Cops steal $260k gold

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter TWO policemen allegedly obtained a fake search warrant which they used to gain access into a Harare businessman’s house where they stole gold worth $262 000 that was stashed in the ceiling, US$10 000 cash and $11 000 worth of bond notes. It is alleged that Innocent Mureri Moyo (36) and Melody…
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American pastor in the dock

Fungai Lupande Senior Court Reporter An American pastor, Dwight Eric Haynes, appeared in court on Tuesday on allegations of forging immigration papers to attend the Zimbabwe Conference of Sabbath Keeping Adventists Church two years ago. The court heard that acting on the misrepresentation, the church employed Pastor Haynes and gave him money to process his work permit,…
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Govt orders breathalysers

Codelia Mondela Bulawayo Bureau Home Affairs Deputy Minister Obedingwa Mguni says Government has placed an order for breathalysers and these will be issued to the police soon. This was after the realisation that drunken drivers have been getting away scot-free since there has been no breath test kits since 2010. “I do not know the exact date…
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Cop in trouble over bribe

Fungai Lupande Court Reporter The officer-in-charge for boards at Police General Headquarters is now jointly charged with a female subordinate who allegedly gave him a $125 bribe to facilitate her transfer to the force’s traffic department. The trial of the pair failed to kick-off yesterday and was postponed to October 16. Inspector Takawira Sigireta (44) is facing…
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Regional blitz targets stolen vehicles, drugs

Freeman Razemba Crime Reporter THE Zimbabwe Republic Police together with the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) and the Eastern African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EARPCO) is conducting a joint operation targeting stolen vehicles and drug trafficking across the country. The operation is also targeting human trafficking and illicit firearms, among other crimes. National police spokesperson…
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Tajamuka activists granted bail

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter Two suspected hooligans aligned to the #Tajamuka pressure group arrested for public violence in Harare last Friday have been granted $100 bail each. Gibson Mavhunga and Thomas Chihuri were granted freedom by Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande after spending three days in custody. After hearing submissions from both parties, Ms Sande ruled that…
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Council responds to Goba

Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter The Magistrates’ Courts are not willing to pass deterrent sentences against pirate taxis and street vendors wreaking havoc in the city centre and have rendered some roads impassable, the Harare City Council charged yesterday. Responding to remarks by newly-appointed Prosecutor-General, Advocate Ray Goba, who accused the council of allowing the city to…
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Court dismisses MDC-T VPs case

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter The High Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s appointment of national executive members Advocate Nelson Chamisa and Engineer Elias Mudzuri as party co-vice presidents last year. Card-carrying member Patson Murimoga and provincial chairman George Rice sued the party leader on the basis that he desecrated the opposition…
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Cash, gold stolen from exhibit room

Court Reporter An official in the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs in charge of exhibits at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts allegedly stole various exhibits which included $990 and fake United States dollars. There are fears that the fake notes which were in her custody and had been confiscated from fraudsters are back in circulation…
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MDC-T’s BVR case deferred

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter The High Court has postponed to Thursday the hearing of the MDC-T’s application challenging President Mugabe’s proclamation of biometric voter registration (BVR) dates. The hearing should have been heard yesterday, but Government was not ready to argue the matter. The State applied for a postponement. Justice Davison Moses Foroma, who is presiding over…
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