10 years in jail for illegal forex dealers

On Nov 13, 2018 35,765 0 A new law came into force yesterday prescribing a 10-year jail term for unlicensed foreign currency traders in Zimbabwe. File picture of forex dealers in Zimbabwe The new law that amends the Exchange Control and Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act says those convicted will also have money confiscated from them forfeited to the State. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he was moving to deal decisively with unscrupulous Zanu PF bigwigs and business people who are involved in the illegal…

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Peruvian jailed 10 years for cocaine possession

On Nov 13, 2018 25,687 3 By Shamiso Dzingire A Peruvian man who was caught with a kilogramme of cocaine at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in September has been slapped with a 10 year jail term. File picture of Harare Magistrates Court Wilmer Tarazona Aro was convicted on his own plea of guilty for unlawfully dealing in dangerous drugs by Harare magistrate Rumbidai Mugwagwa. Mugwagwa sentenced Aro to an effective 5-10 years jail term and ordered the cocaine to be destroyed. Related Articles Circumstances are that on September 18,…

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Parched Masvingo goes for a week without water

On Nov 13, 2018 14,809 1 Masvingo has gone for a week without water because the municipality is failing to raise $4 000 for fixing a water pump. Lake Mutirikwi, formerly known as Lake Kyle, lies in south eastern Zimbabwe, south east of Masvingo. Masvingo Residents Trust (MRT) coordinator Ephraim Mutombeni has written to minister of State for Masvingo Province Ezra Chadzamira to facilitate the emergency allocation of the required forex from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. MRT warned the city was faced with the risk of a looming typhoid…

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Madhuku gets vote of confidence

Zimbabweans from all walks of life have marvelled at the astute way that Commissioner Professor Lovemore Madhuku has been acquitting himself during the August 1 Inquiries. Veteran journalist Gift Phiri said, “I doff my hat to Prof Lovemore Madhuku’s star performance at the Motlanthe Commission of inquiry. Perhaps because of his legal background and the commission s stated motive to fight against impunity, Madhuku ruled the interviews of service chiefs, posing the right questions and critically following up on the answers, and displayed amazing knowledge interest that set the agenda…

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Jonathan Moyo explains Chiwenga fall-out

EMMERSON Mnangagwa manipulated his way to become vice president at the Zanu-PF congress in 2014, deceitfully side-lining party stalwart Oppah Muchinguri, a former cabinet minister has claimed. Exiled former higher education minister Jonathan Moyo insisted that Mnangagwa and vice president Constantino Chiwenga were still “baying for my head … that is still their plan to this day”. Moyo lifted the lid on some of the Zanu-PF treachery leading up to the November 2017 coup in a weekend interview with UK-based academic Alex Magaisa. The former cabinet minister revealed that he…

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Girl (6) drowns as storm ravages UMP

By Victor Maphosa A six-year-old girl from Jonasi Village in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe district died recently after she was swept away while trying to cross a flooded stream following heavy rains that pounded the area and left some people homeless. Gloria Kapawu was with her 12-year-old sister Gamuchirai, who survived drowning, but sustained serious injuries. Her body was found the following day trapped between two submerged rocks in one of the pools near a dam. She was buried in Jonasi Village in an emotional ceremony attended by hundreds of people…

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Burglars rape and rob Bulawayo woman

By Whinsley Masara A woman from Bulawayo was raped and robbed by two unidentified suspects who broke into her house and got away with R4 500, $50 bond notes, US$1 and a Samsung J5 cell phone. One of the attackers allegedly raped the woman (23), who resides in Cowdray Park suburb, twice. The incident occurred at around 3AM on Saturday. Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident. Related Articles He said the suspects, who have been linked to a spate of rape and robbery incidents that have…

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Guard on the run after R30 000 theft

By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu A security guard is on the run after allegedly stealing R30 000 and $200 from a lodge where he was employed in Gwanda. Mathew Mupfungidza Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said Mathew Mupfungidza stole the money from Trigger Lodge on Sunday at around 3AM. “I can confirm that we are investigating a case of theft where a security guard, Mathew Mupfungidza, stole R30 000 and $200 bond notes which was in a locked cash box and fled. He is on the run and…

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Stolen receipts storm rocks Zesa

By Andile Tshuma Some Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) officials have flown into the eye of a storm after receipts mysteriously disappeared from a banking hall in the Southern Region. A demonstration against Zesa in Bulawayo in 2012 Five coded receipts are reported to have been stolen by suspected ZETDC employees at one of the banking halls in Bulawayo sometime last week. Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said manual receipts are usually issued for large cash transactions. Related Articles The parastatal has warned that it will…

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