Day: November 14, 2017

Mat South Women’s League receives 3000 chicks

The Zanu PF Matabeleland South Women’s League has urged its members  to turn out in their numbers for the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise so that they are able to exercise their democratic right in the forthcoming harmonised elections. This came out during the distribution of 3 000 chicks sourced by the Secretary for Women’s League Dr Grace Mugabe for the wing’s members. In a bid to economically empower women and youths in Matabeleland South, the Zanu PF Women’s League today distributed 3000 chicks which will be shared amongst 119 groups in the province. However for women to continue...

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Community policing essential

An indaba on surging murders and other crimes has been held in Mberengwa with community members and police coming together. The community of Mberengwa and surrounding areas within that jurisdiction has become a hotbed of crime. Most of the crimes committed involve murder, rape and many others. Villagers have told some of their chilling experiences in that area. During the indaba Mberengwa North legislator Cde Tafanana Zhou appealed to police authorities to decentralise most of their functions to the district which relies on nearby Zvishavane for assistance. So far the concerns which the villagers have had saw an indaba...

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‘Having fun is children’s best ingredient’

When you start recognising that you are having fun, life can be delightful. As long as you are having fun, that is the key regardless of the distortions of meanings. So many times you hear people say school days were the best while others wish they were still doing their primary school. However, growing up is a phase which each and every one of us experience. It is funny how we used to sing, dance and play different songs which we did not understand and still up to now so many people still distort the meanings of these songs....

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Zim urged to enhance tourism sector

A cocktail of strategic measures is required to attract more tourists to Zimbabwe thus generating much needed foreign currency. Experts say there is also need to incentivise tourists to spend more by reducing the price of products which are expensive compared with the region. Increased efforts are required to make the Zimbabwean tourism products more attractive to both domestic and foreign tourists if the sector is to attain the $5 billion revenue mark from the current $1 billion. Legislators contend local tourism products are too expensive for the average tourists who choose to take business to Zimbabwe’s neighbours thus...

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GBV still a concern in Zim

Various organisations have come together to work towards the eradication of gender based violence (GBV) in families. According to the secretary of Padare Enkundleni Mr Nqobani Dube, Bulawayo and Mashonaland Central are the two provinces that have the highest percentage of GBV whilst Bulawayo has the highest number of cases of men who are being abused. Padare Enkundleni men’s forum on gender programmes officer Mr Ziphongezipho Ndebele said people should stop ‘protecting’ perpetrators of GBV that happens amongst families. The 16 days of activism against GBV are commemorated from the 25th of this month to the 10th of December...

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Goblins torment a Nketa family in Bulawayo

A Nketa family is having sleepless nights amid accusations that one of the family members allegedly hired some goblins which are now tormenting the family especially at night. House number 5951 in Nketa 9 Bulawayo might look like a normal home in the suburb but inside it are untold stories of mysterious happenings caused by suspected goblins. Mrs Rebecca Nkomo said she has not known peace inside her home since her son left for what she says was a pastor’s course for two and a half years in Harare. She suspects that her son might have been initiated into satanism as she claims that strange things have been happening since her son came back from Harare. Mrs Nkomo has since sought for a peace order against her estranged son but alleges that he left some goblins which are tormenting the whole family. She said though some pastors managed to identify her problem, they have failed to deal with it and is now seeking help from those who can cleanse her problem. Efforts to get a comment from the said son were fruitless as his mobile phone was not...

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KAZA-TFCA members pledges to enhance tourism cooperation

Regional countries under the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA) have committed themselves to strengthen cooperation in the tourism sector and harnessing the hospitality sector as a tool for achieving sustainable socio-economic transformation. Heads of mission accredited to Namibia who were on an exclusive Excellency KAZA tour have highlighted the centrality of cooperation and joint tourism marketing campaign under the South-South cooperation in order to derive maximum benefit from the tourism industry. Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Namibia Ambassador Rofina Chikava said Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia should prioritise smooth movement of tourists and joint tourism promotion for the benefit...

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Voters to regularise registration process before elections

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will conduct nationwide public hearings from the 16th to the 22nd of this month to gather views on the electoral reform and insolvency bills. In line with delivering credible polls, the Parliamentary Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will conduct nationwide public hearings to hear public views on the amendment of the electoral and insolvency bills. The electoral amendment bill gazzetted on the 18th of September seeks to ensure the smooth running of the new registration of voters. Addressing a media briefing in the senate chambers, chairperson of...

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Goods train derails in Mutare

A goods train derailed in Mutare this afternoon amid indications that it failed to negotiate a curve. Eyewitnesses say the train derailment which occurred around 2pm today in the area between Chikanga Phase 2 and Sakubva Devonshire was due to failure to negotiate a curve. The goods train was travelling from Mutare to Harare, carrying an assortment of cargo in 12 loaded containers with seven of the wagons going off the rails. National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) spokesperson, Mr Nyasha Maravanyika said preliminary investigations show the derailment was caused by failure to negotiate a curve. He said the derailment...

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Govt receives $18m from Health Levy Fund

The Ministry of Health and Child Care says it has so far received $18 million from the Health Levy Fund which will go towards the purchase of drugs. ‘Please call, please chat’, that is the message from the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa when he revealed that his ministry has so far received $18 million from the Health Levy Fund from the 5 cents per every dollar of airtime which he said will help the country be self sufficient in drug supply. Dr Parirenyatwa who was addressing stakeholders at the handover of hospital linen to...

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