Category: Crime and Courts

Ex-Minister Undenge jailed

Former cabinet minister, Samuel Undenge has been jailed to an effective 2 and a half years after being convicted of abuse of office. Harare regional magistrate, Mr Hosea Mujaya convicted the former Minister of Energy and Power Development after finding him guilty of criminal abuse of office. Charges against Undenge arose after he allegedly wrote a letter directing the Zimbabwe Power Company to engage Fruitful Communications company to do public relations work without following due processes and in the process prejudicing the state of $12 650 in 2016. Undenge (62) had initially been slapped with a 4-year term of...

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Gwanda entrepreneur takes a swipe at MDC-T

A Gwanda panel beating company is mulling taking legal action against MDC-T’s Bulawayo branch after some officials allegedly broke into its premises and towed off a vehicle that they had been left for repairs six years ago without paying the $1 000 debt owed to the company. Speaking to the ZBC News, the proprietor of Majongosi Panel Beaters Mr Velile Mhlanga said the Toyota Dyna registered under Ms Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga was brought for servicing in 2012. While a payment of $300 was made three years after completion of the job, Mr Mhlanga said the political party owed him $1...

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Pres ED appoints 3 member tribunal

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in a three member tribunal to institute investigations and determine suspended Prosecutor General Advocate Ray Goba’s suitability to continue holding the esteemed office following allegations of failure to prosecute graft cases and gross misconduct. The tribunal is expected to deliver its findings within four months, while an Acting Prosecutor General is expected to be announced by Friday. Retired High Court judge Justice November Tafuma Mtshiya will chair the tribunal and was the first to be sworn in by President Mnangagwa at State House this morning, in the presence of the Attorney General Advocate Prince...

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Retrenched workers revisit Supreme Court ruling

A workers’ representative body comprising retrenched workers from the 2015 landmark Supreme Court ruling that terminated thousands of employment contracts has revisited this ruling, hoping for a redress on a law that affected 30 000 workers. The Zimbabwe Workers for Justice said three years on the case effectively argued by Advocate Nelson Chamisa still haunts their livelihoods. Exactly six days from today in 2015, Zimbabwe witnessed one of its historic Supreme Court rulings which gave leverage for employers to terminate contracts of employment by giving three months notice of their intention to do so. On the 17th of July...

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Rape cases rise in Masvingo

Officials from Musasa Project say there has been a rapid increase in the number of women seeking refuge at their centres in Masvingo after being raped. This came out during a domestic violence meeting facilitated by the organisation and attended by 32 chiefs and other key members of communities in Masvingo. The rising trend of women who are turning up at Musasa Shelters in Masvingo after being raped has become worrisome, with stakeholders coming together to find ways to addressing the continued violation of women. Nyasha Mazango, programmes officer, gender and peace building, for Musasa Project said four of...

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