Day: August 21, 2017

ZBC mobilises assistance to Kembo family

The plight of the Nyanga-based Kembo family that was featured by the ZBC News team recently received attention as well-wishers donated goods and money which the national broadcaster handed over to the family over the weekend. Philanthropist Killer Zivhu donated US$1000, Mutare’s Seventh Day Adventist church bought groceries, in Harare several individuals who opted not to be named bought blankets while Pesket Trading and Nuilenty Enterprises bought cement and foodstuffs with Mildred Muzuva of the Yamurai Women Empowerment Group donating two wheelchairs. Handing over the donations ZBC represented by its Chief Training Officer Mr Gladman Bandama thanked all those...

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Minister Bimha hails SADC summit

Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha has described the just ended 37th SADC summit in Pretoria as a great success and a positive step towards the industrialisation agenda. In an interview with the ZBC, Minister Bimha said the summit has directed the SADC secretariat to set a directorate to specialise on issues of industrialisation. The leaders say that in its present structure the secretariat has no capacity to implement the industrialisation programme. The summit also called for the prioritasation of four sectors in the industrialisation agenda, namely pharmaceuticals, agro-processing, mineral beneficiation and energy. Issues that came up for...

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SADC tackles drug abuse, cyber crime

SADC heads of state and government have directed that a special directory be set up in the SADC secretariat to work out a plan on how to curtail the invasion of drug abuse and cyber crime in the region. The decision was made at the just ended 37th SADC summit in Pretoria at the weekend. The decision to come up with a special department to deal with the drug abuse and cyber crime menace was made after the realisation that the region has fallen victim which has seen increased abuse of illegal drugs. They also say while ICT has...

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War vets divisions: Minister blames senior politicians

The government has expressed concern over divisions within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association saying some senior party leaders are to blame for the fissures. This was said by the Minister for Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube during a meeting in Gwanda. Retired Colonel Dube met veterans of the liberations struggle in Gwanda recently to discuss critical issues ahead of the annual war veterans’ indaba with their patron, President Robert Mugabe. Cde Dube expressed concern that the war veterans are no longer united saying some politicians are...

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CZI embarks on Manufacturing Sector Survey

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has begun the process of determining this year’s weighted capacity utilisation. Three hundred and fifty manufacturing companies will come under the spotlight as the CZI seeks to establish this year’s weighted industrial capacity utilisation. Industrial capacity utilisation is measured to ascertain the expansion levels or the failure by local firms to increase production. In an interview in the capital, CZI chief economist Mrs Dephine Mazambani Mutafera said the process is already underway and results will be released next month, adding that a number of issues will be considered. The local manufacturing industry is...

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Siltation threatens Chibuwe Irrigation Scheme viability

Chibuwe Irrigation Scheme that has been in existence for almost 80 years now is being threatened by siltation along Save River thereby calling for urgent intervention measures. Started in 1938, Chibuwe irrigation is the nerve centre sustaining lives of local farmers and the entire community in the area. An agricultural activity is part of their lives as the irrigation has supported generations and the slight thought of it stopping operations would be catastrophic. The farmers are appealing for dam scooping machinery to desilt the water body feeding Chibuwe Irrigation Scheme. The benefits of the irrigation scheme are felt even...

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Miss Kuwadzana crowned  

Eighteen-year-old Mitchell Badza emerged the winner of the Miss Kuwadzana beauty pageant that was held over the weekend in the suburb. The night belonged to Mitchell who beat 15 other beauties to land the coveted crown. Shereen Selemani was crowned First Princess with Second Princess going to Melisa Jack and Miss Personality went to Margaret Chidhindi. The winners hailed the move to host the beauty pageant. The winners have been offered employment opportunities by the legislator for the constituency, Cde Betty Kaseke who says this is one of the many ways she intends to give back to the community....

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PSL title: Chicken Inn gaffer bullish  

Premiership title aspirants Chicken Inn believe they are well-poised to mount a serious challenge for a second PSL crown after overcoming Black Rhinos at the weekend. Premier Soccer League log leaders Chicken Inn are riding high and in a bullish mood having picked up 13 points from a possible 15. The Bulawayo side overcame Black Rhinos 1-nil on Saturday to move top of the log with 45 points and Chicken Inn head coach Rahman Gumbo is not mincing his words about his title intentions. Behind Chicken Inn on 43 points is Ngezi Platinum who were brought back to earth...

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PG interviews underway

Interviews in public to select the country’s next Prosecutor General (PG) are underway in Harare today. The interviews started at around 0930am. The panel of 7 judicial service commissioners chaired by Chief Justice Luke Malaba are taking turns to ask questions with a view to coming up with a competent prosecutor general. First to be interviewed was Harare lawyer Mr Charles Chinyama who has indicated that he will remove the commissioned officers from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Mr Chinyama said the presence of police and military personnel at the NPA is in contravention of the constitution of Zimbabwe....

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