GMAZ chair Tafadzwa Musarara

GMAZ Battles With Flour Prices As Imported Wheat Costs Surge

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) says it is battling to contain local bread flour prices amid escalating costs on imported wheat. The rise in international prices has resulted in delays in import deliveries, something that has also been compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic. Millers import wheat from countries such as

Two Villagers Engaged In Bloody Fist-Fight, Jailed

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent “IT TAKES two to tango!” This was the verdict of a Chinhoyi magistrate in convicting two men for disorderly conduct following a bloody fist-fight, which landed both in the dock. The accused persons, Gideon Ganji (30) and Richman Mubaiwa (45) both reside in Gumbura Village, Chief Magonde, Kenzamba. Ganji

SeedCo International Acquires 35% Stake In Its Local Unit

By Alois Vinga LISTED seed manufacturing giant, SeedCo International Limited (SCIL) has acquired a 35% stake in its local unit, SeedCo Limited in line with new plans to buy back all shares listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE). Early this month, SCIL said the rationale for the offer was premised on a strategic response

Honde Valley School Receives Book Donation From New Zealand

wellington.govt.nz Children at a primary school in Zimbabwe are enjoying stacks of pre-loved books, thanks in part to the team at Wellington City Libraries. Wendy Jacobs, who works at Waitohi in Johnsonville, was approached early last year by a customer, who was looking to send withdrawn library books to her old primary school in Zimbabwe.

Drunk Hubby (34) Jailed After Bashing Wife For Serving Sadza, Mushrooms

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A DRUNK 34-year-old Zvimba man has been sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for beating his wife after she served him sadza and mushroom, a dish he dislikes. The accused Luckson Chimangariso of Man’ai Village in Zvimba was convicted on his own plea of guilty when he appeared Monday before

Scores Fail To Write Grade 7 Exams Due To Covid-19 Challenges

By Bulawayo Correspondent A HIGH number of Grade Seven pupils throughout the country failed to write their final examinations in 2020 due to various challenges as a result of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. Grade Seven examination markers who spoke to NewZimbabwe.com this week confirmed the number of pupils who failed to write their examinations last

David Coltart

Activists Fume As Govt Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccine To Top Officials

By Mary Taruvinga HUMAN rights and political activists have strongly condemned Monday’s announcement by government that Covid-19 vaccine will only be availed to government ministers, legislators, health workers and other top government officials. The controversial disclosure was made by the head of monitoring and evaluation in the health ministry, Robert Mudyiradima while appearing before the

Zim, Moza, Bahamas Hardest Hit By Extreme Weather Events In 2019

Forbes GLOBAL Climate Risk Index 2021 released on January 25 shows signs of escalating climate change across all continents and regions. This is the 16th edition of the annual report by Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch that analyses the extent to which countries and regions have been affected by climate-related extreme weather events such floods,

ZACC spokesperson John Makamure

ZACC Probes Lab Centres Issuing Fake Covid-19 Results

By Anna Chibamu THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is investigating several medical laboratory centres following widespread reports they were issuing fake Covid-19 certificates. The anti-corruption body spokesperson John Makamure confirmed to NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday it had received information implicating a number of laboratories for fraudulently issuing fake Covid-19 results. However, he declined to identify the laboratory

ARVs Shortage Hits Bulawayo

By Staff Reporter BULAWAYO Metropolitan has been hit by Antiretroviral (ARV) drug shortages amid revelations people living with HIV are being supplied pills on a monthly basis contrary to previous allocations of once every six months. Last year, people living with HIV/AIDS were having difficulties in accessing second line drugs from public health institutions forcing

Citizens Defy Covid-19 Lockdown – Report

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has raised alarm over the citizens’ defiance of Covid-19 reintroduced Level 4 lockdown restrictions despite an increase in cases of deaths and new infections caused by the pandemic. The Forum is a coalition comprising of 21 non-governmental human rights groups in the country. It encompasses reports

John Makamure

Report Bribe Seeking Cops, Soldiers – ZACC

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) says members of the public should report any corrupt activities by members of the police and army manning roadblocks across the country. This comes after repeated claims that the law enforcement agents were demanding cash from motorists and passengers caught on the wrong side of the law

Henry Madzorera

Ex-Health Minister Attacks Govt Over Poor Covid-19 Management

By Staff Reporter FORMER health minister Henry Madzorera has strongly criticised the government over lack of commitment in managing the Covid-19 pandemic saying new infections and deaths could only slow down when authorities were committed to their work. Madzorera was health minister during the now defunct inclusive government between 2009 and 2013. The MDC Alliance

Bulawayo Residents Arrest Bogus Cop Demanding US$1 Bribe

By Ndatenda Njanike A BULAWAYO man was Saturday arrested by members of the public after impersonating a police officer. The suspect is alleged to have approached a victim at corner Fort Street and 10th Avenue and identified himself as a police officer before demanding US$1 from him. However, members of the public nearby became suspicious

‘Citizen Participation In Pre-Budget Meetings More Crucial Post Covid-19’

By Staff Reporter CITIZEN participation in municipal and national budget consultative meetings will be more crucial post Covid-19 pandemic as more economies are shrinking and deficits will have to be funded by citizens themselves as there will be no option for governments to borrow. This came out during a Green Governance of Zimbabwe Trust (GGZT)

NPRC chairperson Selo Nare

Political Violence Victims Blast Lethargic Peace Commission

By Bulawayo Correspondent REGINA Ndlovu remains ensnared in grief and betrayal, almost 13 years after her house was burnt down in 2008 by Zanu PF supporters in St Peters on the outskirts of Bulawayo. Ndlovu’s only crime was supporting the then Morgan Tsvangirai-led opposition MDC-T. She says the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC)’s failure

Late Minister Joel Biggie Matiza

Matiza, Zimondi Declared National Heroes

By Anna Chibamu LATE Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza and former Zimbabwe prisons commander Paradzai Zimondi have been declared national heroes. Matiza and Zimondi died from Covid-19 aged 60 and 73 Friday. Zanu PF national chairperson Oppah Muchinguri relayed to the families the politburo position that the late public citizens have been conferred with the

Union leader Takavafira Zhou

Covid-19: Union Urges Teachers To Shun ZIMSEC Marking

By Mbekezeli Ncube TEACHERS around the country who usually offer services to the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) through marking exams have been urged to avoid that this time around in the interest of the safety. This was said in a statement weekend by the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) President, Takavafira Zhou. The

Young Agri-Entrepreneur Shines In Rural Zimbabwe

Xinhua While agriculture forms an integral part of Zimbabwe’s economy, many young people still think of it as back-breaking labor that offers little economic benefit. However, things are slowly changing, a growing number of young people are starting to see agriculture as a viable career option. 28-year-old Terence Maphosa is among a new generation of