Articles tagged 'cholera'

Council workers to face the music 7 November 2018 HARARE - Four Harare City Council (HCC) employees who are on suspension for allegedly inflating prices of commodities that were meant to treat cholera will face a disciplinary hearing on a date still to be advised. “The four employees mentioned in the detailed report will be advised of when th...
Cholera kills 7 in Buhera 23 October 2018 HARARE - While authorities in Harare claim that the cholera outbreak has been contained, the plague has hit Buhera with seven people being confirmed dead from the disease. The deputy minister of Health and Child Care John Mangwiro confirmed the latest development. “It is true that there has...
Police ban ZCTU protest march 10 October 2018 HARARE – Plans by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to demonstrate against the recently introduced tax were thrown into disarray yesterday after police banned the protest saying government is still to contain the cholera outbreak. In a statement yesterday, the police said last month...
New dates for Book Fair 9 October 2018 HARARE – The Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association (ZIBFA) has rescheduled dates for this year’s indaba and exhibition to October 22 to 27. Last month, ZIBFA indefinitely postponed the 2018 Book Fair Indaba and Exhibition over health considerations after the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZR...
Moyo lauds MDC mayors over cholera contributions 8 October 2018 HARARE – Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo, pictured, has commended the opposition MDC mayors for their contribution towards fighting the cholera epidemic which recently claimed the lives of over 45 people mainly in the capital, Harare. This comes as government has managed to contain...
Govt blasts 'insensitive' legislators 4 October 2018 HARARE - Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has blasted insensitive legislators saying they have to wait a bit longer to get their cars. This comes after legislators from both Zanu PF and the MDC expressed anger at government's decision to suspend the purchase of...
MDC to drag police to court over anniversary ban 2 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance is planning to drag the police to court over the continued ban of its 18th anniversary celebration at a time Zanu PF is being given unbridled permission to hold its meetings. This comes after the police last week proscribed the MDC anniversary celeb...
War against vendors: Rescuing 'clean' streets, ruining lives? 30 September 2018 HARARE - Since its emergence in growing volumes some years ago, vending in Zimbabwe's major urban areas, especially Harare, has never been tolerated as a legitimate economic activity and alternative source of livelihood, especially in the attitudes of central government. But the irony is that ...
Review cholera vaccine: WHO 29 September 2018 HARARE - The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for the review of the cholera vaccine following revelations that the infectious disease which broke out in Harare this month is multi-drug resistant. WHO's disease prevention and control officer Anderson Chimusoro told the Daily News yest...
£90 000 to fight cholera 28 September 2018 HARARE - The European Union (EU) has availed £90 000 humanitarian funding to help control the deadly cholera epidemic, which has killed at least 49 people to date. In a statement yesterday, the EU said the funding is part of its overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund of the...
Zim on edge as vendors fight back 27 September 2018 HARARE - Police are maintaining a heavy presence in most of the country's cities as authorities fear the worst amid a clampdown on desperate vendors who are now fighting back. In Harare, law enforcers have peppered the central business district with riot police officers, armed with batons whil...
Human rights groups slam police brutality 26 September 2018 HARARE - Rights groups and political analysts have expressed outrage over the savage attacks on vendors and ordinary citizens by police in its on-going blitz against vending in Harare's central business district (CBD) and its precincts. This comes as pressure is mounting on government to set u...
Zimnat rescues Budiriro residents 26 September 2018 HARARE - Multiple insurance company, Zimnat, has set up water tanks in Budiriro which it is filling with 20 000 litres of bulk treated water every day, as it joins government and other corporates in the fight against the deadly cholera outbreak. This comes as government needs more than $60 mil...
Police here to stay 26 September 2018 HARARE - The police will continue to patrol the streets of Harare while confiscating wares of those vendors resisting relocation to designated vending sites. “We have commitment from the Zimbabwe Republic Police that they are going to assist our municipal police until the situation reaches a s...
Major hospitals in water crisis 25 September 2018 HARARE - Harare's major referral hospitals are facing serious water shortages amid a cholera outbreak which has killed more than 31 people in the capital. The Daily News can report that Harare Central Hospital spent the weekend without water, while Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals had to resort...
Concerns grow over human rights violations 25 September 2018 HARARE - As some rogue elements within the security sector engage in human rights violations witnessed during the tenure of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe, legal watchdog Veritas has raised concerns over government delays in setting up an independent body to investigate complaints against me...
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, ...
ZimRights calls for renovation of sewer, water systems 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government must invest in renovation of the old sewer and water reticulation systems, which are prone to bursting, and pump investment in new infrastructure to cope with the growing urban population in the major cities, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has said. This come...
Avarice among MPs shocking 23 September 2018 HARARE - Before even the dust from previous Parliaments' demands for and misuse of Constituency Development Funds (CDF), there has been an outcry from current legislators — elected into the august House only on July 30 — over deferred vehicles, as reported by our sister paper the Daily News yeste...
MPs fume over deferred vehicles 22 September 2018 HARARE - Legislators from both Zanu PF and the MDC have expressed anger at the government's decision to suspend the purchase of new vehicles for them — with the money budgeted for that now earmarked to fight the deadly cholera outbreak which has claimed dozens of lives and left thousands of peopl...
GMAZ hands over 30t of food stuffs to cholera victims 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) yesterday donated 30 tonnes of assorted food stuffs to people affected by cholera. The donation consisted 10 tonnes of mealie-meal, five tonnes of rice and 5 000 loaves of bread. The food stuffs were collected from Blue Ribbon, Natio...
HCC to apologise to Econet 20 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has said it will apologise to Zimbabwe's largest mobile telephone company Econet Wireless after municipal officials attempted to steal humanitarian aid meant to stem Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade. Econet founder and executive chairpers...
'Schools should close to curb the cholera crisis' 20 September 2018 HARARE - Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) has concluded its research on the state of schools' preparedness to handle the cholera outbreak. It said schools are not safe and have no capacity to mitigate the deadly cholera outbreak. “Following the suspension of lessons at Gle...
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...