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Schools Cannot Open Without Access To Water -Mthuli Ncube

Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube says schools should not be allowed to open for learners if they do not have access to potable water. Access to clean water is a basic right enshrined in the country’s constitution. Speaking during a virtual Parliamentary portfolio committee meeting on Budget, Finance and Economic Development the […]

Group Appeals For Judgement In MDC Duo’s Murder Case

A solidarity movement in support of incarcerated MDC activists, Last Maengahama and Tungamirai Madzokere  has appealed to Chief Justice Luke Malaba to bring finality into the matter involving the two who have been in prison since their arrest in 2011 on allegations of murdering a police officer. Maengehama and Madzokere together with Yvonne Musarurwa were […]

MDC Alliance Condemns Chilonga Evictions

The MDC Alliance has condemned the latest eviction of Chilonga villagers in Chiredzi by the Government to pave way for a ten thousand hectare Lucerne grass project by a local company. Last Friday the Government announced that the land shall be set aside for the purpose of lucerne production. In a statement, MDC Alliance Secretary […]

Mnangagwa Relaxes COVID-19 Lockdown Measures

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown measures allowing formal and informal businesses to reopen in conformity with World Health Organisation (WHO) set standards. In his address to the nation, President Mnangagwa said exemption letters for essential services which were a requirement for movement were no longer required with the curfew adjusted from the current […]

Government Declares Monday A Public Holiday

Government has advised that this year’s Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth day will rollover to Monday since this year’s day is being commemorated on Sunday. In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage said the day will be commemorated on Sunday the 21st February 2021 and rollover to Monday. “In terms of […]

Healthcare Funders Applaud Govt’s COVID-19 Response

The Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AFHoZ) has paid tribute to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration on the way it has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during Webinar meeting on COVID-19 vaccination held recently, AFHoZ board chairman, Noah Matimba acknowledged Government’s commitment to the planned vaccination programme. “We acknowledge the recent announcements by His Excellency […]

Human Rights Watchdog Questions Govt’s Covid-19 Response

Human Rights watchdog, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has accused the government of lacking seriousness in its COVID-19 response. In its COVID-19 accountability tracker that seeks to highlight abuse of authority, rampant corruption, poor public accountability 
mechanisms and
 lack
 of transparency, ZPP says the Government is not displaying seriousness. “The pandemic is with the world […]

Grade 7 Results Exposed Systematic Neglect Of Zim Education System: Madhuku

National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) president Professor Lovemore Madhuku says last year’s grade seven results were a small part of a big problem in the country’s education system. Speaking during a media briefing in Harare today, Madhuku blamed the ruling Zanu PF government for the poor grade seven results which he said reflected the systematic neglect […]

ZEGU Lecturers Strike Over Salaries

Lecturers at ZAOGA owned Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) have stopped conducting online lectures demanding salaries and COVID-19 allowances equivalent to the ones paid State run Universities. A lecturer who spoke to 263Chat on condition of anonymity said they have stopped conducting lectures owing to poor remuneration and dishonesty from authorities at the institution. “We […]

Retailers Rally Behind Govt In Covid-19 Fight

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has called on the corporate world to rally behind the Government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows Government’s invitation to the business community to outspread their hand towards procurement of COVID-19 vaccines projected to require US$100 million. In a statement, CZR called on the entire business community to […]