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Matthew Rusike orphanage duo in court for child sex abuse

A CHAPLAIN and a teacher at Mathew Rusike Children’s Home in Epworth who are facing allegations of sexual abuse on separate occasions have appeared in court. Clive Chikomo(50), (Chaplin) will be summoned to court on allegations of raping a minor before giving her jigsaw puzzles to buy her silence. The State alleges that sometime in December last year, Clive Chikomo, ...

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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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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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