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Early Recovery programme for Cyclone Idai survivors

By Staff Reporter Chimanimani: Action Aid Zimbabwe, in partnership with Jekesa Pfungwa-Vulingqondo and Simukai Child Protection Programme, is introducing an early recovery programme for Cyclone Idai survivors in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts. Reaching to over 5 000 people, Action Aid Zimbabwe is introducing interventions such as psychosocial support, and livelihood programmes in which beneficiaries are

Councillors threaten to unleash starving villagers on ‘corrupt’ GMB officials

By Kwekwe Correspondent COUNCILLORS in the Zibagwe Rural District Council (ZRDC) have threatened to mobilise villagers to invade the Kwekwe’s Grain Marketing Board (GMB) whose “corrupt” officials have allegedly frustrated their attempts to access drought relief grain on behalf of people they represent. Councillors told Kwekwe District Administrator (DA) Fortune Mupungu at a special council

Late Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java

Parliament honours late PM Tsvangirai’s daughter

By Parliamentary Reporter PARLIAMENT Tuesday took time to honour late MDC MP for Glen View South Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java who on Monday succumbed to injuries sustained in a recent car crash that also claimed two party members in Kwekwe. Resuming sitting after a two-week break, the house observed a minute of silence in honour of the

Zanu PF to vote through secret ballot

By Leopold Munhende ZANU PF has finally decided to conduct its future internal elections via a secret ballot as opposed to the show of hands method which it has employed for years. This is according to resolutions passed Monday during an extra-ordinary politburo session at the party’s Harare headquarters. Newly appointed party political commissar Victor

Consumer rights group speaks tough on price increases

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A consumer rights lobbyist has warned businesses against hiking prices of basic commodities insisting his organisation shall not hesitate to push for the withdrawal of business licences of those who have made lives difficult for ordinary people through continued prices increases. At a stakeholders meeting in Mutare recently, Philip Bvumbe, who

Energy Minister Fortune Chasi

Zimbabwe banks on South Africa’s Eskom to ease power shortages

Fin24 Zimbabwe still plans to engage with SA power utility Eskom in an effort to boost electricity imports despite the board of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) being fired last week for ‘incompetence’. Zesa is the holding company of electricity distributor ZETDC and electricity generator ZPC. Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding in mid-May due

Bond note now useless...Sekai

Gweru sex workers dollarise, receive NAC loans

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Gweru sex workers have followed the current business trend through demanding payment of their sexual services in the United States dollar as the local bond note continues to lose value every day. The city has about 5 000 registered sex workers. Speaking in separate interviews with NewZimbabwe.com during a recent media tour

Shurugwi condom champions

US dollar flaunting gold panners wrecking marriages in Shurugwi

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Shurugwi: Some free-spending illegal gold panners have reportedly contributed to marriage breakups in the Midlands mining district as they keeping luring desperate married women into sex relationships in exchange for money. Among those less amused by the phenomenon are professional sex workers themselves who accuse their new competitors of causing a drop

Man bashes wife for falling pregnant without his approval

Staff Reporter A 42-year-old Gutu man went berserk recently and assaulted his wife for falling pregnant without his approval, a local court has heard. John Mubaiwa from Mufutirwa village under Chief Makore in Gutu pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges when he appeared before Magistrate Victor Mohamadi. Asked why he committed the offence, Mubaiwa told

Mutare man fined for wedding second wife

By Staff Reporter A Mutare man was recently fined $300 by a local magistrate after he was convicted of wedding a second wife without formally dissolving his first marriage through the Registrar`s Office. Tawanda Jeremiah Tuso (45) pleaded guilty to bigamy when he appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe who dissolved the second marriage. Prosecutors told

Nurse gets 12 months imprisonment for forging certificates

Bulawayo Correspondent A Harare based nurse who was employed at the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBC) was on Thursday sentenced to 12 months in prison for forging certificates. Bulawayo regional magistrate, Lesigo Ngwenya found Rutendo Matope guilty of the offence. He suspended two years and substituted the remaining 10 months for 350 hours of community service

Zim murder suspect, girlfriend nabbed for Mbanje peddling in Botswana

By Staff Reporter A Zimbabwean murder suspect and his girlfriend were arrested in Gaborone, Botswana Thursday after they were found with 50 sachets of mbanje they were peddling at a bus rank. Reports from Botswana say Bloodwell Muchabaiwa (40) and his partner, Nomsa Mamboininga (44) were nabbed at the Gaborone Bus Rank selling the illegal

Ministers Joel Matiza (Transport) and Ndlovu (right) during the clean-up campaign

Images: Minister urges police, council to enforce anti-littering laws

By Idah Mhetu MINISTER of State in the Office of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Evelyn Ndlovu Friday urged police and Harare city authorities to intensify their efforts towards enforcing laws aimed at preventing littering. Ndlovu was guest of honour at a Ministry of Transport clean-up campaign in Harare. “My remarks will be incomplete if I

Farai Maguwu

Chiadzwa killings will not deter more invasions, says Maguwu

By Staff Reporter Mutare: Government should create space for artisanal miners and allow them to operate legally and ensure diamonds are sold to the State as a measure to stop the continued invasion of the diamond fields, a top environmental activist has said. Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) director Farai Maguwu said given the

Presidential Guard soldier up for carjacking

Bulawayo Correspondent A 35-year-old soldier stationed at the Presidential Guard headquarters in Harare, appeared in court in Bulawayo Thursday facing charges of robbery and carjacking. Togara appeared before magistrate Franklin Mkhwananzi at Tredgold Building and was remanded in custody to 20 June this year. State prosecutor Nkathazo Dlodlo told court that on the 21st of

President Mnangagwa with Chinese president Xi Jinping

Wildlife activists outraged as Mnangagwa offers parks land to Chinese

The Epoch Times Wildlife and environment activists are expressing outrage that the Zimbabwean government is offering land in national wildlife parks to Chinese investors for the construction of golf courses. In May, President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a group of more than 300 Chinese businesspeople and investors who were on a five-day visit to Zimbabwe that