Patrick Zhuwao: Unpacking the systemic capture of Zimbabwe’s judicial system

Patrick Zhuwao: Unpacking the systemic capture of Zimbabwe’s judicial system 1

By Patrick Zhuwao | Zhuwao Transformation Brief 05 | Professor Jonathan Moyo is publishing a book coming out soon entitled “EXCELGATE: How Zimbabwe’s 2018 presidential election was stolen” Patrick Zhuwao seen here with Jonathan Moyo (centre) and Saviour Kasukuwere This ZTB unpacks whether it could have been possible to steal Zimbabwe’s 2018 presidential election without the systemic capture of Zimbabwe’s judicial system. The systemic capture of Zimbabwe’s judiciary started manifesting itself in 2016 and came to the fore on 21st August 2019 when Justice Chitapi quashed charges against Honourable Saviour…

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Interpol declines Zimbabwe requests to arrest former Mugabe ministers

Interpol declines Zimbabwe requests to arrest former Mugabe ministers 2

BULAWAYO – Zimbabwean authorities’ attempts to employ Interpol to secure the return to Zimbabwe of former top officials of ousted president Robert Mugabe have hit a brick wall. In one such case, the international police organisation refused to cooperate in the apprehension and repatriation of the former local government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, who is believed to be in South Africa. In a letter seen by ZimLive to authorities in Zimbabwe, Interpol said all requests for a placement of an individual on a red notice are forwarded to its Notices and…

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Judge okays auctioning of Saviour Kasukuwere home for absconding court

Judge okays auctioning of Saviour Kasukuwere home for absconding court 4

HARARE – Former Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere will lose his home in Vumba after the High Court ruled that its forfeiture after he skipped bail was a self-created hardship. The holiday home was forfeited in March after the once powerful Zanu PF politician failed to appear in court for his corruption trial. Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya ruled that the house, which Kasukuwere had used as surity to secure his release on bail, may be disposed. On Monday, Justice Edith Mushore applauded Harare magistrate for ordering forfeiture saying it…

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Guvamombe’s bail conditions relaxed

Guvamombe’s bail conditions relaxed 6

On Mar 21, 2019 23,471 0 By Shamiso Dzingire Suspened Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe yesterday successfully applied for the relaxation of his reporting conditions. Suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe (centre) Guvamombe is accused of offering work-related learning to former Cabinet ministers Supa Mandiwanzira and Saviour Kasukuwere at the Harare Civil Courts at a time they were being tried for corruption-related allegations. Guvamombe is also charged with defeating the course of justice after he allegedly directed a subordinate to recuse himself in a trial involving his business partner’s son. Related Articles…

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State goes after Kasukuwere leisure home

State goes after Kasukuwere leisure home 7

By Tendai Rupapa The prosecution is seeking to forfeit former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s upmarket leisure home in Nyanga after he failed to appear in court for trial. He was issued with an arrest warrant in January by regional magistrate Mr Hoseah Mujaya. Former Zanu PF political commissar and Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere Kasukuwere on January 10 successfully applied for his passport back on the grounds he wanted to travel to South Africa for medical attention and the State did not oppose the application, saying it was convinced by…

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No High Court joy for Kasukuwere

No High Court joy for Kasukuwere 8

By Fidelis Munyoro Former Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has lost his appeal to stay the proceedings in his trial on charges of criminal abuse of office, pending a review of the same proceedings at the High Court. Former Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere (Picture by VOA) Kasukuwere had sought the intervention of the High Court, accusing regional magistrate Mr Hoseah Mujaya of being biased in the manner he was handling his case. The former minister also challenged the status of prosecutors falling under the Special Anti-Corruption Unit…

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Corruption unit raises flag over Kasukuwere and Mandiwanzira work-related training at the courts

Corruption unit raises flag over Kasukuwere and Mandiwanzira work-related training at the courts 9

By Lincoln Towindo and Sharon Munjenjema The Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has questioned the engagement of two prominent politicians for work-related training at the Harare Magistrates’ Court despite the duo facing serious graft-related charges at the same courts. Former Zanu PF political commissar and Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere Former Cabinet Ministers Saviour Kasukuwere and Supa Mandiwanzira — who are studying for law degrees with the University of Zimbabwe —are currently engaged as interns at the lower courts. Kasukuwere is charged with…

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Kasukuwere seeks to stop trial

By Shamiso Dzingire Former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who is facing criminal abuse of office charges has filed another High Court application seeking to stop the trial proceedings at the Harare Magistrates’ Court, accusing the trial magistrate of irregularly handling the matter. Saviour Kasukuwere This comes after Kasukuwere through his lawyer Charles Chinyama, last week filed another application seeking a review of regional magistrate Hoseah Mujaya’s decision to throw out his application for exception to the charges. In the application, Kasukuwere accused the magistrate of being biased in the…

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Kasukuwere petitions High Court

Kasukuwere petitions High Court 10

By Tendai Kamhungira Former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere who is facing abuse of office charges has approached the High Court seeking to have his charges quashed as he accused regional magistrate Hoseah Mujaya of being biased in the manner he has so far handled his case. Saviour Kasukuwere arrives at Harare Magistrates court in the company of detectives and his lawyer Jonathan Samukange to face charges of abuse of office during his tenure as cabinet minister. Through his lawyer Charles Chinyama, Kasukuwere is seeking the High Court to review…

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Kasukuwere to face the music

Kasukuwere to face the music 11

By Nokutenda Chiyangwa Harare magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya yesterday dismissed former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s application for exception of charges, saying that he has a case to answer as the issues that were raised in his application were triable. Former Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere Mr Majaya said Kasukuwere chaired the meeting in which he allegedly showed favour to Brainworks (Private) Limited in awarding it a tender. Kasukuwere’s counsel led by Mr Charles Chinyama, who was instructing Mr Thembinkosi Magwaliba, filed an application for exception last week in…

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