Zanu-PF Rapist Jailed 12 years

NOTORIOUS Zanu-PF member and businessman, Mike Mhangura, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for raping a Chinhoyi woman last December. He will, however, spend an effective nine years in jail after regional magistrate, Ignatius Mugova, conditionally suspended three years.Mhangura was convicted of raping a 38-year-old married woman whom he had offered a lift from the burial of a deceased party member. The convict, from Gadzema township, Chinhoyi, owns several properties he inherited from his late mother, and is also a Chinhoyi Stars Football Club board member. The complainant lives in Mapako Phase 1, Chinhoyi. The state’s case, led by … Continue reading Zanu-PF Rapist Jailed 12 years

Bring Back Itai Dzamara : 7 years on whereabouts of journalist and pro-democracy activist still a mystery

Seven years after journalist and pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara went missing in Zimbabwe, his whereabouts remains a mystery and his family are stuck in agonizing limbo, Amnesty International said today. Itai Dzamara is a well-known activist and had been a vocal critic of Robert Mugabe before he was abducted from a barbershop on 9 March 2015. He has not been heard from since. Imagine not being able to tell your children if their father is alive or dead. Someone knows where Itai Dzamara is, but they have chosen to subject his family to five long years of uncertainty Muleya Mwananyanda, … Continue reading Bring Back Itai Dzamara : 7 years on whereabouts of journalist and pro-democracy activist still a mystery

Zimbabwean Man Jailed For Smuggling Explosives Into South Africa

A 44-year-old Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for smuggling explosives into South Africa. Motsi Wilfred Nhamo was sentenced at the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said Nhamo was arrested on May 30 last year at Beitbridge following information that he was smuggling explosives from Zimbabwe into South Africa. He said:On 30 May, 2021, members of the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation received a tip-off about a person smuggling explosives from Zimbabwe into South Africa. The Hawks, assisted by Tactical Response Team and Musina Vispol members, conducted an undercover operation. The suspect, … Continue reading Zimbabwean Man Jailed For Smuggling Explosives Into South Africa

The Butcher’s Notorious siblings denied bail

TWO siblings who were arrested for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms three weeks ago denied the charges yesterday, saying they were framed.The duo, Tawanda Mafidi (35) and Vengesai Mnangagwa (45) were denied bail at the High Court by Justice Benjamin Chikowero. They are facing conspiracy to commit armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms charges.Tawanda is a squadron leader in the Airforce of Zimbabwe while his brother is a farmer in Marondera. They are also mining partners at Litapet Mining Syndicate together with their mother, Lita Gomo. Allegations are that on April 14, this year … Continue reading The Butcher’s Notorious siblings denied bail

Russian Tatiana Aleshina Matter : Vice President Tendai Biti loses recusal application

HARARE magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti-Guwuriro has dismissed an application by lawyer Tendai Biti demanding that she must recuse herself from a matter where the Harare East MP is accused of verbally assaulting a Russian national Tatiana Aleshina. This was the second similar application against the magistrate by Biti. The MP also tried to remove magistrate Letween Rwodzi from the case, who later recused herself, resulting in Muchuchuti-Guwuriro taking over the matter. Biti is accused of verbally assaulting Aleshina at the Harare magistrates’ court two years ago. The state represented by Michael Reza and Tafara Chirambira had accused Biti of making various … Continue reading Russian Tatiana Aleshina Matter : Vice President Tendai Biti loses recusal application

Racism : White gunman kills 10, wounds 3 at a supermarket in a Black neighbourhood in New York state, USA

White gunman kills 10, wounds three at a supermarket in a Black neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York state. An 18-year-old white gunman has opened fire at a supermarket in a Black neighbourhood in the US city of Buffalo, killing 10 people in what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism”. Three others were wounded in the attack at the Tops Friendly Market on Saturday. KEEP READINGlist of 3 itemslist 1 of 3Many killed in New York shootinglist 2 of 3Suspect named in US manhunt for New York City subway shooterlist 3 of 3New York subway shooting suspect ordered … Continue reading Racism : White gunman kills 10, wounds 3 at a supermarket in a Black neighbourhood in New York state, USA

ROBERT MUGABE AIRPORT : NEW HUMAN TRAFFICKING HUB

“A lot of things happen here at the airport. It all depends on the money on offer,” an immigration official at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport said.In October 2021, Roselyn Dunga, a 31-year-old woman working as a security screener at the RGM International Airport stole a bag containing US$2 million from an unknown passenger, who boarded an Emirates flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dunga told police the bag belonged to a man of Pakistani origin, and that the total amount being smuggled out was US$10 million, with each bag containing US$2million. “As you’re aware workers are not being … Continue reading ROBERT MUGABE AIRPORT : NEW HUMAN TRAFFICKING HUB

ZANU-PF MINISTER FACES GMB FERTILISER THEFT CHARGES

DEPUTY Agriculture minister Douglas Karoro is embroiled in a scandal involving the alleged theft of a huge consignment of fertiliser from Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot at Mushumbi in Mbire.Police said sometime in February this year Karoro, who is also the Mbire MP, advised the assistant manager GMB, one Mushumbi, that he was going to collect 700 bags of Compound D 50 kgs bags of fertiliser for his constituency. It was alleged that the GMB assistant manager agreed, and advised Karoro to supply him with details of people who were going to collect the consignment and was given the name … Continue reading ZANU-PF MINISTER FACES GMB FERTILISER THEFT CHARGES

Self-styled prophet ties juvenile to a tree, rapes her at shrine

A self-styled apostolic sect prophet appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court for rape after he allegedly sexually abused a juvenile congregant at his shrine. Nyararai Gumindoga (25), of Damafalls, appeared before Harare Magistrate Yeukai Dzuda and was not asked to plead. He was advised to approach the High Court for a bail application due to the severity of allegations against him. Gumindoga will be back in court on May 25, 2022 for his routine remand. It is alleged that on  May 10 2022 at Damafalls Industrial Area, Ruwa, Gumindoga, who is a member of an apostolic sect, pretended to administer prayer … Continue reading Self-styled prophet ties juvenile to a tree, rapes her at shrine