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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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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Parched Masvingo goes for a week without water

On Nov 13, 2018 14,809 1 Masvingo has gone for a week without water because the municipality is failing to raise $4 000 for fixing a water pump. Lake Mutirikwi, formerly known as Lake Kyle, lies in south eastern Zimbabwe, south east of Masvingo. Masvingo Residents Trust (MRT) coordinator Ephraim Mutombeni has written to minister of State for Masvingo Province Ezra Chadzamira to facilitate the emergency allocation of the required forex from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. MRT warned the city was faced with the risk of a looming typhoid…

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Girl (6) drowns as storm ravages UMP

By Victor Maphosa A six-year-old girl from Jonasi Village in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe district died recently after she was swept away while trying to cross a flooded stream following heavy rains that pounded the area and left some people homeless. Gloria Kapawu was with her 12-year-old sister Gamuchirai, who survived drowning, but sustained serious injuries. Her body was found the following day trapped between two submerged rocks in one of the pools near a dam. She was buried in Jonasi Village in an emotional ceremony attended by hundreds of people…

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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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Stolen receipts storm rocks Zesa

By Andile Tshuma Some Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) officials have flown into the eye of a storm after receipts mysteriously disappeared from a banking hall in the Southern Region. A demonstration against Zesa in Bulawayo in 2012 Five coded receipts are reported to have been stolen by suspected ZETDC employees at one of the banking halls in Bulawayo sometime last week. Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said manual receipts are usually issued for large cash transactions. Related Articles The parastatal has warned that it will…

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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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