Day: January 2, 2018

CIO boss, Chirinda declared provincial hero

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has conferred the late Deputy Director in the President’s Office, Cde Nickson Chirinda with a provincial hero status.   Cde Chirinda died on Saturday night in a road accident in Chinhoyi.   In a statement, the Acting Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Ray Ndhlukula said Cde Chirinda has been granted a state assisted funeral following the declaration.   Burial arrangements will be announced in due...

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Zim hope for quick wins from tourism

The positive outlook in the tourism sector provides hope for the country to derive quick wins from this industry. However, pricing regime on tourism products has rendered the country an expensive destination compared to other regional markets. Over the last 5 years, Zimbabwe has embarked on a number of promotional and marketing strategies to highlight the product portfolios in the country. Discounts on some hotel facilities have managed to attract significant uptake for the domestic tourist, but that is as much as it has done for the local market which has maximised on the reduced rates. For the international...

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Accidents claim 136 lives this festive season

A total of 136 people died in 1398 separate road traffic accidents recorded countrywide this festive season, from the 15th of December 2017 to 1 January 2018. According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), the number of deaths has increased by 47 people from 89 deaths that were recorded during the same period last year. “A total of 1398 accidents were recorded this year compared to 1396 last year. 136 people died this year compared to 89 last year. 755 people were injured compared to 565 last year. There were 99 fatal road accidents compared to 82 last year,”...

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19 survive kombi accident

19 people, including a three month old baby, escaped death by a whisker when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in overturned at the Chiremba and Glenara roads intersection in Harare this afternoon.   Only on the 31st of December, the President’s Office lost one of its senior officers, Mr Nickson Chirinda in a road traffic accident because of the recklessness of a haulage truck driver who suddenly made a u-turn in front of oncoming traffic. Hardly two days into the new year, another traffic jungle was witnessed. The commuter omnibus was travelling from Epworth towards Mbare and it overturned after the driver tried to beat the traffic light. Some visibly shaken passengers could hardly explain what transpired just before the driver of the vehicle lost control, while one of the lucky passengers who escaped unhurt said the driver and the conductor immediately fled from the scene of the accident. With blood all over her face, Mrs Matibiri who could hardly stand on her own was thankful that her three month old baby, Princess Matibiri did not sustain any serious injuries except a cut on her forehead. Most of the people who rushed to the scene of the accident blamed the behaviour of some commuter omnibus drivers whom they say always seem to be in a rush. Innocent lives continue to be lost on the country’s roads as a result...

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Harare man seeks help to cure keloids

A 29 year old man, Evans Mutodza is seeking help to be able to buy medication that shrinks keloids he has been suffering from for the past 19 years. Mutodza, who lives in Harare’s Hatcliffe suburb, is receiving treatment at Parirenyatwa Hospital and now requires $180 for the medication. He also requires periodic treatment of the keloids, which have been recurring when treated.   His contact details are: House number 7741, Hatecliffe, Harare Phone number:...

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No holiday for President Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been working throughout the festive season. On New Year’s day yesterday, the President was in his offices at Munhumutapa building. On the 31st of December, he was in Bulawayo for the National Thanksgiving and Dedication Church Service. Today, he was at his offices. Several ministers who spoke to ZBC News were in their offices and constituencies as most of them said they have to deliver to their principal’s expectations. Cde Supa Mandiwanzura was in his office by 8.am and said there is no time for holiday when the country is expecting them to deliver services...

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Friends revive late social worker’s legacy

Family and friends of the late social worker, Muziwakhe Tshuma, who died at an early age of 22, have come together to revive his legacy of caring for the disadvantaged in society. Tshuma started to do charity work at a tender age and before his death, he had already started initiating various community projects which included donating to the needy. Hardly a year after his death, his family and friends saw it fit to revive the trust in honour of the late Tshuma. One of the trustees of Muziwakhe Ryan Trust, Zwelabo Nkomo, said they had decided to continue with the path formulated by the late Muziwakhe. An official from Bulawayo City Council, Vusizwe Sibanda commended the local community for the noble initiative, saying it will go a long way in assisting disadvantaged communities. Muziwakhe drowned at sandy beach in Zambezi river in Binga while attending a church youth...

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Violent wind destroys Chinhoyi school

Violent wind yesterday destroyed a hostel block at Sinoia Primary School in Chinhoyi. The wind blew off the metal roofing sheets to the school’s boys’ hostels, causing damages estimated at over $2000. The wind also took a toll on some ceiling boards and roof trusses to the building. The walls of the building were however spared and remained intact. Sinoia Primary School head, Mrs Constance Dzakafa said major renovations need to be undertaken on most of the institution’s structures which were constructed in the 1920s. Reconstruction of the damaged hostel block has already begun, with Mrs Dzakafa promising that...

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Vic Falls carnival organisation hailed

The curtain finally came down on the three day Iflix Victoria Falls carnival with artists and carnival-goers hailing the ‘well-organised’ extravaganza. They also expressed optimism of a successful year for Zimbabwe under the new political dispensation. Africa’s most exciting and biggest New Year festival kicked off with the Bush Party and ended with the Unity Concert where the merrymakers from different countries across the globe joined hands in welcoming the new year. Talented musician from Congo, Tresor and Prince Kaybee from South Africa said they were glad to have performed at the event and expressed optimism of a successful...

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Hunting sector happy with 2017 season

The hunting sector has expressed satisfaction with the level of business conducted in 2017 which saw an increase of 12% by European hunters and another 7% increase by their American counter parts. An increase in the hunting business conducted in 2017 is a confirmation that the sector is showing signs of recovery. In this regard, a number of farmers from the Gwayi Conservancy will be attending various hunting exhibitions to be held in the USA, Germany and Spain, among other countries, where they will continue to market the destination. It is however the re-imposition of the ban on the...

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