Crime & Courts

Don’t blame Mnangagwa for thieving soldiers – George Charamba

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba says his boss should not be blamed for acts of theft by soldiers. This follows the arrest of two soldiers at the weekend by members of the Sigola community outside Bulawayo for cattle rustling. The two army sergeants were caught red handed with the carcass of the cow they had stolen. After their arrest, ...

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Artisanal miners nabbed with a loaded pistol

‘Loaded pistol was being used to threaten other gold panners’ A syndicate of five artisanal miners were arrested yesterday at Jumbo mine, Mazowe after they were found in possession of a loaded pistol. Sources familiar with the incident allege the miners who are under the operations of Edmore Nyangani (39) were sent to Bindura for further investigations. “We arrested the ...

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Machete weilding gangs will not be tolerated – Kazembe

Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Kazembe Kazembe has assured the nation that machete weilding gangs will not be tolerated. Speaking to Bulawayo24.com soon after the arrest of a 14 member machete weilding gang in Mazowe on Wednesday Kazembe said police will maintain law and order. “Zimbabweans are naturally peace loving people,the police will carry out their mandate to ...

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Man rapes girlfriend’s daughter (12)

A KARIBA man is on the run after allegedly raping his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter who had been sent by the mother to collect a drink from him. Mostafu Chande (32) allegedly visited the minor’s mother as she was not feeling well. Chande’s lover reportedly asked for something cold to soothe her throat and he offered to buy her a soft ...

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102 smuggled vehicles impounded in ZACC, ZIMRA blitz

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) have impounded 102 vehicles this week believed to have been smuggled into the country by car dealers in and around the city. This comes after the anti-graft body and the authority launched a crackdown targeting suspected smuggled vehicles which were mostly being sold at car sales. The 102 vehicles were ...

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Ministers sued over suspect’s death

Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and his Justice counterpart, Ziyambi Ziyambi have been taken to the High Court by a Chitungwiza man who is seeking $420 000 compensation for the death of his son who succumbed to injuries inflicted by a mob and police officers. According to court papers, the deceased Witness Mashereni was severely attacked by members of the ...

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‘Registrar-General officials are corrupt’

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has raised grave concern over rampant corruption, dereliction of duty and arrogance by staffers at the Registrar-General’s (RG) Office. The RG’s Office is responsible for issuing birth certificates, national identity cards, passports, citizenships and death certificates. ZHRC commissioner Joseph Kurebwa yesterday blasted officials from the RG’s Office for being corrupt and rude. Kurebwa’s tongue-lashing ...

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Joram Gumbo yet to appear in court

Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring Joram McDonald Gumbo briefly appeared at the Harare magistrates court today before being taken back to Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ZACC) head office before his initial court appearance. His lawyer Mr Selby Hwacha said he did not know why his client had been called back. “We have been recalled ...

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Small house, wife in near fist fight

A FIERCE war of words which almost degenerated into an exchange of blows erupted between an angry city married woman and her husband’s side chick at the Mutare Magistrates’ Civil court on Wednesday this week following the granting of a protection order in favour of the small house. Memory Muringi teamed up with friends and cornered her husband’s lover, who ...

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Bogus CIO serial fraudster remanded in custody

A SERIAL fraudster who allegedly masqueraded as a top Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) officer and a close security aide to President Emmerson Mnangagwa before duping Ingwebu Breweries of 375 litres of fuel and $1 200 appeared in court yesterday. Henessy Dube (40) of Entumbane suburb allegedly met Ingwebu Breweries managing director Mr Dumisani Mhlanga and produced a fake CIO identity ...

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