Crime & Courts

Criminals posing as fingerprints vetting agents

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned the public to be wary of criminals masquerading as agents helping in the processing of certificates or clearance (vetting of fingerprint forms), saying the force does not use third parties. The public is therefore urged to exercise diligence when taking their fingerprints for vetting. Vetting of fingerprints is done solely at the Criminal ...

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Zinara bosses acquitted

The High Court has acquitted five Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives who had been accused of fraudulently transferring more than $2 million into bogus companies’ accounts in a suspected shady loan deal. High Court judge Emy Tsanga yesterday ruled that the five, Simon Mudzingwa Taranhike, Shadreck Matengabadza, Stephen Matute, Givemore Tendai Kufa and Precious Murove, had not committed any ...

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Top lawyer faces deregistration

Top Harare lawyer Aston Musunga is in trouble after one of his clients reported him to the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) for allegedly causing him to buy a property in which another party has claim. The two parties are now before the High Court, where LSZ is seeking to nail the seasoned lawyer for misconduct. This was after his ...

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‘Jonathan Moyo congratulates Khupe’

Former Zanu-PF spin doctor Professor Jonathan Moyo has congratulated Dr Thokozani Khupe after the dismissal of High Court application that was launched by Advocate Nelson Chamisa led MDC-T faction in the fight over the ownership of the party name and symbols. Prof Moyo tweeted “Congratulations. And the reasons for the dismissal of the case with costs?,” responding to Khupe’s deputy ...

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Angry nurses drag Chiwenga to court

Defiant nurses have dragged Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and the government to court, as they seek an order barring authorities from terminating their contracts over last week’s nationwide strike which brought the public health system to a standstill. In their urgent application filed in the High Court yesterday, the nurses representative body, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association argued that the government’s ...

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Mugabe to appear in court

FORMER President Robert Mugabe is tomorrow expected to appear at the Harare Magistrates’ Court to personally testify against a senior army officer accused of stealing his computers at Zimbabwe House. Pepukai Zvakavapano, a Presidential Guard corporal, claimed two weeks ago that Mugabe gave him the computers as a donation, prompting the State to summon the former Head of State to ...

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Man bashes Ex-wife for ‘infecting him with HIV’

A 35-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo flew into a rage and assaulted his 21-year-old ex-wife, accusing her of infecting him with HIV. A court heard that Tosh Munyambizi from Nketa 9 suburb struck his ex-wife, Ms Sibongile Ndarimani, with a stone and slapped her in public after he found out he was HIV positive. Munyambizi told the court that he was ...

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Zesa sues Mutasa over $69,000 debt

FORMER State Security minister and deposed Zanu-PF stalwart Didymus Mutasa is facing mounting debts with power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), taking him to court early this week over a $69 043 energy bill. The power utility approached the High Court on Monday this week and issued summons against the former politburo member, who is yet to ...

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Zimbabweans ordered to surrender their guns to police

Police’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has urged members of the public in possession of firearms either lawfully or illegally to surrender them to police stations countrywide for verification. In a statement today, CID acting spokesperson Detective Assistant Inspector Portia Chinho said the verification exercise was necessary as some licenced holders were no longer in the same position as they were ...

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Chihuri shouldn’t behave like a fugitive

The whereabouts of former Zimbabwe Republic Police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri have remained a mystery after he twice failed to appear before the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy. When he appeared before the committee on Mines and Energy, his successor Godwin Matanga said they could not locate him. Chihuri has since failed to appear before the committee which ...

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