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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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Mathias Gore’s murder suspect caught

Newton Popi (30) from Dangamvura Mutare has been remanded as one of the accomplices in the murder of Mathias Gore on Tuesday. The deceased was manhandled by touts while intending to board a bus to Mutare near Roadport Bus Terminus along Robert Mugabe Road in Harare. Mathias Gore of Glen Norah C, Harare was with his family when the incident ...

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Zim-passport delays heats up

The temporary suspension of emergency passport by the Registrar General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede last week has left many foreign based Zimbabweans stuck in the country with no immigration alternative. Today the Registrar General Office started issuing out passports for three days only at $ 318 top up to a selected few. The political and economic turmoil in the country forced ...

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ZINARA former employees accused of Fraud

ZINARA former top executives have been arraigned to the courts in charge of frauds of property worth $319 925.00.  Frank Chitukutuku (former executive director) , Miriam Sibanda, Thomas Mutizhe (former finance director)  and Givemore Tendai Kufa (engineer) at ZINARA  appeared before magistrate Josephine Sande facing theft allegations. In august 2010, the accused acting in connivance hatched a plan to defraud ...

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