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  • Zimbabwe awaits lockdown review

    By Spatisiwe Mpofu
  • The two-week extension of the Covid 19 national lockdown announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on the 15th of this month, lapses tomorrow, with government expected to make a latest pronouncement on the country’s way forward, in the wake of the global pandemic. A fortnight ago, the President reviewed the curfew to run from 8pm to 6am, from the previous 6pm to 6am, with businesses allowed to operate from 8am to 5pm. Public gatherings and inter-city travel remain banned with schools

Staff Reporter Harare mayor Jacob Mafume, his deputy Luckson Mukunguma and councillor Anthony Shingadeya have been suspended as councillors for ward 17, 25 and 11 respectively, with immediate effect on corruption related charges. They are accused of parceling out land to different people and companies in various parts of the city. Mafume and Mukunguma were already serving a suspension from being the mayor and deputy mayor respectively. According to a letters written by acting Local Government and Public Works Minister