Mom kills son over lost pen

A Marange woman has been jailed for four years after she killed her 13-year-old son by attacking him with switches and smashing his head against the wall after he was sent back home from school for not having a pen. Lydia Kahwema of Mangatu Village under Chief Marange was initially jailed for eight years when she appeared before High Court judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera charged with culpable homicide. Justice Mwayera set aside four years of her jail term on condition that she does not commit a similar offence within the…

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Fraudsters target diasporan homeseekers

By Nqobile Tshili Fraudsters are on the loose in Bulawayo mainly targeting Diasporan home seekers whom they dupe into buying incomplete houses and residential stands that do not belong to them. Bulawayo City Council senior public relations officer Mrs Nesisa Mpofu The fraudsters allegedly create fake national identity cards and match them with correct information on the council’s asset register before selling the properties. It is not clear how the fraudsters access details of people’s stands or incomplete houses and this has created fears that some council employees could be…

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Guard nabbed for looting ZCDC diamonds

On Apr 24, 2019 16,577 0 By Clayton Masekesa As looting of diamonds continues through well organised syndicates including employees of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Companies (ZCDC) at the porous Chiadzwa diamond fields, a security guard at the company is in remand prison facing theft charges for stealing five pieces of the precious stone. A Zimbabwean policeman patrols on February 17 2009 outside the entrance of Mutare Magistrates court (Desmond Kwande: Getty Images) Tanaka Chinefu (23) pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared before Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe who will…

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Man electrocuted in church

By Nompumelelo Muyambiri A Christ Citadel International Church (CCIC) representative, Lindani Ndaba, has been hauled before court together with the Norton Town Council on charges of culpable homicide after it failed to stop the construction of their double storey church regardless of danger warnings from the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC). Ndaba, Norton Town Council represented by Bester Maramba and Israel Isheunesu, a congregant at CCIC appeared before Harare Magistrate Hosea Mujaya after they were summoned by the State to stand trial. CCIC which is being legally represented by Alec…

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Zim man dupes SA investor

By Nompumelelo Muyambiri A South African investor, Imran Valley lost assets worth $650 000 to his Zimbabwean business manager Azeem Hassim, who reportedly used fake documents to register a grocery retail and wholesale business, Pickday Investments (Pvt) Ltd, in his name. Harare Magistrates Court Valley took Hassim to court over the alleged fraudulent takeover of the firm in which he had been appointed co-director. Hassim who had his application for discharge at the close of the State’s case thrown out by Harare magistrate Noel Mupeiwa today made an application for…

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I was overworked: thieving gardener

By Zvikomborero Parafini A thief yesterday tried to justify himself for stealing from his employer saying he stole because he was overworked but underpaid. Emanny Kamoyo, 29, who was facing theft charges was convicted on his own plea by Harare magistrate Richard Ramaboa. During mitigation, Kamoyo told the court that he was overworked by his employer George Chinomona which pushed him to steal 40 bags of cement, 130 litres of petrol, two sewing machines and electric cables which were stored in a garage. “I was overworked but underpaid, I never…

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Man beats ex wife for denying him sex

On Apr 24, 2019 68,790 0 By Arron Nyamayaro A Ruwa man reportedly bashed his ex-wife after she denied him sex on a visit to see children. Simbarashe Gumbanjera is reported to have visited his ex-wife Taremekedzwa Faith Dirwai Simbarashe Gumbanjera is reported to have visited his ex-wife Taremekedzwa Faith Dirwai, 34, but he changed his mission to demand sex on Good Friday. They separated in 2017. Related Articles He has since been arrested on accusations of assaulting his former wife. Dirwai told H-Metro that she delayed in opening the door…

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Man beats ex wife for refusing to sleep with him

Last updated Apr 24, 2019 69,079 37 By Arron Nyamayaro A Ruwa man reportedly bashed his ex-wife after she refused to sleep with him during a visit to see his children. Simbarashe Gumbanjera is reported to have visited his ex-wife Taremekedzwa Faith Dirwai Simbarashe Gumbanjera is reported to have visited his ex-wife Taremekedzwa Faith Dirwai, 34, but he changed his mission to demand sleeping with her on Good Friday. They separated in 2017. Related Articles He has since been arrested on accusations of assaulting his former wife. Dirwai told H-Metro…

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Gutu man fatally stabs father

By Walter Mswazie A Gutu man allegedly fatally stabbed his father with a sharp object after he disowned him. File picture of a knife Steward Ganda (23) of Ganda Village under Chief Mazuru allegedly stabbed his father, Diti Ganda (60), on the forehead, leading to his death. Diti allegedly told his son while drunk that he was not his father and that his mother was a prostitute who could have been impregnated by another man. Related Articles Ganda appeared before Gutu resident magistrate Mr Victor Mohamed last week and was…

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Man (66) jailed 10 years for raping 11-year-old

On Apr 24, 2019 17,676 0 A Mutare man has been slapped with an effective 10-year jail term for raping his neighbour’s 11-year-old daughter. Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe initially sentenced Isaac Masinga (66) of Nyautonga Village under Chief Muchena, to 14 years behind bars before suspending four years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence. The court heard that on December 21, 2018, the minor was sent by her grandmother to a grinding mill at the convict’s home. She poured her maize into the mill and went…

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