Pupil in court for armed robbery

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On Jan 14, 2019 8,981 0 By Michelle Gwizi A 15 year old schoolboy from Bulawayo has appeared in court on armed robbery charges after using his mother’s firearm to rob a hitch-hiker in Bradfield suburb on Christmas Eve last year. The court heard that the teenager is in Form Three. The minor allegedly hatched a plan with his accomplice who is still at large to go around Bulawayo robbing people using the stolen firearm. The schoolboy who was being represented by Mr Tinashe Runganga of Tanaka Law Chambers appeared…

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Fake offer letters quartet arrested

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On Jan 14, 2019 9,027 0 By Blessings Chidakwa Four men from Mhangura have been arrested for masquerading as Government officials, allocating land and issuing fake offer letters. The quartet – Never Pedzerai (51), Guya Mushuku (41), Eliot Chiseva (41) and Tungamirai Tinosekwa (age not given) all from Mhangura – have since appeared before the magistrates’ courts in Chinhoyi. They are facing fraud charges. Chinhoyi regional magistrate Mrs Letwin Rwodzi granted them $500 bail each and ordered them to return to court on January 21. Related Articles Prosecuting, Mr Chipupuri…

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PG alleges interference in Guvamombe case

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By Kuda Bwititi and Sharon Munjenjema Acting Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi alleges that some senior officials are trying to interfere with State witnesses involved in the case of suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe who appeared in court yesterday. Suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe Guvamombe, who was hauled before the court on charges of criminal abuse of office, has since been granted $3 000 bail coupled with stringent conditions after appearing before Harare magistrate Mr Munamato Mutevedzi. He was arrested on Friday on allegations of offering industrial attachment to two former…

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Ex-Harare town clerk trial date set

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By Shamiso Dzingire The State has set February 11 as the trial date for former Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi.Mahachi is facing charges of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly corruptly contracted a “Ukrainian” company to undertake the $80 million Airport Road rehabilitation project. Former Harare Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi (Picture by NewsDay) The State also set February 11 as the trial date for ex-Harare Commission chairperson Michael Mahachi who is also facing similar allegations. Allegations against the pair are that on May 21, 2008, the City of Harare…

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Mwonzora up for negligent driving

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On Jan 12, 2019 32,415 0 By Shamiso Dzingire MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has been arraigned in court on allegations of negligent driving after he bumped into another motor vehicle. MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Ramabao facing three counts of failing to insure and license a motor vehicle and negligent driving. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded out of custody to January 24 for trial. Related Articles Prosecutor Moses Mapanga alleged that on May 27 last year, and at around 9pm,…

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RBZ director wants reporting conditions relaxed

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By Geraldine Zaranyika Suspended Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) director for the Financial Intelligence Unit Mirirai Chiremba, who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office, has notified the State of his intentions to apply for the relaxation of his bail conditions on the next court date. Mirirai Chiremba Chiremba allegedly raised the withdrawal limit of Suzan General Trading without following procedure. He appeared before magistrate Ms Ruramai Chitumbura on Thursday for routine remand and was remanded to February 16. Related Articles When he initially appeared in court, Chiremba was…

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Carlos Ghosn: Ex-Nissan chair faces two new charges

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Prosecutors in Japan have indicted former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with two fresh charges involving financial crimes. Carlos Ghosn Mr Ghosn, who has been detained since November, was charged with aggravated breach of trust and understating his income. He had already been indicted on a separate charge of underreporting his pay over five years. Mr Ghosn, whose detention has drawn some criticism, denies all wrongdoing. Related Articles His lawyers said they would apply for bail, but experts say this request is very unlikely to be granted. The new charges will…

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Myanmar rejects Reuters journalists’ appeals

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A court in Myanmar has rejected an appeal by two Reuters reporters jailed for breaking a state secrets act. Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone have been in prison for one year Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years in September in a case condemned around the world. They exposed the summary execution of 10 Muslim Rohingyas by the security forces during the military’s anti-Rohingya operation in 2017. But the judge called their terms “suitable punishment” and said the defence had not proved their innocence.…

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Bulawayo pastor beats up wife

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On Jan 11, 2019 26,691 2 By Michelle Gwizi A PASTOR at a Bulawayo church appeared in court yesterday for assaulting his wife who had been brought home by a man whom she referred to as “malume”. File picture depicting domestic violence Douglas Sibanda (46), a pastor at Family Covenant Church appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Adelaide Mbeure who remanded him to tomorrow for sentence. He pleaded guilty to an assault charge for beating up his wife Mrs Yvonne Sibanda (45). Related Articles Prosecuting, Mr Mufaro Mageza said the assault…

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Chief Magistrate Guvamombe suspended

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On Jan 11, 2019 31,628 1 Chief Magistrate Mr Mishrod Guvamombe has been suspended from work pending an investigation into misconduct allegations. Mishrod Guvamombe He is being accused of offering work-related attachment to Saviour Kasukuwere and Supa Mandiwanzira at the Harare Magistrates Court. Kasukuwere and Mandiwanzira are law students at the University of Zimbabwe. Mr Guvamombe has been a magistrate for 25 years and he was the man-in charge of Rusape Magistrate Court between 1992 and 1997. Related Articles From there he was the provincial magistrate in charge of Mashonaland…

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