Day: September 6, 2017

Zanu PF expels Mutodi, demotes Chinomona

Zanu PF has expelled musician-cum-politician, Energy Mutodi from the party, while Cde Mabel Chinomona has been relieved of her position as the Women’s League National Commissar. Speaking at the party headquarters after a Politburo meeting in Harare today, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, did not give the reasons for Mutodi’s expulsion and Cde Chinomona’s relief of her duties. However, the controversial Mutodi has of late been accused of causing confusion in the party, and was recently arrested for sensationally claiming that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was poisoned by Politburo members, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi...

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Samba Queens jet in for carnival

The Samba Queens of Brazil have arrived in the country ahead of their scheduled performance for the 2017 edition of the Harare International Carnival. The Brazilians will perform during the Samba Night on Friday in the capital before taking part in the street party on Saturday. The dance group is popular across the globe for its captivating dance moves that draw the imagination of its audience. True to their repute, the Samba Queens displayed a lot of energy soon after arrival at the Harare International Airport this afternoon, giving a hint of what to expect come the day of...

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Zim, Zambia localising KAZA univisa printing

Zimbabwe and Zambia have agreed on localising the design as well as printing of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) univisas in a development set to minimise challenges being encountered. The two neighbouring countries, separated by the mighty Zambezi river, have been outsourcing the printing of the univisas, while World Bank has been bankrolling the project. With a view to minimise the challenges which were being experienced, Zimbabwe and Zambia are also working the funding modalities of the project. Immigration and tourism officials from both side of the Zambezi River have agreed on the need to expedite the...

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Mobile registration progressing well: RG

The Registrar General’s Office of says the mobile registration for identification documents, which began on Monday is progressing well and smoothly at the various centres. The office said although the number of people turning up for the exercise is still low, numbers are expected to increase in the coming days. The Registrar General, Tobaiwa Mudede revealed that his office has compiled the dates, times and venues of all the mobile stations in all the country’s provinces. “The itinerary has already been submitted for publication to ensure that those who wish to obtain birth certificates and national IDs do so...

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United approach key fighting corruption: Govt

The Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa says a consolidated and strengthened fight against corruption in all its forms and manifestations will play a crucial role in improving the socio-economic lives of the people and lead to a new life of integrity. Speaking during the launch of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Public Education and Publicity Campaign Strategy in Harare today, Minister Chikukwa said ZACC should be the leading light for all anti-corruption guidance and identification to ensure a corrupt free Zimbabwe. The vice remains a major cause for concern in society and is said...

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ZACC’s capacity questioned

Shortage of resources, human capital and political interference are challenges that ZACC is faced with in its discharge of its constitutional mandate and prevention of corruption in the country. This comes as Zimbabwe is ranked number 154 out of 176 on the global corruption perception index, according to research by Transparency International. The ranking paints a frightening reality that threatens the inflow of potential investors. While ZACC is tirelessly trying to correct such a perception, Commissioner Goodson Nguni cited lack of resources, deplorable conditions of service and an unfavourable economic environment as some issues crippling the commission’s operations. The...

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Japan avails US$1m for ZEC

Japan has announced a US$1 million grant to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to support the voter registration process ahead of the 2018 elections.  The development will complement United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s technical electoral assistance on behalf of the UN system to member states, to strengthen institutional capacities to organise credible democratic elections. In March 2015, the government of Zimbabwe requested the UN to provide capacity building support to ZEC in preparation for the 2018 elections. The support to ZEC is being provided within the framework of the ZEC Capacity Building Project (ZIM-ECO). UNDP Resident Coordinator, Mr Bishow Parajuli applauded the Japanese government for the timely support, adding that the funds will be chanelled towards programmes to strengthen democratic institutions in the country to enable them to meet their constitutional mandate. Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ambassador, Toshiyuki Iwado described elections as a critical cornerstone of democracy and an important milestone for any country. ZEC was represented by the Deputy Chairperson, Commissioner Emmanuel Magade, who noted that the commission is committed to conducting elections that are free, fair and transparent and to ensure that the outcome of elections represents the will of the people.     The ZIM-ECO project is spread over a five year period from 2016 to 2020 and is aligned to the ZEC Strategic...

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Mberengwa man murdered over donkey

A Mberengwa man has appeared in court facing allegations of murder after a dispute over a donkey he bought but never received. Hlupeko Mabuzane is said to have fatally assaulted Malambeni Makondo, who was a witness to the sale of a donkey, which was never delivered to him. Appearing before Zvishavane Magistrate, Mr Shepherd Mjanja, the suspect was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to September 14. The state, led by Prosecutor Mr Stanley Ncube, alleges that last week on Monday, Mabuzane had a misunderstanding with the now deceased Makondo. Details are that Mabuzane bought a...

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Delegates arrive for youth tourism conference

Delegates to the Africa Youth in Tourism Conference started to arrive in Bulawayo this Tuesday evening with more expected today ahead of this year’s international exhibition which officially starts on Thursday. Preparations for the conference are already at an advanced stage with delegates from friendly countries beginning to troop into Bulawayo. Zimbabwe Youth in Tourism Chairman, Mr Stewart Mutizwa, who welcomed some of the delegates to the conference, said the response from the emissaries is overwhelming with a number of Southern African countries having arrived for the international expo. One of the delegates, Malawi’s Tourism Officer, Mr George Chimayi Chirambo urged young people to be part of this year’s international exhibition and tap in the opportunities that might arise in the industry. When the ZBC News crew visited the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) grounds, the venue for the conference, stakeholders were putting final touches to the venue as well as exhibition cubicles with accreditation having started this morning before a welcome cocktail in the...

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Bindura interface preps on course

The Zanu PF National Youth League executive has visited Chipadze Stadium, the venue that will host Mashonaland Central’s Presidential Youth Interface rally to assess its readiness for this Saturday’s event. The interface rally had previously been scheduled for Bindura golf course, but after wide consultations, the venue was changed to Chipadze Stadium. The youth executive, led by Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga toured the new venue in the company of the party’s National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere and the Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Provincial Chairman, Cde Dickson Mafios. Speaking after touring Chipadze Stadium, Cde Chipanga expressed appreciation at the significant...

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