Pupil in court for armed robbery

Pupil in court for armed robbery 1

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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Daring thieves steal from police station

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By Peter Matika Police were left twiddling their thumbs, after daring thieves vandalised and stole copper cables from right under their noses. Police have since registered a case and are carrying out investigations. The thieves stole copper cables from poles behind Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot, affecting some parts of the area as well as in Mbembesi. Matabeleland North provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese confirmed the incident. “They stole copper cables from seven poles about two months ago and some parts of Ntabazinduna and Mbembesi have been affected,” she said.…

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Sexual harassment allegations rock NAC

Sexual harassment allegations rock NAC 4

By Kuda Bwititi Government has launched an investigation into the operations of the National Aids Council (NAC) over allegations of sexual harassment, corporate sleaze and maladministration. National Aids Council (NAC) chief executive officer Dr Tapiwa Magure left the organisation after a 14-year tenure. The probe coincides with last week’s departure of NAC chief executive officer Dr Tapiwa Magure after a 14-year tenure. Dr Magure was reportedly given a golden parachute ostensibly for his long service. Over the past few months, NAC’s top managers and board members have been battling a…

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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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Cattle ‘rustlers’ in court

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By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu Two men who were intercepted while transporting 10 head of cattle suspected to have been stolen from a farm in West Nicholson area to Bulawayo have appeared in court for stocktheft. Tsibang Sibanda and Justine Tlou Justine Tlou (25) of Zezani area in Beitbridge and Tsibang Sibanda (33) of Tuli area in Gwanda were intercepted in Kafusi area and were arrested following a high speed chase of about 30 kilometres from Manama area. They were spotted by community members while transporting the animals along Nhwali- Manama Road…

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Teacher ‘rapes’ nurse

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By Leonard Ncube A mathematics teacher at Mkhosana Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in Victoria Falls has been arrested for allegedly raping his friend, a nurse, twice in a car. The nurse who cannot be named, works at Victoria Falls Hospital.She was allegedly raped by Ndumiso Mangena on Sunday last week when he asked her to accompany him for a joy ride around town in his car. The two were reportedly friends.Mangena (36) of 1530 Chinotimba allegedly raped her twice in the car near Sawanga Mall near the Central Business…

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Man dies in armed villagers’ raging war

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By Leonard Ncube A 19-year-old man died on the spot in a nasty fight between two armed gangs from neighbouring villages in Lupaka, Lupane, police have confirmed. The Chronicle was told about a raging war between villagers from Lupaka and their neighbours from Dlobolobo village over a yet to be known grudge. Both villages are under Headman Ngubo and Chief Mabhikwa. Gangs from each of the two villages reportedly move around armed with knobkerries, catapults and machetes attacking their rivals whenever they meet. Related Articles On Wednesday evening, a gang…

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