Day: October 29, 2017

Somalia fires two security chiefs over blasts

The Somali government has fired two top security officials after twin blasts blasts and a siege left at least 27 people dead yesterday. The Islamist militant group Al-Shabab said it carried out the bombings. The siege started yesterday afternoon after a car bomb was driven into the Nasahablod 2 Hotel. A few minutes later, a second car bomb targeted the former parliament house nearby. Sporadic gunfire continued inside the hotel throughout the night, witnesses said. Provincial leaders, police and intelligence officials were gathering for a meeting with the government to agree on a joint strategy against Al-Shabab, due to...

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5 MDC-T officials arrested in Hatfield

Five MDC-T officials have been arrested in Hatfield for allegedly distributing pre-commissioned affidavits to people seeking proof of residence to enable them to register under the biometric voter registration (BVR) system.     National Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrest saying they are investigating the matter.  The five MDC-T members including a councillor were arrested in Hatfield in the morning after being caught in possession of over 2000 copies of pre-commissioned affidavits they were issuing to enable people seeking proof of residence to register as voters in Hatfield. The pre-commissioned affidavits were stamped by the MDC-T...

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Presidential Guard holds interactive sports gala

The Zimbabwe National Army’s (ZNA) 1 Presidential Guard held interactive sports gala where 11 teams from the security and civilian sector competed for honours in seven sporting disciplines. The four-day sports gala was held at the Presidential Guard Barracks at State House and the adjacent ZRP Morris Depot. The teams which were drawn from the ZNA 1 Presidential Guard, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services and other sectors competed in football, netball, volleyball, pool, chess, darts and tug-of-war. The theme of the sports gala was “Embracing Unity and Cohesiveness among Security Forces and Civilian Sector of Harare...

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St Georges clinches its U16 basketball tourney

St Georges College won this year’s edition of its annual two day under 16 invitational basketball tournament which has attracted some 19 local schools and one international, St John’s College from South Africa. St Georges beat Christian Brothers College 27-22 to clinch the title while visiting St John’s College Johannesburg were third in what was a successful and sporting weekend for all the competing teams. It was an enthralling sporting weekend at St Georges as there was lots of talent on display during the under 16 annual basketball tournament. The hosts had to come from behind when they trailed...

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ZEC urges people to register to vote

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise is progressing well in Matabeleland South Province with calls for eligible voters to come in their numbers and participate in the crucial exercise. The voter registration exercise is on course in Matabeleland South Province with the first phase of the exercise having so far covered Insiza and the greater part of Umzingwane district. Registration of voters under the second phase has started in Bulilima, Matobo and Umzingwane districts. In an interview with ZBC News, ZEC acting provincial elections officer, Mr Rabson Nyoni said the turnout was fair...

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Radio Zim holds road show in Epworth

Thousands of ZBC’s Radio Zimbabwe listeners thronged Kubatana Primary School in Epworth for the station’s road show. Radio Zimbabwe proved beyond doubt that its slogan “Tisu Tine Chaunga Chese”  is true and cannot be disputed as shown by thousands who braved yesterday’s chilly weather to attend the road show at Kubatana Primary in Epworth. Saturday the 28th of October will remain in the minds of many Epworth residents as they had an opportunity to meet their Radio Zimbabwe producer-presenter they were only used to hear on radio. Listeners who spoke to ZBC News said Radio Zimbabwe is their favourite...

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Calls for people to register to vote

Zanu PF Matabeleland North Province has called on party leaders in all districts of the province to play an active part in urging the people to register to vote. The call was made during the party’s inter-district conference held in Lupane this afternoon. Zanu PF district chairpersons, war veterans, central committee members, local legislators and war collaborators met in Lupane to discuss the progress on obtaining identity documents and biometric voter registration (BVR). Zanu PF Provincial Commissar Cde Robson Ncube said people in Lupane have been failing to obtain identity documents as the registry officials are demanding documents that...

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Harare expands anti litter campaign to apostolic sects

The City of Harare has expanded the scope of anti litter awareness by incorporating education on personal hygiene and cleanliness in light of the sporadic outbreaks of typhoid. The comprehensive programme which has been expanded to apostolic sects is meant to instill the culture of environmental stewardship and general cleaning to avoid diseases. City of Harare officials who visited the Johane Masowe Zambuko Church stressed the need for proper waste management practices. Johane Masowe Zambuko Leader Madzibaba Steven Mugariri welcomed the initiative by the City of Harare saying the church plays an important role in transforming the mindset of...

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Liberation war hero Cde Ncube buried

The late Cde Amson Ncube whose Chimurenga name was William Masikati who died on the 26th of October has been buried at the Harare Provincial Heroes Acre.  Addressing mourners at the burial of Cde Ncube, deputy director in the office of Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Harare Metropolitan Province said the late Cde Ncube contributed immensely to the liberation struggle. Family members said they have lost a loving and caring father while the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association Harare Province Political Commissar, Mr Fanuel Matsenga described the late Cde Ncube as a courageous humble man. Cde Ncube was born on 7 August 1955 in Gwanda district and is survived by his wife Fatima Chipunza and three...

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Indian community celebrates Diwali

The Indian community has celebrated the annual Diwali Festival held for praise and worship. The evening kicked off with colourful dances, lights and good food as India celebrated a tradition commemorating the victory of good over evil. It is a gathering that brings together families and friends to make merry and forgive each other, the overall objective being to create a sense of unity and oneness. Diwali, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ is the biggest festival celebrated around the world which holds a deep cultural and religious meaning for its followers. There is also a strong belief...

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