Courts and Crime

Panic Over Spike In Armed Robberies

Zimbabwe’s service chiefs are said to be panicking over the unprecedented rise in the number of armed robbery cases amid revelations serving and discharged members of the security forces are behind the crimes, Business Times can report. Armed robbers have been wreaking havoc across the country in the past few …

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Organisation Shields Women From GBV

Thirty-three women from Musana Communal lands in Bindura district graduated after completing an eight months training course on basic agriculture and business management courtesy of Talia Women Network in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Farmers Union last Friday. They were capped by the Deputy Director Economic Planning from the office of …

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IPEC Warns Insurers Against Graft

Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) has cautioned stakeholders in the insurance and pensions sector to desist from accepting bribes under the pretext of gifts and other items of value. The insurance and pension funds regulator yesterday released a draft circular codenamed “standards for the pensions industry on payment and receipt …

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Drax Deal Legit, Moyo & Nguwaya Cleared

Drax Consult SAGL could be set for a US$11 million payment from the National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) after the Harare High Court reversed the cancellation of its medical supply contract over allegations it was improperly awarded. The Switzerland-registered company, fronted by Delish Nguwaya, a close associate of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s …

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Land Developer Katsimberis’ Trial Deferred

The trial of businessman and land developer George Katsimberis who is accused of defrauding Pokugara Properties has been deferred to December 16, 2021. Katsimberis is embroiled in a legal battle with Pokugara Properties following a botched land deal with the company’s principal Kenneth Raydon Sharpe. Allegations are that Katsimberis had …

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Passport Officials Corruptly Earn Thousands Of Dollars

While the Zimbabwe government reviewed passport fees in April, corrupt officials at the Registrar General’s office have allegedly continued to extort applicants for new passports by charging them above the official rate, while diverting thousands of dollars into their own pockets. Under the new fee structure an ordinary passport is …

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Let’s Not Celebrate Rich Criminals: CNRG

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) Director, Farai Maguwu, has urged Zimbabwean citizens to stop celebrating rich criminals amassing wealth through organized crime in country. In his opening speech at the Resilience Dialogue meeting against organized crime at a local hotel in Mutare on Tuesday attended by Community Based Organizations …

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