Health

Muchinguri loses breast, airlifted for special treatment

MINISTER of Water, Environment and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, who was injured in a bomb blast at White City Stadium has been airlifted to South Africa for reconstruction surgery after her breast was ripped off during the explosion, a Cabinet Minister from Manicaland has revealed. The Minister of State in the President’s Office Responsible for National Scholarships Christopher Mushohwe who ...

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Mpilo unveils 2 more X-ray, CT scan machines

MPILO Central Hospital yesterday commissioned two more X-ray and CT scan machines that had been lying idle for more than three years due to lack of working space. The hospital has been renovating the X-ray centre in preparation for the installation of the new machines which were delivered to the health institution in March 2015. The machines were donated by ...

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400 000 undergo cervical cancer screening

United Nations Population Fund has screened more than 400 000 women since it embarked on the National Cervical Screening Programme, UN senior staffer has said. Launching the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) campaign in Mutare on Wednesday afternoon, U.N chief, Bishow Parajuli said his organisation has established 101 Cervical Screening sites in Zimbabwe. He said the national scale will cover 63 districts ...

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Military Junta dumps Mohadi to ‘die’ in SA hospital

Tribalism has reared its ugly head again in Zimbabwe. This time, the evil demon, has manifested itself right in the office of the president. The man who is supposed to be the third most powerful man in the country, Kembo Mohadi, is reportedly in the CIU in a hospital in South Africa. No one in the presidium cares let alone ...

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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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