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Zimbabwe set to host Pakistan in women’s one-day, T20 series

The Zimbabwe senior women’s cricket team are set to host their Pakistan counterparts in three one-dayers and two T20 matches next month. The proposed tour, which is subject to approval from the government of Zimbabwe due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, will be held in a bio-secure bubble with no spectators allowed at the match venue. All matches are scheduled to be played at Harare Sports Club, starting with the one-dayers on 11, 13 and 15 February. The T20 games are pencilled in for 18 and 20…

Digital Systems, The Key Solution to Ending Spread Of Covid-19

Since its onset in December 2019, Covid-19 has affected all aspects of human life across the world. Be it schooling or work, it is no longer business as usual. By Shelton Muchena The fact that Covid-19 is a social disease, with social interaction as its primary means of spread, has brought emphasis on the need to limit physical interaction. People have had to adapt their lives to live around it. Learners at all levels of schooling have been disadvantaged. Be they pre -schoolers or primary schoolchildren right up to…

Another Weekend In Jail For Chin’ono, Sikhala And Allan Moyo

Incarcerated journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, Zengeza West constituency legislator Job Sikhala will once again spend the weekend in jail after High Court Judge Justice Davison Foroma reserved his ruling on the media practitioner and the university student and postponed hearing of the parliamentarian’s freedom bid to next week. On Thursday 21 January 2021, Justice Foroma reserved judgment after hearing submissions by Chin’ono’s lawyers Harrison Nkomo, Paidamoyo Saurombe and Jeremiah Bamu of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human…

Plan Your Movements Carefully, Police Warns Public

Zimbabwe Republic Police has issued a fresh warning to people who are violating the current dusk to dawn curfew saying those providing essential services should go home straight after knocking off at 1500hours. In a statement today, ZRP National Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said that only those providing essential services would be allowed passage at roadblocks during curfew hours. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police reiterates that only people offering essential services will be allowed passage at…

If I Die In Chukurubi, Remember Me: Job Sikhala

Incarcerated MDC Alliance vice chairperson, Job Sikhala has vowed to soldier on, saying he will not be broken down by his incarceration which he said is a reflection of the suffering Zimbabweans have been going through under the Zanu PF administration. In a letter from Chikurubi maximum prison, Sikhala insisted that he did not commit any crime to warranty detention adding that he is still in shock by the reasons behind his ‘persecution.’ “No matter the adversities, the liberation of our people from oppression and…

Grave Diggers: The Forgotten COVID-19 Frontline Workers

Sounds of hymns from mourners give life to an eerily quiet Zororo Memorial Park Cemetery as families and friends bid last farewell to their loved ones who succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 that is currently taking toll on the world. The influx of bodies, almost triple pre-coronavirus levels with cemetery workers and gravediggers saying they no longer feel any pity for families who are burying their loved ones. The little remorse they had has all but been exhausted. “If I involve my emotions, then I wouldn’t be able…

United States Provides 20 Ventilators to Zimbabwe to Respond to COVID-19

Harare – January 21, 2021: The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 20 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Solidarity Trust Zimbabwe to help Zimbabweans fight COVID-19. “We are pleased to deliver 20 ventilators, which complement Zimbabwe’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and demonstrate the United States’ ongoing commitment to supporting the people of Zimbabwe through this crisis and beyond,” Ambassador Brian A. Nichols said at the handover. The ventilators, produced…

‘Mnangagwa Not Exposed To COVID-19’

Acting Chief Secretary to the President, George Charamba has refuted claims that President Emmerson Mnangagwa was under 14-day isolation after being in contact with one of his aides who allegedly had the coronavirus. Local newspapers were awash with news that Mnangagwa, who announced that he would take a month sabbatical at the beginning of the month, announced that he was cut short his annual leave to preside over the burials of two national heroes and arrange for the funeral arrangements of long time friend and Foreign…

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