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Cop-on-Cop; Dogs are released

Two police officers reportedly unleashed dogs on their superior after they were ordered to stand down on an operation. Stanform Chinsela, 29, and Obey Navaya, 22, reportedly thought something fishy was brewing after receiving the instruction. The two were brought to court on summons and appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Dzumbira charged with disorderly conduct and the matter was rolled ...

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Epworth woman reined for killing “small-house”

A 32-year-old Epworth woman appeared in court for allegedly attacking her husband’s girlfriend with a metal object leading to her death on New Year’s Eve. Ruramai Murenge reportedly walked into her bedroom when she found her husband, Simon Nyaungwe in bed, naked with the late Hilda Maradza. It was reported that a scuffle arose between the two women leading to ...

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Gun stealing cop trial begins

The trial of Alois Mabika(46), a police officer who reportedly stole 10 riffles with rounds of ammunition from the National Armoury at Morris Deport and sold them to poachers in Gokwe has kicked off. State witness, Obiat Shumba of Gokwe revealed that sometime in 2010 he approached his brother Onias and indicated that he wanted to buy a gun. He ...

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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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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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