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Covid-19 preparedness plan launched

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa yesterday launched Zimbabwe’s US$26 million preparedness and response plan for coronavirus aimed at building an integrated and coordinated strategy on preventing the spread of the virus causing Covid-19 and mitigating its effects. He said coronavirus was almost certain to reach Zimbabwe, hence the need for a detailed plan to […]

Crime & Courts
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5 armed robbers killed in shoot-out

Freeman Razemba Crime Reporter FIVE armed robbers accused of robbing two Harare businessmen — Messrs Tawanda Nyambirai and Rodney Dangarembizi — of over US$220 000, were yesterday killed in a shoot-out with detectives. Two of them survived and were arrested. Police sources suspect the five were part of the gang that robbed money changers of […]

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President orders schools, colleges to close next week

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Reporter All schools, colleges and universities must close next Tuesday as the Government steps up efforts to ensure any outbreak of coronavirus in Zimbabwe is controlled and minimised. So far, no case has been confirmed yet. While originally the Government was prepared to let the normal term end, President Mnangagwa yesterday said, […]

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‘No going back on land reform, Zimdollar’

Manicaland Bureau President Mnangagwa on Wednesday stressed that land reform was irreversible and the Government would not substitute the local currency — the Zimbabwe dollar — despite machinations to destabilise and destroy it. He made the remarks when he addressed a rally at Bumhira Secondary School in Nyanga North after having commissioned Nyakomba Irrigation Scheme […]

Main News
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New energy policies set tone for green future

Joseph Madzimure and Nesia Mhaka PRESIDENT Mnangagwa yesterday launched two energy policies, effectively setting the tone for the development and sustainable exploitation of renewable energy. The National Renewable Energy policy and Biofuels policy of Zimbabwe seek to promote optimal supply and utilisation of energy for socio-economic development. Government is seeking to prioritise the exploitation of […]

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Malawi president sacks army chief

LILONGWE — Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday fired the country’s Army Commander General Vincent Nundwe and his deputy Lieutenant Clement Namangale,

Entertainment
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Panic buying prevalent

Bethel Bayanai, H-Metro Reporter Panic buying is prevalent in various shops after the pronouncement of Covid-19 as a National Disaster and global pandemic. Products considered essential like food, soap and toilet paper are especially being hoarded as people prepare for any eventuality concerning the Covid-19. In a survey conducted by H-Metro in various grocery stores, […]

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‘Spare Mupedzanhamo, Matapi please’

Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter MUPEDZANHAMO market vendors have pleaded with government not to shut down their operations arguing that it was their source of livelihood. Some vendors called on church leaders to pray against COVID-19 and help government in teaching their members about it. One vendor of Malawian origin, who only identified himself as Baba […]

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