Bianca Makwande

  • Courts and Law

    Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume denied bail

    DEPUTY Chief Magistrate Bianca Makwande yesterday turned down a bail application by Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume on the basis that his lawyer was not truthful in the application and that Mafume was likely to interfere with investigations. Mafume is being charged with criminal abuse of office for allegedly corruptly allocating Westlea stands to his sister Rotina Mafume and his law…

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    Mamombe to be tried separately from her two co-accused

    A HARARE magistrate yesterday ruled that MDC-Alliance member Joana Mamombe will have to face trial separately from her two co-accused Cecelia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova — after she was declared mentally unfit to comprehend court proceedings. Mamombe will stand trial on her own on charges of faking her abduction in May, while Chimbiri and Marova now face the start of their…

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    I’m convinced Mamombe needs mental examination: Magistrate

    Deputy Chief Magistrate Bianca Makwande yesterday issued an order to have political activist and recalled Harare West Member of Parliament, Joanna Mamombe committed into Harare Remand Prison so that she can be mentally examined for two weeks. Delivering her ruling Makwande said State prosecutor Michael Reza convinced her that Mamombe required to be admitted in a mental institution because her…

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