When charity begins next door...Chipo Mutasa

TelOne boss under fire for donating while workers starve

By Staff Reporter TELONE Managing Director Chipo Mutasa has come under fire from employees for making massive donations to the underprivileged in the country while company workers were starving. Employees with the country’s telecommunications giant said Mutasa, who is secretary to First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa’s philanthropic Angel of Hope Foundation, was neglecting workers’ welfare. “Our

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Zimbabwe: IMF hammers country already on its knees

New African Magazine Mercifully, Zimbabwe’s infection and death rates from Covid-19 are so far very low but the economy, already labouring under the effects of drought, has been hit by the lockdowns. Worse, the IMF has decided it cannot advance any of the $50bn facility to help developing countries out of this crisis to Zimbabwe.

The now deceased Paul Munakopa

MP confronts police over fatal shooting of Bulawayo man

By Bulawayo Correspondent AN MDC-Alliance legislator has called on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) and the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) to speedily institute investigations into the fatal shooting of a Bulawayo man by police. Paul Munakopa (34) was shot and killed by police in Bulawayo Saturday night following a high-speed vehicle chase.

ECHO funded GOAL Zimbabwe nutrition programme targets 243,000 under-fives

By Robert Tapfumaneyi GOAL Zimbabwe has partnered the Health and Child Care ministry in launching a lifesaving nutrition programme set to benefit a quarter of a million children under the age of five over the next 12 months. The Nutrition Emergency Response for Early Detection and Treatment (NERET) project funded by Echo will roll out

Covid-19: Council health boss urges preparation for worst-case scenario

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A local health expert has warned residents to remain on their guard despite the recent easing of the country’s lockdown to phase 2, saying the current winter period demanded more vigilance against a possible heightened spread of Covid-19. City of Mutare Health Services director, Anthony Mutara said residents should know that

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

Ramaphosa calls for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe, Sudan

Polity As the African continent commemorated Africa Day on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as chairperson of the African Union (AU) called for the “unconditional” lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe and Sudan. Ramaphosa said the continent was currently seized with fighting the coronavirus. “As we deal with the impact of this pandemic, we

Bulawayo Vendors Trained In Online Trading

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo Vendors Traders Association (BVTA) has started online trade training on its members who are into street vending and have been negatively affected by the national lockdown. Street vendors have been severely hit by the Covid-19 lockdown which started on March 20 this year. BVTA Director Michael Ndiweni said the association

African leaders

Africa Day: Zimbabweans scorn African leaders for bad governance

By Makanaka Masenyama ZIMBABWEANS have urged African leaders to up their game in terms of improving political and economic problems which have hallmarked their rule since the continent was freed from colonial oppression. This, they said in separate interviews with NewZimbabwe.com on the commemoration of the 54th Africa Day anniversary on Monday. Zimbabweans interviewed in

Money Changers Switch To One Money, ZIPIT As RBZ Enforces Restrictions On EcoCash

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: Foreign currency dealers in this eastern border city have switched to the use of the One Money mobile money platform to buy hard currency from individuals as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) piles more pressure on the more popular EcoCash. The local currency has been rapidly sliding against the US

FFAWUZ secretary-general Runesu Dzimiri

Food Sector Workers Fight For Survival While Companies Rush To Make Covid-19 Donations – Union

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE food industry workers’ union has raised concerns over how its members are living in poverty while their directors are falling over each other to make Covid-19 donations to the government. The Federation of Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAWU) secretary general, Runesu Dzimiri said an average employer in the food industry

Bulawayo City Council Replaces 6 500 Water Meters, 50KM Water Pipes

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has replaced 6 515 out of a targeted 18 000 water meters as part of the municipality’s goals to improve water and sanitation services for ratepayers. The local authority has also replaced 50 608 meters of water pipes as part of the renewal programme. The country’s second-largest

Spike In Wildlife Poaching As Poachers Take Advantage Of Lockdown Laxities

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE has realised a spike in wildlife poaching as the wildlife management authority has redirected efforts towards combating the spread of Covid-19 during the current lockdown period, a top lobby has said. The Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), a non-governmental organisation that promotes proper extraction and administration of natural resources, said

No Progress In Zimbabwe As Constitution Turns 7 – Human Rights (NGO) Forum

Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE still has a long way to go in terms of conducting its operations based on the national constitution, some seven years after citizens adopted the supreme law of the land through an overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote in a 2013 referendum. However, the milestone achievement has been blemished by increased human rights abuses and

Zimbabweans In SA Welcome New Service To Send Groceries Home

Ground Up MAIZE MEAL, cooking oil, sugar, flour, and soap are just some of the grocery items that can be sent from South Africa to relatives in Zimbabwe using a new service called Mukuru Groceries, from money transfer service, Mukuru. The service has come as a much-needed relief for many Zimbabwean families who rely on

SADC Executive Secretary Stergomena Lawrence-Tax

SADC Petitioned Over Shrinking Regional Democratic Space During Covid-19 Lockdown

By Leopold Munhende THE Southern African People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN), a non-governmental organisation representing the interests of SADC citizens, has called on the regional body to address the militarisation of the Covid-19 restrictions by member states and the shrinking of the democratic space. In a communique sent to SADC Friday, SAPSN said there was need

Frank Chikowore

Arrest, Detention Of Journalists Chikowore, Takawira Condemned

By Anna Chibamu LOCAL media and human rights organisations have strongly condemned the State over its barbaric arrest and detention of two journalists arrested who were covering the abduction and torture of three MDC youth female activists. Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira were arrested Friday on charges of contravening the lockdown restrictions before they were