SA’s 40km Zimbabwe Border Fence Goes Ahead Despite Lockdown

Times Live WORK has started alongside the Beitbridge border post with construction teams building the 1.8m-high fence which will span 20km on each side of the border post between SA from Zimbabwe. Construction of the new 40km fence at the Beitbridge border post is going ahead despite the 21-day national lockdown which began on Friday.

Axed Victoria Falls mayor Somvelo Dlamini

Vic Falls Mayor Office Declared Vacant

By Matabeleland North Correspondent LOCAL Government Minister July Moyo has ordered the Victoria Falls Town Council to elect a new mayor after he declared vacant, the position following the sacking of Somvelo Dlamini as mayor and councillor by his party MDC Alliance last month. Dlamini was expelled on 24 February 2020 after he defied a

US President Donald Trump

US Pledges US$470k To Zimbabwe For COVID-19 Fight

By Anna Chibamu THE US government has pledged a US$470 000 funding to help Zimbabwe fight the spread of COVID-19. The country has recorded seven cases of coronavirus among which was one death. In a statement released Friday, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director, Stephanie Funk, said the fund would be administered

Informal Sector Employs 238 000 Workers – ZIMSTAT

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE’s informal sector only has 238 000 people formally employed, with the majority in the sector being own employers-cum-employees. This is contained in the 2019 Labour Force and Child Labour Survey (LFCLS) released by the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT) this week. “Paid employees constitute 24.5% amounting to 238 715 workers out

ZDHA President, Tawanda Zvakada (right) with Treasurer, Tapiwa Mungofa addressing the media outside Parirenyatwa Hospital

COVID-19: Harare Hospital Closed, Patients Discharged As Doctors, Nurses Down Tools In Demand Of Protective Clothing

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWEAN doctors Thursday reported that patients admitted at Harare Central Hospital have been discharged after the medical staff went on strike in protest over lack of protective clothing to prevent possible contracting of coronavirus while performing their duties. Operations at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare have also scaled down and no outpatient medical

Bulawayo Bans Sell Of Second-Hand Clothes

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE City of Bulawayo has, with immediate effect, banned the sell of second hand clothes in the city as part of a raft of measures put by the local authority to curb the spread of coronavirus. The city has also limited the number of mourners to gather at a cemetery to a

COVID-19: Doctors Urge People To Heed Govt Call To Stay Indoors

By Anna Chibamu THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has urged the public to follow government directives to stay at home to protect themselves from the coronavirus. President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently introduced a raft of measures in attempts to slow down the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has seen the country so far record

Boy Electrocuted After Stepping On ZESA Power Cables

By Staff Reporter CHIPINGE: A 15 year-old boy was electrocuted last week after he stepped on faulty Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) cables while walking from school. Police confirmed the incident. Manicaland police deputy spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda said the now deceased, Rodrick William was in company of three friends when the incident took

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

Millers donate food towards anti-Covid-19 fight

By Staff Reporter THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has pledged to donate food hampers to assist medical staff and coronavirus patients as the country braces for more cases of the deadly coronavirus. The donation was made through the country’s health ministry. In a statement Wednesday, GMAZ chair Tafadzwa Musarara also allayed fears the

Kwekwe Residents Heave A Sigh As Mother, Son Test Negative For Covid-19

By Staff Reporter Kwekwe: Residents in the gold mining Midlands city were this week kept in suspense when a local nurse and her son were being tested for the deadly coronavirus following the mother’s recent visit to Portugal. However, they were relieved Wednesday when word trickled in that the pair had tested negative from the

Water Shortages Hamper Bulawayo’s Coronavirus Fight

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo City Council’s (BCC) capacity to curb the spread of the coronavirus is being affected by water shortages amid reports that only 34.21% of water remains in council’s dams. The city has so far decommissioned two of its six dams, Upper Ncema and Umzingwane. Washing of hands with running water and

Large City Hall

Bulawayo City Buildings Operating Without Fire Alarms, Escape Routes

By Bulawayo Correspondent EMPLOYEES at some Bulawayo City Council offices are operating without the mandatory fire alarm systems, exposing occupants, visitors and property to danger in event of fire breakouts. A recent emergency preparedness report by the city has revealed that the city’s iconic town hall, Large City Hall and the city’s revenue offices were

COVID-19: Doctors, Nurses Strike Over Govt’s Failure To Provide Safety Kit

By Leopold Munhende DOCTORS and nurses in public hospitals have gone on strike following government’s failure to provide them with protective clothing and better working conditions in light of an increased threat of contracting coronavirus when dealing with patients. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president Tawanda Zvakada confirmed the development, in a letter to Health

Econet Closes Branch After Employee Interacts With Coronavirus Victim

By Alois Vinga MOBILE telecommunications giant, Econet Wireless, has been forced to close two of its customer service branches after a staff member reportedly interacted with a client that later tested positive for coronavirus. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com Business, Econet’s media relations executive, Fungayi Mandiveyi confirmed the closure of Joina City branch in Harare and the

Senior Doctors Only Ready For Coronavirus Fight If Protective Wear, Food Is Availed

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE’S doctors have informed government they were prepared to join the fight against the coronavirus outbreak only when the requisite protective personnel equipment is availed. The doctors have also demanded appropriate support in the form of food, communication and restrooms as they will also need to be quarantined once they get into

Kembo Mohadi

Mohadi Bid To Get $438k For Keeping Ex-Wife’s 500 Cattle Flops

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has dismissed with costs an application by Vice President Kembo Mohadi seeking an order compelling his ex-wife Tambudzani Muleya, to pay him $438 300 for looking after her 500 herd of cattle at his Beitbridge farm. Mohadi made the claim arguing that he had been taking care of the