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BULAWAYO pharmacies and clinics have run out of birth control pills amid a biting shortage of basic drugs and medicines in the country, the Southern Eye has gathered. ...

THE United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) is still stuck with three charred bodies of victims from the Brooklyn bus explosion as they are still to be identified, amid reports that more ashes believed to be human remains were recently brought from the accident scene to the health institution. ...

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has partnered with a local information communications technology (ICT) company to privide health education to residents. ...

Former MDC legislator for Mpopoma–Pelandaba constituency, Samuel Sandla Khumalo has filed an application for rescission of judgment in a case in which he was served with an eviction order from his late mother’s house. ...

Two self-proclaimed prophets from Karoi, who hired a pirate taxi in Beitbridge before stealing the vehicle and attempting to sell it, have been convicted of theft by the Beitbridge regional magistrate. ...

THE Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe) says it will work with other civic society organisations to push for a law on sexual harassment to ensure perpetrators, including offences committed in Parliament, face severe penalty. ...

Midlands-based Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot manager and his wife on Tuesday appeared before Gweru magistrate Progress Murandu facing charges of defrauding the parastatal of more than $25 000. ...

The trial of a suspected Chikombedzi serial rapist failed to take off at Chiredzi Provincial Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after bungling by the investigating officers led to the accused walking free. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa next week embarks on a jaunt to five Asian and European countries, the 26th foreign trip of his short presidency, blowing millions of dollars and drawing comparisons with his globetrotting predecessor, Robert Mugabe. ...

Four people died and 15 others were seriously injured when a Bindura-bound kombi they were travelling in overturned at the 82-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mukumbura Highway on Monday, police said yesterday. ...

THE Society for Pre and Post-Natal Services yesterday petitioned Parliament to bear it on the Ministry of Health and Child Care to pay attention to the mental health issues affecting infants and mothers before and after birth. ...

MDC Alliance chief whip Prosper Mutseyami yesterday accused his Zanu PF counterpart in the National Assembly, Pupurai Togarepi, of political grandstanding by claiming that ruling party legislators had resolved to forego luxury vehicles and entitlements. ...

GOVERNMENT will today meet its restive employees in a crunch meeting for salary negotiations in a desperate bid to stop a full-blown strike that could cripple State operations. ...

About 1 000 families from Sikato resettlement in Masvingo West constituency are facing an uncertain future after being served with seven-day eviction notices to vacate the land which they occupied at the height of the land reform programme in 2000. ...

Government is investigating alleged misappropriation of more than $2 million at Beitbridge Rural District Hospital and at least six clerks have been suspended, while some executives have reportedly vanished. ...

A MABVUKU family has come face to face with the grim reality of the doctors’ strike after their premature baby, born at 24 weeks and weighing just over 1,4kg, was discharged on Monday by Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital staffers, who cited shortages of critical staff to deal with the situation. ...

Switzerland has pledged to continue supporting development in Zimbabwe, particularly the health sector, which has witnessed a decline over the years and is currently grappling with a strike by junior doctors. ...

A SOLDIER and his accomplice accused of unlawful entry and theft at former President Robert Mugabe’s Blue Roof residence yesterday pleaded guilty to trespassing, but denied stealing water taps and electric cables. ...

Local Government minister July Moyo has ordered Civil Protection Unit (CPU) boss Nathan Nkomo to “expeditiously” release the $500 000 meant for a mobile water treatment plant after Harare City Council withheld the money demanding a performance bond from the contractor. ...

AS flash floods continue to hit parts of the second capital city, the Bulawayo City Council (BCC), in an effort to prevent the recurrence of flooding, has warned residents against obstructing the free flow of water. ...

AN officer stationed at Nyamandlovu Police Station in Matabeleland North province and his two accomplices have been taken to court by a villager who is demanding $100 000 in damages for alleged abduction and false charges of stock theft against him. ...

THE Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has launched a manhunt for Timothy Munhare, the surviving convict who jumped off a moving vehicle in Lalapansi in the Midlands province, while being transferred to Whawha Prison in Gweru at the weekend. ...

GWERU City Council is yet to respond to a letter of demand filed by former MDC councillor Clemence Kwaru, who is demanding $9 000 compensation after contracting typhoid from tap water supplied by the municipality late last year, Southern Eye has established. ...

POWER utility Zesa Holdings’ subsidiary, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Pvt) Ltd (Zetdc) has successfully obtained an order compelling Mkwasine Estate to garnish former Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s sugarcane account over a $133 000 electricity debt. ...

THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has launched a fresh bid to broker dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in order to end the worsening economic crisis in the country that has been characterised by a serious currency mess and massive price hikes. ...

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s sister, Shuvai Junior Gumbochuma, who is accused of fraudulently acquiring vast tracts of government land worth more than $2 million, is negotiating a deal to turn into a State witness in a case in which former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere is accused of parcelling out the land to her. ...

A luxury villa previously occupied by the wife and daughter of Zimbabwe’s former strongman Robert Mugabe – itself the subject of a dispute in the Hong Kong courts – has been sold for a 15% loss, according to sales agents. ...

Former Energy minister Elton Mangoma and two Zesa bosses appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday facing criminal abuse of office charges for allegedly awarding a $3 million contract to a South Korean company without following due processes. ...

GOVERNMENT business could grind to a complete halt next week if government fails to meet the demands made by civil service as the wheels of governance continue to come off on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. ...

A SERVING member of the Zimbabwe National Army and his unemployed colleague appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday on allegations of stealing water tapes and electrical cables from former President Robert Mugabe’s Blue Roof residence. ...