Zim businessman wrest control of his R4m Rolls Royce Ghost from SA authorities

Zim businessman wrest control of his R4m Rolls Royce Ghost from SA authorities

Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga has thumbed his nose at South African authorities, including the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and the police, after wresting control of his R4 million Rolls Royce Ghost. This comes after a protracted four-year battle between the Pretoria authorities and the maverick businessman, and in which the posh car was controversially auctioned in March by Tom Moyane’s organisation. When the Auto Haus Car Hire (Auto Haus)-owned Rolls Royce was sold off…

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Matebeleland, Bulilima villagers assault tribalists, who harassed Shona speaking villagers

Matebeleland, Bulilima villagers assault tribalists,  who harassed Shona speaking villagers

TWO notorious villagers from Bulilima who were recently embarrassed by community members for harassing Shona-speaking villagers have been each sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. Obvious Ncube (34) and Shalen Dumani (23) of Zuzaphi area attacked villagers who were at a business centre in protest over Shona-speaking people in the area. They also damaged property at a local businessman’s shop after accusing him of employing a Shona person as his shopkeeper. Disgruntled community members then stripped…

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’30 year old , woman axes mother in law , Mugabe , at Mugabe Bus Stop to death’ ‘

’30 year old , woman axes mother in law , Mugabe , at Mugabe Bus Stop to death’  ‘

A Hurungwe West woman allegedly axed her mother-in-law to death following an argument over why the former was not falling pregnant. Lingiwe Mugabe of Chinovhiringa Village under Chief Nyamhunga died at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare last week after the alleged axe attack by daughter-in-law Trish Kutadzaushe (30) on June 8, 2015. Kutadzaushe initially appeared before Karoi magistrate Obedience Matare charged with attempted murder a fortnight ago. That charge has been amended to murder following Mugabe’s…

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The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) , fight to assist, jailed journalist, ‘Patrick Chitongo’

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) , fight to assist, jailed  journalist,  ‘Patrick Chitongo’

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has embarked into a fight to assist the journalist jailed for operating an unlicenced newspaper. ZLHR communications officer Kumbirai Mafundasaid human rights lawyers on Friday 26 June 2015 filed a notice of appeal against the conviction and imprisonment of Patrick Chitongo, a freelance journalist, who was convicted and sentenced to serve eight months in jail for allegedly publishing an unregistered newspaper. Chiredzi Magistrate Tafadzwa Mhlanga on Tuesday 23…

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AIPPA law- ‘ Journalist sentenced to 1yr in prison for publishing a newspaper without gvt registration’

AIPPA law- ‘ Journalist sentenced to  1yr in prison for publishing a newspaper without gvt registration’

A ZIMBABWEAN journalist has been sentenced to a year in jail for publishing a newspaper without government registration, the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) said Friday. Foster Dongozi, ZUJ secretary-general, said Patrick Chitongo was convicted by a magistrate’s court on Thursday and received a one-year prison sentence. “It’s a sad day for press freedom when people are jailed for disseminating information,” Dongozi told AFP. “However, we advise that, much as we disagree with the law…

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Bulawayo church near Basch Street Terminus, ‘Egodini’ burnt in suspected arson attack

Bulawayo church near Basch Street Terminus, ‘Egodini’ burnt in suspected arson attack

A CHURCH in the city was extensively damaged in a suspected arson attack that is now being investigated by police. Property including musical instruments, chairs, tables, travel and identification documents worth thousands of dollars were lost in the fire that broke out at around 1AM yesterday. Other goods that were lost, including blankets, shoes, electrical gadgets, clothing, books and bags belonged to church members who are informal traders who kept them at the church overnight….

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State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on Baba Jukwa’s account’

State withdraws charges for posting ‘subversive statement on  Baba Jukwa’s account’

A University of Zimbabwe , Economics student, who was arrested  in June 2014 and charged   with attempting to subvert a constitutional government , can now fully celebrate freedom after the state , yesterday, withdrew charges against him. Romeo Musemburi was accused of allegedly writing and posting  a subversive statement on the phantom Facebook Baba Jukwa’s account, a statement which  was conveniently interpreted by Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime to mean that the accused   was , infact…

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David Coltart blames Philip Chiyangwa for closure of most Bulawayo companies

David Coltart  blames Philip Chiyangwa for  closure of most Bulawayo companies

Former Education Minister David Coltart has accused flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa of enriching himself at the expense of Zimbabwe’s working class. In a recent interview with The Zimbabwean, Coltart said Chiyangwa, who has developed a taste for expensive cars and clothes, was behind the closure of most Bulawayo companies that he had taken over. There is a new league of millionaires in Zimbabwe, most of whom have made their wealth through corruption and looting. Bulawayo,…

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3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of US$780,000 fraud

3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of  US$780,000 fraud

  A RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) unit has dragged three senior executives and an accomplice to court accusing them of stealing US$780,000 from the company. Fidelity Printers and Refiners is the RBZ’s currency printing firm and also the country’s sole buyer of gold. The three top executives – Godknows Hofisi, 41, Tinashe Wellington Mbengegwi, 35, Ronald Madhara, 47, – were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe charged with…

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South African Judge suggests charging South African government over Bashir flight

South African Judge suggests charging South African government over Bashir flight

A SOUTH African judge asked prosecutors on Wednesday to consider charging the government over its decision to let Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir leave the country in defiance of legal orders from Pretoria and the International Criminal Court. Bashir flew out of South Africa on June 15 as world powers and activists were urging the government to arrest him under a warrant from the global court on charges of masterminding genocide and other atrocities in…

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