Biti’s Maruva Cabal Plot Chamisa Ouster | REPORT

An MDC Alliance faction backing Tendai Biti, one of party president Nelson Chamisa’s deputies, is vehemently opposed to the latter’s recent decision to forego primary elections ahead of the 2023 general elections. Reports claim Chamisa is in favour of communities choosing their parliamentary candidates for the 2023 elections. But Biti and other members of the Maruva cabal are reportedly resisting the machinations by Chamisa to impose his preferred candidates to consolidate his powers within the party. Bulawayo24 reported a source as saying Biti’s allies have already started campaigning for the primary…

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Loga Snubs Local Players For World Cup Qualifiers

Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic has dropped locally-based players from his Warriors squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers next month. The Croat had wanted to infuse some of the fringe players who did duty at the recent COSAFA Cup tournament in South Africa, into the main Warriors squad. However, due to the inactivity of the local league due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Warriors squad will now be composed of foreign-based players only. The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League was suspended in June following a surge in coronavirus cases across…

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Malema Refuses To Reject Zimbabwean Linked Joburg Mayor, Jolidee Matongo

Julius Malema, the leader of a South African opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has refused to support his countrymen who are opposed to the election of Jolidee Matongo as Johannesburg’s new executive mayor. Matongo, whose father was an immigrant from Zimbabwe, was elected unopposed by Johannesburg councillors on Tuesday, replacing Geoff Makhubo who succumbed to COVID-19 last month. “Xenophobes” immediately took to social media to denounce Matongo’s election, saying they will not recognise “a foreigner”. Posting on Twitter on Thursday morning, Malema distanced himself from the calls, which…

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‘Soldiers must respect human rights’

THE National Transitional Justice Working Group Zimbabwe (NTJWG) has called on government to ensure that soldiers do not perpetuate human rights violations in the country, adding that those found on the wrong side of the law should be brought to book. In a statement yesterday, NTJWG said section 212 of the Constitution was very clear on the legal provisions pertaining to the functions of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, which includes protecting citizens, national security and the country’s territorial integrity. The transitional justice lobby group said it was concerned over claims…

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Prepare For A Cold Weekend Ahead – Met Dept

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD), in conjunction with the Department of Civil Protection, has advised members of the public to prepare for a cold weekend ahead. In its weather report and forecast issued on Wednesday afternoon, the MSD said: Low temperatures, especially in the early hours of the morning and towards evening have negative impacts on poultry. Cold conditions overnight negatively impact vulnerable persons (e.g. the very young, elderly or ill), with abrupt falls in temperatures increasing the risk of respiratory illnesses such as coughs and colds as well as…

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Consider Reopening Schools After Mid-September, Teachers Tell Govt

The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) said public schools are not ready for opening, contrary to the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Cain Matema’s assertions. In a statement on Tuesday, PTUZ president Takavafira Zhou said according to preliminary results from its ongoing national survey, 98% of the schools are unprepared, with only 2% of schools in private and former group A schools prepared for the second term. This comes after Mathema recently declared that most schools in Masvingo Province were ready to reopen. Mathema also informed Parliament that…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 11 August 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 11 August 2021: New cases:  696 Local Cases: 696 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 41 Hotspots: Hurungwe (1), Kariba (3), Makonde (12) {MashWest}, Bindura (16), Mazowe (7) {MashCent} Marondera(20) Murehwa (20) {MashEast), Chiredzi (7) Masvingo (0) {MasvingoProv} Harare (149) Kwekwe(11){Midlands}. Vaccinations: 20 628 (first dose); 23 154 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 933 220  (first dose); 1 084 392 (second dose) Tests: 6 812 (Positivity today was 10.2%) Recoveries: 2 003; National Recovery Rate: 79% Active Cases: 20 461 Total Cumulative Cases: 117 954 Total Recoveries: 93…

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