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A little too late: ED delays national mourning period.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been criticised for delaying declaration of national mourning period with the most perished already buried. The President made the announcement at the State House last night which made Zimbabweans to question themselves on why it took so much delay. The citizens are blaming the President and his government on the delay that was made to take ...

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Cyclone Idai victims to get more help: Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said he was overwhelmed by various friendly countries who were offering assistance to Cyclone Idai victims where hundreds more are feared dead. Mnangagwa told victims of cyclone Idai at Kopa Chipinge yesterday that money which was from humanitarian assistance was coming their way from friendly countries. “We had gone out of the country building relations with ...

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Cyclone Idai tragedy victims in mass burials.

Victims of the recent storm “Cyclon idai” in Manicaland are being buried in double per grave due to shortage of resources and the overwhelmed communities by the impact of the disaster. “Most patients here are stable  but they need transferring  to a bigger hospital. We also have two pregnant women who need urgent  transferring as well as C section due ...

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Mthuli Ncube not considering adoption of SA Rand.

The Finance Minister of Zimbabwe has said the chances of Zimbabwe either adopting the SA Rand as its main currency next to the RTGS dollar or joining the rand monetary unit was not under consideration. Ncube spoke to the media that the adoption of the rand was not necessary as the country had completed its “currency changes”, on the sidelines ...

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Veteran Journalist Judith Makwanya dies.

The reporter of the former President Robert Mugabe Ms Judith Makwanya has died. Makwanya was admitted into a hospital on Monday with a medical emergency. She was a committed media practitioner and an inspiring voice. Ms Judith Makwanya was the ZBC diplomatic correspondent and challenged crude gender barriers in Zimbabwe’s broadcasting industry. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting confirmed ...

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Mangudya equates fuel shortages to expanding economy.

Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Chief John Panonetsa Mangudya  said that the fuel shortages in the country are a result of a growing economy as he addressing Parliament. Mangudya made the remarks before the Parliamentary Portifolio Committee on Energy  and Power chaired by Uzumba Member of Parliament Simbaneuta Mudarikwa on Thursday, 7 March. He was responding to a question on the ongoing ...

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Parliament to reduce age of sexual consent to 12.

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on health and child care is pushing to reduce the age of sexual consent from 16 to 12. Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care last weekend were suggesting the age limit to be reduced to 12 triggering a massive verbal battle from women’s rights activists who are actually lobbying for the age to be pushed ...

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Mangudya promises to calm fuel shortage crisis

The governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe John Mangudya yesterday said the current fuel shortages will be calm by the end of the month, regarding the problem to delays in the processing of lines of credit and the lack of working capital by all companies. He said fuel shortages were not a result of lack of foreign currency, but ...

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INNSCOR hike the price of bread.

INNSCOR Africa Limited has raised bread prices to $2.45 (wholesale) and $2.70 (retail) for a loaf at its subsidiary, Bakers Inn. The prices went into effect yesterday. The rise to $2.70 was from a previous price of $1.80 for the recommended retail price of bread per loaf of bread. In a letter to address the managing director of Spar, Terrence ...

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