By Idah Mhetu HUNDREDS of disgruntled nurses and other health workers at Parirenyatwa Hospital demonstrated this week over poor salaries. The nurses also demanded the proposed US$ Covid-19 allowance to be paid in cash. NewZimbabwe.com managed to capture the striking health workers on camera and below are some of the pictures.
Evening Standard THE governing board of Oxford University’s Oriel College has voted to remove a controversial statue of 19th-century imperialist Cecil Rhodes. Leaders at the college Wednesday announced an Independent Commission Inquiry into the “key issues surrounding” the monument, which has been the subject of recent Black Lives Matter protests. A statement from the college on Wednesday read:
By Costa Nkomo GOVERNMENT has with immediate effect introduced a US$75 Covid-19 allowance for all civil servants while their monthly salaries have been increased by 50%. All government pensioners will be paid Covid-19 US$30 allowance. Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana confirmed the new adjustments. “With immediate, all civil servants’ salaries will be adjusted upwards by 50%.
By Staff Reporter VICE President Constantino Chiwenga Monday left guests attending the National Day of Prayer and Fasting stunned after he repeatedly failed to pronounce the word; “debilitating”. He was giving in his vote of thanks at State House where President Emmerson Mnangagwa hosted mostly religious leaders for the national day of prayer. The video has since
TimesLIVE A PHOTOSHOPPED nude picture of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa shared on WhatsApp has landed a husband and wife in trouble. Sarudzayi Ambiri Jani, 38, and Remember Simbarashe Ncube, 34, were arrested and charged on Friday with undermining the authority of or insulting the president in contravention of the Criminal Law Act. Law enforcement agents
TimesLive Durban: The body of 6-year-old Alexia Nyamadzawo, who was strangled and dumped in a sugar cane field, allegedly by her mother, is in the process of being repatriated to Zimbabwe. The Umhlali Preparatory pupil’s death gained massive news coverage in Zimbabwe after it was revealed that her paternal grandfather was the former mayor of
By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved to reopen the country’s informal market after over two months closure as part of his government’s attempts to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In an address to the nation from State House on Friday, Mnangagwa also reopened churches but maintained the number of congregants at just 50
By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will Friday address the nation on the country’s Covid-19 lockdown situation amid growing impatience among some locals who have been shut out of their informal sector jobs in a tough lockdown regime. Zimbabwe has been on lockdown for over two months with authorities taking a phased approach to reopening
By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will lead a National Day of Prayer at State House on 15 June as his government turns to divine intervention against the scourge of coronavirus. In a State House address Thursday, Mnangagwa said the day shall also be for fasting among locals. Mnangagwa appealed to the nation to join
By Paidashe Mandivengerei A LOCAL bean processing company, Oil Castor Zimbabwe has been accused of scamming the “winner” of the Miss Rural Africa beauty pageant US$10 000. The allegations come after the organisers suspiciously cancelled the competition and deleted their Facebook page after receiving the likes that would determine the winner. The pageant dubbed Miss
By Jonisayi Maromo Pretoria – EFF leader Julius Malema on Monday criticised sections of the South African community championing the #BlackLivesMatter global movement while they maintained silence or supported the attacks when foreign nationals, particularly African immigrants, were brutalised on numerous occasions in South Africa. “While you kill Zimbabweans, Mozambicans, Nigerians and Somalians here in
By Alois Vinga NELSON Chamisa, the MDC-Alliance leader, has admitted his party alone may not be able to push President Emmerson Mnangagwa out of his job through protests, telling journalists Friday it was time for the masses to take up the mantle and free themselves. This comes amid renewed crackdown on party activists and lawyers
By Robert Tapfumaneyi FORMER Zimbabwe national cricket team captain, Tatenda Taibu has courted controversy on social media platforms after going against the world solidarity position over the callous killing of black American, George Floyd by US police. Floyd was killed last week by a white police officer after he was pinned to the ground and
By Leopold Munhende MDC Alliance co-vice presidents, Tendai Biti and Lynette Karenyi-Kore were Friday arrested at the party’s Harvest House (now Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House) headquarters, moments before an abortive press conference they intended to address. The two VPs and party officials, Gladys Hlatshwayo and Lovemore Chinoputsa, as well as Manicaland provincial chair David Chimhini
The Guardian VIDEO shows officers forcing a man into a police truck as bystanders plead for his release. Mexicans have responded with outrage after a man was found beaten to death hours after he was arrested by police officers for not wearing a face mask in public. Anti-police protests erupted on Thursday evening in Guadalajara,
By Anna Chibamu FIERY independent MP for Norton, Temba Mliswa was Thursday ejected from the legislative chamber after he manhandled two Zanu PF MPs Gorden Chanda and Munyaradzi Kashambe during sitting. Chanda is the MP for Gokwe-Sesame and Kashambe, Seke. Mliswa was infuriated by Kashambe’s comments he was being too boastful and disrespectful of cabinet
HMetro BLACKS’ UNLIMITED backing vocalist, Eunice “Magumbo” Kapandura, says the extended Covid-19 lockdown has enabled her to put much attention on her traditional herbs. Magumbo, who now fronts Free Blacks Band but still remains a member of US based Chimurenga founder Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo’s outfit, said she is now supplementing her earning from the sales
By Bulawayo Correspondent UNKNOWN people Monday night painted graffiti with threatening messages at Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda’s lawfirm offices in Bulawayo. The front white security wall of the offices located at the corner of George Silundika and 4th Avenue was painted with dim red paint. Some of the graffiti messages read; “We are coming
By Anna Chibamu THE number of MDC Alliance MPs defying opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s directive to boycott all parliamentary business continues to increase with 15 party legislators attending Tuesday’s sitting. Stung by a recent expulsion of four senior MDC Alliance officials from Parliament, Chamisa last month ordered all MPs not to attend any parliamentary business.
Reuters ZIMBABWEAN film Cook Off, a romance about a struggling single mother who finds love during a cooking competition, premiered on Netflix on Monday, a debut that its makers hope will propel the country’s small film sector to global audiences. Zimbabwe often grabs headlines for its economic woes and political crises, but producer Joe Njagu