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Health & Community

Ongoing crisis fuels Beit Bridge business boom

By The Sowetan Business is booming at Beit Bridge border post near Musina in Limpopo since the Zimbabwean government announced a fuel hike of approximately 150% this week. Some of the Zimbabwean nationals have ventured into selling empty 20 and 25 litre water drums to those stocking up fuel as some motorists have begun panic

Woman bashes neighbour aged 86 to death with a brick

By Audience Mutema HARARE: An Epworth woman was last week hauled before the courts for allegedly killing her 86-year-old neighbour over yard boundary dispute. Beauty Fari, 48, appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura last Thursday facing murder charges. She was remanded in custody to January 24 and advised to apply for bail at the High

Teachers group hires street kids to boost wage demo (more pictures)

By Staff Reporter TEACHERS under the firebrand Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) Friday hired street kids to blow vuvuzelas and also bang pots as they continued pressing for US dollar wages outside Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s New Government Complex offices in Central Harare. The educators from one of country’s most militant teachers unions

Neighbour in comma 5 days after knobkerrie attack over devoured crop

Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: A Victoria Falls man is still lying unconscious in hospital, five days after a neighbour attacked him with a knobkerrie accusing him of letting his cattle stray into and devouring the assailant’s maize crop. Lungisani Weza of Chidobe village is being treated for head injuries and fractured ribs at Victoria

ZAOGA Reverend in court for vandalising police vehicle

By Audience Mutema A ZAOGA reverend is among 13 Harare men who have been hauled before the Harare magistrates’ courts for allegedly attacking and vandalising a police vehicle in the city’s Central Business District (CBD). The 13 are being accused of extremely damaging the front windscreen and other parts of a police Mazda B1800 truck

Swiss foreign affairs minister Ignazio Cassis

Swiss foreign minister pledges support for Zimbabwe’s HIV/AIDS programmes

By Alois Vinga SWITZERLAND’S Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has pledged his country’s support for Zimbabwe fight against HIV and AIDS.  Cassis was in Harare for a day’s working visit on Wednesday where he toured the Newlands HIV/AIDS Clinic which was founded by Swiss national, Professor Ruedi Lüthy. The Swiss minister promised to consider the

Getting Around the City With Kids, When Formal Transit Has Collapsed

By Maureen Sigauke Getting around a major city with young children can be difficult nearly anywhere in the world, but in Zimbabwe’s capital city, those ordinary challenges are compounded by a tiered, informal transit network; high costs of getting around; rampant sexual and physical harassment from taxi and bus drivers alike; and the knowledge

Domestic violence survivors turn anti-poaching sharpshooters

CBS News Abused and disadvantaged women have become Zimbabwe’s hidden weapon against poachers who kill elephants and rhinos for their tusks and horns. The Akashinga squad, or “The Brave Ones,” is Zimbabwe’s first all-female anti-poaching team that has quickly earned a top reputation as sharpshooters. They’ve arrested 80 armed poachers in the past year. Petronella

Police arrest teachers union leaders for the third time in one month

By Staff Reporter ANTI-RIOT police on Monday arrested some nine leaders of the militant Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) during a demonstration to press for better wages at the Africa Unity Square in Harare. The union group leaders were taken to Harare Central Police Station where their fate was still to be known

Govt-owned mine to throw ex-workers out of company houses; union blasts ‘inhuman’ move

By Kwekwe Correspondent THE Zvishavane-based Sabi Gold Mine is set to evict former employees from the company premises, it has emerged. Sabi mine falls under the state-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC). Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) recently confirmed the that it had received reports that the ex-workers were facing eviction. “We

ZESA contractor electrocuted; six sustain serious injuries

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: A ZESA contractor was last Thursday electrocuted while six colleagues escaped with serious injuries after an earth cable from the pole they were installing got in contact with a live wire. Manicaland province deputy police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Chananda, said the tragic incident happened in the Hobhouse high density suburbs at

Harare introduces waste separation system to counter littering

By Leopold Munhende HARARE City Council is set to introduce a waste separation system in a bid to reduce littering and its effects within the city, officials have revealed. Speaking during council’s recent clean-up of Warren Hills cemetery, chairperson of council’s environment committee Kudzai Kadzombe said they sought to solve the litter challenge at a

New money laundering charges for rhino horn Chinese nationals

By Mat North Correspondent VICTORIA Falls: Prosecutors have said seven Chinese nationals accused of possessing rhino horn pieces may be charged with money laundering and car theft. The suspects Zeng Dengui (19), Peicon Jang (35), Liu Cheng (23), Yu Xian (25), Yong Zhu (25), Chen Zhiangfu (30) and Qui Jinchang (29 were arrested last week

Christmas horror for wife stabbed many times over infidelity

By Tonderai Saharo A Masvingo woman is battling for life in hospital after being stabbed several times on the neck and chest by her drunk husband over alleged infidelity. The woman was not mentioned when her husband, Davison Rangazvi (30) made an initial appearance at the Masvingo magistrate’s court Thursday. He was charged with attempted

Bulawayo mulls introduction of water limiters

By Staff Reporter THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is mulling over the introduction water flow limiters as part of its strategies to manage the use of the natural resource. Flow limiters/restrictors are gadgets installed on a water tap to limit the flow of water from one’s tap without reducing water pressure. The country’s second largest

Drug mule nabbed with ephedrine worth $27k at Robert Mugabe Airport

By Mary Taruvinga A 33-year-old Zimbabwean woman was on Wednesday arrested while trying to smuggle drugs worth US$30 000 via Robert Mugabe International Airport. Judith Munemo, who is currently based in South Africa, was arrested upon arrival following a tip-off by some unknown persons. She was hauled before Harare magistrate Learnmore Mapiye facing charges of

Job Sikhala

Lawyer Sikhala begs court adjournment to mourn late daughter

By Court Reporter HARARE lawyer and MDC legislator, Job Sikhala Thursday requested for trial postponement in a matter in which he is attorney for a fellow opposition MP, telling the court he was still grieving his daughter who died recently. Sikhala is representing Mount Pleasant MP, Samuel Banda who is up for allegedly presenting a

IN-DEPTH: Curious case of top doctor refused sex by wife on honeymoon night and then robbed of $500, 000 returns to court; woman reportedly vanished with another lover

By Court Reporter THE case of a leading Harare paediatrician whose then youthful wife refused him sex on their honeymoon night and then vanished with another lover after allegedly fleecing him of half a million dollars returns to the courts this Thursday. The wife, Christine Hamilton, 26, is facing four theft counts and one of