Day: August 16, 2017

Zim National Youth Games postponed

The Ministry of Sport and Recreation has confirmed the postponement of the rebranded Zimbabwe National Youth Games which were scheduled for Friday, to next week (Aug 21) to give ample time to the participating provinces to register for the sporting event which is expected to attract 16 000 athletes and officials. In a telephone interview, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, Dr Benson Dube confirmed the development saying the decision was made to ensure that the athletes have enough time to prepare and to also join others in celebrating the heroes and defense forces holidays. The...

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Dr Mugabe consoles Mahofa family

The Zanu PF Secretary for Women’s Affairs, Her Excellency, Amai Dr Grace Mugabe, the Women’s League Top Ten Management Committee,  the National Executive Council of the Women’s League and the entire membership of the Zanu PF Women’s League, have expressed their deepest condolences to the family of Cde Shuvai Mahofa, the people of Masvingo Province and the nation, on the death of Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa. In a statement the First Lady, Dr Mugabe said the Women’s League was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the untimely death of a dear colleague at a time when we...

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Pres Mugabe arrives in S.A

The President Cde Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa for the 37th SADC Summit which is aimed at moving forward the industrialisation agenda. The President was received on arrival at Watercloof Airbase by South African ICTs Minister, Siyabonga Cwele, Zimbabwean Ambassador to South Africa, Cde Isaac Moyo, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Industry and Commerce Minister, Dr Mike Bimha who travelled ahead of him to take part in the council of ministers which ended this Wednesday (today) evening. A military guard was also at hand to welcome President Mugabe. He was immediately whisked away to Pretoria where...

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VP Mnangagwa recuperating well: Dr Mushohwe

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who fell sick on Saturday at the interface rally held in Gwanda is recuperating very well in South Africa where he is seeking  medical treatment, with government dismissing as nonsense messages circulating on social media that the Vice President was poisoned. The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Dr Christopher Mushohwe told the media today the Vice President is recuperating well while dismissing mischievous social media messages suggesting that Cde Mnangagwa was poisoned. Minister Mushohwe said government gets briefs on a daily basis concerning the Vice President’s health and is pleased with the pace...

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Calls to uplift state of shrines in Mozambique

The Zimbabwean delegation which toured Nyadzonia, Chimoio and Nyangau Shrines expressed concern over poor facilities at shrines and has implored government and other progressive citizens to mobilise material and financial resources and establish descend structures that dignify gallant sons and daughters. The tour to the shrines by the Zimbabwean delegation was an eye opener, which left many convinced that the state of shrines in Mozambique fall far short to the role played by departed gallant sons and daughters and should therefore be uplifted. At Chimoio Shrine, there is no water and decent ablution facilities and the perimeter fence has...

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Calls to better local authorities

The country’s tertiary institutions are home to the finest minds on developments globally and this is where local authorities have been called on to tap into in order to transform service delivery. The University of Zimbabwe this Wednesday (today) was abuzz as the country’s 31 local authorities came face to face with experts from the country’s universities. The local authorities’ conference seeks to hasten the transformation of the country’s towns and cities to meet the global yardsticks and become smart metropolitan areas. University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor, Professor Levi Nyagura said in an age where the country has brilliant...

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Pres Mugabe leaves for SADC Summit

The President Cde Robert Mugabe left Harare for Pretoria, South Africa for the 37th ordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). He was seen off by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, several cabinet ministers, senior government officials and services chiefs. Other ministers including, Foreign Affairs Minister Cde Simbarashe Mmbengegwi travelled ahead of the President to take part in the executive council meeting held from yesterday and ends today. The 37th SADC Summit is being held under the theme, “Partnering the Private Sector in Developing Industry and Regional Value-Chains”. The theme of the summit is a continuation of the...

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Children urged to value moral uprightness

Children should always value the advice on moral uprightness from their parents, as this helps in the creation of a respectable society. Several government officials and villagers from Zindari in Mwenezi joined Zimbabwe`s Ambassador to South Africa, Isaac Moyo and his family for a memorial service held for his parents, Mr Ananias and Mrs Elina Zindari. The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Cde Prisca Mupfumura told those who gathered for the memorial that advice and education are parts of the legacy that children get from their parents. Minister of State Security, Cde Kembo Mohadi emphasized the need for children to respect their parents as is stated in the Bible, while the Minister of State for liaising on psychomotor activities, Cde Josiah Hungwe consoled the Moyo family on the loss of their parents. After the memorial service, villagers from Mwenezi were given mealie meal and rice as well as cooking oil which was brought by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. Chiefs and headmen were tasked to compile an updated list of all villages experiencing food shortages and forward it to ministry...

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Cde Mahofa declared national heroine

The late Minister of State for Masvingo Province, Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa has been declared a national heroine. The national heroine status was conferred on Cde Mahofa today by the President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Robert Mugabe. Cde Mahofa died on Monday this week at Makurira Memorial Hospital in Masvingo where she was pronounced dead on arrival after collapsing at her...

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Rev Chivaviro launches video album

The national broadcaster-ZBC has embarked on an initiative to promote local talent through radio and television programmes. This came out during the launch of a seven track video album by Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro titled Maranatha in the capital this Tuesday (yesterday). Guest of honour at the video album launch by the South African based musician Reverend Chivaviro, ZBC head of radio and television services, Mrs Tendai Madondo said the national broadcaster is on a drive to promote local artists on a number of radio and television programmes. Reverend Chivaviro who had his first studio recording in 1999 launched his...

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