Pregnancy storm after teens’ incest

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By Leonard #Ncube An 18-year-old Form Two pupil in Binga who had an #incestuous relationship with his 13-year-old cousin has appeared in court after the girl fell pregnant. Their parents are brothers in #Chabumbuluka Village under Chief Saba, Binga and share the same surname. People outside the Western Commonage Magistrates’ Court in Bulawayo The schoolboy reportedly told the girl that it was only their fathers who were related when he proposed to her in April last year. They had sex on several occasions in the bush until the girl discovered she…

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Zec reeling from multiple lawsuits

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By Tendai Kamhungira As the eagerly-awaited July 30 polls beckon, the national elections management body, the #Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), is reeling from multiple lawsuits — with the #High Court set to hear the latest legal action today in which lawyers are demanding that it reveals the names of “suspicious” people working for it. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba announces the commencement of the provisional voters’ roll inspection to members of the media at a Press conference in Harare recently. – (Picture by Kudakwashe Hunda) This comes as…

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MDC challenges $286k lawsuit

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On Jun 18, 2018 29 1 By Tendai Kamhungira MDC has filed papers challenging a $286k lawsuit filed by a local firm which claims to have advanced the amount to the party as part of a loan agreement entered between the parties in 2016. MDC-T leader Nelson #Chamisa According to court papers, #Ishline Investments (Private) Limited is the applicant, while the MDC is cited as the respondent. “Be pleased to take notice that on the 7th day of June 2018 and at 10:05hrs, the defendant herein entered appearance to defend…

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I was framed: Madzibaba Gathry

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By Tarisai Machakaire Self-styled prophet, Gathry Chiredzero, aka Madzibaba Gathry — who allegedly breached President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s close security in December and was reportedly nabbed with a loaded firearm — has said he was framed because he left the firearm at the entrance, a Harare court heard yesterday. Self-styled prophet, Gathry Chiredzero, aka Madzibaba Gathry His trial was adjourned by Harare magistrate Yeukai Chigodora after he told the court that he was unfit to stand trial. He produced a document proving that he is due for an X-ray. Chiredzero is answering…

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Guzah son’s trial stalls over interpreter

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By Tarisai Machakaire The trial of two Chinese nationals that reportedly shot and wounded legislator Keith Guzah’s son, Kevin, in a shoot-out failed to take off yesterday after the State failed to secure a Mandarin interpreter. Hurungwe West MP Keith Guzah’s son, Kevin who was in the company of a lady “friend” Kudzai, was allegedly shot on the hand by two Chinese nationals when they opened fire on a team that had robbed one of them of $8 500. The second complainant, Kudzai Nduku, who was in company of Guzah…

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Chihuri and mistress settle out of court

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By Yemurai Ushamba Commissioner-General Dr Augustine Chihuri who was said to be in “hiding,” yesterday sent his lawyer to court to answer to a $240 000 maintenance claim made by his mistress, Ms Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu. Ms Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu Dr Chihuri disappeared from the public space when he retired as the head of the country’s police force in December last year. He has also failed to attend parliamentary hearings, where he had been summoned to testify. Dr Chihuri’s mistress through her lawyer Mr Godfrey Nyoni of Moyo and Nyoni Associates last…

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Juvenile (12) escapes prison

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On Apr 10, 2018 136 1 By Chengeto Jani A boy from Makuvatsine village under Chief Masunda in Zvishavane was been jailed five years for theft and escaping from the Blue Hills Reformatory Institution in Gweru. The boy (12) was initially brought to court on 29 counts of theft and unlawful entry last month and was sent to Blue Hills Reformatory Institution in Gweru where he escaped. He proceeded to Mandava and stole four cellphones, three laptops and clothes. He appeared before Magistrate Shepherd Mjanja at Zvishavane Magistrates Court facing…

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Concourt dismisses Oscar‘s appeal bid

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The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to appeal his 13-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius “The Constitutional Court has considered the application for condonation and leave to appeal. It has concluded that the application for condonation should be granted but that the application for leave to appeal should be dismissed as it does not engage this court’s jurisdiction,” the court said in an order dated March 28. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku welcomed the decision. “It has…

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Man stabbed over infidelity

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On Apr 10, 2018 0 0 By Grace Nyoni Police in Gweru are investigating a case in which a 37-year-old man was fatally stabbed with a broken beer bottle on the neck by a fellow imbiber who accused him of having an affair with his wife. Acting Police Spokesperson for Midlands Province, Assistant Inspector, Ethel Mukwende, said the suspect, Washington Mtetwa immediately went into hiding after committing the crime. “Police are investigating a case in which one, Claudious Chikope (34) of Zaloba village in Vhungu, was fatally stabbed with a…

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‘Jail rowdy kombi drivers’

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By Tendai Rupapa A prosecutor has called for the incarceration of rowdy commuter omnibus drivers, saying their behaviour of driving recklessly was costing human lives and untold suffering in the country. Mr Isheunesu Mhiti said the unruly drivers were turning the country’s roads into a traffic jungle. He said this during aggravation following the conviction of Rexter Gurure, who was arrested while driving a commuter omnibus against the flow of traffic. Gurure (26) was sentenced to an effective two years in prison for reckless driving by magistrate Ms Barbra Mateko…

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