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GWERU City Council’s health department has trained medical staff from the Zimbabwe Military Academy and other arms of the State security agents such as the police and air force to be better equipped to deal with COVID-19 and ensure it does not spread into cantonment areas should there be an outbreak. ...

POLICE in Wedza, Mashonaland East province, have arrested two bogus cops who camped at Wedza Mountain and extorted from miners claiming it was protection fee. ...

A NOTORIOUS Chiweshe couple has been jailed 16 months for unlawfully entering into a fellow villager’s house and stealing goods valued at $5 000, which they intended to sell and raise money to compensate their other theft victim. ...

THE final forensic audit report on Zesa Holdings (2019) by PricewaterouseCoopers has revealed that former Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa approved the proposal to award Wicknell Chivayo’s Intratrek the US$183 million Gwanda Solar Project tender in 2013 ahead of China Jiangxi, which had won the tender. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s driver appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday facing allegations of stealing the President’s mobile phone, which had been donated during a field day at his Precabe Farm in Kwekwe recently. ...

JUSTICE minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and former Zanu PF political commissar, Webster Shamu have been implicated in the violence that rocked the Chegutu ward 2 by-election at the weekend. ...

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GOVERNMENT has criminalised failure to comply with local authority procedures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and will impose a one-year jail term to any person who will convene a gathering of over 50 people and refuses to disperse it after being ordered to do so. ...

A WORLD happiness report released last week has ranked Zimbabweans among the saddest citizens in the world, only higher than the war-ravaged Afghanistanis and South Sudanese. ...

HEALTH and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo has said government will not force President Emmerson Mnangagwa into self-quarantine following a trip to Namibia at the weekend. ...

ZIMBABWE yesterday reported a third case of the deadly coronavirus, while three civil servants were put on self-quarantine for three weeks after they came into contact with the ...

The Catholic church has announced that it is closing all its churches in Zimbabwe with effect from Tuesday in an effort to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. ...

The government has announced that media personality, Zororo Makamba, the country's first coronavirus casualty, has been buried. ...

If there is one thing that is undeniable is that the novel coronavirus has upended lives in Zimbabwe and life will never be the same again for many people. ...

MDC president Nelson Chamisa has blasted his nemesis, President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his lackadaisical approach at handling the coronavirus, saying he should consider locking down the country’s borders to avoid the spread of the deadly virus. ...

Pan-African seed company Seed Co, in conjunction with Boost Fellowship, launched a youth development programme aimed at creating opportunities for young people to enhance their innovative capacity in agriculture. ...

PARLIAMENT has cancelled key committee meetings, including a public hearing scheduled for the end of March on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No 2) Bill due to the coronavirus outbreak. ...

TWO illegal miners died on Sunday in two separate incidents in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central province after falling in pits at disused mines while prospecting for gold. ...

SUSPENDED Gweru town clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza is in the eye of a storm after an audit showed that she bought herself a mobile phone and a laptop for $150 000 using council funds. ...

The trial of Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa (pictured), who is accused of assaulting her maid Delight Munyoro at Hellenic Primary School in Harare, has been moved to May 12 to 15 ...

HUMAN rights lobby group, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has accused government of exhibiting a sluggish response to the worldwide coronavirus disaster, claiming there was a tragic display of denialism and lack of value for human life. ...

ZIMBABWE yesterday closed its borders as government tightened measures to control the spread of coronavirus after the country recorded its first casualty from the pandemic, journalist Zororo Makamba, who died at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital in Harare. ...

A VICTORIA Falls man, who gave a lift to a woman from Bulawayo and allegedly raped and robbed her of her mobile phone, was yesterday granted $500 bail. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government says it will give back land to 350 indigenous farmers who lost their farms during the land reform programme, as well as all land under Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (Bippa). ...

FORMER Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has withdrawn an application in which he was seeking to compel the State to comply with a court order which instructed it to release title deeds to his Nyanga property. ...

GOVERNMENT has been challenged to intensify security measures along its borders with South Africa and Botswana to prevent border-jumping and transnational transmission of the coronavirus. ...

CHIREDZI town secretary Charles Muchatukwa last week reinstated town engineer Wesley Kauma under unclear circumstances. ...

BULAWAYO City Council has said it will continue with its tough water-rationing programme because its supply dams are still below half of its handling capacity. ...

A GROWING number of African countries are announcing increasingly restrictive measures to try to halt the spread of the virus, which has infected 351 198 people globally and killed 15 361. They have shut borders, closed schools and universities and barred large public gatherings. ...

The Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (Zinef) yesterday mourned the passing on of journalist Zororo Makamba, who became the first victim of the deadly coronavirus in the country. ...