‘Zimbabwe Republic Police, threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

‘Zimbabwe Republic Police,  threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

Harare West MP Jessie Majome said she was taking photos during the vendors march when a police officer accused her of photographing him.”This police officer of the black boots section just threatened to beat me up with his fellow anti riot troops for taking his photograph outside parliament of Zimbabwe for taking photographs of him and his fellows encamped there and blocking my way,” she posted on her facebook page. “So much for MP, let…

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Muhammadu Buhari says ‘Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria’s treasury virtually empty’

Muhammadu Buhari says ‘Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria’s treasury virtually empty’

NIGERIA’S president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday slammed the state of the country’s finances, claiming his predecessor had left Africa’s biggest economy deep in debt and the treasury “virtually empty”. There are high expectations that Buhari, who defeated Goodluck Jonathan in March elections, will turn around Nigeria’s fortunes, with the country riddled with corruption and the crude-dependent economy reeling from global oil shocks. But the 72-year-old, elected on a promise of cleaning up Nigeria’s dirty politics…

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ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) admits Zanu PF Hurungwe West MP Guzah electoral fraud

ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) admits Zanu PF Hurungwe West MP Guzah electoral fraud

ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau, Monday admitted that Keith Guzah the MP-elect for the Hurungwe West was not a registered voter in the constituency but instead his names appears in Magunje. Makarau also admitted that Guzah, the Zanu PF candidate, had in fact been declared winner even though he had not been able to vote in the June 10 by-election. “On polling day, Keith Guzah was denied the right to vote as his…

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Family acquitted of murder charges for burying prophet alive, in cleansing ceremony

Family acquitted of murder charges for burying prophet alive, in cleansing ceremony

A Muzarabani family accused of murdering a self-proclaimed prophet who had asked them to bury him alive during a cleansing ceremony have been acquitted by the High Cour appeared in court facing charges of murdering a self styled prophet, Shamiso Kamanya at Mazonde village under Chief Kasekete on the 30th of July 2012. They were acquitted by High Court judge, Justice Owen Tagu after the state withdrew the matter. The acquittal follows an application by Prosecutor…

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After a fully contested trial, Cuthbert Dube is sentenced to 20 years in prison

After a fully contested trial, Cuthbert Dube  is sentenced to 20 years in prison

Cuthbert Dube has been jailed for 20-year-jail for stealing copper cables and transformer breakers and selling them to unsuspecting customers in Harare. Dube aged 38-year-old man from Mkoba Village 1 had pleaded not guilty to two counts of contravening the Electricity Act, when he was arraigned before Gokwe-Kwekwe regional magistrate Amos Mbobo on Friday. He was convicted after a fully contested trial and sentenced to 10 years on each count and will serve an effective…

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Assistant commissioner, petitions , Kembo Mohadi to probe Augustine Chihuri

Assistant commissioner, petitions  , Kembo Mohadi to  probe Augustine Chihuri

An assistant commissioner in the Zimbabwe Republic Police, who successfully appealed against both his sentence and conviction for allegedly facilitating the release of a fraud suspect, has petitioned Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi to probe his boss, Commissioner-General of Police Augustine Chihuri, on allegations of corruption and crime cover-up charges for senior officers within the institution. Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Gideon Baloyi made headlines last year after being slapped with a nine-month jail term for allegedly…

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‘SA Police rob VP Mphoko’s wife of goods worth over R1million’

‘SA Police rob VP Mphoko’s wife of goods worth over R1million’

Men pretending to be police officers attacked and robbed the wife of one of Zimbabwe’s Vice-Presidents and other passengers of money and goods worth over R1 million in Johannesburg this weekend. Zimbabwe has two Vice-Presidents. The vehicle in which Laurinda Mphoko, the wife of Phelekezela Mphoko, was driving was stopped at the corner of Barry Hertzog Avenue and Empire Road in Parktown on Saturday. Mphoko was on her way to the Oriental Plaza in Joburg…

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Rwanda’s Intelligence Chief arrested at Heathrow under European Arrest Warrant.

Rwanda’s Intelligence Chief arrested at Heathrow  under European Arrest Warrant.

Rwanda’s  Director General of National Intelligence and National Security , who also, previously served as the deputy Commander of the African Union Peace Keeping force in Darfur, was arrested at Heathrow Airport  in London on   Saturday under a European Arrest Warrant. The 54-year-old General Karenzi Karake, is an official, wanted on war crimes charges, who is also a member of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), appeared  before London’s West Minster Magistrates Court where  he  was remanded in…

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‘Tsvangirai won 2008, if he marched to statehouse he would have easily taken over’-Mutasa

‘Tsvangirai won 2008, if he marched to statehouse he would have  easily taken over’-Mutasa

FORMER intelligence minister Didymus Mutasa has revealed for the first time that the MDC-T actually won the 2008 election by a narrow margin. Mutasa told the South African Sunday Independent newspaper that Zanu PF people were so shocked by the result that he, as security minister, rushed to protect President Robert Mugabe at the State House. The former Zanu PF secretary for administration added that they were “absolutely shocked” and had Morgan Tsvangirai decided to…

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Prosecutor general, Johannes Tomana rules out resigning-‘Handiende!!’

Prosecutor general,  Johannes Tomana rules out resigning-‘Handiende!!’

Under fire Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana has dug in his heels declaring he would not be haunted into resigning from his post following his alleged gaffe over the age of sexual consent. Tomana last week torched a fierce storm after he was quoted as saying children below the age of 16 could legally consent to sex and marriage. He indicated his statement had been misinterpreted and politicised to force him out of government but vowed…

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