Category: Crime and Courts

Discharge your duties with respect, traditional leaders told

Traditional leaders have been reminded to discharge their duties with respect and guided by the principles of the country’s constitution. The remarks were made by Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Owen Ncube when he officially opened Chief Njelele’s community court in Gokwe. Chief Njelele and his people celebrated the completion of their state of the art court that will see the Chief move away from his old court, a big mobola plum tree. The community court was built by the community with assistance from a local donor who provided building material. Commissioning the court, Cde Ncube took the opportunity...

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Gwanda man killed over commercial sex worker

A Gwanda man has died from wounds sustained after being stabbed at a local night club following a dispute over a commercial sex worker today. Residents of Gwanda have been left shell shocked following the gruesome murder the Matshetshe man in the early hours of today. The accused person Obadiah Dube aged 40 and the victim are said to have been drinking beer at Club 626 around mid night when the deceased sought the services of the lady of the night, who was also his girlfriend. The commercial sex worker identified as Miriam Chalibe aged 25 refused to leave with the victim as he resided in Matshetshe which is a distance from Gwanda town. The now deceased is then said to have left the club and returned around 1am to find the accused person trying to seek the services of his girlfriend. An argument ensued outside the club leading to the victim being stabbed near his right shoulder. “My boyfriend left the club and later came back around 1am that is when Obadiah approached me seeking for my services but i refused and told him i was afraid of the deceased. He then insisted saying i should follow him outside. Whilst outside the deceased came and stood in between me and my client. That is when Obadiah drew a knife and stabbed my boyfriend at the back of his...

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Major blow for Highfield Old People’s Home

The Highfield Old People’s Home is appealing for assistance after it lost of two grinding mill motors to burglars on Wednesday this week. The grinding mills which they received from a local bank were part of their income generating projects after they last received the social welfare grant in 2007. The premises lie on an idle 6.5 hectare piece of land which if properly utilised can sustain the home. Established in 1968, Highfield Old People’s Home currently serves 22 elderly persons who are 74 years and...

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ZRP on restructuring exercise

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says the ongoing restructuring of the police force which will see the abolishment of some senior positions is not a witch-hunt but a deliberate exercise aimed at improving service delivery, operational effectiveness and promoting policing excellence. The ZRP has confirmed the ongoing restructuring of the organisation which will result in notable changes in the structure including abolishment of certain posts and the merging as well as thinning of some sections. According to the police the restructuring which is not a new phenomenon will see more officers being available for operational duties. Addressing senior police...

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Chipanga challenges farm dispossession

Former Makoni South legislator and Zanu PF Youth League Secretary, Kudzanayi Chipanga has approached the High Court on an urgent basis challenging illegal displacement from his headlands Workfiled Farm. Through his lawyers, Samundombe and Partners, Chipanga cited Manicaland Minister of State for Manicaland Province, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa, Cde Christopher Chingosho, Alias Masuku, Andrew Dawson and James Chisholm to the High Court as respondents. He accuses the respondents of occupying his Headlands farm, displacing his farm workers, his property, livestock and disturbing his preparations for the 2018-2019 farming season. He seeks an order instructing the respondents to return the status...

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