Bigwigs throng Harare court

By Shamiso Dzingire It was an extraordinary week at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts that saw four high-profile figures appearing in court on the same day, facing various charges. Supa Mandiwanzira (right) granted $2,000 bail It was therefore a hive of activity as journalists from various media houses convened outside the courts to capture this rare moment when four of Zimbabwe’s well-heeled citizens were forced to abandon the comforts of their homes to answer to an assortment of charges. Former Cabinet minister Supa Mandiwanzira was appearing at the courts for the first…

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Chikore, Mutimbe to be jointly charged

By Shamiso Dzingire Former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in law Simba Chikore will be tried together with his co-accused Simbarashe Mutimbe after the State successfully applied that their dockets be married. Former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikowore (left) and his wife Bona at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts (Picture by NewsDay) Chikore and Mutimbe allegedly unlawfully detained Zimbabwe Airways employee Bertha Zakeyo for four hours when they denied her exit from her workplace. The State, represented by Linda Gadzikwa, applied that the two be jointly charged because they connived to commit…

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Simba Chikore trial date set

On Nov 7, 2018 24,768 0 By Anesu Madiye The trial of former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore on charges of unlawfully detaining Bertha Zakeyo, also a former Zimbabwe Airways employee, has been set for December 14, 2018. Simba Chikore seen here with the former First Lady and Mother-in-Law Grace Mugabe Chikore today appeared in court intending to apply for refusal of further remand but this was thrown out after the prosecution furnished him with a trial date. He will be jointly charged with his alleged accomplice, Simbarashe Mutimbe.…

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