Day: May 17, 2017

Justice Mutambanengwe burial set for Saturday in Mutare

The late former High Court judge, Justice Simpson Mutambanengwe, who died on the 11th of this month in Namibia will be buried in Dambakurimwa village in Mutare on Saturday. His body arrived in the country on Wednesday evening and was received by the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri, Acting Prosecutor General Advocate Ray Goba, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mrs Virginia Mabhiza, politburo members, war veterans, representatives from the judiciary, relatives and friends. In an interview at the Harare International Airport, Cde Muchinguri Kashiri said Justice Mutambanengwe played...

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Man in court for wife murder

Midlands Provincial Education Inspector, Fred Shavi (64) has appeared before High Court judge, Justice Makonese in Gweru today facing allegations of killing his wife, Mrs Netsai Ncube who was a lecturer at Midlands State University. Through his lawyer, Mr Esau Mandipa,  Shavi pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to a lesser charge of culpable homicide. He argued that he killed his wife in self defense after she tried to attack him with an iron hoe in their bedroom following differences over extra marital affair issues. Shavi, who married the now deceased in 2001, said he discovered that the deceased was having an affair with one, Prosper Maburo. Shavi struck his wife three times on the head using an iron hoe before she fell on the bed. After the attack, Shavi fled and left the deceased in a pool of blood before she was rushed to Gweru hospital where she later...

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Bulawayo woman allegedly murders niece

In a chilling tale that left residents of Bulawayo’s Pumula South suburb in a state of shock, a 42-year-old woman allegedly killed her 4-year-old niece before burying her at a house she was renting. It is alleged that Gladys Sibanda, who is now in police custody assisting the security details with investigations, killed little Thandeka Moyo sometime in November last year by smashing her head to the wall after strangling her. It is understood that she created numerous incoherent stories on the whereabouts of Thandeka to her neighbours and family members. She was arrested as investigations on the whereabouts of the girl intensified leading to her to direct the police to where she had buried the remains. After the act, Sibanda is alleged to have moved from the place and brought in Mrs Thembelani Bhebhe who only learnt of the incident after the police brought Sibanda to identify where she had buried the little girl. Witnesses, who spoke to the ZBC News revealed that Sibanda was always abusive to the late Thandeka as she would beat her and most often deny her food while taking good care of her four children. The act brings to attention the need for parents to leave their children with trustworthy individuals as cases of abuse have been on the...

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Bank for youths on the cards

A bank for youths is on the cards after the government set aside US$2,5 million for the establishment of the new youth macro-financial institution. Scores of youths converged at Stodart Hall in Mbare under the banner: ‘Zimbabwe Champions and Heroes of Economic Empowerment (ZIMCHEER),’ to brainstorm on how best they can be integrated and fully participate into the government’s economic empowerment agenda. The meeting addressed by the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Cde Patrick Zhuwao saw the unveiling of four youth economic drivers: the Feed Zimbabwe, Youth Shape Zimbabwe, Youth Make Zimbabwe and Youth Employ Zimbabwe,...

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GZU Film Dept produces debut film

The Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Film Department, working together with the Charles Austin Theatre has produced its first ever movie titled: ‘Solo naMutsai,’ whose launch has been set for this Friday. The mentioning of the names Solo naMutsai brings to mind the popular hit by the Devera  Ngwena Jazz Band, which sang about the love between two characters; Solo and Mutsai, whose love is so strong that nothing can separate them. However unlike in the song , where Solo and Mutsai`s love thrive, in the movie the two love birds experience a lot of challenges which rock their relationship...

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Informal sector making Monetary Policy implementation difficult

Central banks in the African continent are facing challenges in the implementation of monetary policies due to the large informal economy. This was revealed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Deputy Governor, Dr Khuphukile Mlambo at the official opening of the 14th African Finance Journal Conference in Victoria Falls. “The implementation of the Monetary Policy requires a more formalised economy, as it is easier to identify and forecast money demand, interest rates and exchange rates. Under these circumstances, the economy is also able to respond swiftly to changes in Monetary Policy with minimum delays and costs,” Dr Mlambo said. “However, in most African countries, the informal economy accounts for up to 70% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and such a scenario weakens the Monetary Policy effectiveness to the extent that it is not easily influenced by the traditional monetary policy tools such as interest rates and exchange rates. “To compound the challenges of the large informal economy, most financial markets in Africa are largely thin and shallow, with limited financial instruments especially in capital market instruments. In addition, a large proportion of Africa’s populace is financially excluded. This does not only limit the scope and conduct of Monetary Policy implementation for the continent, it also makes it difficult or almost impossible to use Monetary Policy for poverty reduction on the continent,” added Dr Mlambo. President of the...

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UN avails US$1,5m to flood victims

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated over US$1,5 million towards the provision of shelter to hundreds of flood victims in Zimbabwe. The Tropical Depression Dineo, which hit Zimbabwe early this year affecting 36 of the 90 districts in the country, has seen the UN responding to government’s flood disaster. The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Bishow Parajuli said the funds will be used to address critical life saving needs such as shelter, education, water, sanitation and health. The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere said the money will be channelled towards...

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Small grains production surges in Mat South

The production of small grains has significantly increased in Matabeleland South Province as farmers heed calls to grow crops that are suitable for the drought prone region. This came out during a field day held at Mr Enos Nkala homestead in ward 4, Mbizingwe village in Umzingwane. World Vision through funding from Australian Aid has been assisting farmers in Gwanda, Matobo and Umzingwane to grow red sorghum under its food security and livelihood projects. The success rate of small grains over maize as well as the nutritional and income benefits of the crops has seen more heeding to calls...

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Chimene loses bid to lead war veterans

The Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandiitawepi Chimene’s High Court application seeking the nullification order indentifying ex-minister, Christopher Mutsvangwa as the legitimate leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has been dismissed with costs. High Court judge, Justice Davison Moses Foroma threw out with costs Cde Chimene’s application challenging Justice Happious Zhou’s order barring her from masquerading as the interim substantive leader of the war veterans association. In February last year, the High Court interdicted Cde Chimene from issuing press statements on behalf of the association and its leadership. In her latest court...

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