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
ANA CAPE TOWN: The African Child Policy Forum on Friday launched its sixth edition of The African Report on Child Wellbeing, which provides a comprehensive and continental review and analysis on the state of girls in Africa. According to the report, Africa is home to 308 million girls under 18 years of age. Of these,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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
By Staff Reporter CHILDREN of ZPRA/ZAPU Veterans (COZZ) have launched a campaign to raise US$5 000 to help the elderly, sick, and destitute PF- ZPRA/ZAPU veterans during the coming festive season. A GoFundMe campaign has since been launched and by Thursday morning at least US$487 had been raised. “Descendants of liberation struggle activists have launched
Xinhua THE Zimbabwean government has earmarked the mining sector to reach a 12 billion U.S. dollar market value by 2023, with gold expected to fuel the ambitious mining sector growth. Speaking on Wednesday during a tour of Shamva Gold Mine, about 70 km outside Harare, Minister of Mines and Mining Development Winston Chitando expressed confidence
Daily Maverick FOUR Zimbabwe dams have been earmarked for provision of water to the Musina-Makhado SEZ, the R145bn industrial project on the banks of the Limpopo that’s expected to include its own 3,300MW coal-fired power station. In the context of food insecurity and climate change-induced drought, the loss of water from these dams will make
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
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
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