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Legendary South African Trumpeter, Hugh Masekela dies

The social media is inundated with messages expressing grief and shock over the tragìc news of the death of the musical icon Hugh Masekela. He passed away today in a Johannesburg hospital after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Masekela was 78-years-old. Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was born on the 4th of April 1939 in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank in South Afrca. ...

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Police officer on Charamba insult rap FREED

A police officer who was facing charges of insulting Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba by calling her ‘an idiot’ through a WhatsApp message has been acquitted by a Harare magistrate. Mabasa, 35, a police officer stationed at Police General Headquarters, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before magistrate Sande charged with sending offensive messages over a phone and defeating or ...

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Rogue soldiers and police robbery gang in the dock

A 27-year-old man who is suspected to be part of the armed gang impersonating soldiers and police officers robbing a Borrowdale man of $104 150, claiming the money was part of former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo’s hidden loot has appeared in court. Unemployed Philani Dhliwayo of Epworth(27), appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa charged with robbery and unlawful possession of ...

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Mzembi, Udenge lawyers “bark-back” at court

FORMER Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi and erstwhile Energy and Power Development ministers Samuel Undenge today appeared at Harare magistrate court for routine remand. Through their lawyers, Job Sikhala and Alec Muchadehama, respectively, the pair has put the State on notice that they will make applications for their clients on the next remand date. Muchadehama submitted that he will make ...

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Trevor Dongo assaulted, “again”.

URBAN grooves artist Trevor Dongo was attacked by a security guard on his residence at Megawatt Court over a parking bay dispute last Saturday. Dongo dragged his assailant Upenyu Magaya, 36, to court and pressed on assault charges. Magaya pleaded guilty when he appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba-Kajengo where he was fined $30 or 30 days imprisonment. Prosecuting, Benjamin ...

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Fake South African Embassy employee nabbed

A Marondera man who allegedly misrepresented that he is a South African Embassy employee before duping a student of US$200 meant for a study visa appeared in court last week. Patrick Simbi was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa charged with fraud. He was remanded to February 8. Prosecuting, Sebastian Mutizirwa alleges that Simbi ...

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Shingi Mukandi death: Charges altered to “Murder”

The charge sheet against a Harare man who was facing culpable homicide in a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of businessman and socialite Shingirayi Mukandi has been altered to a case of murder. The case was heart before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who rolled over the matter to February 5. Prosecuting, Linda Gadzikwa indicated that the reason for altering ...

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Serial Fraudster jailed for impersonating ZIMRA detail

A suspected serial fraudster has been nabbed for allegedly duping people of US$34 600 after misrepresenting that she is a ZIMRA employee who could facilitate them in buying cars and property at an auction. Prosecuting Sebastian Mutizirwa opposed bail arguing that Kudzanai Nyoka was convicted on CRR5389/12, she was facing fraud charges, she was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment and ...

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Mwazha (AAC) prophet caged for rape

A SENIOR prophet at African Apostolic Church (Mwazha) has been jailed 11 years after he was convicted of raping a nine-year-old congregant in 2012. Cain Kandororo (52) initially pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Harare magistrate Temba Kuwanda charged with rape. He was convicted after a full trial and sentenced to 16 years imprisonment before five were suspended on ...

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Russell Goreraza stopped whisking his expensive fleet out of Zimbabwe

The son of the wife of disposed President Mugabe, Russell Goreraza stands in a quandary in Plumtree where his attempt to whisk part of his expensive fleet and his mother’s (Grace Mugabe) has been foiled by vigilant Customs officials and Plumtree border police. Goreraza, whose Rolls-Royce had been in an accident only hours before in Harare, braved driving it without ...

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