Day: October 16, 2017

2 week ultimatum for kombi operators

Operations of some commuter omnibus operators have been characterised by speeding, abuse of passengers as well as flouting of council regulations. The City of Mutare says lawlessness by commuter omnibus operators in the central business district will no longer be tolerated. The Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene said commuter omnibus operators have two weeks to comply with a raft of measures meant to ensure that sanity prevails in the central business district. Commuter omnibus operators concurred there is need to comply with set rules and regulations to protect the sanctity of human life with...

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Correctional Queens unbeaten run halted

A 44-40 victory saw Harare City Queens end Correctional Queens unbeaten run in the Netball Super League at the weekend. Tension gripped the Mbare Netball Complex where Correctional Queens and Harare City locked horns in a top of the table encounter. Correctional Queens headed into their game against Harare City unbeaten but their record was dismantled by a well-polished performance by the City outfit. The Sunshine Girls outscored their opponents by four points as they registered a 44-40 victory which ensured they went level on points with Correctional Queens. The defeat was the first for Correctional Queens this season....

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PSL title race takes new twist

The title race took another twist at the weekend after Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum registered vital victories which saw them move within a point of log leaders Dynamos. The Premier Soccer League is set for a grand finale with weekend action setting the stage for a pulsating last 6 matches. Dynamos headed into the weekend with a 3 point cushion but a draw away to ZPC Kariba allowed Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum to narrow the gap on the Glamour Boys after securing crucial victories. On Saturday, a Qadr Amini super strike proved the difference for Ngezi Platinum...

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Special Olympics national golf day held

Special Olympics Zimbabwe today held its annual golf day at Chapman Golf Club where more than 187 athletes from all over the country commemorated the Special Olympics Day. The event also marked the launch and introduction of a new concept or initiative of fitness and performance stations with special focus on nutrition, physical education and hydration. Zimbabwe Special Olympics were chosen by Special Olympics International to be one of the global pioneers of the new project after the successful launch of its fitness and wellness clubs countrywide to spearhead the new fitness and perfomance initiative. Several local leading sports...

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Zim on track to achieve food security

Zimbabwe is on track to achieve food security on the back of a bumper harvest for the 2016/2017 summer cropping season which has also translated into increased economic growth in line with ZIM ASSET aims on the food security and nutrition cluster. Food security is key towards economic growth with the bumper harvest having created opportunities for the country to maximise in terms of increasing the value chain of the food processing industry. While the country’s socio-economic blue print ZIM ASSET cluster seeks to ensure that the country has adequate stocks of food to sustain industry and commerce, with...

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Mining sector sets $2.4bn export earnings target

Zimbabwe’s mining sector has set a $2.4 billion target for mineral commodity export earnings on the back of flactuating global commodity prices that have resulted in local mining firms battling to sustain viability. The mining sector has not been spared from unattractive global commodity prices which to some extent have slowed down growth especially for the local platinum mining companies. While the mining firms are already planning for next year, the sector has revised downwards export revenue projections for this year to $2.4 billion from the initial estimates of $3 billion. Chamber of Mines chief executive officer, Dr Isaac...

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ZINWA owed $48m

The Zimbabwe National Water Authorities (ZINWA) is owed $48 million in unpaid bills by government institutions a development threatening to cripple operations of the water authority. The Ministry of Defence appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water and Climate to answer charges of failing to settle a ZINWA debt which has accumulated to $19 million over the past two years. Responding to questions by the committee on why the Defence Ministry has accrued such a big debt, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Martin Rushwaya said all payments for water bills of defence forces are handled by...

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Road safety campaigns to commence soon

The 2017 festive season road traffic safety campaigns will begin early by remembering road traffic accident victims on the 3rd Sunday of November. The campaigns will be heralded by the World Day of Remembrance of road traffic accident victims slated for the 19th of next month. Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) communication manager, Mr Tatenda Chinoda told ZBC News that preparations are on course where all stakeholders among them churches, chiefs, commuter and bus operators as well as the general populace who lost their relatives due road traffic accidents are set to participate in the campaigns Mr Chinoda...

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Half a million people register to vote

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) CEO, Mrs Constance Chigwamba says a total of 485 827 people have registered since the rolling out of the biometric voter registration blitz phase one last Monday the 10th of October. The figure includes prospective voters from static registration centres for the period between 18 September and 9 October 2017. The figure however does not include submissions from 610 out of the 2 591 centres as of Sunday 15 October at 4 pm. The 610 centres could not submit their figures by Sunday due to problems in connectivity and communication as officers have to drive...

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War vets prepare for congress

Preparations for the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association congress scheduled for December and aimed at ushering in a new leadership are progressing well. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, ex-Political Detainees and Restrictees, Retired Brigadier General Asher Walter Tapfumaneyi said the interim national executive headed by Cde Patrick Nyaruwata is busy mobilising resources and members as well as working on an constitutional amendment ahead of the December congress. He revealed that the Ministry is working towards uniting all former freedom fighters. Cde Nyaruwata said the team is busy working round...

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