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Hope Fades for 3 Trapped Miners

The Kwekwe District Civil Protection Unit, which is conducting a search for three artisanal miners who were buried alive following a mineshaft collapse at Yellow Mine in Kwekwe, yesterday clocked four days without success. The three were reportedly sleeping under a makeshift shade at the mine when a shaft curved …

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23 Disappear Pending Deportation

Authorities are investigating a case in which 23 Malawian border jumpers disappeared from Beitbridge main police station while awaiting transportation to Harare, pending deportation. Two of the immigrants are reported to have tested positive for Covid-19. The group comprises Ousmane Austin (27), Yamaya Saidi (26), Sumati Jamali (18), Hake Idrasl …

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Bank of Zambia Orders Top Zim Banker George Manyere to Exit Mybucks

The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has ordered a top Zimbabwean banker, George Manyere to exit from both controlling shareholding and directorship in the fintech company MyBucks after violating banking rules. The Brainworks Capital Management founder, but now former managing director and chief investment officer of the equity firm, allegedly violated …

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G40 Demands Oppah Muchinguri’s Resignation Over Covid-19 Statements

Some self-exiled former cabinet ministers have called for the immediate resignation from government of Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri after her weekend spat in which she accused China for creating the deadly Covid-19 virus and failing to contain it. Following the death of her colleague Ellen Gwaradzimba last Friday from Covid-19, …

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Nation Remembers VP John Nkomo

Zimbabwe yesterday commemorated the eighth anniversary of the death of former Vice President John Landa Nkomo. He died on January 17, 2013 aged 79 and was buried at the National Heroes Acre. In a statement yesterday, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda described the late VP …

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Prof Moyo Faces Rape Accusations

Former Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo, who left Zimbabwe hurriedly in 2017 and faces arrest on various charges on his return, has been accused by veteran modelling instructor Mrs Sipho Mazibuko of raping her 11 years ago when she was pregnant. In a Facebook post on Friday, Mrs Mazibuko said she …

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23 Malawian Border Jumpers Disappear From Zimbabwe Police Station

Zimbabwean authorities are investigating how 23 Malawians disappeared from a police station after they were arrested for jumping Beitbridge border post, according to reports. The Chronicle online publication from Zimbabwe says the 23 Malawians were waiting to be transported to Harare pending their deportation back to Malawi. They were on …

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Double Burial for National Heroes

Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba (60) and founding nationalist and Zanu PF Central Committee member Cde Morton Dizzy Paul Malianga (91), who died last week, are likely to be buried at the National Heroes Acre on the same day. Dr Gwaradzimba succumbed to Covid-19, while Cde …

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Striking Council Workers Ignore Sewer Bursts

No sewer bursts or blockages in Harare are being attended to, with raw sewage left flowing in streets because the responsible council workers are on strike over the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the non-payment of December salaries and bonuses. Harare City Council has also said it has …

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