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ZIFA Fined Over National Sports Stadium

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) US$2 000 for lack of technical facilities at the National Sports Stadium. In statement, ZIFA communications manager Xolisani Gwesela said a letter received from CAF noted several irregularities at the giant stadium. “The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) advises all football stakeholders that […]

Constitutionalism Suffers Deadly Blow: ZimRights 

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has expressed dismay over the passing of the Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2 in the lower house of the National Assembly. In a statement, ZimRights says the Constitution had suffered a deadly blow and a betrayal of the people by those entrusted to represent them in Parliament. “On Tuesday […]

Devolution Legislation Gathers Moment Nicodemously

MUTARE- An umbrella coordinating body of youth-focused and youth-led organizations has raised concern over what appear like rushed efforts to sneak in a weakened ‘devolution bill’ which merely recentralizes powers. These misgivings were raised at a Pre-Sensitization Dialogue Meeting, organised by The National Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (NANGO) umbrella body the coordinating body of NGOs […]

We Faced A Genuine Dilemma Over Amendment Bill: Mwonzora

Opposition MDC –T leader Douglas Mwonzora has defended Members of Parliament from his political outfit following massive criticism from a section of the public who accused the legislators of selling out by voting in favor of Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2 in Parliament yesterday. The Bill, viewed as giving more power to President received a […]

Irresponsible Mining Investment Flares Rights Violation Risks

MUTARE– Communities in resource rich areas are facing increased risks of human rights violations due to increased exploration and mining activities, which are not guided by proper legal and policy guidelines, a public interest organization says. Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) senior legal office Nyaradzo Mutonhori said there has been increased investment into the mining […]

Teachers Unfazed By Govt Threats

Teachers have vowed to defy government threats saying they will continue with their industrial action until their salaries are raised to between US$520 and US$550 or equivalent in local currency. In an interview with a local publication, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary general Raymond Majongwe described the government as “a bully” not committed […]

Zimbabwe’s Mercury Conundrum In Small Scale Mining

Emerging from a disused mining shaft in the small town of Kadoma with the help of his friend and partner in this venture, a visibly tired Tawanda Chipere is heavily laden with three bags of ore. He is an artisanal gold miner, a trade he joined after dropping out of school at the beginning of […]

Women’s Independence Compromised by Systemic Barriers

MUTARE– Forty one years after independence, women are still facing inequalities and systemic barriers within political, economic, social and cultural spheres where huge disparities still remain, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) has said. In its Independence day statement, ZGC said such disparities are disheartening. ZGC Chairperson, Margaret Mukahanana Sangarwe, said despite positive strides achieved over […]

More than 200k Zimbabweans Returned Home Due to COVID-19

Harare – More than 200,000 Zimbabweans have returned home over the past year due to the economic fallout from COVID-19 in countries where they had been working. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is providing nurses to help Zimbabwean officials conduct COVID-19 tests. Other services include critical risk communications and disease surveillance activities, infection prevention and control, […]