‘African Swine Fever Kills Over 600 Pigs In Mashonaland Central- 2Months’-Last Reported 1992

Mashonaland Central has been hit by African swine fever that has killed more than 600 pigs, the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has said. The disease was last reported in 1992 in Beitbridge. Currently it is confined to free ranging pigs, but can easily spread into commercial pig units if adequate control measures are not put in place. In an interview on Thursday, DVS director, Dr Josphat Nyika said the disease had affected Mukumbura and…

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Zim Gays Criticise Parirenyatwa Over Remarks ‘Homosexuality Contributes To Rise In prison HIV’

Zim Gays Criticise  Parirenyatwa Over Remarks  ‘Homosexuality Contributes To  Rise In prison HIV’

Zimbabwean homosexuals have criticised Health Minister David Parirenyatwa over remarks he made recently that homosexuality contributed to increased HIV in prisons, a report said. Parirenyatwa told the state-owned Herald newspaper this week that the prevalence of HIV and Aids showed that people were jailed while already infected or that there was rampant homosexuality behind bars. In response, the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) said although they welcomed Parirenyatwa’s attitude towards opening a debate on…

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EFF Reportedly Burn ‘Snake Pastor, Penuel Mnguni’ End Times Disciples Ministries Pretoria Church’

There was reportedly pandemonium and Chaos when the infamous End Times Disciples Ministries church in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, on Sunday was destroyed by members of the Julius Malema led the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) using fire. The EFF brigade had vowed to make the church’s pastor, Penuel Mnguni, eat rodents and snakes like he did to his congregation,ANN7 reported. Snake pastor tent on fire, the EFF members say the pastor will not be allowed…

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‘Mpilo Central Hospital Executives Syndicate In Multi-Million Dollars Fraud’

‘Mpilo Central Hospital Executives Syndicate In Multi-Million Dollars Fraud’

MPILO Central Hospital executives acted as a syndicate to fraudulently bleed millions of dollars from the institution’s coffers, a recently concluded internal audit has revealed. The audit, covering the period between January 2012 and May 2015, shows that the accounting system at one of the country’s biggest referral hospitals was virtually non-existent. Auditors said officials abused resources and funds without accountability. They have recommended that implicated officials should be charged separately and jointly where appropriate…

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Gutu (ZRP) & Health Team Forcibly Immunise 50Johane Marange Kids At Funeral After 3 Deaths

Gutu (ZRP) & Health Team  Forcibly Immunise 50Johane Marange Kids  At Funeral After 3 Deaths

His son Abraham died at Chitsidzo in Gutu where he was being prayed for by a prophet identified as Gotora. “I had to take the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to accompany me to Chitsidzo in Gutu after I heard that Abraham was dead. I found the deceased together with his mother in a dusty shack built out of plastic papers and his siblings were looking like skeletons due to an illness,” said Headman Madamombe Gotora…

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‘At Least 16% of 13 million Zims Face Food Insecurity’ – Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet)

‘At Least 16% of 13 million Zims Face Food Insecurity’ – Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet)

ZIMBABWEANS, already reeling from a crippling economic meltdown, are facing widespread food shortages that are likely to reach unprecedented levels. At least 16% of the country’s estimated 13 million population faces food insecurity, especially in rural areas, a regional food security watcher has said. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) in its latest update, said hunger is already stalking poor Zimbabweans particularly in the southern parts of the country. “Rural food insecurity for the…

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UK: Zim Man, A Soldier Charged With Murder & Firearms Offences Over Zim Nurse Death

UK: Zim Man, A Soldier Charged With Murder & Firearms Offences Over Zim Nurse Death

A Zimbabwean man has been charged with murder after a woman, also from Zimbabwe, died from knife wounds in a disturbance in Greater Manchester. Armed police were called to reports of gun shots being fired on Shawclough Way in Rochdale, at about 21:50 on Tuesday. Miriam Nyazema, 35, was found with stab injuries and treated by paramedics, but later died in hospital. Josphat Mutekedza, 35, was charged with murder and firearms offences when he appeared…

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Zimbabwe Is Preparing To Conduct Its First Ever HIV Vaccine Trial

Zimbabwe Is Preparing To Conduct Its First Ever HIV Vaccine Trial

Zimbabwe is preparing to conduct its first ever HIV vaccine trial as part of efforts to curb the spread of HIV. The country is one of the hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, with an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 15 percent and 1.4 million people living with HIV out of a population of 14 million people. About 800,000 HIV-positive locals are also on anti-retroviral drugs. Lynda Stranix-Chibanda, a paediatrician at the University of Zimbabwe College of…

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Insiza District Pupil (4) Found Dead With Missing Lips, Liver & Other Body Parts

Insiza District Pupil (4) Found Dead With Missing  Lips, Liver & Other Body Parts

A four year old pupil from St Lucy primary school in the Kombo area of Insiza district has been found dead with her lips, liver and other body parts missing in a suspected case of ritual murder. Princess Mpofu, a Grade Zero pupil, did not return home from school on Monday, sparking panic among villagers who immediately constituted a search party which found her mutilated body in a pond at around 7AM on Tuesday. The villagers…

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Melusi Secondary In Silobela Suspends All classes Over Alleged ‘Satanism Scare’

Melusi Secondary  In Silobela Suspends All classes Over Alleged ‘Satanism Scare’

A school in Silobela – Melusi Secondary has suspended all classes over Satanism scare. Pupils at the school are said to be constantly fainting in mysterious circumstances. Classes where last held last Thursday, B-Metro reported today. The publication said parents withdrew their children following reports that they were fainting mysteriously while others would fall to the ground and roll holding onto their throats indicating that they were being choked by mysterious things. Midlands Provincial Education…

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