Day: April 7, 2018

MDC Alliance alleges vote rigging

MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Advocate Nelson Chamisa says his party has alerted visiting US congressmen on areas where they think the Zanu PF administration could utilise to cheat in the forthcoming elections. Using a derogatory term ‘Matsotsi,’ Advocate Chamisa told supporters during a rally at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo today that their competitors, Zanu PF are crooks, adding that the MDC Alliance has alerted the Americans on perceived areas of manipulation by the ruling party. “I and other alliance leaders had a four hour meeting with the senators from USA. We had an opportunity to tell them...

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ZIMPLATS renovates Kadoma hospital

Local platinum mining giant, Zimplats has committed more than $1 million towards equipping and renovating Kadoma District Hospital. The hospital has already undergone a major facelift, courtesy of platinum mining giant. Works are expected to be completed by the third week of this month before the project can be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Child Care. The scope of the work carried out include water augmentation, re-painting of the hospital buildings, upgrading of the cause way and provision of equipment for the theatre ward, among others. Zimplats Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Busi Chindove said the company had initially budgeted $1 million for the project, but had to top up after realising that there was more work to be done. Kadoma Hospital Medical Superintended, Dr Frankson Masiye admitted that the institution, which had become an eyesore, has been transformed. He said the working environment has now significantly improved and will boost the morale of...

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2 Telco employees electrocuted

Two Telco employees were electrocuted on Friday afternoon while installing wifi cables in Victoria Falls’ Mkosana suburb with one of the of them confirmed dead upon arrival at the Victoria Falls hospital, while the other is in critical condition at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo. During the installation process, the duo; Rector Msipha (40) and Victor Zulu (38) tried to push a four-meter aluminium pole through a mango tree when it accidentally got into contact with overhead ZESA electrical cables, resulting in them being electrocuted. Mrs Telca Tshuma, who was inside her house, heard the spark and rushed outside where he found the two lying on the ground with their clothes burning. An ambulance was called and the two were rushed to the hospital where Msipha was confirmed dead upon arrival, while Zulu was transferred to Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers and ZESA technicians attended the scene. The aluminium pole, which was still attached to the overhead ZESA cables, was later removed. Both the ZRP and ZESA technicians are still carrying out further investigations. According to reports, Zulu is still in a critical condition and has since been transferred from Mpilo to Mater Dei...

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Caledonia commits to $4m investment

Gold mining firm, Caledonia Mining Corporation has reaffirmed commitment to a $4 million investment towards exploration and metallurgical test work to its satellite properties. With an impressive gold production figures at 16400 ounces during the quarter ending  December 31, 2017, the firm is buoyant of posting further record  production figures spurred by an improved operating environment  in the country. The mining conglomerate is anticipating a further boost of $5 million on its income for its Gwanda based unit, Blanket Mine, following an announcement by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe that it had quadrupled the export credit incentive for gold...

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Come to Midlands, investors told

Potential investors have been urged to set up and grow their business ventures in the Midlands Province which presents unique business opportunities in various sectors of the economy. The remarks were made by the Midlands Minister of State, Cde Owen Ncube when he official opened the Business Investment Opportunity and Public Private Partnership Conference in Gweru. Delegates drawn from various sectors of the economy attended the meeting to discuss existing and new opportunities that the province presents. “Midlands is one province endowed with rich natural resources notably minerals such as gold, platinum, chrome and even diamonds. It also used to be the hub of industrial activities with companies such as Zim Glass, Caridorn Abrasives, Zimcast  and the giant steel, ZISCO STEEL. So there is a lot of potential for investment in the tourism industry, construction and financial investors, among other sectors. The province has comparative advantage in terms of its centrality in the country. Investors, we are inviting you to create capital or goods capable of producing services in the sector and earn high profits as we revive and grow the economy,” said Minister Ncube. Presenting his piece on tourism for the province, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Operating Officer, Mr Givemore Chidzidzi said the province is lagging behind in tourism. “The province has been lagging behind in terms of tourism. Why can’t the province be the Dubai of...

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Zim engages China over debt

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Cde Patrick Chinamasa says Zimbabwe’s failure to access new money from the Chinese government was due to failure by the government to repay some the debts it owed Chinese banks. Speaking to journalists at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare on arrival from China where he had accompanied President Emmerson Mnangagwa on a 5-day state visit, Cde Chinamasa said the President’s visit to China unlocked all stalled projects and new money, adding that the government is in discussions with China to see how debts amounting to $254 million will be cleared...

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Know your constitution, Zimbabweans urged

The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi has underscored the need for people to acquaint themselves with the supreme law of the land, the constitution. Minister Ziyambi said this during an interactive outreach programme which saw him unpack the constitution before Hurungwe and Zvimba communities. Cde Ziyambi said it is critical for Zimbabweans to know the constitution and how their rights are guaranteed by the supreme law. “Let’s all read the constitution and understand it so that our rights are not violated,” he said. Cde Ziyambi added that the constitution does not condone conflicts among...

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Govt partners Microsoft Corporation

The government has partnered software giant, Microsoft Corporation to drive the digital transformation of the country’s education sector in line with global trends and the demands of the new curriculum. Speaking at a training workshop of senior managers in his ministry by Microsoft Corporation officials, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavima said information technology remains a global enabler to socio-economic transformation, hence the need for the country to roll out massive ICT programmes starting with basic education. Microsoft Corporation Regional Manager for Education Industry in Sub Saharan Africa, Warren la Fleur applauded the ministry’s ICT...

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Guard against cultural erosion, Zimbabweans urged

A call has been made for Zimbabweans to continue preserving their cultural identity which remains under threat from cultural erosion influenced by technological advancements. Zimbabwe is among countries that remain under siege from unscrupulous practices brought about by new technologies which have some western practices infiltrating their culture. Speaking during culture day celebrations held by Air Force of Zimbabwe School of Academic and Staff Training at Manyame Air Base in Harare today, Air Commodore Peter Zimhondi said Zimbabweans should guard against cultural erosion and promote intercultural dialogue. Transmedia CEO, Mrs Florence Matambo-Sigudu, who was one of the panel judges,...

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Harare dominates basketball inter-provincial finals

Harare province won the Basketball Union of Zimbabwe inter-provincial finals held in Marondera. Harare dominated the finals to clinch gold medals in all categories which included the senior women, under 18 girls, senior men and under 18 boys. In the under 18 girls and boys finals, Bulawayo came second while Mashonaland East was third. Midlands came out 2nd in the senior women category with hosts, Mashonaland East third, while in the senior men’s category, Harare B was second and Mashonaland West third. Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) President, Joe Mujuru said he was impressed by the level of talent...

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