AWLO Zimbabwe in call for tree planting culture among citizens

By Anna Chibamu The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) in Zimbabwe Thursday urged Zimbabweans to have a culture of planting trees to reduce the negative impact of climate change. AWLO training director Prisca Potera said due to the harsh climatic changes being experienced the world over, Zimbabweans should ‘Go Green’ so that the hazardous

Inyathi gold panners up for killing colleague

By Bulawayo Correspondent TWO Inyathi gold panners Friday appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate facing charges of murdering their colleague. Seven other gold panners from the same area also appeared before the magistrate facing public violence charges related to the murder incident. Nkosimayibongwe Sibanda (30) and Andrew Sibanda (19) appeared before magistrate Shepherd Mjanja facing a

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

‘Prophet’ rapes woman seeking prayers from shrine

By Staff Reporter Masvingo: A self-proclaimed prophet from Johanne Masowe church recently took advantage and raped a female congregate who had visited his shrine for prayers, a local court has heard. Solomon Kudzai (34), of Musinyarara Village, under Chief Nhema in Zaka, pleaded not guilty to rape when he appeared before Masvingo regional magistrate Dambudzo

100k urban households in urgent need of food assistance – WPF

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ATLEAST 30 percent of urban households in Zimbabwe are cereal insecure and in need of urgent food assistance with 77% of the homes living below the Food Poverty Line. This is according to a statement Friday by the World Food Programme (WFP. “Approximately 93% of the households are below the Total Consumption

Notorious Moza robber nabbed by Zim police in Manica province

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A Mozambican man who is part of an armed gang that terrorised residents of the Mutare was recently arrested by Zimbabwean detectives in his own country and brought back into the country. Ernest Chirara (34) of Bairo Manyati under Chief Chadzura, Manica in Mozambique was found in possession with property worth

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

RBZ governor John Mangudya

Zim to IMF: Ignore our shortcomings, focus on positives

Bloomberg Zimbabwe’s central bank has asked the International Monetary Fund to overlook the country’s shortcomings in achieving fiscal targets and allow a program to help restore the economy to run its course. Eddie Cross, a member of the monetary policy committee who attended the meetings held with the Washington-based lender’s delegation on Thursday, said policy

Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts: UN

CGTN Africa The World Food Program says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage complicates efforts to rush aid to millions of people facing severe hunger. The U.N. agency’s country director Eddie Rowe said Thursday that challenges in accessing cash have delayed aid delivery to parts of the once-prosperous southern African nation. The agency is increasing the number of

Militia beheads 16 people in new DRC massacre: civil society

AFP Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources said on Friday. Three more civilians were wounded in Beni town by an explosive device on Thursday night, an official source said, in a new tactic in a region beset by

GMAZ chair Tafadzwa Musarara

Millers welcome new govt grain subsidy

By Thandiwe Garusa ZIMBABWEAN millers have welcomed government’s decision to restore grain subsidies with their umbrella group, Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) saying the move would ensure a “win-win” situation for both the cereal processors and ordinary consumers. Reacting to the development Thursday, GMAZ chair Tafadzwa Musarara hailed the move. “Grain Millers welcomes the

Ambitious...Saviour Kasukuwere

Tyson launches bid for Mnangagwa 2023 challenge

By Bulawayo Correspondent EXILED former cabinet minister and Zanu PF top official, Saviour Kasukuwere could be well on course for a surprise bounce back into local politics sooner rather than later after a group of followers Thursday staged a visibility show in Bulawayo to try and drum up support for the once influential politician. The

ZPP director Jestina Mukoko

ZPP urges govt to dump inflexible stance and confront crisis

By Anna Chibamu THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has denounced government’s apparent failure to remedy a fast deteriorating economic crisis that has driven the country to the edge, urging quick solutions to the situation. In a statement Thursday, ZPP called on the Emmerson Mnangagwa led administration to abandon its inflexible stance and engage locals for