Zimbabwe Can Now Withdraw US$960 Million From The IMF

Zimbabwe can now withdraw its SDR677.4 million, which is equivalent to US$960 million, from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva said Monday the organization is allocating US$650 billion to its 190 members which members can withdraw from today. The bailout is, however, befitting rich countries as the allocation is based on each country’s quota shares in the IMF. The United States, for example, is entitled to SDR79 billion which is over US$111 billion, and is more than five times what all the low-income countries are getting.…

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Zimbabwe Owes US$142 Million To International Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that Zimbabwe owes US$$142 million to international airlines from ticket sales, cargo space and other activities. News24 cites IATA as saying about $963 million (R14.6 billion) in airline funds, including Zimbabwe’s US$142 debt, are being blocked from repatriation in nearly 20 countries. Other countries that owe substantial amounts were Bangladesh ($146.1 million), Lebanon ($175.5 million) and Nigeria ($143.8 million). IATA noted that these countries’ debt alone accounts for more than 60 per cent of the total amount owed adding that there have been…

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Chin’ono Sold Civic Society Members To Government – Charamba

Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba has claimed that freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono worked for the ruling party ZANU PF and the government in selling out civic society members to the state security agents. In a long thread posted over the weekend on microblogging site Twitter, Charamba recalled how during a meeting between himself, Chin’ono, General Chiwenga and a Congolese national Chin’ono said, “Zimbabwe was in the middle of a vicious propaganda assault from the West, led by the US Mission here, and combining all western embassies. This attack involves minimum facts…

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Two Cousins Kidnap, Rape 13-year-old Girl

Police in Lupane in Matabeleland North have arrested two cousins who allegedly kidnapped, detained a 13-year-old girl for three days and took turns to rape her. Both John Mpofu (20) and Nkosiyapha Sibanda (26) reside in Sentethe village but in separate homesteads under Chief Mabhikwa. Prosecutor Clive Gumbo told the court that Mpofu allegedly raped the girl, who cannot be mentioned, three times in three days at his place of residence where he had detained her. Gumbo told the court: On August 15, Mpofu forcibly took the complainant to his…

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Twenty-Eight People Arrested For Invading Chiyangwa’s Farm

Twenty-eight people have been arrested for invading a Chinhoyi farm belonging to a businessman and Zanu PF Member of Parliament, Phillip Chiyangwa. The alleged invaders have since appeared before magistrate Melody Rwizi facing charges of contravening Section 3(i)(4) of the Gazetted Land (Consequential Provisions) Act chapter 20:28 of 2006, which pertains to “occupation of gazetted land without lawful authority”. The presiding magistrate, however, referred the defective docket back to police on Thursday so amendments could be made. Rwizi instructed police to amend paragraph two of the state outline, which states that…

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IndoPakistani Community rejects Abdul Sapa

The Indo-Paki community in Harare has allegedly written to ZANU PF Headquarters asking that the party replaces and disciplines Ward 5 council candidate Abdul Sapa who has been described as a domestic terrorist. A member of the Indo-Paki community who spoke on condition of anonymity said Indians and Pakistanis living in Harare were not happy with the conduct of Abdul Sapa who is accused of having caused the death of respected community leader Ashraf Bhagoo. Abdul Sapa is accused of using his close proximity to security sector bosses to terrorise…

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More And More Young People Being Infected – Health Expert

Health expert Professor Solwayo Ngwenya has said more and more young people are being infected by the coronavirus across the world. He said the youngsters were previously resistant to the coronavirus but it now appears as if the delta variant that was first detected in India is affecting all ages. Ngwenya made the remarks while commenting on community deaths in the country which he attributed to procrastination in seeking professional assistance when one has contracted the coronavirus. He said many of those at risk of dying at home are those…

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We’ve A Plan For Uzumba – MDC Alliance

Opposition MDC Alliance has said it has a plan to convert the people of Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe from supporting the ruling ZANU PF. Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe is a perennial ZANU PF stronghold and has been a cause for concern for the opposition to date. MDC Alliance Secretary-General, Chalton Hwende, said they have launched the party’s Diaspora Rural Mobilization Initiative. He said: Addressed a meeting of our Windhoek Namibia leadership led by Elisha Chambara. We launched our Diaspora Rural Mobilization Initiative. The leadership twinned with Uzumba to assist turn it Red.…

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Government Considering Reopening Schools

The Government is considering reopening schools following a fall in the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths in recent weeks. Schools closed on June 4 and were set to open for the second term on June 28. However, the reopening was postponed because new COVID-19 deaths and infections were on the rise. The Government is still to announce when schools will open but the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has been preparing for reopening. Community Working Group on Health director Mr Itai Rusike said in preparation for the…

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COVID-19: Churches Offered Group Vaccinations

The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has said churches that are willing to have their members vaccinated as groups can approach the Ministry to arrange for vaccinations. Deputy Minister of Health, Dr John Mangwiro offered churches assistance to accelerate vaccination of their members after touring central stores at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on Sunday. Dr Mangwiro also noted that the normal vaccination programme against a swathe of childhood infections was still running and mothers should take their children for routine vaccinations. He said: We are continuing to vaccinate…

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