News & Analysis: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Mozambique succumbs to COVID-19

“Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Mozambique, retired Maj-Gen Douglas Nyikayaramba, has died of COVID-19 complications. Nyikayaramba, 64, was on leave when he died in Harare, becoming the fourth military general to lead the 2017 putsch against the late Robert Mugabe to succumb to the virus.”

via Sunday Times

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 kills another former minister

“The novel coronavirus claimed the life of another former minister in Zimbabwe on Sunday night, his family announced Monday. Tendai Savanhu, a former deputy minister for Lands and Resettlement, was 52 years of age.”

via Anadolu Agency

In Zimbabwe, fourth Cabinet member dies of COVID-19 amid surge

“Four Zimbabwean Cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the last two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the coronavirus was reaping a ‘grim harvest’ in the country.”

via Los Angeles Times

Zimbabwe orders most civil servants to work from home

“Following death of two ministers from COVID-19, only 10% of government workers will be allowed to work at offices.”

via Anadolu Agency

COVID-19: Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo’s death ‘a wake-up call’ for Zimbabwe

“Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday as the country battles to contain a spike in cases. Moyo, known for announcing the military intervention in 2017 that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, dies in a Harare clinic after contracting the virus that has killed hundreds of people in Zimbabwe.”

via Daily Maverick

COVID-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

“Due to a spike in cases, Zimbabwe’s government imposed a level 4 lockdown last week. By Monday, Zimbabwe had recorded more than 22 000 cases and 528 deaths, the majority recorded since December.”

via Mail and Guardian

Zimbabwe: Lockdown amid COVID-19 surge has no support for people

“With most of Zimbabwe’s population employed in the informal sector, there are fears there could be widespread hunger as the government did not announce any plans to support citizens who will not be able to work during the lockdown.”

via The Africa Report

Zimbabwe: Sally Mugabe Hospital Midwives Down Tools Over COVID-19 PPE

“Midwives running Sally Mugabe Hospital’s maternity ward have withdrawn their services over lack of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment. The health workers have also blamed health minister and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for alleged failure to listen to their concerns.”

via New Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe health system at risk due to COVID-19 strain

“Zimbabwe’s health system is at risk of being overwhelmed as a renewed surge in coronavirus infections has caused a shortage of beds and equipment at hospitals.”

via Anadolu Agency

Zimbabwe: Police, Soldiers To Enforce New COVID-19 Lockdown

“Zimbabwe’s acting president, Kembo Mohadi, says the country’s state security agents will enforce strict COVID-19 regulations introduced Saturday following the death of 29 people in the past week and 1,342 new infections.”

via New Zimbabwe