Legislators Urged To Expedite Passage Of Law Banning Child Marriages

Parliament has been urged to expedite the passage of the Guardianship of Minors Amendment Bill that seeks among other issues, to bar parents from consenting to the marriage of children. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi on Tuesday read the Bill for the second time in the National Assembly where he appealed to legislators to pass the proposed law. The Bill seeks to amend the Guardianship of Minors Act and will remove references to parents consenting to marriages of minor children as contained in section 4 of the…

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ZIFA Lose Hope On Europe-based Warriors Stars

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) says it cannot guarantee the availability of key players based in Europe ahead of the Warriors’ FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia next week. Clubs in Europe are refusing to release players who would have to quarantine for 10 days upon return and thus miss their teams’ assignments. Aston Villa’s Marvelous Nakamba will not be travelling to Zimbabwe for the matches after English Premier League clubs unanimously agreed not to release their players who have to travel to Red List countries. Jordan…

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Level 4 Lockdown Extended By 2 Weeks

The government has extended the revised Level 4 lockdown by a further two weeks. The extension of the lockdown was announced by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa in a statement on Tuesday night. Mutsvangwa said although there has been a notable decrease in the number of coronavirus infections and deaths, more efforts were required to contain the third wave. She said: Government wishes to inform that the Level 4 Lockdown has been extended by another two weeks. This has been necessitated by the realisation that although there…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 24 August 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 24 August 2021: New cases: 319 Local Cases: 319 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 27 Hotspots: Cases in areas previously designated as hotspots have been declining due to public health control measures being implemented as surveillance continues in these areas. Vaccinations: 37 016 (first dose); 23 397 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 2 382 359  (first dose); 1 506 445 (second dose) Tests: 7 182 (Positivity today was 4.4%) Recoveries: 901; National Recovery Rate: 88% Active Cases: 10 340 Total Cumulative Cases: 123 320 Total Recoveries: 108 660…

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