Environment

Heavy, thunderous rains expected

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned of thunderstorms and heavy rains in excess of 50 millimetres in just 24 hours in some parts of the country. In a statement the MSD said the rains may come in sharp downpours, damaging winds, lightning, and hailstorm and causing flash flooding in some areas. There are also fears that the winds could ...

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Water shortages in Beitbridge

Serious water shortages have resurfaced in Beitbridge town where a major pipe burst on the mainline that supplies the whole town has resulted in taps running dry for over two days. The hardest hit people are those residing in western suburbs (Dulivhadzimo South and North), CBD, referral hospital, the border post and light industries. The town requires at least 15 ...

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Doctors dump work and resume strike

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has announced that its members who had resumed duty on Monday will be withdrawing their services on Tuesday to join the rest of their counterparts who did not report for duty. Doctors had signed a Bargain Agreement with the government that was going to see the health practitioners returning to work after 38 days of ...

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ZANU PF Youths recruit teachers and nurses

ZANU PF Youth League has commenced the process of identifying graduates who are not working to replace the teachers and nurses who are on industrial action. Writing on Facebook Secretary for Youth Affairs Lewis Matutu said the country needs patriotic civil servants. “We have started activating our structures identifying qualified personnel to replace those that are not satisfied with jobs ...

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Our hospitals are a death trap

This time tomorrow, the wards and corridors of hospitals across Zimbabwe will be a lot quieter than usual. Patients will still be there in droves, but the bulk of the staff who normally minister to their needs – that is, junior doctors – will be absent. The majority of them will be participating in the strike. All-out means no care ...

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Doctors vow to continue their month-long industrial action

Striking junior doctors have vowed to continue with their month-long industrial action despite claims by government that the two sides have reached a consensus on the majority of their demands. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) secretary-general Mthabisi Bhebhe told the Daily News yesterday that no such consensus had been reached with the Health ministry. “We have reached a consensus that ...

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2019: The coming of a dry season

Throughout historical annals, January and December occupy a unique and famous status in the hearts of global citizens. Being first and last in a year, the months are well known for their joy, hope and excitement. Indeed, these months experience a hive of activities as either a way of starting or wrapping up a 365 day journey. Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans, ...

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Heavy rains predicted for next 24 hours

The country is expected to receive heavy rains in excess of 50 millimetres in the next 24 hours characterised by thunderstorms in some areas, the Meteorological Services Department has forecast. This comes as relief to most farmers who are worried about the state of their crop during the prolonged dry spell in the past few weeks. Staple crops such as ...

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Govt dismayed by doctor’s stance

The Government is dismayed by junior doctors’ continuation of industrial action despite authorities meeting the majority of their demands. Government has met eight out of 10 initial demands made by the junior doctors, including a car import facility, but the latter remain adamant, demanding to be paid in United States dollars. They also want disciplinary action against striking doctors withdrawn, ...

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Doctors rubbish Chiwenga

STRIKING doctors have reacted angrily to claims by government that the State assisted them through medical school and that there are enough medicine stocks in the country. In a hard-hitting statement, Friday, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) accused Health Minister Obadiah Moyo and his deputy John Mangwiro of feeding acting President Constantino Chiwenga with lies. The medical association did ...

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