Health & Community

Health & Community

Bulawayo man up for attempted rape of step-daughter

By Staff Reporter A BULAWAYO man appeared in court this Tuesday charged with attempting to rape his stepdaughter. Bongani Ngulube, 50, of number 159 Dumisani road Harrisvale, appeared before magistrate Sibongile Mpala who referred the case to the remand court. According to court papers, the incident occurred on the 7th of December, at around 2100

Drunk man kills bar tender after altercation; suspect still at large

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: A 23-year-old man from Chauruka village under Chief Nyashanhu in Buhera allegedly went berserk and fatally assaulted a 64-year-old bartender after an altercation with the now-deceased’s nephew. Manicaland province deputy police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda confirmed the incident. According to Chananda, on the fateful day, the now deceased Josphat Manyasha closed

Sleepy US drivers involved in 100 000 crashes a year

By News 24 Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns. “Drivers can reduce the danger by being aware of risk factors and taking precautions,” said Dr Praveen Rudraraju, who directs the Center for Sleep Medicine

Tungamirai Fambirai (centre)

Makokoba, Mbare renewal time-frames unrealistic – expert

By Audience Mutema THE time-frame given by government for councils to come up with urban renewal projects is unrealistic considering the gravity of the country’s economic crisis, an expert has warned. Local government minister July Moyo recently gave councils about a week to come up with redevelopment plans, along with potential investors, for some of

Machete wielding gangs give Zvishavane omnipresent feel of death

By Leopold Munhende, recently in Zvishavane “We have seen people being hacked to death during minor disputes over beer, something which you would think could be solved by a simple sorry.” These are words by a frightened Zvishavane woman who has witnessed the dastardly acts by machete wielding bandits who have caused terror in the

Health fears raised as used condoms litter Hwange streets

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Hwange: The National Aids Council (NAC) has lamented reckless disposal of used condoms by couples in the mining town saying this posed a serious health risk for children who innocently pick and use them as balloons. Giving a solidarity message in Hwange at a recent clean-up campaign where provincial minister Richard

ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba

Court challenge against ‘convicted thief’ deputy mayor’s election

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZAPU’S Ward 3 losing councillor in the July elections, Nomalanga Dabengwa and Mthwakazi Restoration Movement Trust have jointly filed an application at the Electoral Court in Bulawayo seeking the disqualification of Bulawayo deputy mayor, Tinashe Kambarami claiming that he was once convicted of theft. The applicants also cited the Bulawayo City Council,

Gays use 90k condoms in 2018 alone as 21 members succumb to HIV

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (GALZ) says it has managed to distribute 90 000 condoms to its members this year alone. On top of the condoms, GALZ said over 92 000 lubes were also distributed at the same time. Lubes are waterbased jelly that go hand in hand with lubricants

Mat South villagers in bid to trademark amacimbi/madora

By Robert Tapfumaneyi VILLAGERS in Matabeleland South province have teamed to come up with policies that govern the harvest of amacimbi/amadhora from their area. Information from the province shows that the delicacy is faces a high risk of extinction in the wild due to over harvesting and deforestation. The over harvesting is mainly coming from

Duo caged 52 years each after spate of robberies, rapes in Zaka

By Tonderai Saharo TWO notorious robbers who terrorised villagers in Zaka, raping some of their victims, have each been slapped with 52-year prison sentences for the crimes. Timothy Dzikira (26) and his accomplice, Munyaradzi Hama (28) were both convicted on four counts of rape and a spate of armed robberies they committed in Zaka district

MBRC conservator David Strydom

Mining and poaching threaten Black Rhinos Conservancy

By Kwekwe Correspondent THE Midlands Black Rhinos Conservancy (MBRC) is under serious threat from various challenges, including resettled farmers, mining and poaching, officials have warned. Currently there are seven rhinos at MBRC. MBRC conservator David Strydom said weak legislation especially with regard to poaching has seen the Zimbabwe losing out on the much-needed revenue. “We

Homes, schools destroyed as hail storm wreaks havoc

By African News Agency HARARE: Heavy rains caused flash floods have caused widespread disturbances around the country. In eastern districts, a hailstorm that swept through on Thursday, destroyed property worth thousands of dollars. In the capital, Harare Central Hospital staff had a torrid time battling with scooping out water which had flooded the children’s ward.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

UAE to open an embassy in Zimbabwe

African News Agency THE United Arab Emirates (UAE) will open an embassy in Harare, the UAE president has said. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued several federal decrees to establish the UAE Embassy in Zimbabwe and appointed and promoted members of the diplomatic corps. The decrees were published in the latest edition of the Federal

MUTARE: Lightning kills three in Honde Valley

By Staff Reporter MANICALAND: Three people died after being struck by a bolt of lightning Wednesday afternoon in Mutasa district’s Ward 28 near Chavhanga Primary School. ZRP provincial spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said he was on leave referring questions to Nyanga district counterpart Assistant Inspector Cuthbert Tanyanyiwa who said they were yet to receive a report on the incident. According

Harare hikes water charges, move partly prompted by cholera experience

By Idah Mhetu HARARE rate payers should brace to pay more for city water next year after council on Monday unveiled its 2019 budget that would see tariffs for high-density suburbs increase from 70 to 83 cents per cubic metre. Presenting the budget to council, Councillor Luckson Mukunguma, who chairs the Finance and Development Committee,

IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo

IFAD pledges more Zim support to create jobs in rural areas

By Audience Mutema INTERNATIONAL Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Gilbert Houngbo has pledged further engagement with the Zimbabwean government in attempts to create jobs for youths and women in the country’s marginalised areas. This follows his meeting with cabinet ministers Perence Shiri, in charge of Agriculture, as well as acting Finance Minister Sithembiso Nyoni

MDC MPs in mock cry over 'stolen' vote

Cheeky Chamisa ‘supporter’ in court bid to stop MDC MPs from accepting ‘ED’ cars

By Staff Reporter A cheeky Harare man who claims to be MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s supporter has thrown the cat among the pigeons through a High Court petition to stop the party’s MPs from accepting allowances and vehicles from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “illegitimate” government. Chamisa has adamantly refused to accept Mnangagwa as both winner of

Thousands in need of food aid as hailstorm destroys homes in Uzumba

By Staff Reporter THOUSANDS of desperate villagers in Uzumba are in need of urgent food aid and shelter after heavy rains destroyed their homes and reserved food stocks last month. The hailstorm also claimed the life of six-year-old Gloria Kapuwa after she was swept away while attempting to cross a flooded river. Gloria and her

Komichi stones in-laws to death over witchcraft

By Staff Reporter MASVINGO: Consulting traditional healers turned fatal for a local family recently after a 44-year-old man stoned his in-laws to death, police have confirmed. Isau Komichi from Chief Mazungunye in Bikita reportedly stoned his mother in-law Sonika Mapura, 69, to death together with her son Farirepi Muchazvirega, 17, last week. Provincial police spokesperson