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Diaspora Insurance CEO Jeff Madzingo

Plan For Your Family Financial Security, Diaspora Insurance CEO Urges Fathers

By Anna Chibamu FOUNDER and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Diaspora Insurance, Jeff Madzingo says it was time fathers planned for their families’ financial security protection to ease the stresses often associated with sudden losses of the breadwinners. He was speaking during a Diaspora Insurance organised discussion to celebrate Fathers’ Day Saturday. Madzingo said today’s

Mutare Operating With Single Fire Tender, Ambulance

By Staff Reporter MUTARE is operating with one fire tender and a single ambulance covering a population of approximately 260 000, according to the 2012 census. This was revealed during a recent service delivery meeting by city deputy mayor Farai Bhiza. City authorities recently came under fire from ratepayers for secretly purchasing top of the

Mat North Tops Bush Toilet List

By Bulawayo Correspondent FOR many remote villages in Matabeleland North, a visitor is often greeted by human waste and an assortment of used pieces of toilet paper scattered all over immediate surroundings. Some families in the province are still used to relieving themselves in nearby bushes and open spaces due to non-availability of decent ablution

Govt Admits State Of Zim Roads, Bridges Deplorable

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT has admitted the state of roads and bridges around the country was dire and in urgent need of reconstruction after a combination of years of neglect and continuous rains experienced past months. Presenting oral evidence before parliament’s transport committee Monday, ministry permanent secretary Kudzanai Chinyanga said “several roads and bridges around

Man Bashes, Kills ‘Cheating’ Ex

By Staff Reporter A RUSAPE man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted and killed his former live-in girlfriend he was accusing of infidelity. The suspect, Shadreck Murimi (40) of Bwanya village, Chief Makoni, Rusape has since appeared before local magistrate Gift Manyika facing murder. Murimi was denied bail and remanded in custody. He was advised

Man (36) Jailed 9 Months For Bludgeoning Mother-In-Law

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent  AN ungrateful man has been jailed for nine months after striking his mother-in-law using a grass slasher for trying to restrain him from assaulting his wife. Tonderai Apetano (36) of Shackleton in Chinhoyi was sentenced to nine months imprisonment for domestic violence when he appeared before magistrate Melody Rwizi

Linda Masarira

Masarira Red Flags Child Rights Violations In Zimbabwe

By James Muonwa OPPOSITION political movement, Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Masarira has lamented the prevalence of child labour in the country’s agricultural and mining sectors. She added young girls below the age of 16 were involved in commercial sex work and others hooked on dangerous substances and drugs. Said Masarira, “It

Severe Frost Destroys Horticulture Crops In Byo

By Bulawayo Correspondent SOME Bulawayo and peri-urban farmers have lost their horticulture crops and citrus produce worth thousands of dollars to frost following a cold-spell experienced in the region over the weekend. Farmers who spoke to NewZimbabwe.com said their crops had been destroyed by severe frost which hit most parts of Matabeleland region destroying crops

Gweru Form 4 Female Student Hangs Self

By Staff Reporter A BODY of a Form 4 Gweru student was last week found hanging from the roof trusses of her Mkoba residence in a suspected suicide case. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the tragedy. “Police in Gweru are investigating a case of sudden death where a 19-year-old female was found hanging

Kenneth kaunda

ED Extends Kaunda’s Mourning By 14 Days

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the national mourning of the late former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda by another 14 days while three days have been set aside for Father Emmanuel Ribeiro. Both men died last Thursday and Mnangagwa had initially set three days for the mourning of Kaunda, which were expected to

IN PICTURES: David ‘Yogi’ Mandigora Burial

By Thandiwe Garusa DYNAMOS soccer legend David Mandigora, affectionately known as Yogi, who died last weekend was laid to rest at Glen Forest cemetery in Harare. He was 64. Scores of former soccer greats at the burial included George Shaya, Brenna Msiska, Henry Chari, Angirai Chapo, Edward Sadomba, Sunday Chidzambwa, Stewart Murisa, Alois Bunjira, Norman

High Cost Of Zimbabwe’s Cheap Solar Gear

China Dialogue Agnes Mandishora, 35, was excited about the Chinese solar equipment she’d bought in a Harare shop. She even joked about uprooting her home’s conventional electricity cables and relying entirely on solar-powered lights. But to her dismay she soon found the lamps and batteries to be “defective and impossible to return”. As with many

Golden Valley Workers Protest Over ‘Discriminatory’ Body Scan 

By Staff Reporter  WORKERS at Golden Valley Mine in Kadoma Wednesday staged a protest accusing its management of deploying security to use “discriminatory” full body scan on junior workers as they fear it will cause health challenges. The Australian-owned mine is involved in gold mining. However, Justice Chinhema, a representative of the Zimbabwe Diamond and

Heartless Mom (36) Kills Daughter To Save Marriage

By Staff Reporter A CHIPINGE woman has been by the police after she connived with her boyfriend to kill her daughter to save their relationship, which was now on the rocks. Violet Chabvukwa (36) of Charurwa village under Chief Mutema was arrested together with her boyfriend Langton Sithole (30) whom she connived with to commit

Monica Maposa carries donated food, sanitation supplies she received during a distribution at Murewa Centre UMC

United Methodist Assist 200 Vulnerable Rural Families With Food Donations

UM News COVID-19 lockdowns robbed many Zimbabweans of basic necessities for survival, with food topping the list. In response, United Methodist Women, The Nyadire Connection, and the Harare East District reached out to 800 vulnerable families with food donations and other relief. United Methodist Women gave an $8,000 grant to assist 200 of the most

Hwange Villagers Work On Restoring Wetlands

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Kasibo community in Hwange has taken a leading role in restoring wetlands in the area that used to be one of their main sources of livelihoods, but had dried up for years due to uncontrolled cultivation and livestock overgrazing. A weir, that was fed by the wetland, had also dried

Quelea Birds Wreak Havoc In Mat North

By Bulawayo Correspondent QUELEA birds are wreaking havoc in Nyamandlovu and Bubi commercial farming areas in Matabeleland North where they are feasting on ripe small grains such as sorghum. Some farmers are now spending the entire day clanging metal objects and shouting at top of their voices in a desperate bid to save their crop from the tiny marauding birds.