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MP Anele Ndebele

MP seeks govt answers over deformity causing ART

By Anna Chibamu MAGWEGWE legislator Anele Ndebele Tuesday asked Health Minister Obadiah Moyo to bring to parliament, a ministerial statement explaining why some people on Anti-Retroviral Therapy were experiencing bodily deformities. His comments follow some testimonies by some locals taking the life-saving drug during World Aids Day commemorations in his constituency last week. “I wish

SAYWHAT executive director Jimmy Wilford

SAYWHAT launches app to enhance youth reproductive health infor

By Thandiwe Garusa LOCAL youth-based NGO, SAYWHAT has launched a mobile application, Smart Choice, which will provide critical sexual and reproductive health rights information to users. The initiative seeks to ride on growing online presence among college students, and the hunger for real-time information on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). SAYWHAT specialises in sexual

Siphiwe Nkomo

Widowed and denied justice, disabled accident victim seeks help

By Robert Tapfumaneyi WHAT started as a normal day for Siphiwe Nkomo (36) in October last year ended tragically when the Norton woman became a victim of a hit-and-run road incident that also claimed the lives of her husband and daughter. Her husband, Comas Mute and her 4-year-old (then) daughter died on the spot October

Zimbabwe warns of flooding following heavy rains

Xinhua The Zimbabwe government on Monday warned of river flooding in some parts of the country following heavy rains that started at the weekend, and urged the public particularly those close to large rivers to take extra care. The Ministry of Local Government and Public Works said in a statement that there had been incidents

Lightning strikes, kills girl (7) inside hut with seven occupants

By Staff Reporter A BOLT of lightning struck and killed a 7-year-old minor who was in the company of six adult occupants in a Silobela home. The tragic incident happened during occurred during torrential rains which pounded the Midlands province over the weekend. Silobela MP, Mthokozisa Manoki Mpofu confirmed the incident and said the tragedy

Harare college students in trouble for beating drums

By Robert Tapfumaneyi SEVEN Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) have been summoned to appear before a disciplinary committee to answer to charges of disorderly conduct after they allegedly beat drums during a demonstration over alleged mismanagement of the institution. They are Leeroy Barnete, who is the president of HIT’s Student Representative Council, Tafadzwa Mutembedza, Ashlee

Study: 48% Zimbabweans have access to electricity, a luxury in Malawi

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AT LEAST 48 percent of Zimbabweans are connected to the country’s power grid, making Zimbabwe number 25 out of 34 surveyed African countries in terms of citizen access to electricity. This is according to an Afrobarometer survey on 34 African countries. The study found that efforts to provide reliable energy among countries

Harare Magistrates’ Court oranged for solidarity with anti-gender violence

By Staff Reporter HARARE’S Rotten Row Magistrate’s Court was weekend lit in orange colour to demonstrate solidarity with an initiative to eliminate all forms of violence. Through the Spotlight Initiative – a collaboration among government, the European Union and the United Nations – the Judiciary Services Commission (JSC) said it was going to reflect on

Daring council security sells stand to two homeseekers

Matabeleland North Correspondent A Victoria Falls municipal police employee faces jail for fraud after he sold to two different people, a housing stand allocated to him by council. Council employees are entitled to housing stands at a discount, depending on grade, after serving the authority for more than two years. Obvious Nkomo, aged 31, and

AWLO Zimbabwe in call for tree planting culture among citizens

By Anna Chibamu The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) in Zimbabwe Thursday urged Zimbabweans to have a culture of planting trees to reduce the negative impact of climate change. AWLO training director Prisca Potera said due to the harsh climatic changes being experienced the world over, Zimbabweans should ‘Go Green’ so that the hazardous

Inyathi gold panners up for killing colleague

By Bulawayo Correspondent TWO Inyathi gold panners Friday appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate facing charges of murdering their colleague. Seven other gold panners from the same area also appeared before the magistrate facing public violence charges related to the murder incident. Nkosimayibongwe Sibanda (30) and Andrew Sibanda (19) appeared before magistrate Shepherd Mjanja facing a

‘Prophet’ rapes woman seeking prayers from shrine

By Staff Reporter Masvingo: A self-proclaimed prophet from Johanne Masowe church recently took advantage and raped a female congregate who had visited his shrine for prayers, a local court has heard. Solomon Kudzai (34), of Musinyarara Village, under Chief Nhema in Zaka, pleaded not guilty to rape when he appeared before Masvingo regional magistrate Dambudzo

100k urban households in urgent need of food assistance – WPF

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ATLEAST 30 percent of urban households in Zimbabwe are cereal insecure and in need of urgent food assistance with 77% of the homes living below the Food Poverty Line. This is according to a statement Friday by the World Food Programme (WFP. “Approximately 93% of the households are below the Total Consumption

Notorious Moza robber nabbed by Zim police in Manica province

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A Mozambican man who is part of an armed gang that terrorised residents of the Mutare was recently arrested by Zimbabwean detectives in his own country and brought back into the country. Ernest Chirara (34) of Bairo Manyati under Chief Chadzura, Manica in Mozambique was found in possession with property worth

RBZ governor John Mangudya

Zim to IMF: Ignore our shortcomings, focus on positives

Bloomberg Zimbabwe’s central bank has asked the International Monetary Fund to overlook the country’s shortcomings in achieving fiscal targets and allow a program to help restore the economy to run its course. Eddie Cross, a member of the monetary policy committee who attended the meetings held with the Washington-based lender’s delegation on Thursday, said policy

Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts: UN

CGTN Africa The World Food Program says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage complicates efforts to rush aid to millions of people facing severe hunger. The U.N. agency’s country director Eddie Rowe said Thursday that challenges in accessing cash have delayed aid delivery to parts of the once-prosperous southern African nation. The agency is increasing the number of