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Stabbed Cob In Hot Soup For Disregarding Curfew

By Mellisa Gombe A 28-year-old police officer stationed at Gwanda Rural police station who was stabbed on the back by an unknown assailant is facing charges of violating the national Covid-19 curfew time, Indaba has learnt. According to an internal memorandum seen by Indaba, Constable Prince Maringa was walking alone …

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3rd Wave: High Court, 6 Magistrates Courts Close

Seven court houses in Zimbabwe have been closed after recording Covid-19 cases. In a statement, Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission Mr Walter Chikwana said the closure was to facilitate fumigation of the facilities. He said testing of staff and contact tracing of all the people who may have come …

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Crystal Meth Not A Dangerous Drug

Crystal methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “mutoriro” in street lingo, is not classified as a dangerous drug according to the country’s statutes and the State cannot prosecute those found in its possession, a Harare lawyer has argued. Mr Admire Rubaya said crystal methamphetamine was not listed in the Schedule of …

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Supreme Court Acquits MDC Duo

The Supreme Court has acquitted Movement for Democratic Change activists Last Maengahama and Tungamirai Madzorera on murder charges, Nhau has learnt. The duo had been incarcerated at Chikurubi Maximum prison for the past eight years after being convicted of murdering police Inspector Petros Mutedza in 2011. This was after Insp …

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ZACC Imposter Nabbed

By Mellisa Gombe The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) last Friday arrested an imposter who reportedly claimed to be an investigator with the Commission in Nyabira, Nhau has learnt.  According to a statement by ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure, Prosper Kaseke from Glen Norah, Harare, gave a lift to 3 passengers …

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JUST IN: Corpse found in Pumula North

AN unidentified man was found dead in Bulawayo’s Pumula North suburb. POLICE have called on members of the public with missing male relatives to come forward and assist in identifying the body. The man’s body is at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) mortuary and was taken there on April 24 …

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