Zimra closes Bulawayo office due to COVID-19, sends 52 employees into self-isolation

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has closed its Bulawayo office after one of its staff members tested positive to COVID-19 The tax agency’s Commissioner General Faith Mazani said the office would resume operations after tests are done on other employees that could have come into contact with the coronavirus patient. “We were notified by the Ministry …

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Zim misses COVID-19 testing target, as extended lockdown nears end

By Takunda Mandura Zimbabwe has missed its ambitious COVID-19 testing target of 40 000 which was supposed to be met by the 30th of April in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic which has claimed many lives across the world. As at April 30, Zimbabwe only managed about 8 314 tests of …

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Lockdown: Bulawayo police ordered to stop buying mealie-meal in uniform

By Staff Writer Bulawayo Province Police chief has ordered members of the force to stop joining mealie queues while in uniform as the country face shortages of the staple food during the national lockdown. Zimbabwe last year experienced one of its worst droughts in decades prompting the government to rely on imports which include GMOs …

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I will publish congress notice 30 days before the event, says Mwonzora

MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora says they do not yet have a date for the extraordinary congress adding that a notice will be published 30 days before the event. Thokozani Khupe who was declared by the Supreme Court as the legitimate acting leader of MDC-T was also commanded to hold an extraordinary congress within 90 days …

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Parirenyatwa begins routine COVID-19 tests for health professionals

By Staff Writer Parirenyatwa Hospital has begun testing for COVID-19 as the government rolls out its strategy to slow down the spread of the disease in the country. The Health Ministry today announced that the hospital will today start by testing medical staff before testing patients who are currently being treated at designated health centres …

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Parly discuss Cyclone Idai Report with expired recommendations

Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya expressed disappointment on Parliament’s for tabling a Committee Report on Cyclone Idai almost a year after the disaster and at a time when most of the recommendations have expired. The report has recommendations which were supposed to have been implemented by December 2019 or before the onset of the 2019/20 rain …

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Zimbabwe has only three forensic pathologists, says Govt

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Honourable Mike Madiro has told Parliament that the country only has three forensic pathologists adding that the situation is unhealthy. Of the three pathologists, two are said to be stationed in Harare while one is in Bulawayo and all other provinces are required to takes bodies to …

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Zimbabwe Fuel Protests: Bulawayo Turns Into Ghost City

By Divine Dube  BULAWAYO: Although government authorities ordered civil servants and the generality of Zimbabweans to go back to work Thursday (today), the city remains largely quiet with no movement as the country’s crippling shut down reaches the fourth day. What further exacerbates uncertainty over the shutdown is that the internet remains jammed and most …

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What made Shoko Festival 2018 unique and memorable

Moonchild Sanelly live on stage By Watmore Makokoba After rolling out for more than a decade now, the 6th Edition of Shoko Festival (2018) came packaged with glamour and energy. Hosting several breathtaking events such as comedy show, Hub Unconference, Zim Hip Hop Summit, Stand Up Comedy Night and the Dance Off gig held in […]

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