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Concern Over Gold Smuggling to Dubai

[The Herald] At least 60kg of gold worth millions of dollars could be smuggled from Zimbabwe to Dubai monthly, prejudicing the country of the much-needed foreign currency earnings, Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi estimates. (AllAfrica)

Several Dead As Storm Sweeps East Coast

[DW] Tropical Cyclone Eloise has hit Mozambique, bringing rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters believe it will now move toward Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Chinhoyi Municipality Key Infrastructure Vandalised Due to Lax Security

[New Zimbabwe] CHINHOYI Municipality is failing to provide efficient services to residents and ratepayers following continued vandalism on key infrastructural installations due to lax security. (AllAfrica)

Poor Warriors Finish CHAN Finals Winless

[New Zimbabwe] Controversial Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic yet again hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons for substituting his left-back Qadir Amini after just 139 seconds, as Zimbabwe failed to collect a single point in a disastrous 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) following a defeat to Mali in their Group A dead rubber against Mali in Douala, Cameroon on Sunday evening. (AllAfrica)

Corruption Rife At Hospital Mortuaries

[The Herald] Corruption syndicates involving medical doctors, police officers, mortuary staff and agents of some little known funeral service companies are charging between US$40 and US$100 to speed up the post-mortem process and even have bodies of accident victims released for burial without Covid-19 tests. (AllAfrica)

MDC-T Urges Govt to Prioritise Ventilator, Vaccine Acquisition

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T has urged government to prioritise the acquisition and provision of ventilators, vaccines and Personal Protective Equipment for citizens and those working in public hospitals. (AllAfrica)

Former Kariba Town Clerk Dies From Covid-19

[New Zimbabwe] Former Kariba town clerk and Makonde district administrator, Webster Tembo died Saturday after reportedly battling Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Harare Council Fails to Collect Refuse

[The Herald] Garbage is piling in many parts of Harare as the city council has stopped collections, after the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) emptied its bank accounts to recover PAYE the council had been deducting from staff each month, but failing to remit to the tax offices. (AllAfrica)

Man in Trouble Over Morgue Selfie

[The Herald] Police have launched a manhunt for a man only identified as Tinashe Mugwara, who posted pictures on social media of himself standing next to a dead body being cleaned in a morgue. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - Union Urges Teachers to Shun Zimsec Marking

[New Zimbabwe] Teachers around the country who usually offer services to the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) through marking exams have been urged to avoid that this time around in the interest of the safety. (AllAfrica)

Matiza, Zimondi Declared National Heroes

[New Zimbabwe] Late Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza and former Zimbabwe prisons commander Paradzai Zimondi have been declared national heroes. (AllAfrica)

Dongo's Imposter Appears in Court

[The Herald] A-23-year-old Harare man last week admitted to duping various people using an Ecocash number registered in musician Trevor Dongo's name and asking for sexual favours from his female Facebook followers. (AllAfrica)

Young Agri-Entrepreneur Shines in Rural Zimbabwe

[New Zimbabwe] While agriculture forms an integral part of Zimbabwe's economy, many young people still think of it as back-breaking labor that offers little economic benefit. However, things are slowly changing, a growing number of young people are starting to see agriculture as a viable career option. (AllAfrica)

Tugwi-Mukosi Dam in Historic Spill

[The Herald] The first spilling of Tugwi-Mukosi Dam in southern Masvingo is a boon for irrigation, as water impounded in the lake can supply the Lowveld greenbelt for three years without replenishment. (AllAfrica)

"In Zimbabwe There Is Freedom of Speech, but No Freedom After the Speech"

[IPS] Bulawayo -- A long-running gag says "in Zimbabwe there is freedom of speech, but no freedom after the speech". But for journalists and activists who have been forced to endure nights in the country's overcrowded and filthy holding cells, this is no laughing matter as prison inmates have no personal protective equipment to guard against COVID-19. (AllAfrica)

Woman Jailed Three Months for Stoning Husband's Lover

[New Zimbabwe] A WOMAN from Odzi, Marange has been jailed three months after she attacked and injured her husband's girlfriend. (AllAfrica)

Prince Dube Vows to Continue Scoring

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWEAN striker Prince Dube has vowed to continue from where he left off for Tanzanian side Azam FC as he prepares to make a return to competitive action after recovering from injury. (AllAfrica)

NPA Ring-Fences Prosecutors

[The Herald] Prosecutors will now be housed in their own blocks of flats to curb corruption and to offer protection to those handling high-profile and sensitive cases in line with President Mnangagwa's strategy to ring-fence the teams. (AllAfrica)

Prof Ncube Hails Outgoing Zimra Boss

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Commissioner-General Ms Faith Mazani's three-year tenure at the helm of the organisation has left a positive impact on the tax collector and the country as a whole, and her new position with the International Monetary Fund highlights her achievements. (AllAfrica)

Govt Raps Anti-Vaccine Church Leaders

[The Herald] Government has rapped some church and community leaders trying to stop their followers from accepting Covid-19 vaccines and said only professional health personnel should comment on the jab. (AllAfrica)

Heroes Acre Burial for Matiza, Zimondi

[The Herald] The late Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza and former Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Commissioner General Major-General (Retired) Paradzai Zimondi were yesterday declared national heroes and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre at a date to be announced. (AllAfrica)

Zim Joins India, SA in Trade Waiver Efforts

[The Herald] Zimbabwe has joined South Africa, India and other countries in sponsoring the proposed waiver from certain provisions of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement for the Prevention, Containment and Treatment of Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$2,7m Heist - Rifle Supplier Arrested

[The Herald] A rifle owner appeared in court last week for supplying the firearm used in the heist of the almost US$2,8 million along Chinhoyi Road, after the suspects told him they wanted to use the gun for poaching and return it with some game meat. (AllAfrica)

Villagers in Soup for Acquiring Gun Without Licence

[New Zimbabwe] THREE Mutasa Central men were arrested after acquiring an SKS rifle without a licence. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe Marathon Champ Pitches Camp in Kapsait, Chases Olympic Ticket

[Nation] The Kapsait Athletics Training Camp in Elgeyo Marakwet County is proving to be a distance running Mecca of sorts with an increasing number of elite foreign athletes pitching camp at this address, some 3,000 metres above sea level, seeking improved performance. (AllAfrica)

Political Violence Victims Blast Lethargic Peace Commission

[New Zimbabwe] REGINA Ndlovu remains ensnared in grief and betrayal, almost 13 years after her house was burnt down in 2008 by Zanu PF supporters in St Peters on the outskirts of Bulawayo. (AllAfrica)

Research Body Warns Govt e-Learning Not Working

[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT's electronic learning facilities have been a challenge for learners without access to technology, with unstable home environments and those bearing the brunt of Zimbabwe's economic woes, the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has said. (AllAfrica)

Police Bash, Injure Award Winning Poet for Violating Curfew

[New Zimbabwe] AWARD WINNING Victoria Falls based poet Obert Dube says he fractured an arm and thigh and was left coughing blood after being assaulted by five police officers who accused him of loitering in violation of a government curfew against the spread of Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Former Zimbabwe Prisons Boss Paradzai Zimondi Dies From Covid-19

[New Zimbabwe] Former Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Commissioner General Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi has died from Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Abductions, Torture, Arbitrary Arrests Continued in 2020

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Zimbabwe from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Chamisa Threatens Radical Action

[Zimbabwe Standard] Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday vowed his party will not surrender the MDC Alliance name to the rival MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe (AllAfrica)