Day: November 20, 2017

Communication lines open between Pres Mugabe, Mnangagwa

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) says as the country’s Defence and Security Services says it is heartened by the people’s display of composure, order and discipline during various marches which occurred at the weekend without any public violence. In a statement issued this evening, the ZDF said meetings with His Excellency, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe have gone on in an atmosphere of mutual respect and several guarantees have been made. The Commander ZDF, General Constantino Dominic Guveya Nyikadzino Chiwenga siad; “As your Defence and Security Services, we remain seized with...

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Sellers dominate ZSE trading

Sellers continue to dominate trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) with the market losing a total of $4 billion since last week. The industrial index further dropped by 10.48 percent as trading started on a low note due to an increase in sellers at the expense of buyers on the market. The mining or resources index was however unchanged at 134.40 percent. Losers included Seedco 20.00 percent down to close at 214.75 cents, Econet was 19.93 percent down to end at 107.30 cents, Old Mutual share price dropped by 19.57 percent to 925.00 cents while Delta dropped by...

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Harare residents urged to drink water from safe sources

Following typhoid outbreak in Mbare and Dzivarasekwa Extension recently, Harare City Council has called upon residents to drink water from safe sources and practice good personal hygiene as many are under threat from water-borne diseases this rainy season. Residents of the area who spoke to the ZBC News called upon responsible authorities to address key drivers of water-borne diseases including access to clean and safe water. City of Harare director for health Dr Prosper Chonzi said the issue of sanitation and access to safe water has to be addressed around the city and many suburbs are under threat from...

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‘Material Boys’ making a living through dance

A group of six young men known as the ‘Material Boys’ from Entumbane high density suburb in Bulawayo are trying to make a living through some of the artistic genres such as dance. The ZBC crew visited Entumbane to witness one of their training sessions. ‘Material Boys’ dance group was formed four years ago in an effort to try and make a living. However, members of the group said they are facing a number of challenges which include lack of finance and support from the community and corporate world. Member of the group Brandon Ngwenya said difficult as it...

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Zimbabwe to host Italian Cuisine Week

The Italian cuisine commemorations second edition will be held in the capital this Tuesday (tomorrow). In celebration of the Italian Cuisine Week, Zimbabwe together with a number of other countries will be hosting the Italian Cuisine Week with a number of workshops and dinners lined up for the event. The event is meant to promote Italian culinary world over as well as promoting local agriculture and the food value chain as agriculture remains the centre for food production. One of the best Italian chefs from Italy Stefano Santo who is in the country for the commemorations said they are...

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Trauma care facilities along highways fundamental

The introduction of basic pre-hospital emergency care along major highways is viewed as the best way in reducing road carnage in Zimbabwe. Reports indicate that most people lose their lives due to lack of emergency services as accident victims travel long distances to access the nearest health facilities. Road accidents continue to deplete the pool of human resources in Zimbabwe due to lack of basic pre-hospital emergency care along major highways. In the case of an accident that involved a King Lion bus at Nyamakate along the Harare-Kariba highway, up to now Nyamakate Clinic is not well equipped to...

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Impeachment process to kick start tomorrow

The Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo says the President, Cde Robert Mugabe has been formally notified of the decisions of the Central Committee recalling him from the position of President and First Secretary of Zanu PF. In a statement issued at the party headquarters in Harare this evening, Ambassador Khaya Moyo said Cde Mugabe was notified in the morning today. He also announced that Zanu PF has proceeded further to instruct the Chief Whip to go ahead with impeachment processes against President Mugabe as it has not received the anticipated confirmation of his...

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‘Mat South a potential tourist haven’

Tourism experts say Matabeleland South Province has the potential to become a tourist haven as it is endowed with a number of natural, historic and archaeological sites which require aggressive marketing.The Nsimbi Caves, Garanyemba Mountains, Lumene Falls, Fort Tuli and Rhodes Indaba are some of the tourist sites that one can visit in the province but little is known about them by both locals and visitors. A tourism consultant Mr Thuso Maphala said the tourism sector has the potential to contribute meaningfully to the local economy and development of communities that surround these areas. Improving accessibility to the natural...

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Vic Falls Airport passenger traffic 21% up

Victoria Falls International Airport has recorded a 21 percent increase in passengers’ arrivals for the ten months to October 2017 with expectations that capacity utilisation will surge to 350 000 passengers per annum by year end. Commissioned exactly a year ago, the upgraded Victoria Falls International Airport is slowly living up to its billing of being a game changer with statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) indicating that there has been steady increase in terms of capacity utilisation. CAAZ director airports Mr Tawanda Gusha said the authority is optimistic of a 350 000 passengers per annum...

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King Lion bus accident scene cleansed

A traditional cleansing ceremony was conducted this Sunday (yesterday) at Nyamakate along the Harare-Kariba highway where a King Lion bus accident claimed 43 lives in June this year. The King Lion bus tragedy prompted a spirit medium of Hurungwe popularly known as ‘Svikiro Guru ReHurungwe Tateguru Mubaiwa’ to conduct a cleansing ceremony to appease spirits of the dead. Nyamakate villagers expressed their gratitude on the cleansing of the road and revealed that strange events take place at the road during the night. It is hoped that the traditional cleansing will appease the spirits of those who died and help...

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