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The ruling Zanu PF is set to hold its primary elections this Sunday to elect party representatives who will contest in the upcoming harmonised elections. On Saturday, the party released its full list of candidates setting the stage for frantic week of campaigning. Incumbent Zvishavane-Ngezi legislator Hon John Holder`s bid for re-election will face a […]

Government has ordered hospitals to start recruiting nursing staff to replace nurses who were fired for defying government orders to return to work. Health and Child Care Acting Permanent Secretary Mr Sydney Makarawo, yesterday wrote to all hospital Chief Executive Officers and Provincial Medical Officers instructing them to recruit new staff. Makarawo said central hospitals […]

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the diamond policy will be formulated to ensure sustainable diamond mining in the country. President Mnangagwa said diamond policy will ensure sustainability and commercialisation of the consolidated diamond mining companies in the country. President Mnangagwa says the mining sector should be well funded and regulated to increase the capacity utilisation of mining companies and small scale miners […]

Shurugwi town council says it has requested for additional funding from the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) towards critical road projects that need immediate attention. Shurugwi town council chairman Tsungai Makore says ZINARA has since requested the council to submit the critical road projects, such as those destroyed by recent rains. Mr Makore says the road projects should […]

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association says it has not received official communication from government on its decision to relieve striking nurses of their duties. ZNA’s Secretary General  Enock Dongo told YAFM news in a telephone interview that they were shocked to receive news of the firing of nurses on the media saying the association  awaits  a […]

Masvingo and Mashonaland Central provinces have recorded high cases of tuberculosis cases among children. Ministry of Health and Child Care Evaluation and Monitoring Officer Nicholas Siziba says despite a decrease in paediatric tuberculosis in the country, high recordings in these two provinces remain worrisome. According to WHO estimates, an estimated 1 million children were affected by […]

Zimbabwe celebrates its 38th independence anniversary today with Great Dyke residents saying the day presents an opportunity for them to reflect on the milestones the country has achieved over the years. The celebrations come at a time when there is a new government ushered in through a military intervention in November last year which saw […]

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it will soon publish a roadmap to be used in the run up to the harmonised elections slated for July this year. ZEC Public Relations Officer, Mr Richard Ngurunga told yafm news that the commission is working on unveiling a number of educative programs in preparation for the polls. He however denounced […]

Nurses at public hospitals across the country have gone on strike following government’s failure to pay and improve their working conditions. Patients at Zvishavane District Hospital who spoke to Y A FM news expressed concerns with nurses’ strike which started yesterday. Some nurses who spoke to YA FM news on condition of anonymity and fear […]

Medical practitioners say there are faced with service delivery challenges in public hospitals as the government is failing to fund operations. Presenting before the parliamentary portfolio committee on women and youth affairs last week, Mberengwa District Hospital Medical Practitioner Doctor Nyasha Ndagura said the hospital is operating below budget and is failing to meet its […]


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