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Bulawayo’s Typhoid Death Toll Rises To 13

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE typhoid death toll in Bulawayo’s high density suburb of Luveve has reached 13 with a Grade Four primary school pupil being the latest victim. Addressing journalists in Bulawayo Friday, the chairperson of the Community Action Group for Good Governance, Nikiwe Ncube Tshabalala said her organisation was concerned about the spike in

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Where’s Zimbabwe Headed?

Bloomberg AS their economy crashes, Zimbabweans are asking who’s in control. Last month, in an unprecedented press conference, military generals said they didn’t plan to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Yet weeks later, security leaders sidelined his administration to force the suspension of the stock exchange and large mobile-money transactions as the national currency plummeted. Despite being President

Never-Ending Misery For Crisis-Hit Zimbabweans

Aljazeera TAFADZWA Chakwara sits on a wooden crate, his elbow resting comfortably on a neat stack of packed onions atop his market stall. “Life is just tough now,” the 27-year-old says, taking a puff from his cigarette. “It doesn’t matter whether one has a formal job or an informal one.” In a country where unemployment

Thokozani Khupe

Khupe Expels Ex-Lover From Senate

By Alois Vinga MDC-T interim president Thokozani Khupe has been accused of using her new position to hound an ex-lover, Gideon Shoko through recalling him from the Senate. Shoko is a Bulawayo based politician and trade unionist. His expulsion has infuriated the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), which views the act as an affront

Minister Mthuli Ncube

Mthuli Ncube’s Policies A Security Threat – Senators

By Anna Chibamu FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube was Thursday told in Senate the newly introduced foreign currency exchange auction trading system was a security threat as it had added burden to long suffering Zimbabweans. The senators said the foreign currency trading system, introduced by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) last week, was unnecessary as prices of

Tafadzwa Musarara

Bread Price Reduced To $66 – GMAZ

By Ndatenda Njanike THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has announced that the price of bread will, from this Friday be reduced by 16% from $80 to $66 following a reduction in the cost of bread flour. The new development was announced Thursday by the GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara at a press conference in

Matthew Marara

US$1m Fraud Accused Harare City Council Boss Denied Bail

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Harare City Council housing director and now human resources director, Mathew Marara, facing charges of defrauding the municipality over US$1 million, will languish in remand prison after he was denied bail Thursday. Marara initially appeared in court Wednesday before Magistrate Vongai Guuriro, facing corruption charges involving the illegal sale of 150 residential stands in

Private Hospitals Charge Covid-19 Patients US$5 000 For ICU, US$60 For Tests

Timeslive PRIVATE hospitals in Zimbabwe are charging massive amounts of money – in foreign currency – for Covid-19 treatment. With government hospitals ill-equipped, and with doctors and nurses on strike, the only hope available for those needing treatment is private care – something beyond the reach of many. “Kindly be advised that all Covid patients

Old Mutual’s Share Price Dominates Zimbabwe’s Currency War

Bloomberg THE share price of one of Africa’s oldest insurers is taking center stage in Zimbabwe’s battle to bring order to its chaotic foreign-exchange system. In the latest in a series of attempts to stabilise its currency, the government wants to eradicate the Old Mutual Implied Rate. The gauge, used by domestic companies to determine

Job Sikhala

Bring It On: ‘Coup Monger’ Job Sikhala Dares Muchinguri

By Leopold Munhende OUTSPOKEN MDC Alliance deputy chairperson Job Sikhala, recently accused of spreading falsehoods on an impending coup to unseat President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has warned Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri he will not be silenced with mere threats of arrest. Muchinguri, appearing before the parliamentary portfolio committee on defence Monday, claimed the net was closing

Defiant Khupe Recalls 8 More MDC Alliance Senators

By Anna Chibamu MDC-T interim leader Thokozani Khupe Wednesday recalled eight more senators from Parliament, bringing to 21, the number of MDC Alliance MPs expelled at the behest of the trigger happy politician. Senate President Mabel Chinomona made the announcement during Wednesday’s sitting. The recalled senators are; Keresencia Chabuka (Manicaland province), Spiwe Ncube (Bulawayo), Phyllis

We Are Paupers Receiving Slave Wages – Nurses

Fin24 Zimbabwe’s largest nurses’ union has announced that its members are now incapacitated and would be unable to attend work, citing low pay that it said could no longer meet basic needs. A nurse in Zimbabwe earns an average of Z$3 000 per month (less than R1 000) at the official exchange rate. This amount,

Zimparks Spokesperson Tinashe Farawo

Zimbabwe Wildlife Parks, Restaurants Reopen

AP ZIMBABWE has reopened its national parks to the public and allowed restaurants to serve food within their premises, some relief for the country’s hospitality sector struggling from restrictions to combat the new coronavirus. The government’s decision, announced by the information minister Monica Mutsvangwa, came amid an outcry from the national parks and private safari

Arikana Chihombori-Quao

Top Diplomat’s Medical Centre Turned Into Covid-19 Isolation Facility

By Staff Reporter  THE Redcliff Municipality is speeding up the process of turning a local private health facility, Bell Medical Centre into a Covid-19 isolation location, days after the town recorded its first confirmed case. Bell Medical Centre, which stopped operations over a decade ago is owned by former African Union representative to the United States, Arikana Chihombori-Quao. The US-based Zimbabwe-born

Pressure Group Mobilises Rejection Of Covid-19 Vaccine Trials In Zimbabwe

By Bulawayo Correspondent A NEWLY established pressure group, the International Coalition Against Coronavirus (ICAC) is mobilising local citizens to reject the Covid-19 vaccine trials as they cause “unnecessary” deaths. ICAC has since lined up anti-Covid-19 vaccine trial campaigns starting next week. A representative of ICAC in Zimbabwe, Max Mkandla said the local chapter had started

Businessman Challenges Customs Act

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE businessman and the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairman, Tafadzwa Musarara is contesting the legality of the Customs Act over the payment of customs duty on imported goods which are bought by third parties. This comes after the he (Musarara) had gone through the hell of paying taxes after buying