Bid to sell pangolin backfires for quartet

Sheillah Mapani Herald Reporter Four people were arrested recently in Harare for attempting to sell a pangolin in contravention of the law on trade in endangered species. A pangolin is defined as a “toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and…
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Lawyers bemoan sale of justice at lower courts

Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter— JUSTICE is now literally for sale at the lower courts and senior lawyers, who still value their ethics frequent superior courts, the Judicial Service Commission heard yesterday. Candidates vying for the esteemed office of the Prosecutor-General told the panel of interviewers chaired by Chief Justice Luke Malaba that the rot at the…
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Live-in lover killed in cold blood

Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief A KWEKWE gold panner allegedly stabbed his live-in girlfriend of three years nine times all over her body, killing her on the spot before blowing off the house’s roof with dynamite in a suicide attempt. The incident which is now the talk of the gold mining town happened early yesterday at…
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ZAHA slams Allied Bank liquidator

Herald Reporter Zimbabwe Amalgamated Housing Association (ZAHA) has accused Allied Bank liquidating agent Dr Cecil Madondo of masquerading as the liquidator of the bust financial institution, thereby deceiving creditors. This came out in an application for joinder filed at the High Court by the housing association. ZAHA recently filed an application at the High Court…
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ZRP embraces technology

Crime Reporter Police have embarked on an Electronic Firearms Management System (EFMS), which will make it easy to track licensed firearms. This comes after the force recently embarked on an Electronic Traffic Management System (ETMS). Speaking during a recent visit to the ETMS centre by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development at…
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SA’s Metallon Gold siphoned $31m out of Zim, court told

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd has been taken to court on allegations of externalising more than $30 million. The Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday heard how the company would transfer the money outside the country without approval from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on the pretext it was repaying a loan. At…
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State assets case hits snag at Concourt

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter The Constitutional Court on Wednesday declined to hear the confirmation proceedings of invalidation of a section of the State Liabilities Act that prohibits the attachment of State assets by creditors over debts saying the matter was improperly referred to the highest court. The matter had been referred to the apex court…
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Bogus estate agents on the prowl

Freeman Razemba Crime Reporter People in and around Harare could have lost thousands of dollars to fraudsters, who are advertising in the local media that they are selling properties, leasing houses and providing wedding venues. Police said such cases are rampant in Harare and have urged members of the public to be wary of these criminals. In…
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New twist in city kombi bribery case . . . Police Act no longer applies to me, says ex-cop

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter Former officer-in-charge of Mbare Police Station Violet Sigauke (pictured), accused of taking bribes from commuter omnibus operators in return for safe passage, is now challenging the constitutionality of a disciplinary hearing instituted by the police after her retirement. Sigauke (55), a former Chief Inspector, retired from the force on February 14…
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