Health & Community

Health & Community

5 dead as kombi hit by train; driver failed to stop at crossing

By Audience Mutema  HARARE: An arrest warrant has been issued for a kombi driver charged with causing the death of 5 passengers after he failed to stop at a railway crossing. Simbarashe Gororo, 38, recently failed to turn up for a court hearing and is believed to be on the run. Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko

Man lashes son aged 5 with electric cable for eating his sadza

By Court Reporter A HARARE man has appeared in court for allegedly with lashing his 5-year-old son with an electric cable after the tot ate his sadza. Munashe Chidongo, 30, recently appeared before Harare magistrate Learnmore Mapiye charged with ill-treating a minor. The incident occurred during the evening of December 2 last year at the

At dawn, a township road in Zimbabwe turns into a fitness club

By AFP ON a road over a railway track outside Bulawayo, about 30 people from surrounding townships go through their morning exercise routines. The wide stretch of road is a well-known gathering spot each morning from 05:00 to 07:00 for fitness enthusiasts who stretch, jog, shadow-box, plank and do squats, push-ups, sit-ups and jumps. The

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa with Zanu PF justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi at Tuku's Norton home on Thursday

PARTIES in Tuku honours scramble: Zanu PF gives national hero status; MDC responds with roads, Harare gardens

By Idah Mhetu AFTER bitter recriminations over last week’s deadly fuel price protests, Zanu PF and its MDC rivals scrambled to show sensitivity to the national mood Thursday as the party leaders joined Zimbabweans in mourning music legend Oliver Mtukudzi. The internationally recognised and celebrated cultural icon died Wednesday afternoon at Harare’s Avenues Clinic. President

Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

AP Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as “unacceptable.” Soldiers in two army trucks appeared to be targeting street vendors as they cruised Harare’s streets at nightfall. Human Rights Watch’s southern Africa director Dewa Mavhinga says uniformed

Govt rolls out urban bus system as panic grips kombi operators (more images)

By Idah Mhetu Government on Monday launched its nationwide $1 and $1.50/trip urban transport service to try and cushion commuters from high kombi fares. The move came after private commuter transport operators had hiked fares from an average $1,50 for distances of 20km and below to a maximum of $5 per trip. Kombi operators argued

Jim Kunaka

Treason accused ex-Zanu PF youth leader’s freedom bid flops

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zanu PF youth activist, Jim Kunaka, who is up on treason charges, was Monday sent to remand prison after his court bid to trash the charges flopped. Kunaka is facing charges of subverting a constitutional government after he allegedly posted messages on his social media platforms inciting the public to take

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