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Husband docked for kidnapping wife’s boyfriend.

Odzi man and his three accomplices were remanded in custody to 13 March by Provincial Magistrate Tendai Mahwe on Tuesday facing assault and kidnapping charges of his wife’s alleged boyfriend. 28 year old Nesbert Musariri and his three other accomplices Jacob Chikamhi (25), King Chingono (22), and Prince Mandlazi (24) had appeared before Provincial Magistrate Tendai Mahwe for kidnapping his ...

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More Land Barons arrested

Executive members of Samuel Parirenyatwa Housing Cooperative in Ruwa and Magariro Housing Cooperative in Msasa Park have been arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) for illegal parcelling out of community land meant for building schools to desperate homeseekers. ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure confirmed the arrest of these land barons saying they will not rest until they bring justice ...

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Mary Mubaiwa’s trial adjournment opposed

Vice President Chiwenga’s estranged wife Mary Mubaiwa’s request for trial adjournment has been opposed by the State led by Mr Charles Muchemwa and Mrs Netsai Mushayabasa. Muchemwa and Mushayabasa argued that the witnesses have been attending court for a long time and there was no proof to show that Mubaiwa could not comprehend court proceedings. Mubaiwa had told the court ...

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Smelly Dube arrested for land fraud

Gweru businesswoman and Chief Executive Officer of River Valley Properties Mrs Smelly Dube has been arrested on allegations of illegal acquisition and sale of State land. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest of Dube stating that she was arrested by a Special Anti Corruption Commission team.  “Yes, I can confirm that the police working with the ...

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Zimbabweans to fight vandalism

Zimbabweans have been urged to unite and fight against vandalism of ZESA property as this will affect hospitals as well as factories that deals with perishable goods. This follows a report made from Sheparton suburb in Marondera where a wooden pole was cut down. Secretary for Information Minister Nick Mangwana confirmed the incident saying the Vandals were disturbed before they ...

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Mary Mubaiwa appeals to Supreme Court

Vice President Chiwenga’s enstranged wife Mary Mubaiwa has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to have her bail conditions relaxed so that she will be able to travel to South Arica to seek medical treatment. Marry is suffering from an illness that causes swelling of hands and legs with wounds on it Mubaiwa is challenging the High Court’s decision upon ...

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ZRP Apologises for Human Rights Violation

The Zimbabwe Republic Police(ZRP) has remorsefully apologised for violation of human and children’s rights following a photo that circulated on social media with a woman and her two children in a police cell. In a press statement, police spokesperson Assistant commissioner Paul Nyati said the police is investigating what transpired and assured the public it would not happen again. According ...

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Land Baron Mabamba High Court bail appeal

Incarcerated land baron Fedrick Mabamba has set to appeal to the High Court for his bail application after it was denied by Harare Regional Magistrate Stanford Mambanje. Mabamba was remanded in custody to 24 February by the Harare Magistrate arguing that the State had a strong case and overwhelming evidence against him. Mabamba’s lawyer Mr Tapiwa Munodawafa said they are ...

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Former Minister Kagonye arrested

Former Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Petronella Kagonye was arrested over fraud allegations relating to the illegal parcelling out of State land in Harare and Mashonaland East Province. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has confirmed Kagonye’s arrest. “She was arrested by the police special investigations unit, working with the Special Anti-Corruption Unit over issues related to illegal ...

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Victims of illegal housing to be compensated

Government said all land barons and councils that duped desperate home-seekers to settle and develop on illegal land will not only have their day in court but will be forced to compensate their victims. “Indeed these culprits, notoriously known as land barons, will not only have their day in court, they will also be made to compensate desperate home seekers ...

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