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Makamba removed from remand

BUSINESSMAN James Makamba who has revealed that he fled Zimbabwe in 2005 because he feared then President Robert Mugabe who suspected that he was conducting an adulterous affair with former first lady Grace has been removed from remand. Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya has said that the State will proceed by way of summons. Makamba was facing charges of externalisation of ...

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Trial date set for Machaya

The trial date for former Midlands Provincial Affairs minister, Jaison Kokerai Machaya who is facing allegations of criminal abuse of duty as a public officer  after he fraudulently acquired 1 000 residential stands from Gokwe Town Council and later resold them has been set. The date has been set to July 19 at Harare magistrates’ court. The State alleges that ...

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Soldier steals $237 000 from CABS

A soldier has been nabbed for reportedly stealing $237 700 from CABS last year. Anorld Letlhale Pullen, 27, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba charged with theft. The matter was remanded to tomorrow for bail application. The State, represented by Linda Gadzikwa alleges that during the period extending from May to September 14 ...

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Man dupes $16 000

A 50-year-old man has been nabbed for allegedly misrepresenting that he was in the business of supplying travel air tickets before duping more than $16 000 from an unsuspecting customer. Akil Musa Yusuf was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba charged with fraud. The matter was remanded to today for bail application. Allegations are ...

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Kasukuwere in court for ‘border jumping’

Former Minister of Local Government, Public works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere has been arraigned before a Harare Magistrate facing charges of violating the Immigration Act by unlawfully exiting the country. Kasukuwere, 47, was granted $300 bail when he appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande who remanded the matter to June 11. According to State papers, circumstances are that during ...

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Harare Tees boss Chiweshe: Muwande vows to challenge placement on remand

A Harare man who allegedly killed his estranged wife’s boyfriend after finding the two in their matrimonial home last year has said that he will challenge his placement on remand if the State does not provide a trial date the next time he appears in court. Through his lawyer, Muwande said: “We are putting the State on notice, if they ...

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Mapanga Murder Case: Wife Remanded In Prison

A United Kingdom based woman who reportedly shot Harare businessman, MacCloud Zvavaviri Mapanga two weeks ago after a domestic dispute has appeared at Harare magistrate court for routine remand. Prosecuting, Sebastian Mutizirwa applied that the matter be remanded to June 12 pending indictment from the High Court. Makaza who was denied bail at the High Court appeared before Harare magistrate ...

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Godfatha Templeman Kidnapping Case: New Details Emerge

The trial for local radio personality and disk jockey Simbarashe “Godfatha Templeman” Maphosa who is facing allegations of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl has kicked off at Harare magistrates’ court. Maphosa denied the charges revealing that the complainant had told him that her father sexually abuses her and he wanted to help. In his defence, Maphosa, 40, said he had been ...

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Chaos At ZANU PF Stronghold After Primaries

Since 1980 Mberengwa District has been one of the strongholds of the ruling party ZANU PF and it enshrines four parliamentary constituencies. For the past years ZANU PF has always been a stronghold in those constituencies. However, the recently held 2018 primary elections has left the electorate shell shocked and despondent due to their shambolic nature. Primary elections which were ...

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Econet Boss in $600k Fraud Storm

The trial for a CEO’s assistant at Econet Wireless Pvt Ltd and his wife who reportedly duped two Harare women of US$600 000 in a botched residential stand deal has kicked off at Harare magistrates’ court. Dereck Zhanje (50) who is also a pastor at Celebration Church in Borrowdale and Faith Zhanje (35) pleaded not guilty to fraud charges when ...

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