Crime & Courts


Businessman cleared of fraud

Prosper Dembedza Court Correspondent A 54-year-old Harare businessman who was facing charges of defrauding his tenant of his US$20 910 in a lease agreement deal has been cleared. Oren Rukwava who was represented by Tawanda Takaendesa had challenged placement on remand saying there was no case to put the accused on remand. Magistrate Judith Taruvinga […] The Herald …


Gospel singer Nyakudya kidnapped, robbed

Crime Reporter Gospel musician, Kudzaishe Nyakudya was last week kidnapped, assaulted and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash by three robbers while two people lost over US$40 000 and R315 000 to criminals in Matabeleland South as robbery cases continue to increase countrywide. Nyakudya (35) was travelling with a friend in a Toyota Wish […] The Herald …


Baby dumped at clinic

Crime Reporter Police are looking for a 24-year-old woman who gave birth to a baby boy at her house before dumping the child at Budiriro Poly Clinic. Joyce Chinyama is reported to have given birth on Saturday at her house in Budiriro before she was later escorted to the clinic by three women where she […] The Herald …


Desperate Biti wants magistrate removed

Prosper Dembedza Court Correspondent MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti has made another application for the recusal of Harare magistrate Mrs Vongai Muchuchuti from his assault case arguing that she would not give him a fair trial. Biti diverted from his application for referral of the matter to the Constitutional Court and now wants Mrs […] The Herald …


Land developer removed from remand

High Court judge Justice David Mangota has removed prominent land developer Felix Munyaradzi from remand who was facing allegations of defeating the course of justice. The Herald …


Medical centre fined

Genomic Medical Centre was today fined $25 000 by a Harare magistrate for offering Covid-19 tests in Harare without an operating licence. The Herald …



Property developer acquitted of bribery charge

Court Correspondent PROPERTY developer Fellix Munyaradzi last week heaved a sigh of relief after he was acquitted of bribery charges by the High Court. Munyaradzi was accused of bribing Thomas Mabgwe of the Zimbabwe Republic Police with residential stands to avoid prosecution over alleged offences involving land. In his ruling, Justice Tawanda Chitapi said Munyaradzi […] The Herald …


Two ZPCS officers in court for assisting rape accused escape

Prosper Dembedza Court Correspondent TWO Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services officers have appeared in court on allegations of assisting a suspected habitual rapist and robber Sam Muropa to escape from jail. Ngonidzashe Munhuuripi (43) and Simbarashe Machekera (24) were facing charges for aiding a prisoner to escape from lawful custody when they appeared before Harare […] The Herald …