Monthly Archives: January 2016

Human rights activists challenge NPRC appointments

Human rights activists challenge NPRC appointments

SOME Bulawayo-based human rights activists have threatened to mount a Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge against the recent appointment of members of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC), claiming government had no authority to appoint the board, as it had “dirty hands”.

For the good of all humanity

For the good of all humanity

I WAS sat in church last Sunday, as the pastor preached about having conversations with God. I love conversations, so it made sense to me because I believe we need to talk to each other in order for there to be understanding and cohesiveness.

Tsvangirai calls off provincial meeting

Tsvangirai calls off provincial meeting

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai last Friday reportedly called off a provincial meeting in Bulawayo after rival factions booed and heckled each other in his presence.

Judge calls for sex offenders register

Judge calls for sex offenders register

A HIGH Court judge has proposed a national database of all people convicted of child sexual offences in order to monitor their movements once released from prison, saying there is a tendency by such convicts to repeat those crimes.

Zimbabweans are a die hard lot

Zimbabweans are a die hard lot

Resilience is but an understatement when it comes to challenges confronting Zimbabweans. Belts have been tightened and they are now at the bone and can be squeezed no more.

Drop in city clinics deliveries nags council

Drop in city clinics deliveries nags council

THE Bulawayo City Council’s health, housing and education committee has launched a probe to find out why few births were being recorded at its clinics. The investigation comes after council reduced its maternity fees at Nkulumane, Northern suburbs, Luveve and Pelandaba clinics.

PDP elects shadow MPs, councillors

PDP elects shadow MPs, councillors

THE opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has started electing shadow Members of Parliament, a provincial council and councillors in Bulawayo, as it moves to strengthen its structures and operationalise the concept of devolution of power.

SA-based Zim migrant workers raise alarm

SA-based Zim migrant workers raise alarm

THE MIGRANT Workers’ Union South Africa (Miwusa) has expressed concern over alleged ill-treatment of Zimbabweans working at farms in the Limpopo province.
Scores of Zimbabweans are said to be working abnormal hours, with some of them having been fired for demanding salary increments of R10.

Coltart attacks teachers’ salaries slashing proposal

Coltart attacks teachers’ salaries slashing proposal

Former Education minister David Coltart has condemned plans by government to slash teachers’ salaries in schools with a pass rate below 50%.

‘Killer Tombs bus had no fitness certificate’

‘Killer Tombs bus had no fitness certificate’

A CROSS-BORDER Tombs Motorways bus, which killed three people and injured several others after it got involved in an accident along the Zvishavane-Shurugwi road early last year, had no fitness certificate, with the bus crew admitting in court that they had to bribe Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) officials along the way to secure passage.

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