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Grand dad charged with rape

By Yeukai Munetsi A 73-year-old Vitalis Gaika from Gumani village headman Chipembere, Chirumanzu appeared before Provincial Magistrate Mrs Pathekile Msipa facing charges of raping a mentally challenged woman. Gaika pleaded not guilty to rape and was remanded in custody awaiting trial next week. It is the state case that Gaika ...

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Couple murders small house

Staff Reporter A woman from Mberengwa allegedly teamed up with her husband to brutally murder the latter’s small-house for wrecking the couple’s marriage. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the incident and said police have since arrested Privilege Sibanda (26) on murder charges while her accomplice and husband ...

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Johanne Masowe Prophet rapes client

In a bizarre incident that shocked the city, a 36-year-old self confessed prophet from Johanne Masowe weChishanu sect has been arrested for allegedly raping a job seeker seeking spiritual assistance. By Martin Mawaya Marryward Marara residing at No 2895/1 Mkoba 14 appeared before the Regional Magistrate Phathekile Msipa facing allegations ...

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Machaya, Chitiyo trial date set

  A trial date for the high profile case involving Mashonaland West provincial administrator Cecilia Chitiyo, former Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Jason Machaya and six other senior Government employees has been set for March 8. By Court Reporter Machaya (65), Chitiyo (50), who is the former PA ...

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