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Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu

Covid-19: Govt to intensify enforcement of lockdown measures

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT is set to intensify enforcement on the country’s lockdown measures after cases of Covid-19 have surged in the recent past. This was announced at a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday by the acting chairperson Tourism Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu. Ndlovu reiterated the country’s lockdown and curfew measures still existed adding

MDC co-vp Tendai Biti

Thugs disrupt Biti ‘State of The Economy’ address 

By Staff Reporter THERE was drama at SAPES Trust Tuesday when a group of suspected Zanu PF activists tried to disrupt MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti’s State of The Economy address at the event. The group members are well known for belonging to Citizens Forum, a lobby group linked to the ruling party. SAPES

Ovidy Karuru

Karuru closes in Black Leopards move

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS midfielder Ovidy Karuru is closing in on a move back to the South African Premiership after being spotted at Black Leopards training where he is trying to win himself a contract. The 31-year-old Zimbabwe international has not been attached since being discarded by fellow Dstv Premiership side Stellenbosch at the end

RBZ governor John Mangudya

RBZ forex auction allotment to industry jumps to US$33 million

By Alois Vinga RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) allotments to industry Tuesday rose, further reaching a new high of US$32.9 million coupled with the official exchange rate stability. The auction first reached the peak in September this year after allotting US$31.6 million to industry. A fortnight ago, the auction reached the second highest figure of

Joe Biden

Biden to present team as Trump allows transition

BBC US President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce the first people he has chosen for his cabinet later, as the transition of power gathers pace. Many of the choices, already announced, are Mr Biden’s colleagues from his years in the Obama administration. John Kerry will be climate envoy, while foreign policy veteran Antony Blinken is

Cargo trucks delayed for over 500 days at Zim border posts

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AUDIT obtained data on goods in transit for the period 2015 to 2018 for trucks that entered the country has shown that trucks were taking up to 586 days awaiting border clearance. Delays in clearing goods in transit had resulted in some goods being illegally offloaded into the country, Mildred Chiri said

Joe Biden

US president-elect Joe Biden appoints cabinet

Mailonline President-elect Joe Biden is bringing back Secretary of State John Kerry as part of a cabinet that is high on former Obama Administration officials as well as racial and ethnic diversity. Kerry, who served as secretary of state under Obama and the Democratic Party nominee in 2004, is to be Biden’s climate czar. The

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Activist Demands Govt To Disclose Zim Total Debt

By Mary Taruvinga A HARARE lawyer, who is also a disability rights activist has approached the High Court demanding to know the total amount of debt that Zimbabwe owes to internal and external creditors. The activist, Abraham Mateta wants the information to be made public arguing that it is unlawful for government to hide the

Tabani Moyo

MISA Rubbishes ‘Façade’ Broadcasting Licencing Issuance

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has described the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ)’s issuance of six commercial television broadcasting licences as a façade as the beneficiaries have been exposed as Zanu PF sympathisers. BAZ Friday awarded six national commercial television station licences to operate in the country, breaking ZBC’s 40-year

Bushiri and wife

How the Bushiris were smuggled out of SA

IOL JOHANNESBURG: Fugitive prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, were issued with diplomatic passports bearing decoy names and applied with cosmetic facial changes before being smuggled out of South Africa in Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera’s hired jet, sources said. Several insiders in the government’s security cluster – including diplomatic and military intelligence sources, police

Satish Dhupelia

Mahatma Gandhi’s Great Grandson Dies Of Covid-19 Complications

TimesLIVE Durban community activist and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Satish Dhupelia has died, his family confirmed on Sunday. Dhupelia died of Covid-19 related complications, according to his sister, Uma. “My beloved brother has passed on after a month of illness with pneumonia, a superbug contacted in hospital and then Covid-19 also contracted while he was being

Govt Launches Home-Based Covid-19 Testing Study To Identify Hotspots

Xinhua  THE Zimbabwe government on Sunday set to roll out a nationwide community-based COVID-19 testing study which will pinpoint and inform the deployment of tailor-made responses for specified communities. This would be done as part of a number of measures to respond to a possible second wave of the pandemic, as the country has been

Zhong Jian general manager Xu (right) speaking to Mutasa South MP Regai Tsunga. In the middle is interpreter Patrick Matimbe.

Chinese Mine Exposed Under-Fire After Deaths Of Gold Panners

By Staff Reporter THE underground trapping of 10 illegal gold miners at Premier Estate in Mutasa district last week has exposed the frosty relationship between the shadowy Chinese mining company Zhong Jian and the local community. According to police, only two bodies of Sure Matamba (29) and Vincent Gundu (30) both of Premier were recovered