Day: November 10, 2017

ZSE ends week on a mixed note

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) ended the week on a mixed note with the resources index recovering from losses. The industrial index shed 0.31 percent to 531.55 points while the mining index recovered from losses to gain 0.13 percent to 138.12 points. CFI gained 8.03 percent to 80.75 cents, RTG was 2.15 percent up to close at 0.95 cents, FML gained by 1.18 percent to end at 20.50 cents. Top losers included OK Zimbabwe 1.37 percent down to end at 26.63 cents, Econet shed 1.13 percent to 186.00 cents, Delta lost by 0.89 percent to 320.21 cents,...

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Intensify awareness campaigns to curb crime, police told

The ZRP press and public relations section has been urged to intensify awareness campaigns to curb incidents of crime and road traffic accidents. This comes amid revelations that cases of road accidents are rampant during the festive season thus the need to come up with robust strategies to curb the menace. Addressing provincial ZRP press and public relations officers at the closing of a five day press and public relations 2017 evaluation workshop, ZRP Commissioner-Operations Mekiya Tanyanyiwa urged ZRP officers to craft strategies to curb incidents of crime and road accidents during and after the festive season.   He emphasized...

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‘Police to uphold constitutional mandate’

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has underscored its commitment to fulfill its constitutional mandate and to ensure that the country’s top leadership and diplomatic communities are well protected. The Police Protection Unit (PPU) during the re-launch of their client service charter in Harare today called for close collaboration between the police and public in fighting crime. Officer Commanding PPU province Senior Assistant Commissioner Lee Muchemwa noted that the PPU is determined to remain customer focused. Democratic Republic of Congo Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mawampanga Mwanananga who was a client representative during the re-launch commended the PPU on their capability to protect...

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Zim marks belated World Mental Health Day

Government says it is still waiting for the approval of a mental health tribunal board by the Office of the President which will finalise the discharge of detained mental health patients from special institutions such as Chikurubu Psychiatric Centre and Mlondolozi in Bulawayo. The deputy director Mental Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Mrs Dorcas Sithole told the ZBC News on the sidelines of the belated World Mental Health Day at Chikurubi Maximum Prison that they are still waiting for the approval of the mental health tribunal board by the Office of the President to...

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Calls for attractive energy tariffs

Parliamentarians attending the ongoing 2018 pre-budget seminar have called for attractive energy tariffs to support economic growth and creation of conducive environment to attract private players in the energy sector. Attractive electricity tariffs, reliable power and competitive fuel pricing is critical in unlocking the potential of the domestic economy according to parliamentarians. As part of the recommendations, parliamentarians have called for a downward review in tariffs. The parliamentarians also highlighted the need for transparency in the implementation of power projects. Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge welcomed some of the recommendations adding that key priority areas for...

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$50 bail for booing First Lady

Three Bulawayo men and a woman suspected of having heckled First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe  during last week’s 9th Presidential Youth Interface rally in Bulawayo have appeared in court facing charges of disrupting a public gathering under the criminal law, codification and reform act. The four suspects Mabutho Moyo (32), Mayibongwe Zvigada (28), Walter Sibanda (24) and Dephine Dzvanga (33)  appeared before Bulawayo Magistatre  Mclean Ndlovu  who granted the four suspects a $50 bail each on condition that they do not attend the next  Presidential Youth  Interface rally set to be held in  Harare. The alleged chief culprit Magura...

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Ammara Brown set to launch debut album

Zimbabwean singing sensation Ammara Brown will be launching her debut album Ammartia in the capital tonight where scores of music fans and those in the music industry are expected to attend. Meanwhile, schools in Chitungwiza held choral and traditional music competitions for ECDs and infants today at the Aquatic Complex. Hedwig Chingwecha who is the NAPH chairperson of the area said this is part of making sure that the new curriculum is adhered to. ‘Tinoda Kufamba Nemi Amai’, the new song by the offspring crew musical group has been unveiled. This is a dedication to the First Lady Dr...

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Angola celebrates 42 years of independence

As Angola celebrates 42 years of its independence on the 11th of this month, the Angolan government said they have finally buried memories of war and their focus is now on ensuring good governance which promotes development. On the 11th of November every year Angolans celebrate their independence from Portuguese colonial rule and this year’s celebrations comes at the backdrop of harmonised elections which saw Dr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço being elected the president of Angola. Speaking at the 42nd anniversary celebrations of Angola’s independence held by their embassy in the capital, Angolan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Pedro Hendrik Vaal...

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6 perish in Harare-Chinhoyi road accident

Six people have died in a road accident which occurred at the 16 kilometer peg along the Harare-Chinhoyi road near Conway College around 5am today. The driver of an Isuzu KB vehicle was driving from Harare towards Chinhoyi with five passengers on board. On approaching a railway crossing near Conway College, the driver failed to give way to a locomotive engine which was travelling south along the Bindura-Harare railway line resulting in a collision. Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said as a result of the accident, the driver and his five passengers sustained multiple body injuries and died...

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Harare City, Support Unit in potential volleyball cracker

Fireworks are expected in the Harare Volleyball League this Sunday when Harare City and Support Unit renew their rivalry in a potential volleyball cracker. The weekend matches are expected to shape the destiny of the championship in the six men team category. Log leaders Support Unit who are on 23 points are aiming to frustrate second placed UZ Wolves on 20 points to remain on pole position with two games before the wire. In other matches Bulawayo Spartans face NABA while Harare City date NABA. On Sunday, Spartans will face NABA who are desperate to collect points for them...

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