‘60% of patients admitted at city psychiatric hospitals are drug users’

Some of the drugs that are being abused include marijuana, cough mixtures, alcohol and crystal meth, which appears to have become the drug of choice.
By Zanele Ndlovu Jan. 28, 2023
50% of BCC’s fleet grounded
50% of BCC’s fleet grounded
Council’s latest minutes say out of BCC’s 413 vehicles and plant and equipment, 232 (56%) are operational, while 181 (44%) are grounded.
By Silas Nkala Jan. 27, 2023
ZMC intervenes in Lubimbi villagers’ relocation saga
Last year in June, MIHR petitioned the Local Government ministry to produce its plan for relocation of Lubimbi villagers set to be displaced, but it did not get a response.
By Patricia Sibanda Jan. 27, 2023
Mpilo Hospital cancer machine set for revival
Dzvanga told Southern Eye that he is still working on a proposal for the repairs.
By Patricia Sibanda Jan. 27, 2023
Villagers up for US$54K mine vandalism, theft
The matter was remanded to February 2 for continuation at the Kwekwe Magistrates’ Court.
By Silas Nkala Jan. 27, 2023
Reservations over Omalayitsha for ED initiative
During the Omalayitsha for ED’s launch on Tuesday, informal cross-border transporters pledged to contribute towards national economic development.
By Emmanuel Mpofu Jan. 26, 2023
BCC demands more slice of parking revenue
The first phase of the private-public-partnership arrangement between BCC and TTI raked in over US$5 000 from parking fees and clamping fines.
By Silas Nkala Jan. 26, 2023
Entumbane residents take drug abuse head-on
Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube lauded the Entumbane community for taking a strong stance against drug and alcohol abuse.
By Emmanuel Mpofu Jan. 26, 2023
Byo records 18% drop in plan aprovals
Council said illegal structures were identified and issued with final notices and defiant illegal developers were penalised.
By Silas Nkala Jan. 25, 2023
Govt to rescue Espamprekini vendors: Minister
She assured the vendors that government was waiting for the Bulawayo City Council to issue out land for construction of new structures for SMEs.
By Nizbert Moyo Jan. 25, 2023
‘Stop disrespecting Nkomo statue'
The statue was erected in 2013 at the intersection of Joshua Nkomo Street and 8th Avenue in the city in honour of the late Vice-President who died in 1999.
By Zanele Ndlovu Jan. 25, 2023
Midlands miners accused of land degradation
And despite promising to act, the miners have not been true to their pledges, Nyahwai said.
By Stephen Chadenga Jan. 25, 2023
Kwekwe in US$20m industrial boost.
THE City of Kwekwe is set to benefit from industrial and commercial developments worth over US$20 million that are currently underway.
By Obert Siamilandu Jan. 24, 2023
BCC buildings a fire hazard’
AN internal audit conducted by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has revealed that 86% of fire extinguishers at council-owned buildings .
By Zanele Ndlovu and Silas Nkala Jan. 24, 2023
Courts will deal with perpetrators of violence: Judge
HIGH  Court judge Justice Martin Makonese has warned perpetrators of political violence ahead of this year's elections that the courts will decisively deal with them.
By Stephen Chadenga Jan. 23, 2023
Amacimbi harvesters leave trail of destruction
Chief Khulumani Mathema of Gwanda told Southern Eye that outsiders who had descended in the province in search of the delicacy were wantonly destroying vegetation.
By Patricia Sibanda Jan. 23, 2023
BCC reactivates water action committee
Deputy mayor Mlandu Ncube said the committee was formed in 1992 when the city experienced its worst water challenges.
By Zanele Ndlovu Jan. 23, 2023
Rampant dumping leaves Gweru facing a health hazard
The city has a poor waste management plan, which needs urgent improvement.
By Terry Madyauta Jan. 21, 2023
Pupils shelter in toilets when it rains...classroom construction started 18 years ago, but yet to be completed
The school reportedly has an enrolment of 450 pupils with eight teachers, and 12 classrooms. As a result, learners end up sheltering in toilets during bad weather.
By Silas Nkala Jan. 21, 2023
Imbiber dies after day-long binge
He was found dead later in the afternoon with froth coming out of his mouth.
By Nizbert Moyo Jan. 21, 2023
Zanu PF warns “sellout” farmers
He said farmers in the district should identify farmers who were hobnobbing with the opposition.
By Stephen Chadenga Jan. 20, 2023
Tower lights vandalism worries Bulawayo council
The concerns come at a time when most streetlights in the residential have stopped working, exposing residents to muggings.
By Silas Nkala Jan. 20, 2023
Mat South crops succumb to dry spell
There are now fears of possible starvation in the province if there are no rains in the short term.
By Patricia Sibanda Jan. 20, 2023
Byo SME centre goes up in flames
Entrepreneurs operating from the centre manufacture sofas, wardrobes and other household furniture.
By Zanele Ndlovu Jan. 19, 2023
Police bust drug ring after 17 youths taken ill.
Police in Bulawayo yesterday bust a drug ring in Entumbane high-density suburb after 17 youths were hospitalised.
By Nizbert Moyo Jan. 19, 2023
BCC, govt departments in joint clean-up campaign
The move comes at a time when residents and other stakeholders were raising concern over garbage piling up in the city. 
By Mpumelelo Moyo Jan. 19, 2023
Byo’s main roads receive facelift
Most roads in the city are heavily infested with potholes, and this has been worsened by incessant rains. 
By Mpumelelo Moyo Jan. 18, 2023
Gweru’s slashed 2023 budget approved
“The budget was pegged at US$37 million, and it is our hope that this budget drives us to be a sustainable prosperous city of choice by 2030."
By Stephen Chadenga Jan. 18, 2023