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Lovejoy Mutongwiza

Journalist based in Harare with keen interest in socio-economic and political stories. Avid Dynamos and Manchester United Fan. I love Cricket too.

Increased Gold Smuggling Worries ZELA

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has urged the government to enact stricter laws that lesson gold smuggling as the country continues to lose millions of dollars through the scourge. The country is reportedly bleeding as more undocumented gold leaves the country through unorthodox means. The recent case is of former Zimbabwe Miners Federation president, […]

Bindura Women Bemoan Erratic Water Supplies

Women in Bindura have taken the town’s municipality to task over critical water shortages which are threatening a resurgent of water-borne diseases. Residents who attended a recent tet-a-tat with the Bindura Municipality Executives organised by the Institute for Young Women Development (IYWD), said they have resorted to getting water from unprotected sources which have put […]

Women Call For Communal Lands Act Amendment

Women who are part of Heal Zimbabwe Virtual platforms have called for the amendment of the Communal Lands Act. This came out during a virtual dialogue organised by communities working with Heal Zimbabwe in Zaka, Gutu, Makoni and Buhera to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The dialogue platform afforded […]

Palestinian Acting Ambassador Pays Homage To Zim’s Support

Acting Ambassador of the State of Palestine, Salim Siam has paid homage to the Zimbabwean government for its continued support on its quest to attain freedom from Israel’s occupation. Palestine has been under Israeli occupation since 1947 in areas that include the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. Israel occupied east Jerusalem during the 1967 […]

Mupachikwa’s Century In Vain As Rhinos Reach Finals

Eagles Women captain Modester Mupachikwa scored her maiden century in the Fifty50 Challenge – and the competition’s first hundred – in their 78-run victory over Mountaineers Women at Takashinga Sports Club on Saturday. Mupachikwa carried the bat for her side scoring an unbeaten 104 that came off 131 balls and had 15 fours. Mountaineers, who […]

Maka Chikowero: Scoring On and Off The Pitch

16-year-old Makanaka Chikowero continues to make waves in the United States after she recently won the Chicago Red Stars #SHEINSPIRESME Award, an annual award that is presented to women who exemplify leadership, practice social responsibility, and inspire and uplift their community. Together with two other winners, Maka was recognised for the philanthropic work she continues […]

Women’s Political Participation Key To Democracy

A clarion call has been made to governments and institutions to pave way for increased women’s participation in political spaces as this is key to increased democracy. Despite the commitment made by most development agencies operating on the ground to mainstream gender into their programmes, women are still viewed as a vulnerable group instead of […]

‘Traditional Leaders Key In Ending Gender Based Violence’

Traditional leaders, who are the custodians of the customary law and norms, have been identified as key players in ending gender-based violence. Many rural women are abused with no hope of help from police and social workers because of the geographical and infrastructural challenges. However, traditional leaders can step in to mediate and assist women […]

Shamva’s Gold Rush: A Recipe For Child Sexual Exploitation

As the sun sets marking the end of another day, the mining town of Shamva suddenly comes to life. People from all walks of life including illegal gold miners, some already intoxicated fill-up the numerous nightspots in the town enjoying their daily harvests. The night clubs in Shamva are already buzzing with sounds of Zimdancehall, […]