Lives at risk as drug prices soar in crisis-hit Zimbabwe

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Since starting treatment five years ago, 50-year-old Alice Chenyika kept her blood pressure under control by adhering to doctors’ strict instructions to take two daily doses of nifedipine. Now Zimbabwe’s worsening economic crisis has pushed prices up, and the medicine is far beyond her reach -one of many signs of the country’s painful transition since the fall of Robert Mugabe a year ago this month. His successor Emmerson Mnangagwa had promised economic revival after the farm seizures, hyperinflation and international isolation of the Mugabe era – but the last 12…

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Ginimbi Kadungure appears in court over US$22 million tax evasion scam

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Millionaire Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure was yesterday arrested by CID police on his way from Rotten Row courts. Ginimbi was arrested within hours of his colleague, Wicknell Chivayo also being arrested later for a different offence. Senior police spokesman assistant commissioner Paul Nyathi told reporters that the arrest is in connection with tax evasion. Kadungure is alleged to have prejudiced the state of US$22 million. Facebook Comments

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Ramaphosa calls for removal of sanctions on Zimbabwe

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SOUTH AFRICAN President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on the European Union (EU) to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe saying the country has turned a wonderful corner and needs support on its path to great reforms. The country has been labouring under illegal Western sanctions which have hurt the economy for nearly 20 years. President Ramaphosa made the call to the EU leaders during the recent 7th South Africa European Union Summit in Brussels, Belgium where they discussed a number of issues around trade, climate change, women’s rights among other global issues.…

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DNA profiling to identify burnt accident victims

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GOVERNMENT will undertake DNA testing to identify victims of the accident that occurred near West Nicholson who were burnt beyond recognition on Thursday night. The National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Applied Genetic Testing Centre (AGTC) which usually provides the DNA testing services said it is ready to assist. Thirty-two people died after an explosion suspected to have been caused by a gas cylinder on a Zvishavane-Musina bound bus near West Nicholson. Some of the victims were burnt beyond recognition. In an interview yesterday, Civil Protection Unit director Mr…

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Bonang responds to Somizi’s ‘tax shade’ at Feather Awards

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Bonang has hit back at shade thrown her way by Somizi at the Feather Awards on Thursday night‚ telling followers that the show would be boring without her being mentioned. Somizi‚ who was once friends with B before the pair had a massive fallout was the host for the evening and in his spicy intro monologue, told an audience member to watch their taxes and always pay on time. The way Somizi addressed the person made it clear to everyone in room that he was throwing shade at Bonang. Soon…

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‘Allow your husband to take charge of the home’ – Dolapo Badmus tells feminists

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Lagos Police Zonal PPRO, Dolapo Badmus, has shared her thoughts on Feminism and what in her opinion it should really be about. In a post shared on her IG page, Dolapo said most people who claim to be feminists have no idea of what it is all about. She advised married feminist women to stop ”dragging” the leadership of their homes with their husbands. She also opined that feminism has been the root cause of many cases of domestic violence. She wrote ; So what is all this about feminism…

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Bulawayo City Council wants to charge in forex

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THE Bulawayo City Council has formulated a policy designed to raise foreign currency through giving a 50 percent discount to individuals who pay bills in United States dollars after service providers allegedly started demanding forex. The local authority yesterday said the scheme mainly targets diasporans who pay their bills directly to the municipality from their foreign bases. Under the policy, BCC would also demand partial payment for land in foreign currency. Bulawayo Mayor Councillor Solomon Mguni said in an interview that the scheme was the only way council could keep…

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30 die as bus catches fire

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30 PEOPLE have died after a Brooklyn Express bus was reduced to ashes near West Nicholson area in Gwanda on Thursday night. Civil Protection Unit director Mr Nathan Nkomo confirmed the number of the deceased with the government releasing $15 000 to their families for funeral expenses. Speaking at the scene of the accident, Matabeleland South police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said several bodies had been reduced to ashes. Gwanda Provincial Hospital acting medical superintendent, Dr Rutendo Manyathi said 27 people sustained injuries- with five being referred to Bulawayo…

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Cardi B Claims All Big Rappers Use Ghostwriters

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Cardi B addressed the fact that she uses ghostwriters during a recent show. “Yeah, I co-wrote, bitch,” she said. “I don’t give a fuck. All these rappers out here got writers. Even the ones that say they don’t. They lying, bitch. They do. I don’t give a fuck … I’m still gonna get paid, ho.” Of course, Cardi could be speaking to Nicki Minaj who’s clowned her for using ghostwriters in the past. Or Cardi could be responding to the people who said she’s not qualified to judge Netflix’s new…

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Home Affairs legalises Zimbabweans living‚ working and studying in SA

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Over 180‚000 Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa have applied for official documentation to allow them to stay‚ work‚ study and conduct businesses legally in the country‚ the department of home affairs said on Thursday. The opening of applications for the ZEP was announced in September 2017 following the expiry of the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP). “The ZEP is meant to regularise the stay of Zimbabwean nationals in South Africa for work‚ study or legal business‚” said Makgola. Of the 180‚000 applications‚ 108‚485 permits were processed and had been collected‚…

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