Day: September 1, 2017

President hails govt ICT drive

President Robert Mugabe has commended efforts by the government in embracing information communication technology (ICT) systems which have resulted in various marginalised communities across the country accessing technological facilities. Cde Mugabe said this when he officially opened the Gweru Community Information Centre at what was once Gweru Post Office today. The President said efforts by the Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services in ensuring Zimbabweans have access to the latest technological systems is an indication of the commitment by the government to transform the nation into a wholly linked digital systems in line with the world standards President...

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Stop it, First Lady tells Midlands

The First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe says she is not convinced that there is no factionalism in the Midlands and Masvingo provinces despite earlier claims by Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Youth Chairperson, Cde Prosper Muchando that the province is united behind President Robert Mugabe’s leadership.  Addressing thousands of party supporters during the seventh Presidential Youth Interface rally at the Mkoba open grounds in Gweru today, Dr Mugabe what they are hearing emanating the two provinces is not pleasing. “Kubva kuma provinces aya, tinonzwa mashoko anotukirira President, anotukirira mukadzi wavo nevana vavo. Unless if you say from this minute and...

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VP Mnangagwa was not poisoned: President Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has hit out at people peddling falsehoods that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was poisoned. Cde Mnangagwa fell sick last month during the Matabeleland South Presidential Youth Interface rally at Phelendaba Stadium in Gwanda. He was treated in South Africa, and after returning home, he was part of the crowd that bid farewell to the late national hero, Cde George Rutanhira and heroine, Cde Maud Muzenda at Stodart Hall, Mbare on Sunday even though he did not proceed to witness their joint burial at the National Heroes Acre. Showing signs of recovery from the saga, the Vice...

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BREAKING: Kenya election result annulled

Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of the last month’s presidential election, which the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner. Citing irregularities, Chief Justice David Maraga said a new vote should be held within 60 days. Reading the ruling, which was reached by a majority of four to two among the judges, Justice Maraga said the 8 August poll had not been “conducted in accordance with the constitution.” The election commission had declared Kenyatta the winner of the election by a margin of 1.4 million votes, but the opposition led by Raila Odinga argued that the commission’s IT...

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LIVE: Gweru Presidential Youth Interface rally

Live updates by: Thembinkosi Mangena, Jackie Gwemende and Wadzanai Mhombera   15:34 – President Mugabe concludes his speech and we receive a vote of thanks from the Midlands Minister of State, Cde Jason Machaya, marking the end of the interface rally. 15:30 – Cde Mugabe explains the VP Mnangagwa poisoning saga. He says it is unfortunate that some people claim that Cde Mnangagwa was poisoned by ministers Dr David Parirenyatwa and Dr Sydney Sekeramayi. “Even varungu havazvitendi, ndosaka vakaisa Anti Witch Craft Act. Munofunga kuti iye anenge achinzi ndiye anga achida kuuraya mumwe, anonzwa sei iye asina kuzviita. His...

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