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A 23-year-old squatter appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court facing allegations of killing his friend by setting alight his makeshift grass house, over a joke. ...

Former Mabvuku/Tafara MP (MDC-T) Timothy Mubhawu’s wife, Moline Elizabeth, yesterday kept contradicting herself while under cross-examination by the defence lawyer at the Harare Magistrates’ Court. ...

A 19-YEAR-OLD Mahusekwa man allegedly hanged himself from a police cell window at the weekend following his arrest on domestic violence charges. ...

Judgment in a matter, where three senior Kwekwe police officers are being charged with operating a gold mine in contravention of the Police Act, was yesterday deferred to tomorrow owing to the unavailability of the presiding Gweru provincial magistrate, Pathekhile Msipa. ...

A MEDICAL affidavit produced to determine the mental condition of a Bulawayo man, who allegedly stormed a city police station and destroyed property worth $200, has confirmed that the suspect was mentally unstable. ...
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A 28-YEAR-OLD Chipinge man allegedly killed his girlfriend and incinerated her body after providing her with a concoction in a bid to induce abortion. ...

High Court judge, Justice Clement Chitapi yesterday reserved judgment in an application for bail filed by a member of the Zimbabwe National Army, who is facing treason charges following a foiled bombing at the First Family’s business in Mazowe early this year. ...

A KAROI-BASED magistrate is embroiled in a nasty divorce with her husband, an assistant inspector in the Zimbabwe Republic Police, with the latter accusing the former of emotionally tormenting him and abusing her position as a judicial officer. ...
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There was drama at the CID Homicide officers on Wednesday when two officers allegedly switched off office lights after they were allegedly caught red-handed receiving a $300 bribe from a suspect’s wife in return for her husband’s freedom. ...
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A MT DARWIN businessman was brutally murdered by three Dotito men, who allegedly removed his scalp, left eye and ear in a suspected case of ritual killings. ...
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THE trial of Sunday Mail editor Mabasa Sasa, reporters Tinashe Farawo and Brian Chitemba on charges of publishing falsehoods, opened at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday with the trio pleading not guilty to the charges. ...
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A 25-YEAR-OLD police officer who is based at Mzilikazi Police Station Bulawayo, appeared at the Marondera Magistrates Court on Tuesday facing allegations of stealing 49 cellphones from his former schoolmate. ...
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The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has taken the Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) group to the High Court seeking to recover over $141 000 in unpaid bills. ...
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A MEMBER of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Innocent Chikato, was recently convicted of poaching game animals on farms surrounding the City of Harare and was slapped with a one-year jail term, while the car and the firearm used in committing the offences were forfeited to the State. ...
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THE National Employment Council (NEC) for the Motor Industry has dragged the government’s vehicle fleet manager, CMED, to the High Court seeking to recover over $67 000 in outstanding monthly contributions. ...

FOUR Harare municipal police officers, who were recently slapped with effective 18-month jail term each for public abuse of office ...

THE woman who falsely accused Harare model Tafadzwa Mushunje of infecting her child with HIV-contaminated blood was yesterday fined $50 for assaulting the latter at a police station. ...
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THREE Turnall Holdings executives appeared before Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo yesterday charged with defrauding their employer of $2,5 million through an elaborate and sophisticated scam, where they allegedly paid for fictitious orders and shared the loot. ...
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The Constitutional Court (Concourt) yesterday clarified that the noting of an appeal by fined convicts automatically suspends the payment of such penalties. ...

A HARARE man is in the habit of assaulting his wife and then forcing her to have sexual intercourse with him, a civil court has heard. ...

THE trial of four suspected fraudsters accused of swindling Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries of $116 000 in a botched car import deal stalled yesterday after one of the accused applied to the High Court to review the magistrate’s dismissal of his application for discharge at the close of the State case. ...
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Gokwe-Nembudziya MP Justice Wadyajena, who is facing charges of disorderly conduct, was yesterday granted his passport to travel to the United Kingdom by Victoria Falls resident magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa. ...
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ZIMBABWE Stock Exchange boss, Alban Chirume yesterday told the court he now wanted an out-of-court settlement in a matter where he is accused of emotionally abusing his wife, Susan Mutangadura. Chirume’s lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa filed a letter signed by both parties confirming the position. ...
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Police had no right at law to arrest, detain and prosecute Prosecutor-General (PG) Johannes Tomana as he is the one with the exclusive public prosecution powers in the country, a magistrate has heard. ...
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FORMER Midlands State University (MSU) bursar Mamelo Moyo and her husband, Melusi Moyo (former acting director of works at MSU), yesterday jointly appeared in court on allegations of failing to declare to their employer that they had an interest in a company that supplied goods to the institution. ...

A HARARE man, Brine Mugota, allegedly stormed a Cabs banking hall in Mount Pleasant, Harare, last month armed with a pistol and ordered the security guard to surrender his firearm before hitting him several times on the head, with the gun’s butt fracturing his skull in the process. ...

A HARARE man, Albert Foda, yesterday left the gallery in stitches when he told the Civil Court he does not have an idea how his girlfriends fell pregnant, and is always surprised to hear them claiming they would have conceived. ...
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A 23-YEAR-OLD Macheke man, who discovered that his wife was on anti-retroviral therapy (ARV) without his knowledge, torched his homestead in anger. ...
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Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive officer, Happison Muchechetere’s bid to thwart criminal prosecution on allegations of contravening procurement regulations, yesterday hit a snag at the Constitutional Court ...
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A WOMAN, who claimed to be Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s daughter allegedly tried to extort $1 million from a white Goromonzi farmer, so he would not be evicted from the farm. ...