Day: April 3, 2018

Prospective Zanu PF candidates submit CVs

 The Zanu PF Manicaland branch says vetting for the party’s prospective candidates who have submitted curriculum vitaes (CVs) for the 2018 harmonised elections is now in progress. The Zanu PF Manicaland provincial secretary for administration Cde Kenneth Saruchera said vetting of party members for representation as councilors, senators and legislators is being done in all the province’s districts. “Today there is vetting in the administrative districts. This will be led by the provincial, national consultative and national members of the Youth and Women’s League, Central Committee, Politburo as well as the top five members of the affiliates. In their vetting process they...

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4-year-old’s body found in water well

The body of a four year old boy who reportedly went missing in January this year has been discovered in an unused and uncovered water well in Ushewokunze, Harare South. Young Munodaishe Nokutenda Chananukwa went missing on the 23rd of January this year and a police report was made with the Southlea Park Police Station. Until Monday evening, the mother had been on a continued search only to receive the news of the discovery of the remains of her son at a nearby water well. “My son was playing with the rest of the kids here but he left...

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Judgement on fired workers hailed

The recent judgment by Chief Justice Luke Malaba giving a reprieve to fired workers under the infamous July 17 Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku judgment has been described as progressive as it promotes fairness between employers and employees. Thousands of workers were fired on a three months notice period in 2015 and most are wallowing in poverty as they never received their packages. However, Chief Justice Malaba recently delivered a judgement mandating employers to pay retrenchment packages to fired workers. Legal experts have described the latest ruling as people-centred and one that balances the unequal relationship between workers and employers....

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Nothing new in Mugabe ouster: Tsenengamu

The replacement of errant leaders who violate the founding principles and constitution of the ruling party is not something new in Zanu PF as former president Robert Mugabe would want the world to believe, as he himself took over leadership from the late Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole whose actions were perceived to be against the anti-colonial revolution. This was said by the Zanu PF Youth League Political Commissar, Cde Godfrey Tsenengamu while launching the #EDHasMyVote campaign in Mhondoro – Ngezi. Cde Tsenengamu said the people rejected Mr Mugabe on the same basis the Mgagao Declaration propelled the former president to...

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Govt finalises setting up Binga border post

The government is on the final stages of establishing a border post in Binga to facilitate the movement of people and goods between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The border post is among the projects that the Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture has included under its rapid results initiative plan. The opening of the Binga post, which has been on the cards for years, is finally becoming a reality to ease access to Zambian towns which include Siavonga, Choma and Mazabuka. Travellers from either side will be using boats to cross Lake Kariba and Zambia has already constructed the necessary...

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ZTA cracks down on unregistered operators

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) could have lost thousands in potential revenue resulting from unregistered operators.  This emerged as the authority embarks on a nationwide blitz to plug on loopholes while maintaining competitive standards in the sector. An operator’s licence costs a minimum of $300 annually but some operators have gone for at least two years without honouring their obligation as required by the Tourism Act of 1996 which stipulates that operators should be registered and licenced. The implication is that the operators would not collect the 2 percent levies on food and accommodation. While some operators are maintaining...

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Rusape cotton firm embraces value-edition

A local cotton manufacturing firm says availability of raw materials and increasing its product line could see it growing its market share. A Rusape based cotton manufacturing firm has taken up government’s tune of value addition and is currently producing cotton wool and maternity pads. The firm’s Business Unit Manager, Mr Brandon Muneya said with more support, they can produce ear buds, cotton balls, sanitary pads and diapers, and save the country millions of dollars in imports. “Bias towards value-addition and beneficiation is critical in creating employment in the country. If we are able to get raw materials on...

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Tempers flare during Magaya rape trial

Tempers flared during PHD leader, Walter Magaya’s rape trial at the High Court this Tuesday morning as top Harare lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu castigated the Prosecutor General, Advocate Ray Goba for being vindictive and failing to understand basic precepts of law. Magaya appeared before Justice Emy Tsanga facing charges of rape, unlawful termination of pregnancy and obstructing or defeating the course of justice. He pleaded not guilty to all counts. The state was represented by Advocate Goba, Mr Ulandi and Mrs Muronda, while the defence team comprised of Everson Chatambudza, Admire Rubaya, Oliver Marwa and Advocate Mpofu. The complainant and alleged...

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Zim’s own Goliath pleads for help

The vast coal reserves in Hwange are not the only outstanding thing about the mining town as it is home to arguably the biggest man in Zimbabwe known as ‘Big Charlie.’ The giant is still going strong despite falling on hard times and living from the generosity of the community. Weighing a staggering 288kg and towering over 2,10 metres tall, Charles Nyoni is Hwange’s own Goliath. He might not be the same height as Robert Pershing Wadlow, the tallest person in history, but ‘Big Charlie,’ has a superhuman stature.  Born over five decades ago, Big Charlie is the first...

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LATEST: President Mnangagwa meets Xi Jinping

President Emmerson Mnangagwa met with his host and counterpart President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, today. President Mnangagwa is the 3rd African leader to meet President Xi since the October 2017 congress that re-elected him and changed the constitution to allow him to serve as president for as long as he can. President Mnangagwa is on his first state visit outside SADC to pay respects to one of the countries that have stood with Zimbabwe at all times. Accompanied by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, the President was at the Great...

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