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Donald Nyarota

Overwhelming Response To Mutare City Free COVID-19 Testing

Mutare residents have positively responded to the free COVID-19 testing facility availed by the local municipality and the Ministry of Health and Childcare to assist members of the public to know their status. A visit by 263Chat to the three centres at Queens Hall, Dangamvura and Sakubva high density suburbs showed an overwhelming uptake of […]

NSSA To Bankroll Mutare Urban Renewal Project

MUTARE- The city’s vision to create a world class metropolis received a major boost after the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) unveiled an investment plan for the Sakubva Urban Renewal Project. Initially, BancABC was expected to inject US$8 million for the first phase of the project before funding challenges stalled progress. NSSA spokesperson, Getrude Chipamba, […]

Ring-Fence Mineral Resource Revenue to Boost Social Support

MUTARE- Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) has urged government to ring-fence mineral resource revenue by actively implementing the Sovereign Wealth Fund as one of the measures of boosting safety nets for the vulnerable during disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic. ZIMCODD made the call on the back of a positive mining sector performance […]

‘Wildlife Management Reforms Long Overdue’

MUTARE– Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has urged government to institute legal reforms which give effect to the ban on mining activities in national parks as a way of tackling various sustainable wildlife management challenges in the tourism sector. ZELA executive director Mutuso Dhliwayo said such reforms are long overdue in light of an increase […]

Youth Poetry Slam Tackles Tax Justice

MUTARE– A local youth led environmental justice organization, Green Governance has launched a poetry slam for youths in Zimbabwe as it seeks to raise consciousness on rampant tax abuse in the mining sector. Green Governance Zimbabwe Trust said the Poetry Slam seeks submissions which speak out against rising inequalities affecting youth and women in mining […]

ZELA Youth Network Champions Child Rights in Mining Sector

MUTARE– In a bold call to curb abuse of children in the mining sector, a network of youths have urged parliament to push for progressive laws that promote increased participation of youths in the sector. In a series of letters to authorities including Parliament, the network advocated for a progressive Mines and Minerals Act which […]

Makoni Central MP Hits Back At MDC Alliance Over Funeral Brawl

MUTARE– Member of Parliament for Makoni central, David Tekeshe who was attacked by a group of hoodlums at the funeral wake of a deceased member, says the MDC Alliance is confirming its violent streak. This comes after Tekeshe was violently disrupted from giving a condolence speech at the graveside of Energy Madondo’s wife, in Ward […]

Pensions Industry Buoyant After Strong Fourth Quarter Performance

MUTARE-The Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) has reported a surge in membership for the pension sector in the third quarter of 2020, opening the year on a high. In its third quarter report, IPEC said the pension sector recorded an astronomical surge in its assets base which increased by ‘1043.39% from $9.45 billion as at […]

Relocated Chiadzwa Villagers In Court For Forcibly Moving ‘Illegal’ Settlers

MUTARE- A group of villagers relocated from Chiadzwa and resettled at Arda Transau Farm in Odzi appeared before Mutare magistrate Tamara Chibindi charged with malicious damage to property after they forcibly moved illegal settlers who had occupied their grazing land. The villagers Charles Mauchaza (49), Simbarashe Mapara (32), Valentine Machodo (19), Ndarerwa Mwanditani (40), Tanaka […]

Respect Informal Traders, Mutare Urged

Former Mutare City Council Town Clerk, Obert Muzawazi, who is eying a sensational return following the death of Town Clerk, Joshua Maligwa has expressed concern over the mistreatment of informal traders in Mutare saying they should be respected as they play a key role in the national economy. Muzawazi was forced to resign in 2016 […]