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Heavy Rains Destroy Bridge in Shurugwi

Heavy rains have destroyed a bridge along the Shurugwi-Mhandamahwe highway forcing motorists and heavy duty trucks especially cross-border haulage trucks connecting to and from Gweru to use the longer and labourious Beitbridge-Zvishavane highway. The Shurugwi-Mandamahwe highway is the major link for trucks from South Africa travelling to Chirundu, then Zambia, …

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Tick Grease Saves Livestock

Far fewer cattle died from January Disease, more formally known as theileriosisas this time around, as over 350 000 households countrywide in tick-borne hot spots received tick grease, the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has said. Since 2017, January Disease has killed over 500 000 cattle in Zimbabwe. The Department …

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Health and Child Care Parly Committee Resumes Meetings

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care has resumed meetings, using online platforms, and today will be briefed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Dr Jasper Chimedza on the latest developments concerning Covid-19. The country is experiencing a second wave of the pandemic following the outbreak last year. As …

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Gmb Cautions Farmers Over Depot Congestion

Only farmers receiving communication from their Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots should go and collect inputs so as to reduce congestion to curb the spread of Covid-19. The GMB is still distributing inputs under the two Government programmes of Pfumvudza/Intwasa Presidential Inputs Scheme and Command Agriculture to farmers that still …

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ZHF Elections Postponed

The Zimbabwe Handball Federation has indefinitely put on hold their elective general meeting that had been scheduled for last Saturday at Girls High School in Harare. The national federation had engaged the Sports Commission for approval to go ahead with their elections for the national executive following the suspension of …

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Chivi-Mhandamabwe Roadwork Resumes

WORK on the Chivi-Mhandamabwe Road upgrading is set to resume after Government sealed a deal with the contractor to complete outstanding work. Completion of the project dovetails with Government’s Vision 2030 as the road is key in promoting commerce by linking Beitbridge Border Post to central and western parts of …

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Former Education Minister Chigwedere Buried

Former Education Minister and Mashonaland East Governor Cde Aeneas Chigwedere, who succumbed to Covid-19 on January 22, was buried yesterday at his farm in Marondera. Soon after his death, President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Mnangagwa, conferred a Liberation Hero Status on the late historian and educationist. His …

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Concern Over Gold Smuggling to Dubai

At least 60kg of gold worth millions of dollars could be smuggled from Zimbabwe to Dubai monthly, prejudicing the country of the much-needed foreign currency earnings, Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi estimates. In an interview, Mr Hodzi said an inter-agency comprising of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and law enforcement agents …

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Chinhoyi Municipality Key Infrastructure Vandalised Due to Lax Security

CHINHOYI Municipality is failing to provide efficient services to residents and ratepayers following continued vandalism on key infrastructural installations due to lax security. Vandals are targeting high-voltage transformers at the water and sewer treatment plants and solar-powered streetlight systems which they strip of their solar panels and batteries for resale. …

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Poor Warriors Finish CHAN Finals Winless

Controversial Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic yet again hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons for substituting his left-back Qadir Amini after just 139 seconds, as Zimbabwe failed to collect a single point in a disastrous 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) following a defeat to Mali in their Group A dead …

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