OTHERS POLITICS 

MDC’s Amos Chibaya In ‘Near-Death’ Accident – Foul Play Suspected In Accident

Amos Chibaya, a senior official of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change was this Sunday involved in a ‘near-death’ road accident just before the Runde river on his way from Gweru to Zvishavane. Some have viewed the accident as an attempt by the President Mnangagwa-led administration to kill the MDC-Alliance organising Secretary. Among those who suspect foul play is Zimbabwean journalist and filmmaker, Hopewell Chin’ono who is a staunch critic of President Mnangagwa. He posted on twitter saying: In our country, many opposition leaders/critical voices have been killed through accidents.…

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OTHERS 

Zimbabwe’s Deployment Of Troops In Mozambique Not Only Illegal But Foolish And Costly – Biti

MDC vice president Tendai Biti argues that the reported unilateral deployment of Zimbabwean troops to fight terrorists in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region is not only illegal but foolish and costly. Biti says the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should be involved as a whole instead of Zimbabwe’s adventurism. Said Biti: The reported deployment of Zimbabwean troops in Mozambique represents further reproduction of illegalities ill-thought actions by the regime. Assuming there is an urgent military situation in Cabo Delgado surely the region collectively must act. A meeting of SADC must be…

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EDITORIAL OPINIONS OTHERS 

COVID-19: Masiyiwa appeals to IMF, World Bank to set up special fund for ‘sanctioned’ Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa has issued an appeal to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other lenders to set up a US$500 million trust fund to help Zimbabwe and Sudan respond to coronavirus.Masiyiwa says Zimbabwe was left out of a debt payment relief programme of the G20 because it is under sanctions. The G20 programme is separate from the debt service relief given to 25 countries by the IMF earlier, for which Zimbabwe was not eligible as the programme was only for countries that owe the IMF.Masiyiwa…

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OTHERS TOP STORY 

Health Services Board Bigwigs Controversially Award Themselves Hefty Additional Allowances

Health Services Board (HSB) heavyweights reportedly controversially awarded themselves additional allowances while health care front liners are reportedly getting paltry salaries and incentives. Daily News reports. According to the publication, HBS documents show that: Top office bearers recently got huge added “coronavirus” allowances for just two weeks of work. For example, HSB chairperson Paulinus Sikhosana received a further 480 litres of petrol for his use, despite him already having a monthly allocation of 600 litres a month. He also got $800 worth of airtime, $2 250 for data bundles and…

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HEALTH OTHERS 

MDC-Alliance President Nelson Chamisa Donates COVID-19 Material Worth US$3000 To Kwekwe Council

The youthful MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has donated COVID-19 material worth $3 000 to Kwekwe City Council, New Zimbabwe reports. The donation was handed over to Kwekwe Mayor by MDC’s Dr Henry Madzorera on behalf Nelson Chamisa. While handing over the donations, Dr Madzorera said: Today, I am handing over materials worth US$3 000 to the mayor of the city on behalf of the MDC Alliance President Chamisa The president wanted to show solidarity with the government and all matters relating to the COVID-19 war, and to emphasise that this…

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HEALTH OTHERS 

Broke Zimbabwe frees returning residents earlier than scheduled from quarantine

HARARE – The broke Zimbabwe government has freed 34 returning residents who were being held at a mandatory coronavirus quarantine facility in Darwendale, 60km west of Harare. Zimbabwe set a mandatory 21-day quarantine for returning residents in a bid to contain the spread of the virus, but ministers admit the country cannot afford to accommodate and feed thousands of returnees for long periods. In a statement Sunday, information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said they discharged 34 returning residents from the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management (ZIPAM) isolation centre on…

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OTHERS 

LIFESTYLE: Zimbabwe’s Richest 25 People as of 2019-20 List.

The following list was compiled based on Forbes as of late 2019 , on overall net-worth as well as Africa Weekly Venture Capital to list among to registered entities and properties:- Strive Masiyiwa (Econet Group, Cassava Smartech, Kwese & Liquid Telecom)-$2.5 billion Strive Masiyiwa overcame protracted government opposition to launch a private mobile phone network Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in 1998. He owns 52% of ZSE listed Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, which is part of his larger Econet Group (Headquartered in Mauritius). Masiyiwa also owns 50% of blue chips Liquid Telecom Group…

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HEALTH OTHERS 

Sakunda’s Tagwirei delights Mnangagwa with coronavirus donations : “You are like Apostle Peter”

HARARE – Sakunda Holdings has received heavenly praise after donating US$2.6 million in equipment and the Arundel Hospital to Government for use in the fight against COVID-19, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa likening the company’s CEO the Apostle Peter. Sakunda CEO and presidential advisor Kudakwashe Tagwirei handed over the donation to Mnangagwa at State House Thursday, revealing that his company was also going to pay the 55 medical personnel manning the hospital for the next six months. The tycoon, who has been in the public spotlight over US$3 billion in Command…

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HEALTH OTHERS 

Tagwirei’s Sakunda US$3m Equipment Arrives to assist in coronavirus fight.

HARARE – US$3 million Sakunda Holdings’ equipment and supplies meant to fight COVID-19 has arrived in Harare as preparations for the opening up of Arundel Hospital gathers momentum. The arrival of the equipment is a timely boost as rennovations at the hospital, which witll be open to every Zimbabwean, have also been completed. Part of the $US 3 million equipment will be donated to public hospitals fighting the pandemic. The supplies, which include ventilators and rapid testing kits, came aboard Air Zimbabwe’s chartered plane this morning at the Harare international…

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President Mnangagwa to make televised Independence-Day address.

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa will make a televised address to Zimbabweans on the country’s 40th Independence Day tomorrow in respect to the measures implemented by Government to contain the spread of coronavirus. The day comes at a time when the country is under a 21-day national lockdown declared by the Government to contain the spread of Covid-19 that has claimed more than 130 000 lives globally while confirmed cases of the virus are almost at 2 million. Prior to announcing the lockdown, President Mnangagwa announced that the Government had postponed the holding…

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