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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Crime & Courts

Mail and Telegraph Crime and Courts News

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...
A Harare woman has turned to the courts for solace and justice after her two kids, a son and a daughter went berserk and assaulted her. Christina Kadebu (47) dragged her husband Passmore Kadebu the Director of Galloway Private School to court after he allegedly teamed up with their two...
A 65-year-old bus driver at St Giles special school has been dragged to court on allegations of sexually abusing a 16-year-old disabled female pupil. Enock Samhembere appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing three counts of rape. Samhembere was not asked to plead before the court. He was remanded in custody with...
The judgement for MDC Alliance activist Paddington Japajapa who is being charged with incitement to commit public violence has been set for May 17. Allegations against Japajapa are that on July 31 at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Command Centre, he unlawfully made communication to induce political violence at a press statement. Japajapa...
The matter in which Zesa bosses are answering to charges of criminal abuse of office has been postponed as the investigating officer who was testifying in the matter failed to continue with his testimony as a result of ill health. The court heard that Energy Mundandishe is not feeling well...
The matter of controversial businessman and socialite Genius Ginimbi Kadungure has been postponed before a Harare Magistrate pending finalisation of investigations. Harare Magistrate Barbra Mateko postponed the matter to June 14. Allegations are that ZIMRA conducted lifestyle audits on socialites as it was suspectes that the lives they were leading were...
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