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Girl seeks $5 000 for eczema treatment in SA

THE family of a 13-year-old girl from Bulawayo’s Nkulumane 5 suburb, who is suffering from a condition believed to be severe eczema, is seeking financial assistance to the tune of $4 000 to undergo treatment and buy medication in South Africa. Nontokozo Moyo, who lives with her unemployed parents, has been suffering from the skin condition since birth. Sithule Moyo, mother to Nontokozo, told Southern Eye that her daughter had been in and out of hospital since she was two weeks old and has never fully recovered since then. “From…

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IPEC has rejected calls for a fund to cater for accident victims.

THE Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) has rejected calls for a fund to cater for accident victims. Mooted by the government in 2016 after it emerged that an accident occurs every 15 minutes and five people are killed daily on the country’s roads, the fund was envisaged to assist victims and their families to pay for medical and burial expenses. IPEC commissioner Tendai Karonga said it would be imprudent to burden taxpayers with more obligations to capacitate the fund. “A road accident fund is not suitable,” he told journalists at…

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Parents of deported Zimbabwean kids arrested

FIRST their children were taken away from them‚ now Zimbabwean parents living in South Africa are behind bars. Eight children were repatriated last week‚ marking the end of a legal battle between their parents and the ministers of social development and home affairs. In November they were taken into care when they were found in Rustenburg‚ travelling from Zimbabwe in a truck – unaccompanied by an adult and without the necessary documentation. But the parents‚ most of whom moved for economic reasons‚ said they had no choice but to send…

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ZEC appoints Silaingwana as the acting chief elections officer

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has appointed Mr Utloile Silaigwana as the acting chief elections officer taking over from Mrs Constance Chigwamba who has since returned to the Public Service Commission. The appointment of Mr Silaigwana is effective from the beginning of this month. In a statement yesterday, Zec chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba confirmed the appointment. “The Zec is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Utloile Silaigwana as the acting chief elections officer with effect from 1st of March 2018. “Mr Silaigwana possesses a wealth of experience in election…

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“ANC would be better off with Malema” – ANC Vice President

Pretoria – The ANC would be better off with Julius Malema inside rather than being a leader of an opposition party says Deputy President David “DD” Mabuza. Speaking to reporters during the party’s registration drive in Mamelodi, Tshwane, Mabuza said he would do his best to bring the EFF’s commander-in-chief Julius Malema back to the governing party. Malema was expelled from the ANC in 2012 and has since established the Economic Freedom Fighters, which garnered 6% of the electoral support in the 2014 elections. The political party has also gone…

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New play to interrogate sensitive issues

INTWASA director, Raisedon Baya has penned a play titled Fragile, which addresses a wide range of themes including identity, migration, homophobia and xenophobia. The play, set to be staged on March 22 and 23, is told through the eyes of a young Zimbabwean. Baya told NewsDay Life & Style that Fragile follows the story of the Patapata twins, who get separated and are later brought back together through unfortunate circumstances. “This is an experimental piece that uses physical theatre, music, storytelling, and dialogue to tell a story most writers would…

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Zim Tourism ‘blockbuster year’ beckons

Zimbabwe is heralding 2019 as its “blockbuster year” as the country gets ready to unveil a series of ground-breaking attractions for Tourism. This followed enquiries by visitors intending to do “self-drives” in the aftermath of the ban in police road blocks. Rainbow Tourism Group chief executive officer Tendai Madziwanyika Zimbabwe was back in business and all major destinations in the country can look forward to welcoming even more visitors this year. “The enquiries we’re getting for self-drives shows the tourism industry can start reaping the benefits of the reduction of…

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Mnangagwa off to DRC as his diplomatic blitz continues

HARARE: President Emmerson Mnangagwa was due to leave for the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday to meet counterpart Joseph Kabila. The tripcotinues a diplomatic mission in the region to apprise leaders of political developments back home. Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said, besides the courtesy call, the two leaders would discuss bilateral issues. “It is a continuation of courtesy calls to the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region. We have been to South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and Zambia. Now we are off to DR Congo as part of…

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Man who provided safe house for Mnangagwa after he escaped,lets the cat out of the bag

It is midnight in a glamorous well-kept office building in the heart of a bright treading estate-like area. It could be anywhere — Zurich, Manchester, London, Bogota. But it is Pretoria, South Africa. A man sits comfortably waiting for his next meeting. An interview which shall be prying and a marathon. The first time he will speak about a very dramatic event that has occurred in his life which has changed his standing forever. A vicious businessman who is a go-getter, his warmer, calmer softer side — as the hues…

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Foreign investors expected for Harare mining indaba

International investors will get a chance to consider the vast investment opportunities in Zimbabwe’s growing mining sector at a mining indaba to be held from 27 to 28 February 2018 at The Meikles Hotel in Harare. The conference is hosted by the London-based MiningReport in conjunction with the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe and the Mines and Mining Development Ministry. President Emmerson Mnangagwa will officially open the indaba, which has attracted interest from over 20 countries. He has pledged to make economics and trade cooperation, rather than politics, his government’s…

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