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  • Photo of Factcheck: Is it true that ZUPCO is going to accept tap cards only?

    Factcheck: Is it true that ZUPCO is going to accept tap cards only?

    Claim: Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (ZUPCO) to accept tap cards only from Monday 13, 2020.  Source:  A WhatsApp group.   On Monday, 6 July there was a poster circulating on WhatsApp groups written Zimbabwe United Passenger Company Limited, Tap Card only from…

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  • Photo of Are private commuter omnibuses and taxis back on the road?

    Are private commuter omnibuses and taxis back on the road?

    Source: An online message authored by one Mkhululi Sangweni from the Zimbabwe United Taxi Association secretary general office date 15 June, 2020, claimed that taxi associations were set to resume operations on Monday 22 June,…

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  • Photo of FactCheck: NO. President Emmerson Mnangagwa did not break COVID-19 social distancing measures during the National Day of Prayer and Fasting

    FactCheck: NO. President Emmerson Mnangagwa did not break COVID-19 social distancing measures during the National Day of Prayer and Fasting

    Verdict: False Source: A picture showing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the First Lady Auxillia Mnanagwa and Vice President Kembo Mohadi leading a National Day of Prayer on October 21, 2019, went viral with social media users claiming it was taken during…

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  • Photo of FactCheck:NO Soldiers are not rampage in Bulawayo`s high-density suburbs and they are not urging residents to loot local shops?

    FactCheck:NO Soldiers are not rampage in Bulawayo`s high-density suburbs and they are not urging residents to loot local shops?

    Verdict: False CITE spoke to Bulawayo Police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube who said he was not aware of the incident. Residents from Njube confirmed that there was no sign of soldiers in the area or…

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  • Did it really snow in Esigodini?

    Source: A picture went viral on social media claiming Kensington area, just outside of Bulawayo experienced snow on the 5th of June. pic credit: online Verdict: False Meteorological Service Department Deputy Director Weather Forecasting, Linia…

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  • Photo of Half of Bulawayo water is lost before reaching residents?

    Half of Bulawayo water is lost before reaching residents?

    Verdict: Misleading Source: A national newspaper wrote a story on May,3, with the headline ‘ Half of Bulawayo water lost before reaching residents”  https://www.sundaynews.co.zw/half-of-bulawayo-water-lost-before-reaching-residents/   According to the article, the city is losing almost half of its water along its antiquated piping system…

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  • Photo of Has the government released a schedule for the reopening of schools?

    Has the government released a schedule for the reopening of schools?

    Claim– A time table circulating on WhatsApp indicates schools will be reopened in phases beginning with exam writing classes on June 23. Verdict– False CITE spoke to the the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s…

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  • Photo of Fact-check: Have domestic violence cases increased under the lockdown?

    Fact-check: Have domestic violence cases increased under the lockdown?

    CLAIM: Domestic violence cases have increased in Zimbabwe under the lockdown periodVerdict: TrueSOURCE: On May 9, 2020, The Chronicle Newspaper carried an article under the headline, Domestic violence cases rise under lockdown https://www.chronicle.co.zw/domestic-violence-cases-rise-under-lockdown/ in which…

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  • Photo of Fact-check: Is wearing a mask for a long period harmful to health?

    Fact-check: Is wearing a mask for a long period harmful to health?

    Claim: Wearing a mask for a long period may reduce the amount of oxygen in the brain which may lead to death. Verdict: False CITE spoke to the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association,…

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  • Photo of FACTCHECK: Did Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information post pictures of a different event?

    FACTCHECK: Did Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information post pictures of a different event?

    Verdict: Mangwana misrepresented facts, at least about one of the pictures, one of the three pictures, Mangwana posted was not from the schools in Mashonaland Central. Instead the picture was of a portable ventilator and…

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