ABOUT 27% children in Zimbabwe suffer stunted growth, with 9% severely stunted owing to poor nutrition, a 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) report has revealed.
COUNCIL-RUN schools in Bulawayo are owed nearly $2 million in unpaid fees and levies for the first term by parents and the government, a development, which has reportedly affected education standards in the city.
THREE former officers from Fairbridge Police Station in Bulawayo, fired in October 2009 for allegedly smuggling potatoes and 600 sachets of cane spirits, while deployed at the Zimbabwe-Zambia Border Post, have sued Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri for unfair dismissal.
OPPOSITION Zapu leader, Dumiso Dabengwa has challenged youths to stop running away from the economic and political challenges the country faces, but join the struggle to free themselves.
A descendant of the last Ndebele king, King Lobengula, says there is need for Ndebele people to have access to the State House in Bulawayo to mark the regeneration of their culture and complete decolonisation, as the property was built on land that used to be the headquarters of the Ndebele monarch.
ONE of Gweru City Council’s water pumps’ parts were stolen after it had gone for repairs in Kwekwe, acting town clerk, Edgar Mwedzi has revealed.
The wrangle between TM Supermarkets and three managers over outstanding salaries is far from over, as the company recently paid them salary arrears withheld after they refused to work on Unity Day in 2009, but declined to put them on a similar salary scale as their counterparts.
THE Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) has scaled up its drought mitigation efforts by providing food aid to the worst affected parts of the country.
THE inclusion of former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda in the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party’s top leadership has reportedly stirred controversy, with some Bulawayo party members saying they were uncomfortable with his alleged past human rights abuses.