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‘Mohadi under ICU in SA,’ says Jonathan Moyo

EXILED former Higher education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has claimed that Vice President Kembo Mohadi who quietly slipped to neighbouring South Africa recently to get medical attention is “under ICU” in that country. The 68-year-old was conspicuous by his absence at Independence Day celebrations held last week. He also missed a hearing convened by the Mines and Energy portfolio committee ...

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Illegal miners feared dead as mine shaft collapses

Several illegal gold miners are feared dead at Motapa Old Mine in Matabeleland when a shaft collapsed on Thursday. Sources close to investigations allege four people have been retrieved so far with three visible bodies still trapped though more people are still suspected to be trapped. “We are busy retrieving the bodies so far we have retrieved three and have ...

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Man bashes Ex-wife for ‘infecting him with HIV’

A 35-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo flew into a rage and assaulted his 21-year-old ex-wife, accusing her of infecting him with HIV. A court heard that Tosh Munyambizi from Nketa 9 suburb struck his ex-wife, Ms Sibongile Ndarimani, with a stone and slapped her in public after he found out he was HIV positive. Munyambizi told the court that he was ...

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Government response to Nurses’ strike is wrong

The government’s response of firing nurses on industrial action and description of their action as lawlessness by the country’s highest office cannot go unchallenged. The Zanu pf government has been consistent in treating civil servants as an extension of the ruling party who are expected to tour a certain line. We saw what happened to teachers during their industrial action ...

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Children bear the brunt in poverty stricken communities

The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Petronella Kagonye, has said the country’s current legislation is sufficient for curbing child marriages. “The current legislation is sufficient for persecuting those that breach children’s rights. We are currently reviewing the Child Act and the Marriage Act and we cannot not rush the process. The aim is to have a quality product that ...

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Masuku collapses at Uhuru celebrations

BULAWAYO Metropolitan Affairs minister Angeline Masuku yesterday collapsed while reading out President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Independence Day speech at White City Stadium, delaying proceedings for at least 30 minutes as health personnel attended to her. Before she collapsed, Masuku stammered and kept repeating some sentences over and over. “Please, can somebody come and assist me. I am feeling dizzy,” she shouted, ...

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Nurses embark on countrywide strike

In a move that is set to bring the public health sector to a standstill, thousands of nurses across the country will begin their strike today after they failed to reach an agreement with the government on their demands for a pay hike and improved working conditions. The nurses strike follows an equally crippling industrial action by public sector doctors ...

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New law of medical negligence is not meant to punish health professionals

Dear Editor, This legislation might be perceived as draconian by the health department employees,but the government has an inherent jurisdiction to establish this law. The government owes a duty of care to the public. Therefore, this law is meant to protect the public from any harm or risks that may befall the public due to negligence or omission to do ...

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Doctors to resume work today

Doctors who have been on strike since the beginning of last month, said they are resuming work today. Some departments at major Government hospitals such as Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo had been shut down as a result of the strike. The industrial action was called off during the Easter holidays and the doctors said they are resuming work today. ...

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Army doctors report for duty at Mpilo

ZIMBABWE National Army (ZNA) doctors reported for duty at Mpilo Central Hospital yesterday to alleviate the plight of patients following the strike by doctors at public health institutions that spills into day 28 today. Doctors downed tools on March 1 after petitioning the Government to improve their conditions of service and ensure availability of medication and equipment in public health ...

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