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Health & Community

US ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols

US farmers for Zim to impart knowledge

By Staff Reporter CHIMANIMANI- A group of farmers, from United States will be coming to Zimbabwe for a knowledge sharing project that will see local farmers benefitting through learning modern farming technology from their counterparts. This was revealed by US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nichols during a tour of Nemaramba Solar Powered Irrigation Scheme in

Murambinda man slaps colleague to death

By Staff Reporter Buhera: A Murambinda man was slapped to death by a colleague he had accused of having an extra marital affair with a married woman. Police confirmed the incident, saying the suspect, Takesure Urayayi of Ngudu village under Chief Nyasha handed himself over to police after the bizarre incident. Manicaland province deputy police

Infant drowns in 20-litre bucket while trying to retrieve a toy

By Staff Reporter HEADLANDS – An 11 months-old infant drowned in a 20 litre bucket of water while trying to retrieve his toy, police have confirmed. Manicaland province police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said the now deceased, Lashley Mawarira last week, at around 1000 hours, was playing with his toys at his parents’ homestead. His

Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi (right) chatting to Public Service Minister Sekai Nzenza

Corruption accused Bindura area prosecutor promoted

By Staff Reporter AN angry Bindura resident has put up a fight to have Bindura area prosecutor Garudzo Ziyadhuma investigated for corruptly declining prosecution in a case he has handled, been promoted. To his chagrin, the resident, Caiphas Makuwe has actually seen Ziyadhuma promoted despite his claims of corruption. Makuwe told NewZimbabwe.com that he had

Chief Ndiweni solidarity demo in Bulawayo

Bulawayo Correspondent PUBLIC solidarity with Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni continued Friday with a group of Bulawayo residents congregating at the statue of iconic ex-State Vice President Joshua Nkomo to show support for the defiant traditional leader. Chief Ndiweni torched a storm recently when he said the West and the US should maintain their sanctions on

Bees are known to kill human beings

Bees sting 100 year-old man to death

By Mashonaland East Correspondent A 100 year-old Murewa man was recently stung to death by a swarm of bees while walking home in a bush. Police have confirmed the sudden death of Daud Chiwalo of Chitemere Village after bees attacked him around midday. According to the police, Munashe Mupezeni (15) from the same village, came

Emergency aid to animals in Cyclone hit areas

By Staff Reporter Chimanimani: While nearly all Cyclone Idai relief efforts have been directed at humans, a local animal rights organisation has moved to provide emergency aid to animals affected by the disaster, which ravaged parts of Manicaland province last month, causing massive death to humans and animals. The most affected places were Chimanimani and

File Pic: Most areas in rural Zimbabwe are facing serious food shortages after a crippling drought

No one will starve: Mnangagwa assures drought-stricken villagers

By Audience Mutema PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, has assured villagers in drought-stricken areas that the country has enough food to sustain them for the coming season. Zimbabwe has been hit by a ravaging drought, after an unusual February dry spell, that left most crops a complete write-off. At least 7 million Zimbabweans, according to international humanitarian

Zim lags behind on voluntary male circumcision – report

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE currently has one of the poorest voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) coverage rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with 14.3 per cent of men aged 15-49 circumcised as of 2017. This is according to the UNAIDS Zimbabwe HIV and Women report released last week. According to the report, this is despite Zimbabwe being

The MDC still in control of Chitungwiza

Lovemore Maiko elected Chitungwiza mayor

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION MDC councilor Lovemore Maiko was Wednesday elected as the mayor of Chitungwiza Town after beating Kiven Mutimbanyoka of Zanu PF. He will be deputised by Musa Makweza also of the MDC. Maiko polled 16 votes against Mutimbanyoka’s seven. The fresh election was held following the resignation of Gift Tsverere as mayor

Zimbabwe's elephant population has become unsustainable

Zimparks petitioned over human-wildlife conflict

By Bulawayo Correspondent VILLAGERS in Matabeleland North’s Binga district have petitioned the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) to set up a fund to compensate them for human losses and property damages resulting from human-animal conflict. The Binga District Residents Association (BIDRA) last week wrote a petition to ZimParks demanding the protection of their lives

Cyclone Idai: 700 homes destroyed in Chikomba

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Chivhu: A total of 700 families in Chikomba district had their homes destroyed by Cyclone Idai last weekend following heavy rains and storms that pounded the area. This was announced on Friday by the Chikomba district council chairperson, Israel Dikinya while updating Chivhu residents on the aftermath of the disaster that