Communities exercise self-governance in the face of Covid-19

Rural communities in Matabeleland have taken it upon themselves to curb the increase in imported cases arising from illegal returnees. The issue of border jumpers making illegal entry into the country without undergoing screening and testing has been a cause of concern in recent weeks. Habakkuk Trust Community Advocacy Action…

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Residents stranded as health delivery collapses

The health delivery situation at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo has reached dire straits. The poor state of service delivery is reportedly as a result of Covid-19 and striking nurses.  The absence of essential workers has reached alarming levels as patients wallow in queues without any form of clinical assistance.…

Community strategies to reduce spread of Covid-19

Mbuya village in Matobo Ward 19 recently convened a meeting to discuss community strategies of preventing the spread of the novel Coronavirus in their community. The decision to have local Covid-19 preventative measures comes at a time when the country is experiencing a surge in local transmissions whose sources are…

Illegal returnees to fuel local transmissions

Communities living along the Zimbabwe-Botswana boundary line are living in fear of the implosion of the novel Coronavirus as the number of illegal returnees in those areas continues to increase. The illegal entry points in Matobo and Bulilima Districts may result in the unchecked community spread of Covid-19. Citizens who…

Mat-South Covid-19 situation worrying

The Covid-19 situation in Insiza district is fast developing into a crisis as the number of cases soars. The rise in the number of local cases was allegedly instigated by an imported case involving a border jumper. The border jumper who has been on the run reportedly presented himself to…

Transport blues in Bulawayo

Hundreds of commuters were left stranded this morning as Zupco buses are grounded due to fuel constraints. The Zimbabwe United Passenger  Company has remained the sole public transport operator permitted to ferry commuters in the extended lockdown period. Scores of commuters from western areas were seen walking along Luveve and…

Fear grips community as COVID-19 cases increase

Fears of the community spread of Covid-19 have gripped Insiza District after two returnees who tested positive for the virus have reportedly escaped from the quarantine centre. Reports indicate that the two, who escaped on Sunday night, were spotted at local bars on Monday before they suddenly disappeared and are being…

Raids on mines affecting gold production

The current clampdown on the mining sector in Insiza District¬†has reduced the number of mines bringing in gold for milling at processing sites. Last week, Habakkuk Trust followed up on reports of a clampdown on artisanal and small scale miners from some of its Insiza Community Advocacy Team members. Reports obtained…