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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…

CCC Supreme Court Appeal Struck Off The Roll On Procedure

By Staff Reporter The Supreme Court has today struck off the roll an appeal by recalled Citizens Coalition for Change legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda and others challenging the authority of self-styled Interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu to recall them. The…

JSC Forced To Act On Insensitive Travesty Of Justice After Rights Lawyers’ Protest

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has sprung into action by assuring an aggrieved victim of assault that it has adequate sign language interpreters, who can assist him during the trial of an aggressor, after it had stalled for close to…

Wholly Suspended Prison Term For Sikhala

By Staff Reporter Harare Magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka has sentenced former Zengeza West parliamentarian Job Sikhala to a nine-month prison term, wholly suspended for five years, contingent upon him avoiding any similar offenses during this period. In addition to the suspended…

Distressed Villagers Turn To Courts To Stop Govt-Led Evictions

By A Correspondent Several distressed villagers have asked Zimbabwean courts to intervene and stop a fresh wave of evictions being spearheaded by government across the country. In Masvingo province, Phillip Shumba of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, on Monday 12…

Sikhala Sentencing Set For Thursday

By Staff Reporter Harare Magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka will on Thursday sentence former Zengeza West legislator Job Sikhala following his conviction on charges of communicating falsehoods. Sikhala who was last week convicted of communicating falsehoods was arrested in 2021 and charged…

School Authorities Rescind Expulsion Of Dreadlocked Pupil

By A Correspondent Chogugudza Primary School authorities have re-admitted a 12 year-old pupil whom they had chased away from attending lessons for wearing long hair, a practice, which was deemed to be against the learning institution’s regulations. The school head at Chogugudza…