African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to celebrate the arrival of a superhero many black moviegoers said

Hopewell Chin'ono

Judgement Reserved In Chin’ono Bail Appeal

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge David Foroma Thursday indefinitely reserved judgement on a bail appeal application lodged by freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. Chin’ono has been languishing in remand prison for two weeks after he was arrested for allegedly publishing falsehoods in a case involving a child who was initially said to have been struck

US President Joe Biden

Now Is The Time For US To Reset Relations With Zimbabwe

Marc Holtzman Africa’s role in global affairs is only going to grow in the coming decades, given that by 2050, Africa will account for 25 per cent of the world’s population. There is no better time for the United States to reset relations with a foreign country than at the change of an administration. While

Late minister Jackson Mthembu

South African Minister Dies Of Covid-19

SABC Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed on earlier on Thursday . The Presidency has sent condolences to his family. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss,” says the Presidency in a statement. Minister Mthembu has been described as an exemplary leader, an activist, and a life-long champion

DJ Fantan

Gig Organisers Fantan, Levels, Damma Granted $10 000 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Justice David Foroma has granted popular music promoters Arnold Kamudyariwa (DJ Fantan) Tafadzwa Kadzimwe (DJ Levelz) and Damma, born Simbarashe Chanachimwe $10 000 bail each. The three had applied for bail pending appeal after they were convicted on their own guilty plea by Harare provincial head magistrate, Vongai Muchuchuti

US President Joe Biden quickly signed executive actions on coronavirus, climate change and racial inequality

Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders

BBC In his initial acts as the 46th US president, he signed 15 executive orders – the first to boost the federal response to the coronavirus crisis. Other orders reversed the Trump administration’s stance on climate change and immigration. President Biden set to work at the Oval Office having been sworn in earlier on Wednesday

Warriors head coach Zdravko Logarusic

Sloppy Warriors Out Of CHAN Tourney

By Sports Reporter Burkina Faso (1) 3 Zimbabwe (1) 1 ZIMBABWE are out of the 2021 African Nations Championships (AFCON) after collapsing in the second half to suffer their second successive defeat in Group A against Burkina Faso in Yaounde, Cameroon on Wednesday night. After losing 1-0 to hosts Cameroon in the opening match of

BNC Appoints Three Top Executives To Steer The Mining Giant

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE Stock Exchange (ZSE) listed nickel miner, Bindura Nickel Corporation (BNC) has made three executive appointments to steer the company to greater heights. In a recent update, BNC board chairperson, Muchadeyi Masunda said among the new appointees is Thomas Lusiyano, a qualified and experienced Mining Engineer who was appointed as Managing Director.

Information Ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana

Government Shuts Down Amid Covid Rampage

By Mary Taruvinga GOVERNMENT has been forced into unprecedented shutdown of nearly all its departments following the continued surge in Covid-19 cases. According to Information ministry secretary, Nick Mangwana, starting this Thursday, departments are operating with only 10 percent staff. All ministries except the Ministry of Health and Child Care have been ordered to operate

‘Covid Means I Can No Longer Provide For My Grandchildren’

RTE While Covid-19 has caused widespread lockdowns, economic downturn and strained our health system, we are relatively fortunate in Ireland and Europe. Irish woman Sarah McCann has seen firsthand what happens when the virus hits a country already reeling from an existing pandemic. That of hunger. Sarah, who is on the ground for Irish development

Settlement Chikwinya

MDC Alliance Blasts ‘Anti-Poor’ ZUPCO Fare Hike

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance has condemned a recent government decision to effect a 100 percent hike on Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) bus fares, saying the move was both elitist and discriminatory to the poor. The public transporter increased fares from $16 to $30 for conventional buses and $32 to $60 for kombis. In

Free Covid-19 Testing For Gweru Residents

By Staff Reporter THE Gweru City Council (GCC) has rolled out free Covid-19 testing as part of efforts to control the contagion among residents. This comes amid exorbitant fees of up to US$65 being demanded per head by national health centres licensed to conduct the crucial tests among locals. In a statement Wednesday, the Gweru

Bulawayo Rapid Response Teams Overwhelmed By Renewed Surge In Covid-19 Infections

By Bulawayo Correspondent COVID-19 Rapid Response Teams in Bulawayo are increasingly becoming overwhelmed by the continued surge in cases of the pandemic, authorities have said. Bulawayo, the second biggest Covid-19 hotspot, has seen a cumulative 3 550 recorded cases since the first case was confirmed in the country last March. As of the last government

Medical Council Warns Over Social Media Adverts Of False Covid-19 Treating Drugs

By Ndatenda Njanike THE Medical and Mental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe has warned the public over social media adverts by some unscrupulous medical practitioners claiming to be able to treat Covid-19 using Ivermectin, Doxycycline and Nano Silver. In a statement Wednesday, the medical council dismissed claims that the drugs could be used as treatment for

Residents Of Bulawayo Suburb Have Not Seen Running Water For Full Year

By Mbekezeli Ncube WHILE a majority of Bulawayo residents have to deal with the reality of receiving running water once a week, it is a different story for Ward 27 in Pumula South’s Habek high density suburb where locals are about to cloak a year without water. has learnt that the precious liquid last

Dete Dagga Homes Face Destruction Under Heavy Rainfall

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Dete: Hundreds of residents in Dete’s Old Township in Hwange district are living in fear as their pole and dagga homes are collapsing due to excessive rains that have been pounding the area. Dete is a semi urban area with one sprawling high density Old Township whose homes, known as Mtuya