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January 1, 2019 1:46 AM Pay civil servants in hard currency: Chamisa

Government should make efforts to pay civil servants salaries in foreign currency, MDC president Nelson Chamisa has said. This comes as the on-going strike by doctors has entered its fourth week, after the government failed to address their grievances and demands — resulting in operations at public health institutions being severely affected by the industrial 25

December 27, 2018 3:11 AM Broken spinal cord teacher seeks help

A 26 year old teacher from Mbazhe Primary School in Nkayi is appealing for US$4 500 to undergo an operation after he broke his spinal cord in a car accident. Mr Abednigo Moyo who is admitted to Mpilo Central Hospital was injured in an accident that claimed the life of one person on December 9 along the Harare-Bulawayo Road near Mahatshula suburb 22

November 26, 2018 8:44 AM Superstar Tuku recovering at home

Legendary musician Dr Oliver Mtukudzi failed to travel to the United Kingdom recently for the London Jazz Festival due to ill health and his manager yesterday said the singer was resting at home. Tuku was scheduled to perform at the prestigious festival that took place on November 18, but his doctors advised him against travelling. Organisers of the festival 27

November 1, 2018 10:55 AM Catholic nun murder-accused gives magistrate death threat

Enock Potani, who last year allegedly killed and raped a Catholic nun Ruvadiki Plaxedes Kamundiya at a Holy Shrine at Mother of Peace in Mutoko, yesterday threatened a Harare magistrate with death. Potani, who is facing a murder charge, appeared before Mrs Rumbidzai Mugwagwa and was indicted to appear at the High Court on November 12 for trial 37

October 23, 2018 4:12 PM Doctors demand to be paid in US$

Doctors are demanding to be paid their salaries in United States dollars to cushion themselves from rampaging inflation. At the same time, the doctors have implored government to declare the situation in the health sector a state of emergency to enable it to seek aid from international partners. In a letter to Health Services Board (HSB) chairperson 30

October 17, 2018 7:06 AM Ramaphosa reschedules DRC meeting

President Cyril Ramaphosa is ill, and has been advised by doctors not to undertake “prolonged” travel, the Presidency says. In a statement on Tuesday, Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said Ramaphosa has an upper respiratory tract infection and is receiving medical attention. Ramaphosa was scheduled to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday 25

October 5, 2018 9:52 AM Tshwane to pay R1 million to man injured by pothole

The City of Tshwane will have to pay damages to a Pretoria North man who injured his leg so badly when he stepped into a pothole that doctors initially wanted to amputate it. Theunis Brink, 62, spent more than two months in the Tshwane District Hospital after the incident. He is claiming more than R900 000 in damages from the city. The city did not file papers 32

September 25, 2018 2:24 AM Baby swap inquest opens

Two medical doctors in Victoria Falls have given contrasting reports of circumstances around alleged baby swapping at Victoria Falls District Hospital as an inquiry into the matter opened on Friday. A post-mortem done at the United Bulawayo Hospitals also gave a different version stating that the two-day old baby died of head trauma and central nervous 40

August 28, 2018 7:42 AM All is set for Paul Chingoka’s memorial service

All is set for the memorial service of the late former Tennis Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Olympic Committee president, Paul Chingoka, this weekend at the Roman Catholic, St Gerard’s church, at Greystone Park in Harare. His life will be celebrated at the church starting off with a Roman Catholic mass service. Chingoka died last month at the Avenues Clinic in Harare 36

July 12, 2018 2:13 PM Potraz in telemedicine initiative

Telecommunications regulator Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is supporting local health facilities to access specialist services through its innovative tele-medicine programme, a Cabinet minister has said. Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Supa Mandiwanzira told delegates and residents 35