Day: November 16, 2017

Byo man allegedly raped by 3 women

Three Bulawayo women have appeared in court facing rape charges on a 23-year-old man from Cowdray Park. Sandra Ncube (21), Riamuhetsi Mlauzi (23) and Mongiwe Mpofu (25) appeared before regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza for allegedly having sexual intercourse with Kudakwashe Munhenga without his consent. According to the state prosecutor, Tinashe Dzipe, Munhenga visited the girls’ residence to request the money that one of them owed him. Upon arrival, it is alleged, one of the accused grabbed the complainant by his waist and dragged him into their room. The accused allegedly held Munhenga against the bed whilst the other accused...

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Pres Mugabe meets General Chiwenga

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Robert Mugabe has met the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander, General Constantino Chiwenga and South African envoys at State House in Harare today. The meeting was also attended by Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, State Security Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi and Roman Catholic cleric Father Fidelis Mukonori, among others. More details to...

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Hail storm wreaks havoc in Byo

Hundreds of residents in Bulawayo’s Emthunzini suburb and surrounding areas are lucky to be alive after a hailstorm that occurred this Wednesday razed houses to the ground while destroying household property worth thousands of dollars. The residents said they are lucky to be alive after they survived the hailstorm which struck at midnight and are now after a local construction company they accuse of not putting their safety first. Hawkflight Operations Manager, Mr Martin Moyo said it is wrong for people to accuse his company over poor workmanship, arguing that the destruction was experienced across the country. The residents are now appealing to the government through the Civil Protection Unit to provide temporary shelter in light of the rainy season. They also called on local authorities to put in place proper housing inspection mechanisms on houses before people occupy them to preserve...

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‘Zim on track to counter human trafficking’

As the government intensifies efforts in criminalising human trafficking, the provincial anti-trafficking taskforces have been receiving training in Harare to equip them with necessary skills that enable them to detect, prevent and combat trafficking. 31 participants from Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland East province received training courtesy of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, a move expected to increase awareness campaigns at provincial and district levels. Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Samantha Munodawafa said Zimbabwe is on track in countering trafficking in persons through capacity building. Latest revelations are that more than 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally and the country successfully developed the first national plan of action for 2016 to 2018, an implementation tool of the Trafficking in Persons...

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Tourists feel safe in Vic Falls

Tourists in the resort town of Victoria Falls say they feel safe and are enjoying the obtaining peaceful environment in and around the destination, while tour operators say it has been business as usual over the past few days. Zimbabwe’s premier tourists’ destination continues to witness an increase in business spurred by the surge in arrivals following the commissioning of the upgraded Victoria Falls International Airport. Tourists from different countries across the globe, who are currently in the resort town, said they feel safe and are happy with the peaceful environment. Tour operators in the resort town said it has been business as usual and are looking forward to record positive figures come the end of the current quarter. Regarded as one of the most hospitable and safest destinations in the world, Victoria Falls recorded on average of 70% room occupancy level during the third quarter of this year. As part of efforts to sustain the current growth momentum, the country is engaging more international airlines to fly into Victoria...

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Chitungwiza residents recycle plastics

Chitungwiza residents are making a living out of recycling plastics. With a kilogramme of plastics going for $3 per kilogramme, a hard worker would walk away with $25 per day. “Plastic is one such material that is widely used as it is non bio-degradable and decomposing it is very difficult,” Environmental Management Agency (EMA) Spokesperson, Mr Steady Kangata said. However, a health hazard is looming as the residents do not have protective clothing and their plight is worsened by the fact that the dumpsites attract flies with a possibility of diseases being...

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Women in sport cry foul

Women in sport have expressed concern over the continued reluctance to ensure a more equitable distribution of resources for the girl child on the sporting front. At the beginning of this year, concern was raised when the Warriors received a $1 million windfall from the government for qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations, yet the Mighty Warriors struggled for any form of support after qualifying for an even bigger stage, the Rio Olympics. Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) CEO, Anna Mguni bemoaned an imbalance on the administrative front which remains a domain dominated by men. Section 17 of the Zimbabwean constitution speaks about the essence of gender balance and the responsibility of the state, all institutions and agencies of government at every level in ensuring there is access to resources for women on the basis of equality to men. Despite such a provision, there is continued concern over the reluctance to provide resources for the girl child in...

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Govt speaks on inputs shortages

The government is taking steps to address the challenges of unavailability of inputs and the high cost of fertilisers and other inputs on the local market. The recent government call for individuals with free funds to import inputs is one such move aimed at improving inputs availability. Dr Made said the government will in future use existing partnerships to boost availability of inputs which will be sold at affordable prices. Zimbabwe is determined to strengthen food security through the implementation of the Command Agriculture Programme, which began with the maize crop, and has since expanded to include cotton, soya beans and livestock...

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Health Ministry fails Ntabazinduna community

The people of Ntabazinduna in Umguza district feel short-changed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care as the proposed upgrading of Ntabazinduna Clinic remains a pipe dream. In 2015, the Ministry of Health and Child Care made a pronouncement that it was going to upgrade Ntabazinduna clinic to a standard and model rural health care centre. The ministry also offered to second an ambulance to the clinic to deal with emergency cases. However, to date nothing has been done to improve the hospital and the community is still struggling to deal with the health needs. The clinic is servicing the densely populated Ntabazinduna and Mbembesi communities and other resettlement areas. People who spoke to the ZBC News said the government must honour its promises to the people and stop grand standing. They also blamed the political leadership for not making follow ups on the proposed developmental projects, saying the trend was worrisome and showed bad leadership. They called on officials from the Ministry of Health and Child Care to move in swiftly and ensure that the promised ambulance is delivered. Recently, the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa was quizzed on the issue and said he was in discussion with Cde Obert Mpofu, the legislator for the area, on the appropriate place where the ambulance will be...

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Business as usual across the country       

It is business as usual in the Midlands mining town of Zvishavane with residents saying they are going about on their daily routines. Today is just an ordinary Thursday in Zvishavane. Going about on their day to day activities, the residents said nothing has changed to disturb their usual lifestyles. Open shops, banks, council offices, a bustling market and even some people on their fields characterised the normal day scenario in the mining town. In Mashonaland West, the situation is peaceful and calm with people going about their businesses as normal. Entrepreneurs and ordinary Zimbabweans in Norton said its...

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