Day: September 26, 2017

ZEC to deploy 772 voter educators in Mat North

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will this coming weekend deploy 772 voter educators who will conduct voter education and awareness campaigns in all the seven districts of Matabeleland North province. The campaigns are scheduled to commence on the 1st of next month with the first 16 days, considered as the first of the four phases, covering part of Binga and part of Lupane. A number of initiatives which include road shows, posters and newspaper adverts will be used to educate the public. ZEC Provincial Elections Officer for Matabeleland North Province, Mr Mark Ndlovu said in addition to the voter...

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New Angolan leader Lourenco assumes office

Vice President Phelekezela Mpoko joined other leaders from more than 25 countries and thousands of Angolans to witness the inauguration of Angola’s President, Mr Joao Lourenco. The inauguration of a president is an elaborate event in which VIPs come from far and wide to give their mark of approval. The people of Angola gathered in their thousands at the Augustino Neto Memorial Square in the capital, Luanda to witness the ushering in of a new president. Mr Lourenco won the 23 August elections and takes over the leadership of the country from Engineer Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who served...

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Zimbabweans hail Pres Mugabe’s UNGA speech

Legislators across the political divide and political analysts have hailed President Robert Mugabe’s speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as appropriate, frank and constructive, saying it reflected the President as an internationalist who believes in justice and equality for all nations. Cde Mugabe’s address touched on a number of issues including the need for the reform of the UN to reflect the principle of equality of nations, climate change where he expressed sympathy with the people of hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, despite the united states pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and responded...

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Gogo Msika’s body taken to Chiweshe, Bulawayo

The body of the late Gogo Msika has been taken from the funeral parlour at One Commando Barracks in Harare this Tuesday afternoon to begin her last journey which ends at the National Heroes Acre in Harare this Thursday the 28th. The late widow of former Vice President Joseph Msika, Gogo Maria Musika’s last journey began with the body being flown to Kanyemba Secondary School in Chiweshe by Air Force of Zimbabwe helicopters, where it was received by Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Provincial Chairman, Cde Dickson Mafios, who was accompanied by provincial service chiefs and Zanu PF supporters. From Kanyemba...

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Govt secures funds for Buhera bridge construction

The government has secured $400 000 for the construction of Chadzire Bridge in Buhera Central constituency, which was damaged by rains in 1996. The construction of the bridge is now expected to begin this week following the availing of the funds. It is good news for the community which had waited for over two decades to see the construction of the new Chadzire Bridge to begin. The villagers pledged their commitment to work with the District Development Fund (DDF) to expedite its construction. Councillor for Ward 18, Cde Wisdom Jiri highlighted that the community was missing on key developmental...

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Prioritise children’s issues, media urged

The media has been urged to take a leading role in the dissemination of information on children’s rights. As children continue to fall victim to a number of vices including abuse, rape, poverty, victimisation and neglect, the media has been urged to give more prominence to children’s rights issues in their news agenda. Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children Programmes Manager, Maxim Murungweni said they are working with the government towards advocacy and formulation of policies that foster the rights of children. Media practitioners who attended the training workshop said information on the reportage of child rights...

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Zanu PF team leaves for Mozambique

The ruling Zanu PF party has dispatched a delegation to Mozambique to deliver a congratulatory message to President Filipe Nyuse who has been elected head of the revolutionary Frelimo party. President Nyusi took over the helm of the party from Mozambique’s former president, Armando Guebuza. Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Ignatius Chombo is the head of delegation to the Frelimo congress which started on Monday and ends on Friday. Speaking before departure, Dr Chombo told the ZBC News that he will deliver the revolutionary party’s solidarity message and President Mugabe’s congratulatory message to President Nyusi. Mozambique and Zimbabwe...

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COMESA yellow card scheme records 40% growth

The COMESA yellow card scheme has recorded a 40% growth in the last five years with annual premium income surging from $6,3 million in 2012 to $9,2 million in 2017. This emerged at the ongoing 31st meeting of the Council of Bureaux Third Party Motor Insurance Scheme being held in the resort town of Victoria Falls. Figures from the COMESA secretariat indicate that the number of yellow cards issued annually to cross border motorists have surged from 130 000 in 2012 to 172 000 in 2017. The number of claims reported for compensation to road accident victims per annum...

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Cancer fundraising golf tourney launched

The second edition of the National AIDS Council (NAC) HIV and Prevention Drive Pro-AM golf tournament was launched yesterday at Royal Harare Golf Club. The golf tournament is aimed at raising funds to purchase cancer detection equipment for 15 rural hospitals. The Pro-AM golf tournament will run from the 3rd to the 6th of October at Royal Harare Gold Club. NAC CEO, Dr Tapuwa Magure said they undertook the initiave to assist rural women living with cancer who walk long distances to nearby hospitals for early detection. Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa revealed that the inclusion of cancer follows his plead with NAC to incorporate it as it has become major killer ahead of HIV. The Ministry of Sport and Recreation noted that the tournament resonates with its priority to promote health and well being of Zimbabweans. Women representatives who attended the launch expressed gratitude at having an event that seeks to assist women who are more vulnerable to HIV and cancer. Senator Lillian Timveous, who chairs the Thematic Committee on HIV and AIDS said they have been pushing the Ministry of Health Child Care to spearhead initiative to combat the cancer pandemic. This year’s tournament is unique in that it also has a ladies’ event which will precede the main event. The tournament is bankrolled to the tune of $10 000 and will feature golfers...

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Harare man killed by touts

A Harare man was this morning killed by touts at an illegal bus terminus near Fourth Street. Police have since closed the illegal pick up point and instigated a search to catch the errant touts. In an act of blatant lawlessness, the man died after being assaulted by touts at an illegal pick up point for Mutare buses near Road Port. An eye witness said the touts manhandled the defenceless man who was in the company of his wife before assaulting him. People said the law enforcement authorities must defend them from these touts who have become a menace....

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