Crime & Courts

Amnesty International Zimbabwe suspended after fraud probe

Amnesty International on Thursday (May 30) suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group. Amnesty issued a statement saying “an extensive forensic audit was conducted in late 2018 which uncovered evidence of fraud and serious financial mismanagement”. It said that the Zimbabwe branch had been suspended ...

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Mnangagwa claims that days of cartels over

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says corruption in form of either act of commission or omission by government officials will not be tolerated, declaring that days of cartels are over. He said this at the launch of Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) this Thursday morning. “Corruption will not be condoned. Let’s turn a new ...

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Mugabe’s ex-minister loses estate over US$766k bank loan

Former Mines and Mining Development deputy minister Fred Moyo has lost his family property and estate after the High Court recently ruled in favour of Stanbic Bank which is seeking to recover over US$766 000 it is owed. The judgment seizing Moyo’s property and estate was delivered by Justice Edith Mushore after an earlier auction of some of Moyo’s property ...

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Sir Wicknell to lose Gwanda solar project

Maverick businessman Wicknell Chivayo might soon lose the contract to build the Gwanda solar plant after the new Minister of Energy and Power Development Advocate Fortune Chasi said there were irregularities in awarding that tender to him. Chivayo’s company was awarded an advance money of USD$5 million to build a solar plant in Hwange that shall feed into the national ...

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MDC MP Joana Mamombe arrested again

Members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police on Wednesday detained MDC Member of Parliament Hon Joana Ruvimbo Mamombe at Harare Central. She was invited for questioning by Law and Order before being arrested and detained. Meanwhile 7 CSOs leaders are in detention facing charges of subversion. They face up to 20 years in prison without an option of a fine if ...

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Mliswa tells Mnangagwa to emulate Mugabe

Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to emulate Former President Robert Mugabe is dealing with corrupt individuals surrounding him. Mliswa was commenting on the ongoing NSSA audit that is being conducted. “Let’s hope those handling the NSSA audit report don’t try implicate  Patrick Zhuwao as he was only a Minister for a short time and ...

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Zesa pursues Mnangagwa ally over $414,000 electricity debt

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), which announced rolling power cuts early this week, is owed millions of dollars by top government officials. Reduced electricity production at the Kariba Power Station owing to low water levels at Lake Kariba has seen ZESA introduce a load shedding programme, with households and companies going for as many as eight hours without power ...

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Prosecutor arrested over Chombo’s passport

A SENIOR Harare prosecutor was arrested yesterday on criminal abuse of office charges after he allegedly consented to the release of a passport belonging to former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing several corruption allegations. Tapiwa Kasema was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti-Guwuriro, who remanded him to June 5 on $150 bail. Kasema ...

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Terrence Mukupe faces jail over debt

Former Finance deputy minister Terrence Mukupe is facing jail over a US$24 237 debt after Quality Insurance Company approached the High Court seeking an order to have him caged over a 2012 debt. The insurance firm issued summons for civil imprisonment against Mukupe at the High Court. He is yet to respond to the litigation. In its declaration, Quality Insurance ...

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Chombo barred from travelling to SA

A FORMER Cabinet minister was on Sunday forced to abort his trip after security agents forcibly took his passport at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare. Ignatius Chombo’s passport was released to him on Friday last week after the National Prosecution Authority consented to his application for the release on the grounds that he wanted to seek medical attention ...

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