Crime & Courts

War vets sue ZBC

An organisation calling itself War Veterans Group has dragged the ZBC to court, alleging breach of contract. The group said it entered into agreement with the public broadcaster, to flight advertisements inviting former liberation war fighters to participate in a demonstration held in Harare yesterday. A group of 20 former freedom fighters calling themselves the War Veterans Welfare Committee yesterday ...

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Corpse dumped at ‘killer’s’ homestead

THERE was drama in Lower Gweru when relatives of an artisanal miner who was killed in suspected amakorokoza battles dumped the body at the alleged assailant’s homestead demanding compensation. The incident occurred on Sunday evening at Dimbamhiwa Business Centre. Cephas Sifelani (37) of Phakama village allegedly killed Obert Tshuma (30) of Veto village under Chief Sogwala in Lower Gweru following ...

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Chamisa sues council over assault

A HARARE man, James Chamisa, who allegedly suffered a severe battering at the hands of the municipal police during an operation to rid the city of vendors and touts, has petitioned the High Court, seeking $32 000 compensation after suffering a fractured arm and broken ribs. Chamisa recently issued summons against the City of Harare, demanding a $31 830 payment ...

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ZPCS urges the public to be aware of criminals

THE Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services has urged the public to be aware of criminals who are going around soliciting for donations using the institutions name. Following the message which has been circulating on social media stating that the Chikurubi Prison has been asking for donations in form of  an attached list of basic commodities. The Chief Correctional Officer, Simon ...

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Kasukuwere, Mombeshora named in land scam

HUNDREDS of people risk losing residential properties in the newly-established medium and high-density suburbs of Kia Ora in Banket after it emerged that former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere forced council to allocate residential stands on State land. Former Lands minister Douglas Mombeshora had reportedly refused to transfer the land to the Local Government ministry, citing shortage of agriculture land, ...

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Motlanthe Commission report to be made public next week

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that he will be publishing the Motlanthe Commission report into the August 1 killings for public to consume it next week. Mnangagwa made the announcement at the ZANU PF National People’s Conference in Esigodini on Friday. “After peaceful elections we experienced violence in country and I condemned that violence,” Mnangagwa said. “I then appointed a ...

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Mnangagwa speaks on Chivayo saga

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed his shock over the judgement issued on Thursday by a High Court judgement declaring the contract between Wickneil Chivayo’s Intratrek  Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Power Company valid. “There is a person who was given a contract to come and erect a solar plant here in Matabeleland South. The person came and erected some shacks and left. ...

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Storm over Biti case High Court referral

MDC Alliance deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti’s lead lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was this week left fuming after being given the run-around by judicial officers over the referral of the former Finance minister’s case to the High Court. Biti is on trial for allegedly prematurely announcing results of the July 30 elections. He is also said to have incited the post-election ...

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Kasukuwere trial postponed again

The trial of former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who is facing criminal abuse of office charges after allocating land to former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s sister Shuvai Gumbochuma, was yesterday moved to December 19 pending the High Court determination of his application for exception. The first postponement was after his defence counsel requested for more time. Kasukuwere’s counsel led ...

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Fugitive cop nabbed at Beitbridge Border Post

A HWANGE-BASED junior police officer, who escaped from Hwange Prison while awaiting trial on 12 counts of theft after going on a housebreaking spree, has been re-arrested while trying to cross the border into South Africa. Constable Maxwell Musariri (28) who, two weeks ago, escaped from Hwange Prison together with a traditional healer facing a rape charge, was over the ...

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