Cornered Masvingo council slashes rates

By Tonderai Saharo THE cornered Masvingo city council has given in to pressure by residents to slash its rate from a 700 percent increase unilaterally imposed by the under-fire authority to just 21 percent. The new rate regime was announced in a statement by the city’s acting town clerk Edward Mukaratirwa at the end of a

3 tons of food were burned in Zimbabwe by police trying to enforce social distancing

Business Insider While countries across the world enact social distancing measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, some countries across Africa are dealing with food shortages impacting their neediest populations, as farmers and aid workers are unable to travel to provide the food, the Associated Press reported. “Most Africans work in the informal

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Water Crisis Could Sabotage Zimbabwe’s Coronavirus Lockdown

By AFP BUCKETS and jerrycans in hand or in wheelbarrows, dozens of Zimbabweans stand close to each other in a long queue, patiently waiting at a borehole in Harare’s middle-class Mabelreign suburb to collect water. While this is a daily sight, this week things are different. The water-short southern African country is starting to enforce

Luke Malaba

The History Behind MDC Supreme Court Judgment

By Staff Reporter CHIEF JUSTICE Luke Malaba’s Supreme Court ruling today declaring Nelson Chamisa was not the legitimate President of the MDC, was an appeal made by the now dethroned opposition leader against a High Court ruling that had also confirmed that he was not the legitimate MDC president. The application was filed last year

Zimbabwe Offers White Farmers Land As Compensation For 800 Seized Farms

Reuters ZIMBABWE’S government will offer land as compensation for nearly 800 farms it seized under its land acquisition policy since 2000, according to regulations published on Thursday. Under former President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe took over some 5,000 farms, mostly from white farmers, saying the policy was meant to address colonial imbalances. But the land seizures triggered

ZCTU Secretary General Japhet Moyo

Police Ban ZCTU’s Mutare Consultative Meeting

By Alois Vinga POLICE in Mutare have banned the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) from holding its Manicaland regional consultative meeting, which was planned for Thursday in the eastern border town. In a letter signed by the Officer Commanding Police in Mutare Central District, Florence Marume and addressed to the ZCTU Eastern Region organiser,

Google HR chief stepping aside as worker activism rises

AFP Google on Monday confirmed that head of human resources Eileen Naughton was stepping away from her job as “vice president of people operations” at the internet company. “We’re grateful to Eileen for all she’s done and look forward to her next chapter at Google,” Sundar Pichai, the head of Google and its parent company

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ED, Oppah Muchunguri Dragged To Court For Using Army To Boot Out Mwenezi Company

By Bulawayo Correspondent A LOCAL conservancy company, Apatron Mining has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa; Defence Minister, Oppah Muchinguri and Commander of the Defence Forces, Valerio Sibanda to court for deploying soldiers to unlawfully evict the firm from its property in Mwenezi district in Masvingo province. Aptaron is also suing other 12 respondents. The company’s Managing

Australia bushfires: ‘Mega blaze’ destroys homes ahead of heatwave

BBC Authorities in Australia have issued fresh warnings about a “mega blaze” after it spread beyond containment lines and razed 20 houses near Sydney. The fire, burning over about 400,000 hectares, has moved further into the Blue Mountains – a popular tourist area which lies west of the city. It is a blow to crews

Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba

More Harare nurses return to work

By Paidashe Mandivengerei HEALTH service delivery has improved in Harare municipal clinics as more nurses have dumped the strike, city health service department has said. This comes after council nurses embarked on a strike which lasted over two weeks citing incapacitation and demanding a review of their salaries which they want pegged at the prevailing

Call to extend working hours for cervical cancer screening staff

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE National Aids Council (NAC) have urged health institutions that are offering cervical cancer screening to extend their services to periods beyond official working hours and public holidays. Most profesional women, it has been observed, despite being knowledgeable about the dangers of the disease, do not have time to seek health services

watch: Roderick Mutuma endears self with Lupopo fans after breaking 11-year jinx

By Leopold Munhende FORMER Dynamos and Highlanders forward Roderick Mutuma is enjoying life in DRC and new club FC Lupopo fans are enjoying him too especially after his solitary strike broke a 11-year winless streak against perennial rivals TP Mazembe.   WATCH: Former Dynamos and Highlanders forward Roderick Mutuma's goal against TP Mazembe. WATCH: Former

Supa Mandiwanzira

High Court rejects Mandiwanzira bid to freeze trial

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira’s court bid to have his criminal abuse of office charges scrapped fell through Wednesday when the high Court ruled trial should continue. Mandiwanzira is accused of unlawfully engaging a South African company, Megawatt, to do consultancy work for government’s telecomms firm, NetOne without going