Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bulawayo, Harare to get district hospitals

Bulawayo, Harare to get district hospitals

HEALTH and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa says the government is planning to build four district hospitals in Harare and Bulawayo to ease pressure on the cities’ four referral hospitals.

Ntutu Sparrows win

Ntutu Sparrows win

DEFENDING Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Netball League champions Ntutu Sparrows fired warning shots ahead of the 2014 season when they beat ZRP Bulawayo 12-9 in the final of the season opening tournament at Raylton Sports Club on Saturday.

Temporary teachers for 16 languages

Temporary teachers for 16 languages

PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has said the government would rely on temporary staff to teach the 16 official languages that are recognised in the new Constitution as there were currently no qualified teachers.

Padenga  targets higher  skin exports  to Europe

Padenga targets higher skin exports to Europe

Crocodile products exporter, Padenga Holdings Ltd has targeted to grow skin exports to Europe by 80% to counter falling sales of crocodile meat, an official has said.

Zim underwear, cigarette smugglers hit Botswana

Zim underwear, cigarette smugglers hit Botswana

Botswana Unified Revenue Services (Burs) and police say there is an upsurge in smuggling of cigarettes and second-hand underwear through the Plumtree border.

Woman appeals for help

Woman appeals for help

TWENTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD Lungile Mpunzi who developed a tumour after having a tooth removed is appealing for $800 to pay for an operation.

Calls to fight book piracy

Calls to fight book piracy

THERE is need to introduce harsher penalties if Zimbabwe is to win the battle against book piracy, vice-chairperson of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF), Musaemura Zimunya has said.

Man to pay $1 800  for virginity loss

Man to pay $1 800 for virginity loss

A CHITUNGWIZA married man who broke his girlfriend’s virginity and later reneged on his promise to marry her, was last Monday ordered to pay $1 800 for seduction and breach of promise.

Jay Bafana ‘spikes’ my column

Jay Bafana ‘spikes’ my column

LAST week’s column did rub a few people up the wrong way though it surely wasn’t my intention. There are some who felt that I gave the cops too much slack on the spike issue.

Accident victims turn heat on cops

Accident victims turn heat on cops

THE ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on Friday served the police with a letter of intention to sue following an accident that almost killed 16 passengers after a cop threw spikes in front of a moving commuter omnibus more than two weeks ago.

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