Crime & Courts

Councillors concerned over mining activities around Bulawayo city

Bulawayo City Councillors have expressed concerns over the mining activities around the city as they discussed an application for a Special Grant To Mine at Wood Lock Mine. (During the full concil meeting the Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo declared an interest and recused himself during consideration of this item. Councillor Gideon Mangena was opposed to the recommendation of the Town ...

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HIV+ nurse fired

A Harare nurse, who failed to disclose her HIV status during her recruitment, has been left jobless after her employer, St Anne’s Hospital discovered that she was indeed positive after serving the institution for two years. The woman was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 while she was employed at Avenues Clinic in Harare. She resigned in 2006 due to ill ...

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Wicknell Chivayo arrested

Controversial and high-living Harare businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, was arrested at the crack of dawn at his home yesterday in connection with his power deals which saw him being advanced $5 million before work commenced at one of the contentious projects. Among the deals, the burly businessman was awarded a $200 million tender for the Gwanda Solar Project. ZPC senior management ...

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Chivayo feels heat over Zesa projects

Controversial  Harare businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, is staring down the barrel of a gun as the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) and Parliament turn the heat on him in a bid to have his power deals cancelled. This comes as Zesa Holdings chief executive, Josh Chifamba, confirmed to the Daily News On Sunday yesterday that a board meeting would be held ...

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Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. Mr Zuma’s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: “Yes, I would believe her.” In 2006 Mr Zuma was found not guilty of raping ...

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Chombo’s vast property empire under the spotlight

FORMER finance minister Ignatius Chombo amassed vast tracts of prime land across the country by grabbing the 20% commonage land which developers are mandated by the Local Government Act to reserve for the construction of government premises such as police stations, schools and offices, the Zimbabwe Independent has learnt. Local Government ministry sources this week said Chombo, who was Local ...

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Zesa demands $5 million back from Wicknell Chivayo

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority Holdings (Zesa) board will meet next week to deliberate on energy contracts awarded to dodgy businessman Wicknell Chivayo (pictured) amid reports parliament will soon move a motion requesting the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to cancel energy deals that were awarded to his Intratrek company, the Zimbabwe Independent has heard. This comes at a time ZPC ...

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Chombo suffered from ‘mob rule’

Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a plethora of charges, ranging from fraud, criminal abuse of office and corruption, was yesterday released on $5 000 bail by High Court judge Justice Edith Mushore. As part of his stringent bail conditions, Chombo was ordered to surrender his passport, report at Marlborough Police Station three times a day, not to ...

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D-Day for Chombo

Former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a slew of corruption charges, will know his fate today when the High Court makes a ruling on his appeal for bail. This comes amid reports that Chombo’s co-accused, arrested on allegations of facilitating the transfer of council property worth over $900 000 into the former Finance Minister’s name, have been granted ...

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1893 calls for a Matebele ‘Gukurahundi’ Genocide Demo in London on the 23rd December 2017

The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (1893 MHRRM) plans to conduct demonstrations against the Zimbabwean government for the genocide this government committed against the Matebele people in 1983 and against its pogrom of on-going oppression of the Matebele people in Zimbabwe. The Demos are planned to take place on the 23rd December 2017 in the United Kingdom, South Africa ...

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