Environment

Chiwenga on ‘special diet’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday visited Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at his residence following his return from South Africa where he was receiving treatment. The VP was affected by the Bulawayo bombing incident in June but could not receive thorough medical examination at the time as he soldiered on to complete the Zanu-PF campaign 2018 harmonised elections marathon. President Mnangagwa arrived ...

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Seeking healthcare in other countries should be a thing of the past

THE story on Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s treatment in South Africa refers. The nation wishes the VP a speedy recovery. The air-lifting of ailing VIPs to foreign hospitals has, however, become a costly national embarrassment. Proceeds from the 2% transaction tax must be used to revamp NatPharm and all central, general, provincial and district hospitals. By the end of 2019, these ...

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Sibusiso Moyo had two operations in Zimbabwe

Speaking to State media after Vice President Chiwenga’s arrival, Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet (Presidential Communications) who is also the Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba said Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo also travelled to South Africa for medical attention. He said Moyo had two operations at a local hospital and only travelled to South Africa ...

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Chiwenga returns from SA hospital, SB Moyo expected soon

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has returned home from South Africa where he was receiving medical attention. He touched down at the Manyame Air Base at 1850 hours accompanied by his wife Marry, who had travelled for a routine review and Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro. Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet (Presidential Communications) ...

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Mnangwagwa gets cholera vaccine

The President Emmerson Mnangagwa has led cabinet ministers in getting cholera vaccine being administered by Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo in the cabinet room, as a way to encourage the populace to get vaccinated as part of taming the cholera scourge. This combined with leading a hygienic life and a hygienic condition will go a long way ...

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Chiwenga receiving thorough medical attention in SA, had a bullet lodged in his lung?

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is recovering well at a South African hospital where he is receiving some thorough medical attention on the effects of the Bulawayo bombing incident in June, Government has said. The bombing incident affected VP Chiwenga and his wife Marry, alongside Vice President Kembo Mohadi and several Government officials and security personnel. Since the incident happened at ...

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Biti wants release of passport to seek ‘mental’ treatment in SA

THE High Court will on Friday 12 October 2018 hear an appeal filed by Tendai Biti, the Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance Vice-Chairperson challenging Harare Magistrate Francis Mapfumo’s refusal to temporarily release his passport to allow him to travel to South Africa to receive specialised medical treatment. Biti petitioned the High Court after Magistrate Mapfumo on Thursday 27 September 2018 dismissed ...

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Chiwenga taken to hospital

VICE President Constantino Chiwenga is apparently admitted at a private hospital in Harare – where he is being treated for a yet to be disclosed ailment. This comes as sources also said yesterday that affable Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister, Sibusiso Moyo, was still battling for his life in hospital after undergoing a ‘successful’ operation. More to follow….

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Burombo Flats unfit for human habitation

THE Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, has condemned the Burombo flats in Bulawayo’s Nguboyenja suburb as unfit for human habitation and a health time bomb. Dr Moyo implored council to urgently solve the water and sewer problems at the flats accommodating hundreds of residents. The hostels at Burombo flats have communal toilets and an average of ...

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Confirmed cholera cases in Bulawayo all imported from Harare

TWO cholera cases have been confirmed in Bulawayo, both imported from one of the cholera epicentres – Budiriro suburb in Harare. One of the confirmed cases is that of the popular apostolic sect leader who died last week and a city man who was admitted to Thorngrove Infectious Hospital on Saturday. Bishop Enock Mhambare from the Paul Mwazha-led church died ...

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