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Frank Buyanga

Buyanga tells baby mama to interact with son via Skype

By Staff Reporter BUSINESSMAN Frank Buyanga has told his ex-girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa that she can now only link up with the couple’s child via Skype due to the deadly coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. In a letter written by his UK-based lawyers Waller Pollins Goldstein, Buyanga says “it is unsafe for her to have face-to-face” meeting

Councillors call for return to rain-making rituals for waterless Bulawayo

By Bulawayo Correspondent SOME Bulawayo City councillors are advocating a return to the old traditional practice of conducting rain making rituals as a remedy to the city’s perennial water woes. The country’s second capital, which has battled water challenges for years, has seen the problem worsen because of the recent draught period. This has reduced

Rights violations trending in Zimbabwe

By Jeffrey Moyo, Ubuntu Times He now moves around with the aid of a wheelchair, himself a common feature now at a shopping center in Chitungwiza, a dormitory town in Zimbabwe, 25 kilometers south-east of Harare, the country’s capital. But, not so long ago, the 42-year old Gerald Gundani was able-bodied, often leading from the

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Coronavirus to push Zimbabwe to the brink?

Financial Mail With Zimbabwe’s health-care sector crippled by a strike by doctors and nurses, underfunding and years of general neglect, fears are growing that Covid-19 will hit the troubled country very hard. Already, the disease — confirmed in the country just two weeks ago — has claimed its first victim: Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba. At

Funeral service providers to bury sudden death bodies within 24 hours

By Ndatenda Njanike THE Zimbabwe Association of Funeral Assurers (ZAFA) has agreed that funeral parlours shall treat all bodies as COVID-19 contaminated except for road accident and homicide cases. In a statement released Wednesday, ZAFA agreed that all funeral service providers were to bury all sudden death bodies within 24 hours. There would be no

Frank Buyanga

Buyanga takes son out of Zimbabwe as custody battle rages on

By Staff Reporter THE raging child custody feud between millionaire, Frank Buyanga and his ex-girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa has taken a new twist after the businessman left the country with the minor. Buyanga left the country with the boy at a time a case filed by Muteswa was set to be heard Thursday before the High

Zim varsities manufacturing masks, gloves and hand sanitisers to beat coronavirus

Quartz Africa Zimbabwe’s spiral into economic chaos and uncertainty over the last decade has left the country with few functioning industries and an over-reliance on imports of nearly everything from food and furniture to building materials and even toothpicks. The economic upheaval and notorious hyperinflation has decimated much of the country’s manufacturing base which in

Thorngrove hospital receives donation to help fight Covid-19

By Bulawayo Correspondent FOUR local organisations Wednesday came to the rescue of Bulawayo’s Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital, which has been designated as a COVID-19 isolation centre, through donations of an assortment of goods to fight the global pandemic. Just like Harare’s Wilkins Hospital, Thorngrove desperately needs rehabilitation and modification in order to meet standards required

Over 1 600 Zimbabwe prisoners freed

By Staff Reporter UP to 1 680 prisoners were this Wednesday freed from the country’s overcrowded jails in line with a government declared amnesty on some 6 000 inmates. The release comes as prison authorities had launched an appeal with government to expedite the process as Zimbabwean jails were at a higher risk of the

Sibusiso Moyo

Sanctions impact worse during Covid-19 crisis – Minister

By Robert Tapfumaneyi FOREIGN Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo says the impact of western imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe was worse during the current COVID-19 crisis. In a statement Tuesday, Moyo said sanctions have limited government’s capacity to import test kits, medicines, face shields and other protective kits to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. He said

Chalton Hwende

MDC leadership question done deal, says Hwende

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance secretary general Chalton Hwende has insisted Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling declaring as illegitimate Nelson Chamisa’s leader was null and void, adding the MDC leadership question was long decided by the millions that voted the 42-year-old politician in the 2018 elections. In a statement he posted via social media Tuesday, Hwende

Water crisis threatens Zimbabwe’s coronavirus lockdown

AFP Buckets and jerrycans in hand or in wheelbarrows, dozens of Zimbabweans stand close to each other in a long queue, patiently waiting at a borehole in Harare’s middle-class Mabelreign suburb to collect water. While this is a daily sight, this week things are different. The water-short southern African country is starting to enforce a

Zupco leaves Kwekwe General Hospital nurses stranded as lockdown intensifies

By Staff Reporter SOME nurses at Kwekwe General Hospital were Monday made to feel the impact of a government decreed national lockdown when they failed to secure Zupco transport back home after knocking off from work. Mbizo MP, Settlement Chikwinya told NewZimbabwe.com he received calls nurses were left stranded after they knocked off duty to

Kariba dam

Vic Falls, Kariba get significant inflows

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Zambezi River Authority, which manages Kariba Dam and its catchment, says the inland lake has recorded a significant increase in water level as a result of improved inflows, although water for power generation remains generally limited. Kariba Dam is fed by Zambezi River which starts from northern Zambia and passes

Tendai Biti

WATCH: Biti says Supreme Court judgement does not concern MDC Alliance

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance deputy president Tendai Biti says Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling nullifying Nelson Chamisa’s status as party leader will not affect the operations of the main opposition. He was addressing the media at his Milton Park lawfirm on Tuesday, following the watershed moment brought by the ruling. The ruling upheld an earlier

Part of Harare's deserted CBD

IN PICTURES: Day 1 of Covid-19 lockdown in Harare

By Idah Mhetu ZIMBABWE on Monday began its 21-day lockdown declared by President Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of its measures to fight the further spread of coronavirus which has claimed one life in the country among seven confirmed cases so far. Below are some of the images captured by NewZimbabwe.com in Harare’s CBD and at

In Zimbabwe, ‘you win coronavirus or you win starvation’

AP “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted secondhand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. People in one of the world’s most devastated nations are choosing daily survival over measures to protect themselves from a virus that “might not