Horror as drunk man is killed for demanding Sadza

Horror as drunk man is killed for demanding Sadza. Mollin Nyakudyara of Nyamukamani Village was arrested after she assaulted her neighbour on 27 December 2021, leading to his death the following day. A 32-year-old Makoni woman recently appeared before a magistrate facing murder charges after she allegedly fatally assaulted a drunk neighbour who was pestering her for sadza. She reportedly used five sticks to assault her victim whose identity was not disclosed in the court papers. Nyakudyara, who had no legal representation, appeared before magistrate Gift Manyika, who remanded her in…

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Rape Case Trial: Court Plays Audio In Which T Freddy Begs For Mercy

The trial of Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder, Tapiwa Freddy continued with audio in which a man believed to be Freddy is begging the complainant not to report the matter to the police. The trial which kicked off on Thursday continued this Friday with the state playing a one-hour 38-minute-long audio recording in which Freddy allegedly met the complainant and her aunt in Chendambuya discussing the way forward on the alleged rape case. In the audio, a man believed to be Freddy is heard repeatedly begging the complainant not to…

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Army, police jam Harare

ARMED military and police officers yesterday cordoned off Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) headquarters and jammed streets in Harare to prevent a possible MDC Alliance protest over the commission’s move to exclude the opposition party from talks on electoral reforms. Zec yesterday left out the MDC Alliance from its provincial stakeholder meetings, with a leaked internal memo showing that it was taking orders from an unnamed external authority. The commission is holding discussions on, among other issues, the electoral concerns, the legal framework, the electoral cycle, voter registration, delimitation and the…

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Sir Wicknell bribery trial commences

A WITNESS in the trial of Wicknell Chivhayo yesterday told the court that the US$10 000 payment made by the Intratrek Zimbabwe boss to Zimbabwe Power Company board chairperson Stanley Kazhanje was above board. Chivhayo is being accused of bribing Kazhanje in order to clinch the US$5 million Gwanda solar project tender in 2016 ahead of other bidders. A witness, Isaac Farai Mupotsa, told Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna that the payment to Kazhanje was normal. Mupotsa was responding to questions from State prosecutor Cecilia Mashingaidze who had asked him to…

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War Veterans Arrested At Mthuli Ncube’s Offices

Nine (9) veterans of Zimbabwe’s liberation war were arrested on Wednesday and charged with inciting public violence after they allegedly besieged Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube’s office demanding better pensions. The war veterans, who are members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), were arrested at the New Government Complex in Harare’s central business district. The ex-combatants are Faith Chananda, Nyasha Mangena, Wonderful Kabarauta, Shorai Nyamangudo, Isso Madzivanyika, Daphne Kanoti, Mazikana Marron, Sthyine Maphosa and Jordan Mberadzina, all above 60 years of age. They were demanding…

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Motorist In Court After Crashing Into Army Commander’s Vehicle

A National Social Security Authority (NSSA) employee has appeared in court after his car crashed into a vehicle belonging to Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Philip Valerio Sibanda. Desmond Sinoia (51), on Wednesday, admitted to reckless driving and ramming into General Sibanda’s vehicle at an intersection in Harare. Gen Sibanda’s car was being driven by his aide Madhlenkosi Mpofu when the accident happened. The crash occurred on Monday at the intersection of Glenara Avenue South and the service road running parallel to Samora Machel Avenue in Harare. Sinoia appeared before…

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Two Cousins Kidnap, Rape 13-year-old Girl

Police in Lupane in Matabeleland North have arrested two cousins who allegedly kidnapped, detained a 13-year-old girl for three days and took turns to rape her. Both John Mpofu (20) and Nkosiyapha Sibanda (26) reside in Sentethe village but in separate homesteads under Chief Mabhikwa. Prosecutor Clive Gumbo told the court that Mpofu allegedly raped the girl, who cannot be mentioned, three times in three days at his place of residence where he had detained her. Gumbo told the court: On August 15, Mpofu forcibly took the complainant to his…

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Twenty-Eight People Arrested For Invading Chiyangwa’s Farm

Twenty-eight people have been arrested for invading a Chinhoyi farm belonging to a businessman and Zanu PF Member of Parliament, Phillip Chiyangwa. The alleged invaders have since appeared before magistrate Melody Rwizi facing charges of contravening Section 3(i)(4) of the Gazetted Land (Consequential Provisions) Act chapter 20:28 of 2006, which pertains to “occupation of gazetted land without lawful authority”. The presiding magistrate, however, referred the defective docket back to police on Thursday so amendments could be made. Rwizi instructed police to amend paragraph two of the state outline, which states that…

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Man In Court For Raping, Robbing 19 Women

SERIAL rapist Sam Muropa, popularly known as Gunners, appeared in court yesterday for raping and robbing 19 women while disguising himself as a taxi driver. Muropa (31) also faces impersonation and money-laundering charges. Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi remanded him in custody to September 18 for trial. It is alleged that Muropa, who was driving a Toyota Wish vehicle and with three accomplices, on July 27, picked up the complainant in Harare’s central business district (CBD). When the vehicle reached Harare CBD, one of his accomplices, who was seated at the…

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Memory Machaya Family Arrested For Marrying Off Another Girl

The family of Memory Machaya, a 14-year-old girl who died at a Johanne Marange Apostolic sect shrine in Bocha while giving birth, has been arrested for giving another girl to the husband as a replacement (chimutsamapfihwa). Memory had been forced out of school and married off to one of the sect members, Evans Momberume. She died on 15 July and was secretly buried two hours later by the church. Family Of Girl (14) Who Died During Childbirth “Offers” The Husband Her Sister (9) As A Replacement Women Affairs, Gender and…

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