236 Students Struck Down By Diarrhoea Outbreak At Peterhouse Girls High School, Marondera

236 Students Struck Down By Diarrhoea Outbreak At Peterhouse Girls High School, Marondera

Peterhouse Girls High School in Marondera has been hit by a diarrhoea outbreak that has affected 236 students, some of who have been hospitalised. The diarrhoea is said to have affected all the students who ate lunch at the school on Thursday. A total of 236 students were affected with some being treated at the school clinic while others were taken away by their parents for private treatment. Marondera District Medical Officer, Dr Tawanda Borerwe…

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Zimbabwe Diamond Firms Face Closure After Drastic Fall In Output

The government is unlikely to renew mining licences for all diamond mining companies in Chiadzwa because they defaulted on their fees and did not show intentions to renew their papers, parliamentarians heard yesterday. Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa told Members of Parliament and ministers attending a pre-budget seminar in Victoria Falls that diamond output had drastically dropped in the past few years. He also told the MPs that Hwange Colliery management could soon…

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Zanu-PF, MDC-T Supporters In Violent Clashes, Leaving Trail Of Destruction In Hopley, Harare South District

Zanu-PF and MDC-T supporters clashed yesterday in Hopley, Harare South district, leaving a trail of destruction of homesteads and business premises, while scores of people were injured. Police had to move in to quell the disturbances that occurred in Zone 5 Hopley and lasted for about an hour as it spilled to nearby areas of the suburb. When The Herald arrived, there was a heavy police presence, while some houses had their window panes damaged….

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Zimbabweans Forced To Conduct Business Under Candles Light

Zimbabweans Forced To Conduct Business Under Candles Light

The ZimFirst has lamented that Zimbabwe businesses are currently being forced to conduct their businesses under the candle lights and development which the party says can only be resolved if it gets into power. ZimFirst official Daniel Mvula posted on Facebook that his party was not impressed by the conditions prevailing as there is serious electricity load shedding in the country. “Zimbabwe is being forced to do ‘business by candlelight’ – here’s why Jonathan Garber…

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‘Zimbabwe Is A Low Income Country, With People Living On Average US$3,24 A Day’ – World bank

‘Zimbabwe Is A Low Income Country, With People Living On  Average US$3,24 A Day’ – World bank

The ZimStart has reported that the World Bank has classified Zimbabwe as the low income country with an average Zimbabwean living on US$3.24 a day in September. This was according to the World Bank’s Bank updated international poverty line of US$1.90 a day while the old line was at US$1.25. Latest available data show that 72% of the population lives below the poverty lines amid revelations that the total consumption poverty line (TCPL) for Zimbabwe…

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Marondera Drafts Zanu PF Vendors Into Municipal Police To Drive Out Their Colleagues From CBD

Marondera Drafts Zanu PF Vendors Into Municipal Police To Drive Out Their Colleagues From CBD

MARONDERA: Informal traders in the Mashonaland East town are up in arms after the council hired Zanu PF aligned vendors to help municipal police drive out their colleagues from the CBD. Marondera council, which is failing to raise money to retrench over 200 employees, has increased its bloated workforce by employing some vendors as security police officers. The new recruits are mandated to bar fellow vendors from trading at undesignated places. Affected vendors feel betrayed…

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‘Grace Mugabe Poised To Be Zimbabwe’s First Female Dictator’

THE MDC says First Lady Grace Mugabe might be the “world’s first female dictator” and seek to torment her adversaries in Zanu-PF, Southern Eye reported. MDC national organising secretary Shepherd Dube yesterday told Southern Eye that developments on the ground showed that Grace was keen to take over power from her husband, President Robert Mugabe. “In case Grace Mugabe becomes President, within the first three months of her rule she will arrest many Zanu-PF and…

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‘President Mugabe Deserves To Be Honoured For His Bravery’ -VP Mphoko

‘President Mugabe Deserves To Be Honoured For His Bravery’ -VP Mphoko

President Mugabe deserves to be honoured for his bravery when he embarked on the land reform programme that saw tens of thousands of previously marginalised blacks getting prime farming land, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has said. Addressing hundreds of new indigenous sugar cane farmers who benefited under the land reform programme at Mkwasine Estates in Chiredzi last week, VP Mphoko said President Mugabe was going to leave a long-lasting legacy through the land reform exercise….

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Jonathan Moyo, Zanu PF, Arrogant Chief Propagandist Back And On Twitter

Higher Education minister, Jonathan Moyo, savaged the CE of the Zimbabwe Media Commission, Tafataona Mahoso, over an opinion piece that the later penned on Friday in The Patriot. In his opinion piece, Mahoso tucked into the ruling party’s G40 group, panning them viciously for their alleged opposition to VP Mnangagwa and other liberation struggle veteran. Although Mahoso did not mention any names in his piece, his disdain for the group was palpable and left little…

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Botswana Police Arrest Six Zimbabwean Member Crime Syndicate Terrorising Gaborone & Surrounding Areas

POLICE in Botswana have reportedly arrested a six-member gang of Zimbabweans believed to have been committing a series of robberies and break-ins in Gaborone and surrounding areas. Botswana’s Voice newspaper reported that various stolen items which include television sets, laptops, cellphones, cash and borehole equipment was recovered a week ago and was now being kept at Mogoditshane Police Station. The paper indicated that six Zimbabwean men were arrested and one of them is said to…

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