Harare city council shuts down clinics

Harare city council shuts down clinics

By Tendai Dune Harare City Council has shut down most of its offices and clinics around Harare, today, as the municipality moves to ensure that its offices and buildings remain safe for both staff members and the general public, as 30 council workers tested positive for COVID- 19. Mabvuku Poly, Mbare Matapi, Mbare Hostel’s, Arcadia and Braeside are some of the affected clinics. The source, which declined to be named, revealed that clinical staffers from closed hospitals have already been transferred to other clinics. This has come at the time…

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Zimbabwe illegal diamond trade continues in COVID-19

Zimbabwe illegal diamond trade continues in COVID-19

By Lucy Tandi MUTARE – PRICES have fallen but illegal diamond trade has continued as usual in Zimbabwe during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to industry analysts who say authorities are distracted by a disease wrecking economies worldwide. Although the law holds out heavy fines and long prison sentences of up to 25 years for illegal trade in gold and diamonds, business is thriving in Zimbabwe’s eastern Manicaland province which borders Mozambique. Potentially diamonds could contribute 10 percent to Zimbabwe’s foreign exchange income, but figures are way below this. Losses from…

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Perence Shiri dies

Perence Shiri dies

LANDS, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement minister Perrance Shiri has died. He was 65 years old. Shiri served in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe and was a member of the Joint Operations Command (JOC) until his death on the 29th July 2020. Deputy minister of agriculture, Vangelis Haritatos, confirmed to state media (Zimpapers) that Shiri died early this morning. “Sadly this is true. Hon. Minister Shiri passed on this morning,” he said. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained or announced by the Government. However, a few hours earlier,…

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