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Concern Over Hygiene Conditions At Security Check Points

Concern has been raised over the conditions of service for frontline security personnel who are manning checkpoints to ensure compliance with Covid-19 lockdown regulations. By Shelton Muchena A survey conducted by this publication observed that at almost all road blocks around the country there are no toilet facilities, tents and other necessary essential services for use by security agents. A female police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity complained over the non-availability of toilets at roadblocks, a…

‘Behave Or Lockdown Will Be Extended’-Chiwenga

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga says the current 30-day COVID-19 induced lockdown might not be extended if cases reduce to manageable levels although the current statistics show the contrary. Zimbabwe has been a concerning increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last seven days with over 400 cases and 2000 deaths having been recorded during this lockdown. Chiwenga announced a lockdown 10 days ago that would lapse on 5 February but the cases have shot up the roof with yesterday being the deadliest as 47…

More Health Workers Deployed to COVID-19 Centres

The government has recruited 500 nurses and 49 junior doctors and deployed them to five central hospitals that have been designated as Covid-19 centres. This follows a sharp increase in infections among health workers with 1 547 testing positive to the pandemic. In a statement, the Health Services Board (HSB) said 500 nurses and 49 junior doctors have been deployed to institutions that include United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH), Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and Wilkins…

Chiwenga Contradicts Mangwana On Hospital Capacity

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga Friday dismissed reports by Information Ministry Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana that hospitals in and around the country are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients saying at the moment, it is an exaggeration. Recently, Mangwana caused panic when he posted on Twitter that Zimbabwean hospitals are overwhelmed with patients seeking to be admitted as COVID-19 cases continue to shoot up to record-breaking numbers. “We hear UK beds are overwhelmed by Covid19. Well, that's them. They say in…

Worst Case Scenario Has Not Yet Manifested: Chiwenga

The government has denied social media reports that local hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients insisting that the worst case scenario has not yet manifested in the country. In a statement today, the Vice President who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga said the panic was a result of 'embellished social media allegations by some pen-mercenaries.' "In light of widely circulating reports alleging that there is a serious deficit of hospital beds, let me point out that…

Ruling Reserved On Convicted Zimdancehall Trio’s Bail Appeal

The High Court has reserved judgment on a bail application by convicted Zimdancehall trio of DJ Fantan, Levels and Dhama who were sentenced to six months in prison for violating COVID-19 lockdown rules. The three Arnold Kamudyariwa (DJ Fantan), Tafadzwa Kadzimwe (Levels) and Tinashe Chanachimwe (Dhama) approached the High Court seeking bail pending a review of their conviction. Fantan and Levels' lawyer Dumisani Mthombeni told the court that the duo would not abscond if granted bail considering that they actually…

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 8 Makoni Central constituency last Wednesday by irate supporters for selling out. Tekeshe described the graveside scenes, captured on a video which has since gone viral, as a sign of…

Chezhira- Where Is Home Premiers

Busy-as-a-bee artiste Luckson Chikutu popularly known as Manluckerz is featuring in a documentary that chronicles his journey from Zimbabwe to Sweden. The documentary titled “Chezhira- Where is Home?” was recorded and produced by Saymore Ngonidzashe Sayid’Ali Kativu under The Nexus Think at Zarawi Trust and will premiere online on January 19, 2021. The educational documentary is inspired by Manluckerz’s journey and is a culmination of two fellow countrymen from Zimbabwe working to help each other on their journeys of…

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Jacob Mafume Granted Bail

Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume has been granted ZWL$40 000 bail after being behind bars since 11 December 2020 for allegedly trying to bribe a witness in his court case. According to his defense team, Mafume was reportedly ill and in need of…

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