Magaya almost buys stolen property

By Staff Reporter SUSPECTED habitual thieves run out of luck after they were nabbed trying to sell stolen chairs to PHD ministries founded by clergyman Walter Magaya. The three who are employed as caretaker, gardener and mechanic allegedly connived and stole 13 000 chairs worth more than RTGS$100 000 from their employer who is in the events management business. Geselda Katema (35), James Chiuje (25) and Simbarashe Chiputu (39) had planned to sell their loot to unsuspecting clients including Magaya given their employer would not notice as she owns hundreds…

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Family punishment turns fatal, four in court for murder

23rd April 2019 Courts & Crime By Mary Taruvinga FOUR family members have been hauled before the courts facing murder charges after they allegedly teamed up to beat a sibling over an undisclosed dispute. The four are Tapera Alexander Chikosha (77), his wife Netsai Mamhare (40) and their children Panashe and Kudakwashe Chikosha aged 20 and 16. They appeared before Mbare magistrate Kudzai Have and were remanded out of custody on RTGS$100 bail each. The deceased is Peter Chikosha whose age has not been disclosed. According to the State on…

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34 cross border passengers escape death as Greyhound burns to ashes

On Apr 23, 2019 26,570 0 By Ellen Mlambo | Masvingo Mirror | BEITBRIDGE – Thirty-four passengers escaped death by a whisker when a Bulawayo bound Greyhound burnt to ashes at around 6am at the 298 km peg along Beitbridge-Bulawayo Road. 34 cross border passengers escape death as Greyhound burns to ashes (Picture by Masvingo Mirror) No one was hurt but all goods except that which the passengers carried on them was destroyed. Sources said thousands of US$ worth of goods were destroyed. The bus was coming from South Africa.…

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Speeding cyclist kills pedestrian, convicted on own plea

23rd April 2019 Courts & Crime By Mary Taruvinga A 23 year old Domboshawa man, was on Tuesday hauled before the courts after he hit and killed a pedestrian with his bicycle Sydney Matope, of Matope village was appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Ramaboa facing culpable homicide charges. He pleaded guilty to riding with negligence and will be sentenced on Friday. The State is the complainant in the case in which Bothwell Kamuzinga (38) lost his life. According to Prosecutor, Isheunesu Mhiti the incident occurred on April 22 around 6pm. Matope…

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Speeding cyclist kills pedestrian, convicted on won plea

23rd April 2019 Courts & Crime By Mary Taruvinga A 23 year old Domboshawa man, was on Tuesday hauled before the courts after he hit and killed a pedestrian with his bicycle Sydney Matope, of Matope village was appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Ramaboa facing culpable homicide charges. He pleaded guilty to riding with negligence and will be sentenced on Friday. The State is the complainant in the case in which Bothwell Kamuzinga (38) lost his life. According to Prosecutor, Isheunesu Mhiti the incident occurred on April 22 around 6pm. Matope…

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Lancashire revival deal collapses

By Staff Reporter THE deal between government and a Botswana based Indian company Whinstone Enterprises to revive Lancashire Steel has collapsed. Botswana based Whinstone Enterprises, which signed a five year deal to revive moribund government owned Lancashire Steel, insists it is committed to revive the parastatal once government signed trade agreements. Government has however, argues the deal is off after the company failed to meet expectations. In an interview with newzimbabwe.com, Industry Minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu confirmed government’s new position. “As government, the position is that the agreement failed to meet…

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Tempers flare as Matutu, Chamisa square-off at Masvingo elections

By Simbarashe Mtembo and Lethumusa Mabhena | Masvingo Mirror | MASVINGO – Tempers flared at the MDC Alliance provincial elections held in Masvingo on Monday night when Advocate Tongai Matutu who was disqualified from contesting told party president Nelson Chamisa that the process was a charade. Tongai Matutu Matutu who was challenging James Gumbi for the position of provincial chairman was disqualified after it was established that he had not served the party for five years. Matutu went to Chamisa and angrily said, “iwe ndicho chii chauri kutiitira pano. Vanhu…

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Murewa villagers set to lose fields, homes to road expansion

By Idah Mhetu VILLAGERS in Mashonaland East’s Murewa district are up in arms with authorities over the destruction of their fields to pave way for a road. Irate villagers who talked to newzimbabwe.com said the Murewa Rural District Council had not given them any notice but just moved in and started turning over their fields they have relied on for generations. Zacharia Chinyanja a local villager said authorities showed little care to their concerns. “They came and started destroying our land. We were forced to quickly remove our crops before…

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Fertiliser manufacturers to engage RBZ over foreign currency support

By Alois Vinga GOVERNMENT has been called upon to channel foreign currency towards the manufacturer of fertlisers in order to preserve jobs and prevent damage to soil by imported chemicals. This came out in a statement issued by the Zimbabwe Fertiliser Manufacturers Association (ZFMA), which is now compiling a draft paper which will be tabled before authorities. Hard currency is required to purchase raw materials used in the manufacture of fertiliser. Players in the sector contend that if government avails the foreign currency, more money which is currently going towards…

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Agribank, FBC Bank raise RTGS$40 million agro bills in support to farming season

BY Alois Vinga TWO local financial institutions put together RTGS$40 million worth of agro-bills to support the 2018/19 farming season. Agribank and FBC Bank jointly raised the money a 100 percent increase from the RTGS$20 million raised in the previous farming season according to officials. Sam Malaba the Agribank chief executive officer told an analysts briefing, Tuesday that the financial institution also received money under government’s livestock facility programme. “In line with farming, Agribank also received RTGS$6 million livestock facility in 2018 from the shareholder earmarked for restocking and growth…

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