Crime & Courts

MIssing Zimbabwe doctor found alive

A Bulawayo doctor has said he got contacted by someone saying they had seen missing Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting chairperson Dr Peter Mugobeyi who was abducted almost a week ago. Dr Solwayo Ngwenya, a clinical director at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, posted on Twitter saying a “disoriented” Mugobeyi was seen looking for transport to Harare. “Someone called to say ...

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Top businessman convicted for stealing Zesa cables

Top Zvishavane businessman Kudakwashe Diza (43) and his companion Mark Tiweni (39) were yesterday slapped with a 48-month jail sentence each for stealing 810kg of aluminium cables belonging to Zesa Holdings. Zvishavane magistrate Archie Wochiunga suspended 18 months of the sentence as the power utility had managed to recover the cables, leaving the duo to serve a 30-month jail term ...

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Mugabe’s son-in-law acquitted

The late former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore has been acquitted at the Harare Magistrate’s Court after a High Court judge threw away the lower court’s verdict to dismiss his application for discharge at the close of the State’s case. Chikore, who was ZimAirways chief executive at the time, was accused of unlawful detention of former ZimAirways legal head ...

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ZACC investigates EcoCash agents for selling cash

The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission says it is investigating EcoCash agents using their unfair advantage to sell cash at prohibitive rates. Zimbabwe has over the years faced an acute shortage of cash resulting in some enterprising people with access to cash, selling it with a markup of up to 30 percent. ZACC said while it was investigating the EcoCash agents, ...

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Cop brings wife, boss infidelity pictures to court

A POLICE officer from Bulawayo, who brought pictures to court to prove that his superior was having an affair with his wife, got the shock of his life when his boss said it was mistaken identity as the woman in the picture just looked like his wife. Mr Taurai Tapedzanyika, a police officer whose rank was not revealed in court, ...

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3 arrested over counterfeit fuel coupons

Police in Mutoko have arrested three men who allegedly sold fake Petrotrade Service Station fuel coupons worth $22 000 to unsuspecting motorists in Mutoko. Following the arrest, the police discovered more counterfeit coupons worth $55 000 at the accused’s house in Chitungwiza. Edwin Katsande (27), Beloved Areshu (24) and Patrick Alifandika have been charged with fraud for selling counterfeit fuel ...

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‘Old Mutual board, Manuel in breach of SA Constitution’

Embattled former Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has lodged an urgent application for the board of Old Mutual and its chairperson Trevor Manuel to be declared as having deliberately interfered with the functioning of the courts. In a new affidavit, the on-again, off-again Old Mutual head stated that his second axing by the financial services giant on August 22 was ...

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Mnangagwa top ally ‘Queen B’ in $1 billion storm

TREASURY failed to account for about US$1,03 billion it paid to Sakunda Holdings, a company owned by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s close ally and adviser, Kudakwashe Tagwirei, under the fabled Command Agriculture programme from 2017 to date, it has emerged. Command Agriculture is an agricultural scheme that was introduced in 2016 aimed at ensuring food self-sufficiency through supporting farmers with irrigation ...

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300 Zimbabweans nabbed in Musina blitz

ABOUT 300 people believed to be Zimbabweans were on Wednesday arrested around Musina, including the Beitbridge Border Post areas, for allegedly flouting South African immigration laws, officials in South Africa have said. Among those arrested was a suspected human trafficker, caught with a two-year-old undocumented Zimbabwean toddler during a joint operation code-named “Basadi”, supervised by Mamane Dickson Masemola, a member ...

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Court throws away RTGS$ challenge

THE High Court has dismissed with costs an application filed by Harare businessman and University of Zimbabwe lecturer, Shakespear Hamauswa, challenging the legality of the Real Time Gross Settlement dollar (RTGS$) as legal tender and the Presidential (Temporal Measures) Act evoked by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to introduce the currency. High Court judge Justice Alpheus Chitakunye, who received the application, ruled ...

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