Government compensates brutality victim

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On Mar 27, 2019 21,754 5 By Tarisai Machakaire Government has compensated activist Lynette Mudehwe $6 000 after she was brutally assaulted at the hands of law enforcement agents during a protest against former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko’s prolonged hotel stay. Tendayi Lynnette Mudehwe (Picture by Open Parly) Mudehwe won the civil suit with the assistance of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights’ Fiona Lliff. ZLHR confirmed that the compensation had been processed with a copy of the bank transfer of $6 210, 96 from the government to Mudehwe dated March…

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Jailed Zinara boss out on $5k bail

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BY CHARLES LAITON Former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) acting chief executive Moses Julius Juma, who was last October slapped with a two-year jail term for criminal abuse of office, breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after being temporarily released on ZWR$5 000 bail pending appeal.= Juma was convicted of handpicking, without going to tender back in 2014, a tax consultancy company for a contract worth over US$500 000. “Whereupon after reading documents filed of record and hearing counsel it is ordered that: – the applicant (Juma) is admitted…

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Mphoko fights for his benefits

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko is now planning to approach the courts to force the government to release his terminal benefits. Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko (right) seen here with his wife This comes one-and-a-half years after his inglorious exit from the government, which was triggered by a stunning military coup in November 2017 — which also ended former president Robert Mugabe’s lengthy and ruinous rule. Mphoko is demanding, for life, a salary equivalent to that of a sitting VP, bodyguards, an office and a government vehicle.…

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Mphokos freed

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By Mashudu Netsianda Former Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela and his wife Nomagugu, were yesterday freed following the withdrawal of their fraud and extortion charges by the State. Siqokoqela Mphoko The Mphokos were accused of hijacking the Choppies retail business and “looting” more than $80 000 in cash and goods. Siqokoqela, who was a shareholder in the retail business and a non-executive director, is alleged to have abused his power to “loot” $50 000 in cash realised from sales at different supermarkets and replacing it with transfers. Related Articles Nomagugu…

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Trial of Mphoko’s son postponed

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By Mashudu Netsianda The trial of former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela, has been postponed to January 21 next year. Siqokoqela Mphoko appearing in court He is being accused of hijacking the Choppies retail business and “looting” more than $50 000 worth of cash and goods from the outlets countrywide without board approval. Siqokoqela (40), who is facing 170 counts of fraud and theft, appeared before Bulawayo regional magistrate Mr Trynos Utawashe yesterday and was further remanded in custody pending trial. Related Articles The trial dates have been set…

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Ex-VP Mphoko’s son challenges revocation of bail at High Court

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By Mashudu Netsianda Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela, has approached the High Court challenging the revocation of his bail by a Bulawayo magistrate. Siqokoqela Mphoko appearing in court Siqokoqela (40), who is facing 170 counts of fraud and theft, had his bail revoked by Ms Gladmore Mushove last week for violating bail conditions by harassing State witnesses. He allegedly hijacked the Choppies retail business and “looted” more than $50 000 worth of cash and goods from the outlets countrywide without board approval. Related Articles Siqokoqela, who is director…

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Is Mphoko’s world crumbling?

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Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko’s world is crumbling down following his fall from grace in November last year. Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko (right) seen here with his wife The diplomat could just be on the verge of losing what many consider to be a key asset in his portfolio — Choppies Enterprises. Choppies is a retail chain whose roots can be traced as far back as 1986 in a town called Lobatse in neighbouring Botswana. It was established in Zimbabwe in 2013 through the acquisition of Industry and Commerce…

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Mphoko loses control of Choppies

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By Mandla Ndlovu Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and his son Siqokoqela Mphoko have no financial or operation say in the business of Nanavac Investments which owns 51% of Choppies brand in Zimbabwe , the CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu has said. Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko (right) seen here with his wife In a letter addressed to all employees of Nanavac, Ottapathu said, “We strongly advise all employees to stop dealing with the above mentioned persons with immediate effect.” Ottapathu threatened disciplinary hearing on any person who will have dealings with…

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