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Zimbabwe: Elephants kill 60 people in five months

– – At least 60 people have been killed by elephants in Zimbabwe this year. Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana who took to twitter to make an announcement described the incident as sad topic. “The issue of Human/Wildlife Conflict has become quite emotive. This year alone 60 Zimbabweans have lost their lives to elephants and 50 injured. In 2021, 72 lost their lives. Zimbabwe will hold an Elephant Summit this month.” In one district, Bubi, the elephants “have devoured everything in the fields and are now moving into homesteads”, he wrote. He…

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Zimbabwe: Chaos at opposition party rally turns deadly

– – A chaotic scene at an opposition party rally in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, on Sunday turned deadly with reports of at least one death. Local media also reported of some 10 others sustaining injuries in skirmishes at an rally ground. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters were reportedly attacked by a group of men armed with spears, machetes, iron bars and stones. Party leader Nelson Chamisa was forced to abandon his address at the rally, according to reports. Chamisa’s party leadership blamed supporters of President Emmerson Mnangagwa for…

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AU Commission calls for removal of sanctions on Zimbabwe

– – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. In a statement Mr. Mahamat said he was “concerned by the negative impact of continued sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe to the country’s socio-economic development and recovery efforts.” Zimbabweans led by their president, Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2019 embarked on a march to demand an end to foreign sanctions. The government launched that campaign to make unpopular what it considered at the time foreign sanctions that have crippled…

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s family rejects order to exhume his remains

– – The family of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has rejected an order from a traditional court for the exhumation of his remains. A traditional chief   has ordered the exhumation of Robert Mugabe’s remains and their reburial at the national heroes’ shrine in Harare after accusing the late leader’s wife of breaking local custom by interring him at his rural home in 2019. Mugabe, who was removed in a coup that brought Emmerson Mnangagwa to power in November 2017, was buried in the courtyard of his home at his…

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Zimbabwe’s vice president resigns after sex scandal

– – One of the two vice presidents of Zimbabwe, the 71-year-old Kembo Mohadi has resigned amid recent reports of a sex scandal involving him. Mohadi had refused to resigned following reports in local media of him having an affair with women and being caught on tape soliciting for sex. In one of the instances, the vice president was alleged to be involved in planning to have sex with his younger and married lover in the office. Again in another conversation the vice president spoke to his alleged young lover about…

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Zimbabwe’s Vice President refuses to resign over sex scandal

– – Zimbabwe’s 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi has refused to resign over recent reports of a sex scandal involving him. Mohadi is reported by local media in Zimbabwe of having an affair with women and even being caught on tape soliciting for sex. In one of the instances, the vice president was alleged to be involved in planning to have sex with his younger and married lover in the office. The young lover in the conversation also warned the vice president of possible overdose on an aphrodisiac as he…

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Zimbabwe receives 200k doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China

– – Zimbabwe has received its first 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid vaccine from China, according to the government. The consignment of the vaccine arrived on Monday morning in a Air Zimbabwe flight and were handed over to the government. The handing over to the government was done by Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe. China donated the 200,000 doses with an additional 600,000 doses already ordered by the government expected to arrive next month. Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767- 200 ER carrying the Sinopharm #COVID19Vaccine consignment for Zimbabwe arrives at RGM…

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Zimbabwe: 3 female political activists arrested for insulting police

– – Police in Zimbabwe have arrested three female opposition activists. Police said the trio was arrested on Monday after holding a demonstration outside a government building in the capital, Harare. They are also accused of using abusive and obscene language against police officers. In a statement, the Zimbabwean police confirmed the arrest of Joanna Mamombe [MP], Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri in Harare after a flash demonstration outside the New Government Complex. “The trio who were in a Toyota Fortuner without number plates followed a police vehicle with officers who…

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Zimbabwe arrests couple for claiming Mnangagwa died of Covid-19

– – Authorities in Zimbabwe have arrested and detained a Zimbabwean couple reported to have sent a message on WhatsApp claiming that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had died from Covid-19. Devine Panashe Maregere (20) and wife Vongai Nomatter Chiminya (20) were arrested and detained as part of a crackdown by the government. The two were arraigned with the court denying them bail before remanding them in custody to March 5. According to prosecutors the couple from Beitbridge, a town on the border with South Africa, sent a message to WhatsApp groups…

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Zimbabwe: 10,000 people arrested for not wearing face masks

– – Over 10,000 people have been arrested by the Zimbabwean police for failing to wear face masks in public. Some 16,000 others have also been arrested for flouting lockdown restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. Reports say most of the offenders have been ordered to pay an admission of guilt fine. The country imposed a lockdown after Covid -19 cases doubled last month. This has been attributed to festive season gatherings and traffic from neighbouring South Africa, which is experiencing a severe second wave of the virus. – – Zimbabwe recorded 38…

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