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Theresa Daniel: Leading a thriving health and social care business in the UK

By Anna Chibamu BIRMINGHAM: Ten years ago, a Zimbabwean mother dared to live her dreams and launched – from her daughter’s bedroom – a health and social care business to take care of vulnerable people and the elderly in the United Kingdom (UK). Today and thanks to hard work, perseverance and ingenuity, Wolverhampton-based Lime Healthcare

Ziyanai Ziyai Maunganidze Maraire, the rising luminary known as ZNi. Picture: Supplied

Artist ZNi talks musical legacy as he strives to make a name for himself globally

IOL Artist Ziyanai Ziyai Maunganidze Maraire, a rising luminary known as ZNi, is causing seismic shifts in the music industry, crafting a sound that effortlessly transcends borders. As the son of the legendary Dumi Maraire and brother to Chiwoniso Maraire, names synonymous with musical greatness, ZNi’s upbringing resembled a symphony of exploration and learning, surrounded

Rachel Chinouriri has shared her new album title track, ‘What a Devastating Turn of Events’

Readdork Rachel Chinouriri has unveiled her latest single, ‘What A Devastating Turn Of Events’. The title track of her upcoming debut album, it follows up on previous singles ‘Never Need Me’ and ‘The Hills.’ The song derives its emotional depth from Chinouriri’s own life experiences, particularly a family tragedy that profoundly affected her. Rachel explains:

Lazarus Makono: Second man charged with Barnsley murder

ITV Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Barnsley have charged a second man in connection with his death. Officers were called on Wednesday 21 February to a house on Cooperative Street in Goldthorpe after reports a man had been stabbed. Lazarus Makono, 26, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Sipho Pfukani,

A 33-year-old man was intercepted and arrested in Polokwane while he was allegedly driving a Ford Ranger double cab vehicle, stolen in Gauteng, towards Zimbabwe. Picture: SAPS

South African man arrested in Polokwane while driving stolen Ford Ranger to Zimbabwe

IOL A 33-year-old man is on Monday expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo, facing a charge of possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle. Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, Limpopo police spokesperson said the South African man was driving a stolen Ford Ranger bakkie, worth over R1 million, to Zimbabwe. “Limpopo police continue

Barnsley: Man fatally stabbed named by police as Lazarus Makono

BBC A man who was fatally stabbed in an attack in Barnsley has been named by police. Lazarus Makono, 26, was found seriously injured at a property in Cooperative Street at around 01:20 GMT on Wednesday and died at the scene. Two men, aged 27 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and

Leicester: Zimbabwean boy missing in river is bundle of joy, says mother

BBC News, Leicester A two-year-old boy reported missing after falling into a river in Leicester has been named by police as Xielo Maruziva. Xielo entered the River Soar, in the Aylestone area, at about 17:00 GMT on Sunday. A police search to find him, involving specialist teams, is now into its fourth day but has

Munya Chawawa: The multitalented artist blending comedy, music, and baking

BNN A young man clad in a chef’s coat, donning a mop of curly hair and a warm smile, chops vegetables with a rhythmic cadence. This is not your average cooking show; it’s the latest episode of “Celebrity Bake-Off,” and Munya Chawawa, a British-Zimbabwean actor, comedy rapper, and comedian, is at the helm. The Unraveling

UK: Families forced to sell personal belongs to cover funeral costs with adverse impact on mental and physical health – report reveals

By UK Correspondent MORE families are experiencing financial challenges when paying for a funeral with some forced to sell personal belongings, leading to adverse impacts on mental and physical health. The latest Cost of Dying report by UK-based insurer, Sunlife, showed that some families are being forced to dig into their savings and investments, use

Police in Limpopo have arrested a 29-year-old man, a South African citizen, was arrested in Polokwane while he was allegedly driving a stolen Toyota Hilux towards Beitbridge border post. Picture: SAPS

Another South African man arrested while driving Toyota Hilux stolen in Pretoria heading to Zimbabwe

IOL Limpopo police arrested a 29-year-old man for possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle, a bakkie which was reported stolen in Garsfontein, east of Pretoria. The white Toyota Hilux GD6 double cab was en route to the Beitbridge border post, where police believe it would be smuggled out of the country. “Following on information

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WATCH: South African activists stage demonstration against school teaching Shona language, demand expulsion of Zimbabwean learners

By Staff Reporter SOUTH African anti-immigrant opposition party, the Patriotic Alliance (PA) Monday staged a protest at Esikhisini primary school in Pretoria, Atteridgeville for teaching the Shona language. Zimbabweans reportedly constitute 20% of Esikhisini school’s population. PA’s deputy president Kenny Kunene, demanded that South Africans be prioritized first and called for the expulsion of Zimbabwean

UK: Care companies meet as firms lose licences; Manchester mayor to address Indaba

By Own Correspondent THE first health and social care Indaba for 2024 will be held in Manchester early next month and comes at a time the sector is under increasing pressure as dozens of businesses lose their licenses to recruit overseas workers. According to the organisers, the gathering, which is the ninth in the ongoing

UK: ZimLinkUp returns for second year with stellar line-up

Familiar names including Killer T and Freeman among headline acts By Own Correspondent UK: ZimLinkUp 2024 will return in May for a weekend-long celebration with a top line-up of acts. The family-friendly festival dedicated to showcasing the rich tapestry of Zimbabwean culture, heritage, and art, is set to take place over the 4-6 May weekend

Winnet Mushaninga says she lived with seven other women in a two-bedroom house in Leeds and worked from 7am until 8pm for low wages that didn’t cover her rent. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

UK care firm charged workers from Africa thousands more than cost of visa

The Guardian A care company serving NHS patients has been charging migrant workers from Africa thousands of pounds to work in the UK when the cost of a visa is only a few hundred pounds, the Guardian has learned. Care workers from Zimbabwe were told to pay the sums to Gloriavd Health Care Ltd in

Themba Gorimbo plans to build solar-powered library in Bikita

IOL Themba “The Answer” Gorimbo (12-4-0) continues to steal the hearts of millions of fight fans across the globe. This past weekend, the Zimbabwean intimated plans to empower his home village, Bikita, Masvingo, after defeating USA’s Pete Rodriguez via TKO (strikes) in just over 32 seconds of the first round of their UFC Fight Night Welterweight fight

Bus operators ferrying illegal immigrants into and out of SA to lose permits

The Star Bus operators who consciously transport illegal immigrants across South Africa’s ports of entry could have their permits revoked by the Border Management Authority (BMA). The border law enforcement authority gave this stern warning as it raised concern about the number of public transporters and conveyancers found to have been transporting illegal immigrants over

Vincente Sebastiao “Deco” Khoza was arrested after he allegedly tried to smuggle a stolen Toyota Hilux GD6 to Zimbabwe via the Beitbridge border post. Picture: Hawks

Man in court for foiled bid to smuggle Toyota Hilux stolen in Pretoria to Zimbabwe via Beitbridge

IOL A 33-year-old man, Vincente Sebastiao “Deco” Khoza, has appeared before the Modjadjiskloof Periodical Court after he was arrested by the Musina-based Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks. Khoza was arrested by the elite crime-busting unit’s serious organised crime investigation division members for possession of a suspected stolen vehicle. “Members of