New twist to Zimbabwe Airways saga as Special Anti-corruption Unit wants to visit Malaysia

New twist to Zimbabwe Airways saga as Special Anti-corruption Unit wants to visit Malaysia 1

By Nigel Pfunde | Zim Morning Post | The Zimbabwe Airways saga has taken a new twist amid reports that the Special Anti-Corruption unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet is expected to visit Malaysia to ascertain the nature of the plane acquisition transaction and the prices which are believed to have been inflated, the Zim Morning Post has learnt. Bona Mugabe Chikore and her husband, Simba Chikore, at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Former president Robert Mugabe’s son in law Simba Chikore and former Transport minister Jorum…

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Lawyer declines to testify against Mugabe’s son-in-law

Lawyer declines to testify against Mugabe’s son-in-law 2

By Tarisai Machakaire A Harare lawyer has refused to testify against former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore as a State witness to establish an essential fact of the Zimbabwe Airways senior staff row as well as provide expert testimony saying she retains a contingent fee interest in the case. Simba Chikore (centre) and wife Bona Mugabe (right) Harare lawyer Phillipa Phillips was due to testify against Chikore in the trial but advised the court in a letter that there would be conflict of interest and had to seek consent…

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Simba Chikore back in court

Simba Chikore back in court 3

By Panashe Machakaire The trial of former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore, who is accused of kidnapping his employee at Zimbabwe Airways offices, opened yesterday at the Harare Magistrate’s Court, with the complainant, Mrs Bertha Zakeyo, narrating how she was unlawfully detained. Simba Chikore (centre) and wife Bona Mugabe (right) In her evidence in chief before magistrate Mrs Victoria Mashamba, Mrs Zakeyo claimed that Chikore gave a directive to security guard Simbarashe Mutimbe to bar her from leaving Zimbabwe Airways offices until she handed over her phone. “The security…

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Chikore’s trial in false start

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On Dec 15, 2018 9,897 0 By Anesu Madiye The trial of former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, on charges of unlawfully detaining an employee, which was supposed to commence yesterday, has been postponed to January 24. File picture of Simba Chikore at court in the company of his wife Bona Chikore-Mugabe, his lawyer Jonathan Samkange and police detectives. The State stated that they needed more time to prepare their case and that they will be ready on the said date.Chikore, who is being jointly charged with Simbarashe Mutimbe,…

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Bigwigs throng Harare court

Bigwigs throng Harare court 5

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

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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

Simba Chikore trial date set 7

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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