Articles tagged 'harare'

Churches defy govt ban on public gatherings 24 September 2018 HARARE - Several churches in Harare yesterday defied a government ban on public gatherings and continued worshiping in the face of a stepped-up campaign to prevent the spread of cholera.  This comes after police issued a ban on all public gatherings and illegal food vending to control the spre...
Unions, govt differ on cholera response 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government is downplaying the cholera crisis and that schools should close until the outbreak has been contained, teachers' unions have insisted. This comes after the Primary and Secondary Education ministry rejected outright calls to suspend the country's schools and postpone exams, ...
Extortionist pricing regrettable 20 September 2018 HARARE - At a time when the nation is battling to contain the cholera outbreak, it is disheartening to note that some people are trying to take advantage of this tragedy to fatten their pockets. This follows reports that some suppliers of hygiene products such as gloves had hatched a plan to i...
Cholera paralyses showbiz 20 September 2018 HARARE - A number of high-profile gigs that were scheduled for this and next weekend hang in balance following the government's ban on public gatherings, as the cholera epidemic continues to spread across the country. Last week, the government was accused of playing double standards after it f...
'Demonstrators' to appear in court on October 9 19 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance election agents, vendors and ordinary people who are alleged to have demonstrated against Zec over the delay in release of presidential election results have had their trial date set for October 9. Among those set to appear in the trial are former Harare South legislator ...
Outrage over govt spending 18 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed outrage over the government's poor planning and unnecessary expenditure at the expense of preventing medieval diseases like cholera, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 30 people. Government has since declared a state-of-emergency after the outbre...
Blame game doesn't solve cholera crisis 18 September 2018 HARARE - The cholera outbreak in Harare and its devastating effects which have killed innocent lives and left thousands needing treatment, are a painful reminder to every Zimbabwean of the serious problems confronting our beautiful country. It is sad that lives continue to be lost to medieval ...
Police, vendors clash in Harare CBD 17 September 2018 HARARE - There were running battles in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) over the weekend as police and Harare City Council (HCC) officials launched a major blitz to drive vendors out of the city. On Saturday, the Daily News witnessed hordes of police details chasing vendors from their ...
'Govt to blame for cholera epidemic' 17 September 2018 HARARE - Civic Society Health Emergency Response Coordinating Committee (CSHERCC) has said the government is solely to blame for the more than 25 reported cholera deaths. In a statement read by Community Water Alliance national coordinator Timothy Chitambure on behalf of the committee at a pre...
Ways to tackle waterborne diseases 16 September 2018 HARARE - With the recent outbreak of cholera in the country, water and sanitation management is being put under the spotlight again. Waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid are acute diarrheal diseases caused by pathogenic micro-organisms that are transmitted in water. Th...
Cholera fight needs teamwork 15 September 2018 HARARE - It is  very sad and demoralising to note that at least over 25 people have succumbed to the latest cholera outbreak that has hit Zimbabwe. For God's sake, this is 2018 but still our people are feeling the effects of a disease that belongs to the medieval times. The worst-affected a...
Govt, vendors clash 15 September 2018 HARARE - Running  battles are expected in Harare’s Central Business District as government seeks to drive away vendors from the city centre, citing health issues following the outbreak of cholera, which has left 25 people dead. The government is seeking to drive away vendors from the streets t...
Cholera deaths reach 25 14 September 2018 HARARE - At least 25 people have died in Harare from cholera so far with nearly 4 000 people having been attended to at the Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital (BRIDH) by yesterday. According to Harare City Council (HCC) acting director of health Clemence Duri, the deaths were recorded ...
Let's fight cholera together: Chamisa 13 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa yesterday condemned the country's leadership for failing to contain the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 21 lives across the country. The waterborne disease which broke out a week ago in Harare's high density suburbs of Budiriro and Gle...
'Be open on outbreak' 13 September 2018 HARARE - Local Government authorities should not keep the cholera outbreak a secret as it will only lead to more deaths, public health expert Prosper Chonzi said. In an interview with the Daily News, Chonzi said unlike typhoid which has a longer incubation, cholera can kill within hours. Ov...
Cholera death toll keeps rising 12 September 2018 HARARE - The death toll from the cholera outbreak has risen to 20 people from 16 over the weekend, the Daily News heard yesterday. This comes as government declared an emergency on Harare to monitor the epidemic. Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo confirmed yesterday that 20 people...
Cholera outbreak spreads 11 September 2018 HARARE - The outbreak of cholera which first hit the capital city at the beginning of this month has spread to four other provinces. As a result, government has activated its emergence response systems in a bid to contain its spread. The death toll from the infectious disease caused by eati...
Cholera must not be part of our problems 9 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe, in particular its metropolis Harare, should not be struggling with diseases of the mould of cholera and typhoid if communities start doing the right thing. Of course, in the urban setup, infrastructural issues that have to be addressed by local authorities play a pivotal rol...
Harare's cholera death toll rises to 10 9 September 2018 HARARE - The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Harare has risen to 10, the city's director of health said yesterday, with an appeal for more help to put an end to the epidemic. This comes as Zimbabwe's capital city has been devastated by a breakdown in water and sanitation infrastruc...
Outrage over army killings 3 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans, civic society and the world at large reacted with anger to the military's use of brute force to disperse protesters who had poured into the streets of Harare on Wednesday. Police have since confirmed the death of six people after the military indiscriminately fired shots ...
It is prudent we all remain calm 2 August 2018 HARARE - While the whole world has congratulated Zimbabwe for holding a peaceful election, the post-election period should be guarded jealously. We have said it before and we are going to say it now; any election will only produce one winner and that is the reality. In the same spirit, whil...
Chaos rocks Harare 2 August 2018 HARARE - The streets of Harare were yesterday turned into war zones after the army was deployed to disperse demonstrators, unhappy with delays in the release of election results and perceived bias by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). Several protesters were injured in the ensuing melee,...
Bloody clashes mar historic elections 2 August 2018 HARARE - Political analysts yesterday condemned the barbaric violence by suspected MDC supporters and government's own deployment of soldiers to quell the disturbances which left several people injured amid claims of loss of life. MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa had on Tuesd...
Zanu PF mobilises against MDC demo 4 June 2018 HARARE - A showdown is looming between the ruling party and the MDC over a planned demonstration by the latter with the Zanu PF youth league vowing to shut the opposition out of the capital city if they proceed with tomorrow's protest. The Zanu PF youth wing's reaction follows an announcement ...
Dad in court over sodomising son 21 April 2018 HARARE - A South Africa-based man, 35, has been charged with sodomising his eight-month-old baby. The court heard that in 2016, the man lost sexual appetite for his wife and drew closer to his son. It was alleged that the mother would notice cracks on her son’s anus while bathing him. Wh...