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Covid-19 vaccine on the way: VP Chiwenga

Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Hourable Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has announced that Covid-19 vaccination will be introduced into the health system following the recent spike in confirmed cases in the country. In a press statement the Vice President mentioned how Zimbabwe is one of the victims of the pandemic and further commented on the measures ...

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Minister died of Covid-19

Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution Ellen Gwaradzimba has died of Covid-19. Zanu PF Manicaland Provincial Chairperson Mike Madiro has confirmed her death. Gwaradzimba has been receiving her treatment few weeks ago when she tested positive to Covid. Secritary for Information Minister Nick Mangwana on his post on Twitter, urges the public to stay safe at home ...

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Jacob Mafume granted bail

The High Court has today granted Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume a ZWL$40 000 bail following his arrest in December for allegedly trying to bribe a state witness in his abuse of office case. The Judge who presided over the case released him on bail with the conditions that he,” pay a ZWL$40 000 deposit, report to police every Friday,reside at ...

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Rushwaya granted bail

Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna granted $100,000 bail to former Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZFM) boss Henrietta Rushwaya following her arrest last year for bribery and attempting to smuggle 6kg of gold to Dubai. Nduna ordered Rushwaya to deposit $100, 000 bail, barred her from travelling nearer than 20km to any border and ordered her to also report three times a week ...

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Chin’ono denied bail

Award-winning Hopewell Chin’ono was denied bail by Harare Magistrate Lazini Ncube arguing that he committed an offence while he was still on a bail for other pending matters before the courts. In his ruling, Ncube said there was an overwhelming evidence against Chin’ono as the child he alleged to have died from being beaten by a police officer’s baton stick ...

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‘Roadblock’ Cops granted bail

Three Harare-based Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers who were charged of criminal abuse of duty were remanded on $2 000 bail each by Harare Magistrate Judith Taruvinga. They were not asked to plead. Prisca Nyadongo and her accomplices Norest Nyasha Chikore and Osivinda Maphosa were hurled before Magistrate Taruvinga on allegations of mounting an illegal roadblock in the city centre ...

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Top Zanu Pf Official Arrested Over USD$2.5m Heist

Zanu PF‘s Harare South district youth leader, Gerald Rutizirira, (35), was this week arrested for his involvement in the infamous US$2.5 million cash-in-transit robbery that happened in Gwebi last week. Rutizirira, a land baron famed for his political activism in Harare South, is part of the eight-member gang which allegedly worked in cahoots with three ZB Bank cash-in-transit security personnel namely Nomatter Jonga, Matthew Simango and Fanuel ...

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Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono Denied Bail

Harare Magistrate Lazini Ncube on Thursday denied freelance journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, bail after ruling that the State’s fears that he will commit other offences while on bail are well-founded. Chin’ono was arrested and charged with peddling falsehoods after tweeting that a police officer had beaten up a little baby who instantly died. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) who are representing Chin’ono posted ...

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Cops Nabbed After Mounting An Illegal Roadblock

Three Harare-based Zimbabwe Republic (ZRP) officers were on Wednesday hurled before a Harare magistrate on allegations of mounting an illegal roadblock in the city centre and demanding a bribe from a motorist. Norest Nyasha Chikore, Osivinda Maphosa and Prisca Nyadongo appeared before magistrate Judith Taruvinga on a charge of criminal abuse of duty. The trio was not asked to plead ...

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Heavy Rain Expected-MSD

Expect More Tropical Cyclones, Storms, Floods- MSD

The Meteorological Service Department (MSD) has warned that tropical cyclones and serious floods remain a real danger in the second half of the 2020/21 rainy season. In a statement on Wednesday, MSD also said rain-related disasters remain a possibility during the second half of the rainy season as heavier falls are still expected. It said: Heavy storms, flash floods, flooding ...

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