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January 28, 2022

After 7 years ZanuPf Claims Its Investigating Itai Dzamara’s Abduction

After 7 years ZanuPf Claims Its Investigating Itai Dzamara’s Abduction, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime claims it is seized with investigations to determine the whereabouts of political activist Itai Dzamara who was abducted nearly seven years ago. Dzamara was abducted on 9 March 2015 by five men while he was at a barbers’ shop in Harare’s Glen View suburb. His whereabouts remain unknown. Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi was on Wednesday summoned to provide an update on Dzamara’s disappearance by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) member states during the “Zimbabwe 40th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR)”. Ziyambi said investigations were still going on. “Regarding compliance with a High Court order on the di

January 14, 2022

ZBC Presenter Admits To Fabricating Rape Allegations In Audio Played In Court

The Harare magistrates’ court today heard that ZBC Presenter, Rutendo Makuti  fabricated rape charges from her frustration  that the Goodness and Mercy Ministries prophet T Freddy was no longer intrested in the relationship. In an audio played in court by the prophet’s defence counsel, Makuti confessed that she got angry and forced her way to Goodness and Mercy Ministries church when their relationship started fading. In the audio Makuti said she was forced to come up with allegations because the man of God was no longer showing any intrest in the relationship. Makuti who is heard apologizing said she acted and came up with allegations because of the frustrations and realization that the prophet was no longer interested in the relationship. The court also he

January 13, 2022

Prophet T Freddy Speaks ZBC Radio Zimbabwe Presenter Rutendo Makuti Akandiratidza Manudhu Ndikavhiringika Pfungwa

The court case involving Goodness and Mercy Ministries church leader, Tapiwa Freddy and ZBC  Radio Zimbabwe presenter Rutendo Makuti has taken a new twist after it emerged that she consented to the sexual act and seduced the man of God by sending him nude pictures. As the trial resumed today, the court heard that the complainant used nude pictures, audio and text messages to demand sex from Prophet T Freddy. Zimeye reports that the nude pictures, audios and text messages were produced in court as evidence. In one of the audios presented in court, Rutendo can be heard asking for a kiss and sex from the self-proclaimed man of God. After all the overwhelming evidence was presented in court, Rutendo denied seducing Prophet T Freddy. In her defence, Rutendo affirmed that the nude

January 06, 2022

89 000 Border Jumpers Arrested So Far

AT least 89 000 people have so far been arrested in an ongoing police blitz to curb cross-border crime amid the tightening of security along the country’s borders. Code-named “No to Cross Border Crimes/Fhasi Ngamilandu Yamukanoni/Mhosva Pamiganhu Ngadzipere/Amacala Kawaphele Emingceleni Yelizwe” the operation was launched last year targeting those who violate the Immigration Act. Already, some of the suspects were fined while others are expected to appear in court after being vetted. Police have since warned the public against using illegal exit and entry points that they will face the full wrath of the law. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the force would continue making patrols and arresting anyone found on the wrong side

December 08, 2021

Judge Says Marry Mubaiwa Never Forged Marriage License With VP Chiwenga

The National Prosecuting Authority suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday in Marry Mubaiwa’s trial on fraud charges when a High Court judge denied he had issued her a marriage licence or certificate without the knowledge of her estranged husband, vice president Constantino Chiwenga. The prosecution alleges that Mubaiwa fraudulently tried to procure registration or upgrade of her marriage to Chiwenga from an unregistered union to a marriage under the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11] by misrepresenting to the marriage officer that her husband had consented to the registration, well knowing the same to be false. Through the alleged misrepresentation, she allegedly induced the then Acting Chief Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi to prepare marriage licences and complete the marriage register in pr

December 06, 2021

Marry Mubaiwa Falls Asleeps In Court As doctors Declared Her Fit For Trial

GOVERNMENT doctors have certified Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa fit to stand trial, but her lawyers dismissed the medical report as dubious. Mubaiwa was recently remanded in custody for 10 days pending a medical examination to ascertain her mental preparedness to stand trial. Her lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa challenged her detention in a bid to secure her release. Prosecutor Tafara Chirambira told the court yesterday that medical examinations by prison doctors Moses Kadhau and Itayi Macheka showed that Mubaiwa was not suffering from a mental illness. “Your worship, a medical report by two government doctors — Moses Kadhau and Itayi Macheka — shows that the accused is fit to stand trial.  The State is now ready to set

November 23, 2021

Mary Chiwenga Abuda D High Court Orders Her Release From Chikurubhi

The High Court on Monday ordered the release from 10-day custody of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa, who was detained by a magistrate for the purposes of undergoing a mental examination.   Mubaiwa is facing a string of trials on separate charges, but her lawyers said she is no physical or mental state to sit through the trials. The National Prosecuting Authority contests this, and last week filed an application before magistrate Lazini Ncube for her detention for 10 days so that she can be assessed by two state doctors.   On appeal, two High Court judges on Monday ordered her immediate release after making highly critical remarks of Ncube.   Said Mubaiwa's lawyer Doug Coltart: "Justices (Benjamin) Chikowero a

November 18, 2021

Prophet T Freddy Arrested & Released On Bail For Chibharo

Controversial founder and leader of Goodness and Mercy Ministries Prophet T Freddy has been arrested by police on allegations of rape. Prophet T Freddy stands accused of sexually assaulting  33-year-old ZBC Radio presenter Rutendo Makuti on several occasions after her husband died in 2019. A local publication has since shared a video of the self-proclaimed man of God arriving at the court with his lawyers. Prophet T Freddy’s arrest comes just a few days after Rutendo filed a rape complaint claiming the self-proclaimed man of God sexually assaulted her. According to the police memo, Rutendo claims that the Goodness and Mercy Ministries preacher forced himself on her on several occasions after her husband died. Rutendo revealed that a couple of months after her husband

November 15, 2021

Prophet T Freddy Accused Of Kubata Chibharo Radio Zimbabwe Presenter

It never rains but pours for Prophet T Freddy who is now under investigation for rape allegations. This comes after a 33-year-old ZBC Radio Zimbabwe presenter Rutendo Makuti Mubweza filed a rape complaint claiming the self-proclaimed man of God sexually assaulted her. Rutendo claims that the Goodness and Mercy Ministries preacher forced himself on her on several occasions after her husband died in 2019. According to the police memo, Rutendo told the police that sometime in November 2019, she sought spiritual assistance from Prophet T Freddy after her now-deceased husband fell ill. She revealed that Prophet T Freddy gave her money to take her husband to the hospital after his health did not improve from prayers. Unfortunately, her husband passed away shortly after getting admitt

November 03, 2021

Over 1 Million People Have Been Arrested For Violating Covid-19 Regulations In Zimbabwe

Police have arrested 1, 2 million people for violating Covid-19 regulations since the start of the lockdown in March last year. In their twitter page, police said 2 934 people were arrested on October 31 for breaching Covid-19 regulations. “The ZRP reminds members of the public that Covid-19 safety regulations are still in force. As at 31 October a total of 1 225 225 people were arrested for various offences related to Covid-19 since 30 March 2020. On 31 October, 2934 people were arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations,” said the police.   The country is currently under level 2 of the lockdown. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on September 7 relaxed the lockdown from Level 4 to Level 2. Under the current regulations intercity travelling is now permitted u

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