Day: August 22, 2017

PG aspirant disqualified

One of the seven candidates aspiring to take over the position of the Prosecutor General (PG) has been disqualified. With public interviews, which began yesterday, ending in the early hours of today, Mr Peter Mufunda was disqualified by a panel of seven commissioners from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), led by the Chief Justice Luke Malaba. Within five minutes of sitting before the panel, Mr Mufunda was given the marching orders on the grounds that he lacked experience as a legal practitioner to participate in the interviews for the important position of the Prosecutor General. In terms of the...

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Fallen Heroes Trust hails Cde Rutanhire

The Fallen Heroes Trust and war veterans say the reburial of fallen heroes must continue in honour of late national hero, Cde George Rutanhire, who died early Saturday at Karanda Mission Hospital in Mt Darwin after succumbing to renal failure. Cde Rutanhire was instrumental in the reburial of all the fallen heroes where hundreds have been accorded descent burial. Fallen Heroes Trust Vice Chairperson, Dr Arthur Makanda said the vision of Cde Rutanhire was to see descent burial accorded to all freedom fighters. “The nation must continue with the work left by the late national hero, Cde Rutanhire,” he...

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Water Act under scrutiny

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate is holding a consultative workshop in Bulawayo on the alignment of the Water Act with the constitution of Zimbabwe. In line with the provisions of the new constitution, the Water Act, should provide for the state to take reasonable legislative measures to prevent ecological degradation and provide ecological conservation to secure sustainable development in the use of natural resources. The inter-ministerial task force is in Bulawayo to consult stakeholders who include catchment councils and other water users on the laws that have to be aligned. In an interview with the ZBC News...

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Goblins attack owner in Epworth

Drama torched Epworth this Monday as a man confessed to an attack by his goblins. The incident attracted the attention of police, traditional and faith healers. Commonly known as paBooster, this is a place in Epworth known for the wrong reasons and now nicknamed the Sodom and Gomorrah due to the presence of ladies of the night who frequent it. As if that is not enough, a man who resides in this vicinity alleged that he bought goblins from South Africa to give him wealth, but the relationship has gone sour and the so called wealth givers have brought the man more harm than good, leading him to a condition that almost took his life. When the ZBC News crew arrived upon a phone call, the man was not able to talk as he was alleged to be under the attack but neighbours narrated the man’s hell on earth. There was pandemonium as residents tried to outdo each other trying to get a glimpse of the so called goblins. Traditional and faith healers were also there giving their own version of the drama under the guise of exorcism. Whether the above assertions by both the Epworth residents and the traditional and faith healers hold any water is a matter of one’s own...

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Diamond output hits 1.25m carats

Diamond output has hit 1.25 million carats in the last seven months with the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) eyeing to reach the 2 million carats target for this year. The production figures are expected to increase in the last quarter as huge investment has been made in the setting up of a conglomerate plant which will produce close to 450 carats monthly. Currently, ZCDC has produced 1.25 million carats edging closer to the 2 million target that the government has set for this year. ZCDC CEO, Mr Morris Mpofu said production has remained on the negative side of...

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Zim chefs SA-bound

A team of Zimbabwean chefs will travel to South Africa to take part in the Nelson Mandela African Culinary Challenge Cup to be staged from the 28th of August to the 5th of September. The Zimbabwean team will comprise of winners of the Zimbabwe Culinary Fusion Expo that was organised by the Zimbabwe Chefs Association earlier this year, among them Kusimudzirana Women Trust in Chitungwiza. Speaking at a send off ceremony for members of the Kusimudzirana Women Trust this Tuesday in Chitungwiza, the Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa urged women to work together towards the development of communities. Founder of Kusimudzirana Women Trust, Mrs Muchaneta Dzikiti and some of the women who are travelling to South Africa for the competition said women should complement government efforts in its various women empowerment initiatives. Formed in 2013, Kusimudzirana Women Trust is involved in various income generating projects such as poultry, catering and horticulture, among...

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73k children malnourished in Kenya: NGO

International non-governmental organisations working in Kenya say nearly 73 000 children in the country are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made available. This follows joint nutrition assessments conducted by the country’s regional health department and UNICEF as well as nine aid organisations working on the ground. Kenya is among countries in the East African region affected by severe food shortages following a prolonged dry spell. The survey also reveals that nearly 40 000 pregnant and nursing women across Kenya are malnourished, a 20 percent increase from last year. The organisations also called on the international community to make more funds available to support the Kenyan government and aid agencies working on the ground to end the suffering of thousands of vulnerable women and children. -SABC News  ...

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Youth Games: Byo dominates cricket        

Action continued at the on-going 15th edition of the Zimbabwe National Youth Games with Queens Sports Club, Heath Streak Cricket Academy and the Bulawayo Athletics Club hosting cricket matches. Male and female Under 18s and 23s have been battling it out for bragging rights in cricket with some top performances that has seen Bulawayo dominating proceedings across all divisions. Bulawayo province beat Mashonaland East by 15 runs in a boys Under 18 match while Mashonaland Central edged Mashonaland West by 24 runs. In the Under 23 category, ZTISU steam rolled past Mashonaland Central by 96 runs while Bulawayo got...

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Qualified ECD teachers sought in Chipinge

Chipinge district has embarked on training of early childhood development (ECD) para-professionals to cater for the acute shortage of qualified ECD teachers standing at over 740 in the district. As part of promoting ECD education in Chipinge district, a programme to train para-professionals was launched to capacitate all non-professional ECD teachers who are not employed by government to effectively give a solid foundation to learners. Guest of honour at the graduation of 60 ECD para-professionals at Gideon Mhlanga High in Chipinge, Deputy Provincial Education Director Manicaland province Mrs Clara Kanoerera says it is now a must for learners to...

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Zim a safe tourist destination: Mzembi

Zimbabwe boasts of a 33-year tourist safety record which has seen the southern African country maintaining a clean record in tourist related deaths, a cabinet minister has revealed. The last two months has seen Zimbabwe receiving an influx of tourists, a sign the country is a safe tourist destination. Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi says sports tourism has made the country reap rewards with the foot prints of visitors marketing and branding the country. Engineer Mzembi added the country’s 33-year tourist safety record is being augmented by the use of technology to post and market Zimbabwe...

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