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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Crime & Courts

Mail and Telegraph Crime and Courts News

THREE police officers based in Chipinge have appeared in court for allegedly robbing a villager of property worth $350 at gunpoint in a botched macadamia nuts deal. Alex Shati (32), Innocent Masimba (27) and Cedrick Godknows Singo (26), all stationed at Chipinge Police Station were not formally charged when they...
Former mines ministry secretary Francis Gudyanga will on June 3 make an application to testify in camera away from members of the public. He will make the application because he wants to disclose classified government information which cannot be heard in an open court. Gudyanga is answering to accussations of misappropriating...
The Prosecutor who consented to the release of Ignatius Chombo’s passport, Tapiwa Kasema is now under fire as he is now being accused of criminal abuse of office as a public officer. Kasame appeared before Provincial magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti who released him on $150 bail coupled with reporting conditions. Prosecutor Moses...
Former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi has landed himself in hot soup. He is now on a red alert and a wanted person for failing to show up to court. Mzembi has a warrant of arrest issued against him. The State has sought assistance through the International police (Interpol) to...
A regional Magistrate has ruled that the former NatPharm board chair is hostile in a matter in which he is testifying against the former health and child care minister Dr David Parirenyatwa. This came after the State through Brian Vito had applied to impeach Dr George Washaya as he did...
The Prosecutor-general Kumbirai Hodzi has been ordered to pay legal fees incurred by flamboyant businessman Wicknell Chivayo while defending his case at the Supreme Court as punishment for bungling with the appeal. The state is challenging Chivayo's acquittal by the High Court in the $5.6 million fraud case but the...
The State is set to summon A former board chair of the Zimbabwe Power Company’s (ZPC) Stanley Kazhanje to stand trial on bribe charges together with Wicknel Chivhayo. A Harare magistrate has heard that the trial of Kazhanje and Chivayo is set for May 21. Prosecuting Brian Vito told the court...
The application of exception by former permanent secretary in the ministry of Mines and Mining Development Francis Gudyanga who is facing corruption has been dismissed by a Harare magistrate for lack of merit. Magistrate Victoria Mashamba dismissed the application and set the trial for June 5. Allegations against Gudyanga are that...
A 36-year-old Epworth woman who is a vendor in the Harare Central business district who bite off an officer with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) while trying to arrest, has been hauled before court. The police officer Faithful Makombe is currently admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital after Memory Chamada attacked her...
An officer with the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has been hauled before the courts on allegations of being part of a gang that robbed people goods worth $19 000. Nelson Ngwarati stationed at the ZNA Artillery Brigade in Domboshava appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing charges of armed robbery. Two...
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