Armed Robber Carshony Munyamani Shot Self Dead At Tare Business Centre


By Senior reporter
GOKWE-The wanted gun totting robber who had terrorized the Gokwe area, has shot himself dead in a foiled robbery attempt.
Carshony Munyamani (40) of Matanga village, Nemangwe in Gokwe south who robbed a shop in Lusulu in Binga on August 29 last year of $3500 and was on wanted list by Matebeleland North police. On March 29 this year Munyamani robbed another business at Manoti Business Centre of $2500.Police appealed to the public for assistance on hunting this criminal last week. Acting provincial spokesperson for Matebeleland North Sergeant Namatirai Mashona appealed to members of the public who may know about his whereabouts to notify the police but warned the public as he is brandishing the gun and he is dangerous.
On Thursday last week he went to Tare Business center in Gokwe South where farmers were selling their cattle to Mr Luke Gilmour (30) of Castle Farm. It is reported that about 40 farmers were queuing to get their payments from Mr Gilmour’s car. Munyamani came from the bush with a pistol in his hand, he fired two warning shots and ordered everyone to lie down. When they complied he snatched a satchel which had $15000 in it. He ran away with it still firing in the air also fired six shots at driver’s door of Gilmour’s car.
The one Mrs Kufakunesu who refused to lie down encouraged villagers to chase after him and they complied. Villagers surrounded him, he dropped the bag before shooting himself on the left side of the head. Acting Midlands’s police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the incident but didn’t give details and she referred the media to National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba who could not be contacted for comment.

Wadyajena driver jailed for theft

Richard Mahlangu, who was the driver to Gokwe Nembudziya legislator, Cde Justice Mayor Wadyadyena, has been sentenced to effective two years in prison for theft.
Mahlangu was found guilty of stealing US$40 000 from Cde Wadyajena’s vehicle.

He was initially slapped with four years and one year was suspended on condition of good behaviour, while the other year was suspended on condition he pays back US$7300.

It has been established that Mahlangu broke into the vehicle and misrepresented to the police that unknown people broke into the car.

He later pleaded guilty to the charges.

Chief Mkoka man axes father,guilty of murder

A 31-YEAR-OLD mentally challenged man from Gokwe, who struck his father to death with an axe, was yesterday found not guilty of murder on the grounds of insanity.

Obey Mutero of Village Mutero, Chief Mkoka, Gokwe South went to a bedroom hut where his father was sleeping.

Once inside the hut, Mutero struck his 63-year-old father with an axe on the head and hand before leaving.

His mother, Lina Mpofu, heard her husband screaming and when she went to enquire, she found him lying in a pool of blood.

High Court judge Justice Lawrence Kamocha considered Mutero’s mental state before delivering a sentence of not guilty by reason of insanity and said accused would be committed to Mlondolozi Mental Prison.

The State’s case was that on August 4 and at around 3am, the accused proceeded to a hut where his father was sleeping, armed with an axe. He struck his father once on the head and left hand with the axe before going away.

The deceased was discovered lying unconsciously in a pool of blood by his wife, who made arrangements to transport him to hospital.
He, however, died upon arrival at Gokwe District Hospital.

Baba Jukwa suspect threatens Chihuri

Edmund Kudzayi

The Sunday Mail editor, Edmund Kudzayi, facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government, has written to Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri demanding the speeding up of investigations, failure to which will result in legal action.

Through his lawyer, Admire Rubaya of Rubaya and Chatambudza Law Firm, Kudzayi who has been linked to the shadowy Face Book character Baba Jukwa, accused the police of buying time and of not having carried out proper investigations prior to arresting him.

In a letter written on January 12, which was copied to Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana and Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, Kudzayi accused the state of employing delaying tactics in his trial.

“It is common cause that our client was arrested in June 2014, where the state claimed it had ample evidence and would be ready for trial by July of the same year. Seven months have since passed,” said Rubaya.

“In the intervening period, our client has made a number of applications for further refusal of remand which have been opposed by the state on the basis of supposed extra territorial investigations which the state now claims is fundamental to the progress of the case.

“During an application for variation of bail conditions before the High Court, it became apparent that the responsible police officer, Assistant Commissioner Crispen Makedenge had made little progress apart from making a request for mutual legal assistance which was only done on October 3 2014.

“It was indicated in court that the American justice department had acknowledged receipt of the request and committed to respond within 60 days. The period in which the response was promised has since elapsed.”

Rubaya said his client would take legal action if he discovers that police were misleading the courts.

“We wish to put it on record that we will be taking appropriate legal actions if it later becomes apparent that the police were furnished with a response (perhaps unfavourable), but willfully misled the court at our last court appearance by claiming otherwise,” he said.

Rubaya said he doubted whether investigating officer Makedenge had travelled to the United States to carry out investigations.

Last year, Makedenge reportedly travelled to the US to meet with Google officials as part of his investigations.

“We have reason to believe that he (Makedenge) did not travel to America. If it is later proven that he was not part of the team that travelled, we will be taking appropriate  legal action.

In addition, this will raise serious questions about the motives of the police in misleading the nation about this important case,” said Rubaya.

Kudzayi was arrested following claims that he was linked to the shadowy Facebook character Baba Jukwa.

He is facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally-elected government, banditry, insurgency and demeaning the office of the president and is jointly charged with his brother


Relief for Mayor


 GOKWE-NEMBUDZIYA MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena (Zanu PF), whose $1 500 maintenance order was last year quashed by the High Court, yesterday breathed a sigh of relief after the figure was revised downwards to $450 per month.


Harare magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami, however, warned the legislator that neglecting and failing to maintain his 10-year-old daughter child was in violation of the Maintenance Act.

The court ruled that Wadyajena’s former lover Wadzanai Mudare would cater for the child’s rent and transport to school since she had refused to let the child stay with her father.

During the last court hearing, Mudare accused Wadyajena of placing more value on his campaign billboard where he was paying $500 every month at the expense of his daughter’s upkeep where he offered to pay $200 per month. In October last year, Mudare filed an $11 600 maintenance claim against the MP.

But, Wadyajena urged the court to dismiss the claim arguing it was outrageous, “unfavourable and unsustainable” and offered to pay $200.

Zimbabwean man shot in Midrand after finding a new South African girlfriend

New Year double-murder mystery baffles cops
 JOHANNESBURG :Mystery surrounds the death of a couple who were found with bullet wounds in Kaalfontein near midrand.

The blood-soaked bodies of Gregory Miti, 31, and Noxolo Radu, 26, were found in Miti’s red Toyota Run X.

According to Noxolo’s friend, who did not want to be identified, her friend who worked in Durban was visiting her younger sister in Kaalfontein. “She came on Monday to celebrate the New Year with her younger sister. On Wednesday she met Gregory while on her way to the Swazi Inn shopping complex. He offered to drop her off and arranged to see her later on the same day”.

She said Noxolo had told her about the guy she had met, but said she had declined to date him.
A forensic detective at the scene told The New Age that Gregory’s body had three bullet wounds, while Noxolo was shot just once.
“We found all the doors of Gregory’s car open and they were both shot seated in the car.

Preliminary investigations also revealed that there were more than two people in the vehicle when the incident occurred,” he said.
The shooting happened outside Noxolo’s sister’s house near Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School. Gregory’s aunt, Theresa, said he left had his home late at night after a family braai, saying he would return. “He didn’t come back and his phone just rang. In the morning I was called by the police to come to identify Gregory,” she said.

Nothing was taken out of the car and there was no firearm found in the car, police spokesperson Capt Tsekiso Mofokeng said.

Gokwe man’s bid to please a girlfriend backfires

A BID to please a girlfriend backfired on a married Gokwe man when he was arrested together with his lover for allegedly leaking an Zimsec Ordinary Level November Mathematics Paper Two to the woman’s daughter.

Qamlandaba Bhova (30) of Mapfungautsi in Gokwe and his girlfriend Jessila Mativenga (37) were arraigned before Gokwe magistrate Mr Sherpherd Munjanja for contravening the Zimsec Act.

The pair were remanded out of custody to Friday on $100 bail.

For the State Mr Mandla Ndlovu alleged that the couple connived to leak the exam paper to the woman’s daughter who was sitting for her ordinary level examinations at Cheziya High School.

It is alleged that on 2 November 2014 Bhova who knew that his girlfriend’s daughter, who was a boarder at Cheziya High School, was sitting for the November examinations, got a question paper for Mathematics Two from an undisclosed source and gave it to Mativenga.

Mativenga then copied the questions into her daughter’s English test exercise book before photocopying the paper.
She then lied to the school authorities that the girl’s uncle wanted to see her urgently.

However, the school authorities refused to release her but instead allowed Mativenga to visit her daughter at school since she was sitting for the November examinations.

Mativenga drove to Cheziya to see her daughter and she handed her a plastic bag which had the exercise book in which the questions were copied.

The student took the question paper and invited four friends to study and solve problems in the question paper.
The court heard that she approached Advanced Level pupils to assist her solve the mathematics problems in the question paper.

It is alleged that on 6 November at around 8am one of the pupils who were sitting for the same examination saw the girl and her friends attempting to solve some mathematics problems and joined them.

During the examination the pupil came across the same questions and became suspicious and alerted school  authorities who then reported the matter to Zimsec Gweru offices

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