Byo Deputy Mayor, sidekick acquitted of Town Clerk assault

Byo Deputy Mayor, sidekick acquitted of Town Clerk assault 1

By Mashudu Netsianda BULAWAYO Deputy Mayor Councillor Tinashe Kambarami and Ward Four Councillor Silas Chigora who were jointly accused of assaulting the Town Clerk, Mr Christopher Dube, were yesterday discharged at the close of the State case. Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami Clrs Kambarami and Chigora were alleged to have assaulted Mr Dube while serving him with a letter of suspension last month. They both pleaded not guilty to the charges, arguing that they were fabricated. Bulawayo magistrate, Mr Tinashe Tashaya, acquitted the two councillors of assault charges following an…

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ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault

ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault 2

US rapper ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and given a two-year suspended sentence. ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault The 30-year-old has also been ordered to pay damages to the victim. ASAP Rocky spent nearly a month in custody after the assault, which happened at the end of June, before being released ahead of the verdict. Two members of ASAP Rocky’s entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were found guilty of the same charge. Related Articles “The…

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Witchcraft accusation earns maid a hiding

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On Aug 9, 2019 21,322 By Shelton Masina A 42-year-old man bashed his maid who labelled him a wizard following a dispute between the maid and his wife. Joseph Burombo and his wife Joseph Burombo (42) from ZRP Pumula Flats assaulted Shamiso Matipedza (22) after she accused him of being a wizard and in possession of goblins. The events of 26 July at around 7pm when Matipedza and Burombo’s wife had a misunderstanding over a gas stove unfolded at the Western Commonage Courts before magistrate Urgent Vundla. Related Articles It…

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Woman tugs hubby’s jewels for bragging about sexual prowess

Woman tugs hubby’s jewels for bragging about sexual prowess 4

By Gibson Mhaka A Bulawayo man who bragged to his wife about his sexual exploits with his girlfriend learnt in the most gruesome way, when the infuriated wife pulled his genitals with such force that he crumpled over while repeatedly screaming in pain. Cleopas Midzi (left) and Vimbai Denhere (right) Cleopas Midzi who is now staying with his girlfriend in Fairbridge said his wife Vimbai Denhere flew into rage when he returned to their matrimonial home in Killarney to collect some of his belongings. He said at the height of…

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7 cops nabbed for threatening to ‘shoot’ naked man for failure to pay fine

7 cops nabbed for threatening to ‘shoot’ naked man for failure to pay fine 5

By Sharon Buwerimwe Seven police officers from Bulawayo have been arrested for storming into a resident of Njube suburb’s bedroom and assaulting him while threatening to shoot him as he lay naked for failing to pay a $1 500 fine at the Tredgold Magistrates courts. Njube and Bulawayo Central police station officers identified as Samuel Marava, Leonard Mlezane, Kudakwashe Saungweme, Abious Munatsi, Edgar Muduva, Vincent Dube and Collen Zumo allegedly assaulted Mr Edmond Makonese (56) while threatening him with a gun. The officers pleaded not guilty to assault charges before…

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Dad denied lobola money ‘gets beating instead’

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By Sharon Buwerimwe A 58 year old man from Bulawayo who allegedly neglected his daughter and only showed interest in her when it was time for payment of lobola walked out of the ceremony empty handed after his wife assaulted him. According to his wife, Mr Benjamin Mpofu from Nkulumane suburb allegedly neglected his daughter and on the day of his daughter’s lobola payment, the woman said he must not get anything. Sukoluhle Mpofu (53) said she was the one who had supported their daughter. After being denied his share,…

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Man pimps wife for beer

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On Jul 26, 2019 46,555 0 By Danisa Masuku A man from Makokoba suburb in Bulawayo seems to love beer more than his wife! Mpumelelo Dube made a startling revelation before Bulawayo magistrate Ulukile Mlea -Ndlovu when he revealed that he pimps his wife Melody Sibanda for beer. Mpumelelo Dube This was after the magistrate asked what compelled him to physically assault Melody. Appearing before the magistrate, Dube said: “ I’m not gainfully employed, as a result I agreed with my wife who also takes alcohol that I will pimp…

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Cop breaks woman’s arm, lies to hospital staff

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By Shelton Masina A police officer stationed at Magwegwe Police Station was dragged to the dock for allegedly assaulting a woman for “hiding” a fugitive. Brian Mugandi and Sitshengisiwe Sibanda It is alleged that on 31 May 2019, Brian Mugandi, a police officer, was in the company of three colleagues; James Runesu, Luzibo Kasondela and Nkosilathi Khumalo and the quartet was looking for an ex-convict and parolee Norman Zikhali. The police officers suspected that Zikhali was holed up at Sitshengisiwe Sibanda’s house. The 46-year-old woman stays in Old Magwegwe suburb.…

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Cop bashes workmate in adultery row

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On Jul 19, 2019 28,984 0 By Brenda Zinyuke A married police officer from Bulawayo has appeared in court for allegedly assaulting another cop who accused him of having an extramarital affair with his wife. Bulawayo Magistrates Court (Picture by Lionel Saungweme for Nehanda Radio) Edson Utete (35) who resides at Ross Camp in Bulawayo allegedly assaulted his colleague, Stephen Chada, who also lives at the same camp after the latter accused him of having an extra marital affair with his wife. Utete pleaded not guilty to an assault charge…

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Stansted ‘disruptive passenger’: Woman faces £85,000 bill

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On Jul 17, 2019 7,787 0 A woman who allegedly caused a flight to be diverted due to “extremely disruptive behaviour” has been given an £85,000 bill by an airline. The flight to Dalaman in Turkey was redirected back to Stansted Airport on 22 June. A 25-year-old woman from Maidenhead in Berkshire was arrested on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage and endangering an aircraft. Airline Jet2 said she has been billed £85,000 and given a lifetime ban. The woman attempted to open the aircraft doors during the flight and…

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