Zimbabwe Approves Covid-19 Vaccination For 16-17 Year Olds

Zimbabwe’s health ministry has approved the use of China’s Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine for 16 and 17-year-olds, it said on Monday, adding that the country aimed to achieve herd immunity by the end of December. The ministry said in a statement that it had taken the decision after a recommendation from specialist paediatricians and was still considering whether to vaccinate younger children. “All the provinces, secondary schools, colleges, universities and vaccination centres are hereby required to commence the vaccination campaign of this age group with immediate effect,” the minister said.…

Schweppes Ordered To Pay US$16.4 Million Bill To SA Company

HARARE – Beverages maker, Schweppes Zimbabwe is set to pay over R247 million (US$16.4 million) to a South Africa-registered company, Blakely Investments, after the High Court threw out its bid to evade paying the money following a packaging material supply deal consummated in 2018. Schweppes had approached the High Court seeking to avoid paying the money to Blakely, arguing that both parties had violated the country’s exchange control regulations by entering into a supply chain agreement before obtaining exchange control approval. However, High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi dismissed Schweppes’ request,…

National Blankets Limited, Comes Back To Life

BULAWAYO’S giant textile firm, National Blankets Limited, has resumed operations and is now producing as per order while pushing towards ramping up output. The company has managed to dodge liquidation having come out of judicial management early this year after shareholders paid all the creditors their dues, which ran into millions of dollars. National Blankets was placed under judicial management in 2012 following viability constraints. The High Court in Bulawayo then issued an interim order in 2019 directing the company to be placed under liquidation after the court was satisfied…

Dynamos Through to Chibuku Semi-Finals

DYNAMOS squeezed past a battling Black Rhinos to reach the semi-finals of the Chibuku Super Cup after grinding out a 1-0 victory in the final quarterfinal match at Baobab in Mhondoro-Ngezi Sunday. The Harare giants lacked energy and were poor on the day, but despite a lacklustre performance they emerge from the tricky tie to reach the last four of the country’s premier cup competition. A second-half header from returning seasoned defender Frank Mukarati was all that separated the two sides on the day; however, Dynamos’ dogged determination despite their…

Beitbridge Suffers No Water Three Days

BY REX MPHISA  A larger section of Beitbridge with more than 2 000 schoolchildren has gone for three days without water because The Beitbridge Municipality does not have spares to repair burst pipes. Residents of the sprawling town close to the international Limpopo River have resorted to unhygienic open defacations after running out of water to flush their toilets. In some cases people have run out of water to bath, drink or cook. After two days of defeaning silence the Municipality of Beitbridge (MOB) on Monday broadcast a message through…

Zim Boxer dies after KO

Staff Writter ZIMBABWEAN boxer Taurai Zimunya has died after a third-round knockout in a bantamweight fight on Sunday evening, the country’s boxing federation has said. Zimunya (24) of Legends Boxing Club in Harare’s high-density suburb of Mbare, was floored the third round of his fight against Tinashe Majoni of the Charles Manyuchi Academy stable at Body Active Gym in Borrowdale. Zimunya reportedly collapsed during the bout and was initially treated at the ringside, before being taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital in the capital, but never regained consciousness. The Zimbabwe National Boxing…