Crime & Courts

Council official in court

HARARE City Council district officer Netsai Kativhu last week appeared in court for allegedly approving and recommending layout plans and granting permits to build, outside her mandate. The Herald …


Two prophetesses up for murder

TWO prophetesses from the Johanne Marange Apostolic Sect have been arrested in Harare on murder charges after allegedly cutting with a surgical blade, the swelling veins on the left leg of a man who had sought spiritual assistance at their house in Highfield. The Herald …


Gomba remanded in custody on fresh corruption charge

Prosper Dembedza Court Correspondent Former Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba on Saturday appeared in court on allegations of parcelling out stands meant for recreational purposes without following due process. Gomba (44) was charged with fraud when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Stanford Mambanje. He was remanded in custody to today for bail application. The court […] The Herald …


TM Pick n Pay $22m fraud mastermind a habitual criminal

Freeman Razemba Crime Reporter The suspected mastermind behind the $22 million fraud at TM Pick n Pay through its account at Steward Bank, Moses January Banda, has been on police wanted list since 2008 for multiple fraud cases but has continually slipped away although his alleged accomplices, as in the present case, frequently end up […] The Herald …


Son, mother team up to kill sibling

Nyore Madzianike Senior Court Reporter A woman teamed up with her son and killed her child whom she accused of being violent, abusive and a drug addict, then buried the body in a shallow grave in Borrowdale. The alleged crime only came to light when the brother who allegedly pulled the trigger started hallucinating after […] The Herald …




11 armed robbers caught in the act

Eleven armed robbers were caught red-handed by police and other security personnel early yesterday morning while they were in the process of robbing a 30-year-old man at Maruta Shopping Centre in Hatfield using two .303 Lee Enfield rifles, iron bars, a sjambok and a catapult. The Herald …


JUST IN: ZETDC MD appears in court

ZIMBABWE Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company managing director appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court today facing allegations of violating the tender procedures involving US$1 405 920. The Herald …


JUST IN: Mliswa accused of violating lockdown regulations

Nyore Madzianike Senior Court Reporter Norton legislator, Temba Peter Mliswa, accused of violating the Covid-19 national lockdown regulations after calling a Press conference at his Borrowdale residence in Harare has been freed on $20 000 and has been barred from convening any other press conferences pending his trial. Mliswa, who was being represented by lawyer […] The Herald …