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Kembo Mohadi, Zimbabwe’s second Vice-President has resigned a week after he denied accusations of sexual impropriety.

Mohadi, 71, repeated his defence that he was the victim of hacking and voice cloning.

I’m a victim of information distortion, voice cloning and sponsored spooking and political sabotage. I have been going through a soul searching pilgrimage and realized that I need the space to deal with my problems outside the governance chair,” the letter shared by the information ministry said.

He added that his resignation was not an act of cowardice but was to show respect to the office of the president and to ensure that it was not compromised or caricatured by actions that are linked to my challenges as an individual.

The Zimbabwe government has launched its Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga took the first jab in a bid to reassure the public that they are safe.

Only 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, donated by the Chinese government have so far been delivered, with another 600,000 expected next month.

It was gathered that the vaccine is going to first be given to public health workers, police officers, soldiers, and prison officials.

Zimbabwe aims to vaccinate 10 million people and is still sourcing other vaccines to achieve this target.

Zimbabwean officials say the Sinopharm vaccine is 79% effective and has shown some success against the variant discovered in South Africa.

The Zimbabwe health ministry has in a tweet announced the arrival of its first 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, which was donated by China.

The consignment arrived on Monday morning in an Air Zimbabwe flight and was handed over to the government by the Chinese ambassador to the country.

It was gathered that additional 600,000 doses ordered by the Zimbabwean government are expected to arrive in March.

The Police force in Zimbabwe has apologized for detaining a woman and two minors in a cell in the capital, Harare.

This was made known by the police in a statment while adding that investigations were ongoing to find out what really happened.

This unfortunate incident will not be allowed to happen again. We appeal to members of the public to allow the police to conduct investigations so that appropriate decisions can be made,” the statement said.

A picture of the trio standing at the holding cells of Rhodesville police station went viral on social media.

Hebert Gomba, the mayor of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare has been arrested over alleged land scams and abuse of office.

Local media has reported that Gomba who is a member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was arrested by officials from the anti-corruption body.

The MDC has called his arrest unconstitutional and promised to challenge it.

Gomba is being held at Rhodesville police station.

Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has confirmed the arrest of popular Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono by the police.

Chin’ono was said to have filmed his arrest before being told to put his phone down.

The outspoken journalist was said to have recently exposed an alleged Covid-19 procurement fraud within the health ministry which later led to the arrest and sacking of Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Mr Moyo earlier this month for inappropriate conduct over the $60m medicines supply scandal.

A law has been passed that could make parents in Zimbabwe face approximately 2 years in jail if they fail to send their children to school.

The Zimbabwean government has made education and learning compulsory for all children until the age of 16 to curb increasing numbers of school dropouts as a result of the inadequate state of the country’s economy. Approximately 20 percent of youngsters in some parts of the country do not go to school.

The new legislation also makes it an offense to expel pupils for non-payment of tuition fees or for getting pregnant.

It was recorded last year that a minimum of 60 percent of the pupils in the main schools was sent back home for failing to pay fees, according to the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVac).

Zimbabwe billionaire, Strive Masiyiwa pays striking doctors to go back to work. The founder and chairman, Econet Wireless has stepped in to end months of strikes.

Striking medics in Zimbabwe have agreed to go back to work after Masiyiwa offered a $ 6.25 million to ease the welfare of the doctors in the country. The junior doctors in the public hospitals of the country protested on poor wages which has been worsened by Zimbabwe’s economic crisis.

Masiyiwa’s fellowship through his family’s Higher Life Foundation has ended the rift between the striking doctors and the government for now. The foundation Medical Doctors Fellowship promises to give monthly allowance to doctors working in the nation’s public hospitals for the next six months. It also includes transport vouchers for beneficiaries during working days and on call duties.

Masamba, a representative of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association said “half of its members have enrolled for the fellowship, however nothing has changed based on the fact that the tools of trade and drugs are still inadequate and the remuneration is also still inadequate”

HigherLife said “putting the patient first, we are furthering our commitment to supporting our healthcare system and enabling more people to receive the critical care they need and deserve”