Category: Crime and Courts

Abuse of social media can be managed: Bukhari

Pakistan says the abuse of social media can be managed through the enacting of legislation that addresses such challenges. This comes as Pakistan and Zimbabwe are mooting cooperation in the field of media, education and information communication technology (ICT). Pakistan Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Riaz Bukhari met with the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Dr Chris Mushohwe to discuss on the possible areas of cooperation with the view of furthering the existing social economic relations. The Pakistan Ambassador said his county has put in place legislation to deal with cyber security and promotion of development through technology....

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Chinese nationals freed on US$500 bail

The three Chinese nationals who are facing charges of contravening the exchange control act have been freed on US$500. The three accused were found in illegal possession of $50 000 in bond notes. This is the first high profile case brought before the court involving the illegal foreign currency trading since the coming into force of the exchange control act last month. The 16 other illegal foreign currency dealers were granted US$100 bail...

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16 money changers charged

16 illegal foreign currency dealers have appeared in court today accused of contravening the Exchange Control Act after they were found of various amounts of United States dollars, rand and bond notes, among other currencies. The 16 appeared before Harare Magistrate, Ms Nomsa Sabarauta facing charges of contravening section 5 (1) (1) (1) of the Exchange Control Act.  They were remanded to tomorrow for bail application. It is the state’s case that the accused, who appeared in court separately, were arrested on 2 October at various points in Harare’s central business district while exchanging various currencies. State prosecutor, Ms...

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Calls for relatives to support inmates

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) says the rehabilitation of offenders can only be completed if relatives support those behind bars. This comes as the ZPCS host family week to encourage visiting of offenders next week. ZPCS spokesperson Superintendent Priscillar Mthembo said the prisons will be opening doors to all Zimbabweans to visit inmates as part of the rehabilitation process. The family week is held ahead of the International Prisons and Correctional Services Day commemorations to be held in...

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ZRP castigates perpetrators of child abuse

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has castigated perpetrators of child abuse while calling on all sectors of society to collaborate in ending the vice. Creating a conducive environment for children to excel in their academic work came under spotlight at the 12th edition of the ZRP police primary schools merit awards aimed at recognising those who excelled in 2016. In a speech read on his behalf by the police Deputy Commissioner General Operations Innocent Matibiri, Police Commissioner General Dr Augustine Chihuri commended the force’s education department for producing high achievers, while calling for increased efforts to protect children from abuse....

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