Category: Crime and Courts

Poachers bail denied

The Victoria Falls Magistrate Court has denied bail the two suspected poachers who were arrested in connection with the cyanide poisoning which killed 13 elephants in Hwange. The trial of the duo has been set for the 23rd of October. The two accused persons Zwelitsha Tshuma 37 of Jambezi and Sitshuwade Msipha 47 appeared before Magistrate Mrs Lindiwe Maphosa at Victoria Falls Magistrate Court. The duo had their bail application thrown away and further remanded in custody pending trial. Delivering the ruling, Magistrate Mrs Maphosa said the nature of the offense may cause public disorder. The state had also...

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Cyanide poachers appear in court     

Two suspected poachers who were arrested in connection with the recent cyanide poisoning incident which killed 13 elephants appeared at the Victoria Falls Magistrates Court with the bail ruling expected to be made on Tuesday. The two accused persons Zwelitsha Tshuma (37) of Jambezi and Sitshuwade Msipha (47) appeared before magistrate Mrs Lindiwe Maphosa on Monday morning. Through their lawyers Sithabile Daka of Dube and Company law firm, the duo has applied for bail whose determination is set for this Tuesday. According to the court papers, on a date unknown to the prosecutor,  but between the 5th and 12th...

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All set for Africa Prisons Day tomorrow

All is now set for the Africa Prisons and Correctional Services Day commemorations to be held at Gwanzura Stadium in Harare tomorrow. The commemorations come just after the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZOCS) held an inaugural Family Week aimed at building and upholding family ties for inmates last week. ZPCS Assistant Commissioner – Chikurubi Maximum Prison, Nobert Chomurenga said the event will be packed with a lot of activities and entertainment. Families have been encouraged to come in their numbers for the event as prisoners will have a chance to play football matches with prominent footballers. A number...

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Smuggling, illegal sale of drugs on the increase

The Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) have noted with concern increasing cases of smuggling and illegal sell of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs in the streets despite having serious health implications. In the face of rising antimicrobial resistance in common infections driven by consumption of antibiotics, the MCAZ and the Zimbabwe Republic Police are conducting operations to curb illegal sell and uptake of antibiotics. Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said a regional joint operation is being conducted to curb illegal sell of pharmaceutical drugs among other crimes as syndicates are operating...

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Artists visit Chikurubi Maximum Prison

More than ten musicians visited inmates at the Chikurubi Maximum Prisons ahead of the Prisons Correctional Services Day commemorations to be held on the 14th of this month. The prisons family week has set the stage for the Prisons Correctional Services Day commemorations set for this Saturday. The musicians who included Sulumani Chimbetu, Biggie Tembo Jnr, Kapfupi, among others also visited inmates at Chikurubi and had a chance to mingle with them in a special family set up. Acappella music and theatrical performances proved lighter moments giving smiles to those behind the high walls of Chikurubi. Correctional Services Day...

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