Day: November 4, 2017

Combine e-learning and reading books: President

President Robert Mugabe has called on youths in the country to combine e-learning with the reading of books to broaden their knowledge and skills. Speaking during the commissioning of the Nkulumane Community Information Centre in Bulawayo today, President Mugabe said while the advent of computers has assisted people to access information, there is great need for students and pupils to also read books and ensure that both systems of information blend well for better results. Cde Mugabe, however noted that e-learning remains the in-thing the world over in terms of research and access to information, hence the government’s drive...

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Zvishavane chrome smelter construction begins

The construction of a chrome smelter in Zvishavane, along the Great Dyke, has begun with the government confirming that the project will be completed by end of February 2018. As part of government targets to ensure mineral beneficiation and the empowerment of locals in the mining sector, construction of a chrome smelter has begun in earnest. The facility is expected to serve the small scale miners in Zvishavane and surrounding areas. The thrust, according to the Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Engineer Fred Moyo, is to completely ensure local small scale miners are fully supported. Construction work...

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‘Keeping Zim clean key’

The battle to keep Zimbabwe clean has been cited as key, particularly at a time the country is aggressively marketing itself as an attractive tourist destination. The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) says it intends to ensure that urban areas are litter free, a development that will portray a good image to tourists. EMA Chairperson and Clean-up Committee, Ms Barbra Rwodzi said involvement of communities in clean up campaigns will lead sustainably clean cities. Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene said more individuals must be involved in waste collection, which apart from keeping the environment clean,...

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Chinguno ouster endorsed

The Zanu PF Manicaland Provincial Youth League says the decision to suspend Cde Mubuso Chinguno as provincial chairperson over the alleged mismanagement of funds is a step in the right direction as it was derailing projects implementation. The Provincial Youth League met this week in line with the management committee meeting held at the party’s headquarters in Harare on the 30th of October and affirmed the appointment of Cde Betty Dhliwayo as the caretaker chairperson. Cde Dhliwayo urged the party’s provincial executive to ensure that youths in their areas to participate in voter registration as well as to work...

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Diversify, tobacco farmers urged

The Minister of State for Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs, Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri says there is need for tobacco farmers to diversify into other cash crops and remain viable. With the country heavily relying on tobacco, the risk that comes with the crop requires farmers to diversify into other cash crops. Addressing farmers and service providers at a tobacco growers forum organised by Boka Floors at the Marondera showgrounds, Retired Brigadier General Mutinhiri said the falling global demand and prices for tobacco call for the need to come up with the right blend of crop enterprises. The auction...

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All set for First Lady – churches interface

All is now set for the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe and indigenous churches interface rally slated for Rufaro Stadium in Harare tomorrow. Members of the organising committee were at the venue this Saturday morning assessing preparations, which are at an advanced stage with almost all logistics now in place. The entertainment stage has been set up, chairs for those who will seat in the areas reserved for overflow were being arranged, tents have been erected, engineers and technicians from the ZBC were also setting up the OB equipment, while workers from the Harare City Council were sprucing up...

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You are free to go: President tells VP Mnangagwa

The political life of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the ruling Zanu PF party now hangs by a thread after President Robert Mugabe openly told him he is free to walk out and form his own party, while the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe said the Women’s League wants its vice presidency position back. This came out during the 9th Presidential Youth Interface rally held at White City Stadium in Bulawayo this afternoon, which Cde Mnangagwa and his wife, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa attended. President Mugabe was incensed that some party members had hired buses for their supporters to come...

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Donnybrook hosts another drag racing extravaganza

It is all set for the last drag racing extravaganza for this season, which is penciled for Donnybrook, Harare tomorrow. Zimbabwe Motor Sport Spokesperson, Themba Mazvimbakupa said they expect stiff competition from both the motor vehicles and bikes categories. He said in the motor racing category, AC Cobras will be up against Chevies and Toyota MR 2 vehicles. In the bikes race, Leslie Carlson and Angelo Pereirra bikes are set for the event, which begins at 11.am until...

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LIVE UPDATES: Byo Pres-Youth Interface rally

Updates by: Thembinkosi Mangena and Wadzanai Mhombera President Mugabe’s time 14:40 – Cde Mugabe: “To hire buses for people to come and boo us here. I know who is behind this and we cannot let this continue. Kana vasingadi kuti nditungamirire party, you are free to go, I will not stand in your way.”   14:33 – Still on factionalism and regionalism: “Hatidi vanhu vanoti kuno kunofanirwa kutongwa nanhingi, uko ndekwanhingi, ahhh, nokuti unoendera kutoilet ikoko woti ndekwako. We will kick you out, hatidi vanhu vanepfungwa dzakadai.” 14:15 – Cde Mugabe congratulates youths who attended the youth conference in Russia,...

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