Crime & Courts

Ministers sued over suspect’s death

Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and his Justice counterpart, Ziyambi Ziyambi have been taken to the High Court by a Chitungwiza man who is seeking $420 000 compensation for the death of his son who succumbed to injuries inflicted by a mob and police officers. According to court papers, the deceased Witness Mashereni was severely attacked by members of the ...

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‘Registrar-General officials are corrupt’

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has raised grave concern over rampant corruption, dereliction of duty and arrogance by staffers at the Registrar-General’s (RG) Office. The RG’s Office is responsible for issuing birth certificates, national identity cards, passports, citizenships and death certificates. ZHRC commissioner Joseph Kurebwa yesterday blasted officials from the RG’s Office for being corrupt and rude. Kurebwa’s tongue-lashing ...

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Joram Gumbo yet to appear in court

Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring Joram McDonald Gumbo briefly appeared at the Harare magistrates court today before being taken back to Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ZACC) head office before his initial court appearance. His lawyer Mr Selby Hwacha said he did not know why his client had been called back. “We have been recalled ...

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Small house, wife in near fist fight

A FIERCE war of words which almost degenerated into an exchange of blows erupted between an angry city married woman and her husband’s side chick at the Mutare Magistrates’ Civil court on Wednesday this week following the granting of a protection order in favour of the small house. Memory Muringi teamed up with friends and cornered her husband’s lover, who ...

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Bogus CIO serial fraudster remanded in custody

A SERIAL fraudster who allegedly masqueraded as a top Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) officer and a close security aide to President Emmerson Mnangagwa before duping Ingwebu Breweries of 375 litres of fuel and $1 200 appeared in court yesterday. Henessy Dube (40) of Entumbane suburb allegedly met Ingwebu Breweries managing director Mr Dumisani Mhlanga and produced a fake CIO identity ...

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Police question Chibwe over anti-riot helmets

POLICE yesterday questioned Mitchel Chibwe in connection with the Zimbabwe Republic Police anti-riot and city council helmets which were recovered in the basement of Robinson House on Saturday night. Chibwe’s lawyer Mr Kudzai Rangarirai of Mtisi Law Chambers confirmed that his client was invited to Harare Central Police Station for questioning and later released without any charges. “He (Chibwe) bought ...

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Court reserves judgement in ZPC, Chivayo fight

The Supreme Court has reserved ruling in a contract battle between businessman Wicknell Chivayo and the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC), after hearing arguments by lawyers representing both parties. This comes as the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is seeking prosecuting powers for at least 200 high-profile cases and controversial businessman has been desperate to fend off State appeals against his High Court ...

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NetOne in trouble over unlawful deal

NETONE Cellular is now seeking High Court’s intervention after an unlawful deal between the company and Formula Telecom Solutions (FTS) Limited, an Israel company which produces billing and call centre equipment for telecommunication services, went sour. The mobile telecommunications company has approached the High Court seeking a favour as it is set to appear before a London court in two ...

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Oppah Muchinguri sued over coup murder

THE family of slain Central Intelligence organisation operative Peter Munetsi has sued Defence and War Veterans minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri for US$185 627 (ZWL$2 840 093 as of yesterday’s inter-bank rate) over the brutal killing of the senior spy at the height of the coup in 2017. Munetsi’s wife Rossie and son Peter Junior, who are being represented by lawyer Denford ...

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Mphoko due in court on November 12

The trial of former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who is facing charges of criminal abuseof office, will take place from November 12 to 15. Mphoko allegedly instructed junior officers at Avondale Police Station in Harare to release former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) acting chief executive Moses Juma and former board member Davison Norupiri, who was Zinara’s finance committee chairperson, ...

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