Saturday, June 29, 2013

Zvishavane man dies after his manhood stretches to knee level when he had S*X with another man's wife

A Zvishavane man died last Tuesday morning at a Bulawayo hospital in a suspected case of runyoka which saw his manhood elongating to knee-level after he allegedly has s*x with a headman's wife.

The now deceased, whose name could not be ascertained by the time of going to press, is believed to be from Chief Mazvihwa's area in Zvishavane, Midlands Province.

The man's mysterious condition reportedly sent shivers down the spines of some patients, visitors and hospital staff at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH). He was reportedly crying and writhing in agony, and died before receiving medical attention.

A source from the hospital said before the deceased took his last breath, he had confessed that he had been having s*x with a headman's wife who is suspected to have been 'fenced' by her husband.

The mysterious 'central locking system' is popularly known as runyoka. It is traditionally regarded as a safety lock applied on both men and women to enforce fidelity.

It is said that a person fences his or her spouse so that they do not have s*xual relations with other people. Indulging in s*xual intercourse with a 'locked' person often results in inexplicable illness that normally leads to death. However, some sources who are family with traditional charms have claimed to  "Zimbabwe Latest News" that if one uses a condom while having s*x with a 'locked' person, the juju usually won't work.

"There was drama on the day that he got admitted to the hospital as people jostled to catch a glimpse of his 'stretched hosepipe'. Nurses ran around trying to assist him but unfortunately he died before they attended to him. Even nurses who tried to assist him before he died said his ailment was an issue with circumstances that they could not really comprehend in medical terms," said a source who requested anonymity.

"Before he died he confessed that he slept with a headman's wife and was regretting that he failed to take heed of his relatives advice who warned him to stay away from the woman. Nurses tried to assist him by putting ice blocks to make his organ flaccid but it couldn't help," added the source.

UBH Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Nonhlanhla Ndlovu, could not be reached for comment, but nurses at the hospital confirmed the incident.

Source : Metro

Filabusi School Teacher was beaten to death when he was caught having S*X with a Form 3 Student

A BUNGWE High School teacher in Filabusi was fatally assaulted by another man when he was allegedly found being intimate with a Form Three pupil, police confirmed yesterday. 

The incident occurred on Friday last week at about 10pm in Filabusi.

Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Philisani Ndebele said Butholezwe Mlalazi (33) who was employed as a teacher at Bungwe High School was caught by a veterinary services employee, Gideon Sibanda (28) while being intimate with a school pupil who resided at Sibanda's house. The pupil was aged 23.

"On 21 June at around 8am, Sibanda left home for work and when he returned at around 10pm, he went to the kitchen where the pupil sleeps, to fetch some water. Sibanda found Mlalazi sleeping in the kitchen with the pupil. Angered by the incident, Sibanda slapped the pupil once before he went on to assault Mlalazi with booted feet on his head," said Insp Ndebele.

Mlalazi who was still not dressed during the time of the assault did not retaliate as he struggled to dress up. 
"Sibanda assaulted Mlalazi until he left him lying unconscious," said Insp Ndebele.

He said Sibanda was later taken to Gwatemba Clinic for treatment but was referred to Filabusi District Hospital as his condition was serious. Insp Ndebele said Mlalazi was later transferred to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) but died three days later.

"His condition deteriorated and died at around 7am on 24 June as a result of serious internal head injuries," he said. 
Insp Ndebele said Sibanda was arrested and is assisting the police with investigations. Sibanda is now facing a charge of murder. 

Insp Ndebele urged members of the public to not to take the law into their hands and to desist from resorting to violence, but instead seek counselling or input of the police in resolving misunderstandings. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Chipinge man could not stand seeing his ex-wife falling in love with his best friend & assaulted her

FAILURE to stomach seeing his estranged wife in the arms of his best friend made a Chipinge man go berserk and assaulted her.

Solomon Mlambo (28) of Naffaton Farm was dragged to court facing domestic violence charges.

He, however, told the court that he was still customarily married to Nancy Mlambo, but were on separation.

Solomon who was denying the charges was convicted by Mr Vusimuzi Gapara and was sentenced to three months imprisonment wholly suspended on condition that he was not involved in a similar offence in the next five years.

The State led by Mr Brian Madzura said on May 25 the estranged lovers had a quarrel which degenerated into a fight.

He said Solomon approached Nancy at a nearby bush where she was gathering firewood with other women from the same farm.

Solomon questioned her about the rumours that were doing rounds at the farm that she was in love with his friend.

The court heard that Nancy confirmed the affair and bragged to him that he had found a better man.

This infuriated Solomon who grabbed a metre-long stick and assaulted Nancy all over her body. She managed to escape and run home.

“In the evening, Solomon went to Nancy's house where he further assaulted her accusing her of double-crossing him." said Mr Madzura.

The following morning, she reported the assault to the police resulting in Solomon's arrest.

In passing sentence, Mr Gapara said although he had been convicted of a serious offence, he deserved the court's leniency as the offence was committed after provocation.

“The court has considered that you were provoked into committing the offence.

“You paid lobola for your wife, sired children with her and she deserted you for another man, telling you to leave her alone and naturally that would incense any human being," said Mr Gapara.

Meanwhile, a maintenance defaulter was lucky to escape a jail term after he was convicted of violating Section 23 (1) of the Maintenance Act after he failed to pay $20 the court had ordered him to pay.

The court heard that on October 1, 2012, Benson Mabuto was ordered to pay $20 towards the upkeep of one minor child.
However by April 30, Mabuto had not paid a cent and his outstanding amount was $140.

Mabuto pleaded guilty to the charges and said he was unable to pay since his banana plantation, which was his source of income had wilted
He, however, pleaded with court for time to pay.

Mr Gapara sentenced him to six months, three of which were suspended on condition that he settled the arrears on or before July 31

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Police Officer bit off wife's tongue when he was kissing her

A 33-YEAR-OLD police officer based at Support Unit Headquarters in Chikurubi allegedly bit off part of his wife’s tongue in what was meant to be a conciliatory kiss following a domestic dispute.
The police officer, Obert Muzenda, pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence when he appeared before Harare magistrate Anita Tshuma. Judgement will be delivered today.
Prosecutor Francisca Mukumbiri alleged that on June 17 this year at around 5pm, the complainant, Petrola Muzenda (24), scrolled down conversations in her husband’s mobile phone and discovered that he was having an extra-marital affair.
When Petrola — a teacher at Oriel High School, allegedly confronted him demanding an explanation, Obert allegedly admitted to cheating on her and asked for forgiveness.
Obert is alleged to have asked his wife for a kiss as a sign of love to seal the forgiveness, and she responded through suggestive action. It was then that Muzenda allegedly bit his wife’s tongue, resulting in the outer upper skin of her tongue peeling off.
The complainant was taken to hospital, after which a report was made to the police, leading to Muzenda’s arrest.
In his defence, Obert denied the charge and insisted that his wife hurt her own tongue using a scissors. He also said he was unhappy because Petrola had been denying him conjugal rights

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Marondera man was shot dead in a maize field by his workmate who thought he was a wild pig

A 47-year-old Marondera man was last Thursday shot dead in a maize field by his workmate who mistook him for a wild pig.
Takaiwana Matimura was shot on the forehead by his workmate Heavyson
Ngirishi (32) while they were on duty guarding a maize field against wild pigs at Sable Ranch farm.
Mashonaland East police spokesperson Inspector Bulisani Bhebhe confirmed the incident, saying they arrested Ngirishi who is in custody assisting with investigations.
“We received a report following the death of Matimura who died on the spot after he was shot by Ngirishi while they were guarding a maize field against wild pigs and so far we have arrested Ngirishi on murder charges and he is in custody assisting with investigations,” he said.
It is alleged that on June 20 at around 11pm, Ngirishi and Matimura were on duty guarding a maize field against wild pigs when Matimura accompanied their boss who had come for patrol checks, leaving Ngirishi at their point of guard.
After conducting the patrol with the boss, Matimura returned to the maize field, but did not notify Ngirishi.
At that time, it is alleged that Ngirishi spotted a litter of wild pigs entering the maize field, prompting him to grab his shot gun before aiming in their direction.
As he went close to the wild pigs, Ngirishi fired a shot and heard a human being screaming afterwards, prompting him to run to the scene to check. He discovered that he had shot Matimura on the forehead and he reported the matter at Marondera police.
Matimura’s body was taken to Marondera General Hospital for a post mortem and Ngirishi was immediately arrested.
Insp Bhebhe warned members of the public, especially those in the security field, to observe the golden rules in the handling of fire arms to curb such incidents.

Bulawayo woman attacked her ex-husband after she found him having S*X with his newly found love

IN a feat of jealous, a 22-year-old Bulawayo woman who could not stomach seeing her ex-husband sharing quality time with another woman, went berserk and allegedly attacked the man with stones and bit him before tearing  his shirt. 

Teresa Tembo of House Number 89 Moffat Drive, Hillside in Bulawayo appeared in court on Monday for contravening a section of the Domestic Violence Act (physical abuse).

She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded to 2 July by Bulawayo magistrate, Mrs Gladmore Mushove.

The prosecutor, Mr Shepherd Nhamburo, said on 18 June at about 3pm, Tembo went to her ex-husband, Mr Kenneth Ndlovu's house in Manningdale and found him with his newly found love.

The court was told that Tembo got angry at the sight of her former husband enjoying the company of another woman. She started provoking Mr Ndlovu who, however, maintained his cool, the court was told.

Tembo picked a brick and stones and allegedly attacked Ndlovu before biting him in the chest.

Ndlovu sustained head, neck and chest injuries and was taken to hospital. A report was made to the police leading to Tembo's arrest.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Harare woman was caught red handed by her husband having S*X with her boyfriend after she left their one year old baby with their neighbour

A Kuwadzana married woman was last Thursday caought pants down by her husband after she was exposed by a neighbour she left taking care of her one-year-old baby.

Grammah Hufa (28), of House No. 1342, was caught red-handed having s*x with Wellington Mariga (33) at House No 455 in Kuwadzana 1 around midnight. Grammah failed to keep her time at Wellington's house after she left her one-year-old baby with her neighbour who was aware of the illicit affair. The neighbour who had no option but to lead Grammah's husband - Patrick Chesango (34) - to where Grammah was 'being given her things' by her boyfriend.

Patrick didn't take the law into his own hands as he quickly rushed to enrage the services of Kuwadzana police where an officer accompanied him to where Grammah was holed. The cheated man said he forgave Grammah when she said she was fooled into having s*x romps with Wellington.

"I do not know where Wellington met my wife and he tricked her (ndobva amubhaiza bhaiza) and she visited him at his house where I caught them after being accompanied by a police officer. I wanted to avoid noise and I decided to visit a police station to lead me to Wellington's house searching for my wife.

My wife left our child in the hands of a certain girl and she delayed coming back until midnight and she opened up that she was aware of where my wife was before leading me to Wellington's house. He had no excuse after I caught him with my wife in his bedroom. He accused my wife of lying that she was a widow. We have since resolved the issue after receiving counselling from the police officer and I AM LIVING WELL WITH MY WIFE NOW!" said the supposedly 'peaceful-minded' Patrick.

Grammah and Wellington refused to comment. However, the whole neighbourhood was awash with the story and they opened up to our news crew.

"She is so amazing, she leaves such a young child with that young girl as she visits her boyfriend from time to time," said one of the neighbours.

"We forced the girl to expose her after we felt pitty for her husband who was roaming around the house until late," she added.

Nelson Mandela's health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday.
The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela's condition had become critical in the past 24 hours.
"The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands," Zuma said in the statement, using Mandela's clan name.
Zuma also met Graca Machel, Mandela's wife, at the hospital in Pretoria and discussed the former leader's condition, according to the statement. Zuma was accompanied on the visit by Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president of the country's ruling party, the African National Congress.

Kadoma man survives after being attacked by a Leopard while bathing in a river

KADOMA — A 28-year-old man is lucky to be alive after over-powering a vicious leopard that attacked him while bathing in a river.

According to Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara, the victim, Jemiyani Ndlovu of Chimwendo compound, Battlefields in Kadoma, was bathing in Munyati River at around 2pm when the incident happened last week.
Police said when Ndlovu had finished bathing and was about to get dressed, a leopard pounced on him and sunk its claws into his back.
“Realising that his life was in danger, Ndlovu firmly grabbed the leopard’s legs as it was still clinging onto his back and ran towards the compound which is a few metres from the scene,” said Mabgweazara, adding he shouted for help thereby alerting a fellow villager Takemore Mupotima (25) who struck and killed the beast using an iron bar.
A report was made at Battlefields Police Station while Ndlovu was referred to Kadoma General Hospital for treatment.
The dead leopard, which was about 1,5 metres long and estimated to be two-years-old, was surrendered to Parks and Wildlife authorities.


Baba Jukwa, a faceless character has taken the nation by storm through his leaks about top government secrets

HARARE - Zanu PF officials are living in fear with some reportedly beefing up their security as warnings by a mysterious and influential Facebook character, Baba Jukwa seem to be coming true.

As in-fighting in the ex-majority party intensifies ahead of elections, Baba Jukwa, a faceless character who has taken the nation by storm through his leaks about top government secrets, has further weakened Zanu PF.

The death in a car crash, of Guruve South legislator Edward Chindori-Chininga, has shaken the party to the core as Baba Jukwa warned repeatedly in the last couple of weeks that the no-nonsense Member of Parliament would be murdered.

Police have however, dismissed foul play saying the accident that claimed Chindori-Chininga’s life was genuine. Whatever the case, Baba Jukwa was spot-on that Chindori-Chininga was going to meet his death.

With almost 170 000 followers, Baba Jukwa is dominating discussions, not only among affected Zanu PF officials but also among many ordinary folks who cannot go a day without clicking his page for the “latest” inside detail.

In a daily blizzard of posts, Baba Jukwa has waged an infuriated information war against Zanu PF, a party of which he claims to be a member.

As a result, his seemingly accurate predictions have rattled the rank and file in the former ruling party, insiders told the Daily News on Sunday.

Baba Jukwa’s warning on the demise of Chindori-Chininga, has made him even more popular among Zimbabweans, who are desperate for change come the next elections.

Chindori-Chininga was a moderate in a party where hawks are embroiled in a bitter battle to succeed President Robert Mugabe, who is fast approaching 90 and could be contesting his last election.

Said Baba Jukwa on the day Chindori-Chininga died: “The Mashonaland Central mafia has done it as I warned a few weeks ago. Chindori-Chininga openly told them that he will join the Vapanduki crew if they continued with their attempt to nail him down and I wonder why he didn’t listen when I was all along warning him of the impending danger.”

Vapanduki is a group of people, whom Baba Jukwa claims are his followers, with access to government’s secret troves.

Perhaps disturbing is the sequence of events prior to the death of Chindori-Chininga.

A week before the fatal accident, Mashonaland Central governor, Martin Dinha escaped death by a whisker after submitting his name to stand as a candidate for Bindura South on June 15.

Dinha, a fierce loyalist and praise singer of Mugabe, is also regarded as a moderate and linked to a certain camp in the fractious Zanu PF structure.

On the fateful Wednesday night, Chindori-Chininga was also returning from an almost similar event, having had his papers accepted to represent the party along with two other persons in Guruve South.

There is renewed fright that Baba Jukwa’s accurate prediction of Chindori-Chininga’s death is a harbinger of sinister things to come.

Riding on the crest of popularity, Baba Jukwa says he is going to reveal more dirty secrets to add to the list of top officials who he says are in line for assassination from a camp that is up against reformists.

In May, Baba Jukwa claimed to have foretold the sudden death of a top intelligence commander who was declared a national hero.

He further claims to have foretold a road accident that involved Zanu PF politburo member, Dzikamai Mavhaire.

But Zanu PF says it is not concerned about Baba Jukwa.

“We are not worried at all about Baba Jukwa because he wants to cause confusion and conflict within the party, but he won’t get it,” Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said recently.

But despite feigning composure, sources in Zanu PF say the party has deployed well-oiled machinery that is working round-the-clock to sniff out Baba Jukwa, fearing his destabilising effect could haunt the party ahead of elections that Mugabe wants held on July 31.

Baba Jukwa has also been campaigning to push people to register as voters


An Apostolic Faith Mission deacon kissed and tried to have S*X with his friend's wife

An Apostolic Faith Mission deacon has been suspended and fined $3 000 after he allegedly forced himself on  a church mate's wife.

Deacon Jonah Panganai has since paid $900 out of the $3,000 fine he was ordered to pay his church mate, Peter Maisiri, for molesting his wife - Barbra Mhlanga. He is also said to have been suspended from executing any office work in church at least for the next six months.

The incident occurred at Panganai's retail shop at Machongwe Business Centre in Chimanimani. 

Maisiri explained : "It's a long story. I was in South Africa for almost a year now where I am working. I know Jonah Panganai as a friend and a deacon at our church. I only came here about two weeks ago specifically to settle this matter.The whole thing started when my wife gave him 200 South African Rands to buy a tracksuit for our child as well as a bag. Panganai usually travels to South Africa on business tours.

"I'm told Panganai took long to bring the items until in February when he gave my wife the bag. Accordingly, my wife kept on making follow ups for the tracksuit, but he kept on giving flimsy excuses. This kept on going until my wife settled for a deal in which she would get a female top and bottom from Panganai's shop in place of the tracksuit.

"On that particular day last month, Panganai is said to have referred my wife to the fitting room where he later followed and molested her. He forcefully shoved his tongue into my wife's mouth while caressing her body. My wife did not expect this and when she got the chance, she escaped and went straight to a senior relative's place to report the matter. The relative however, advised my wife not to report the matter to the police."

The man said the issue was heard before a panel of local leaders who also included Chief Muusha's emissary where Deacon Panganai was formally charged and pleaded guilty to molesting his church mate's wife.

"I don't believe Panganai had a chance to have s*x with my wife because if that had happened according to our culture, I would have vomited blood (kuhaza) when I went in bed with her after I came back. He just forced himself on my wife with the futile intention to sleep with her," claimed Maisiri.

Interestingly, when Panganai was reached for comment, he maintained that he had an affair with Maisiri's wife. The deacon added that he did not force himself on his friend's wife, but instead she is the one who lured him.

"The truth of the matter is that I was in love with Maisiri's wife. It was an affair. I know I was wrong and I even regret the fact that I succumbed to her temptations. She only coined the statements in order to save her marriage and for the sake of progress it is all good. I have since paid US$900 out of the US$3,000 they charged me at a hearing convened by local leaders. I did not sleep with her because I only saw her for a few times.

"Yes she tried by all means to create a situation that would be conducive for s*x, but somehow the whole thing was discovered before we could reach that far" said the deacon.

Maisiri's wife, however maintained that she was not in love with the deacon.

"I was not in love with him. He actually forced me to accept the top and bottom in place of the tracksuit that I wanted. If I had known I should have reported the matter to the police," she said

Friday, June 21, 2013

Zimbabwe's first lady has for the first time talked about her previous marriage and how she fell in love with President Mugabe

Grace Mugabe was born in South Africa where she stays until the age of 5. Grace Mugabe got married while she was a teenager but the marriage didn't last. Grace Mugabe went on to do some secretarial courses and that's when her destiny changed during a recruitment drive.

"I had done secretarial studies and they came to the college scouting for the top flight secretaries and I was lucky to be selected after the interview", says Grace Mugabe
"We started working together and I worked in his (President Mugabe) office for a long time"
When Grace was asked if she knew that President was attracted to her, Grace said "At that time I looked at him as a father figure and I did not think at all he would look at me and say I like that girl."
"He started talking to me and asking about my life, if I was I married before and things like that"
"At that time I thought he was just interested in knowing about my life since he was my boss but I didn't know that it was leading to somewhere".

"I'm a very shy person and none of my colleagues knew that he was interested in me and he never showed it"
While love blossomed between President Robert Mugabe and Grace and children being born, he was still married to his late wife Sally Mugabe who was terminally ill at that time.

When asked if she was okay with falling in love with a married  man, Grace said "I felt a bit uncomfortable when he proposed to me since he was still married to Sally. I talked to my sister about it and he called his sister Tete Sabina because I was saying no because I didn't want to get in this kind of relationship.
He called my sister and convinced me and things started."

Asked about the affair Mugabe, suggested that it was part-inspired by “practical considerations”.
“After Sally was gone it was necessary for me to look for someone and, even as Sally was still going through her last few days, although it might have appeared to some as cruel, I said to myself well, it’s not just myself needing children, my mother has all the time said, ‘Am I going to die without seeing grandchildren?’

Mugabe opened up more about how his relationship with Grace began, adding that in light of his mother wanting grandchildren he decided to “make love to Grace”. Ms Marufu as she was formerly known, happened to be the woman who was closest to him and Mugabe claims, at the time Marufu was herself going through a divorce at the time.
“So I decided to make love to her. She happened to be one of the nearest and she was a divorcee herself, and so it was. We got our first child when my mother was still alive,” said Mugabe
Asked whether he had told Sally about the relationship, Mugabe said he did tell her but that she had a moment of silence before she said “fine”
“She did ask me whether I still loved her, ” Mugabe said, to which he replied that he did.
Talking about his flourishing relationship with Grace, Mr Mugabe said when he said he wanted to marry her (Grace), he meant it.
“I said to her from that moment on if I had any girlfriends, I would leave them and that’s what I have done to recognise her and her alone as my partner. Whether she believed it or not, that’s what it has been.

Exiled Telecel boss James Makamba has for the first time spoken about the widespread rumors of an affair with the First Lady, Grace Mugabe

Exiled businessman, James Makamba has for the first time spoken out about the widespread rumours of an affair with the First Lady, Grace Mugabe.

He said he had decided to speak out "to set the record straight and, thereby, take some of the public pressure off his family."

Makamba said allegations about the Grace Mugabe affair surfaced during the late 1990s when, along with other members of the Zanu PF Central Committee, he was working with Grace Mugabe on international fund-raising initiatives focused on improving the lives of Zimbabwean women and children.

Previously, Makamba had done similar work with President Mugabe's first wife, the late Amai Sally Mugabe. The funds raised were used to build schools, orphanages, and old age homes, set up bursaries, establish development organisations, and implement rural electrification programmes.

Makamba dismisses the allegations by pointing out that "these are 24×7 projects. All of us were in one another's company more or less continuously. Rumours were bound to arise. But, in African culture, every woman you encounter is a mother or a sister, depending on her age. We all respected the social barriers such terms imply."

Last month Makamba said he could come home to Zimbabwe anytime he wants to visit his sister whom he said is seriously ill and hospitalised at Parirenyatwa. He denied he was negotiating his return to the country saying there was nothing to negotiate.

However, a popular faceless Facebook user and self-proclaimed Zanu PF insider, Baba Jukwa, warned James Makamba against coming to Zimbabwe anytime soon over the rumours of his affair with the First Lady. This was one of Baba Jukwa's first messages which he published on his page in March this year.

In 2004 Makamba was arrested during a financial crackdown that targeted dozens of businessmen alleged to have externalised foreign currency. He spent a significant amount of time in custody and was denied bail more than 13 times.

Makamba exited the country in 2005 after being charged with violating the Exchange Control Act. He skipped bail and fled the country as the state prosecuted him on charges of allegedly externalising £3.7 million, $2.1 million and R15 million.

Several businessmen and high profile politicians have also been accused of dating the First Lady. So disturbing and tarnishing are the rumours that some of the implicated persons have had difficulties in trying to refute and quell the unfounded allegations. Chief among them was RBZ governor, who was once accussed of dating the First Lady.

Several media websites even published the claims and other rogue graphic designers went to the extent of designing images with Dr Gono and Amai Grace Mugabe waving at each other. The images were clearly designed using the award-wining graphic designing software, Photoshop.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The two men accused of helping DJ Munya to kill his wife's boyfriend failed to raise $300 bail

TWO men alleged to be Star FM DJ Munyaradzi Milimo’s accomplices in the murder of a Harare man, Mr Tinashe Magorimbo, are still in custody after failing to raise US$300 bail. Taurai Janhi and Mohammed Matare were granted bail on Tuesday by High Court judge Justice Joseph Musakwa. DJ Munya and the pair, who were still in their prison garb today, appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Donald Ndirowei who further remanded them to August 16 this year after their lawyers requested for a longer remand.

DJ Munya is currently out of custody on US$300 bail.

Prosecutor Ms Junior Mugebe alleges that the DJ hired hitmen who kidnapped and murdered Magorimbo after he failed to pay him US$5 000 as compensation for having an affair with his wife. In February, Magorimbo allegedly paid DJ Munya a part payment of US$1 000 through his alleged accomplices Janhi and Matare.

After the payment, Magorimbo allegedly became evasive and DJ Munya is said to have engaged Janhi and Matare to deal with the now deceased. Sometime in May, the prosecution alleges, PSMAI group human resources director Mr Henry Mandishona received a text message from cellphone number 0739 020 657 demanding a US$5 000 ransom for Magorimbo’s release. Magorimbo worked for Premier Services Medical Investments..

On the same day, DJ Munya allegedly went to Magorimbo’s residence where he met his wife, Millicent, and assured her that her husband would return home the following day. He allegedly ordered Millicent not to report the matter to the police.

The following day, the court heard, Millicent saw a naked Magorimbo, whose hands were tied with a blue shoelace, staggering as he approached the ground floor of their flat where he later collapsed.

Magorimbo was rushed to West End Hospital where upon admission, he was diagnosed of poisoning and died the same day in the intensive care unit. A post-mortem confirmed Magorimbo died of poisoning.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Peter Ndlovu wins $55 000 case against his former boss

Peter Ndlovu
THE High Court has ordered Twalumba Holdings to pay former Highfield United player and coach Peter Ndlovu signing-on fees to the tune of US$55 000.
Ndlovu took Twalumba, the owners of Highfield United, to the High Court claiming the outstanding fees after his contract with the football club was terminated.
Twalumba should have paid Ndlovu the money or a house of the same value immediately after signing or within the month of signing.
Justice Mary Zimba-Dube ruled in favour of Ndlovu after finding that there was a valid contract between Twalumba and Ndlovu and that the football legend was entitled to the money.
“The court is satisfied that the parties entered into a valid contract whose consequences the defendant must comply with, the plaintiff has shown on a balance of probabilities that he is entitled to the claim.
“The fact that the plaintiff is now claiming money instead of the house is entirely his choice.
“The defendant (Twalumba) shall pay to the plaintiff the sum of US$55 000 with interest thereon at the prescribed rate from the date of summons to the date of full payment,” read the operative part of the judgment.
Harare lawyer Mr Harrison Nkomo of Mtetwa and Nyambirai law firm represented Ndlovu while Sinyoro and Partners law firm acted for Twalumba.
It was the court’s finding that Twalumba committed itself to buying the house worth US$55 000 and its defence that the parties had agreed to sign a football contract at a later stage was “nonsensical”.
“All the financial terms of the contract were fulfilled by the defendant except the term relating to the purchase of the house, the defendant’s conduct in meeting all the other benefits shows that it intended to be bound by the contract.
“The defendant has chosen to renege on the term pertaining to the house because it is more onerous.
“The court is not persuaded by the defendant’’s stance that the memorandum of agreement (MOA) was just a prenuptial contract and the parties had agreed to sign a football contract at a later stage.
“The submission is nonsensical and does not accord with this clause (5.7 of the MOA),” the judge ruled.
On January 8 2011, the parties entered into a MOA to promote the development of football in Binga as a way of ploughing back to the community.
Twalumba engaged Ndlovu’s services in spearheading the programme using his skills as a veteran soccer player and coach.
The company wanted to use part of its profits to empower the Binga community through information, knowledge and skills development and sharing.
Twalumba was desirous of establishing a vibrant team and a soccer academy targeting young people in Binga.
Ndlovu, using his expertise, would play, develop the game in Zimbabwe and inspire the growth of Highfield United Football Club.
According to the agreement, Ndlovu would use his personal vehicle while Twalumba had the responsibility of providing fuel and vehicle maintenance.
Twalumba undertook to pay Ndlovu a monthly salary of US$2 500 per month.
They agreed on signing-on fees of US$55 000 or a purchase of a house of the same value.
After playing five friendly matches for Highfield United, Ndlovu was loaned to Black Mambas FC on a season’s free loan.
On July 1 2011, Twalumba terminated the MOA citing breach of contract on the part of Ndlovu.
It was alleged that Twalumba had failed to derive any benefit from its association with Ndlovu as agreed.
Twalumba refuted that Ndlovu had a soccer playing contract with Highfield United entitling him to signing-on fees.
The company contended that Ndlovu did not cooperate with it in establishing a formal partnership in terms of the MOA and that no mutual benefit materialised from it.
It was Twalumba’s argument that Ndlovu refused to sign a football contract and that granting Ndlovu the claimed money was a form of unjust enrichment.


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