The following are the news highlights in Zimbabwe’s major media outlets on Thursday.

— The Zimbabwean government has developed a comprehensive plan to revive the economy, which will involve painful measures like a bitter pill administered to a patient, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said.

He made the remarks in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday while addressing the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group. (The Herald)

— Zimbabwe consumed almost 480 million more liters of petrol and diesel in six months between June and November last year than in the same period in 2017, a gargantuan 77 percent extra, at an additional foreign currency cost of more than 200 million U.S. dollars.

It is not known as of now who used the extra fuel and for what. (The Herald)

— Pharmacies and clinics in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, have run out of birth control pills amid a biting shortage of basic drugs and medicines in the country.

A survey on clinics and pharmacies in the city showed they did not have the commonly used Marvelon birth control pill. (NewsDay)

— A mob of ZANU-PF youths on Wednesday invaded Gweru’s biggest long distance bus terminus, Kudzanayi, and took over revenue collection from council officials.

Kudzanayi bus terminus finance supervisor Nicodemus Hakunavanhu said that the shock troops, numbering 14, arrived around 5 am and closed the entrance. (NewsDay) Enditem


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