Day: November 8, 2017

Zanu PF expels Mnangagwa

Zanu PF has expelled former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the party as per request by the country’s 10 provinces, the Youth League and the Women’s League. The decision was made at the party’s Politburo meeting held at the party headquarters in Harare today. The revolutionary party’s Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo made the announcement after the Politburo meeting this evening. He said the Politburo also resolved that all members identified as colluding with Cde Mnangagwa in his sucessionist agenda be put before the party’s disciplinary committee where appropriate action would be taken in accordance...

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Legends match excites fans

Football fans are already excited at the opportunity of watching Barcelona legends play against Zimbabwe legends at the National Sports Stadium this Sunday. The exhibition match is expected to attract the world’s attention as fans get an opportunity to watch an array of yester year greats from Zimbabwe and those that played for Spanish giants, Barcelona. While ZIFA is set to recognise outstanding players at its merit awards slated for this December, Sunday will be another moment to honour players that excelled during their prime. For young fans that did not get an opportunity of watching the likes of...

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Mat South irrigation schemes honoured

Small holder farmers at Shashe Irrigation Scheme in Beitbridge say they have the potential to become major suppliers and exporters of oranges if assisted to overcome their current operational challenges. This came out during the provincial irrigation competition and prize giving ceremony held at the irrigation scheme. Shashe Irrigation Scheme in won provincial irrigation schemes competition The low financial returns from growing crops such as maize is what drove the 185 smaller holder farmers at Shashe Irrigation Scheme to venture into the more lucrative citrus production. Despite a plethora of challenges being faced by the scheme, the farmers this year managed to produce about 270 tonnes of oranges, the bulk of which was delivered to Beitbridge juicing company. The farmers believe that given the necessary support, they can export oranges to other countries and earn the much needed foreign currency. Beitbridge West legislator Cde Matrine Mudau and Zanu PF Provincial Chairman Cde Rabelani Choene appealed to service providers such as ZESA not to charge commercial rates for communal irrigation schemes. The Minister of State for Matabeleland South Province, Ambassador Aaron Maboyi urged schemes to consider investing in solar energy which is cheaper and sustainable. The Deputy Director in the Department of Irrigation, Mrs Soneni Nyamangara shared some of the strategies farmers have to employ to run their irrigation schemes successfully. The provincial competitions saw Shashe Irrigation Scheme walking away...

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Harare water smelly, dirty – Residents

Harare residents have raised concern over the quality of water being supplied to them by the local authority, saying it does not meet the smell and sight sense standards. The city council however maintains that the water is safe for human consumption. The residents said they fear for their health, leaving them with no option but to resort to alternative sources. In an interview with the ZBC News, Harare City Council Acting Town Clerk, Mrs Josphine Ncube and the Director for Water, Mr Hosiah chisango said their water is safe for drinking as it meets World Health Organisation (WHO)...

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Price hikes thorn in flesh of consumers

Unjustified price increases have become a thorn in the flesh for consumers already burdened with limited disposable income. Foreign currency shortages and speculative behaviour have proved to be major factors behind price hikes on the local market in the past few months. Following recommendations of a price taskforce, the government intervened by giving guarantee of foreign currency for manufacturers of 16 key products. The challenge that now arises is weather expectations will be met through the monitoring mechanisms. Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers Marketing and Stakeholder Relations Director, Mr Alois Burutsa acknowledged that price increases are occurring with retailers only...

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Mash Central tackles environmental degradation

Stakeholders in Mashonaland Central Province converged in Shamva to deliberate on ways of reducing environmental degradation within the province. In a bid to curb environmental degradation within the province, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other partners organised an indaba to find lasting solutions to perennial environmental problems. The Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Province, Advocate Martin Dinha, who was represented by the Assistant Provincial Administrator, Mr Benjamin Zivanai said there has been an 8.7 percent reduction in veld fires. EMA Mashonaland Central Provincial Manager, Mr Robert Rwafa said it is important for stakeholders to come up with a lasting solution to issues affecting the environment. Environmental degradation has been a cause for concern, owing to veld fires, illegal and unsustainable mining activities, deforestation, wetland invasion and stream bank cultivation among other...

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Regional internet exchange point takes shape

Zimbabwe has made strides towards establishing a regional internet exchange point in a development expected to reduce costs and turnover in sending information across the region. Two years after Zimbabwe won the tender to establish a regional internet exchange point, the country has recorded strides towards implementing this project after completing the initial phases of identifying and preparing suitable location and setting up equipment. At the official launch of the project in Harare yesterday, the Deputy Minister Information Communication Technology (ICT), Postal and Courier Services, Dr Win Mlambo highlighted the key benefits that local internet users and providers stand to accrue from the initiative. POTRAZ Director, Dr Gift Machengete said the cost benefits of the project are insurmountable and so will be the connectivity between Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries. To date, a total of $50 000 has been used on the project, while a further $50 000 has been committed towards more equipment. The project is being financed under a $200 000 grant from the African Union Commission with revelations that the country has so far received 50 percent of the...

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Midlands endorses Mnangagwa ouster

The Midlands Province has joined the country’s nine other provinces in support of the sacking of Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa from the post of vice president and called for the elevation of the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe to the post. The province also recommended the expulsion and suspension of those who were working with the former vice president in fanning factionalism. Addressing party members at the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting held at the party’s convention centre in Gweru today, the Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Political Commissar, Cde Makhosini Hlongwane, who is also the Minister for Sports, Recreation, Arts...

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No shortcuts to presidency: Cde Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe says there are no shortcuts to ascending to leadership, admonishing his former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa for lacking discipline and stooping so low as to hire youths to heckle him and the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe at a rally in Bulawayo on Saturday. Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at the party headquarters in Harare today, Cde Mugabe exonerated the Bulawayo Zanu PF leadership and the Youth League for the interruptions and jeers made by some hired unruly youths who tried to cause chaos at the interface rally held at White City Stadium. Zanu PF supporters...

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Let’s move on, First Lady tells party members

The First Lady Amai Dr Grace Mugabe says it is time for party members to move on and put the past behind and work for the development of the country. The First Lady was addressing thousands of Zanu PF party members from all wings of the party at a solidarity meeting held at the party headquarters in Harare this Wednesday. The meeting took place two days after the President sacked Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa for exhibiting traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability. All the country’s 10 provinces have since endorsed the expulsion of former Vice President Mnangagwa and recommended...

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