JR Goddard ‘forced’ to withdraw charges against Mliswa

JR Goddard ‘forced’ to withdraw charges against Mliswa 1

By Tendai Rupapa A Kwekwe businessman Shepherd Tundiya allegedly coerced the director of JR Goddard Contracting Pvt Ltd to withdraw a criminal abuse of office report he had made against four members of the National Assembly. Businessman James Ross Goddard It is the State’s case that Mr James Ross Goddard reported a criminal case against Messrs Temba Mliswa, Anele Ndebele, Prince Sibanda and Leonard Chikomba to police. The allegations emanated from a US$400 000 bribe purportedly demanded by Chikomba and Sibanda from Goddard to facilitate the awarding of a mining…

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Former ZPC boss jailed three years for receiving $10k bribe from Chivayo

Former ZPC boss jailed three years for receiving $10k bribe from Chivayo 2

On Sep 2, 2019 26,577 Former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairperson Stanley Kazhanje will spend the next one year behind bars after he was found guilty and convicted for criminal abuse of office charges in relation to a USD10 000 bribe he received from businessman Wicknell Chivayo in the Gwanda solar energy deal . Kazhanje was sentenced to three years in prison by regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya on allegations of having showed interest in the deal awarded to Intratrek Zimbabwe and received $10 000 into his account. He was…

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Mnangagwa aide denied bail

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BY CHARLES LAITON PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s top aide Douglas Tapfuma, who briefly served as principal director of State Residences, was last Friday denied bail by the High Court after making a determination that his chances of being convicted and incarcerated over criminal abuse of office charges were high. Former Principal Director State Residences in the Office of the President and Cabinet Douglas Tapfuma The former top secret agent boss was recently arrested on allegations of using the influence of his office to import over 100 cars duty-free under the pretext…

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False start in Prisons bosses trial

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By Zvikomborero Parafini The trial of three senior Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officers who are accused of engaging in a chicken project with jailed former senior Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe official Munyaradzi Kereke failed to start yesterday. The trio of Senior Assistant Commissioner Norbert Chomurenga, Chief Correctional Officer Cephas Chiparausha and Assistant Commissioner Tonderai Mutiwaringa are being charged for their links with Humanity Earth Trust founded by Kereke in criminal abuse of office. The trio’s lawyer made an application requesting further particulars namely Chikurubi Maximum Prison station official…

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PG stops Parirenyatwa trial

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By Zvikomborero Parafini The Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi has ordered the stopping of the ongoing trial of former minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa, a Harare court has heard. Former Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa (centre) arrives at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts in the company of detectives in this FILE photo Parirenyatwa is accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly directed former National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) board chairperson George Washaya to terminate Flora Nancy Sifeku’s contract and replace her with Newman Madzikwa. Special unit…

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Zacc arrests former Director of State Residences

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By Daniel Nemukuyu FORMER Director of State Residences Douglas Tapfuma has been arrested for criminal abuse of office after allegedly importing a fleet of vehicles without paying duty, as the anti-graft drive gathers momentum. Loice Matanda Moyo He allegedly imported his personal vehicles and misrepresented that he was doing it on behalf of the State, as a way evading paying tax. Tapfuma was last year reassigned as Principal Director Monitoring and Evaluation in the Office of the President and Cabinet. Related Articles Tapfuma becomes the second high profile Government figure…

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Supa’s case postponed

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On Jul 18, 2019 8,766 0 By Prosper Dembedza Harare provincial magistrate Mr Elijah Makomo on Tuesday deferred the matter of former Cabinet minister Supa Mandiwanzira to August 5 following indications that the State’s application for rescission of a judgment acquitting him of criminal abuse of office charges was still pending at the High Court. Former Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira Mandiwanzira is facing criminal abuse of office charges after he allegedly awarded a US$218 million auditing contract to a South Africa-based firm, Megawatt Energy.…

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Cop jailed for $100 bribe makes bid for freedom

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By Mashudu Netsianda A jailed female cop who is a US$100 bribe in exchange for the release of a theft suspect has approached the High Court seeking bail pending appeal. File picture of an empty prison cell Khanyisani Sibanda (43), who was stationed at the ZRP Inyathi Minerals Flora and Fauna Unit, was convicted of criminal abuse of office as a public officer by Bulawayo magistrate, Mr Sheunashe Matova. She was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment of which 12 months were suspended for five years on condition that she does…

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Witness discredited in ZESA bosses trial

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On Jul 9, 2019 19,053 By Zvikomborero Parafini The trial of former ZESA CEO Joshua Chifamba, former Energy Minister Elton Mangoma and ZESA Enterprises managing director Tererai Mutasa continued yesterday with their lawyers discrediting the State’s witness for testifying hearsay evidence as he wasn’t employed by the entity when the said offences were committed. Elton Mangoma, Joshua Chifamba, Tererai Mutasa (file picture) The three are facing criminal abuse of office charges in which it is alleged that they corruptly awarded a $3 million tender to a South Korean Company, Techpro…

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