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Heavy Rains – Govt Activates Response Teams

The above normal rains, largely welcomed by farmers and others, have seen some roads damaged as is normal in better rainy seasons and some deaths, largely of people ignoring advice not to cross rivers in flood or flooded low-level bridges. Government said it had activated its response machinery to respond …

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Zumbani Selling Like Hotcakes in Bulawayo

Some enterprising vendors in Bulawayo are now selling Zumbani plant leaves in the streets and in their cars. The Zumbani plant, which has a strong balsamic citrus-like scent, is widely believed to treat Covid-19 although no confirmed medical assurance has been issued by government medical experts. Some Covid-19 patients are …

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ZEC Should Consider Online Voter Registration – ERC

In light of Covid-19 pandemic toll on citizens, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been urged to accept the virus as the new normal and provide citizens with alternative platforms. This according to the Election Resource Centre gives the citizens the opportunity to exercise their constitutional rights and participate in …

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Retailers Demand Tough Police Action Against Illegal Traders

THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has implored the police to be tougher on illegal traders who continue with their operations in violation of government’s Covid-19 restrictions. Some unregistered retailers have resorted to selling their wares from mobile trucks and commuter omnibuses. Tuckshop and bar owners in some high density …

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Ex-Zimche Boss Stripped of Degree

Former top manager at the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), Florence Chimbumu, who was exposed recently for using fake certificates when only a single Ordinary Level pass could be certified, has been stripped of a Politics and Public Administration degree conferred to her by a local university in 2019. …

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Fadzayi Mahere Remanded in Custody

MDC Alliance national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere was Tuesday afternoon remanded in custody up to Friday at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. She is facing charges of peddling falsehoods after tweeting last week that a police officer had killed an infant at an illegal pickup point along Second Street in Harare’s Avenues …

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Pandemic Claims 21 More Lives

Zimbabwe reported 21 more Covid-19 deaths and 820 new cases yesterday as the pandemic continues to tear across the country. In a daily update released by the Ministry of Health and Child Care last night, the deaths were reported in Harare (12), Bulawayo (1), Manicaland (2), Mashonaland Central (3), Mashonaland …

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Sikhala, Chin’ono Appear in Court

MDC Alliance vice chairperson Job Sikhala and political activist Hopewell Chin’ono yesterday separately appeared in court for allegedly publishing falsehoods. The charges emanate from an incident where a police officer was falsely acused of beating to death a nine-month-old baby with a baton in Harare. The State insists that the …

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