Health & Community

Health & Community

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

Thieving trucker ordered to pay US$52k due to employer

By Staff Reporter A Harare High Court judge has ordered a truck driver to pay a local transport company US$52 920 after he stole and sold 41 848 litres of petrol destined for a fuel company based in Ndola in Zambia. The driver, Misheck Muyambo was employed by a Zimbabwe transport company, Dharwizi Transport and

Sombre atmosphere as St Charles school cyclone victim (13) laid to rest

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: There was a sombre atmosphere here Tuesday when Munashe Jena (13), a Form One student at St. Charles Lwanga High School in Chimanimani, Manicaland province was buried at a local cemetery. Munashe is one of the two pupils at the school who died after a rock collapsed onto a dormitory

Zim transporters park their trucks as Cyclone Idai hits Beira

By Staff Reporter Chimoio: The movement of cargo between Zimbabwe and port of Beira via Forbes border post is expected to be decrease this week as most transporters have opted to park their trucks in Chimoio as a strong tropical cyclone in a decade is expected to make a landfall in Mozambique at the end

An apostolic sect prophet. Many have died at such shrines

Self styled prophet nabbed for patient’s death

By Bulawayo Correspondent A self-styled Bulawayo prophet, Senzeni Jiyane on Thursday appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate charged with causing the death of a four year old child whom he was “healing”. Jiyane appeared before Bulawayo provincial magistrate, Franklin Mkwananzi together with the child‘s mother, Lindiwe Ncube who is also facing similar charges. Magistrate Mkwananzi granted

Minister Cain Mathema

Court orders minister, cops to pay motorist for wrongful arrest

By Bulawayo Correspondent A Bulawayo High Court judge on Tuesday ordered Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema and three police officers to pay a South Africa based Zimbabwean man US$5 000 compensation following his unlawful arrest and subsequent detention on false allegations of driving a stolen South African registered car. Justice Martin Makonese ordered the minister

Strange cattle disease ravages herds, butcheries fingered in contaminated beef trade

By Anna Chibamu SOME abattoirs and butcheries are alleged to be taking advantage of an outbreak of an unknown cattle disease in some parts of the country to buy affected animals, slaughtering them and later selling the beef to unsuspecting customers in urban areas. Unusual cattle deaths have been reported in Mhondoro district, Mashonaland West,

Ex-Zanu PF youth league boss up for pointing firearm at motorist

By Bulawayo Correspondent CONTROVERSIAL former Zanu PF Bulawayo youth league executive, Davis Muhambi on Friday appeared at West Commonage magistrates’ courts accused of pointing a firearm at a motorist. Muhambi was charged under the Firearms Act. According to prosecutors, Muhambi allegedly pulled a pistol during a road rage incident following a minor accident at a