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Why Zimbabwe Faces Worst Power Cuts In Three Years

Why Zimbabwe Faces Worst Power Cuts In Three Years

Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst power cuts in three years, lasting up to 10 hours daily in some areas and threatening mining output in one of the world’s biggest platinum and gold producers. The sector, which generated most of Zimbabwe’s $4.8 billion of export earnings last year, is crucial to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s pledge to […]

Zimbabwe To Bring In Electric Vehicles By 2030

Zimbabwe To Bring In Electric Vehicles By 2030

Zimbabwe will by 2030, have done away with diesel and petrol powered vehicles and is likely to adopt electrically powered engines, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions that are largely blamed for fast-tracking global warming, 263Chat has learnt. In an interview with 263Chat on the sidelines of a National Workshop on Climate Change in […]

World Bank Scales Up Emergency Support for Cyclone Idai Hit Countries

World Bank Scales Up Emergency Support for Cyclone Idai Hit Countries

The World Bank today announced that it has mobilized over half a billion dollars in new resources to help people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affected by the assessed impact of Cyclone Idai. The World Bank is activating the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW) to provide up to $545 million in total […]

Women Not Legally Protected At Workplaces – Gender Commission

Women Not Legally Protected At Workplaces – Gender Commission

A recent Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) probe into sexual harassment claims against some top Immigration bosses by their female subordinates has revealed that there are inadequate legal protection mechanisms for women in workplaces. The report established that existing laws such as Labour Act and the Public Service Regulations do not comprehensively cover the issue of […]

Gender Commission Nails Top Immigration Sex Pests In Zimbabwe

Gender Commission Nails Top Immigration Sex Pests In Zimbabwe

Some top male Immigration Department officials who were accused of sexual harassment by their subordinates have been found guilty following a recent probe into the alleged misdemeanour by the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC). According to a report just released, concerning the findings of the Commission, Immigration Director Administration Stephen Phineas Museki and Principal Immigration Officer […]

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Abuse At Monte Cassino Girls In Zimbabwe

Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Abuse At Monte Cassino Girls In Zimbabwe

An investigation by the education ministry into complaints raised by pupils at Monte Cassino Girls High has exposed rampant sexual harassment of the girls by both male and female teachers. Monte Cassino is a Roman Catholic Church girls only boarding school in Macheke, well-known for producing high achieving pupils. However, the school has been under […]

Serial Rapist Nabbed In Zimbabwe

Serial Rapist Nabbed In Zimbabwe

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the Southerton industrial area of Harare in connection with a spate of rape and robbery cases which occurred between November 2018 and April 2019 targeting women vendors. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest. “On 17th April 2019 the man was arrested by alert police […]

Health Agencies To Help Cyclone Idai Victims In Mozambique

Health Agencies To Help Cyclone Idai Victims In Mozambique

International aid agencies and government forces are racing against time to help the hundreds of thousands affected by Cyclone Idai. The storm, which hit on March 14, has killed nearly 1,000 people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, and many others are still missing. One of the worst affected areas is the port city of Beira, […]

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police here are concerned over the upsurge in cases of rape being perpetrated against the girl child, especially in rural areas. Acting police spokesperson for Midlands Province Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende said the province has recorded a surge in the number of minor girls raped across all the rural districts such as Gweru Rural, Mvuma, […]

Tobacco Farmers Earn Us$4,6m

Tobacco Farmers Earn Us$4,6m

Farmers have earned US$4,6 million from the sale of flue-cured tobacco since the opening of the 2019 marketing season two weeks ago. The growers have sold 2,6 million kilogrammes at the auction and contract floors. Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board’s latest statistics indicate that the bulk of the crop has been sold through the contract […]

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