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Adhere to Covid-19 Measures – First Lady

Following a spike in Covid-19 infections, which are threatening to overwhelm health services, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has implored the nation to adhere to mitigatory measures put in place to slow the spread of the pandemic. The country has recorded a steep rise in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks and …

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More Personnel Deployed to Covid-19 Centres

Another 500 nurses and 49 junior doctors have been deployed to five central hospitals designated as Covid-19 centres after the recent spike in new infections. In an update yesterday on staffing of the specialised wards, the Health Services Board (HSB) said 500 nurses and 49 junior doctors have been deployed …

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Women Farmers Get Skills

Twenty — nine female smallholder farmers at Siyalima Farm in Guruve have been engaged by the Development Aid from People to People (DAPP), to transform them into commercial farmers at the same time tackling gender inequality, gender-based violence and child marriages. Siyalima Farm is a resettlement area located in the …

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Police Call Off Search for Bodies

Police have called off the search for the bodies of four passengers still missing after an Isuzu double cab was swept off the low-level Gweru River Bridge on Sunday. The vehicle was discovered and pulled out of the river, allowing police to retrieve the bodies of the driver and a …

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Businessman Loses U.S.$60k to Robbers

Chinhoyi businessman, Mr Theodore Mhlanga, on Tuesday lost US$60 000 to robbers who stormed his Mzari suburb house where he kept his earnings. The businessman – who uses a wheelchair – runs a bar in Gadzema, has several business premises and a farm. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi …

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Water Crisis Hits Ndanga Hospital

ACUTE water challenges have crippled operations at Ndanga District Hospital, the biggest referral centre in Zaka. The water crisis has caused the temporary closure of the theatre wing since last year. Importantly, the institution’s capacity to fight the spread of Covid-19, which demands cleanliness, has been considerably compromised. Health officials …

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Dangarembga Bags PEN Freedom of Expression Award

Zimbabwe’s multi-award-winning novelist and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Wednesday scooped the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression. She was conferred with the award at the 26th online edition of the ongoing Winternachten International Literature Festival in The Hague, the Netherlands. While the award celebrates her work as an author it also …

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Khama Billiat Out for Two Months With Broken Leg

Zimbabwe Warriors attacking midfielder Khama Billiat is set to be sidelined for two months after suffering a leg bone crack in Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-0 loss against Maritzburg United last weekend. Billiat was injured in a poor tackle from Travis Graham, in Saturday’s league, and had to be substituted three minutes …

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‘Police Corruption Fueling Spread of Covid-19’

Community members who are part of Virtual Platforms established by communities working with Heal Zimbabwe from Gutu and Zaka have singled out corruption by law enforcement agents as the major spreader of COVID 19. There have been several reports made against police officers manning roadblocks who are receiving bribes from …

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Over 11 000 Houses Face Demolition

THE MDC-led Chitungwiza Municipality is set to demolish over 11 000 properties, including houses illegally built on wetlands, railway servitudes and sewer lines, a leaked internal memo shows. Interestingly, the targeted houses were built on stands allocated by the MDC Alliance-led council, while others were parcelled out by land barons. …

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