Bulawayo City Council Hit By Rodents

By Bulawayo Correspondent MOST parts of the City of Bulawayo have been hit by an unprecedented influx of rodents and mosquitoes, which have become a nightmare to residents due to itchy bites which the parasites inflict to human beings. There is also a significant increase in rodent population after the city council suspended all rodent

Zimbabwe Importing 600MW to Cover Power Supply Gap

Construction Review ZIMBABWE is currently importing up to 600MW of electricity from regional producers in order to cover the supply deficit, caused by subdued energy generation capacity mainly by aging thermal power stations. The country is currently producing an average of about 900MW electricity daily against a demand of between 1400MW and 1500MW. Kariba Dam

The Rev. Chrispen Musuruware (left) of Hilltop United Methodist Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe, hands cornmeal and other supplies to Caroline Machini and her husband, Tawanda Ngome (in white shirt), who are both deaf. The October distribution was funded by a $5,000 Sheltering in Love grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Church Cares For Deaf Community Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

UM News THE United Methodist Church has ensured that Deaf members in Zimbabwe and Liberia have adequate resources and information to fight the coronavirus. A $5,000 Sheltering in Love grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief enabled Hilltop United Methodist Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe, to provide protective materials such as washable face masks, handwashing

Kwekwe mayor Angeline Kasipo

Kwekwe Aborts Budget Consultations As Residents Snub Meetings

By Staff Reporter THE Kwekwe City Council was this week forced to abort its consultative meetings after residents snubbed the process aimed at brainstorming and making proposals on the city’s projected 2021 budget. Mayor Angeline Kasipo called off one of the meetings in the central business district last Wednesday at an event witnessed by NewZimbabwe.com.

Accused Uncle Who Murdered Murewa Boy Seeks Bail

By Mary Taruvinga THE RITUAL murder accused Thanks Makore (56) who was arrested last week on charges of masterminding the killing of seven-year-old Tapiwa Makore Jnr last September in Murewa, has approached the High Court seeking. Thanks Makore is an uncle to the late Tapiwa. He is employed by the US Embassy in Harare and

Border Closures Boost Illegal Crossing Into SA

The Citizen DESPITE strict protocols, South Africa’s borders are as porous as ever, travellers have suggested. At the same time, cross-border traders in the informal sector have been left to resort to dangerous lengths to eke out a living from selling across the Beitbridge border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. According to Dennis Juru, president

Mthwakazi Claims Govt Unwilling To Rescue 10 Trapped Esigodini Miners

By Leopold Munhende MTHWAKAZI Republic Party (MRP) has accused the government of deliberately ignoring at least 10 miners trapped underground at Matshetshe Mine in Esigodini, Matabeleland South province. In a statement this week, the pro-secession political grouping said the government’s non-committal approach pointed to the continued marginalisation of the people in the Matabeleland region dating

State Universities’ Workers Down Tools Monday Over Poor Salaries

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE Zimbabwe State Universities Union members have vowed to down tools at all government-run varsities from next Monday citing poor working conditions and salaries. Zimbabwe has 12 state universities including; University of Zimbabwe, National University of Science and Technology, Midlands State University, Great Zimbabwe University, Gwanda State University, and Lupane State University.

Abednico Bhebhe

Bhebhe Fights Expulsion From MDC-T At High Court

By Bulawayo Correspondent MDC-T acting national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe has approached the High Court seeking a review of his expulsion from his party position last week by the national council. MDC-T interim president Thokozani Khupe suspended Bhebhe from his position on 29 October before he was expelled by the national council last Saturday. Bhebhe was,

Villagers Approach High Court Seeking Redress Over Evictions

By Bulawayo Correspondent VILLAGERS who were ordered to vacate the Anglican Church-owned Irene Farm located along the Bulawayo-Matobo road in Matabeleland South province have approached the High Court challenging their eviction. The church last week evicted nine villagers from the property following a High Court order directing them to vacate the farm. However, the villagers

Bulawayo To Licence All Informal Grocery Traders

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo City Council is reviewing its shop licensing laws with a view to regularising the operations of all informal grocery selling shops that have mushroomed in the city and collect revenue from them. Informal shops selling significantly cheap groceries are posing stiff competition to established retail outlets. Most buildings in the

Thousands Attend Chief Sinamagonde’s Burial In Binga

By Matabeleland North Correspondent BINGA: More than 2 000 villagers from across Binga district and beyond gathered for the burial of Chief Sinamagonde of Binga’s Lusulu area Wednesday. Chief Sinamagonde who had been on the throne for 37 years, died last Friday at the age of 78 at St Luke’s Hospital in neighbouring Lupane district.

Nkosilathi Nyathi

UNICEF Appoints Nkosi Nyathi (17) As Youth Climate Advocate

By Robert Tapfumaneyi UNICEF Zimbabwe has appointed Nkosilathi Nyathi (17) as a UNICEF Youth Climate Advocate to advance the climate and environment agenda in Zimbabwe and mobilise other young people to join the fight against climate change. The appointment comes as UNICEF commemorates World Children’s Day on November 20, under the theme: “Reimagining a Greener

Asambe Launches Electric Bicycle, Scooter Sharing Service

Clean Technica ASAMBE, a pan-African electric scooter, bicycle-sharing, and guided tour service company, launched its platform in Harare, Zimbabwe last week after a successful six-month pilot. Asambe is Zulu for “let’s go.” The guided tour service is targeted at high value, medium volume tourist destinations such as Victoria Falls. The public transport landscape in Zimbabwe

GMB Guards, Taxi Driver Steal US$7 000 Pfumvudza Farming Inputs

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent FOUR security guards at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot in Mhangura and a taxi driver have been convicted of stealing seed maize and other farming inputs worth US$7 000 from the company. The guards, Munyaradzi Makumbe (30), Nomatter Kavinga (27), Godfrey Chimbingu (48) and Tavengwa Hwete (27) connived

Soldier Arrested With Two Live Pangolins

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A local man together with a Zimbabwe National Army officer were arrested by police detectives from the Minerals Flora and Fauna unit after being found in possession of two live pangolins. Kelvin Nyamapfeni (39) of Dangamvura and Cuthbert Makotore (30), a soldier based at 3.1 Combat Group in Gimbok, were charged