Zim defers schools opening, as Covid-19 cases spike

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe’s Government has further deferred the opening of schools and will tighten lockdown measures in light of spiking Covid-19 cases. Schools were scheduled to open on 28 July, while the country had relaxed lockdown conditions to allow more businesses to operate. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa told journalists in Harare […]

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Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 death toll surges

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe on Saturday recorded five Covid-19 cases post-mortem as its death toll from the disease reached 18. And 13 health workers were among 40 Zimbabweans confirmed Covid-19 positive in the latest round of tests. The five deaths occurred in Bulawayo and Harare, and the disease was “detected during routine post-mortem (examination)”, the Health […]

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Zim Leader Speaks On ‘Catch-and-Release Syndrome’

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says authorities will prosecute corruption suspects speedily and quash the “catch-and-release syndrome”. “Catch-and-release” is a phrase commonly used in Zimbabwe to refer to how some anti-corruption blitzes have fizzled out without convictions. In an address to mark Africa Anti-Corruption Day on Saturday, President Mnangagwa said, “The culture of long, […]

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Zim leader hints at lock-down review

ZTN Correspondent ZIMBABWE’S President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he will review the country’s lockdown conditions, in the wake of the continued exponential increase in Covid-19 cases.   President Mnangagwa told the Zanu PF Politburo that, “the recent rapid spike of infections requires that we make another review of the Covid-19 lockdown measures soon”.  On Thursday the […]

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Choto on failed Arsenal move

Mukudzei Chingwere Former Zimbabwe international defender Dickson Choto has opened up on a failed move to English Premier League heavyweights, Arsenal. Choto confirmed that he was tracked by scouts sent by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in 2007, but despite ‘impressing’ the move suffered a still birth because of an injury. Polish goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski […]

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Zim Road Toll Fees Up 400 Percent

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe has increased road toll fees by 450 percent, with light vehicles now attracting ZW$45 from ZW$10. Mini-bus fees are ZW$70 from ZW$15; and ZW$90 will be charged for buses while heavy vehicle drivers will pay ZW$115 from ZW$25. Haulage truck fees are ZW$225 up from ZW$50. These fees are in Statutory Instrument […]

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Zim Health Minister Fired

ZTN Correspondent. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Health and Child Care, Obadiah Moyo has been fired from Cabinet. Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda announced Dr Moyo’s dismissal on Tuesday night. In a statement, Dr Sibanda said the Health Minister was “removed from office of Cabinet Minister with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for […]

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