COVID-19 lockdown creates room for sexual abuse says LEAD

LEAD National Women’s Council secretary-general Bertha Muzvidzwa says there is need for transparency and accountability from responsible authorities to ensure abuses will not take place during distribution of COVID-19 goods. Some privileged people in Zimbabwe especially those tasked with the distribution of aid have tended to abuse women and girls as was the case in …

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MPs respond to Wadyajena’s salary challenge

Following a challenge by Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena for legislators, ministers and other government officials to donate their salaries towards COVID-19 response, we asked a few legislators on their thoughts to the challenge. Zanu PF Chief Whip in the National Assembly Pupurai Togarepi (Gutu South) said he supports the challenge adding that legislators need …

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NSSA avails medical centre and Beitbridge Hotel towards COVID-19 response

National Social Security Authority (NSSA) says it is availing its two facilities Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo and Beitbridge Hotel to be used in the fight against COVID-19. According to NSSA, the Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo will be used for the accommodation of patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19, while the Beitbridge Hotel which used …

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Donate your ZW$10K salaries to COVID-19 response, Wadyajena challenges Ministers, MPs

As Zimbabwe battles to curb the spread of COVID-19, Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena has challenged Ministers, legislators and other top government officials to donate their one-month salaries and allowances towards the response program. Wadyajena’s call comes at a time when Zimbabwe has registered 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one fatality. “This pandemic may …

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Lock down is not a punishment, says Mnangagwa

By Takunda Mandura President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged Zimbabweans to be resilient during the 21-day lockdown which started on Monday 30 March, adding that it is not a punishment but a necessary move meant to save lives. Speaking from State House President Mnangagwa said COVID-19 poses a threat to human life and the lockdown is …

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Dont steal COVID-19 donations, ZACC warns health officials

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has warned the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) against stealing COVID 19 donations, adding that they are watching. In a statement the ZACC chairperson, Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo said her Commission is aware of the donations being made to the Ministry of Health by various stakeholders. “The Commission is …

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Parly should summon reckless Muchinguri

By Joel Mandaza Last week Zimbabwe`s Defense Minister Oppah Muchinguri shocked the world when she made insensitive remarks with regards to coronavirus (COVID-19) which has brought the world to a standstill. In a typically Zanu PF manner Muchinguri let out perhaps one of the most obtuse statements ever known to mankind. She opined that the …

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COVID-19: Speaker unsure whether to adjourn Parly or not

By Takunda Mandura Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is not yet sure whether to adjourn Parliament or not on the back of a ban on public gatherings by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Mnangagwa banned public gatherings in the country as a precaution measure against coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged many countries …

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COVID-19: Speaker unsure whether to adjourn Parly or not

By Takunda Mandura Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is not yet sure whether to adjourn Parliament or not on the back of a ban on public gatherings by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Mnangagwa banned public gatherings in the country as a precaution measure against coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged many countries …

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