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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Biti demands prosecutor’s recusal

By Shamiso Dzingire MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti has demanded that chief law officer Michael Reza be recused from prosecuting him saying his judicial independence was in question. Tendai Biti arrives at the magistrates courts in Harare, Thursday Aug. 9, 2018. Biti was deported to Zimbabwe following his arrest in Zambia after his asylum bid was rejected. Biti’s plight has raised concerns about a wave of repression against the opposition by the government of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Reza was appointed by the Prosecutor-General (PG) as…

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NetOne demands $100k from ex-employee

By Tendai Kamhungira Netone Cellular (Private) Limited (NetOne) has filed a $100 000 lawsuit against its former employee who failed to return money she reportedly expropriated from the mobile network operator. Cynthia Mapeza According to court papers, the former employee, Cynthia Mapeza was employed by the organisation as a supervisor and was based in Gweru. “The defendant (Mapeza) was at all material times an employee of the plaintiff (NetOne) stationed at plaintiff’s Gweru retail shop as a supervisor. Among other things, (she was) the custodian of all stocks meant for…

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MDC MP arrested for providing false address to Zec

On Nov 13, 2018 28,924 2 By Shamiso Dzingire Mount Pleasant MDC Member of Parliament Samuel Banda was yesterday arraigned in court over allegations of presenting a false residential address to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). Samuel Takudzwa Banda Banda allegedly provided the false address during the National Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise in December last year. Using the alleged false address, Banda contested for the Mt Pleasant House of Assembly seat and won. Related Articles He is being charged with” making a false statement or fact in any claim…

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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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Outcry after police shoot African-American security guard ‘hero’

An armed security guard at a bar in suburban Chicago was killed by police as he detained a suspected gunman, according to officials and witnesses. Jemel Roberson, Security Guard Who Protected Illinois Bar From Shooter, Gets Killed By Police After gunfire erupted around 04:00 local time on Sunday, Jemel Roberson, 26, chased down an attacker and knelt on his back until police arrived. Moments after police came on the scene, an officer opened fire on Roberson, who was black, killing him. Friends say Roberson was a musician who had dreams…

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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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Cottco trio up for $2 million fraud

By Anesu Madiye The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) was allegedly defrauded of $2 212 613,37 by three of its senior staff, who have since been suspended. Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) The three – Pius Manamike (acting director), Brighton Chibhamu (treasurer) and Lameck Machumi (sales and marketing officer) – appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa. They were released on $500 bail each and will be back in court on December 7. Related Articles Allegations are that in May 2017, the three, acting in common purpose, hatched a plan…

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Sex worker brutally murdered in Gweru

By Patrick Chitumba A commercial sex worker was allegedly raped and brutally murdered by her client last week in Mkoba Village 5 suburb. Precious Tshuma’s neighbours claimed that she was a known sex worker who used to frequent bars in Mkoba 6. File picture of a commercial sex worker “She was staying with Lillian Bhiseta and her brother Claudius,” said Mrs Mary Sibanda, a neighbour. “On the Tuesday last week at around 1930hrs Precious Tshuma (32) left home and headed for Mpambadzire Nite Club, Mkoba 6, Gweru. She was in…

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