Month: November 2017

Mutare welcomes Eng Nyatoti retirement

The City of Mutare says the retirement of Engineer Donald Nyatoti will help meet the targets that are required within the engineering department. Engineer Nyatoti who has served council for more than 30 years is set to leave the city’s service by the end of the year. The City of Mutare town clerk, Mr Joshua Maligwa said the retirement of Engineer Nyatoti will pave way to rejuvenate the engineering department which in his view needed a new pair of hands to meet set targets. However, Engineer Nyatoti said he has been putting the shoulder to the grindstone and his...

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Lakers Foundation basketball tourney roars into life

The Lakers Foundation Basketball tournament that features three categories got underway at Eveline High School and Khanyisile Sports Complex in Bulawayo with an increased attendance by participants. 26 primary and 24 secondary schools join the 28 elite clubs in this year’s edition that marks the sixth anniversary in the seniors category and second in the juniors. Primary schools defending champions, Mgoqo in the girls’ category and Mtshane in the boys’ section will be hoping to retain their crowns while it is yet to be seen if Unza Pacers and Unza Honies, both from Zambia, will keep the senior men’s...

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Kuwadzana, DZ residents receive free eye treatment

Residents and school children in Kuwadzana and Dzivarasekwa have received free eye screening. The residents said the medical service charges are beyond their rich and such an exercise is of paramount importance. Representative of Optinova the company offering free eye screening service Mrs Natalia Seiwecha said this is part of their effort in assisting the community. In Zimbabwe eye treatment is usually expensive and is beyond the rich of many...

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Corruption impedes development: Analysts

The move to stamp out corruption and other illicit dealings is viewed as the best way in reviving the country’s economy and boost investor confidence. Corruption is viewed as a major impediment to development as it scares away potential investors. Analysts believe the tone set by President Emmerson Mnangagwa gives hope and has the capacity to turn around the economy. An economic analyst Mr Zack Murerwa said there is need to review the legal framework to ensure restitution is considered as a restorative solution to the economy. Mr Murerwa said; “The tone set by the President will contribute to...

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ZGC expresses concern over increase in GBV

As the country joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violence (GBV), the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) has expressed concern over increasing cases of gender based violence and sexual harassment in public places. In many instances GBV is predominantly experienced in the domestic sphere. However, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission has noted with concern an increase in cases of GBV mainly affecting women in public places. Speaking at a dialogue on GBV in public places in the capital, chairperson of the commission Mrs Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe said there is need to utilise...

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ZBA to host Dream Cup interprovincial champs

The Zimbabwe Baseball Association (ZBA) is set to host the Dream Cup interprovincial championships at Victoria High School in Masvingo between the 9th and 10th of December. 6 active provinces namely, Bulawayo, Midlands, Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland West and defending champions Harare will battle it out in the tournament that is also used as a selection platform for the national team. ZBA president, Morris Banda revealed that the country was on the verge of ensuring there is improvement by the national team when taking part in regional and international competitions. The sport of baseball in the country recorded constant growth...

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RG’s office extends registration exercise

The Registrar General’s Office has extended the mobile registration exercise countrywide to the 31st of January 2018. In a statement to ZBC News, the Registrar General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise which began on the 4th of September 2017, was supposed to have ended today. Mr Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing of birth certificates, death certificates and national identity cards, and has been extended from the 1st of December to the 31st of January 2018. The RG’s office says the documents will continue to be issued free of charge. The exercise has so far issued a...

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Mat North welcomes Prof Moyo expulsion

Zanu PF Matabeleland North province has welcomed the expulsion of Tsholotsho North National Assembly member Professor Jonathan Moyo from the party and parliament, saying the decision will eliminate the looming divisions that were engineered to promote the G40 agenda. Professor Moyo was expelled from the party at a Zanu PF Special Central Committee meeting held in Harare on the 19th of November and later expelled as a parliamentarian. According to Matabeleland North Zanu PF provincial chairman Cde Richard Moyo, Professor Moyo’s conduct was not befitting a politburo member as he fanned factionalism and never wanted to work with the...

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NRZ deal talks gather momentum

Zimbabwe is upbeat the US$400 million National Railways of Zimbabwe recapitalisation deal negotiations will be completed before year end as government pins its hope on the arrangement for the turnaround of the strategic entity. Negotiations between government and the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) and South Africa’s Transnet are progressing well with expectations that the deal will be concluded before year end. Outgoing Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo is confident the project will be implemented next year and will bring positive changes to the operations of the entity. Southern African Railways Association (SARA) president Mr Christopher...

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ZCDC to operationalise processing plant

Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) is set to operationalise the US$15 million conglomerate processing plant by mid-December this year as the entity seeks to reposition itself as a key player on the global diamond market. The diamond mining company whose 2017 output is projected at 1.8 million carats against the initial target of 2 million carats is bullish of strong performance in 2018 to be spurred by improved production, increased investments in exploration and addition of more portals. ZCDC chief executive officer Dr Morris Mpofu said apart from operationalisation of the 450 tonnes per hour conglomerate plant, the entity...

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