Category: Crime and Courts

Chinhoyi pastor recovers stolen vehicle

The Salvation Army Chinhoyi Citadel pastor, Captain Kumbirai Kazembe, has recovered his vehicle which he lost to robbers last week. The vehicle, a Nissan Liberty, was found in Norton, some 200 metres away from the Robert Mugabe highway. The robbers made off with the car after they had ransacked the pastors’ house last week, in a heist which saw victims being tied by the hands and legs using electric and phone battery charger cables. Captain Kazembe said the vehicle was left parked on the road with keys on the ignition and an alert passerby had to inform the police. “The vehicle must have been abandoned after it ran out of fuel,” said Captain Kazembe. The robbers gained entry into the clergyman’s house through the window, tied the pastor, his wife and a cadet pastor before they ransacked the house and made off with valuables such as cash, mobile phones and laptops, in addition to the recovered...

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Man jailed 90 years for raping daughter

A 37 year old man from Zaka, Farai Chimhamhasi has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after he was found guilty of raping his 13 year old daughter six times before impregnating her.  Chiredzi regional magistrate, Mrs Judith Zuyu sentenced Chimhamhasi to 15 years on each count to make them 90 and finally suspended 15 years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence in the next five years. The court heard that in February this year Chimhamhasi was left in custody of their three children by his wife who was visiting her parents. On the...

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New Insolvency Act hailed for protecting creditors

The new Insolvency Act chapter 604 is viewed as the best legislation that promotes the ease of doing business and encourages the participation of creditors in cases of insolvency. The new Insolvency Act chapter 604 expressly repealed chapter 607 and provided an enabling environment for business. Before the new act, the law gave powers to appointed judicial managers at the expense of creditors. The new law has consolidated all insolvency laws under one legislation and protects the interests of creditors by giving them power to select a creditors committee and the power to vote for or against a proposal...

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Chivayo slaps ZPC with $25m lawsuit

Harare businessman Wicknell Chivhayo has hit back at Zimbabwe Power Company and slapped the power utility entity with a $25 million lawsuit for maliciously causing his arrest on criminal charges. Chivayo was admitted to bail by the High Court with Justice Chikowero finding that the state case was weak and the case complained of amounted to a civil offence and not criminal. Chivhayo lodged a court application for specific performance in the High Court under case number 8159/2018 through Advocate Lewis Uriri instructed by Wilson Manase. Chivayo’s application is on behalf of Intratek Zimbabwe Private Limited, a company in...

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Salvation Army pastor, family robbed in Chinhoyi

A Chinhoyi Salvation Army pastor and his family were tied up and assaulted by armed robbers who broke into their home early Thursday morning. The assailants escaped with the clergyman’s car and other valuables which included mobile phones. Around 4am Thursday, three armed robbers allegedly pounced on Captain Kumbirai Kazembe’s home housed at the church’s Chinhoyi Citadel premises and tied the occupants with electric and cellphone charger cables, before assaulting the victims to cow them into submission. The pastor had his hands and legs tied before the robbers repeated the feat on the clergyman’s wife, and a cadet pastor...

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