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Defence Minister, Army Commander Convicted

By A Correspondent Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri and Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant-General Sanyatwe, have been convicted for the brutal assault of Muchademba Muponde and ordered to pay him more than ZiG 41 000 as compensation for the ill-treatment, which…

Chipinge Villagers Take Land Battle To High Court

By Chipinge Reporter CHIPINGE-13 Mahachi villagers have vowed to approach the High Court to reverse their conviction unlawful development on gazetted land without permission from Chipinge Rural District Council by Chipinge Magistrate Alfred Chinembiri. Magistrate Chinembiri convicted the 13 Mahachi…

Court Releases Toddler, Pregnant Woman Detained For Protesting School Maladministration

By Staff Reporter Mutasa Magistrates court was last week forced to set free a toddler and a pregnant woman, who were detained together with some aggrieved villagers, facing charges of allegedly protesting against maladministration by some school authorities in Honde…

Rights Lawyers End Children’s Statelessness Dilemma

By Staff Reporter The Registrar-General (RG) has been ordered to end the statelessness dilemma of two minor children by registering their births and issue them with birth certificates within one week, after he and his subordinates had refused to do…

South African Citizen Fined US$300 For Possession Of Live Rounds Of Ammunition

By Staff Reporter A South African citizen Cuan Reed Govender (25) was on Monday fined USD300 by the Harare Magistrates Court for unlawful possession of ammunition. Govender was arrested at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Friday, March 1,…

Mahere Successfully Appeals Against Conviction On Charges Of Communicating Falsehoods

By Staff Reporter The High Court acquitted former Mt Pleasant legislator Fadzayi Mahere on appeal, following her conviction by Harare magistrate Taurai Manuwere in April last year. Mahere was charged and later convicted of communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State,…

Biti Fined US$300 For Verbally Assaulting Russian Investor

By Staff Reporter Harare Regional Magistrate Vongai Guwuriro Muchuchuti has imposed a $300 fine on former Finance Minister Tendai Biti for verbally assaulting controversial businessman Ken Sharpe’s aide Tatiana Aleshina outside the Harare Magistrates court in 2020. In her ruling…

ZPP Reports Surge In Politically Motivated Violence, Intimidation

By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has reported a surge in politically motivated violence and intimidation cases, with 15 instances of threats and 7 cases of violence recorded in the month of January alone. According to ZPP, the…

Chinese-Owned Mining Firm Slapped with $700 Fine for Using Starlink In Zim

By Staff Reporter A mining company in Guruve, owned by a Chinese entity, has been fined USD700 for violating the Posta and Telecommunications Act due to its use of Star-Link equipment. The National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPA) revealed that…

Land Occupation Trial Ends in Acquittal As State Fails to Establish Government Ownership

Masvingo Provincial Magistrate Farai Gwitima has acquitted 66 villagers who stood trial for the illegal occupation of state land without authorization. The accused, who were apprehended on January 22, 2024, by Zimbabwe Republic Police officers, faced charges of occupying gazetted…