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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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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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Five Harare armed robbers in the dock

Five men appeared in court on allegations of robbing over US$39 000 cash from a house in Glen Norah, Harare. Armed with a pistol and threatening to shoot, Mikia Pirikisi, 31, Tariro Mutsamanyi, 40, Daniel Munyanyi, 47, Gilbert Tavagadza, 47 and Leonard Huni, 34, reportedly assaulted the complainant with a crow bar while demanding money. The five were not asked ...

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Security Guard caged for theft from employer

A security guard who was on the run after he allegedly stole property valued at US$66k from his employer and absconded court after being granted bail in 2016 has been arrested. Justice Jasi, 23, of Domboshava was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba who remanded him in custody to January 29. Jasi faces charges ...

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Fake O-Level certificate lands woman in the dock

An insurance agent who allegedly forged an Ordinary Level Certificate before presenting it to her employer in 2006 has appeared in court. Abigail Mhizha, 45, allegedly secured employment and worked for First Mutual Life Assurance Company for 11 years. Mhizha pleaded not guilty when she appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande answering to charges on presenting a forged certificate to ...

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Will street vendors back down?

‘Operation Murambatsvina’ campaign that started last week in the city of Harare has barely improved sanitation in streets and pavements but the question still remains, Will this campaign last with thousands of people unemployed and cash shortages in the country? Last week President Robert Mugabe demanded all illegal settlements be demolished, all vendors be removed from the CBD  and all ...

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Unilever promotes hygiene in schools

Unilever Zimbabwe was saluted by Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Paul Mavima for its continued social corporate responsibility after it donated a borehole and refurbished toilets at Chizungu Primary School in Epworth last week. Speaking at the Global Hand-washing Day ceremony held at Chizungu Primary School in Harare, Honorable Paul Mavima commended the effort being made by Unilever ...

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Mugabe’s cabinet reshuffle:Complete disaster

President Mugabe’s undisputed authority in re-assigning government ministers yesterday has clearly shown that  he has rejected democratic values  like reason, progress, tolerance, democratic argument and the drive for social development which are the cornerstone of Zimbabwe. The reshuffle cannot be questioned or declined but given the breadth of “incompetency and corruption” among his  ministers, one wonders if this is a ...

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Pangolin poachers arrested

Four people from Mashonaland province have been arrested for possessing a live pangolin without any licence or permit. Tafadzwa Murengwa (24), Maxwell Landirani (41), Leon Tsiga (26) and Kudakwashe Nyoni (28) were arrested on the 20th of August when they were trying to sell the sacred species at Chisipite business centre in Harare. Constable Mapedzamombe and Detective Mapira from Minerals ...

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