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Norton Money Changer Murdered…Robbers Leave Money

Norton Money Changer Murdered...Robbers Leave Money

Norton Money Changer Murdered…Robbers Leave Money

Panic ensued in the neighbourhood on Friday when an unidentified attacker stole the vehicle belonging to a money-changer from Newton, resulting in his terrible death.

Munyaradzi Chidangachidye, often referred to as Chada, was discovered lifeless on a bloody patch of maize with apparent injuries to his skull. The money he was carrying was not taken, even though his Honda Fit was stolen.

The car was discovered burned and discarded in Dema yesterday.

Caleb Mapasure, a local, told H-Metro that the murder had shocked everyone in the neighbourhood.

He stated that even though they were unaware of the murder’s motivation, he believes the assassins may have been pursuing Chada’s car.

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“Chada was doing well and had recently bought the car. Besides being a money-changer, he had also opened a business here in Norton. “He was a lovely person who had never exhibited any traits of violence.

We suspect that the murderers could have been following him and wanted his vehicle,” said Mapasure.

Chada’s body was taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

He is set to be buried at his rural home in Bikita.

A 40-YEAR-OLD woman from Ruwa was raped and robbed while visiting her lover in Kuwadzana on Saturday.

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The victim was overheard by the perpetrator communicating with her aunt over the cellphone and he followed and raped her.

Acting Harare provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Faith Mapisa, said the woman was referred to Parirenyatwa Hospital for medical examination.

“Police are investigating a rape and robbery case that took place at Kuwadzana 7 turn-off.

“Circumstances were that on January 6 at around 8pm, the complainant was at a night club in town when she phoned her aunt and informed her that she was visiting her boyfriend in Kuwadzana.

“The accused person, who was behind her, overheard the conversation and approached her.

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“The accused person allegedly informed the complainant that he was also going to Kuwadzana.

“They boarded a commuter omnibus at the intersection of Chinhoyi Street and Samora Machel Avenue.

“Upon reaching Kuwadzana 7 turn-off, the accused person asked to be dropped and the man also disembarked. “They walked along the road at an open space and the accused person grabbed her and demanded valuables.

“He searched her and took a Huawei Cellphone and US$25 before raping her once without protection and fled the scene,” said Ass-Insp Mapisa.

AN 18-year-old boy from Braeside has taken his father to the Harare Civil Court for failing to pay maintenance.

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Mandla Dimba is asking his father, Christopher Dimba, to pay school fees and give him US$90 for food.

“He has not been paying fees, my mother is the one who has been catering for my upkeep,” said Mandla.

However, the older Dimba refuses to pay maintenance, saying that his son was already 18-years-old and that he could not afford to pay.

He said Mandla had been expelled from school after impregnating a girl and was now trying to shift the responsibility to him.

“He is 18 years and must have finished school last year. I am afraid he wants to channel the maintenance to his child.

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“I cannot pay maintenance for him and his child. I am a driver, I earn US$140, where do I get US$900 for his fees.

“Arikuda ndibhadharire mwana wake maintenance ini. He became a father because he was emancipated,” said Dimba.

Mandla denied being expelled from school and provided proof to show he was still enrolled at the school and the arrears he owed the school.

The matter was remanded to Friday for ruling, and Mandla was told to bring a receipt with the school head’s stamp.

CHIEF JUSTICE Luke Malaba says the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has taken a leading role in marking the 10th anniversary of the country’s Constitution under the theme “The role of the Judiciary in entrenching constitutionalism”.

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This commemorates the country’s promulgation of a transformative Constitution in May 2013.

Officially opening the 2024 Legal Year, Chief Justice Malaba said the Judiciary plays a “critical role” in upholding constitutional principles and values, and ensuring that the State and all agencies conform to the Constitution.

He said Zimbabwe was a constitutional democracy, and objective governance was governed by laws, rules, conduct and policies that are subservient to the Constitution.

He urged judicial officers to be agents of constitutionalism through the observance of principles that guide the Judiciary and to serve as gatekeepers of the Constitution.

He said the JSC had chosen a theme that resonates with the significant event in the history of the constitutional development of the nation which became law in May 2013 and a decade has passed since the promulgation of the Constitution.

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“Zimbabwe is a constitutional democracy and the implication is that governance is premised on laws, rules, conduct and policies which are all subservient to the Constitution.

“The Judiciary plays a critical role in that regard. It safeguards the principles and the values of the Constitution, including ensuring that the State and all its agencies act in strict compliance with and in conformity to the Constitution.

“The JSC found it befitting and proper that the Judiciary takes the lead in celebrating the 10 years of existence of the Constitution,” said Chief Justice Malaba.

He further said the Constitution was created with the interests of the people in mind and implored all judicial officers, magistrates and judges to be agents of constitutionalism through observance of the principles that guide the judiciary as the gatekeepers of the constitution.

“It is therefore imperative that their conduct remains lawful and beyond reproach at all times. It is the only way that the public will retain confidence in the judiciary.

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“Where there exists the unfortunate scenario of judicial officers whose conduct is reproachable and is in violation of the provisions of the Constitution or the Judicial Code of Ethics in the case of judges and the Judicial Service Regulations and the Magistrates Code of Ethics in the case of magistrates, it will be inevitable that the relevant disciplinary measures will be invoked.”

He added that it’s regrettable that last year, the judiciary lost judges and magistrates after the invocation of mandatory disciplinary measures necessitated by the doctrine of constitutionalism.

Former High Court judge, Justice Webster Chinamhora, resigned from the bench ahead of an inquiry into his suitability to hold office following the compilation of a damning dossier by the JSC alleging a litany of transgressions in the course of his duties.

Chief Justice Malaba also announced that Zimbabwe will be hosting two constitutional conferences this year; the African Electoral Justice Network third annual meeting and the Seventh Conference of the Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa this month and October respectively.

The official opening of the legal year was attended by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi, Prosecutor General Loice Matanda-Moyo, Attorney General Virginia Mabhiza, Justice Ministry permanent secretary, Vimbai Nyemba, Chief Magistrate Faith Mushure, JSC executive secretary Walter Chikwana, judges of the superior courts, advocates of the superior courts, service chiefs and lawyers.

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