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Man Attempts Suicide After Attacking Wife

A 34-year-old Epworth man attempted to commit suicide after attacking his wife with a hammer following a domestic dispute last week. Prosper Mbango reportedly consumed rat poison intending to commit suicide after assaulting his wife with a hammer on the forehead. Mbango was arrested and appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa charged with attempted murder and malicious damage to property. ...

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Zimbabwean gang up for £1Million fraud in UK

A Zimbabwean(s) masterminded gang in Bilston, UK plotted to run a scam of nearly £1million using fraudulantly completed and submited maternity allowance applications, a UK jury heard. It made at least 165 fake applications for the benefit pay out in four years, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told. Around £450,000 was paid into the bank accounts controlled or used by 15 ...

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Grace Doctorate: UZ Vice Chancellor Nyagura arrested

Unconfirmed reports claim the Vice Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Levi Martin Nyagura have been nabbed around lunch today, Friday 16th February 2018. Nyagura, of 17 Maidenhead Lane, Borrowdale is being charged under C/S 174(i)(a) Code for Criminal Abuse of Office authority. A police report completed by one Detective Machinya, ZRP Force Number 0539279 representing the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission ...

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Police Officers Nabbed

Two police officers have been nabbed for allegedly demanding for a bribe from a suspected thief. Tonderal Mumanikidwa, 41 and Atwell Ngara, 45 were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba charged with  criminal abuse as police officers. They were granted US$200 bail each and the matter was remanded to March 6 as investigations continue. ...

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Magistrate Dismisses Top Cop’s Application

  A Mbare magistrate has dismissed an application to have access to the police running diary made by a ZRP senior cop, Joseph Nemasia. After pleading not guilty to assault charges Nemaisa raised some issues highlighting  that he was not furnished with a full docket and requested a police running diary so that he could prepare his defense outline. He ...

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Harare Tees Boss Chiweshe: Investigations Continue

A Harare magistrate has confirmed an extra curial statement made by a Harare man who allegedly killed his estranged wife’s boyfriend after finding the two in their matrimonial home last year. In the statement, Tapfumanei Allan Muwande, 45, specified that he denies the charge. He said when he entered the house, he found the Harare Tees boss, Tinashe Chiweshe, 33, ...

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Indian Businessman Robbed

A suspected robber who is believed to be part of the gang that masqueraded as soldiers and pounced on businessman Jayesh Shah in November last year before robbing him of over $90 000 has been nabbed. The gang accused Shar of planning to assassinate President Emmerson Mnangagwa and sponsoring the G40 faction in Zanu PF. Onismos Maruke, 43, was not ...

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Chihuri Gunfire Cop Trial Date Set

The trial date for the police officer who exchanged heavy gunfire with former Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri’s aides in December last year has been set. Hardlife Maukazuva is expected to appear at Harare Magistrates Court on February 28 for trial. Maukazuva, 27, initially appeared before magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwaga charged with unlawful entry, attempted murder and malicious damage to property. It ...

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Former Police Commissioner Chihuri dragged for ‘corruption’

Harare businessman Bigboy Pachirera’s wife, today lodged a complaint with Marlborough Police Station accusing former ZRP Commissioner Augustine Chihuri of robbery, theft and kidnapping. Marygold  Pachirera has accused former Police Boss Chihuri, and police officers including Joseph Nemaisa and Alexandra Jachi among other police chiefs of abusing their office. Marygold claims a Mercedes Benz and a Jeep Cherokee which were ...

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Violent arrest at Court: Senior ZRP Officer charged

ZRP senior cop, Joseph Nemesia who is facing allegations of violently arresting CIO informer at Harare Magistrate’s Court leaving him with a broken arm last year has been summoned to court. According to the summons and court papers, Nemaisa will appear at Mbare magistrates Court on 05th February 2018 to answer to the charges. Sometime in August, last year, Detective ...

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