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Energy Minister Fortune Chasi

Chasi: Zim power imports not yet affected by Eskom crisis

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE’s power supply situation has not yet been affected by an ongoing electricity crisis that has hit South Africa’s power generator, Eskom, a key supplier of the critical resource to the troubled country. The crisis in the neighbouring country has heightened fears this could have negative effects on Zimbabwe. But speaking at

GMAZ Public Relations Manager Garikai Chaunza

Zim millers start receiving grain after GMB lifts sales embargo

By Thandiwe Garusa ZIMBABWEAN millers started receiving grain from their Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots after the national grain agent reversed its suspension on maize sales Tuesday. This was confirmed in a statement by Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) Public Relations Manager Garikai Chaunza who described the process as cumbersome. “Millers started receiving the

UK donates £54 million for food, anti-cholera strategies

By Anna Chibamu BRITAIN has donated £49 million towards food security in Zimbabwe and a further £5 million towards efforts to combat cholera outbreaks in its troubled former colony. British ambassador to Zimbabwe, Melanie Robinson said Monday the donation was out of concern over the deepening humanitarian situation in the country. She had just paid

Zanu PF provinces endorse Mnangagwa as 2023 presidential candidate

Xinhua Provincial leaderships of Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF have begun endorsing President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the party’s sole candidate for the next presidential elections in 2023. On Monday, Mnangagwa has so far received endorsement from Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Bulawayo and Mashonaland Central provinces, ahead of the party’s annual conference to run from Dec.11-16 in

SAA may only get 5% of the $60m owed by Zimbabwe

Business Report South African Airways, the national airline that’s entered a form of bankruptcy protection, may only be offered 5% of the $60 million that its owed by neighboring Zimbabwe in funds from ticket sales and hasn’t been able to extract from the country. The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee plans to “reject the majority

Harare schoolteacher caught up in August 1 shootings sues army for over 400k

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A Harare schoolteacher has taken the Justice Minister and the army commander to court to pursue over $400 000 in terms of damages for injuries suffered when he got shot by soldiers during the August 1, 2018 post-election violence in Harare. Loveday Munetsi was shot on the right buttock when government deployed

Zim doctors blast govt hospital privatisation bid

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN doctors say they were against the implementation of the Public Private Partnerships on the country’s public health sector, describing the model as privatising public health institutions to the disadvantage of the poor majority. Senior doctors said the system was not a viable one as it would mean higher medical costs which

Mpilo charging consultation fees for undelivered services

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO’S Mpilo hospital has angered patients through charging them consultation fees when they were still not receiving any medical services due to the ongoing strike action by doctors. Some patients and relatives who spoke to expressed their disappointment over the unpopular move by the government hospital. “My son was referred at

55% Norton residents food insecure – report

By Staff Reporter AT LEAST 55% of Norton residents have been reported to be food insecure and in urgent need of assistance to avert severe hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) has announced. In an analysis of the food security situation in Zimbabwe, Norton was flagged as the most affected urban town with the highest

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Doctors strike: Govt admits crisis has brought massive ruin

By Paidashe Mandivengerei FOUR of Zimbabwe’s five central hospitals are operating below half their normal capacity following a crippling strike that has gone on for more than three months by junior doctors, government has said. Only Chitungwiza central hospital is operating at above 39% capacity. In September, junior doctors downed tools demanding better salaries and

Temba Mliswa

Mliswa urges ban in the carrying of machetes

By Anna Chibamu INDEPENDENT MP for Norton, Temba Mliswa says government must ban the carrying of machetes which have been used by illegal mining gangs to hack down each other and other citizens with nothing to do with the wars. Mliswa was speaking in parliament on Thursday. The outspoken legislator condemned government for its propensity

Ravi Jaipurira at official opening the second phase of Varun Beverages’ plant by President Emmerson Mnangagwa (seated left)

Pepsi empowers 22 000 locals

By Thandiwe Garusa INDIAN soft drinks manufacturer, Varun Beverages has employed more than 22 000 locals. Currently, Pepsi, Miranda and Mountain Dew soft drinks produced by Varun are the most trending and cheaper soft drinks on the market. Speaking at the official launch of Pepsi plant in Harare on Friday, Chairman for Varun Beverages, Ravi