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July 14, 2018 7:43 PM Veritas on political abuse of school children

HARARE – Legal watchdog — Veritas — has raised alarm over the conflation of State and Zanu PF in ongoing efforts to prohibit political parties from using school property and forcing attendance of school children to political rallies. This comes after the Supreme Court set July 27, three days before the elections, as the day they will hear Zanu PF’s appeal 9

July 2, 2018 12:08 PM Man ‘rapes’ neighbour’s wife

A Harare man reportedly took advantage of his neighbour’s absence and stormed into his house before raping the wife, a court heard. Isaac Sithole, 43, appeared before Harare magistrate Edwin Marecha charged with rape. He was advised that the lower court could entertain his bail application since the victim was not a minor before the case was remanded 21

July 2, 2018 1:17 AM Widower loses property wrangle

A widower has lost his bid to wrestle property left behind by his late wife from his five children. Mr Lazarus Chigora was left out in the last Will and Testament of the late Mrs Rosemary Chigora (nee Kahari) despite being the surviving spouse. The two, prior to the death of the woman in 2016, were living separately because of marital squabbles. At the time of her death 20

June 28, 2018 5:58 PM Top cop remanded in custody

The officer-in-charge of Borrowdale Police Station who is being charged with attempted murder after allegedly scalding his second wife with boiling water following a heated dispute over supper was yesterday denied bail and will languish in remand prison for the whole of next week. Simbarashe Sibanda was initially charged with physical abuse when he was brought 27

June 19, 2018 3:40 PM Grace Mugabe fired me: Mnangagwa

Preisdent Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he was sacked as the country’s vice president last year by Grace Mugabe, using her influence on former president Robert Mugabe, whom he said was no longer in a position to lead the country. Mnangagwa revealed this in a High Court application in which he challenged and sought nullification of his sacking from government 33

June 18, 2018 3:29 PM Cop in trouble over bribe

A Harare cop is in trouble after his bid to evade jail for accepting a bribe hit a brick wall, following the dismissal of his High Court appeal in which he challenged the conviction. Taurai Khauyeza had approached the High Court, appealing against a ruling by a Zimbabwe Republic Police trial officer, who found him guilty for accepting a bribe, before 36

May 23, 2018 3:03 PM Mbanje farming suspension draws fire

Government’s surprise decision to suspend issuing licences to prospective cannabis (mbanje) growers for research and medicinal purposes — less than a month after approving its farming — has sparked outrage from Zimbabweans who said the decision betrays incompetence. Deputy minister of Finance Terrence Mukupe announced at the weekend the suspension of licensing 48

May 21, 2018 1:34 PM Victory for Mbada – Nehanda Radio

The Supreme Court has shut the door on the government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) after throwing out its appeal, in which it challenged a High Court order barring it from selling diamonds belonging to Grandwell Holdings (Grandwell) in the Chiadzwa mining fields. The Supreme Court order comes after Grandwell, which is represented 43

May 13, 2018 5:31 PM Sex-starved hubby takes wife to court

A Harare man has been granted a protection order against his wife after she denied him his conjugal rights and abused his dogs. Charles Katso told magistrate Manase Masiwa that his wife, Angela, was in the habit of denying him sex, saying she was too young and he could not handle her. “She is troubling me, she comes home in the early hours of the morning 39

May 10, 2018 7:20 AM ‘Seven times ex-wife rapist’ acquitted

A man from Bulawayo, alleged to be HIV positive and who was accused of raping his ex-wife seven times in one night without protection, was yesterday acquitted of the charges. The man (55), from Mahatshula suburb, had been arraigned for luring his ex-wife (34) into his bedroom and raping her the whole night. Through his lawyer, Mr Costa Dube of Dube and Associates 24