Kombis Return to the Streets

By Correspondent Some errant kombis have started sneaking back into the streets pirating by using roads which have no police roadblocks. The kombis are capitalizing on transport challenges being faced by commuters who are having a hard time getting transport to work. In high-density suburbs such as Warren Park and Kuwadzana, the kombis usually ply…

First Covid19 Victim in Norton

By Correspondent Norton has registered its first victim of the Covid19 virus with the victim already included on the total national figure of 56. A statement released by the Norton Town  (NTC) stated that the victim was a returning Zimbabwean who had been tested at a quarantine centre. The victim travelled from Capetown and was…

Mliswa: Disband Quarantine Centres

By Correspondent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has called for the disbandment of quarantine centres alleging that they have since become Covid19 danger zones. The MP, whose community has another quarantine centre at the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration (ZIPAM) in Darwendale said government was not capable of running these places. Mliswa said to self-quarantine was…

Another Urban Free-Food Kitchen Pops Ups

……..As President Mnangagwa Struggles to Handle Covid19 By Correspondent Free food kitchens are beginning to pop up in urban areas as the country’s leadership struggles to provide enough social support for a poverty stricken nation. Following the re-opening of Samantha Muzoroki’s kitchen in Chitungwiza, after a brief stoppage at the behest of Council, another kitchen…

Unemployment Looms Large After Covid19

By Correspondent Unemployment figures for Zimbabwe are likely to increase as repercussions of the Covid19 lockdown continue to take a toll on the country’s economy and worldwide. According to an International Labour Organisation (ILO) and a World Bank report over 22 million fulltime jobs will be lost in the second quarter of 2020 alone. “26.4%…

ZWL$18B Covid19 Package Already Stuttering

By Correspondent The ZWL$18 billion Economic Rescue and Stimulus Package unveiled by government to support all sectors of the economy faces an ignominious failure due to strategic mistakes by the President Mnangagwa administration. Experts say the package, which is also aimed at cushioning small scale industries, improve health facilities, reduce poverty and assist vulnerable members…

Shopping Malls Demand Rent During Lockdown

By Correspondent Shopping mall owners in the Central Business District (CBD) have continued charging and demanding monthly payment of rentals from their tenants despite the closure of the shops. The owners say that their sector is independent of the invoked Statutory Instrument 96 (Temporary Measures) (Deferral of Rent and Mortgage Payments During National Lockdown) Regulations,2020,…

Chitungwiza Free Soup Kitchen Re-Opens

By Correspondent Chitungwiza Town Council has agreed to reopen Samantha Murozoki’s soup kitchen after agreeing changes to make the facility legal. The facility, where over 1500 vulnerable people where getting free food, had been closed by the Council on the grounds that it wasn’t legally registered and tresspassed health regulations. The Town Spokesperson Mr Lovemore…