Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Sends Get Well Message To UK PM Boris Johnson

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message wishing UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson a speedy recovery and return to good health. Johnson was Monday moved into intensive care after his COVID-19 symptoms “worsened”. He was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” Sunday. In a Twitter message Tuesday, Mnangagwa wrote: “On

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Currency Shortage To Worsen As COVID-19 Upends Tobacco Season

Bloomberg Zimbabwe’s severe shortage of U.S. dollars is set to worsen as the coronavirus threatens the start of sales of tobacco, its second-biggest source of foreign exchange. “It’s the cash flow that’s the biggest concern for everyone,” Ben Gilpin, executive director of the Commercial Farmers Union, said by phone from the capital, Harare, on Tuesday.

Douglas Mwonzora

Chamisa’s Faction Denies Mwonzora Has Taken Over Harvest House

By Staff Reporter THE MDC faction led by embattled politician, Nelson Chamisa, has dispelled as rumours reports that Douglas Mwonzora and his cohorts had on Monday taken over control of Harvest House also known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (MRT). Mwonzora confirmed to the media Monday that he was in firm control of the opposition

IN PICTURES: How Homeless People Are Coping During COVID-19 Lockdown

By Idah Mhetu HOMELESS people in Harare are not having it easy since the government imposed 21-day national lockdown against the spread of coronavirus started on March 30. Many of them usually seek refuge at night in bus termini, shop verandas, share blankets and as a result cannot carry out social distancing. took to

Kwekwe council workers destroying illegal structures around Zanu PF districts offices on Monday

Kwekwe Pulls Down Illegal Structures Around Zanu PF Offices

By Staff Reporter THE Kwekwe City Council Monday pulled down all “illegal” structures which had sprouted around Zanu PF’s district offices in the central business district (CBD). The local authority took advantage of the national lockdown to destroy the structures, a move that will see hundreds of informal traders relying on these structures for trading,

Teachers Body Calls For Postponement Of ZIMSEC June, Nov Exams

By Ndatenda Njanike THE Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) has urged government to postpone the writing of this year’s June and November Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) tests until the coronavirus outbreak is brought under control. In a statement, ZIMTA said it was important for government to consider postponing the two exams in light of the

Nyanga Cops Implicated In Armed Robbery

By Staff Reporter NYANGA: Two police officers here, who are on the run, have been implicated in an armed robbery case involving US$ 3 800 worth of gold after they raided a house belonging to a local gold dealer before stealing the precious metal. The suspects are also reported to have threatened to shoot Lovemore

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House

Mwonzora Locks Up MDC’s Harvest House 

By Staff Reporter MDC-T’s Douglas Mwonzora has claimed to have taken charge of the opposition party’s affairs as the secretary general and Monday afternoon locked up the party’s headquarters, Harvest House also known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (MRT) House. This followed a Supreme Court ruling that declared Thokozani Khupe the legitimate leader of the opposition

Mawell Shumba

Former Tsvangirai Aide Attacks MDC Officials For Resisting Supreme Court Ruling

By Staff Reporter MAXWELL Shumba, a former chief strategist to the now late MDC founding president, Morgan Tsvangirai, has labelled senior MDC Alliance officials and their supporters a disappointment for dismissing a recent Supreme Court ruling declaring Nelson Chamisa’s leadership of the main opposition as illegitimate. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that MDC should

Part of the dilapidated Thorngrove hospital

Covid-19: Parties, Civic Groups Demand Thorngrove Upgrade

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLITICAL parties and civic organisations in Bulawayo have blasted government for failing to release funds towards the upgrade of Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital so it could handle coronavirus cases in and outside the city. Local Government Minister July Moyo Saturday announced that all COVID-19 patients in the country’s second largest city would

Zim Police Accused Of Assaulting Journalists During Lockdown

AFP FREELANCE journalist Panashe Makufa “was beaten up by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police” in Harare’s Kuwadzana township “while undertaking his professional duties,” the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe office said. Makufa told the media rights watchdog he was taking pictures Sunday of police as they dispersed people to enforce a stay-at-home

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Directs Money Transfer Agencies To Reopen

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has directed that Money Transfer Agencies (MTA) must reopen with immediate effect to address cash challenges as more people now depend of outside remittances after the closure of the informal sector during the 21 day national lockdown. “In view of the ongoing COVID-19-related national lockdown, and following concerns from

COVID: 19 Threatens 20 Million Jobs In Africa: Study

AFP MILLIONS of lost jobs, mounting debt woes and plunging remittances are among the economic hardships African countries can expect because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Union said in a study published Monday. “Nearly 20 million jobs, both in the formal and informal sectors, are threatened with destruction on the continent if the situation

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

Covid-19: Millers release more maize stocks, pledge support for health care workers

By Staff Reporter THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has released 40 000 tonnes of maize initially reserved for non-essential services to help alleviate the shortage of the staple during the current government imposed 21-day national lockdown period. This comes as attempts to observe the social distancing requirement to avoid the spread of coronavirus

No palms on Palm Sunday as Covid-19 fight rages on

By Leopold Munhende THOUSANDS of Christians who would usually flood streets across the country to celebrate their annual feast of Palm Sunday were conspicuous by their absence on Sunday after the country has imposed a ban on church gatherings coupled with a three-week lockdown to try and contain the spread of coronavirus. Even Jerusalem’s Cathedral,

Over 5000 starve in Kadoma as lockdown intensifies

By Staff Reporter Kadoma: Over 5000 households in the Mashonaland West town are reportedly starving and in urgent need of food assistance as the 21-day nationwide lockdown takes a toll on impoverished residents. Once an agricultural and industrial hub, a lot of people in Kadoma have turned destitute following the closure of companies such as