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November 13, 2018 4:40 PM Peruvian jailed 10 years for cocaine possession

A Peruvian man who was caught with a kilogramme of cocaine at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in September has been slapped with a 10 year jail term. Wilmer Tarazona Aro was convicted on his own plea of guilty for unlawfully dealing in dangerous drugs by Harare magistrate Rumbidai Mugwagwa. Mugwagwa sentenced Aro to an effective 5-10 years jail term and ordered 3

November 12, 2018 11:50 AM Deadly violence after lobola money disappears

An injiva who had just arrived from South Africa allegedly thumped his relative with a log and he died a few hours later following a row over R2 000 meant for lobola that allegedly went missing from his pockets, police confirmed yesterday. Mlindisi Sibanda (29) of Tshabanda area in Tsholotsho struck Mr Lungani Tshuma (23) several times all over his body over the missing 5

November 12, 2018 11:34 AM 23-yr-old in court for murder after fatal fight

A 23 year old man from Bulawayo allegedly hit another man’s stomach with a stone during a fight. Kudzai Munjayi of Cowdray Park suburb allegedly struck Edmore Gama, once with a stone on his stomach after a heated argument over an unspecified issue. As a result Gama complained of stomach pains resulting in his admission to Mpilo Central Hospital 7

November 12, 2018 11:19 AM Man head-butts, knocks out girlfriend’s tooth

A 26 year old man from Bulawayo has been fined $100 for hitting his girlfriend and knocking out her tooth following an undisclosed argument. Ayanda Mpofu of New Magwegwe head-butted Ms Mavis Mabhena, whose age was not mentioned in court, on the mouth. Mpofu pleaded guilty to physical abuse when he appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Urgent 7

November 12, 2018 11:15 AM Fake policeman pesters prostitute for sex

A drunken man from Bulawayo masqueraded as a police officer and ran amok at a night spot in Plumtree, demanding sex from a prostitute. This came to light during the initial appearance of Herbert Rukasha (29) of 30046 Entumbane before Plumtree resident magistrate, Miss Sharon Rosemani, facing charges of disorderly conduct in a public place and impersonation 7

November 12, 2018 9:18 AM Man fakes father’s death

A Masvingo man and his two accomplices have been sentenced to 420 hours of unpaid work each by a magistrates court for trying to swindle Econet of $2 000 via the its EcoSure Funeral Cover, through a fake death claim. Thomson Chikwaku (24) of Zimre Park and his two accomplices, Peter Mhasvi (35) and John Mamvura (59), were convicted of trying to defraud 7

November 11, 2018 2:42 AM Drinkers paradise. . .‘She drinks more than me, has abandoned wifely duties’

A man who introduced his wife to alcohol is angry that she now drinks more than him, in the process neglecting her wifely duties. Joel Phiri, husband to Twala Phiri from Bulawayo’s Matshobana suburb, said his wife drinks most of the booze, leaving him with nothing. “She’s my wife and I love her but I can no longer put up with her behaviour. I drink 8

November 9, 2018 9:35 AM Cellphone gives away rapist panner

A 34-year-old gold panner from Shurugwi, who left his cellphone after raping a 17-year-old girl, has been slapped with a 20-year jail sentence. The panner, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of his minor victim, appeared before Gweru Regional Magistrate Mrs Phathekile Msipa facing two counts of rape. He was pleading not guilty to both counts 5

November 7, 2018 7:44 AM 10-year jail term for tampering with meter

A Kwekwe man has been slapped with a mandatory 10-year jail term for tampering with a Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) meter. James Ngirazi of Star Mine outside Kwekwe was convicted by Kwekwe magistrate Mr Storey Rushambwa of opening a ZETDC meter and tampering its reading. “I have no choice, but to invoke the law in your situation 10

November 6, 2018 11:46 AM Silobela stockthief jailed nine years

A Silobela man who stole his brother- in-law’s beast and was caught while trying to sell it, has been slapped with an effective nine-year jail sentence. Kwekwe magistrate Mr Storey Rushambwa convicted Munyaradzi Chiweshe (30) of Chitiki Village, Chief Gobo in Silobela, on stocktheft charges. Chiweshe was nabbed as he tried to sell the beast in Zhombe’s 18