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Shorai Murwira

Journalist based in Harare

Ex-ZANU PF ‘Terror Group’ Leader’s Freedom Bid Postponed

High Court judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi has postponed the bail hearing of former Zanu PF youth league leader Jim Kunaka to Thursday for further arguments after the state applied for postponement saying the record was not complete. Kunaka was first arrested on charges of incitement to participate in a gathering with intent to promote public […]

Judgement On Chin’ono Bail Appeal Reserved

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono will remain behind bars after High Court judge Justice David Foroma reserved judgment on his bail appeal. Chin’ono approached the High Court after he was denied bail by Harare Magistrate, Lazini Ncube who ruled that he was likely to re-offend if granted bail. In his application, Chin’ono who was represented by Harrison […]

JUST IN: DJ Fantan, Levels Granted ZWL$10 000 Bail

High Court judge Justice Davison Foroma has freed convicted Zimdancehall producers DJ Fantan, Levels and Dhama on ZWL$10 000 bail each pending appeal against sentence. In granting the appeal, Justice Foroma said their appeal against sentence has chances of succeeding. The duo were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with six suspended, for violating Covid-19 national […]

On Leave ED to Preside Over Malianga, Gwaradzimba Burials

President Emerson Mnangagwa who is on a month long leave will tomorrow preside over the burial of two national heroes, Morton Malianga and Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba who succumbed to COVID-19 last week. This was confirmed by Acting Information minister Jenfan Muswere last night. Both Malianga and Gwaradzimba succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic which has to date […]

Ruling Reserved On Convicted Zimdancehall Trio’s Bail Appeal

The High Court has reserved judgment on a bail application by convicted Zimdancehall trio of DJ Fantan, Levels and Dhama who were sentenced to six months in prison for violating COVID-19 lockdown rules. The three Arnold Kamudyariwa (DJ Fantan), Tafadzwa Kadzimwe (Levels) and Tinashe Chanachimwe (Dhama) approached the High Court seeking bail pending a review […]

Journalist Chin’ono Denied Bail

Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube has denied bail to incarcerated journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono saying the state has a strong case against the anti-corruption activist who was arrested and charged with communicating falsehoods. In denying Chin’ono bail, Magistrate Ncube said, “there was overwhelming evidence against Chin’ono as the child he alleged to have died from a police […]

Rushwaya Granted ZWL$100k Bail

Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna has released former Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) boss Henrieta Rushwaya on ZWL$100 000 bail. Rushwaya was arrested last year and has been in remand prison since then. Nduna ordered Rushwaya to pay ZW$100 000, reside at given address, report thrice a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday. She was also ordered not […]

‘Sick’ Mafume Remanded to 18 January

The incarcerated Mayor of Harare, Councilor Jacob Mafume was today remanded in custody to 18 January 2021. Mafume did not appear in court for hearing on the State’s application to revoke bail the Zimbabwe Prison Correctional Services (ZPCS) told the court that there was no request for him to report to court. Mafume’s lawyer, Tendai […]

Hopewell Chin’ono’s Case Drags On

Incarcerated journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono will spend another night in remand prison after Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube postponed his matter to Tuesday morning. Through his lawyer, Harrison Nkomo of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Chin’ono is challenging the charge used to arrest him which he says was annulled in 2014. “If an act is […]

Arrest National Chaos Not Us: ARTUZ tells ED

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union (ARTUZ) has called on government to stop ‘abusing’ its members who are fighting for labor justice but rather focus on fixing the national ‘crises’. The union’s president Obert Masaraure told 263Chat that he is tired of the government’s consistent persecution of its members who are fighting for labour justice and inclusive […]