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August 14, 2018 6:57 PM South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

South Africa is to get rid of all pit latrines in state schools within two years after a five-year-old pupil drowned in a toilet in March. “This is an initiative that will save lives and restore the dignity of tens of thousands of our nation’s children,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said. Pit latrines are holes in the ground covered with a platform – and many are shoddily 6

August 14, 2018 4:32 PM It’s not the economy

Over the years, local sports bodies and teams have cried out for funding and sponsorship ahead of crucial matches and assignments. Shortly before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, the Zimbabwe government had to fork out $1 million to bankroll the Warriors’ participation in Gabon. Just last month, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced they would 6

August 14, 2018 12:27 PM Zimra relocates Gweru offices

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has advised its clients of disruptions in normal service delivery during relocation of their Gweru offices. Initially Zimra Gweru offices were located at the city’s government complex and will now be moving into Megawatt complex. “Zimra Gweru office is relocating from the government complex to Megawatt complex with effect 7

August 13, 2018 3:13 PM Caretaker commission for City of Harare

Government has appointed a three-member commission to preside over the affairs of Harare City Council before the swearing in of a new council. The caretaker commission was appointed in terms of section 80 of the Urban Councils Act. The commission is chaired by Bella Manyakara. The other two members are Shingai Mutumbwa and one C Kampila. “The commission 9

August 8, 2018 4:34 PM Corruption still a big problem

The recent arrest of Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has thrust the spotlight back on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s corruption fight. Chivayo was arrested last week on corruption charges while trying to flee the country when he had gotten wind that law enforcement agents were looking for him. The controversial businessman and his company — Intratek 22

August 7, 2018 3:41 PM Italy road crash near Foggia kills 12 African farm labourers

Twelve African farm labourers have died in a head-on collision between a van and a lorry near Lesina in the Foggia region of southern Italy. The labourers were returning from the fields, packed into a van which had Bulgarian number plates. Three other people were injured in the crash, including the lorry driver. Four migrant farm workers died in a similar 27

August 4, 2018 4:53 PM NewsDay journalist detained by the army

NewsDay journalist Tinotenda Samukange was detained for close to three hours by soldiers in Harare’s high-density suburb of Kuwadzana on the 3rd of August 2018. According to a statement from the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Samukange was on his way home when he was informed that the military had been deployed in the high-density suburb 33

August 4, 2018 1:08 PM Yoh! Zimbabwe state broadcaster played cartoons during Nelson Chamisa’s presser

The Zimbabwean state broadcaster found a way to dismiss Nelson Chamisa, the opposition leader, as a mere Mickey Mouse without blurting it out. Yesterday afternoon, millions of Zimbabweans and many around the world tuned in to watch the press conference delivered by Nelson Chamisa, the opposition leader who lost the election to President Emmerson Mnangagwa 33

August 2, 2018 5:48 PM Chipanga not giving up yet

Controversial Sungura artiste Hosiah Chipanga — who just lost the election contest for the Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency — has said he will not give up on his pursuit to influence the country’s political environment. Speaking to Eastern News after announcement of the poll results, Chipanga said he would explore other means to influence political leaders 39

August 2, 2018 5:13 PM Mthwakazi Republic Party hammered in parly polls

Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP)’s plan for secession was thrown into doubt on Monday after voters angry at the idea of their Mthwakazi State breaking away from Zimbabwe gave the opposition party a fierce drubbing in parliamentary elections. MRP leader Mqondisi Moyo yesterday conceded the worse-than-expected defeat but said its participation in the Monday 39