Crime & Courts

Alleged rape victim was ‘a v-rgin’

A nineteen-year-old house- maid who was allegedly raped by Zimbabwe National Army Lieutenant-Colonel Rangarirai Kembo was a v-rgin and was also allegedly sodomised by the army boss, the court heard yesterday. Giving testimony in the case at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Sharon Mabaya, the nurse who examined the maid, said she told her that it was her first time ...

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Hit and run driver arrested

A MOTORIST from Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo has appeared in court for allegedly killing a man in a hit and run car accident last year. Tongai Mativhu (40) allegedly hit the deceased, Thabani Msimanga, a former Bulawayo City Council security guard, in September last year as he was driving while drunk. Mativhu pleaded not guilty to charges of capable ...

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Congolese radio journalist arrested at protest is beaten in custody

New York – Congolese authorities should immediately drop all charges against Jean Pierre Tshibitshabu, a reporter for the independent broadcaster Radio Television KADEKAS, and investigate claims that the journalist was assaulted in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces arrested Tshibitshabu in Lubumbashi on July 31, while he was covering protests calling for elections, according to the ...

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Dad beats year-old daughter to death

A 27-YEAR-OLD man allegedly bludgeoned his one- year-old daughter to death with a hammer and left his wife and mother-in-law seriously injured after attacking them with the same weapon. Lungisani Dube (27) of Dandanda village, Lupane, suddenly went berserk on Sunday at around 6AM at a church shrine during prayers after fasting for five days. Sources said he started behaving ...

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Journalist Dombo facing Defamation charges

Today Kariba will witness the beginning of the full trial at the Kariba magistrate courts a case between Bester Maguranyanga and Admore Mbonda aka Dombo. Maguranyanga is accusing Mbonda of having defamed him when he published a story on media platforms such as Whatsapp and on his facebook account on the 5th of January 2017 headlined “KARIBA ZPC SNR ELECTRICIAN, ...

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Top cop’s ‘son’ in court for bullying junior officer

A 24-YEAR-OLD Harare man appeared in court on Monday facing allegations of bullying a junior police officer, after masquerading as police boss, Senior Assistant Commissioner Lee Muchemwa’s son. Chengetai Chadambuka denied the disorderly conduct charge levelled against him and was remanded to August 24 by magistrate Annie Ndiraya. Chadambuka is alleged to have bullied and threatened to cause the expulsion ...

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Woman arrested for stealing meat

THIEF! Prisca Mushayi (33) from Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb was busted for stealing meat at a local supermarket. Mushayi allegedly picked up one packet of meat she was willing to pay for but hid another valued at $2.50, in her hoody. Without noticing that the CCTV cameras were recording her little act, she proceeded to the counter and paid for ...

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Ghost workers and Bond Notes, ZANUPF continues to blunder

Dementia and derangement seem not to go away from the motherland; the citizen craves a policy blunder free week. The previous weeks and days have not been different, a quick reminder that policy blundering is part of Mugabe and ZANUPF’s DNA. First is the issue of bond notes, the RBZ Governor announced in his Mid-Term Monetary Policy presentation that a ...

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Reuters offices stormed by security agents, bodyguard arrested for Mugabe Singapore detention information leak

Harare –¬†Reuters offices have been reportedly stormed in the capital of Zimbabwe by police accompanied by state security agents, while a top aide of the Mugabe family has been arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information about the President, Robert Mugabe’s trip, and the brief detention of his wife Grace. Last month, President Mugabe accompanied by his wife Grace left for ...

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MDC-T’s disregard of Labour Laws appalling

Thank you Editor for publishing my letter. My party MDC-T has let me down so much so that it is embarrassing to be associated with it. Recently, we suffered the ignominy of having party property attached by the sheriff, following failure by the party to honour salary and benefits arrears to the tune of US$1.1 million. It is disgusting that ...

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