Girl(14) Dies While Giving Birth At Shrine

A 14-year-old girl allegedly died last week while giving birth at a Johanne Marange church shrine in Bocha, Mutare. Relatives of the late Memory Machaya are yet to come to terms with the way they were treated at Johanne Marange church where Memory was receiving prayers. Family spokesperson Alice Mabika said Memory’s mother Shy Mabika was denied access to the burial of her daughter where bouncers forced her to remain silent as she mourned her daughter. Alice told H-Metro: We were denied access to witness the burial of our daughter…

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US$7 Billion Externalised Through Corruption, Money Laundering – ZACC

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) says it has identified an estimated US$7 billion worth of assets that were illicitly siphoned out of the country through corruption and money laundering. ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure told The Sunday Mail that the anti-graft body has activated links with several international agencies to recover the loot, some of which is salted away in offshore bank accounts and trust funds. Said Makamure: The assets which were identified to have been acquired illicitly and externalised through corruption and money laundering from Zimbabwe to foreign jurisdictions are estimated…

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Lands Ministry Officials In Diaspora Land Scandal

Some provincial land officers in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement have been accused of selling peri-urban land that was earmarked for the diaspora community. This comes after the government has invited Zimbabweans living outside the country to apply for land. The completed forms would then be submitted to the Lands Ministry through a courier or an individual duly appointed to do so. The Provincial Land Committees have the mandate to screen the applicants in terms of set criteria and recommend to the Minister for allocation.…

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‘Love Rejected’ man turns to bestiality

A ZIMUNYA man left the court dumbfounded after admitting being intimate to a cow “because all women were rejecting his love proposals”. John Muchiriwesi (24), from Nehwangura Village under Chief Zimunya in Mutare, appeared before magistrate Langton Mukwengi charged with bestiality. Asked by the magistrate why he was intimate with a cow, the accused said he had no girlfriend. “My Lord, all girls I am proposing are rejecting me. That was the reason why I decided to be intimate with the cow,” he said. It is the State’s case that…

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Con-artist drops ED’s name in US$488 000 fraud case

A 33-YEAR-OLD Harare con-artist dropped President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s name in a fraud case involving close to half a million United States dollars. The woman, Eustine Charambira (33), duped a Harare man Erasmus Chimbumu of US$488 000 in a mining chemical deal, telling her victim that she would only pay him back upon receipt of US$1 million from a deal that involved Mnangagwa and some unnamed army generals. Charambira appeared before magistrate Dennis Mangosi at Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday. The State consented to $50 000 bail and Mangosi demanded that she…

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Zimbabwean Deported From UK Had Killed And Mutilated His Wife

One of the 14 Zimbabwean nationals who were deported from the United Kingdom on Thursday beat his partner to death and then mutilated her body in 2010. The deportees were classified as “foreign national offenders” (FNOs) by the UK government, that is, people who have been convicted of criminal offences in the UK courts and are now classified as undesirables. Archibald Gurure, who was 35 in 2011, and was living in Humberstone Road, Leicester, killed Julia Mubvumba, who was 44, at her flat in the city on 25 March 2010.…

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Watchdog Reports “Wave After Wave” Of Post-Coup Rights Violations

The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), a human rights monitoring group, says the country’s democratic space has shrunk significantly since President Emmerson took over from the late Robert Mugabe in November 2017 through a popular military coup. In its monthly report for June 2021 titled “Wave after wave of human rights violations,” the ZPP said bad governance had dented the Mnangagwa government. It said: In post-coup Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has continued to record wave after wave of human rights violations as the democratic space continues to narrow. Criticising the…

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Goods Looted From South Africa Impounded En Route To Harare

Police in Bulawayo on Thursday intercepted a haulage truck that is suspected to have been carrying smuggled goods looted in South Africa. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Officer Commanding Bulawayo Province, Commissioner Patton Mbangwa confirmed the arrest of a suspected smuggler who was offloading some goods along Harare road in the dead of night. Said Comm Mbangwa: Our men were on patrol and intercepted this truck along the Zuva garage. They saw this truck offloading goods into the other truck and when they approached the truck one of the trucks took…

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Top cops steal smuggled goods

TWO top Beitbridge cops are in trouble after they allegedly connived to smuggle and steal goods that were later intercepted. The pair, Inspector Elias Maomba (force number 047527J), attached to Bukwa Support Unit Mike Troop, and Assistant Inspector Dickson Siakwimbi (force number 047112H) of ZRP Support Unit Chikurubi Urban Operations, had criminal dockets opened against them, and have since been withdrawn from Beitbridge. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the issue yesterday, saying the police will not tolerate any acts of indiscipline or criminality even from its members…

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Armed robbers kill businessman, steal US$4 500

POLICE have launched a manhunt for five armed robbers who pounced on two businessmen in Headlands, shot them and left them nursing injuries before getting away with US$4 500, groceries and a vehicle. Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector Luxon Chananda confirmed the death of Knowledge Kapfava (27), who was shot by the robbers adding that Paradzai Nyarugwe sustained injuries during the robbery. Chananda said the incident happened on July 16. He said the armed robbers first pounced on Nyarugwe and stole US$3 000, groceries and a Toyota Ipsum vehicle. The…

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