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Harare Town Clerk Hosea Chisango

Harare Town Clerk Chisango Granted $50k Bail

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE Town Clerk, Hosea Chisango, arrested Thursday on criminal abuse of office charges, has been freed on $50 000 bail by magistrate Ngoni Nduna. He is accused of giving directives that all officials should stop reporting to the chamber secretary but to him directly. Nduna ruled that the city boss should not

File image: Fadzai Mahere during a 2018 arrest over a sports tournament she organised to boost her election campaign

MDC Alliance Spokesperson Fadzai Mahere Relives Prison Nightmare

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzai Mahere was arrested recently and charged for allegedly communicating falsehoods in a matter involving a baby who was initially reported dead following a baton stick strike on an illegal commuter omnibus by a Harare police officer. The politician would go on to spend seven says in state custody

The late Violet Matimba

Veteran Social Worker, Top Academic Violet Matimba Dies

By Crisford Chogugudza VETERAN social worker and educationist, Mrs Violet Matimba passed away on 30th November 2020 in the United Kingdom. She was 76 and is survived by 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Matimba died of natural causes which are however not Covid related. She was born Violet Masuku on 3rd June 1944 in Esigodini,

Health Minister and Acting President Constantino Chiwenga imposed the lockdown

Zapu Says Lockdown Hurting The Poor

By Bulawayo Correspondent OPPOSITION Zapu says the current Covid-19 lockdown regulations will further hurt the country’s ailing economy while lamenting the suffering it has caused on ordinary citizens. Following a dramatic increase on Covid-19 infections and deaths recently, the government a fortnight ago announced a month-long lockdown period accompanied by a 12-hour dusk-to-dawn curfew. Other

Girl (13) Raped While Returning From Night Party With Friends (11, 12)

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Binga: Police in Matabeleland North are hunting for a suspected sex predator who allegedly pounced on three juveniles and raped one of them as they walked home from a New Year’s Day midnight party at a local business centre in Binga. The three juveniles aged 13, 12 and 11 were among

‘Buried By Strangers’: Funeral Curbs Raise Ire In Zimbabwe

AFP Only a handful of sobbing relatives huddle together, heads lowered in sorrow, as cemetery workers in hazmat suits hastily shovel dirt over a coffin in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. Fifteen minutes later the family must leave the cemetery. To minimise coronavirus risks, none of the usual funeral rites are permitted, not even a brief eulogy.

Colleagues Want Dr Stone Sanctioned Over Unorthodox Medicine

By Robert Tapfumaneyi CONTROVERSIAL Harare medical doctor Jack Stone is under fire for advocating off-label therapies she is offering to patients despite lack of clinical evidence the medicine is safe and effective. Stone is advocating a worrying combination of therapy for patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection and Covid-19. In a letter of complaint to Ms Mwakutuya,

Pastor Pinias Sibanda

Prominent Cleric Suffers Covid-19 Death While Preparing To Bury Mum

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: A renowned pastor of the Shepherd Bushiri led Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) in the resort city died on Sunday night from Covid-19 related complications, hours before a planned burial for his mother who died from a different ailment last Wednesday. Pastor Pinias Sibanda (41) was the head pastor

Soldiers Shoot And Kill One Villager, Injure Three In Gweru Assaults

By Staff Reporter SIX soldiers fatally shot at four villagers in Gweru, killing one and injuring three for reportedly confronting them on why they were terrorising villagers near Flamingo tollgate along Gweru-Shurugwi road recently. According to police, the six are now under custody facing murder, attempted murder and assault charges. The six are Lance Corporal

NRZ Board chairperson, Martin Dinha announced the sad news

NRZ General Manager Dies

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has announced the death of its general manager, Joseph Mashika. In a statement, NRZ Board chairperson, Advocate Martin Dinha said Mashika (44) died at a private clinic in Harare on 17 January 2021. “The National Railways of Zimbabwe Board Chairman Advocate Martin Tafara Dinha announces with

Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

Zimbabwe’s Frontline Defender Of Human Rights

By Jeffrey Moyo, aa.com.tr/en Beatrice Mutetwa, 62, a lawyer highlighting human rights issues in the southern African country of Zimbabwe has lost the count of threats and intimidation. She has been at the receiving end of authorities and interest groups over the past two decades. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, she said that even her dog

Fadzai Mahere

Mahere Granted $10 000 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga MDC spokesperson Fadzai Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Trynos Utahwashe after spending an entire week behind bars. She is accused of publishing falsehoods in a case involving a woman whose child was erroneously reported to have been struck and killed by a baton wielding Harare police officer

Commuters Criticise ZUPCO Over 100% Fee Hike

By Staff Reporter COMMUTERS have described as “unsustainably exorbitant” the hiking of public bus fares by the Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (ZUPCO) from $16 to $30 for conventional buses and $32 to $60 for kombis. The new fares start this Monday, but passengers feel the fares were unaffordable for most of them. On Friday, Finance

No Plans To Urbanise Seke Rural As Illegal Structures Mushroom – Council

By Staff Reporter THE Manyame Rural District Council has warned desperate home seekers not to buy land in Seke Rural amid reports that the local authority would soon be granted government permission to urbanise the area. Located some 30km east of Harare, Seke Rural has seen some mushrooming of illegal housing structures in the villages

BYD Zimbabwe Starts Delivering EVs To Customers

Clean Technica THE transition to electro-mobility is happening a lot faster than a lot of people think. The EV scene in Europe is red hot right now after an awesome 2020. The UK’s plugin electric vehicle market hit new highs in December 2020, at 23.4% market share, up from 6.6% in December 2019. The Tesla