Category: Crime and Courts

200kg of Malaysia-bound ivory intercepted 

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) says a 200kg consignment of ivory destined for Kuala Lumpar in Malaysia has been intercepted at the Robert Mugabe International Airport. The ivory, which was stashed in four boxes was intercepted yesterday with the help of the country’s security agencies who were on duty at the airport. Two people, who are alleged to have been facilitating the movement of the consignment have been identified following the interception and investigations are being made to establish the owner of the contraband. Zimparks Public Relations Manager, Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed the interception of the...

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Copper cable thieves jailed 10 years each 

  Gwanda regional magistrate, Mr Mark Dzira has sentenced two Bulawayo men to 10 years imprisonment each for stealing copper cables belonging to TelOne in Esigodini. Okay Moyo (23) and Begin Ngwenya (26) both were convicted on their own plea of guilty for vandalising and removing 300 metres of overhead telecommunication lines belonging to TelOne. The cables are worth $1500. Prosecuting, Mr Mncedisi Dube said the two teamed up on the 6th of December 2017 to steal the telecommunication line in Esigodini. Unbeknown to the copper thieves, the complainant Murivamwe Matezve, who is employed by TelOne at Esigodini, heard...

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Restitution, forfeiture key to combating corruption

Stakeholders in the prevention of corruption say the implementation of restitution and forfeiture of stolen goods is the best way of preventing corruption. This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa identified corruption as one of the vices that has to be dealt with decisively. Restitution and forfeiture of ill gotten money is viewed as the best way in preventing corruption. In Zimbabwe’s judicial system focus has been on prosecution and conviction with convicted criminals however enjoying the proceeds of crime after serving their sentences. The renewed efforts in reviving the economy has seen focus shifting from handling criminals with kids...

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Calls to address sexual harassment, GBV

A call has been made for policy makers to put in place legislation and measures that address the increasing cases of sexual abuse and gender based violence (GBV).  As Zimbabwe and the rest of the world commemorate the 16 days of gender based violence, recommendations have been made by non-governmental organisations to intensify awareness campaigns and curb the increase of HIV and AIDS related diseases. Speaking at the official launch of a report on barriers to sexual violence in Harare’s Mbare suburb, University of Zimbabwe lecturer Professor Kefas Nyikahadzoyi said victims of GBV are not coming to report cases...

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ZDF bemoans disturbing trends in reporting criminal cases

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and other security services say they are encouraged by the co-operation they are receiving from members of the public in their efforts to maintain law and order throughout the country. In a statement released to ZBC News this evening, the ZDF and other security services also said Operation Restore Legacy has made significant progress since its launch on the 15th of last month. They however noted a disturbing trend in the reporting of criminal and other cases by members of the public who have not followed normal procedures for reporting crime. The ZDF said...

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