Category: Crime and Courts

City of Harare suspends four officials

The Harare City Council (HCC) has suspended four of its officials pending investigations for allegedly inflating prices of medicines and materials meant to help victims of cholera which has claimed 32 lives. Speaking to the ZBC News in Harare this evening, HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme said the suspended are Philimon Rwafa, Smart Mhuka, Tafadzwa Reza and Tawanda Marange. In recent days, after the outbreak of the deadly cholera disease, the government, several corporates and well-wishers chipped in with financial assistance to contain the disease but there was an outcry that some involved in the procurement of the needed medicines...

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Man guns down 3 in Buhera

Tragedy struck when three Mandigo family members were allegedly shot to death by one, Takadu Magwiro following a dispute over allegations of stolen maize, rapoko and groundnuts in Buhera. The gruesome murder resembles a horror movie that has left families and friends shell shocked.  The tragic incident took place at Marindire village under Chief Makumbe at around mid-day on Sunday after a dispute between Mangwiro (68) and his domestic helper, Farai Mandingo over allegations of stolen maize, rapoko and groundnuts. The accused is said to have expelled his domestic worker together with his wife and two daughters who continued...

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2 murdered within 3 days in Mberengwa

Mberengwa residents are now living in panic mode following two murder cases in a space of two days. The recent murder occurred this Thursday and the body was discovered at Mberengwa primary school grounds in a decomposing state. Police failed to identify the deceased, leading the public to conclude that it could be that of a homestead keeper cum illegal miner, named Method. Method was however later seen by his wife three days back while going to the beer hall. Residents said the increase in murder cases in the area is now a cause for concern. The murder case comes hard on the heels of another murder case on Wednesday which saw another man being butchered while coming from the beer hall. The deceased’s body was ferried to Zvishavane District Hospital for post mortem. Efforts to get a comment from Midlands Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende were fruitless as her mobile phone was switched...

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Grace Mugabe’s sister arrested

Former first lady Grace Mugabe’s sister Shuvai Junior Gumbochuma was arrested and appeared before Harare Magistrate Mr Elisha Singano facing three counts of fraud emanating from the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land on the pretext that she wanted to develop stands before selling off part of the land for $2 million. Represented by Professor Lovemore Madhuku, Mrs Gumbochuma was granted $500 bail and ordered to reside at her Concession home and not to interfere with...

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UPDATED: Parirenyatwa arrested, granted bail        

Former Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa was nabbed by the police on criminal abuse of office charges and has appeared before Harare Magistrate Elisha Singano who granted him US$500 bail. Charges against Parirenyatwa are that on the 4th of June this year when he was still Minister of Health and Child Care he abused his position as a public officer and directed Natpharm Board Chairperson Dr George Washaya to end Flora Sifeku’s contract as Managing Director, showing favour to Newman Madzikwa who had once been dismissed from Natpharm for selling donated drugs.        ...

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