Articles by Ray Mwareya

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ZimBollar: A guide to Zimbabwe’s black market

In only two months an anonymous Twitter account has grown to over 21,000 followers

By Ray Mwareya - 18 October 2018
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Is Zimbabwe’s killings inquiry credible?

Critics fear Mnangagwa’s aim is to pin blame on opposition leaders

By Ray Mwareya - 9 October 2018
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Asylum seekers say officials keep their passports until they buy tickets to Zimbabwe

But bus ticket operators will usually not issue a cross-border ticket if the passenger does not show a passport

By Ray Mwareya - 21 September 2018
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Immigrant finds her feet selling shoes

Melania sells second-hand footwear smuggled from Mozambique

By Ray Mwareya - 24 March 2017
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Child petrol smugglers spend their money on computer games

Mozambican children ferry petrol in canoes to Zimbabwe and spend their earnings in internet cafés

By Ray Mwareya - 9 March 2017
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Home Affairs sued over sex description

Three transgender women and their spouses seek to compel Home Affairs to amend the national population register, their birth certificates, and issue new IDs.

By Ray Mwareya - 23 February 2017
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For R5,000, sangoma will pray for an informal miner’s safety

Traditional doctor has struck gold with the fears of miners

By Ray Mwareya and Tichaona Jongwe - 23 February 2017
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Workers told to eat and change under a tree

Labour department issues compliance order against Northern Cape company

By Ray Mwareya and Tichaona Jongwe - 3 February 2017
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Retrenched AngloGold miner battles to repay labour broker

NUM says it will fight dismissals in Labour Court

By Ray Mwareya - 23 January 2017
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Campaign collects names of murdered sex workers

Unsolved cases collect  dust in police files, says activist

By Ray Mwareya - 8 December 2016
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Passengers shoved into the wrong coaches in Newtown bus war

Mayhem as touts jostle for Zimbabwe-bound trade

By Ray Mwareya - 30 November 2016
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Six years on and no sign of police investigation into missing man

Gift Mutsumba disappeared one night in 2010 and has not been heard from since

By Ray Mwareya - 29 November 2016
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Sepedi singer and his homeless Afrikaans helpers

"Rare unity, rare trust," says the performer

By Ray Mwareya - 22 November 2016
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Refugee sleeps better selling pillows

Tafadzwa Mukwayo makes pillows out of recycled material, and sells them

By Ray Mwareya - 14 November 2016
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Zimbabwe domestic workers’ secret Wi-Fi sales

Thandi sells bandwidth while "Madam" is at work

By Ray Mwareya - 10 November 2016
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Grieving relatives demand Qedani Mahlangu’s resignation

Dozens protest outside Gauteng health department's offices over deaths following closure of Life Esidimeni

By Ray Mwareya and GroundUp Staff - 27 October 2016