Day: September 12, 2017

Do not turn away students from schools: Dokora

As schools opened this Tuesday (today), government has appealed to parents to pay their fees and levies on time to enable the smooth running of operations. The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora said school authorities should also display a sense of maturity by not turning away students from schools. The government is on record saying school authorities should not turn away pupils from schools but rather engage parents so that they come up with payment plans which should be adhered...

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Min Hlongwane condemns hooliganism

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Makhosini Hlongwane has expressed ‘utmost concern’ on the continued perpetration of violence in football. In a statement to the ZBC News, Minister Hlongwane condemned “in the strongest of terms the violence by some spectators and athletes at the Dynamos-Highlanders match played on 10 September, 2017 at Rufaro Stadium in Harare.” “In view of the above, in resolving differences, contestations and protestations that may arise out of sport games, sport administrators are urged to make decisions which inspire confidence to umpires, referees, club executives, sponsors, as well athletes who are the most important resource...

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Govt to introduce mass bus system

The Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing says it will introduce a mass bus system to revamp urban transportation. This came out at the luncheon to mark the official opening of the 5th Session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe. The urban transport sector, especially in the capital city, is characterised by traffic congestion and chaos due to illegal operators. It is against this background that government is working on revamping the sector to bring order in urban areas. The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde  Saviour Kasukuwere said his ministry is...

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Moyo elected new AUSC region 5 president

National Darts Association of Zimbabwe president Meynard Moyo was elected new African Union Sports Council (AUSC) region 5 president at a conference held in Germiston South Africa recently. Zimbabwean administrators continue to take leadership positions at regional bodies with the latest being Moyo. Moyo landed 6 votes with Ralph Ludwig of Namibia managing 3. The AUSC region 5 darts leader Mmoyo said it was an honour to take the leading post pointing to plans to propelling the game to greater heights in the region. Moyo said the region and continent needs support from governments in order to ensure African...

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853 voter registration centres set for Mash Central

 The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says Mashonaland Central Province will have a total of 853 voter registration centres. ZEC has started the training of personnel on the biometric voter registration (BVR) in Mashonaland Central Province ahead of the voter registration exercise set to commence on the 14th of this month. 84 participants comprising the ZEC provincial staff and supervisors are participating in the two day BVR training programme in Bindura. Mashonaland Central provincial elections officer, Ms Thenjiwe Mnkandla said the voter registration exercise will be done in phases starting with Muzarabani and Mbire district. According to ZEC at least...

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Zanu PF Mat South challenged to return all seats

Zanu PF Matabeleland South Province which boasts of having made a clean sweep in the last elections has been advised to mount a massive campaign to retain all the seats. Addressing party leaders in Gwanda during the commissariat workshop on voter education and voter registration, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere said the province must prepare for the elections and work hard to retain all the seats. Cde Kasukuwere went on to explain the different roles that the party and government officials play in the running of the province. He advised that all party activities are under the leadership of the provincial...

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Parly to align outstanding pieces of legislation

Legislators say the fifth session of the eighth parliament should bring the best of the August House to ensure all outstanding pieces of legislation are aligned to the new constitution. 30 pieces of legislation are still outstanding form the 4th session of the eighth parliament and some of the bills are critical for economic transformation. The alignment of pieces of legislation to the national constitution has been an ongoing process with a number of bills before parliament while the outstanding 30 pieces of legislation will find their way into the August House during the last session of the eighth...

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Industrial index continue to register upward trend

The industrial index continued in the upward trend gaining 14.07 points to close at 315.10 points with the resources index trading flat. Old Mutual advanced by 52.82 cents to end 552.84 cents, Innscor gained 19.96 cents to 121.21 cents while Afdis closed at 100.25 cents following a 15.25 cents gain. British American Tobacco increased by 15.16 cents to 1835.00 cents, Delta was up 14.27 cents to trade at 196.27 cents while Seedco was 8.78 cents stronger at 192.25 cents. Econet eased 5.64 cents to close at 66.36 cents whilst First Mutual Limited and Nampak Holdings Limited traded unchanged at...

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Epoupa red card reversal criticised 

The local game has been hit by one of the biggest controversies after a decision to nullify what appeared a clear red card offense by Dynamos forward Christian Epoupa. A decision to nullify a red card handed to Epoupa has been met with widespread criticism with analysts arguing the ruling passed by ZIFA’s Referees Committee is against fair play principles. According to law 12 of FIFA’s laws of the game, violent conduct is one of seven offenses which warrant a player being sent off.  Replays clearly show a head butt by the DeMbare talisman on Highlanders defender Peter Mudhuwa...

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Cde Mandiyanike laid to rest

The late former freedom fighter Cde Paul Mandiyanike who died last week and was accorded provincial liberation war hero status was laid to rest at the Manicaland Provincial Heroes Acre with full military honour. Friends, relatives, former freedom fighters and government officials gathered at the Manicaland Provincial Heroes Acre to bid farewell to Cde Mandiyanike. A family representative commended the government for bestowing the liberation war hero status on the late Cde Mandiyanike and said his untimely death was a big loss to the family. The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene saluted the supreme sacrifices, dedication and commitment of Cde Mandiyanike and other living and departed former freedom fighters in liberating the country from the york of colonial oppression. Cde Chimene bemoaned the alarming departure of former freedom fighters and implored youths to rise up and take the responsibility of defending the country. She called upon Zanu PF leadership and supporters to remain vigilant in defence of the hard won independence. Born on the 10th of October in 1957 in Mutare district, Cde Mandiyanike whose Chimurenga name was Cde Thomas Zimuto crossed into neighbouring Mozambique in 1976 to join the liberation struggle. He was first stationed at Doroi, later deployed to Chimoio Camp in 1978 and redeployed again to Doroi Camp. In 1978 he was sent to Romania for further military training at Chincu Camp...

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