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Inmate ‘cashes’ his way to freedom

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter Senior prison officers at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare allegedly assisted a convict to escape from prison in a bid to hide potentially incriminating...
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Cop accused of abuse of office

Primrose Nyanzero Herald Reporter A police officer has been hauled to court on allegations of abuse of office after he reportedly demanded sexual favours from a complainant who had visited the statio...
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Ex-Town Clerk clings to council vehicle

Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter Former Chitungwiza town clerk Mr George Makunde, whose contract of employment expired in August this year, is clinging to the local authority’s Land Cruiser V8. ...
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City gets $5,4m for road rehab

Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter Harare has so far received $5,4 million from the Government under the Emergency Roads Rehabilitation Programme after its roads were declared a state of disaster in Fe...
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Widow loses hubby’s pension to lover

Lovemore Meya Court Correspondent A Chitungwiza Central Hospital nurse lost over $14 000, which included a lump sum payment of her late husband’s pension and $2 000 compensation for damages made to h...
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Armed robbery spree lands 4 in custody

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter Four men allegedly stole a pistol from a security guard who was on duty and used it to commit robberies in Harare, getting away with jewellery and valuables worth ...
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Uncle cleared of 1999 ‘rape’

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter A 67-year-old man, who was being accused of raping his brother’s daughter in 1999, was last Friday acquitted by a Harare magistrate due to lack of evidence. The co...
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Charamba ‘insulted’ by WhatsApp message

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter The trial of a 38-year-old policeman who allegedly insulted chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba by labelling her an “idiot” ha...

Ex-cop nabbed for impersonation

Sheillah Mapani Herald Reporter AN ex-cop, using a defaced police identity card, has been arrested for allegedly trying to impound a truck, which he said was delivering drugs. Godwell Chikwasha appea...

Neighbours connive to rape minor

Primrose Nyanzero Herald Reporter An 18-year-old Chitungwiza man allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl with the assistance of her neighbour. The neighbour (23) lured the girl to her house for the night ...

Residents win budget war

Herald Reporter HARARE City Council has bowed down to pressure from residents by presenting a budget that is considered to be sympathetic to their concerns. Council budgets have often been considered...

Manyame RDC partners Zinara

Lovemore Meya Herald Correspondent Manyame Rural District Council (MRDC) has partnered the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) to spruce up its service centres through rehabilitating its ...

Tsikamutanda fined

Lovemore Meya Court Correspondent A ploy to defraud an ailing Beatrice man of $250 by a teenage tsikamutanda ended badly after he was caught red-handed trying to plant a fake goblin. Blessed Gahwa (1...