Day: October 4, 2017

ZRP launches ‘No to Unregistered Vehicles’ campaign

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is conducting an operation dubbed: ‘No to Unregistered Vehicles’ in the country. In a statement, ZRP Acting Senior Staff Officer –  Press and Public Relations, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said a total of 269 vehicles have been impounded since the 1st of this month for moving on the country’s roads whilst the owners have not effected change of ownership in terms of the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act (Chapter 13:14). He said the ZRP has noted the increased disregard of traffic laws by motorists and the commission of criminal acts such as thefts, robberies...

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VP Mphoko reacts to VP Mnangagwa poisoning claim

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who was the Acting President when President Robert Mugabe was in South Africa for the Bi-National Commission Meeting, has reacted to claims by his counterpart, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa that he was poisoned when he fell sick during the Presidential Youth Interface Rally in Gwanda in August. Here is the full statement: PRESS STATEMENT  Reference is made to a ZBC report that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said for the first time in public that he was poisoned in Gwanda on August 12, 2017; the day of President Mugabe’s Youth Interface Rally in Matabeleland South. Over...

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President meets Sir Nicholas Soames

Sir Nicholas Soames, the son to the last Governor of the then Southern Rhodesia, Lord Soames has met President Robert Mugabe at State House in Harare today. Speaking after meeting President Mugabe, Sir Nicholas expressed hope that his visit will open a new chapter of relations between Zimbabwe and the UK. He also said he has vivid memories of Zimbabwe and its leadership. The meeting took place just after the arrival of President Robert Mugabe from Pretoria, where he attended the Bi-National Commission (BNC) Meeting between Zimbabwe and South Africa yesterday. On arrival at the Harare International Airport, he...

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Prisoners receive rare treatment

Prisoners from across the country are receiving a rare treat of meeting visitors who include friends and relatives during the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) family week.      The entrance into a prison by a convicted person was previously viewed as an end to one’s social reputation but a massive rehabilitation drive by the ZPCS has seen a change of perception over the years. Of late, some come out of prisons as musicians, preachers, carpenters and others obtain several educational and professional qualifications while serving time, thanks to the rehabilitation exercise the service introduced. For the rehabilitation exercise to...

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Zim earns $4 billion in 9 months

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has revealed that the country earned $4 billion in export receipts between January and September this year, with most of it finding its way out of the formal systems. Central bank governor, Dr John Mangudya told captains of industry and commerce on Wednesday that monetary authorities are concerned over the use of foreign currency with most of it being utilised for ‘useless’ activities and part of the hard cash being stashed at home.     “Let us be realistic, the foreign currency earned is not being fully utilised for the real purposes and it is...

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Chinese cash dealers nabbed, $50k recovered

At least $50 000 bond notes in cash has been recovered from Chinese nationals as the net is fast closing in on errant illegal foreign currency dealers. Three Chinese nationals appeared in court today facing charges of contravening the Exchange Control Act. The arrest comes as ordinary citizens are struggling to access cash from the bank. The three Chinese nationals, Fang Wei, We Huanjiu and Wei Wei are the latest suspects to be nabbed after 16 illegal foreign currency dealers appeared in court this Wednesday on similar allegations. According to state papers, detectives received information to the effect that...

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$9200 for Tsholotsho borehole

The Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has availed $19200 for sinking of a deep borehole in Tsholotsho. This follows the floods that displaced villagers in the area due to heavy rains last year. With the victims having been relocated, BAZ has availed the $19200 towards the sinking of a deep borehole in the new area. The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere said the government will remain indebted to organisations that extend their hand in times of disasters. He said the intervention will go a long way in providing clean and portable water...

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ZSE continues bullish trend

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange ended on a higher note with blue chip counters leading the pack. The industrial index rose by 1,27 percent to close at 432,96 points, while the mining index rose by 0,82 percent to 140,71 points. ZIMPLOW rose by 19,63 percent to end at 1,28 cents, while ZIMRE was 19,05 percent up to end at 2,50 cents,    FIDELITY closed trading 17,65 percent higher at 16,00 cents, WILLDALE was 9,37 percent up to end at 0,70 cents and BARCLAYS rose by 6,06 percent to 7,00 cents. In the negative, ZPI dropped by 3,70 percent to...

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Major boost for SMEs

At least 10 000 small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are set to benefit from a training and technology transfer initiative following an agreement by the Ministry of SMEs and Cooperatives Development and an Indian firm, Springboard Enterprises. Indian technocrats are in the country to finalise modalities for the start of major training programme that is targeting to benefit about 10 000 entrepreneurs and 90 000 more if downstream impact is factored in. Springboard Enterprises CEO, Mr Rohit Khattar said the initiative dubbed the Local Entrepreneur Skill Development and Educational Programme (LESDEP) equips SMEs with multiple skills then helps them...

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Calls to mainstream youth in agric

The Youth Desk in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development has called for increased efforts to mainstream youth in agriculture. Closing the age gap in farming has become more pertinent as the land reform programme has moved from the re-distribution phase to the stage of increasing productivity. A Chief Coordinator in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Mr Nickross Kajnego said there is now an urgent need for increased youth participation in agriculture, given funding that has been poured in by the government and the private sector through the Command Agriculture Programme and the Presidential...

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