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Cholera Outbreak ‘Under Control’

By Michael Magoronga The cholera outbreak in Gokwe North is under control despite an increase in cases recorded in the last few days. Midlands provincial medical director Dr Simon Nyadundu confirmed that a case was reported in Gumunyu area while another one was still under investigation. “There are cumulative cases …

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I Offered to Step Down – Mpofu

By Mashudu Netsianda Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu yesterday said he volunteered to relinquish his Senatorial position to pave way for Cde Cain Mathema following his appointment as Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. In an interview on the sidelines of Zanu-PF victory celebrations at Simbo Primary …

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300 Shangaan Males Undergo Circumcision

By Tawanda Mangoma An additional 300 Shangaan males have undergone voluntary male circumcision in southern Chiredzi bringing to over 700 the number of young men who have gone through the initiation in the Lowveld over the past two months. The initiates graduated in Sengwe communal lands in the Limpopo Valley …

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Cholera Death Toll Hits 30

By Elita Chikwati The number of people who have died of cholera has risen from 28 to 30 as Government, Harare City Council, the police and other stakeholders continue to make concerted efforts to curb the spread of the disease amid calls to declare the pandemic a state of disaster. …

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Govt seeks $57m cholera war chest

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter Government has launched an appeal for $57 million to contain the cholera outbreak, which has so far claimed 30 lives and left 5 000 people seeking treatment. Officially launching the appeal in Harare yesterday, chairperson of the inter-ministerial committee on cholera Cde July Moyo said …

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NGOs Stretched Amid Spiralling Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak

By Marcus Mushonga Harare — Humanitarian groups are scaling up their response to a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak that has claimed at least 25 people in Zimbabwe. The water borne disease is currently ravaging the capital Harare but there are fears it could extend to other cities suffering sanitation problems. …

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Extortionate pricing storm rocks council

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter FOUNDER and executive chairman of Econet Group Mr Strive Masiyiwa has taken a swipe at some suppliers of hygiene products like gloves for taking advantage of the cholera outbreak to inflate prices. In a tweet yesterday, Mr Masiyiwa said following a public announcement by his …

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MDC Vice President Komichi to Go On Trial Next Month

By Court Reporter The trial of MDC vice president Morgen Komichi’s on charges of violating the country’s electoral laws is set to commence early next month. Komichi was hauled before the courts after he allegedly interrupted the 2018 election results announcement by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The opposition politician is …

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President to deliver SONA, set agenda

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter PRESIDENT Mnangagwa is today expected to deliver his first State of the National Address (SONA) and officially open the first session of the Ninth Parliament during which he will set the legislative agenda. The President will this morning address a joint sitting of the National Assembly …

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War Vets Cry Foul Over ‘Purge’

By Victor Maphosa Mashonaland East Provincial War Veterans chairperson Cde Daniel Sigauke has expressed concern over the ouster of their members from key positions in the ruling party’s provincial structures. Members of the war veterans in Mashonaland East Province who were deployed in the provincial party structures were recently relieved …

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