Crime & Courts

Mnangagwa summons Billy Rautenbach

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has summoned controversial businessman Billy Rautenbach to answer to charges that he is denying thousands of Chingwizi villagers access to potable water after fencing off boreholes and grazing land in Nuanetsi Ranch. Speaking at a thank you rally at Rutenga Primary School in Mwenezi on Saturday, Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Ezra Chadzamira said Rautenbach — who has ...

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Chamisa’s ally wants Mnangagwa’s govt to pay for Bulawayo looting

Government must pay for the looting that occurred in Bulawayo last month, the secretary-general of the main MDC party Douglas Mwonzora has said. Mwonzora was reacting to sentiments by Zanu-PF politburo member and former youth league boss Absolom Sikhosana who boldly declared recently that the organisers of the protests should pay for the damages caused. Sikhosana was part of a ...

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Zimbabwean man jailed for life for killing SA doctor

A 29-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man was on Wednesday condemned to life imprisonment by a Lephalale High Court in Limpopo province for killing a South African doctor. Petrus Standford Moyo, was also sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder, another 30 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances, one year for trespassing, 13 years for house breaking and theft. He was also slapped ...

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Supa Mandiwanzira back in court

Former Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security minister Supa Mandiwanzira is back in court today for a trial that has been delayed by what the court described as “lack of seriousness” by the State. Mandiwanzira was arrested last November and is in court facing criminal abuse of office charges. The matter has been in fits and starts.

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Matanga, Mathema face jail over $58 000 debt

Home Affairs minister Cain Mathema and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) commissioner-general Godwin Matanga are facing three months in jail for contempt of court. This comes after a company contracted to do construction work at police institutions won a $58 000 civil claim against the law enforcement agency, which is now refusing to pay for the services rendered even after ...

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‘Rape’ cases by soldiers irk Mnangagwa’s govt

The government says it has noted with deep concern allegations that some rogue elements among the security services allegedly raped women during the course of their duty during the recent disturbances. In a statement, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said rape is a heinous crime and congnisant of that, it is the duty of the ...

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Lawyers in urgent meeting over army killings.

The Law Society of Zimbabwe has invited all lawyers to attend an Extraordinary General meeting to discuss the state of lawless in the country particularly the one happening in the courts where accused persons arrested of participating in violent protests are denied their constitutional rights. In an invitation letter to lawyers LSZ said, “Whereas the Council has considered the state ...

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Petrol Zimbabwe boss arrested

Catherine Katsande the Petro-Zim general manager, has been arrested and is facing charges of fraud after allegedly conniving with Zadzisai Chizema, the Kaltrade Investments manager, in swindling PetroZim of US$156 000. An investigating officer in the matter confirmed last night said that the duo were arrested afternoon and were due to appear in court today.

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Mnangagwa’s prosecutor General appointment above board

The appointment of Kumbirai Hodzi as the country’s substantive Prosecutor General was above board, the government has said. He took the oath of office yesterday before President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House, Harare. Hodzi had been the acting prosecutor general since the resignation of Ray Goba last year. Virginia Mabhiza, the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs permanent secretary, told the ...

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Chief magistrate arrested over Kasukuwere

CHIEF Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe was arrested yesterday on alleged criminal abuse of office after he offered work-related attachment to former Cabinet ministers Saviour Kasukuwere and Supa Mandiwandira at the Harare magistrates’ court where they are appearing for alleged corruption. He spent the night at Rhodesville Police Station pending his appearance in court today. Kasukuwere and Mandiwanzira are law students at ...

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