Crimes & Courts
Prosecutors yesterday dropped charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe against former Zanu PF youth leader William Mutumanje — popularly known as Acie Lumumba — marking a failure by the State in the high profile case.
An officer-in-charge of administration at Marlborough Police Station reportedly helped himself to $30 from money collected by traffic cops in fines, a court heard yesterday.
A 20-year-old man from Silobela has appeared in court after he was caught allegedly raping a Form Two pupil by the juvenile’s mother.
A Bulilima man who stole a gun from his employer, killed and robbed an 87-year-old woman, raped another and robbed a third one before fleeing to South Africa, was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Bulawayo City Council has embarked on a massive disconnection of water supplies to defaulting residents despite the fact that the High Court recently upheld previous rulings that such action is illegal without a court order.
A Mbare traffic police officer yesterday disowned a warned and cautioned statement recorded during investigations in a matter in which Chief Inspector Violet Sigauke is accused of demanding bribes from kombi operators.
Four Chingwizi villagers who were jailed five years each for burning police cars during a 2015 protest have approached the High Court seeking to have the jail term quashed.
Police have beefed up surveillance in Harare following an increase in cases of errant motorists engaging in drag racing, especially at night.
A man from Bulawayo who connived with his married girlfriend to rob a man of two cell phones and about $100 at “gun point” has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Midlands provincial education inspector Fred Nyamhanga Shavi (64) has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of his wife of 14 years, Netsai Ncube, who was a lecturer at the Midlands State University.