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Man, 20, Murders Brother Over Land Inheritance

By Tonderai Saharo A CHIREDZI man has been arrested for murdering his elder brother over a dispute on how to divide farmland left by a late brother. Masvingo police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the arrest of Tafadzwa Chimunda, 20, of Dawlish, Village 4 in Chiredzi for the murder of Concern Chimunda, 34. Mazula

Minister Perrance Shiri

Minister Orders Water Defaulters To Settle $150m ZINWA Debt

By Matabeleland North Correspondent WATER deputy minister, Douglas Karoro, has appealed to defaulters, who include government ministries, to settle a combined $150 million bill they owe Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) for water services. The deputy minister was speaking in Binga on behalf of Minister Perrance Shiri at the commissioning of a new US$2 million

Women In Mining Communities Fail To Access Contraceptives Due To Lockdown Restrictions

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MOST women living in remote mining areas are failing to access contraceptives due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, which have limited members of the public’s travel. This has placed them at the risk of having unwanted pregnancies and other sexually transmitted diseases. In most mining communities, only male condoms are available as a

Zimbabweans ‘Getting Poorer Every Day’ Amid Confusion Over Legal Tender

By Laura Angela Bagnetto The latest economic woes to hit Zimbabwe, which is grappling with 800 percent inflation, is the government’s struggle to put a cap on mobile money transactions in order to eliminate the parallel market, according to Harare-based independent economist Vince Musewe, as confusion about the currency in circulation creates added stress for residents. The

Minister Daniel Garwe

Govt To Formalise Housing Informal Settlements – Minister

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE government is redesigning all informal housing settlements in urban and peri-urban areas in a move meant to sanctify the illegal structures and give ownership to the occupiers. Informal housing settlements with no sewer and water reticulation systems, electricity and have damaged roads, have mushroomed in almost every town and city in

SA Recovers US$1. 8m Smuggled Zimbabwe Cigars, Booze In 3 Months

By Staff Reporter THE South African Revenue Authority (SARS) has seized cigarettes worth at least US$1. 8 million which was smuggled into the neighbouring country by Zimbabweans since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown in March. They have also intercepted smuggled alcohol worth US$7. 400 during the same period. South Africa banned tobacco trade as

WATCH: MDC Alliance Youths Turn Cadre’s Funeral Into An Anti-Govt Protest

By Alois Vinga HUNDREDS of MDC Alliance youths Thursday hijacked the funeral of their Mbare colleague to protest against economic decay and corruption in high government offices. The deceased, Austin Bhisikiti, was the opposition party’s Harare province secretary for communications and stayed in Mbare hostels. He was buried at the Zororo Memorial Park cemetery near Chitungwiza. Speaking

Parirenyatwa Hospital Kicks Out Striking Nurses From US$1.75 Rented Flats

By Thandiwe Garusa PARIRENYATWA Hospital has given scores of striking health workers occupying the giant medical centre’s residences three-month eviction notices. Public health workers, including nurses and doctors, have down their tools in protest over poor working conditions and low salaries. They are also demanding that government should commit itself to paying salaries in US

Bulawayo Hotel Chef Killed, 12 Injured In Binga Road Accident

By Matabeleland North Correspondent  A VEHICLE carrying Holiday Inn Bulawayo Hotel chefs overturned and killed one while 12 were injured. They were travelling from Binga where they had been contracted to provide catering services at the commissioning of a water treatment plant Wednesday. The water ministry commissioned the treatment plant Wednesday afternoon at Binga Centre

100 retail operators nabbed for not accepting Zim dollar, bond notes

Fin24 Refusing to accept the Zim dollar and bond notes as payment for goods has landed 102 Zimbabwean business owners and retail employees in trouble, with 28 of these appearing in court as the government enforces acceptance of the fast-falling local unit amid increased dollarisation of the economy. As Zimbabwe’s economy re-dollarises, some retail outlets

Hwange Power Station

ZPC Sued Over US$750k Deal Gone Wrong

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has been taken to court by a local company, Realquot Construction on allegations of failing to honour a US$750 000 contract. The failed contract was for the extension of the Hwange Power Station guest house. The aggrieved company has since approached the High Court seeking an order declaring

Enock Mutonho

Senior Zanu PF Official Sued $800 000 For Adultery

By Mary Taruvinga ONCE Zanu PF Wedza South aspiring legislator Enock Mutonho is being sued for $800 000 by a Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) officer over adultery damages. The army officer, Pedzai Nhachi caught the ruling party politician cheating with his wife, Ever Nhachi (nee) Mutukuzi. Ever is a deputy head at Tarungora-Chinyowa primary school

Zimbabweans In SA Engage ILO, COSATU Over Unpaid Covid-19 State Grants

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWEANS formally employed in South Africa have sought assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and trade unions to help them in accessing Covid-19 grants made available under the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). The South African government has availed grants to millions of its citizens who have been rendered jobless due to the

Lawyers Give City Parking 24 Hrs To Reverse New US$1 Fee

By Alois Vinga HARARE City Parking has been given a 24-hour ultimatum by a local law firm to reverse its increase in parking fees in the central business district or face legal action. City Parking announced Wednesday that it was increasing parking fees to US$1 per hour or its equivalent in local currency with effect

ZESA Disconnects Hundreds Stoneridge Residents Over Illegal Connections

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has disconnected over 100 households in Harare’s Stoneridge neighbourhood over rampant illegal power abstraction. The power utility says the blitz marks the beginning of a nationwide operation of targeting illegal power connections. ZESA argues it was losing huge amounts of money monthly due to the illegal

Vic Falls Woman Sells Out Thieving Boyfriend

By Matabeleland North Correspondent  A VICTORIA FALLS man will forever rue the day he trusted his girlfriend and told her how he was stealing from his employer after she reported her thieving lover to his bosses. Godfrey Murehwa (51) of Chinotimba suburb, who is a divorcee, was employed as a tailor at Eder Enterprises, a