Harare City Council sues Zanu PF’s Jongwe Printers over $110k debt

Harare City Council sues Zanu PF’s Jongwe Printers over $110k debt 1

HARARE – Zanu PF-owned Jongwe Printing and Publishing Company has been dragged to the High Court by the City of Harare after failing to settle a $110,246 debt despite being ordered to pay by the same court. City of Harare is seeking an enforcement of a Deed of Settlement in which Jongwe was ordered to settle the debt early this year. The debt was accumulated from unpaid rates and services. David Kanokanga, a lawyer representing City of Harare said in an affidavit that a Deed of Settlement was signed by…

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Family loses US$200 000, property to fire

Family loses US$200 000, property to fire 3

A Waterfalls, Harare family lost US$200 000 in cash in an inferno at the weekend. It is suspected that gas tanks that were in the house exploded, resulting in fire burning the money to ashes. Apart from the burnt cash, the family also lost property worth thousands of dollars. Police yesterday confirmed the incident, saying investigations were still underway to establish the cause of the fire. No one was injured during the fire. Related Articles Preliminary findings point to a suspicion that some family members could have been involved in…

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Chamisa, diplomats crank up pressure on Mnangagwa over missing doctor

Chamisa, diplomats crank up pressure on Mnangagwa over missing doctor 4

HARARE -Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa on Monday pointed an accusing finger at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime following the abduction of the doctors’ union president. Chamisa accused Mnangagwa of presiding over a paranoid regime which abducts critics and trade unionists, saying it was proof that he “lacks consent to govern.” “I pray for the return of Dr Peter Magombeyi, the president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association who was abducted on Saturday night. We can’t build a united nation when our doctors are underpaid and abducted when…

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AFM pastor locked out

AFM pastor locked out 6

By Nyore Madzianike The row between feuding Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) groups has escalated with congregants at the church’s branch in Avondale, Harare, reportedly threatening to lock out their pastor who stays there. File picture of AFM church members blocked from entering premises The group is also threatening to disrupt church services. Some of the AFM members are said to have locked out Pastor Vitalis Panganai Makarichi from the church premises at No. 38 Aberdeen Road, Avondale. Related Articles A group believed to be led by John Gotora stormed the…

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Robert Mugabe’s body arrives in Harare, kicking off funeral programme

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives in Harare, kicking off funeral programme 7

HARARE – A plane bringing the body of Robert Mugabe back to the country landed at the main airport named after the former president at 3.25PM on Wednesday. Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first leader who ruled the nation for 37 years until he was ousted by the military in November 2017, died in a Singapore hospital on September 6 at the age of 95. President Emmerson Mnagagwa was at the foot of the charter plane’s steps to welcome Mugabe’s widow, his fierce political rival Grace, who was covered in a black veil.…

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MDC holds onto Glenview South as Zanu PF retains Mangwe in by-elections

MDC holds onto Glenview South as Zanu PF retains Mangwe in by-elections 10

HARARE – Zanu PF held onto the Mangwe parliamentary seat while the MDC also retained Glenview South in by-elections held on Saturday. Hlanani Mguni won the Mangwe seat in a by-election to replace her late husband, Obedingwa Mguni, who died in June. She polled 5,553 votes to beat closest challenger Vincent Sihlalo of the MDC who took 2,210 votes. Mguni’s tally was 47.22 percent down or 3,191 less compared to the July 2018 results when her husband carried the constituency. Raphael George Kositsile of the MDC-T had 266 votes; Matthew…

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4 police officers charged with corruption for demanding US$200 bribe

4 police officers charged with corruption for demanding US$200 bribe 12

HARARE – Four police officers were charged with corruption on Thursday for allegedly demanding a US$200 bribe from a retail shop that sold diapers in foreign currency. Fortunate Kanyera, stationed at Mbare District Headquarters, Desire Mmadanha from Southlea Park Police Station, Chester Manwiro who is based at ZRP Chitungwiza and Sinikiwe Phiri stationed at Harare Central Police Station had no idea the shop they were attempting to shake down is owned by a senior police officer, a court heard. The trio appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Babra Mateko facing criminal…

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Armed robber who slept at crime scene was ‘drunk out of his mind’

Armed robber who slept at crime scene was ‘drunk out of his mind’ 14

HARARE – A drunk armed robber dozed off at the crime scene after participating in a home invasion robbery in Epworth, a court heard on Tuesday. Police arrived to find 29-year-old Fanuel Ngirandi in deep slumber and “drunk out of his mind” in a vehicle parked outside a house where he and his accomplices had tied up a family after robbing them at gunpoint. Ngirandi was charged with armed robbery when he appeared before Harare magistrate Learnmore Mapiye on Tuesday. He was remanded in custody to September 17. Prosecutor Sebastian…

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‘Evangelist’ hit with sodomy rap over alleged assault on 6-year-old boy

‘Evangelist’ hit with sodomy rap over alleged assault on 6-year-old boy 16

HARARE – A self-proclaimed evangelist was charged with indecent assault on Monday, accused of sickening sodomy attack on a six-year-old boy. Prosper Kamuchira, of Budiriro, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Harare magistrate Jessie Kufa. He told the magistrate that the charges were fabricated by the alleged victim’s parents. Kamuchira, of the Forward in God church, was denied bail and advised to apply to the High Court for the relief. Panganai Chiutsi, for the prosecution, alleged that on unknown dates this year, Kamuchira lured the boy who is from…

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MDC says ‘one rule for Zanu PF, another rule for others’ over sanctions march

MDC says ‘one rule for Zanu PF, another rule for others’ over sanctions march 18

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF party has called anti-sanctions protests for Harare on Thursday, two weeks after authorities banned countrywide protests by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Zanu PF’s secretary for administration Obert Mpofu told state media on Monday that the march is “in support of SADC member states who are calling for the removal of the illegal sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union.” “We want to make it a national event. The solidarity march will include the government, civil society, students, the…

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