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  • ‘Mental illness drugs in shortage’

    February 19, 2018 1:19 PM 1

    Poor access and a shortage of psychotropic drugs for mental patients could be the hindering factor towards treatment, a leading medical donor agency said. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) head of mission Abi Kebra Belaye said drug stock-outs are common in communities across Zimbabwe, leaving patients stranded. Belaye’s worry comes as an estimated 10 percent

  • High Court dismisses OK challenge

    February 19, 2018 9:21 AM 2

    The High Court has dismissed an application by OK Zimbabwe Limited challenging the pending disconnection of power at its shop in Gwanda over a $72 000 electricity bill.The ruling by Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Maxwell Takuva follows an urgent chamber application by OK Zimbabwe Ltd citing the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company

  • Dube not out of woods yet

    February 19, 2018 9:12 AM 2

    Contrary to media reports, former Highlanders and Premier Soccer League chairman Peter Dube’s suspension has not been lifted by Zifa and he remains on the sidelines of all football activities. According to a Zifa councillor who attended Saturday’s meeting, for a motion to be passed as a resolution, two thirds of members present have to give it the nod by voting

  • African audiences celebrate Black Panther release

    February 19, 2018 8:47 AM 2

    The release this week of Marvel Studios’ latest superhero outing, Black Panther, has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap. With an almost entirely black cast and a young African-American director, Ryan Coogler, the film has already won rave reviews for its stereotype-busting portrayal

  • Dream come true: Gwanda girl to take to the skies

    February 19, 2018 7:41 AM 2

    A Gwanda teenager, Inobubele Dube, may be taking you to the skies someday! The 19-year-old will finally realise her aviation dream after Big Time Strategic Group (BTSG) paid a whopping R500 000 for her to study towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) programme at the Flight Training Services (FTS) in Midrand, South Africa. The prohibitive cost of studying

  • Negligent doctor suspended, undergoes retraining

    February 19, 2018 7:15 AM 2

    A Bulawayo doctor found guilty of negligently causing the death of a new born baby has been placed on suspension and is undergoing retraining after being stopped from practising obstetrics and gynaecology for a year. Dr Arnold Nyamande from Marondera Poly Clinic in Mzilikazi suburb was last month ordered to pay $8 000 after he was slapped with a lawsuit

  • Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

    February 19, 2018 6:42 AM 2

    An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” George Christensen, a government MP, put the photo on Facebook on Saturday. Police said they would consider whether an investigation was warranted. The MP defended his post as “a joke”. Mr Christensen said the post was a “tongue-in-cheek

  • Army fatigues land duo in trouble

    February 19, 2018 6:22 AM 2

    Two Chitungwiza men yesterday appeared in court after they were caught with army fatigues. Cosmas Gwanzura (23) and Spencer Tembo (23) appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Oliver Mudzongachiso, facing charges of unlawful possession of camouflage. Prosecutor Mr Edmond Ndambakuwa alleged that on February 14, at Pagungwa Night Club at Chikwanha, the duo were found

  • Zimra to commission upgraded Asycuda system

    February 19, 2018 6:09 AM 2

    The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has admitted it made costly errors when it first commissioned its Asycuda customs system, which crushed last December and caused a logjam, delaying cargo clearance at the country’s ports of entry. The revenue authority says it has since upgraded the customs system and expects to commission it by June this year. Asycuda

  • Diaspora woman loses house to mistress

    February 19, 2018 5:21 AM 2

    The High Court has ruled that a woman living in the Diaspora is not entitled to inherit the matrimonial house because she was not living at the house at the time of her husband’s death. Justice Alfas Chitakunye made the ruling in the case involving the estate of the late Samuel Zachary Munangatire. Mr Munangatire died in the United Kingdom in 2012. At the time of his death