Parirenyatwa Should Return The Clandestinely Obtained PSMAS US$100k And Resign

Parirenyatwa Should Return The Clandestinely Obtained PSMAS US$100k And Resign

  Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa should return the $100 000 advance payment that was unprocedurally made to him by Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) last year and resign from holding a public office, the society’s members and service providers have said. While investigations by The Herald yesterday showed that capitation no longer exists in the medical insurance industry, particularly with PSMAS which is sitting on debt in excess of US$140…

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Moyo Off To Capetown-‘The Late Daughter ‘Zanele’ Battled With Depression On And Off’

JONATHAN MOYO LEAVES FOR CAPETOWN AS ITS REVEALED THAT HIS LATE DAUGHTER, ‘ZANELE’ BATTLED WITH DEPRESSION ON AND OFF   HIGHER and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo’s daughter, Zanele, has been found dead at a house in Capetown, South Africa.   Prof Moyo had just started addressing academic staff at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo yesterday when an aide walked over and asked him to step outside,…

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MPs Alarmed By Rise In Beggars, Street Kids, Mothers, Fathers , Youths & Prostitution

MEMBERS of Parliament have expressed concern over the alleged increase in prostitution both in urban and rural areas. In a motion before the National Assembly, the lawmakers said they were concerned by the increasing number of “beggars, street kids, street mothers, fathers and youths” at road intersections and pavements in urban areas. They also said they were disturbed by the wanton abuse of alcohol and other intoxicants by the younger generation. The motion, which is…

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Gweru Snake Keeper Killed By Bite From Banded Cobra He Had Just Captured

A Gweru man who had an affinity for snakes died on Monday after he was bitten by a banded cobra which he had caught at a neighbour’s house in Brankhurst suburb of his hometown. Fayaz Motala’s death came the day after his 31st birthday. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority through its provincial warden confirmed the cause of death. “Yes he was bitten by a banded cobra. We call upon members of the public to exercise…

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‘Four Bulawayo Sixth Form, Foundation College Students Arrested For Murder’

‘Four Bulawayo Sixth Form,  Foundation College Students Arrested For Murder’

POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested four Sixth Form Foundation College pupils in connection with the murder of a man from Nkulumane suburb who they allegedly pounded with a brick, fracturing his skull. Tsepo Phosa, 19, Zangelo Thebe, 20, Donald Musona, 21 and Mthulisi Sibanda, 21, were arrested on Sunday for the gruesome killing of Vengai Clayton Muza, 27. Muza died on the spot while his friend Brannon Moyo, 29, was left unconscious following the brutal…

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Diarrhoea Outbreak In Gwanda Due To Critical Water Crisis

Diarrhoea Outbreak In Gwanda Due To Critical Water Crisis

Gwanda’s only two health centres, Phakama Poly Clinic and the Gwanda Provincial Hospital have been hit by a sudden increase in diarrhoea cases directly attributed to the water crisis hitting the town. Officials at the two health centres confirmed to Bulawayo24 a tip off by residents of Gwanda that there has been a massive increase of diarrhoea cases in the town. The cases are mostly reported amongst school going children. Gwanda has been experiencing critical…

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‘1.5 Million Zimbabweans Need Food Aid’-UN World Food Programme

‘1.5 Million Zimbabweans Need Food Aid’-UN World Food Programme

VILLAGERS in some parts of the country are skipping meals and foraging for wild fruit as food stocks run out after a poor harvest blamed on drought and controversial land reforms. “Even if the children complain of hunger there is nothing we can do about it,” says Rabian Chidamba, 40, a mother of four who lives in Musana district northwest of Harare. She has cut the family’s meals to two a day as she ekes…

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Harare Deputy Mayor ‘Thomas Muzuva’ (43) Succumbs To Cancer

Harare Deputy Mayor ‘Thomas Muzuva’ (43) Succumbs To Cancer

HARARE deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva died Wednesday morning after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born in 1972. MDC-T director of communications Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed the passing on of the Kambuzuma councillor, who breathed his last at Harare’s West End clinic. “The deputy mayor for Harare, councillor Thomas Muzuva, has passed on at West End clinic in Harare where he was receiving treatment for cancer,” Tamborinyoka said in a statement. “President Morgan Tsvangirai…

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‘2 692 People Aged 10 to 19 , Treated For STI , ‘ January to March 2015’ NAC

‘2 692 People Aged 10 to 19 , Treated For STI , ‘ January to March 2015’ NAC

About 2 692 people aged between 10 and 19 years where treated for the deadly sexually transmitted infections from January to March this year.  Harare accounts for highest   cases with 10 135 and Masvingo second with 8 166. The National Aids Council 2015 first quarter report indicates that more young people are now exposed to STIs due to unprotected sexual intercourse. The reports says the 25-49 age group contributed the heights patients with 30…

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Proposed Bill To Enforce US$500 Fine Or 6Months In Jail for Public Smoking

SMOKING in public will attract a fine of US$500 or six months in jail after the country has aligned the Public Health Act on Tobacco Control Regulation 264 of 2001 with the World Health Organisation statutes, an official has said. The deputy director Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Mrs Docas Sithole, said Zimbabwe became an affiliate member of WHO on Tobacco Control in March this year and some…

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