Journalist Kudzayi sues police, defence ministers for wrongful umbrella arrest

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HARARE – Journalist Edmund Kudzayi is suing Home Affairs and Defence ministers for $500,000 as compensation for his unlawful arrest over possession of a camouflage umbrella. The former Sunday Mail editor, through his lawyers, says that his arrest on February 22 this year, caused him great embarrassment and suffering. Kudzayi was acquitted at the close of the State’s case after prosecutors failed to prove an offence had been committed. The presiding magistrate, Victoria Mashamba, had no kind words against the State when she freed him. Police and prosecutors used a law…

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Lawyer sues church warden for $500k

On Apr 30, 2019 10,900 0 By Nyore Madzianike A Mutare lawyer is suing a former Anglican church warden for $500 000 for wrongful arrest and defamation after he claimed that he had stolen the church’s car. Mutare High Court Mr Ashel Mutungura has filed summons with Mutare High Court demanding that Joseph Mashingaidze pay him in damages for causing malicious arrest, defamation and legal costs incurred during his trial. Mr Mutungura, who was the registrar for the Anglican Diocese of Manicaland, was arrested sometime last year and appeared before…

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Mathema, Matanga face jail

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By Tarisai Machakaire Home Affairs minister Cain Mathema and commissioner-general of police Godwin Matanga will each face 90 days’ imprisonment if they fail to comply with a High Court order compelling them to compensate a victim of wrongful arrest. Minister of Home Affairs Cain Mathema, seen here with with his wife, attending his cabinet swearing in ceremony Mathema and Matanga were found in contempt of court by Justice Benjamin Chikowero and ordered to pay $18 075 with prescribed interest within 14 days or go to jail. “The respondents be and…

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