Day: April 9, 2017

A1 farmers receive offer letters in Mhangura

61 A1 young farmers from Two Tree and River Ranch farms in Mhangura have been issued with offer letters. The tenure documents were issued by the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement, Dr Douglas Mombeshora, who is also Mhangura legislator. Most of the beneficiaries went into the farms at the inception of the land reform programme as minors and dependents, but have now acquired majority age and are eligible to be stand alone farmers. Presenting the offer letters to the 61 farmers, Dr Mombeshora warned lands officers against corruptly allocating land, saying the resource is not for sale, as...

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PSL results

Caps United FC 2-1 Harare City FC Triangle United FC 2-2 Dynamos FC Hwange FC 0-3 Ngezi Platinum FC Highlanders FC 0-1 Shabanie Mine FC

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Two people killed by elephant, crocodile

A 28 year old man has been killed by an elephant in Lupane while another was killed by a crocodile at Sebungwe Mouth near Siachilaba in Binga. The late Sifelani Ncube was killed by elephants on Wednesday evening while he was monitoring the crops in his fields in Lupane. It is believed that a herd of elephants caused havoc in the fields and villagers tried to chase them away without noticing that one of them had been left behind. The elephant then attacked Ncube who died that night. In Binga, a man who was catching fish from a makeshift canoe was killed by a crocodile. Police are still investigating the two cases. Meanwhile, the Saba community in Binga has discovered two more carcasses of hippos at Mlibizi River over the past two days and this brings to 14, the number of hippos that have been lost in the past two weeks. One of the carcasses was discovered on Friday afternoon while the other was found late on Saturday. Officers from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Environmental Management Agency (EMA), as well as the Veterinary Services Department have visited the area to take blood samples from the carcasses. The cause of death for all the 14 hippos is still unknown but there are however fears that the animals might have consumed maize crop that could have been sprayed...

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CAAZ expects more flights to Vic Falls

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe says more airlines will start plying the Victoria Falls route after the airport upgrade which is expected to attract tourists in the resort town. The introduction of flights in Zimbabwe by major airlines is a boost to the country’s tourism industry which continues to register high growth rates. Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) Board Chairman, Advocate Thembinkosi Magwaliba said more airlines will introduce flights from Kenya to Victoria Falls next month, while others will opt for the Victoria Falls – Cape Town route. Since its commissioning, Victoria Falls International Airport, accommodates long...

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School children receive shoe donations

Disadvantaged school children in Mt Darwin and Murewa have received school shoes from local philanthropists who were touched by their plight. It was a heart rending moment when disadvantaged children, most of them orphans, received shoes under the ‘Donate a Shoe Campaign.’ The children’s parents thanked the donors for such a kind gesture. Tanssagio Marowa and Themby Ngwenya said they saw it fit to assist the children as the winter season is slowly approaching. An educationist, Mrs Naume Matsa said the gesture by the ‘Donate a Shoe Campaign’ team will forever be cherished by both parents and schoolchildren alike. The schools which benefited from the campaign in Mt Darwin include Mutondwe, Nyajenje, Chiunye, Chatumbama, Matope, Darwin primary schools and Chiunye Secondary School, while those that benefited in Murewa included Uzumba and Mutize primary...

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Cigar wrapper tobacco farming partnership bears fruit

The partnership entered into by farmers in Burma Valley and a German company to grow cigar wrapper tobacco has started bearing fruit with over 28 growers now producing the crop for the export market. Speaking at the official opening of the cigar wrapper tobacco marketing season in Burma Valley, the Director of Voneiken, Andrew Edmondoson said the introduction of cigar wrapper in Zimbabwe will transform the small farmers to become biggest exporters of the product which has a ready markets in Germany and the Dominican Republic. Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) Chairperson, Mrs Monica Chinamasa welcomed the joint venture, saying the tobacco industry watchdog is committed to ensuring the deal is mutually beneficial. The Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Cde Nyasha Chikwinya commended the contract farming arrangement for supporting the land reform programme through the cigar wrapper project which will earn the country the much needed revenue. Zimbabwe becomes the third country in Africa after Kenya and Cameroon to grow the cigar wrapper tobacco for export which is used for blending the premier...

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Defend Pres Mugabe’s leadership, people urged

Progressive Zimbabweans have been challenged to rally behind the First Family and invoke the spirit of unity demonstrated during the liberation struggle to defend the gains of the hard won independence from the western sponsored opposition. The call was made by Highfield West legislator, Cde Psychology Maziwisa at the launch of a chicken rearing project to empower members of the Zanu PF Women’s League in the constituency. Cde Maziwisa said as the country celebrates 37 years of self rule on the 18th of April, people should rekindle the spirit of peace, unity and development by defending the leadership of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF come 2018 harmonised elections. The launch of the chicken project in Highfield is expected to benefit thousands of women in the constituency to start their own income generating projects in line with the ZIMASSET Food and Nutrition...

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Emergencies Medical Expo ends

The Emergencies Medical Expo ended in Harare yesterday (Saturday) amid calls for more support towards the improvement of service delivery in the healthcare sector. Emergency Medical Services Specialist, Mr Craige Turner said while the country’s Emergencies Medical Services Department is fast growing, there is need for a co-ordinated approach in the department that should see a directorate being established in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, among other support mechanisms. One of the participants, Dr Douglas Gwatidzo said more funding is required to buy ambulances as their number in the country fall far below the expected requirements. Zimbabwe Emergencies Medical Services Expo Director, Mr Sherpard Chakanza said the expo can play an important role in mobilising support towards improved health service delivery with his organisation working on growing the initiative. The Emergencies Medical Expo ended with organisers of the conference giving various awards to people who contributed to the growth of the department in the...

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Updated: VP Mnangagwa breaks the ground for Byo complex

Construction work of a multi-million dollar Cowdray Park shopping complex in Bulawayo is set to begin following a ground breaking ceremony officiated by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa this Sunday afternoon. Breaking the ground, Cde Mnangagwa said government will continue to put in place legislative framework that seeks to ease the way of doing business in the country. Cde Mnangagwa also commended SAI Investment for having confidence in the country’s economy. The groundbreaking ceremony was witnessed by scores of people, among them business people, officials from Sai Investment, a company behind the US$12 million dollar complex, and residents of Cowdray...

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Zanu PF wins Mwenezi by-election

Zanu PF romped to victory in the Mwenezi East parliamentary by-election after securing over 18 000 votes, with the other parties getting less than 500 votes each. The ruling party`s candidate, Cde Joosby Omar secured 18 700 votes, while his two rivals, Mr Welcome Masuku of the National Constitutional Assembly, and Mr Turner Mhango of the Free Zimbabwe Congress, received 482 and 386 votes respectively. The election results were announced by ZEC Mwenezi Constituency Elections Officer, Mr Charles Daswa. The voter turnout for the by election was 41,9% with 652 spoilt ballot papers. The seat fell vacant in December...

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