Day: August 20, 2017

All set for 2017 Harare Agric Show

The 2017 edition of the Harare Agricultural Show has registered a massive jump in the uptake of exhibitor space to 79 000 square metres compared to the same period last year, a significant boost ahead of its start tomorrow. The 107th edition of the Harare Agricultural Show  starts in the capital  tomorrow buoyed by an overwhelming response by exhibitors prompting the organisers to build additional infrastructure to cater for the ballooned figure of an additional 6 000 square metres of exhibition space. Expectations are abound that the lined up business to business engagements will provide important solutions which will...

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Cde Mahofa a hard working woman: VP Mphoko

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has expressed great loss and sorrow at the death of national heroine Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa whom he described as a hard working woman. “We are shocked with the death of Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa. She died on the day we were commemorating the gallant sons and daughters of the soil who fought for the liberation of the country. What a coincidence it was,” said Vice President Mphoko. Addressing mourners at the National Heroes Acre, Cde Mphoko highlighted Cde Mahofa’s unwavering commitment to the liberation struggle and the advancement of national interests before and after...

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Liberation war hero Cde Tshaka buried

Liberation hero, Cde Mtate Jonathan Tshaka who died on the 13th of this month was buried at the Bulawayo Provincial Heroes’ Acre. The late Cde Tshaka was described as a soft spoken person who devoted his entire life to serving the nation. He was born in 1931 at Wenlock in Gwanda where he acquired his education before joining politics in 1959 as a member of the NDP, ZAPU, PCC and Zanu PF in that order. The liberation hero was entrusted to guard the late Father Zimbabwe, Dr Joshua Nkomo getting arrested, detained and tortured by the Ian Smith regime in the process. He was detained in places like Whawha prison, Gonakudzingwa, Mzilikazi Police Camp, Grey Prison and Marondera. Despite being tortured, Cde Tshaka remained steadfast in the fight for independence. The liberation hero died on Sunday the 13th of August at United Bulawayo...

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BREAKING: Air Zim, SAA, British Airways cleared to fly

Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways (SAA) have been cleared to resume flights after they secured the foreign operating permits which were preventing the airlines from flying. The resumption of flights has come as good news to the stranded passengers. Stranded passengers who had to endure a forced extension of their holiday here in the resort town of Victoria Falls following the cancellation of flights by SAA are delighted that the nightmare is over. Air Zimbabwe and SAA have managed to regularise their documents with the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) and the Civil Aviation Authority of South...

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LIVE UPDATES: Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa burial

Live updates by: Skilder Makona Live reporting and photography by: Tichaona Meza, Takawira Dhururu and Janet Munyaka. 1344: The national anthem is now being sung to mark the end of proceedings here at the National Heroes Acre. 1325: Vice President Mphoko is now leading in the laying of wreaths at Cde Mahofa’s final resting place. 1316: The soldiers did a gun salute as the casket is being lowered. Scenes at National Heroes Acre 1308: The body of Cde Mahofa is now taken to its final resting place. 1255:”Well done daughter of the soil you played your part during your...

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Cde Mahofa burial set for today

The late national heroine Cde Shuvai Mahofa will be buried at the National Heroes Acre today. Her body is currently at One Commando Barracks in Harare where it was received by the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Politburo, Central Committee members and relatives yesterday. Cde Mahofa has been described as a hard working cadre whose contribution towards the economic empowerment of women will forever be cherished. ZILIWACO chairperson and Central Committee member, Cde Pupurai Togarepi said they have lost a motherly figure who will be difficult to replace. Cde Mahofa died in the early hours of...

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President Mugabe returns home

President Robert Mugabe has returned home after attending the 37th SADC ordinary summit in Pretoria, South Africa. President Mugabe who was accompanied by the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe, Finance and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa and Foreign Affairs Minister, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi arrived aboard an Air Zimbabwe plane in the early hours of today. Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province Cde Miriam Chikukwa, Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Christopher Mushohwe and the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda and Ambassador Henry Hamadziripi...

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