Day: August 11, 2017

30 year-old man murdered at Chiyanike

A man from Chiyanike village was murdered by fellow drinkers at Nenguo business centre yesterday night after a misunderstanding. According to eyewitnesses the man identified as Phillip Mutambu aged 30 of Chiyanike village was having a beer drink with Tazvitya Chiyangwa aged 29 of farm no 69 Chimbwanda small scale farming area and Emmanuel Vhelemu aged 20 of the same village. The deceased and the two accused and other patrons are said to have been drinking at a bottle store before a fight broke out. Vhelemu is said to have given Chiyangwa an okapi knife which he later used to attack the deceased when the fight resumed at a nearby bottle store. The deceased was stabbed on the left side of the stomach just below the rib cage. He collapsed and died on the spot. A report was made at Mahusekwa Police who arrested the accused while the body was taken to Marondera Provincial Hospital mortuary for postmortem. Police could not be reached for...

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US$20 mn export fund on the cards

Export trade in the country is set to be further enhanced following successful negotiations for a US$20 million facility by a local financial firm. Negotiations for a US$20 million facility between Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed firm, ZB Holdings and a regional financier are almost concluded in a development expected to further stimulate export trade in the country. The facility to be rolled out in the third quarter is among the various funding initiatives that have been negotiated by the institution in line with efforts to promote the sustainable growth and development in key economic sectors. Zimbabwe has recorded improved figures in export receipts with the latest figures by Treasury indicating that exports for this year hit the US$4.9 billion mark. Such impressive performance by the export sector has raised hope among industry players as it has assisted in generating foreign currency need to meet their foreign payments on raw materials. The financial institution has also partnered ZINARA to float a US$60 million bond which will be used under the emergency road rehabilitation programme with revelations that to date a significant chunk of these bonds have already been...

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ZSE ends week on a high note

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange ended the week on a high note despite marginal losses by mining counters. The industrial index gained 0.33 points to close at 210.61 points ahead of the Heroes and Defense Forces holidays, while the mining index shed 0.07 points to settle at 74.04 points. CFI continued in the upward trend adding 2.93 cents to close at 61.00 cents, Zimplow put on 0.90 cents to 5.39 cents while Seedco was up by 0.86 cents to end at 148.86 cents. NMB Holdings moved up 0.82 cents to trade at 4.96 cents while Dairiboard was 0.50...

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Break-in at Ministry of Justice office

The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says there was another break in at their offices last night. Permanent Secretary, Mrs Virginia Mabhiza told ZBC News that the intruder appeared to have gained access to her office through the ceiling. She said she is yet to establish if there are any missing documents or other valuables. Mrs Mabhiza said she discovered some shoe prints bearing evidence of dust and debris from the ceiling. Meanwhile, the CID team is said to have attended the scene this afternoon. This is not the first time that these offices have been broken into as last year, the office of the Vice President and Minister responsible for Justice, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa was also broken into using the same modus operandi. Last year’s break in was the fourth at Vice President Mnangagwa’s...

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Sexual exploitation of young girls major cause for concern

Sexual exploitation of young girls has become a major cause for concern that requires urgent and combined attention if efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS are to materialise. The illegal and culturally immoral trend of children engaging in commercial sex work in Zimbabwe is now rife with sex predators luring girls as young as 10 years into sexual activities in exchange for money. The most worrying fact is that the young victims are often forced to engage in unprotected sex thereby risking contracting HIV/AIDS. Speaking on the sidelines of the national dialogue between parliamentary representatives and officials representing the victims, gender commissioner, Mrs Tsungirirai Hungwe Chimbunde and legislator for Umzingwane constituency, Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi Mushonga said there is need for a multi stakeholder approach in tackling the menace. Organisers of the event Katswe Sistahood launched the staying negative campaign early this year that targets children who are involved in commercial sex work in various communities. Poverty has been cited as the main cause for commercial sex work as a means for survival hence the need for stakeholders to look up with ways of ensuring unconsenting minors are protected from being...

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All set for heroes’, defense forces celebrations

Preparations for the national Heroes’ and Defense Forces Day commemorations are on course and all logistics are now in place. Preparations for the 37th Heroes’ Day commemorations and Defense Forces Day are progressing well according to Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa. She said a total of 25 buses will ferry people at the usual pick up points. Heroes’ day will be commemorated on Monday the 13th of August and the main celebrations will be held at the National Sports Stadium. Defense Forces Day commemorations will be held the following...

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Govt to introduce innovation hubs

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development is set to introduce innovation hubs in all the countries provinces meant to curtail the unemployment rate. This came out during the Belvedere Technical Teachers College (BTTC) graduation ceremony in Harare. There was drama at BTTC’s 32nd graduation ceremony as relatives of graduands became the major attraction as they celebrated the graduation of their beloved ones. Some of the graduands were happy that they have completed their various courses while others were concerned at their chances of getting formal employment. The principal of BTTC, Mrs Julia Mbofana said...

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New US$5 mn investment project for Vic Falls

One of the country’s leading tour operators is set to inject US$5 million towards the construction of a 500-bed lodge in Jafuta area near the Victoria Falls International Airport in line with government call for operators to invest in new facilities in order to meet the fast growing demand for more rooms. The project involves construction of a lodge with a capacity of 500 beds and related facilities on a piece of land measuring 3 000 hectares. Shearwater Group public relations manager, Mr Clement Mukwasi said the firm has already secured land for the development of the lodges in...

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Ex-Barca stars meet VP Mnangagwa

Patrick Kluivert, Edgar Davids and Rayco Garcia today met Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and outlined their intention to return to Zimbabwe for a match involving Barcelona legends. The trio that turned out for Barcelona during their prime told VP Mnangagwa of their intentions to return to Zimbabwe for a possible match involving Barcelona legends and a local side. David’s said the Barca legends harbour hopes of providing assistance in developing the game in Zimbabwe. VP Mnangagwa was excited by the prospect of the country hosting a team of Barcelona legends expressing confidence a visit by the legends team would...

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RGM University on the cards

Government says the envisaged state of the art Robert Gabriel Mugabe (RGM) University is a multibillion dollar private project in which government will provide a grant with much of the funding expected to be sourced from well wishers through the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Foundation. The government said the RGM University which is to be made a high end skills learning institution is a unique establishment meant to honour the iconic leadership of President Robert Mugabe himself a celebrated scholar, while thrashing critics’ views that the institution will tap into existing state universities interests as it will focus on research...

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