Day: April 17, 2018

Zanu PF youths scoff at Chamisa utterances

Zanu PF youths have scoffed at MDC-T leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa’s utterances that there are no electoral reforms in Zimbabwe and accused him of trying to perpetrate violence ahead of the 2018 polls. Zanu PF national youth executive has castigated Advocate Chamisa’s utterances on electoral reforms and that they want to stage demonstrations soon while addressing his party supporters at a rally in Jerera Masvingo. In an interview with the ZBC News on the sidelines of a press conference held at party headquarters, Zanu PF National Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Lewis Matutu said the MDC-T wants to...

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Calls for economic emancipation, better opportunities

The realignment of all children’s laws with the Constitution is the bedrock to ensuring they enjoy their rights fully and realise their aspirations. As the nation celebrates Independence Day tomorrow, Zimbabwe’s children have shared their aspirations on the future of a Zimbabwe they want. Zimbabwe is signatory to a number of conventions on the rights of children and these rights are also enshrined in the country’s Constitution which places the High Court as their upper guardian. Legal expert Mr Tichaona Muhonde said the state should financially support all organs that champion the interests of children in order for them to fully realise their rights. “The state must provide resources to ensure parents and other stakeholders are equipped in order to carry out their mandate of protecting the rights of children. The Constitution guarantees the rights of the children but this can only be implemented of supported financially,” he said.   The Council for the Welfare of Children representative Mr Taylor Nyanhete noted there is an urgent need to realign the outstanding laws with the Constitution to eliminate inconsistencies in a number of laws that include marriage laws, Children’s Act and other provisions that guarantee the provision of education, shelter and health for children. “There is urgent need to realign our laws with the Constitution if children are to benefit from the constitution,” he said. Mr Nyanhete noted; “We have donors...

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Rugby Schools Festival attracts 150 teams

Over 150 teams, 38 of them girls’ teams and 16 primary schools will compete at this year’s Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival set to run from the 29th to 5th of May at Prince Edward School in the capital. Over 3 316 players and a total of 264 games will be played during the seven days of non-stop rugby. Three foreign teams from Zambia, Botswana and Bangladesh are set to add an international flavour to the festival. The festival keeps growing and the week-long rugby festival will bring together school children, parents, teachers, referees, coaches and corporate representatives. Festival director...

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Provincial heroine Cde Chihumba buried

The late provincial heroine Cde Priscilla Chihumba was buried at Bindura Provincial Heroes Acre amid praises from mourners on the role she played for the attainment of independence. Friends, relatives and government officials thronged the cemetery to pay their last respects to one of their own, Cde Chihumba. Several speakers spoke glowingly about her exploits during the liberation struggle. Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs Minister, Advocate Martin Dinha said Cde Chihumba was a straight forward person who sacrificed a lot for the attainment of independence. Cde Chihumba died on the 13th of this month after a long illness. She survived by husband, four children and two...

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BREAKING: Govt dismisses striking nurses

The government in the interest of patients and of saving lives has dismissed all the striking nurses with immediate effect. In a statement to ZBC News this Tuesday evening, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga said against the background of series of meetings involving government, the Health Services Board (HSB) and the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) which were meant to resolve the industrial action by nursing staff in the public health sector and the subsequent decision by government yesterday to accede to the demands made by the striking nurses, the government regrets to note that the industrial action in this...

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ZSE bullish mood persists

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange ended the trading day on a strong position before recessing for Independence Day tomorrow. The main all share index gained a remarkable 2.55 points to close at 93.23 points. The fine performance was followed by the industrial index which closed the day at 312.21 points, a gain of 8.60 points. Quite unusual there was activity in the mining stocks which were flat for a long time with a gain of 0.19 points. On individual stocks Delta gained 7. 3 percent to 181.20 cents per share followed by Econet and Axia which landed at 86.96 cents...

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ZEC speaks on polls

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is in the process of cleaning up data received during the biometric voter registration to come up with a clean and accurate provisional voters roll for inspection by political parties. The electoral mother body’s chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba was at the Zimbabwe National Defence University, Alfred Nikita Mangena Barracks where she addressed students on the state of preparedness ahead of the 2018 polls. “We will have the presidential proclamation and release a provisional voters’ roll for inspection by political parties and we will also then have the final voters roll and thereafter...

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Shot in the arm for underprivileged

Bindura Central legislator and Zanu PF Politburo member Cde Kenneth Musanhi donated goods worth thousands of dollars to more than 200 underprivileged members of the society. In the spirit of giving to the underprivileged and ensuring that they are food secure, Cde Musanhi took time to interact with the less privileged in his constituency before parcelling out groceries. Cde Musanhi said the gesture is part of his work in the constituency to cushion the elderly and child headed families against falling victim to poverty. Some of the beneficiaries praised the gesture by the legislator saying it will go a...

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Independence fever grips Bulawayo

Bulawayo joins the rest of the nation in celebrating the country’s independence tomorrow with the resident minister for the city, Senator Angeline Masuku saying the City of Kings marks the important day with renewed hope of economic revival. The recent acquisition of locomotives on a lease agreement by the National Railways of Zimbabwe from the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group and Transnet Group gave some new hope to Bulawayo with the parastatal witnessing increased revenue by around $1.2 million a month. In a telephone interview with ZBC News on the eve of the independence day celebrations, Cde Masuku said NRZ...

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Khupe, Chamisa con-court ruling set for next week

The judgement for the urgent High Court chamber application over the use of the MDC-T party symbol and name by Advocate Nelson Chamisa’s camp against Dr Thokozani Khupe’s faction has been set for Tuesday next week. Dr Khupe through her lawyers TJ Mabhikwa and Partners appeared before the Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Martin Makonese opposing the application filed by her rivals. The MDC-T camp led by Advocate Chamisa through their lawyers Artherstone and Cook Legal Practitioners made their submissions before the judge challenging the opposition of the application by Dr Khupe. Advocate Chamisa’s MDC-T camp lawyer, Lucas Nkomo...

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