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ASAPH To Represent Zim At Iconic MTVMAMA Awards

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning hip hop artiste, ASAPH has been selected to represent Zimbabwe for the Listener’s Choice Award at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) seventh edition. The iconic awards ceremony will be held virtually on the 20th of February 2021 in Kampala, Uganda and will broadcast on the MTV Base and

Job Sikhala

Another Weekend Behind Bars For Sikhala

By Mary Taruvinga MDC Alliance vice chairperson, Job Sikhala will spend another weekend behind bars after his bail appeal hearing was moved to the 26th of this month. The case was postponed after the state received his record of proceedings late. “The record from the Magistrates’ Court was only released yesterday (Thursday) in the afternoon

Zimbabwe Warns Over Rogue Covid-19 Medical Doctor

Xinhua THE Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) on Friday warned over the illegal practice of one Jacqueline Carey Stone, who is allegedly treating COVID-19 patients using unregistered medicines. In a statement, the MDPCZ said the public should be wary of Stone’s practice, as she does not have a valid license to practice

South Africa took part in human trials for vaccines but has not yet started vaccinating people

Africa’s long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine

BBC Africa will have to wait “weeks if not months” before receiving Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, according to various officials working towards getting doses for the continent. Close to 900 million doses have been secured so far through various initiatives, enough to inoculate about 30% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people


SA Covid-19 variant found in four African countries

BBC Botswana, Zambia, The Gambia and Kenya have detected a variant of the Covid-19 virus that was first identified in South Africa last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, attributed the spread to the movement of people across the continent. “It may also be that

Now late...Aeneas Chigwedere

Ex-Minister Chigwedere Dies From Covid-19

By Staff Reporter FORMER Education Minister and ex-Mashonaland East governor Aeneas Chigwedere has died from Covid-19. The death of the renowned historian was confirmed this Friday by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Deputy Minister David Musabayana. He was born 25 November 1939. The late former minister was a historian, educationist, and traditional leader. He served

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Bond film No Time To Die delayed for third time

BBC The release of the next James Bond film has been delayed for a third time, because of the coronavirus pandemic. No Time To Die had already been pushed back twice, and will now debut globally on 8 October, an announcement on the film’s website said. It had originally been due to hit screens in April 2020.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Issues Warning On Those Building On Wetlands

By Leopold Munhende PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Thursday said issues of people building on wetlands should be “decisively” dealt with, in what could spell impending disaster for illegal settlers across the capital. Mnangagwa said this while presiding over the burial of two national heroes, Moton Malianga and Ellen Gwaradzimba at the Natioanl Heroes Acre, Harare. “Our

Mutare City Introduces Free Covid Testing For Residents

By Staff Reporter THE City of Mutare has started rolling out free Covid 19 testing sites in the city as Covid 19 cases continue surging in the country. Mutare becomes the second local authority in the country to roll out such a facility after Gweru. The programme, which will be the first of its kind

Peter Mutasa

POSB, Staff Clash Over Poor Wages

By Alois Vinga THE Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) has clashed with its workers over its continued payment of very low salaries when compared to other employers in the banking sector. Speaking to Business Thursday, Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union secretary general, Peter Mutasa said the situation at POSB had reached deplorable levels

N’anga (26) Bludgeons Client To Death During Cleansing Ceremony

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A TRADITIONAL cleansing ceremony turned tragic recently after a self-styled healer bashed a Chinhoyi man to death using a log on the pretext he was attacking goblins. The traditional healer, Isaac Tete (26) of Anthens Compound, Chinhoyi Thursday appeared in court facing murder. The court heard that between 9

Reverend Kenneth Mtata

Zim Clergy Wants PPEs For Presiding Over Covid-19 Burials

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MEN and women of cloth have expressed their desires to be fully equipped with Personal Protective Equipment for use when presiding over Covid-19 related funerals. In an interview after an online workshop attended by various pastors from different local denominations and groups, Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) secretary general Reverend Kenneth Mtata

Acting President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga

Business, Farmers, Employers Urge Review Of Lockdown, Offer Solutions

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE business executives and employers have appealed to government to review operating hours, coupled with the emergency authorisation of the Anti-Parasite Drug Ivermectin (Human Form) for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. In a letter to acting President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga, business member organisations namely, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI),

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Covid-19: Experts Say Zim Return To Normalcy In 2024

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE and other developing countries with little or no capacity to buy Covid-19 vaccines might only return to pre-coronavirus normalcy at the end of 2024, experts from the Economists Intelligence Unit (EIU) have said. A projected timeline for return to normalcy based on vaccine rollouts indicates developing countries, mostly found in Africa,