Category: Crime and Courts

Mugabe summoned before Parly

Zimbabwe’s parliament has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to give evidence about a claim he made about huge-scale diamond theft. Mr Mugabe accused foreign mining firms of “swindling” and “smuggling” in an interview on state-run TV in 2016. “The companies have virtually robbed us of our wealth,” he said, adding the Treasury had seen little of about $15billion they had earned. It is not clear if the 94-year-old will agree to appear before the committee. Mr Mugabe resigned in November last year in the wake of an impeachment in parliament, and still has the privileges of a former head...

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Khupe, Chamisa con-court ruling set for next week

The judgement for the urgent High Court chamber application over the use of the MDC-T party symbol and name by Advocate Nelson Chamisa’s camp against Dr Thokozani Khupe’s faction has been set for Tuesday next week. Dr Khupe through her lawyers TJ Mabhikwa and Partners appeared before the Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Martin Makonese opposing the application filed by her rivals. The MDC-T camp led by Advocate Chamisa through their lawyers Artherstone and Cook Legal Practitioners made their submissions before the judge challenging the opposition of the application by Dr Khupe. Advocate Chamisa’s MDC-T camp lawyer, Lucas Nkomo...

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Father kills 5 children with petrol bomb

Five children were burnt to death at Churu farm on the outskirts of Harare on Wednesday night when their father who separated from their mother petrol bombed the house in which they were sleeping. The children’s mother and her relative are hospitalised after being injured in the incident. Police confirmed the incident, saying 44 year old Steven Majovha burnt the children aged 10, 9, 6, 4 and 2 years. Majovha is also alleged to have raped a 12 year old girl at the house. Meanwhile, police have shot and wounded four armed robbers in Harare’s Marlbrough suburb while one of them escaped.  Police spokesperson, Chief Superintendant Paul Nyathi also confirmed the...

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Armed robbers nabbed in Dema

An 11-member gang who were terrorising people in and around Harare has been arrested following information that was provided by members of the public. Speaking to ZBC News, ZRP Criminal Investigation Department Detective Assistant Inspector Portia Chinho said the criminals pounced on a business premise in Aspindale where they stole cash amounting to US$1.8 million at gun point. The vehicle theft squad arrested one of the suspects in St Mary’s Chitungwiza. The suspect then implicated his accomplices and this led to the arrest of another suspect in Kuwadzana. Police managed to trace the remaining suspects in Dema where they...

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ZRP warns of armed robbers

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has paid tribute to members of the general public for alerting the ZRP about armed robbers who are terrorising people in some parts of the country. The ZRP Criminal Investigation Department said it will leave no stone unturned until a gang of armed robbers terrorising members of the public by stealing  money and valuables are brought to book. In a statement, ZRP CID detective Assistant Inspector Portia Chinho said they have managed to trap and arrest five robbers in Dema following a tip of from the public. The police has however urged the public to...

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