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Hindu temples reopening in Harare with protocols

Two Hindu temples in Harare (Zimbabwe), run by The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which have been closed for few months due to COVID-19, are opening again on September 26 with various protocols.  Temperature of each person entering the premises of the Hindoo Society will be taken and hands will be sanitized at the entrance. Individuals with a temperature not in the permissible range (36.1 °C to 37.2 °C) will be denied entry, an announcement of HSH Executive Committee states.  Wearing of masks is compulsory and visitors will…

ANALYSIS: Investment Opportunities in Zimbabwe post COVID-19 

By Victor Bhoroma| Despite the current economic headwinds and COVID-19 induced business downturn, Zimbabwe has one of the best untapped investment opportunities in the whole of Africa. As they say, the best strategy to ride an elephant is to mount whilst it is lying down and rise with it. Investing in Zimbabwe requires a long term view with an eye for value addition in raw commodities, export opportunities into the region, import substitution to satisfy local demand and take advantage of government deregulation in key…

Constitutionalism Can Heal Community Feuds With Mining Investors

Government’s apparent reluctance to uphold communities’ constitutional rights around extractive sector investments by ingraining them in mining legislation is breeding hostility between mining companies and locals, 263 Chat can report. The Mines and Minerals Act is in its current form a colonial instrument to plunder resources with no regard for the rights and wellbeing of locals among whom the minerals would be mined Tsvingwe residents in Penhalonga told a Community Alliance for Human Settlement in Zimbabwe (CAHSZ)…

Govt Blocks Mass Exodus Of Health Workers

Medical doctors have expressed concern over what they are frustrating measures  introduced by the government to reduce brain drain in the country amid reports that health workers are growing impatient with the economic situation in the country and seeking greener pastures abroad. The ministry of health and child care has reportedly announced a cumbersome new process for doctors to get clearance including paying upto US$200. In an interview with a local publication, an unnamed doctor who had found a lucrative job…

Mnangagwa Skirts Zim Crisis Question

President Emmerson Mnangagwa last night avoided the political crisis narrative that gathered momentum recently choosing to attribute what he said is a humanitarian crisis to economic sanctions, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly last night, Mnangagwa skirted the political and human rights question that gained global spotlight through the #Zimbabweanlivesmatter, highlighting his administration's successful economic reforms that have stabilized the…

Stanbic’s Exclusive Wine Tasting Festival Suffers Covid-19 Impact

HARARE – 24 SEPTEMBER 2020 Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe’s annual Wine, Gin & Craft Beer Festival has been postponed to next year (2021) owing to the COVID-19 pandemic which has restricted the movement of the event’s key players and stakeholders. The annual wine tasting festival was scheduled to enter its third year after a successful launch in 2018 and a rip roaring second event last year. Hosted by Stanbic Bank and its partners, the Wine Festival is the biggest event of its kind in the country and a noteworthy precursor…

Police Arrest Murewa Ritual Murder Suspect

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) yesterday announced that they had arrested a Murewa herd-boy Tafadzwa Shamba (40) who is one of the three suspects involved in the ritual murder of Tapiwa Makore (7) whose body was found with missing parts. According to Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, Shamba's two accomplices are still at large. "The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that a suspect, Tafadzwa Shamba (40) has been arrested in connection with the murder of Tapiwa Makore (7) for ritual purposes.…

We Are Not Frustrating Muchehiwa’s Bid For Justice: Impala

Impala Car Rental has denied reports that it is delaying and frustrating the process of releasing information of the person who hired their vehicle used in the abduction of a Bulawayo student Tawanda Muchehiwa. Addressing the media, on Thursday, Impala Car Rental representative, Jivas Mudimu said the documents relating to the identity of their client who hired the vehicle used in the abduction of Muchehiwa were seized by the police. “In our first statement we highlighted that we will be abiding by the law enforcement…

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Mnangagwa Skirts Zim Crisis Question

President Emmerson Mnangagwa last night avoided the political crisis narrative that gathered momentum recently choosing to attribute what he said is a humanitarian crisis to economic sanctions, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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