We have not yet disbursed relief funds to the vulnerable, says Minister

By Staff Writer Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima has revealed that government is yet to disburse the promised ZW$200 relief funds to vulnerable groups meant for the COVID-19 induced lockdown. While government has been receiving medical equipment in its fight against the respiratory ailment, critics say authorities have failed to provide …

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I am down and out: Granny narrates difficulties of looking after amputated diabetic husband during lockdown

By Staff Writer Nyaradzo Chazvinoita is living a difficult life. She looks after her husband Jephta Chikoko who lost a leg due to diabetes. The 63-year old granny who sells her wares in Harare’s oldest township of Mbare also looks after her late daughter’s son who is still in school. Apart from her monthly bills, …

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I am down and out: Granny narrates difficulties of looking after amputated diabetic husband during lockdown

By Staff Writer Nyaradzo Chazvinoita is living a difficult life. She looks after her husband Jephta Chikoko who lost a leg due to diabetes. The 63-year old granny who sells her wares in Harare’s oldest township of Mbare also looks after her late daughter’s son who is still in school. Apart from her monthly bills, …

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Fighting COVID-19 on a hungry stomach, the plight of Zimbos during lockdown

By Pearl Matibe People are going hungry in Zimbabwe. The coronavirus is making it difficult for millions who do not know where their next meal will come from. The country—which is marked by decades of a severely diminished economy—is not only facing a coronavirus public health crisis but a food catastrophe. “Can we concentrate more …

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EatOutMovement serves 13 366 meals to the homeless during lockdown

The current national lockdown which started on the 30th of March and extended to the 3rd of May affected the lives of homeless people most of whom survive on left-over food from restaurants and hotels. The lockdown regulations compelled hotels and restaurants to close as part of measures to try and curb the spread of …

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EatOutMovement serves 13 366 meals to the homeless during lockdown

The current national lockdown which started on the 30th of March and extended to the 3rd of May affected the lives of homeless people most of whom survive on left-over food from restaurants and hotels. The lockdown regulations compelled hotels and restaurants to close as part of measures to try and curb the spread of …

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Enter the new type of vendors, as Harare defy COVID-19 lockdown

By Staff Writer It’s 7 o’clock in the morning and many people are already queuing outside OK Supermarket in Avonlea waiting for the shop to open. After enduring the first 21-day lockdown, many are now accustomed to the drill-while queuing stay a metre apart, get your body temperature checked and the shop assistant sprays hand …

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Msarara threatens to sue Tsenengamu, Matutu

By Staff Reporter Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe chairman Tafadzwa Msarara says he has instructed his lawyers to institute legal proceeding against Zanu PF Youth League members Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenengamu for peddling falsehoods about him to the media. Tsenengamu and Matutu told the media at a press conference that they have evidence that …

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TRAPPED: How Zimbabwe suffers from U.S. Prohibition on Economic Assistance

OP-Ed by Pearl Matibe The clock in Zimbabwe—unlike the rest of the world—turns backwards. If the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade address topics associated with foreign policies, agreements with other countries, and the lack of foreign assistance, it should also demonstrate that it monitors the work done by the Ministry of …

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