Govt Lifts Ban On Church Gatherings

Cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light to churches to conduct in-person services provided that they meet strict conditions. Speaking during a post-cabinet media briefing on Wednesday evening, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet resolved that only congregants who are fully vaccinated are allowed to gather. Congregates will also be required to adhere to Ministry of Health and Child Care and World Health Organisation (WHO) measures meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mutsvangwa warned that those found violating the regulations will be arrested…

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OpenView To Block Decoders Being Used Outside South Africa

Popular South African free-to-air satellite TV provider OpenView says it has taken a decision to block decoders that are outside South Africa. OpenView offers a range of channels like eTV, SABC, and France 24, among others. It has become popular since South African authorities blocked pirate decoders from broadcasting free-to-air channels about a decade ago. In a statement to Techzim following recent social media reports claiming the free-to-air satellite TV provider was moving to block its service outside South Africa, OpenView said: Currently, Openview has a license to only operate in South…

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Ramaphosa Throws Zuma Under The Bus

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, said he decided not to resign as deputy president of the country during the state capture years because that was not going to be helpful. Ramaphosa was appointed deputy president by Jacob Zuma on 25 May 2014 and was elected president in 2018, taking over from Zuma who had been elbowed out by his party, the ANC. Appearing before the Zondo Commission on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said he and others in the government had grappled with how to respond to the evidence of state capture. Ramaphosa…

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Mambo Dhuterere Slams Mapositori Over Death Of Memory Machaya

I don’t know kuti zvekurara ne pwere zvakatopasiswa here pa church doctrine renyu?.. or vangoriwo some individuals vane hunhubu.. zvimwe zvonoshoresa mapostori ese toita setisina kukwana… inini personal am so against that, Plus zvekuti mwana anozvarwa atova ne murume kare kana kumanikidza mwana kuenda pachipari zvakaora izvozvo. Ko bible moverenga wani?.. vanhu tese taingoita zvekunzwa but nyaya yemwana uyu yaita tizive kuti ndezveshuwa.. Am raising against that. Whatever you call it kwatiri i RAPE. Is it that having s_xual relations with minors is a doctrine approved by the church’s leadership?…

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Marry Pens Emotional Defence Forces Day Letter To Chiwenga

Marry Chiwenga, the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has poured her heart out about her predicament in an emotional social media post on Defence Forces Day. Chiwenga appealed to her husband, who also doubles as the Health and Child Care Minister, for a chance to meet and see her children after almost two years of separation. Pindula News publishes Marry Mubaiwa-Chiwenga’s post on social media in its entirety: Good morning all, If you care to read my message, please do so knowing that this is not a pity party,…

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ZUPCO Kelvin Depot: Kombi Drivers Down Tools

Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) kombi drivers on Wednesday parked their vehicles at Kelvin Depot in Bulawayo in protest over late payment of salaries. The kombi drivers have not been paid their salaries for the last two months and last week many in Chitungwiza, Masvingo and some parts of the country went on strike, leaving thousands of commuters stranded. ZUPCO regional operational manager Tito Chirau told The Herald last week that operators will soon start getting the payments and apparently, this has not materialised as ZUPCO kombi drivers in Bulawayo have embarked…

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Cop Arrested Transporting 50kg Mbanje

A police officer stationed at ZRP Gutu was arrested last Thursday on charges of unlawful possession of dangerous drugs. Constable Brian Dube (27) was caught while transporting 50kg of marijuana in a Honda Fit vehicle from Chipinge to Chiredzi. According to a leaked police memo, on 4 August 2021 at around 0300 hours, sergeants Gwara, Mbiri, constables Runesu, Makuyana, Binde and Mawire police officers from ZRP Ndali were manning a police roadblock along the Ngundu –Tanganda road. The police officers on duty stopped the Honda Fit which had two male…

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Matiza’s son flouts Zanu PF election guidelines

THE late Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza’s son, Batsirai, has landed himself in trouble with Zanu PF youths in the province after he started campaigning for a post in the provincial executive without approval. Matiza was Zanu PF’s Mashonaland East provincial chairperson as well as Murewa South legislator. He succumbed to COVID-19 early this year and was declared a national hero. According to a letter dated August 8, signed by Goromonzi district co-ordinating committee youth affairs chairperson Arthur Chidenhe and addressed to the youth league provincial political commissar Lincoln Matare,…

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16 Byo church buildings face demolition

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has announced plans to demolish several church buildings in the city for not adhering to the local authority’s building standards. This was revealed in the BCC latest council report, which stated that about 16 churches, mostly in Cowdray Park and Entumbane high-density suburbs were issued with demolition notices. The demolition notices have also been sent to residents who failed to comply with the city’s model building by-laws. The council said most of the targeted structures were built without approval. “The department of housing and community…

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ED frets over rogue soldiers

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is fretting over a rise in the number of armed robberies involving soldiers and police officers, with observers saying it is tantamount to a mutiny. Mnangagwa promised to immediately address the welfare of soldiers whose welfare was seriously impacted by poor remuneration and working conditions over years. He made the claims during the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day celebrations in Harare yesterday. Mnangagwa warned rogue elements in the security sector against being involved in criminal activities. “Yours is a noble profession, you must, therefore, avoid association and acts…

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