Chombo, Chipanga almost set free

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Former cabinet minister, Ignatius Chombo and former Zanu PF National Youth Chairman, Kudzanai Chipanga’s bail reporting conditions have been relaxed by the courts. Harare magistrate, Tilda Mazhande relaxed the bail reporting conditions for the duo this Thursday morning. Chombo was initially reporting three times daily and 21 days a month before his conditions were earlier relaxed to once daily. He is now reporting twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Chipanga was initially reporting 14 times a week and will now be reporting twice a week between Mondays and Fridays.…

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Walter Chidhakwa remanded out of custody

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Former Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has appeared in the Gweru Magistrates Court on charges of criminal abuse of office. Chidhakwa who appeared with former Mines and Mining Development Permanent Secretary Francis Gudyanga was remanded to the 14th of March out of custody. The two are accused of overriding earlier on decision Walter Chidhakwa who appeared with former Mines and Mining Development Permanent Secretary Francis Gudyanga was remanded to the 14th of March out of custody. The two are accused of overriding earlier on decisions by the provincial mining…

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Chidhakwa remanded out of custody

Minister Walter Chidhakwa

Former Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has appeared in the Gweru Magistrates Court on charges of criminal abuse of office. Minister Walter Chidhakwa who appeared with former Mines and Mining Development Permanent Secretary Francis Gudyanga was remanded to the 14th of March out of custody. The two are accused of overriding earlier on decisions by […] Source: ZBC

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Dr Mpofu accused of corruption

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Home Affairs and Culture Minister Dr Obert Mpofu refused to answer questions on the missing $15 billion from diamond revenue when he appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy today (Thursday). He accused the committee’s chairperson Mr Themba Mliswa of being conflicted as he had come to his home over the issue. Earlier, Mr Lovemore Kurotwi , the former director of Canadile Mining told the committee that Dr Mpofu had requested a $10 million bribe from him, while ZMDC had confiscated $10.6 million and held on to…

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Govt hailed for reducing domestic violence

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Gender activist has commended government and its partners for increased awareness on domestic violence issues that have seen more cases being reported. Statistics show that one in three women in the country have experienced physical violence since the age of 15, a figure which confirms that violence against women is still high. Chairperson of Women of Valour Memory Mamhiyo applauded government and non-governmental organisations for the role they are playing in reducing cases of domestic violence through continuous awareness campaigns that have given communities the confidence to report these vices.…

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JUST IN: Prof Nyagura granted bail

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University of Zimbabwe pro-Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura has been granted $200 bail. Professor Nyagura is facing criminal abuse of office charges for his role in allegedly unlawfully facilitating the conferment of PhD to former First Lady Grace Ntombizodwa Marufu Mugabe. The University of Zimbabwe pro-Vice Chancellor was represented by Advocate Lewis Uriri under instruction of Mr Mudiwa and appeared before Harare Magistrate Florence Mazhambe. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and notified the court he will be making an application challenging his placement on remand on the basis that…

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JUST IN: Prof Nyagura picked up by ZACC

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The University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura has been picked up for questioning by the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) investigators. Allegations against Professor Nyagura are that he unlawfully recommended the conferment of a Doctor of Philosophy Degree to Grace Ntombizodwa Marufu Mugabe without the approval of the University Council and the Senate Committee. More details to follow:    Source: ZBC

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Invest in forensic science, govt urged

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Resourcing the Forensic Department of the Zimbabwe Republic Police has been cited as key in the investigation of crimes as well as providing conclusive evidence for prosecution. The official opening of the legal year for Mutare circuit court saw judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe, Mr Joseph Musakwa calling for investment in forensic science by law enforcement agents to quickly bring criminals to book. Mr Musakwa noted that as a result of not employing forensic science, a number of crimes may go undetected as evidence gathered may be prove…

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Govt to resolve Makaha mining dispute

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Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Cde David Musabayana has set up a team to resolve the longstanding dispute between the people of Makaha area of Mudzi and mining investors that is threatening sanity in the area. Cde Musabayana who held a meeting with the local people and representatives of M and M Mining owned by Mathias and Mildred Madzivanzira said the dispute over mining rights are retrogressive and needs to be resolved once and for all so that there is sanity and progress. The locals blame the…

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