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Mbare woman appears in court for “coke” possession

A Harare woman who was nabbed on charges of dealing in dangerous drugs after she was found in possession of 2,3 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of $185 464 has accused the State of ‘foul play’. Through her defense counsel, Veronica Matongo, 44, denies the allegations and claims she is a cross boarder trader who was arrested while ...

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“Tobva Tadini Paye” trio bailed

Three Battlefields artisanal gold miners who explicitly narrated how they allegedly assaulted and raped women believed to be commercial sex workers in a video last year have been granted bail. Prince Chirombo, 18, Rombo Chirara, 18 and Admire Chirongoma, 18 were granted US$100 each bail at the High Court by Justice Clemence Phiri. Thabani Gazi, 20, is yet to apply ...

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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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Social outrage as Zim revellers video friend drowning.

A video has emerged on the social media of a group of Zimbabweans drinking by a water resort at Msunduzi dam along Duzi river in Pietermaritsburg in South Africa. Callisto Mlambo had gone for a braai with his friends and in drunken state, attempted to swim before drowning. WARNING!! video consist of a part where a man drowns!! In the ...

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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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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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Man arrested for keeping stolen property

Rashmore Tendai Chingambera (24), from Chirodzero Business centre in Domboshava has been  arraigned before Magistrate Josephine Sunday in Rotten Row Court 6 (Crimes) for possessing property suspected to have be stolen. Chingambera was arrested on the 2nd of September after he failed to give a satisfactory explanation of his possession of the groceries found in his room to the police ...

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