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Union leader acquitted over rape charge

SUGAR Milling and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe president Nelson Muzamani has been acquitted on a charge of raping his brother’s daughter. Muzamani was arrested in March this year. He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Chiredzi regional magistrate…

4 Zimbos jailed 50 years for railway line theft

FOUR Zimbabweans have been jailed for an effective 49 years each for the theft of part of a railway line and rail communication equipment in South Africa. Nelson Chama (31), Artwell Chakaraya (31), Blessing Matongo (35) and Ophius Marindire (32)…

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Criminal law set for constitutional alignment

PARLIAMENT is seeking to align the country’s criminal laws with the Constitution to enhance protection of children and young persons. Speaking during the Second Reading of the Criminal Laws Amendment Bill 2024, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi…

Eddie Customs flagged for smuggling vehicles

State security departments have launched an investigation into the operations of some vehicle clearing agencies amid allegations that they are involved smuggling of stolen cars and doctoring temporal import permits.

Marondera Woman ‘Rumbidzai Samantha Matemachani’ Arrested After Stealing 18 Cows

A Marondera resident ‘Rumbidzai Samantha Matemachani’ has been apprehended on charges of cattle rustling, after allegedly pilfering an entire herd of cattle. Rumbidzai Samantha Matemachani stands accused of absconding with 18 cows, subsequently selling them for monetary gain. Inspector Simon…

Two ZRP Officers Arrested For Sodomy

A male adult and a member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) were recently detained on suspicion of being involved in an unsettling sodomy event. The incident revealed a convoluted chain of events that had shook the community, and it…

4 Zimbabweans In SA Arrested With R200 000 Worth Of Fake Petroleum Oil

The South African Police Service announced the arrest of four Zimbabwean nationals in Centurion on charges related to the possession of counterfeit petroleum oil products valued at over R200,000. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda van Wyk stated that a team…

Marondera Woman Slapped With 90-Day Jail For Importing ‘Bhero’

In a development that is set to send chills down the spines of those who are engaged in the same line of business, a woman who was found in possession of two bales, commonly known as mabhero, has been sentenced…

Zimnat Credit Officer Arrested For Fraud Of US$83K

Zimnat Financial Services’ credit officer, Godfrey Huseni, found himself facing charges for allegedly fabricating documents on behalf of clients seeking loans from his employer, resulting in a loss of US$83,000 for the company. Godfrey Huseni, 46, appeared before Harare magistrate…

Man caged 15 years for raping a minor (8)

A 21-year-old man from Ruwa has been jailed for 15 years after raping an eight-year-old child. Blessing Chatambudza was convicted by Harare regional magistrate Lois Mukunyadze at the close of the State case. Prosecutor Vimbiso Rundare led evidence from the…

Harare chief clerical officer arrested

Police have arrested a Harare City Council senior official and two others for allegedly orchestrating a plan to unlawfully acquire derelict land worth US$400 000. Felix Chisango (48), Abel Zhawao (50) and Conwell Mutevhe (38) were released on US$150 bail…

Ambassador ‘duped’ US$40K vehicle

A MARONDERA Municipality accountant yesterday appeared before a Harare magistrate charged with duping Zimbabwe’s deputy ambassador to Namibia of US$40 000. Harare regional magistrate Donald Ndirowei remanded the suspect, Tinashe Mungwena (38), out of custody to June 11 for routine…

Notorious Robber Faces 55 Counts Of Robbery

In the small mining town of Shurugwi, fear had taken hold as residents fell victim to a wave of robberies. The culprit behind these crimes, a notorious suspect wielding machetes, had struck terror into the hearts of many. His name…

Mining director up for US$5m fraud

A DIRECTOR with a mining company has been arrested and arraigned before the courts  facing a charge of fraudulently transferring ownership of his late partner in the firm. The fraud case according to the State involves US$5 million. Christopher Chibwana…

19-Year-Old Faces Murder Charge For Fatal Knife Attack Amid Love Affair Dispute

A 19-year-old man from Matobo is charged with murder following a brutal knife attack on a 22-year-old man. The altercation arose when the victim confronted the accused, alleging that he had been making advances towards the victim’s 15-year-old niece. The…

Armed Robbery Suspects Shot Dead In Police Custody

Two armed robbery suspects who allegedly disarmed prison guards at Khami Prison near Bulawayo on March 21, stealing an AK47 rifle, have been shot dead while in police custody. Never Moyo, aged 48, from Nkulumane 11, and Bhekimpilo Sibanda, aged…

Siblings Recently Released From Prison Commit Murder Against Their Uncle

On April 23, 2024, at around 7 pm, a tragic incident unfolded in Chemagora, Gokwe involving two siblings, Evans (25) and Elvis (21) Mpamhanga. The brothers, who had recently been released from prison, got into an argument with their parents,…

Two Accused Of Defrauding A Chinese Businessman For Over US$750K

A recent case in Harare’s courts has brought attention to allegations of fraud involving a director at Southchoice Investments and a legal clerk. Elizabeth Simpson, aged 53, and Cephas Masuka, aged 41, are accused of defrauding a Chinese businessman, Dong…

Robbers Target People At Prayer MountainsRobbers Target People At Prayer Mountains

Over the weekend, a distressing incident occurred at Mutemwa Prayer Mountain in Mutoko as robbers targeted unsuspecting pilgrims engaged in prayer. Father Salicio Mukuwe, the Priest in Charge at the Centre, recounted the unfortunate events in a statement. He revealed…

Seven Armed Robbers Strike Borrowdale West Residence

On Monday, April 22, seven armed robbers broke into a house in Borrowdale West, Harare, and stole a car, a laptop, and seven smartphones, according to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). Armed with two machetes, two crowbars and four pistols,…