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Man Kills Self Over Inherited Plates

Guruve based Josphat Zvitete committed suicide by hanging himself on a mango tree after a misunderstanding with his wife over inherited plates on Friday.Mashonaland Central deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Naison Dhliwayo confirmed the case.“I can confirm a sudden death case in Chizanga village, Guruve where a male adult hung …

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Boy (12) Hangs Himself

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy from Bulawayo’s Pumula South suburb last week hanged himself while on his way to school.The boy, identified as Owami Mabhena, was going to school with his nine-year-old brother when he committed suicide“On April 26 at 8am, the boy from Pumula South and his younger brother, a male …

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Lockdown deepens mental health crisis

While other citizens and businesses operating in the informal sector spend hours on any given day running battles with law enforcement for violating lockdown regulations – there are some that simply break down.They cannot cope.In Zimbabwe, lockdowns come with a lot of financial strain to an already socio-economically burdened populace, …

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Cultural erosion depletes family cohesion

John Mbiti’s popular maxim “I am because we are, we are therefore I am” – which is an interpretation of Ubuntu – speaks to what is happening in Zimbabwe right now.Ubuntu is a worldview, a way of life shared by most Bantu speaking people, mostly Africans living south of Sahara.It …

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Well done Tsitsi Dangarembga

It has been a tough 2020 for many Zimbabweans, who have had to contend with a harsh economy, human rights abuses and arbitrary arrests.And to compound the troubles – along came a ravaging coronavirus pandemic.Through the commitment of such people as Tsitsi Dangarembga, to the upholding of universal human rights …

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