Workers flee Chinese boss on surprise return from holiday in home country

By Ndatenda Njanike WORKERS at a cement manufacturing company in Kwekwe reportedly scurried for cover and later refused to enter the firm’s premises when they reported to work to find their Chinese boss had returned from a three month holiday from his Asian home country. The Lifetouch Investment employees were forced into an unplanned industrial

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Zimbabwe records first confirmed case of Coronavirus, minister appeals for public calm

By Idah Mhetu ZIMBABWE has recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus. Health minister Obadiah Moyo made the shock announcement on state television Friday. Moyo said the patient diagnosed with the dreaded disease lives in Victoria Falls and had travelled to the United Kingdom where he presumably got infected. “The National Microbiology Reference Laboratory at

Covid-19 scare: Zim prisons urge speedy release of 6 000 amnesty candidates

By Ndatenda Njanike PRISON authorities in Zimbabwe have called on government to speed up its release on prisoners through a promised amnesty to try and minimise the impact of a possible coronavirus outbreak and spread within the country’s prison population. Government announced recently it was going to set free, up to 6 000 prisoners under

SA erects fence on Zimbabwe border as coronavirus measure

TimesLive A new 40km fence will be erected at the Beitbridge border post as one of the emergency measures that the government is implementing to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in SA. Public works and infrastructure minister Patricia de Lille said the 1.8m-high fence would span 20km on each side of the border post, separating

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa, Muchinguri mum on coronavirus mischief

By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri Thursday chose to ignore a public outcry sparked by two incidents in which the top politicians were viewed as violating the spirit of the current coronavirus fight. Mnangagwa on Wednesday addressed thousands of Zanu PF supporters at a Nyanga rally, less than 24

MP Joana Mamombe

WATCH: MDC MP says Mthuli Ncube must be tested for coronavirus

By Staff Reporter MDC legislator Joana Mamombe says Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube must be tested for coronavirus after his recent visit to Norway, a country that has recorded over 1 600 cases of the disease and six deaths. The Harare West MP was speaking in Parliament Wednesday during the question and answer session where the

President Ramaphosa and EFF leader Malema

WATCH: Ramaphosa, Malema avoid handshake during joint coronavirus briefing SOUTH African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema recently avoided a handshake in fear of Coronavirus. Ramaphosa and Malema were addressing a joint press briefing on Coronavirus in which South Africa has recorded more than 116 cases. During the press briefing, Malema told businesses institutions not to take advantage of

File image - President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressing a rally

ED defies own ban on gatherings, addresses ‘thousands’ in Nyanga rally

By Staff Reporter HARDLY 24 hours after banning all public gatherings as part of government efforts to protect the nation from a possible coronavirus outbreak, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was Wednesday caught offside when he addressed “thousands” of Zanu PF supporters who gathered in Nyanga’s Nyamaropa area for his rally. Mnangagwa Tuesday announced a raft of

Idris Elba

Hollywood star tests positive to coronavirus

By Munashe Makuwe HOLLYWOOD star Idris Elba took to his Twitter handle to let the world know that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. “This morning I tested positive for Coved 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my positive exposure to

Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri

Coronavirus: Meant To Punish West For Sanctions On Zim – Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri

Times Lives Zimbabwe’s minister of defence, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, claims the coronavirus was unleashed by God to deal with US President Donald Trump and other Western countries for imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe. Speaking on Saturday at a Zanu-PF meeting, as the party’s chairperson, Muchinguri-Kashiri said: “Coronavirus is the work of God punishing countries that imposed sanctions

Nelson Chamisa

WATCH: Equip Doctors To Be On High Alert For Coronavirus – Chamisa

Leopold Munhende OPPOSITION MDC president, Nelson Chamisa has called on the government to equip doctors to be on high alert for any coronavirus outbreak if it is serious in fighting the pandemic. In a video posted on his social media platforms at the weekend, Chamisa said Zimbabwe’s health institutions are not capable of handling a full

Philip Mataranyika, Nyaradzo Group of Companies CEO, right, receiving his prize from CBZ CEO, Blessing Mudavanhu after competing in the CBZ Marathon race

In Pictures: CBZ Second Marathon Race

By Idah Mhetu THE CBZ Marathon 2020 edition saw at least 2 000 runners take part in the competition at Old Georgians Sports Club in Harare last Sunday. Athletes took part in the 5km and the main 42.2km race. Seasoned athlete Jonathan Chinyoka won the men’s race while Olivia Chitate successfully defended her title by

Eswatini Reports First Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus

Eyewitness News THE health ministry in eSwatini (Swaziland) has reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the small, land-locked country. A 33-year-old woman, who returned from the United States at the end of last month and then travelled to Lesotho before going back home to eSwatini, is currently in isolation. Eswatini is the latest

SAA flight lands in Polokwane with 146 South Africans onboard who were evacuated from the global coronvirus epicentre.

Plane With 146 South Africans Returning From China’s Wuhan Arrives In SA

Times Live THE South Africans evacuated from Wuhan – the coronavirus global epicentre – have landed. SAA flight ZS-SND touched down a few mi nutes ago at Polokwane International Airport. The Airbus A340-600 was part of a military led evacuation of the South Africans from the Chinese city. It was originally thought that 121 South

Eve Gadzikwa

SAZ Boss Eve Gadzikwa In Messy Divorce For Dating Married Man

Herald THE marriage of Eve Gdzikwa (55), a well-known business person, philanthropist and author, and husband Celestine Gadzikwa, businessman and Varichem financial director, has crashed into divorce, with the two now fighting over how their family assets are to be counted and split. While all Zimbabwean divorces are no fault divorces, the fight over how

Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri

WATCH: How Muchinguri-Kashiri Lost Bag Full Of Cash During The War And Gallantly Retrieved It DEFENCE Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has been described as an unflinching struggle fighter who at one time lost a bag full of cash and documents in a fierce battle pitting ZANLA forces against Rhodesian soldiers in Mozambique during the liberation war for Zimbabwe’s independence. However, when the now late ZANLA commander Josiah Magama Tongogara heard