Teen kills self after parents seek protection order against him

17th December 2018 Zimbabwe By Staff Reporter CHIPINGE: A teenager took his own life after his parents filed for a protection order against him at the courts following a misunderstanding, police have confirmed. Manicaland province ZRP spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda identified the deceased as Casper Maronga, 18, from Middle Sabi Chipinge under Chief Musikavanhu. Maronga had reportedly been having some problems with his parents which saw them file for a protection order at the civil courts. Police from Chipinge delivered court summons to Casper in front of parents Amon…

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Ex-ZANU PF youth leader implicated in land fraud

By Leopold Munhende FORMER ZANU PF youth leader Innocent Hamandishe has been implicated in the alleged theft of State land by the Commission of Inquiry currently conducting investigation across the country. The Commission was set up by Mnangagwa in February this year and is led by High Court judge Tendai Uchena. Its chief investigator, Godfree Muza, revealed Hamandishe’s involvement during a recent media briefing in the capital. “Innocent Hamandishe features on many cases in Caledonia; he would also sell and double allocate stands and give people fake UDCorp cards. “Initially,…

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COURT: Ex-health minister Parirenyatwa gets passport back

17th December 2018 Zimbabwe By Court Reporter FORMER health minister David Parirenyatwa was recently given his passport back by a Harare court so he could travel abroad for a meeting. The document had been seized as part on bail conditions in a case where Parirenyatwa – a medical doctor – is facing criminal abuse of office charges. He was arrested a few days after President Emmerson dropped him from cabinet following the disputed July 30 elections. The former cabinet minister told court that he needed his passport in order to…

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‘Zim govt incurs credibility deficit’

By Pauline Hurungudo Government is running under a serious credibility deficit, as the long-suffering Zimbabweans continue to lose hope in its economic policies, analysts have observed. In this file photo taken on June 01, 2018 MDC Alliance Spokesperson Tendai Biti speaks during a press conference during which he announced that Zimbabwe’s opposition parties are calling for electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 general elections and that there will be street demonstrations in the capital Harare on June 5. (AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA) The four months preceding the July…

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Mugabe son-in-law trial deferred to January

16th December 2018 Zimbabwe By Court Reporter THE trial of former President Robert Mugabe ‘s son-in-law failed to start last Friday after the defence said they were served with state papers late. Simba Chikore is facing unlawful detention charges together with a formerAir Zimbabwe security guard, Simbarashe Mutimbe. The duo’s trial was pushed to January 24 next year with consent from both accused. Chikore once sought to be removed from remand saying the case should continue by way of summons. This was after prosecutor Linda Gadzikwa sought to have the…

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Harare warns against illegal land occupation

HARARE city council has warned that it will not entertain individuals, housing cooperatives or pay schemes that pester it claiming to have discovered open land in the city. “We are inundated with claims of discovery for housing and commercial land. If any such land is available, it will be advertised in the press as per council policy,” the city council said in a statement. The remarks come as the council has over the years battled land barons who illegally parcel out its land to unsuspecting home seekers. While many cities…

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ZANUPF Conference: More power for Khaya Moyo

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF has moved to centralise its communications by passing a resolution giving secretary for information Simon Khaya Moyo the sole responsibility to speak on behalf of the former liberation movement. The ruling party recently established a functional structure made up of high profile figures to oversee its day-to-day operations and, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has now moved to guard against discordent messaging. In resolutions made at the end of Zanu PF’s 17th annual conference, it was made clear that Khaya Moyo will now have sole responsibility to…

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Thieving Hwange cop nabbed as he tries to escape to South Africa

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: A thieving police officer who allegedly escaped from detention a fortnight ago has been arrested. Maxwell Musariri was arrested in Beitbridge last week as he attempted to escape into neighbouring South Africa. The cop, who was stationed at Hwange Police Station, allegedly escaped from Hwange Prison where he was detained on remand for 12 counts of unlawful entry and theft. This was after he allegedly broke into the cottages of his colleagues and stole an assortment of household goods. Musariri, 28, escaped in the company…

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Chimene under pressure to dump Moza hideout as daughter dies

By Staff Reporter Mutare: Self-exiled former Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Mandi Chimene could be forced to abandon her Mozambican hideout anytime soon following Friday’s passing on of her 35-year-old daughter, Ellen Zimondi. Zimondi, according to sources, had been admitted at the privately owned Murambi Gardens Clinic in Mutare over a two week period suffering from an undisclosed ailment. In July this year, Zimondi appeared before a local magistrates’ court facing charges of impersonating Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement Minister Perence Shiri to fraudulently acquire farmland which she later sold to unsuspecting…

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Baby drowns in bucket after being left in care of 98-year-old granny

By Mashonaland East Correspondent SEKE:  An 11-month old baby left in the care of 98-year-old woman died here recently after she drowned in bucket filled with water, police have confirmed. Mashonaland East police spokesperson, Inspector Tendai Mwanza said early this month, in Musiiwa Village, Seke, Svivness Tizirai (23), left her unnamed daughter in the custody of Chikoro Chimunya, (98) whilst she went to collect some maize from nearby homestead. Tizirai was employed by Chimunya as a helper.  “However, on her return home, Tizirai failed to locate her daughter and after…

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