ZIMBABWE

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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabweans rally to help each other

Citizens didn’t wait for government to organise relief effort

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 17 April 2019
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Blind Zimbabwean loses refugee status after identity muddle

Blessing Marindo has also lost his disability grant and is struggling to make ends meet

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 February 2019
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Woman told to go to Zimbabwe to get her South African-born child’s visas

She faces prohibitive costs and may lose her job

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 February 2019
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Zimbabweans in Cape Town protest against state crackdown

“I would like to know if Emmerson Mnangagwa uses bond notes to book his air tickets and accommodation?”

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 January 2019
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Zimbabweans in limbo after giving Home Affairs asylum papers

Special dispensation was meant to regularise Zimbabweans but left many undocumented for years

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 September 2018
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What Zimbabweans think about the upcoming elections

“I will be the first person to go to Zimbabwe if a new government is installed next week”

By Joseph Chirume and Bernard Chiguvare - 28 July 2018
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Zimbabweans in South Africa fear elections won’t be free and fair

Zimbabweans go to the polls on 30 July

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 July 2018

Rubbish piles up in Harare

Ivory Park residents complain of poor city services

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 May 2018

Zimbabwe’s nurses complain of poor working conditions

Union says government needs to go back to the drawing board

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 May 2018
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Zimbabwean army’s crackdown on touts leaves many desperate

Cities eerily quiet in the wake of “Operation Restore Legacy”

By Zimbabwean Reporter - 13 December 2017
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Zimbabweans look forward to post-Mugabe era

But frustration as president fails to resign

By Harare Photographer - 20 November 2017
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Asylum seekers fear being returned to Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans worry about withdrawal of refugee status

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 October 2017
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Panic buying in Zimbabwe

Bond note currency blamed for crisis

By GroundUp correspondent - 26 September 2017
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Motorists pay toll fees to Zimbabwe’s pothole entrepreneurs

Holes filled with bricks and sand and motorists charged a “thank you” fee

By Pamela Keletso - 7 March 2017
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Zimbabwean police spike motorists

Officials use dangerous method to stop traffic offenders

By Pamela Keletso - 28 February 2017
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Bus fares to Zimbabwe double in December

Companies cash in on holiday demand

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 December 2016