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“President must declare floods a disaster,” – MIHR

A HUMAN Rights lobbyist organisation has urged the government of Zimbabwe to declare recent Cyclone Dineo induced floods in Matabeleland and Midlands a humanitarian disaster. Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) says President Robert Mugabe, must declare the current Matabeleland floods a humanitarian disaster and ...

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Gold wars disrupt livelihoods in Bubi district

VIOLENT skirmishes in the gold-rich Bubi district are negatively impacting on villagers’ livelihoods with some saying government should immediately intervene so they resume mining activities. A snap survey of economic activities in the Matabeleland North district revealed that most economic active people are dependent on ...

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Mat’land dams diminishing

WATER and climate change expert Piette Velde has revealed most dams in Matabeleland have turned into white elephants and the projects died due to a lack of investment in maintenance of water sources, exposing thousands of villagers to shortages. Speaking during a climate change meeting ...

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“G40 good concept but” – Dabengwa

ZAPU leader, Dr Dumiso Dabengwa, has challenged Zimbabwe’s youth to push for leadership renewal in the country instead of running away from the economic and political situation, claiming G40, the so called Zanu PF factional grouping led by young politicians, is a good concept as ...

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Mat North villagers in birth certificates quandary

MATABELELAND North provincial Registrar Willard Sayenda is appealing to government to come up with a special arrangement for people from the area who are based in South Africa to register their children, amid reports that most children in the province fail to access national registration ...

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Service fees a barrier to basic health care

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Matabeleland North officer and feminist Opportunity Moyo says the country’s deteriorating health services are being worsened by the introduction of user fees in hospitals that are applied in an ad-hoc way. She says the fees are a barrier to basic ...

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Rating of schools not necessary: – an academic says

By Walter Dlamini RATING of schools according to their performance fuels unnecessary competition at the expense of quality education, National University of Science and Technology(NUST) lecturer, Dr Everson Ndlovu says. Speaking during a Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZHRA) people’s conference Dr Ndlovu said rating schools in the top ...

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Cobra snake kills 5-year-old boy

A FIVE-year-old boy died after a cobra snake coiled itself around him and bit him twice on his chest at Nukane village near Lutho area, in Lupane, Matabeleland North last week Monday. The boy who was in Grade Zero is said to have been sleeping ...

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Hunger worsens in Tsholotsho district

Tsholotsho District villagers in Matabeleland North say drought has hit the province hard, amid reports that hundreds of cattle have died owing to the dry spell. Tsholotsho receives on average 562 mm (22.1 in) of rainfall per year, or 46.8 mm (1.8 in) per month, ...

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Prince Khumalo blames poor Mat’land pass rate on teachers

By Walter Dlamini UMTHWAKAZI Heritage Trust director Prince Peter Zwide kaLanga Khumalo insists the poor pass rate in Matabeleland schools is caused by the teachers’ failure to speak local languages thereby disadvantaging pupils. This is contrary to assertions made by Minister of Primary and Secondary ...

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