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Several miners trapped underground in Zimbabwe

– Advertisement – At least 40 miners in Zimbabwe are trapped underground after a shaft in a disused gold mine collapsed, the country’s miners’ federation said Thursday. The incident occurred late Wednesday in the town of Bindura, around 70 kilometres north of the capital Harare, said Wellington Takavarasha, head of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation. Takavarasha told AFP the miners were working inside the disused Ran Gold Mine when a shaft caved in. Six miners have since been pulled from the rubble and taken to hospital. “Those who were rescued said…

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Zimbabwe: Fans social media star Ginimbi mourn his death

– Advertisement – Fans of popular Zimbabwean socialite Ginimbi Kadungure have been mourning his death this week. Ginimbi died on Sunday following a fatal car accident. Doctors say he died from internal bleeding. The celebrity died while driving his Rolls Royce Wraith from a night club. According to eye witnesses Ginimbi was speeding before the crash and moments after he was rescued he died. At the accident scene we spoke to Ginimbi’s business partner Dr Peter Gwaza, who described the accident as a horrible tragedy.Three bodies are still in the…

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Zimbabwe Must Take Measures to Stop Witch Killing

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) is urging the government of Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stop the killing of persons accused of witchcraft in the country. This appeal has become necessary following the gruesome murder in Bulawayo of an 83 year old man, Mitsho Ncube. According to a report in the Zimbabwean Chronicle, Ncube’s son, Thanbani bludgeoned the father to death after accusing him of witchcraft. The accusation is linked to the father’s refusal to use the rentals collected from tenants to pay utility bills. Thanbani, who had…

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Mugabe left behind $10 mln and properties but no will

The late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe reportedly left behind $10 million in his bank account together with other properties. State media Herald newspaper on Tuesday published the list of Mugabe’s estate but indicated there was no will to distribute the properties. The newspaper listed some of the properties left behind to include: four houses, 10 cars, one farm, his rural home and an orchard. Mugabe’s daughter Bona Chikowore in October wrote to the Master of High Court seeking to register her father’s estate. Since there was no will,…

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Sacked Zimbabwe doctors reject deal to return to work

The Union that represents Zimbabwe state doctors has rejected a deal that would have seen hundreds of doctors sacked recently return to work. The doctors on Friday rejected an offer from the government to get them back to work. In September, over one thousand of state doctors went on strike. When they refused to call off their strike, the government decided to sack them in November. The doctors have been on strike for months demanding better working conditions as some earn as low as $100 a month. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors…

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60% of Zimbabweans are without enough food

The United Nations has said that millions of Zimbabweans are struggling to access food. Hilal Elver, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food who disclosed this said “The people of Zimbabwe are slowly getting to a point of suffering a man-made starvation.” Elver made the statement in Harare after after a 10-day visit to the country. In a statement she said that 60% of the country’s 14 million people were not getting enough food to meet their basic needs. “Many of the people I spoke to in Harare…

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Zimbabwe: Renaming of streets after Mnangagwa sparks outrage

Zimbabwe has announced plans to rename some streets across the country after President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The said plan was approved by the country’s cabinet and forms part of proposed new names for streets and buildings. The Herald reports that the new names will affect “roads, places and Government buildings in Harare, Bulawayo and other towns across the country. It further reported that it is part of a “deliberate effort to foster unity, while reflecting on the country’s history and identity.” Other people to be honoured include Botswana’s former President Sir…

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China ‘angry’ with Zimbabwe for understating financial support

China has said that Zimbabwe has been understating its financial help to the southern African nation. Zimbabwe’s recently released budget figures ranked China poorly when it comes to foreign countries  supporting it. The country’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said in a budget statement last week that the country received $194m from bilateral donors between January and September this year. Out of that figure Ncube said China provided $3.6m, a figure that was considered meager due to the publicized relations between China and Zimbabwe. But the Chinese embassy in Harare has…

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Zimbabwe sacks hundreds of doctors over strike action

Zimbabwe has sacked over 200 out of the 1,601 of doctors who work in public health institutions. A third of its workforce of doctors who provide health care in public hospitals are currently facing the sack. The decision to sack these doctors is based on their refusal to call off their strike and return to work. Doctors have been on strike for months now demanding better working conditions. But the government continues to hold disciplinary hearings for the doctors who defied a Labour Court ruling to return to work. So…

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Nurses in Zimbabwe embark on strike

Nurses at all council clinics in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare have abandoned work compounding the health crisis in the country. The nurses declared strike on Monday citing incapacitation, according to local media reporting. Harare city Health director Dr Prosper Chonzi told Herald Newspaper that the latest development was a big blow to health sector. “As you know, most patients were now receiving treatment from clinics because of the current industrial action at central hospitals. This development will leave more patients stranded and with no alternatives to care,” said Dr Chonzi. Doctors…

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