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Obert Gutu Says Opposition MDC Violent, Lost Direction - March 20, 2021

Politics is a fluid game. It’s not cast in stone. It’s not like you wear a straight jacket. You don’t wear a straight jacket ... If you were a Roman Catholic two years ago and now you are a Seventh Day Adventist, it doesn’t mean you are a bad person, you have simply moved on.”


Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono Speaks With VOA Studio 7 - February 05, 2021

Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono says investigative stories he has been doing have a huge impact on Zimbabweans. He cited the firing of former Health Minister Obadiah Moyo as one of the examples in which he wrote a story about corruption in government corridors that led to his sacking.


Bayakhala Abakubandla Lama Republicans - December 18, 2020

UMongameli Donald Trump labalandeli bakhe lokhu bezama ukuguqula impumela yokhetho olwenziwe ngoLwezi abanye besithi kumele kuvinjwe amavoti awenziwe yiElectoral College, aveza ukuba uMnu. Joseph Biden webandla lama Democrats wanqoba uTrump.


184 Children Isolated After COVID-19 Outbreak - November 23, 2020

Matabeleland North provincial medical director, Dr. Munekayi Padingani, said the government has deployed health staff at the mission, about 40 kilometers north-east of the country’s second largest city, Bulawayo.


Zimbabwe Secondary School With 118 COVID-19 Positive Cases Shuts Down - November 19, 2020

Matabeleland North Provincial Medical Director (PMD) Dr. Munekayi Padingani confirmed that 118 pupils at John Tallach Secondary School in Ntabazinduna, Matabeleland North, tested positive for COVID-19 but says there were no deaths, contrary to reports. The school has been shut down.


MDC Youth Speak Out on Seizing Morgan Tsvangirai House - September 29, 2020

Ostallos Siziba of the Movement for Democratic Change says youth from two formations of the opposition groups led by Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe decided to take over Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House in Harare from the MDC-T after realizing that Khupe's formation was too close to Zanu PF.


MDC-T: Chamisa Should Stop Using MDC Alliance Name, Slogans - September 21, 2020

MDC-T presidential spokesperson, Khaliphani Pugeni, says they won't allow Nelson Chamisa and his colleagues to use the MDC Alliance name anymore as it is the property of the Thokozani Khupe-led formation.


MDC Alliance Vowing Use Party Name After Khupe MDC-T Move to 'Grab' It - September 21, 2020

The MDC Alliance's presidential spokesperson, Dr. Nkululeko Sibanda, says they will fight hard to retain the party's name following an announcement by the Thokozani Khupe MDC formation that they are set to field candidates in the forthcoming bye-elections using the Alliance.He speaks with Gibbs Dube


ANC International Relations Chair Says There is a Crisis in Zimbabwe - August 12, 2020

In an interview, the ruling African National Congress of South Africa's International Relations Committee chairperson, Lindiwe Zulu, said there is urgent need to resolve the political crisis in Zimbabwe. “We have already said it from an ANC point of view that there is a crisis in Zimbabwe..."


Incumbent Malawi President Concedes Defeat in Presidential Election Re-Run - June 27, 2020

Information Officer, Janet Dambul, says Malawi's incumbent president Peter Mutharika has conceded defeat in the just-ended presidential election re-run. She speaks with VOA Zimbabwe Service's Gibbs Dube.


Zimbabwe Opposition Presses Government To Own Up to Abductions of Party Members - May 19, 2020

Edwin Ndlovu of the MDC Alliance led by advocate Nelson Chamisa, says Zimbabwe government is responsible for the abduction and mistreatment of party members - Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, despite claims of non-involvement.


Zimbabwe Government Official Disputes Opposition Member Claims of Abduction - May 19, 2020

Zimbabwe Deputy Information Minister Energy Mutodi tells Gibbs Dube of VOA's Zimbabwe Service’s the reported abductions of youth league members of the opposition MDC Alliance - Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri, and Netsai Marova - are designed to discredit President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.


Zimbabwean in China Says Media Reports of Abuse of Africans, 'Blown Out of Proportion' - April 18, 2020

Zimbabwean teacher living in Beijing, Samantha Sibanda, offers a different perspective on the reports circulating on social media about abuse of Africans in China by Chinese nationals, due to Covid-19. Sibanda tells Gibbs Dube of VOA's Zimbabwe Service that not all Chinese are bad people.


Livetalk - Diaspora Forum - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 - April 08, 2020

Hosts Gibbs Dube and Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Zimbabwe Service discuss the ongoing challenges Zimbabweans around the world are facing due to Covid 19. Many have tested positive for the virus, and while some have recovered from its symptoms, some are struggling to recover. Others have died.


Girl Child Advocate Warns Fellow Zimbabweans of COVID-19 Dangers - April 08, 2020

Betty Makoni, founder of the Girl Child Network, had a close brush with death after contracting the dreaded coronavirus. Makoni tells Blessing Zulu of VOA's Zimbabwe Service that she felt so close to death that she mourned herself. Makoni urges fellow Zimbabweans to avoid exposure to COVID -9.


Abantu Balamba Okokuthi Abalandaba leCoronavirus - April 02, 2020

Abantu abanengi balamba okokuthi kabalandaba lokumemetheka komkhuhlane weCoronavirus langesinqumo esokuthi kumele bahlale ezindlini.


Zimbabwe Health Ministry Official Breaks Down Covid-19 Symptoms, Prevention - March 19, 2020

Zimbabwe's Permanent Secretary of Health, Dr. Agnes Mahomva speaks with Blessing Zulu of VOA's Zimbabwe Service about coronavirus - its symptoms, prevention, and the country's preparedness. "The usual common cold tends to be mild, moderate, whereas this one has really caused a lot of havoc."