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Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe challenges truck grab case

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER President, Robert Mugabe’s widow, Grace has challenged the case in which she and her late husband are being accused of confiscating a truck belonging to Sun Marine Shipping (Private) Limited after chasing away its driver. The incident allegedly occurred back in 2014 when Mugabe was still in power and soon after

Minister Obadiah Moyo with delegates from UAE and Estonia touring Harare Hospital

UAE, Estonian experts deal seeks to computerise Zim public hospitals

By Idah Mhetu THE United Arab Emirates government, in partnership with Estonian e-Health experts, has unveiled a hospital computerisation programme that seeks to improve operations within Zimbabwean public health institutions with Sally Mugabe Hospital (formerly Harare Central Hospital) set to anchor the pilot project. Speaking during a tour of the hospital by Health Minister Obadiah

Zimbabwe’s national grain stocks dwindle

Xinhua Zimbabwe’s Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) is down to below 100,000 tons of the staple maize from the mandatory 500, 000 tons following a drought last year, a cabinet minister said Wednesday. Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri said the SGR was depleting, state news agency New Ziana reported. “As things stand,

Saviour Kasukuwere

Kasukuwere Mazowe farm seized by govt

By Leopold Munhende GOVERNMENT has repossessed exiled former Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere’s Mazowe farm in Mashonaland Central province for “downsizing and re-planning purposes”. Kasukuwere, also a former Cabinet Minister, was part of Zanu PF’s G40 faction that was against then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ambitions to replace the now late President Robert

Strive Masiyiwa

Striking Zim doctors warm up to Masiyiwa cash token

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE’S unsettled junior doctors have finally accepted to be part of Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa training fellowship offer in which the mobile telecoms mogul last year set up a $100 million fund which sought to grant $5 000 each to 2 000 junior and senior doctors employed by government on top of

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

Zim millers import 100 000 tonnes grain from Brazil

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has acquired 100 000 tonnes of maize from South Africa and Brazil with the first consignment of the staple starting to trickle into the country early next week. Speaking to journalists soon after meeting various stakeholders in Bulawayo Tuesday, GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara said the

Under-Equipped Zim doctors stop performing major surgeries

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SENIOR public hospital doctors Monday said they will not be performing complex surgeries on patients until medical equipment is availed to them. Senior doctors downed tools in November last year in solidarity with their junior colleagues who had gone for almost three months on strike while demanding improved wages and working conditions.

No sloganeering, toy toying, police say to MDC ahead of Chamisa rally

. By Staff Reporter POLICE have barred MDC from sloganeering and toy toying during this Tuesday’s State Of the Nation Address (SONA) by party president Nelson Chamisa. The mini rally is slated for Mbare’s Stodart Grounds, Harare. According to a police clearance letter sent to the party, MDC has been told not to chant any

Acting President Constantino Chiwenga

Acting President urges road caution as he mourns 16 bus accident victims

By Idah Mhetu ACTING President Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabwean motorists and public transport operators to be mindful of their passengers’ safety as the carnage on the country’s roads continues. In a statement Monday, the country’s substantive VP expressed his condolences to the families of 16 passengers killed Saturday when a General Bande bus collided

Nelson Chamisa

Tensions High Ahead Of Chamisa’s Agenda 2020 Address

By Anna Chibamu TENSIONS are high in Harare ahead of MDC President Nelson Chamisa launch of the party’s State of the Nation Agenda (SONA) 2020 road-map in the highly volatile suburb of Mbare. Last week, police barred Chamisa from holding the launch at Mai Musodzi Hall also in Mbare claiming they were busy with the

Sibusiso Moyo

Khupe, Foreign Minister Moyo Discuss Sanctions Removal

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC-T President Thokozani Khupe Sunday met Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo in Harare where the two politicians jointly condemned sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and the US while calling for their immediate removal. Khupe met Moyo in her capacity as the chairperson of the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) International Re-engagement

A woman shows part of her harvest of Mopane worms along the Solusi-Bulawayo Road

Rush For Mopane Worms As Meat Prices Soar

By Bulawayo Correspondent THERE is an unprecedented rush for Mopane worms in Solusi and Khami on the outskirts of Bulawayo as high meat prices force consumers to look for alternative sources. However, the rush is also causing serious environmental damage and over exploitation of the insects, a development which experts believe could lead to either their extinction