Day: August 16, 2017

New Chimoio national museum almost complete

Completion of the Chimoio Museum and installation of pictorial exhibition displays are now at an advanced stage in Mozambique. The museum will feature installation of interpretative pictures and information to capture the history of the liberation struggle and what transpired in different camps. In an interview at Chimoio Shrine recently the National Museums and Monuments Eastern Region director, Dr Paul Mupira said completion of the Chimoio Musuem is expected by November. “The new museum will capture the history of the liberation struggle through showcasing various integrated pictorial displays,” he said. At Chimoio Shrine, lie the remains of freedom fighters...

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Police arrest drug kingpin

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested a 39 year old Malawian national, who was found in possession of dagga weighing more than 1 620 kilograms at Nyamapanda border post. The ZRP has warned drivers in transit from smuggling drugs into the country following the arrest of the Malawian national. He was nabbed driving a South African registered freightliner truck carrying 1 620 kilograms of dagga valued at US$162 000. ZRP national spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrest saying the accused upon arrival at the border from Malawi to Zimbabwe produced a manifesto cargo of purported 28...

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‘Vibrant development policy will unlock stardom’

Former official with the Germany Football Association (GFA) Edkhard G’arbrecht says Zimbabwe has a lot of potential to be a major football nation and has urged the country to implement a vibrant junior policy and invest in the establishment of relevant infrastructure. The ex-GFA official who was recently in the country for holiday said Zimbabwe can learn from Germany’s massive reforms and investment in junior policy which resulted in the European country emerging as a force to reckon with on the global level. G’arbrecht who was actively involved in the reformation of the Germany soccer with a responsibility of...

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SI 64 spurs investment in fertiliser industry

Statutory instrument 64 (SI 64) of 2016 has positively impacted the fertiliser manufacturing industry which has attracted increased investment since 2016 with four players expanding their production plants. The sector’s production capacity has risen to 40 percent from 25 percent in 2017 while new players have come on board. Fertiliser industry spokesperson, Mr Tapuwa Mashingaidze told the ZBC News in the past year there has been additional investment in blending plants which signaled long term commitment to participating in the industry. There have been quite a few, not necessarily very new players but additional investment in especially blending plants....

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Drug, substance abuse a cause for concern

In an effort to educate teenagers on the dangers of drug and substance abuse, a local Christian Faith Ministry has embarked on theatre and music awareness campaigns in Harare. Drug and substance abuse by youths in Zimbabwe has been a major cause for concern. Heroines, cannabis, broncleer commonly known as bronco are among the top abused substances by youths. As a way of reducing the impact of drug and substance abuse among youths and their families in Zimbabwe, the Seed Foundation are engaging the youths through theatre and music by leading artists such as jazz star Patience Katomeni Mbofana...

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13 perish in heroes’ holiday accidents

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says there were 119 road accidents recorded during the heroes’ holiday. ZRP spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said 101 accidents were recorded during the same period last year while the number of people killed as a result was unchanged at thirteen. Statistics also show that there has been an increase in the number of injured people with 11 casualties this year as compared to 84 last year. Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Passenger Transport Organisation, Mr Leonard Mukumba also highlighted the need for operators to constantly adhere to the rules of the road to...

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Gokwe man (27) kills daughter (1)   

Tragedy hit Manoti community in Gokwe where a 27 year old man killed his one year old daughter and seriously injured his wife after striking them with a hammer. Lungisani Dube is believed to have committed the offence after an altercation following restrain from his wife to leave the house naked. Dube is alleged to have run amock around 6am as he wanted to go out of the house in his birthday suit. The unsuspecting wife restrained the accused from doing so, a development which is said to have infuriated Dube who assaulted her using a hammer. It is...

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‘Expedite Command Livestock implementation’

Stakeholders from the country’s dry regions are calling on government to speed up the implementation of the proposed command livestock programme which has brought a wave of economic excitement as farmers look forward to start reaping the benefits. The proposed command livestock farming has created hope that the country’s national herd is set to grow and farmers are already eagerly waiting its implementation. Livestock farming is the main source of livelihood for many in Matabeleland North and South together with some parts of Midlands and Masvingo provinces. Speaking to the ZBC News Chief Shana of Jambezi says enthusiasm has...

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Bakers lament foreign currency payment delays

The National Bakers Association of Zimbabwe’s production is being hampered by the outstanding US$16 million in foreign payments for the acquisition of raw materials for the bread industry. The local baking industry has an installed capacity of 1.8 million loaves a day but economic constraints are hampering the attainment of high figures, especially delays in foreign currency payments. The industry has also seen up to 93 small bakeries closing shop owing to economic induced challenges as well as stiff competition from major bakeries across the country. The association chairman Mr Ngoni Mazango says besides other constraints, delays in foreign...

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HCCL continuous miner delivered

Hwange Colliery Company is set to resume underground mining after receiving a continuous miner. The coal mining giant is set to reach more than 300 000 tonnes of coal monthly following the delivery of a continuous miner which was repaired to the tune of US$1 million. The piece of equipment paves way for the resumption of underground mining which had stopped for the past two years owing to its breakdown. In an interview in the capital, Hwange Colliery Company Managing Director Engineer Thomas Makore said the company is awaiting the delivery of other complementary equipment to start underground mining....

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