Schools Reopening Deferred By Another Two Weeks

The government has postponed the reopening of schools for the second term by a further two weeks as a result of rising coronavirus infections and deaths linked to the virus. This was announced by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa during a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare on Tuesday afternoon. Schools were scheduled to open on 28 June for the second term but an increase in coronavirus infections forced Government to postpone face-to-face learning. This was the second time this year for the government to postpone…

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High Court Approves Use Of Spikes By Traffic Police

A High Court judge has ruled that banning the use of spikes by traffic police to stop vehicles refusing to obey orders to halt would be as good as legalising crime and disempowering police from maintaining law and order. The ruling was made by Justice Owen Tagu following an application by the Passengers Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ), who were seeking an interdict prohibiting officers from using the strips of spikes and smashing windscreens of private taxis to halt pirate taxis and kombis. PAZ argued that the conduct by the police…

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State attempts to force trial of MDC trio

The State yesterday tried to force the trial of three MDC Alliance activists arrested for allegedly faking their abduction by suspected State security agents in April last year. Harare West MP Joanah Mamombe, party activists Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova are accused of lying to the police that they were abducted. The MDC Alliance activists were found dumped by suspected State security agents in rural Bindura at a time when human rights organisations and the international community were searching for them. Prosecutor Michael Reza told magistrate Noel Mupeiwa that the…

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Mnangagwa Faces Headache Over Next ZNA Commander

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hinted he would cast his net wider and deeper in search of the next Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) commander following the death of Edzai Chimonyo who was buried at the National Heroes Acre on Monday. Mnangagwa, who came to power on the back of a military coup in November 2017, challenged those serving in the security sector and diplomatic service to prove their loyalty to the state. ZANU PF is reportedly experiencing internal squabbles which could create fertile grounds for another coup and insiders say Mnangagwa…

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“Airbags Saved My Life”, Chinamasa Speaks From Hospital

ZANU PF acting political commissar Patrick Chinamasa says he is recovering well at a private hospital in Harare after he was involved in an accident on Saturday night. Chinamasa’s car crashed into a truck that was carrying scrap metal around 6:45 pm at the 12-kilometre peg after Rusape, before the tollgate. READ MORE: Chinamasa Hospitalised After He Was Involved In An Accident Speaking to The Herald from his hospital bed on Monday, Chinamasa said he is feeling much better and could be discharged soon. He said: The doctor is monitoring my situation…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 12 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 12 July 2021: New cases:  2 661 Local Cases: 2 661 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 51 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Kariba (20), Sanyati (109), Karoi (21), Zvimba (74) (MashWest), Mazowe (57), Centenary (62) (MashCent) Goromonzi (56) Chikomba (58) (MashEas), Chiredzi (113), Mwenezi (65) (MasvingoProv), Norhern Suburbs (125), Nkulumane (29), Emakhandeni (65), (Bulawayo), Kwekwe(23) (Midlands), Harare (330). Vaccinations: 30 332 (first dose); 10 139 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 926 312 (first dose); 605 556 (second dose)…

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Peter Ndlovu Dragged To Court By Baby Mama Over Child Support

Former Warriors captain Peter Ndlovu has sired 13 children with different women and is struggling to maintain them. Ndlovu, who is currently Mamelodi Sundowns team manager, is supporting his children with the R130 000 monthly salary from the Brazilians. The former Coventry City striker recently approached the Johannesburg High Court seeking to overturn the garnishee order by the Joburg Magistrate’s Court to force his bosses to dock his salary for his other two children. Ndlovu is pleading with the court to set aside the order, which forced his club to…

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