Day: September 12, 2018

Cholera declared emergency

Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obediah Moyo today toured the Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital where he declared a cholera emergency in Harare. The newly appointed minister and his deputy are facing their first test as they have been appointed at a time the country is working to contain a cholera outbreak. Twenty people have reportedly succumbed to the disease and more than 2 000 have been infected after drinking contaminated water. The Health Minister said declaring an emergency will enable the government to quickly contain cholera, typhoid and other diarrheal diseases. Classes at some schools in the...

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Advocate Mudenda elected 9th Parly Speaker

Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda has been elected Speaker of Parliament of Zimbabwe for the 9th Parliament.  Advocate Mudenda defeated MDC Alliance nominee Hon. Paurina Mpariwa. He polled 179 votes while Hon. Mpariwa got 79. Voting proceeded by secret ballot. Results received are as follows:  263 ballots issued 258 Valid 5 spoiled    Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda 179 Hon. Paurina Mpariwa 79 Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker elections are underway – Hon. Tsitsi Gezi from Zanu PF and Hon. Murisi Zwizwai of the MDC Alliance battling it out....

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