Crime & Courts

40 rowdy youths arrested after drinking spree in CBD

POLICE have arrested 40 rowdy youths who went on the rampage in Bulawayo’s CBD following a drinking binge over the weekend. Scores of under-age children flocked to various drinking spots in the city centre from last Friday, a day after the first term of school ended. Those who were denied entry into nightspots were seen loitering and drinking alcohol forcing ...

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Strive Masiyiwa’s court papers rejected on a technicality

The South African High Court has not accepted an application presented by Douglas Mboweni on a technicality arguing that the respondent was the CEO of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, and was not in a capacity to present Econet Wireless Global, Technomag reported. The stinging issue is about allegations made by Vlogger Rutendo Benson Matinyarare, alleging that Econet Wireless founder Mr Strive ...

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State seeks to rescind Supa Mandiwanzira’s acquittal

The State is seeking to petition the High Court for a rescission of the judgment acquitting former minister Supa Mandiwanzira of criminal abuse of office charges that was delivered on Wednesday. The decision was granted in default after all the listed respondents – trial magistrate Mr Elijah Makomo, Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi and the National Prosecuting Authority — failed to ...

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Robbers steal diamond ore in Zimbabwe, arrested

A gang of suspected robbers on Monday morning sneaked into Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company’s operating areas in Chiadzwa and entered a pit with ore that had been exposed earlier in the day. The permanent secretary of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting services Nick Mangwana said two of the suspects have been arrested and in investigations are underway

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Supa Mandiwanzira acquitted

Former Minister Supa Mandiwanzira heaved a sigh of relief yesterday after the High Court acquitted him on one of the criminal abuse of office charges involving a $218 million auditing contract signed by NetOne and a South African company. Justice Nicholas Mathonsi granted the defence application for review of the trial court proceedings, in which Mandiwanzira sought to set aside ...

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Police arrest suspected ZANU PF thug

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced that it has located one Litten Chikoore who was filmed in a video that has gone viral on social media assaulting a person he accused of stealing form him. “The ZRP is appealing for information which may assist to locate the complainant in a social media post which went viral recently. In the ...

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Zesa loses $580,000 lawsuit

A Bikita businessman is smiling all the way to the bank after the High Court ordered power utility, ZETDC to pay him US$580 000 incurred as loss of business after the power company unilaterally switched off power at his business premises at Nyika Growth Point. It is Christimas come early for Charles Musimiki who has finally won a civil dispute ...

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Mugabe never wanted Mohadi as VP?

Norton MP Temba Mliswa is leading calls for the arrest of Vice President Kembo Mohadi who reportedly attacked his ex wife Tambudzani Bhudagi Mohadi and threatened to shoot her over the weekend. The man in charge of national peace and reconciliation travelled with CIOs and 25 police officers who watched helplessly as he stormed his ex-wife’s home and seized cars. ...

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Zinara pays US$589k to non-existent firm

The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) paid out over half a million United States dollars to a non-existent company between 2012 and 2013 under its “special projects arrangement”, investigations have revealed. An audit by Grant Thornton shows that cumulatively, Zinara paid Bermipools US$589 748, 94 in two years. Grant Thornton also established that Bermipools is one of the companies that ...

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Jonathan Moyo sued over electricity arrears

Exiled former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has been hit with a civil suit after allegedly failing to pay $32 000 electricity arrears for his Mazowe farm. Moyo, who is represented by his wife, Beatrice, has since approached the High Court with an application for condonation for late filing of his response. He claimed in his papers that he failed to ...

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