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Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Sends Get Well Message To UK PM Boris Johnson

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message wishing UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson a speedy recovery and return to good health. Johnson was Monday moved into intensive care after his COVID-19 symptoms “worsened”. He was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” Sunday. In a Twitter message Tuesday, Mnangagwa wrote: “On

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Currency Shortage To Worsen As COVID-19 Upends Tobacco Season

Bloomberg Zimbabwe’s severe shortage of U.S. dollars is set to worsen as the coronavirus threatens the start of sales of tobacco, its second-biggest source of foreign exchange. “It’s the cash flow that’s the biggest concern for everyone,” Ben Gilpin, executive director of the Commercial Farmers Union, said by phone from the capital, Harare, on Tuesday.

Douglas Mwonzora

Chamisa’s Faction Denies Mwonzora Has Taken Over Harvest House

By Staff Reporter THE MDC faction led by embattled politician, Nelson Chamisa, has dispelled as rumours, reports that Douglas Mwonzora and his cohorts had on Monday taken control of Harvest House, also known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (MRT). Mwonzora confirmed to the media Monday that he was in firm control of the opposition party’s

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House

Mwonzora Locks Up MDC’s Harvest House 

By Staff Reporter MDC-T’s Douglas Mwonzora has claimed to have taken charge of the opposition party’s affairs as the secretary general and Monday afternoon locked up the party’s headquarters, Harvest House also known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (MRT) House. This followed a Supreme Court ruling that declared Thokozani Khupe the legitimate leader of the opposition

Mawell Shumba

Former Tsvangirai Aide Attacks MDC Officials For Resisting Supreme Court Ruling

By Staff Reporter MAXWELL Shumba, a former chief strategist to the now late MDC founding president, Morgan Tsvangirai, has labelled senior MDC Alliance officials and their supporters a disappointment for dismissing a recent Supreme Court ruling declaring Nelson Chamisa’s leadership of the main opposition as illegitimate. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that MDC should

Part of the dilapidated Thorngrove hospital

Covid-19: Parties, Civic Groups Demand Thorngrove Upgrade

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLITICAL parties and civic organisations in Bulawayo have blasted government for failing to release funds towards the upgrade of Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital so it could handle coronavirus cases in and outside the city. Local Government Minister July Moyo Saturday announced that all COVID-19 patients in the country’s second largest city would

Zim Police Accused Of Assaulting Journalists During Lockdown

AFP FREELANCE journalist Panashe Makufa “was beaten up by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police” in Harare’s Kuwadzana township “while undertaking his professional duties,” the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe office said. Makufa told the media rights watchdog he was taking pictures Sunday of police as they dispersed people to enforce a stay-at-home

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Directs Money Transfer Agencies To Reopen

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has directed that Money Transfer Agencies (MTA) must reopen with immediate effect to address cash challenges as more people now depend of outside remittances after the closure of the informal sector during the 21 day national lockdown. “In view of the ongoing COVID-19-related national lockdown, and following concerns from

COVID: 19 Threatens 20 Million Jobs In Africa: Study

AFP MILLIONS of lost jobs, mounting debt woes and plunging remittances are among the economic hardships African countries can expect because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Union said in a study published Monday. “Nearly 20 million jobs, both in the formal and informal sectors, are threatened with destruction on the continent if the situation

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

Covid-19: Millers release more maize stocks, pledge support for health care workers

By Staff Reporter THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has released 40 000 tonnes of maize initially reserved for non-essential services to help alleviate the shortage of the staple during the current government imposed 21-day national lockdown period. This comes as attempts to observe the social distancing requirement to avoid the spread of coronavirus

Zanu PF hijacks subsidised mealie-meal facility

By Bulawayo Correspondent PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF has been accused of hijacking a government subsided mealie-meal facility and distributing the staple at selected shops and supermarkets in Bulawayo. Millers are buying grain from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) at a government subsidised price of $242 per tonne. As such, milling beneficiaries of the facility

Minister July Moyo

Bulawayo to take Covid-19 patients to Harare

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO is set to refer Covid-19 patients to Harare’s Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital as the council run Thorngrove Hospital has no capacity to handle the cases. This was revealed Saturday by Local Government Minister July Moyo while addressing journalists in the city. Bulawayo is yet to confirm a single case of coronavirus

Free spirit...Nigerian actress Funke Akindele

WATCH: Popular Nigerian actress under fire for throwing birthday bash during Covid-19 lockdown

BBC Prominent Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been widely criticised for holding a party during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus. The party in her Lagos mansion was held to celebrate the birthday of her husband, producer JJC Skillz. Akindele has appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to raise awareness about coronavirus.

African leaders plead for debt recess as continent fights Covid-19

By Leopold Munhende AFRICAN leaders have called on international financiers who include World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to either defer payment of debt or immediately suspend interest on loans as countries find themselves channelling unbudgeted resources towards fighting the Covid-19 scourge. This was agreed upon in a teleconference meeting of the African Union

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

COVID-19: Government decentralises operations

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT has begun decentralising health care operations in anticipation of more cases of COVID-19 in the upcoming winter season, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday. The President said more tests were being conducted in several established centres in most major hospitals. He was speaking in his state of the nation address in