WATCH: Zim Student Records Rap COVID-19 Song In China – Goes Viral A ZIMBABWEAN student studying clinical medicine in China has written and recorded a rap song to encourage his fellow students to face the COVID-19 crisis with a positive mind. The song by Givenchy has since gone viral at the university and in China. His motivation to record the music, according to media reports from

Dumisani Zondi, 46, helps his new bride Thabile Ngcobo, 36, into a police van on Sunday in Nseleni, northern KZN. The couple, their pastor and 50 of their guests were arrested for contravening regulations around the 21-day lockdown

‘Police Showed Up Like We Were Murderers,’ – SA Groom Arrested For Violating Lockdown

Times Live FOR newlyweds Dumisani Zondi, 46, and Thabile Ngcobo, 36, their wedding day will forever be etched in their memories as a day to remember for all the wrong reasons. Zondi and his wife, together with the pastor who officiated their wedding and 50 of their guests, were arrested by police and soldiers on

China Reports No Covid-19 Deaths For First Time

BBC CHINA reported no coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January. The National Health Commission said it had 32 confirmed cases, down from 39 on Monday. It comes as the government is under scrutiny as to whether it is under reporting its figures. The government says more

Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 10

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE now has 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 following blood samples of a 24-year-old Harare woman who tested positive for the virus Monday. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the woman arrived in the country from the United Kingdom two weeks ago. Following an alert to assess the family, the

Boris Johnson Moved To ICU After COVID-19 Symptoms ‘Worsen’

BBC UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, a spokesman added. The prime minister, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” on Sunday.

Tiger at Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

BBC A four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The tiger, named Nadia, is believed to be the first known case of an animal infected by a human with Covid-19. The Bronx Zoo, in New York City, says the test result was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa comes face to face with citizens’ water woes

By Mary Taruvinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Sunday came face to face with the water challenges faced by ordinary Zimbabweans during his tour of Harare’s residential areas to assess the impact of a 21-day national lockdown he imposed to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Mnangagwa toured Harare’s Mabvuku, Tafara, Kuwadzana, Mufakose, Budiriro, Glenview as well as

Corona beer brewer halts production over virus

AFP THE Mexican brewer of Corona beer said Thursday it was suspending production because of the health emergency in the country over the COVID-19 pandemic. Grupo Modelo — whose brands also include Pacifico and Modelo — said the measure was in line with the Mexican government’s order to suspend all non-essential activities until April 30

Zimbabwe uses water cannons as weapons against coronavirus

Reuters Zimbabwe’s police began using water cannons on Friday to disinfect markets and bus ranks, turning instruments associated with repression into weapons against the new coronavirus. Zimbabwean police have a reputation for heavy-handed tactics against government opponents, including dispersing protesters with water. But spokesperson and assistant commissioner Paul Nyathi said the force had partnered with

Police impound fruit and vegetables during lockdown

TimesLive Police have impounded tonnes of fruit and vegetables in Zimbabwe, despite the agriculture sector being flagged as an essential service during the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown. Police launched a nationwide crackdown that has affected vendors, who constitute a huge chunk of the informal sector. Vendors and producers who spoke to TimesLIVE in Mutare — a

VP Constantino Chiwenga flies to China for treatment

WATCH: Man’s bizarre prayer, ‘Lord, bless our dirty politicians with coronavirus’

By Staff Reporter AN unidentified man is seen on a self-recorded video praying fervently to God to infect Africa’s ‘dirty’ and ‘corrupt’ leaders with coronavirus. The man accuses African leaders of building themselves expensive mansions outside their countries using taxpayers’ money at the expense of building hospitals for their poor people. While he does not

WATCH: Brave man ruthlessly axes giant snake AN unidentified man is seen ruthlessly axing a giant snake that had killed what looks like a goat. could not readily establish the origins of the video which is circulating on social media.     A man ruthlessly axes a giant snake that had killed a goat. Posted by New on Thursday,

Scores in Bulawayo arrested for violating lockdown

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo Thursday arrested scores of people who had come into the CBD to buy food as the COVID-19 lockdown entered its fourth day. Police officers rounded up anybody they found walking in the city centre. The police also manned roadblocks on all major roads leading into the city centre. At

Zupco CEO Everisto Madangwa

Zupco embarks on fumigation exercise on Harare bus termini

By Costa Nkomo PUBLIC transporter, Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has, since Monday this week, been fumigating major bus termini in Harare’s CBD in attempts to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Harare bus termini such as Copacabana have been under spotlight for poor hygiene, scenes that pose a health hazard to residents. As

Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa defiant, says court ruling will never break MDC

By Costa Nkomo DISPUTED MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed no court outcome will break the spirits of the main opposition party. This follows a Tuesday Supreme Court ruling his ascension to the helm of the MDC 2018 was done in violation of the party constitution. Chamisa muscled his way to the MDC leadership as

Nauseating!!...Jonathan Moyo

Angry reactions to Chamisa ouster

By Idah Mhetu MDC Alliance and other politicians were Tuesday left fuming over a Supreme Court judgement passed by Chief Justice Luke Malaba declaring as illegitimate, party president Nelson Chamisa’s leadership and restoring the main opposition to the hands of its former deputy president Thokozani Khupe. In his ruling, Justice Malaba upheld an earlier High

Energy Mutodi

Swallow your pride and step down, Mutodi says to Chamisa

By Staff Reporter INFORMATION deputy minister and Zanu PF MP Energy Mutodi has told ousted MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to accept his fate and allow for the holding of a fresh MDC congress using the main opposition’s 2014 structures. His comments follow a Tuesday Supreme Court ruling by Chief Justice Luke Malaba declaring Chamisa

A deserted Gweru CBD Monday morning

ROUND-UP: Zim Cities, Towns COVID-19 Lockdown

New Zimbabwe Correspondents POLICE in Bulawayo mounted roadblocks and ordered those with nothing to prove they were authorised to go to work during the 21-day national lockdown to return home. Some ZUPCO buses with carrying capacities of 76 were limiting passengers to just 30. Most people across the country Monday chose to stay at home