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JUST IN: Post-election violence Commission sworn-in

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn-in a 7-member Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 Post-Election Violence that occurred in Harare CBD and led to the death of six people. The Commission, made up of foreign and local members, will be chaired by former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe. The other members are: UK based Queen’s Counsel Rodney Dixon, former Commonwealth Secretary General and Nigerian national Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Tanzania Defence Forces Chief General Davis Mwamunyange, UZ Dean of Political Science Professor Charity Manyeruke, UZ Constitutional Law lecturer and NCA leader Professor Lovemore Madhuku, and former President of the...

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UPDATED: ED tours cholera treatment centres

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has this Tuesday toured the two cholera treatment centres in Harare – Glen View 1 Polyclinic and Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital. Speaking in Glen View at Tichagarika Shopping Centre, where there is a borehole believed to have been the source of the cholera bacteria, President Mnangagwa commended the corporate sector for responding to appeals to support the fight against the cholera outbreak. “Tawana vatsigiri vakawanda, vamwe makambani emuno…Va Strive Masiyiwa veEconet vakandifonera variku Ethioipia vakati tinehurombo nezvatirikunzwa vakaisa US$10 million…vakazotumira vamwe vavo ana Mboweni vachiunza rubatsiro. Tine UNICEF, MSF, nevamwe vakawanda varikubatsira. (We have received...

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Govt to holistically eradicate recurrence of medieval diseases

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the government will pursue both short and long term measures to holistically eradicate the recurrence of medieval diseases such as cholera and typhoid. The President also paid tribute to local and foreign corporates and well wishers for their collaboration with the Zimbabwean government in the fight against the cholera epidemic that has so far claimed 32 lives. After officially opening the first session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe, President Mnangagwa had an opportunity to address legislators, traditional leaders, leaders of local authorities and provincial councillors during a luncheon hosted for him by the Ministry...

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First Lady extends hand in fight against cholera

The First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa through her Angel of Hope Foundation donated medical consumables and foodstuffs as all hands get on deck in the fight against cholera. Angel of Hope deputy board chair Mrs Chipo Mutasa said the First Lady was touched  by the plight of cholera patients and the ministry of health’s plea for assistance thus she quickly mobilised resources in the hope of assisting towards curbing the continued spread of the disease. The chairperson on the inter-ministerial committee on disaster preparedness Cde July Moyo said local authorities must immediately implement long term measures to ensure there...

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UK to support Zim clear its arrears

The United Kingdom says it will support Zimbabwe to clear its arrears with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. Outgoing British Ambassador Catriona Laing advised on this development after paying a courtesy call on Zimbabwe’s Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube. The commitment by Britain to assist Zimbabwe clear its US$1.8 billion arrears to the Bretton Woods institutions carves a new chapter for Zimbabwe’s economic resurgence programmes. During a meeting with Professor Ncube today, Ambassador Laing indicated that her country stands ready to support Zimbabwe to get on an interim IMF staff programme soon...

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