Voice of Habakkuk Trust 2021

Check out the first edition of this year’s Voice of Habakkuk Trust newsletter. It has informative issues on the traditional justice system, the role of women, and how traditional leaders can effectively assist in the fight against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. Give us feedback so we can improve on our…

Residents stranded as health delivery collapses

by Blondie Ndebele The health delivery situation at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo has reached dire straits. The poor state of service delivery is reportedly as a result of Covid-19 and striking nurses.  The absence of essential workers has reached alarming levels as patients wallow in queues without any form…

Mat-South Covid-19 situation worrying

by Dumisani Ncube The Covid-19 situation in Insiza district is fast developing into a crisis as the number of cases soars. The rise in the number of local cases was allegedly instigated by an imported case involving a border jumper. The border jumper who has been on the run reportedly…

Fear grips community as COVID-19 cases increase

by Blondie Ndebele Fears of the community spread of Covid-19 have¬†gripped Insiza District after two returnees who tested positive for the virus have reportedly escaped from the quarantine centre. Reports indicate that the two, who escaped on Sunday night, were spotted at local bars on Monday before they suddenly disappeared…

Raids on mines affecting gold production

by Blondie Ndebele The current clampdown on the mining sector in Insiza District has reduced the number of mines bringing in gold for milling at processing sites. Last week, Habakkuk Trust followed up on reports of a clampdown on artisanal and small scale miners from some of its Insiza Community Advocacy Team…

COVID-19 cripples local government programmes

Formulation of development plans which is normally done in the first and second quarter of the year has been postponed indefinitely following Covid-19 safety regulations which prompted the ban of meetings exceeding  50 people.  The deadly pandemic has disrupted the administrative activities of Local Authorities thereby affecting scheduled programs in…

Communities applaud village health workers

Village Health Workers (VHWs) continue to champion the fight against COVID-19 in most parts of rural Matabeleland. These brave men and women have kept communities abreast with key information on the novel Coronavirus. When the government declared COVID-19 as a formidable epidemic leading to a national lockdown, village health workers came in…