Month: July 2017

Zim defends ‘comprehensive’ constitution

The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says the constitution of Zimbabwe is a comprehensive document that promotes human rights and prevents any form of abuse by state authorities to citizens. This came out at the national training on treaty body reporting held in Harare today. The United Nations (UN) has been encouraging Zimbabwe to sign some treaties which require the country to be part of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Permanent Secretary, Virginia Mabhiza said the Zimbabwean government believes the treaties in question are fully addressed by the provisions of the constitution...

Read More

Embrace agro-forestry, Zimbabweans urged

Agro-forestry has been identified as a step in the right direction to ensure greater returns from farming. As the country steps a gear up in ensuring that the bread basket status is achieved, agro-forestry has been identified as one of the ways to create a more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy, ecologically sound and sustainable land-use systems. The Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said the country can tap into international markets where there is high demand for Zimbabwean fruit as part of the drive. Speaking during the launch of the Kuwadzana Going Green Initiative, Kuwadzana legislator,...

Read More

Prioritise occupational health, safety, firms urged

Calls have been made for organisations to prioritise occupational health and safety in order to foster a safe working environment. The calls were made during a 4-day nurses’ course on occupational health and safety that was conducted by the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) in Harare today. NSSA Occupational Health and Safety Medical Officer, Dr Humphrey Mapuranga said the main objectives of the workshop is to share work experiences in promoting sustainable occupational health services in the country as well as strengthening the role of data collection in national occupational health service delivery. “It is the right of every...

Read More

Avian flue resurfaces at Irvine’s

Avian influenza has resurfaced at Irvine’s, forcing the government to extend the quarantine period for the poultry producer. Irvine’s is one of the country’s leading poultry producers and the reported outbreak of the highly pathogenic virus has forced the culling of 10 000 birds. Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services Principal Director, Dr Unesu Ushewokunze Obatulu confirmed the outbreak. “We thought at the end of 12 weeks we would be out of the woods, but unfortunately there has been a recurrence. It is not a new case, it just requires us to continue to manage the property under quarantine,”...

Read More

ZDF community assistance week nears

More than six schools and two clinics are expected to benefit from the 2017 Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) assistance week programme. The Minister of Defence, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi is expected to launch the programme at Katema clinic in Gokwe, making the clinic one of the beneficiaries of the 2017 ZDF assistance week programme. A medical outreach providing free medical, surgical, dental and pharmaceutical assistance will be offered to the community. The community assistance week is expected to run from the 7th to the 11th of August this year. Through this programme, the ZDF highlights assistance rendered to needy communities...

Read More

Mapanzure villagers spearhead dam construction

A dam construction project in Mutiziwa Village under Chief Mapanzure in the Midlands Province is set to boost irrigation and food production targets. Chauke dam is being built by the villagers with the assistance of the Runde Rural District Council and non-governmental organisations. Runde Rural District Council CEO, Mr Gorden Moyo said the project was identified as a sustainable development initiative expected to enhance people’s livelihoods. The councillor leading the initiative, Cde Martin Mapfumo said the project is expected to be complete by November this year and will give a lifeline to many. The villagers are also upbeat that...

Read More

People, crocs co-exist in Chiredzi

On an ordinary day, an encounter with a crocodile can lead to one almost breaking a leg as they flee for dear life but the story is different for the people of Chilonga in Chiredzi where core existence with the dangerous reptiles is an everyday thing. While many people from Chilonga have fallen victim to crocodiles from Runde River, surprisingly as the ZBC News crew was driving past, women could be seen doing their laundry in the river, and just a few meters from where they were, crocodiles were basking in the sun. Is it a question of being...

Read More

Gwanda Must Grow Campaign launched

A campaign to grow Gwanda into a modern city has been launched in the gold mining town, with calls for stakeholders to embrace the initiative so that it realises its intended goals. Despite that Gwanda is the commercial and industrial hub of Matabeleland South Province, development of the provincial capital has been taking place at a very slow pace. The Gwanda Investment and Economic Development Agency, working in partnership with the local municipality, has launched the ‘Gwanda Must Grow Campaign,’ which intends to transform the town into a world class city through the exploitation of locally available resources. In...

Read More

Ngezi take 2-point lead

Ngezi Platinum Stars announced their intention to fight for this year’s PSL top accolade when they gave newly appointed Hwange FC coach, Bigboy Mawiwi a 4-1 demolition at Baobab on Sunday to claim pole position. Fellow platinum miners FC Platinum had occupied the summit on Saturday when they laboured to a 1-nil win over Bantu Rovers at Luveve stadium. The win gave Ngezi Platinum a two point lead ahead of FC Platinum who are second on 35 points. Reigning champions Caps United suffered yet another set-back when they were edged 3-2 by Harare City in a city derby at...

Read More

Matemadanda statement a ‘coup plot’: Cde Mlala

War veterans led by Cde George Mlala have issued a statement saying the utterances by war veterans secretary general Cde Victor Matemadanda do not represent the views of the war veterans nor the association. He said the Matemadanda statement is a threat to national security. Responding to utterances made during a press conference held in Harare last week by Cde Douglas Mahiya and Cde Matemadanda the secretary general of the war veterans group led by Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa, war veterans deputy secretary of the group led by Cde Mandi Chimene, Cde George Mlala has strongly condemned Cde Matemadanda’s utterances...

Read More

Online Stream