LATEST: ZCDC employees steal $500K diamonds

Fungai Lupande Senior Court Reporter Four Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) employees have appeared in court accused of conniving to smuggle fake diamonds into the company’s sorting house, replacing them with high quality diamonds thereby swindling the firm of half a million dollars. ZCDC diamond sorter Anesu Dhliwayo (34) today appeared before Harare magistrate Ms…
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Suspected thief fatally assaulted

Fungai Lupande Senior Court Reporter Five neighbours from Glen Lorne, Harare, appeared in court last week on allegations of fatally assaulting a suspected thief they caught in their area. Samuel Madhudhu (22), Jonathan Mugadza (28), Albert Kuona (42), Trymore Topo (26) and Chenjerai Chikafu (30) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Lucy Ngwari facing culpable homicide charges. They…
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Transport operators warned against fare hikes

Crime Reporter Transport operators associations have urged operators and their employees to charge stipulated fares that are on their fare tables and avoid overcharging commuters during this festive season. This comes in the wake of some unscrupulous operators, who were taking advantage of many people travelling to their rural homes and other areas to inflate fares….
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Machaya remanded in custody

Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Bureau Former Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Jason Machaya on Saturday appeared before a Gokwe magistrate’s court facing charges of criminal abuse of office. Machaya, who was being represented by lawyer, Mr Norman Mugiya of Mugiya Macharaga legal practitioners, pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned before Gokwe magistrate, Ms Sithabile…
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High Court to sentence Kuwait human trafficker

Fungai Lupande Senior Court Reporter The 30-year-old woman who facilitated the trafficking of five Zimbabwean women to Kuwait where they were turned into slaves, faces life imprisonment or more than 10 years per count after the court ruled that there are no special circumstances in her case. Norest Maruma will be sentenced by a High Court…
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Madzibaba Gathry accumulates $4 000 child support arrears

Fungai Lupande Senior Court Reporter SELF-STYLED prophet Gathry Chiredzero, popularly known as Madzibaba Gathry, was back in court last week on allegations of running away from paying close to $4 000 maintenance arrears. He has been on the run since August when he was ordered to clear the arrears by the court. Through his lawyer Mr John…
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Chombo further remanded

Margaret Matibiri Herald Correspondent FORMER Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing corruption charges, yesterday appeared in court for his routine remand and was remanded to January 8 next year. He was granted $5 000 bail at the High Court on Thursday by Justice Edith Mushore. The bail conditions require him to report three times a…
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Chombo freed on $5k bail

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter FORMER Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a litany of corruption charges, breathed a sigh of relief after the High Court granted him $5 000 bail yesterday. Kudzanai Chipanga, former Zanu-PF youth leader, had earlier on been released on $500 bail. In a judgment delivered last night, Justice Edith Mushore…
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D-Day for Chombo

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter Former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a slew of corruption charges, will know his fate today when the High Court makes a ruling on his appeal for bail. This comes amid reports that Chombo’s co-accused, arrested on allegations of facilitating the transfer of council property worth over $900 000…
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Court halves Sulu’s maintenance fees

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter A Harare court yesterday halved to $400 the monthly maintenance fees paid by Orchestra Dendera Kings leader Sulumani Chimbetu towards the upkeep of two minors he sired with Marygold Mutemasango. Through his lawyer Mr Arshiel Mugiya of Mugiya and Macharaga Law Chambers, Chimbetu successfully applied for the reduction of his contribution…
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