500 Still Missing As Rescue Efforts Continue in Chimanimani

MORE than 500 people are still missing in Rusitu Valley in Chimanimani District as rescue efforts are being hampered by damaged roads, 3 Infantry Brigade commander Major-General Joe Muzvidziwa, who is leading the army rescue mission, has said. Efforts to rescue victims of Cyclone Idai are still underway, with the military yesterday being assisted by a privately-owned helicopter that was ferrying the critically injured from some of the affected areas to Mutambara Hospital and Skyline Help Centre. Helicopters could not fly into the area since Sunday owing to bad weather.…

Zim, SA To Set-Up A One-Stop Border

Zimbabwe and South Africa have agreed on the establishment of the Beitbridge One-Stop Border Post as a way of addressing challenges faced by travellers between the two countries at the border post. This came out of the Third Session of the Bi-national Commission Summit of the two countries which ended in Harare on Tuesday. The Commission was informed that a joint technical committee was already in place. The joint commission, which was set up after the second session of the BNC last year, formed legal, procedures, ICT, infrastructure and human…

ED Sued Over Currency

Harare businessman and University of Zimbabwe (UZ) lecturer, Shakespear Hamauswa, has petitioned the High Court seeking a court order to declare unconstitutional the Presidential (Temporary Measures) Act, which President Emmerson Mnangagwa evoked as legal basis to introduce the RTGS$. Hamauswa also said he was seeking another court order declaring null and void the Presidential (Temporal Measures) Act, amendment of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Act (SI33/2019), through which the RTGS$ was issued. “In the regulations, gazetted on February 22, 2019, the first respondent (Mnangagwa) purported to amend section 44…