of the charges against him. Komichi is facing charges of going to the podium at the Harare International Conference Centre during the annou...
Court queries Genius, Wicknell trial delay 10 October 2018 HARARE – A Harare regional magistrate yesterday questioned the delay in prosecution of businessmen Genius Kadungure and Wicknell Chivhayo who are facing corruption charges dating back to 2012. Regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire who is presiding over Kadungure and Chivayo's fraud trial ordered...
Tyson allocated week of prosecution 10 October 2018 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Special Anti-Corruption Unit has dedicated a week to prosecute former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere on corruption charges. Kasukuwere is now being represented by Charles Chinyama after Jonathan Samukange renounced agency last week. He a...
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...
Chidhakwa, Gudyanga apply for remand refusal 9 October 2018 HARARE – Former Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa and Civil Service Commission permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga have applied for further remand refusal in a case they are alleged to have misappropriated $29 000 in board sitting allowances. Chidhakwa is being accused of appointing Gudyanga as...
Robbers target money changers 9 October 2018 HARARE – Armed robbers are targeting illegal foreign currency dealers, operating on the streets of Zimbabwe's major towns, with the latest incident seeing a Harare man being robbed of $44 000. Ironically, the money changers are themselves committing an illegality by contravening Exchange Contr...
Man to change plea in 'Chigumba tweet' saga 6 October 2018 HARARE - A former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and charged with criminal insult plans to change his plea. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was char...
Soldiers sexually abused MDC election agents: Biti 12 August 2018 HARARE - Tendai Biti has accused Zimbabwean soldiers of sexually abusing MDC Alliance election agents during the July 30 harmonised elections,  with some agents in Mutoko telling him such abuse was “rampant” there. Biti appeared emotional while announcing the cases during a court hearing on Fr...
Biti fights charges 11 August 2018   HARARE - MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti yesterday challenged the authority of Zimbabwean courts to prosecute him, arguing that he was “abducted” from the Zambian government, which denied him asylum on Wednesday. Biti is being charged with contravening the Electoral Act by prematurely ...
Mnangagwa caught offside again 11 August 2018   HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's stunning revelation that he ordered the release of MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti on Thursday has been condemned by the legal fraternity, which strongly feels that it has exposed how the Executive interferes with court processes. In an image-...
High Court grants Chivayo $2k bail 11 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, pictured below, was yesterday granted $2 000 bail by the High Court. Chivayo had been condemned to remand prison after he was denied bail at the Harare Magistrates' Court on Monday on grounds that he was a flight risk. Chivayo and hi...
Biti arrested, granted bail 11 August 2018     HARARE – Tendai Biti — a senior MDC Alliance official — was arrested in the early hours of Thursday before he was made to appear in court later in the day, facing charges of violating the Electoral Act. He was released on bail. A fierce critic of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa...
Mashayamombe in court over political violence 21 June 2018 HARARE - Expelled Zanu PF Harare political commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe has been dragged to court after reportedly staging violence against erstwhile party supporters who backed his ouster. Mashayamombe, 32, was jointly charged with  Peckias Murindi, 27, Joseph Gakaka, 31, Vengai Mutepaire,...
Real estate con man busted 21 June 2018 HARARE - A Harare man reportedly duplicated a residential stand owner's national identity card before using it to dupe prospective home seekers. Daison Zvomuuya, 58, was apprehended intending to pounce on his second target. He appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa yesterday. ...
Chiwenga's mother-in-law drags Zanu PF to High Court 18 May 2018 HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's mother-in-law, Helga Mubaiwa, has dragged the ruling Zanu PF party to the High Court challenging the outcome of the recently-conducted primary elections. Mubaiwa lost the poll to rival, Munyaradzi Kashambe, who was declared the winner to represent...
Women rapists resurface 15 April 2018 HARARE - The bizarre cases of women ganging up, kidnapping men and raping them has resurfaced again after a Harare man was recently drugged and driven to Rusape one early morning after being offered transport in a Toyota Prado by four women. People are reminded of sisters Sophie and Netsai Nho...
Muchechetere fraud trial to commence 4 April 2018 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings chief executive Happison Muchechetere will now stand trial on charges of contravening the Procurement Act over the irregular purchase of an outside broadcasting (OB) van after the Constitutional Court(Con-Court) threw out his attempt to stop his prosecut...
Walter Magaya escapes jail 4 April 2018 HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Walter Magaya has escaped a bid by Prosecutor-General Ray Goba to have him incarcerated after pleading not guilty to rape, unlawful termination of pregnancy and defeating course of justice charges. Goba had told High Court judg...