President Mnangagwa Makes Key Appointments In Judiciary

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Justice Mary Zimba-Dube as the new Judge President to fill the vacancy created by the promotion to the Supreme Court of the immediate past Judge President, Justice George Chiweshe. Justice Zimba-Dube, who has sat as a judge of the High Court for 10 years is the second woman to occupy the top High Court office after Justice Rita Makarau. Meanwhile, Mrs Fortune Chimbaru who was the Director Civil Division of the Attorney General’s office was appointed the Deputy Attorney-General. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Permanent…

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WATCH: This COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not The Mark Of The Beast – Makandiwa

Megachurch pastor, Emmanuel Makandiwa, has assured his followers who are afraid of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine that there is no mark of the beast in the jab. The Mark of the Beast is a cryptic mark in the New Testament’s Book of Revelation which indicates allegiance to Satan. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, some conspiracy theorists in Christendom have interpreted masks and vaccines as the mark of the beast. Speaking in a televised broadcast on Sunday morning, the United Family International Church founder and leader said: … there is no way…

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South Africa: R350 Monthly Grants For Vulnerable People Restored

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday that South Africa was implementing measures meant to cushion vulnerable members of society from the bumps of life. Speaking during his address of the nation, Ramaposa said a cocktail of measures were being taken to secure the livelihoods of millions of people that have been threatened by both the pandemic and the unrest that happened recently. He said in a statement: This evening we are announcing a range of measures to support the recovery of the economy and provide relief to the poor and those…

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South Africa: Ramaphosa Relaxes Lockdown Restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced that the Cabinet had agreed to relax lockdown restrictions following a decline in the number of new coronavirus infections. In his address to the nation Sunday, he said: Cabinet this afternoon (Sunday) decided that the country should be moved from Adjusted Alert Level 4 and be placed on Adjusted Alert Level 3. This will take effect later this evening once the regulations have been gazetted. The hours of curfew will stay the same, starting at 10 pm and end at 4 am. Inter-provincial travel…

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ZANU PF: No Farms For 14 UK Deportees

ZANU PF has refuted claims that it has offered the 14 Zimbabweans deported from the United Kingdom last Thursday access to land for farming. A statement circulating on Saturday had alleged that the ruling party offered the deportees farms measuring at least 10 hectares each in their provinces and $500 000 worth of inputs. ZANU PF information director Tafadzwa Mugwadi told NewZimbabwe.com that the statement did not come from the ruling party. Information Ministry secretary Nick Mangwana recently said the returnees from Britain will not be given any favours or special treatment.…

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UK Based Zimbabwean “Shining Star” Teen Drowns In River Trent

A UK-based Zimbabwean teenager who died while swimming in a river has been described as a “shining star”. Thandolwethu Ndlovu, who turned 15 just two days ago, got into difficulty in the River Trent near Swarkestone, Derbyshire, on Tuesday evening, BBC News reported. His body was recovered from the river the next day following an extensive search. Thandolwethu, known as Thando, was from Chellaston and had gone to the river with a group of friends, police said. His family said they were “truly devastated” and said the teenager “loved to laugh and…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 25 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 25 July 2021: New cases:  617 Local Cases: 617 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 44 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Hurungwe (14), Kariba (8), Sanyati (22) (Mash West), Bindura (9), Mazowe (13), (Mash Central) Marondera (16), Murehwa (16)(Mash East), Masvingo(25) (MasvingoProv) Harare (156), Northern Suburbs (22), Nkulumane (10), Emakhandeni (21)(Bulawayo), Kwekwe (17) (Midlands). Vaccinations: 18 452 (first dose); 2 286 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 447 342 (first dose); 680 060 (second dose) Tests: 4 981 (Positivity today was 12.4%) Recoveries:…

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FULL TEXT: Zimbabwe Launches African Union Trusted Travel Platform

TRAVEL ADVISORY ON THE LAUNCH OF THE AU TRUSTED TRAVEL PLATFORM FOR THE VERIFICATION OF COVID-19 CERTIFICATES FOR ZIMBABWE, 23 July 2021 The Government of Zimbabwe has taken note of the growing prospect of another wave in the COVID-19 cycle in the region. Such a wave could be worsened by the circulation of dangerous new variants from overseas. Zimbabwe, like most countries, has tried to minimise the risk of disease importation from the onset of the pandemic by requiring international travellers to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test at…

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One Million Doses Of Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive

Zimbabwe on Sunday received an additional one million doses of the Chinese developed Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare and were received by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube. Posting on Twitter, Ncube said an additional 1.5 million vaccines later this week. He said: Walking the Talk: Zimbabwe today received an additional 1 million doses of World Health Organization approved Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines. We expect to receive an additional 1.5 million vaccines later this week. To date, Zimbabwe has received…

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U.S. Man Who Mocked COVID-19 Vaccines, Dies From Coronavirus

An American Christian who mocked COVID-19 vaccines on social media has died after a month-long battle with the novel coronavirus. Stephen Harmon, a member of the Hillsong megachurch, had been a vocal opponent of vaccines, making a series of jokes about not having the vaccine. He was treated for pneumonia and COVID-19 in a hospital outside Los Angeles, where he died on Wednesday. In his final tweet on Wednesday, Harmon said he had decided to go under intubation. Despite his struggle with the virus, Harmon still said he would reject…

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