Day: February 7, 2018

Zanu PF will forever cherish Mash Central: President

The President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has told the people of Mashonaland Central Province that the revolutionary party, Zanu PF, will forever cherish their unwavering support during the armed struggle and after  until today. Speaking at Goora Shrine run by Wadzibaba Majenista also known as Madzibaba Wimbo, President Mnangagwa said part of his coming to Mashonaland Central was to pay homage to the province which never betrayed Zanu PF. He said his government will soon come up with a modern economy which will accord artisanal miners professional mining skills and places them in groups at the same time offering machinery...

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Love conquers all

Learning to see an imperfect person perfectly is the hallmark of true love and this has been the foundation upon which a mentally challenged couple from rural Hwange has managed to build their seven year old marriage which has been blessed by three kids. Misheck Ncube is a 40 year old mentally challenged patient who always thought he would never love anyone and that nobody would be able to feel the void in his heart, but it all changed when he met Lillian Ncube of Jambezi who is also mentally challenged. The couple’s union has surprised many villagers. Theirs...

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Significant headway recorded on externalised funds

Externalised funds have significantly trickled back into the  country’s formal banking channels as a moratorium set by the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa for those involved in the externalisation of funds and assets is left with just under three weeks before it lapses. The revelation emerged when Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, Dr John Mangudya presented the 2018 monetary policy this Wednesday (today). During the monetary policy presentation, the central bank governor noted that externalised funds made significant headway back into the country as reflected by the jump in bank deposits. Although the governor could not provide details to the...

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Bata to resume gumboots, safety shoe production

The country’s biggest shoe manufacturing company Bata is set to resume its industrial footwear manufacturing this April creating the much needed employment. The company has invested an estimated $500 000 towards the project. The company stopped the manufacturing of industrial footwear in 2008 due to an adverse economic environment prevailing at the time which made it difficult to import critical raw materials. But, with economic indicators promising an improved economy plans are in motion to swiftly re-open the industrial footwear factory that will service local demand. The company’s managing director Mr Ehsan Zaman told a visiting delegation that the...

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Tuku unveils his 67th album

Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has unveiled his 67th album titled ‘Hany’ga’ at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton this Wednesday (today). The album has 10 tracks. Speaking at the media launch, the 65 year-old ‘Tuku’ said the title of his album ‘Hany’ga’ or ‘Concern’ is meant to encourage people to desist from the spirit of competition but in turn put more effort on what they can do best. The superstar who took time to sample songs on his new album including tracks like ‘Wanza Sorry’ and ‘Dehenya’ which reflect and teach on various social issues. The public will...

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Over 2500 prisoners to be freed

Prisons are set to be decongested by at least 13 percent as part of the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs’ 100 day rapid result target. Minister Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi said his ministry is going to lobby for a presidential pardon. The prison inmates population currently stands at 19 700. A stakeholder strategic plan review workshop for the ministry held in Kadoma depicted appalling conditions for prisoners, with Prosecutor General Advocate Ray Goba telling Chief Justice Luke Malaba and other officials that the conditions in prisons are catastrophic. The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services is...

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Govt embraces tougher anti-poaching strategies

Incidents of poaching are set to further decrease in wildlife and forestry areas as government entities embrace tougher anti-poaching strategies. The majority of poaching incidents occurring in wildlife and forestry areas involve foreign poachers. In some cases the incidents involve locals who get paid by foreigners with the use of cyanide becoming more common. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) director general Mr Fluton Mangwanya said the radio communication systems have been improved while additional manpower and new all terrain vehicles have been deployed at the boundary shared with Tsholotsho district, where elephants are the number one target....

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Six team netball tourney on the cards

Battle lines have been drawn in the six team netball tournament organised by the City of Harare as part of the cholera and typhoid awareness programme. As part of efforts to plough back to the community and promote sportsmanship, the City of Harare will this Saturday stage a six team netball extravaganza involving community teams. Harare City Queens chairperson Dorothy Mavolwane said the local authority will use the tournament to educate residents on good hygiene practices to prevent the cholera and typhoid scourge. The netball tournament is part of the municipality’s vision of promoting netball in the community. Netball...

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Treasury avails $7m to Social Welfare Fund

A call has been made for legislators to work with their communities to assess the needy underprivileged widows, orphans and vulnerable children, the elderly and the disabled so that they can benefit from the Social Welfare Fund. The call was made during a session of the National House of Assembly this Wednesday (today) during the time for questions without notice. Government said it remains alive to protecting special interest groups which include orphans and vulnerable groups, widows, the elderly and the disabled. In light of this Treasury disbursed $7 million to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to...

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Rusitu farmers bemoan poor roads infrastructure

Farmers in Rusitu Valley are calling for government to give attention to the Chipinge-Copa road whose bad state has made it difficult for buyers to access its vast agriculture produce. Rusitu Valley is famed for its wide variety of agricultural products and fruit. Pitched at the foot of the southern tip of the Chimanimani Mountains is the evergreen valley that has high rainfall habits making it a rich haven for farming but sadly one that is secluded from the market due to poor road network. Farmers in Rusitu and Mutsvangwa areas say government should tar the road that links...

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