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Vic Falls Reopened To Vaccinated Tourists

Xinhua ZIMBABWE has reopened the Victoria Falls land border with Zambia for fully vaccinated tourists to allow the smooth flow of tourists between the two neighboring countries. The development follows the successful rollout of a vaccination program that has seen more than 60 percent of residents in the border town of Victoria Falls being vaccinated.

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Diamond Platinumz:  The Next Bill Gates?

BBC DIAMOND Platinumz had just taken delivery of a brand new Rolls Royce when I spoke to him – it’s a blue Cullinan, latest model. It’s the first of its kind in Tanzania and when Diamond took it on its maiden voyage you can imagine the reaction. “To me, it’s not just my car, it’s

Rights Defenders Seek To End Torture

FairPlanet DURING a fulsome interview that President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe granted to state media on the eve of the country’s 41st Independence anniversary in April, he took breaks to regain his composure after getting emotional when the interview touched a raw nerve: the brutal torture he was subjected to by the Rhodesian colonial settler

Govt Gives NRZ Nod To Vaccinate Workers

By Bulawayo Correspondent AT LEAST 11 National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employees have succumbed to Covid-19 while 157 workers have been infected. NRZ public relations manager Nyasha Maravanyika said the majority of cases were recorded during the current third wave. “Covid-19 has affected the NRZ adversely with 157 confirmed cases resulting in 11 deaths. The

Covid Lockdown Sees Rise In Crystal Meth Addiction

AFP HARARE: A young man carefully dismantles a fluorescent light and empties a small sachet of methamphetamine into the tube. Using a cigarette lighter, the 24-year-old Zimbabwean heats it until the white crystals liquefy and begin emanating smoke. Sitting in a room in Glen View, a working-class suburb in the capital Harare, he and a

Manyame Villagers Report Chamisa’s Councillor To SACU Over Land Fraud

By Mary Taruvinga VILLAGERS in Chinhanga, Manyame Rural District Council (RDC) have reported MDC Alliance councillor, Blessing Tangwara to the Special Anti-Corruption Commission (SACU), accusing him of taking advantage of a boundary dispute in their area to enrich himself. Tangwara is the councillor for ward 1, Seke District, Manyame RDC. SACU is housed under President

Zim Lawyers Challenge SA Legal Profession’s Discrimination Against Immigrants

Ground Up THREE Zimbabwean-born law graduates, who cannot practice their trade because they are not “permanent residents” or citizens of South Africa, have launched a constitutional challenge to the Legal Practice Act (LPA). In pending litigation before the Pretoria High Court, Bruce Chakanyuka, Nyasha James Nyamugure, and Dennis Tatenda Chadya say they have all got the

Mutare, Ratepayers Clash Over Water Disconnections

By Kenneth Matimaire THE Mutare City Council and ratepayers are headed for a showdown following a circular issued Thursday by the local authority threatening to cut water supplies to residents. The city council is demanding that all residents and stakeholders should approach the municipality and make payment plans to clear arrears. The circular dated July 29 warned the

Dad, Son Arrested For Mounting Illegal Bush Police Roadblock

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A FATHER and son pair, who are members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Neighbourhood Watch Committee stationed at Karoi Rural, has been dragged to court for allegedly mounting an unsanctioned roadblock where they demanded bribes. Mangezi Sithole (48) and his offspring, 24-year-old Talent Sithole, appeared Friday before Karoi

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UPDATED: Shona Ferguson Dies Of Covid Related Complications

By Paidashe Mandivengerei/Agencies FERGUSON Films co-founder Shona Ferguson has died, TshisaLIVE confirmed Friday afternoon. The actor and husband to actress Connie Ferguson died at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg. In a statement sent to TshisaLIVE, the family confirmed that Ferguson died from Covid-19 related complications and not heart problems as earlier reported. “It is with

PSMAS Membership Embrace Online Payments 

By Own Correspondent IN A BID to offer extra convenience for its members, PSMAS introduced an online payment system, which allows for members to make their subscription payments via the Society’s website or PSMAS 24/7 Mobile Application. The website was recently revamped while the PSMAS 24/7 is a new baby on the block, both of

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Misconceptions on Kunatira (Steaming)

By Dr. Fanuel Mamvura As the term implies this is just inhalation of steam. It steamed out of a poor understanding of how the Covid virus enters the human body. Science literature informed us that the Covid-19 Virus is weakened or destroyed by temperatures above 60 degrees. This is the same temperature you are expected

MPs Allege Tribalism, Regionalism In Conferment Of National Hero Status

By Anna Chibamu NATIONAL Assembly members Wednesday gave Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe a torrid time asking him to explain the criteria used by the government in determining who befits the national hero status. MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe and Zanu PF Levi Mayihlome alleged tribalism and regionalism in the conferment of the hero status

Chaos Reings Supreme As GMB Fails To Transport Grain To Depots

By Anna Chibamu THE Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is failing to transport grains from its temporal shelter to main depots in  development which might humper prospects of food security owing to poor storage, legislators have warned. According to the National Assembly members during question and answer time on Wednesday, there is chaos as farmers have

Rhodesian Leaders Were More Accommodating Than Zanu PF: Chipanga

By Kenneth Matimaire OUTSPOKEN veteran musician Hosiah Chipanga made a scathing attack against the country’s leadership saying Rhodesian leaders were more accommodating as compared to post independence leaders. Chipanga made the emotional attack against the ruling party without mentioning it by name, after his efforts to seek audience with the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new dispensation

Closure To Kariba Boat Tragedy As Bodies Of All 5 Victims Are Found

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THREE bodies of five victims who drowned when their boat capsized were found Wednesday floating in Lake Kariba. First to be recovered yesterday was the body of Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) soldier, Tafadzwa Mashingaidze, which was found in the morning, before the remains of an unidentified male adult were

Bullish Mthuli Says Economy Will Keep Growing

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE’s economy is expected to remain on an upward growth trend during the remainder of the year, with the Gross Domestic product (GDP) expected to peak to 7,8% from the 2021 National Budget projections of 7,4%, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has said. Presenting the Mid-Term Budget Review in the National Assembly Thursday

ED Grants State Assisted Funeral Former First Lady Janet Banana.

By Thandiwe Garusa LATE former first lady Janet Banana will receive a state-assisted funeral, the government has said. Banana died Wednesday from a kidney ailment at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo. In a statement,  Thursday, President  Emmerson Mnangagwa said the government has authorised a state-assisted funeral for the late former first lady. “The country remembers

Malaba Bans Filing Of New Cases

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED Chief Justice Luke Malaba has suspended the filing of new court cases until mid-August. This comes amid claims by sources that more than half of the staff at the magistrates and High Court have tested Covid-19 positive. Malaba said the latest arrangement will be reviewed taking into consideration the Covid-19 situation