Courts and Crime

Scandals Dog Biotechnology Authority

A state-owned research institute run by the Higher and Tertiary Education ministry continues to be dogged by reports of graft, maladministration and corporate mis-governance amid claims that officials from the country’s anti-corruption unit paid a blind eye to the case after being bribed. In 2021, senior management at the National …

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Zim Anti-Rape Laws Weak: Report

ZIMBABWEAN laws are letting down vulnerable and exposed victims of rape, with the authorities failing to comply with international statutes in protecting victims, a report indicates. In 2019, 22 women were raped daily across the country and early child marriages were also on the increase due to religious and cultural …

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Sikhala, Sithole Launch Fresh Bid For Elusive Freedom

Incarcerated Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) legislators Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole have returned to file another court challenge against placement on remand arguing that there was no justification for their continued detention. The latest application comes after the pair’s initial protest against both remand and bail failed. Through their …

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Conman Masquerading As Army Brigadier Dupes 8 Cops

By Gilbert Munetsi A daring conman, posing as a Brigadier in the Zimbabwe National Army, had the audacity to dupe eight police officers into giving him US$150 each after promising them A2 pieces of land. One of the victims is the Officer-in-Charge of St Mary’s Police Station. Christopher Mukwambeni (32) …

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Human Trafficking Remains High In Zim: Report

The number of victims of severe forms of trafficking is very significant in Zimbabwe, as the government did not convict any traffickers nor amend its anti-trafficking law to criminalise all forms of trafficking, a new report has revealed. As a result, the country remains on the United States of America’s …

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Top American Lawyers Join Sikhala Legal Team

A LEADING international law firm based in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) has joined the legal team representing incarcerated Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) member of parliament Job Sikhala. The development emerged Monday as party leader Nelson Chamisa was refused entry at Chikurubi Maximum Prison in …

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Pension Fraudsters Busted In ZWL15 Million Scam

Four suspects were nabbed by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) this week after a fraudulent spree targeting unsuspecting pensioners, Nhau/Indaba has learnt. The quartet comprising of Molyn Mugodi, Kirthmore Magqoka, Joseph Sigauke and John Tevera reportedly created fake nationalidentity cards through fraudulent means and managed to steal ZWL$15 000 000,00 …

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