Day: April 5, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Sandi Moyo, Mahoka relieved of duties

The just ended Zanu PF Politburo has relieved Cde Eunice Sandi Moyo and Cde Sarah Mahoka of their duties in the Women’s League. Cde Sandi Moyo was the National Deputy Secretary of the wing, while Cde Mahoka was Secretary for Finance. The Politburo’s decision follows last week’s countrywide demonstrations against the two by the Women’s League and Youth League members, who accused them of insubordination and misappropriation of funds. Announcing the outcomes of the 308th session of the Zanu PF Politburo in Harare this Wednesday evening, the party’s Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said the...

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Zuma survives ANC recall

South African President Jacob Zuma has won the day after a special extended ANC National Working Committee (NWC) meeting today rejected calls for him to step down. Three top ANC officials; Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe and Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize all accepted that they made a mistake by publicly criticising Zuma following his Cabinet reshuffle. “Officials had a candid report on serious issue disagreements, it was a mistake that must not to be committed again,” Mantashe said at a press briefing on Wednesday. The party members who attended the NWC meeting had also accepted that...

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I almost quit football: Magaya

PHD leader and owner of premiership debutants, Yadah FC, Prophet Walter Magaya has bemoaned lack of support towards the sports sector, pointing to the need for more government support in stimulating the transformation of the sporting industry. Running a football club appears to have given Prophet Magaya lots of headaches with the Yadah FC founder indicating he almost quit in his quest to run a professional football club. In an exclusive interview with the ZBC News on current affairs show, Sports Perspectives which will be screened this Saturday at 9.pm, Prophet Magaya said the government needs to be more...

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Rev. Chivaviro launches new album

Zimbabwean gospel artist, Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro launched his 13th album in Harare titled: Maranatha, which features more than 10 local renowned gospel artists. The new album titled: Maranatha, features an array of renowned local artists among them Mechanic Manyeruke, Leornard Zhakata, Munyaradzi Munodawafa, Mathias Mhere and Olinda Marowa. Reverent Chivaviro said he hopes the offering will strengthen his musical career following the release of his hit song, Ebenezer. Guest of Honour at the launch, the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Dr Christopher Mushohwe congratulated Reverend Chivaviro for the new release, saying it has come at a time...

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Que Montana works on new animation movie

Animator and Afro-Pop musician, Brighton Kufa, popularly known as Que Montana, is working on an animation movie that is expected to be premiered by June this year. Montana, whose artistic prowess is exhibited in his latest 3D animated cartoon series titled: Purazi RaSinyoro, which runs every Tuesday on ZBC TV, said he is taking advantage of opportunities in the animation industry to broaden the scope of his artistry. Montana also said the positive feedback from the series Purazi RaSinyoro inspired him to start working on the his new animation movie titled: Tawanda, which is expected to meet international standards....

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Politicians blamed for dividing war vets

The Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees, Rtd Colonel Tshinga Dube has blamed politicians for fueling divisions among the country’s war veterans. Speaking at the handover ceremony of 10 computers to Maizelands Secondary School in Bindura sourced by war veterans in Mashonaland Central Province, Rtd Colonel Dube called for unity of purpose in Zanu PF to ensure a robust war veterans body, adding that by nature war veterans are a disciplined force. Mashonaland Central Provincial Education Director, Mr Lloyd Mudiwa commended the war veterans for the donation, saying this will a...

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Shot in the arm for health institutions

The government through the treasury has finally released funding to health institutions for their budgetary support with Ingutsheni mental institution in Bulawayo getting US$100 000. The intervention by the government and the private sector is expected to end challenges of poor diets and shortage of drugs that troubled Ingutsheni hospital for the greater part of 2016. Speaking on the sidelines of a donation at St Francis Juvenile Section, which is an annex of Ingutsheni Hospital, the institution’s Acting CEO, Mr Nyasha Chibvongodze confirmed that the government has availed a timeous budgetary support to the hospital and urged other private...

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Embrace green technology, horticulture farmers urged

Agronomists and biological research experts have called on small and large scale horticulture producers to use green and sustainable technology to increase yields suitable for the export market. The Research Institute Kutsaga Research Station brought together players in the horticulture industry to exchange notes and help players so that they can benefit from the use of greener and sustainable technology. “The meeting sought to assist the growers so that they can achieve high quality yields,” Tobacco Research Board General Manager, Mrs Dahlia Garwe said. Agriculture Marketing Authority CEO, Mr Rocky Mutena said Zimbabwe has the potential to re-emerge as a global player in the export of horticultural produce. “If all players are focused, horticulture can transform the economy through employment creation and value addition,” Mr Mutena said. Molecular Biologist and Researcher, Dr Chenjerai Kashangura encouraged farmers in the horticulture industry to adopt the use of organic based methods such as pine bark based soilless media and floating trays for better yields and quality. Zimbabwe was in 2001 the second largest exporter of horticulture produce in Africa after Kenya and was the 5th biggest exporter into Europe. The government through the 10 Point Plan and ZIMASSET can revive and expand this important sector to generate more foreign exchange through...

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12m people displaced in Africa

Only 25 out of 54 African countries have ratified the Kampala Convention despite statistics by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees indicating that 12 million people have been displaced across the African continent due to conflicts and natural disasters. “The trend is pointing to a serious crisis if there is no commitment to curb the problem. African economies suffer as the unplanned movement of people changes their sources of livelihoods,” UNCR representative,” Mr Cosmas Chanda said. Chairperson of the committee on refugees, Mr Lamine Baali said only 25 out of 54 African nations have ratified the Kampala Convention making it difficult for the continent to contain the crisis. Failure to curb the problem of internal displacement of people is said to be a route cause of refugees and illegal immigrants. Ugandan Minister of State for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Francis Ecweru said a total of 1,3 million refugees from South Sudan, DRC, Burundi and Somalia are in his country calling for measures to curb unplanned migration. Sudan tops the list of the internally displaced people followed by the Central African Republic (CAR) and...

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Zim holds Emergency Medical Services Expo

Zimbabwe will this week hold the inaugural Emergency Medical Services Expo and Conference as part of efforts to raise awareness on the work and importance of emergency services departments in the country. Emergency medical services, also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport and other medical requirements. Zimbabwe is holding the country’s first Emergency Medical Services Expo in Harare to showcase the growth, development and challenges facing the emergency services industry in the country. Emergency Medical Expo Director, Mr Shepard Chakanza said the two day event scheduled for Friday and Saturday this week is aimed at raising awareness on the need for people to value and support the emergency medical services department. One of the expo organisers, Mr Guide Muwunganirwa said the event is being organised after a realisation that the department that plays an important role in saving life is not being given maximum support by residents and motorists, among other stakeholders. The Emergency Medical Services Expo and Conference is expected to be attended by all departments that are in the emergency medical services value chain with participants from other countries also expected to take...

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