Day: May 3, 2018

BREAKING: Afonso Dhlakama dies

Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of Mozambique opposition Renamo has died. Tim, Televisão Independente de Moçambique, reports that Dhlakama, Renamo leader since 1979 died of heart attack today at the age of 65. He has been in hiding since 2013 in the remote Gorongosa Mountains as sporadic conflict erupted in the country. Recently, Dhlakama held meetings with President Filipe Nyusi and was seen as playing a key role in the country’s developing peace process. Renamo has long sought greater decentralisation of power and better integration of its supporters into the police and military, which remained sticking points in discussions. Mozambique will...

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LATEST UPDATES: Zanu PF primaries official results

The Zanu PF Elections Commission chairperson, Lieutenant General (Retired), Dr Engelbert Rugeje has announced the official party’s national primary elections results. Lieutenant General (Retired) Dr Rugeje announced the results in the capital this evening. List of successful candidates from the 2018 primary elections National Assembly Bulawayo Province   Serial Constituency Name Gender Votes achieved 1 Nkulumane David Ndlovu Male Uncontested 2 Nketa Emganwini Elifas Mashaba Male 460 3 Bulawayo Central Mulungisi Moyo Male 245 4 Bulawayo East Enerst shora Male 104 5 Pelandaba Mpopoma Joseph Tshuma Male 554 6 Lobengula Njube Maidei Mpala Female 369 7 Entumbane/Emakhandeni Tafuma Zhou...

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Pres ED distributes second batch of vehicles

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has distributed the second batch of motor vehicles from all provinces of the country as a follow up to the earlier distribution undertaken in January this year. The vehicles were given to those who were not given in the first exercise. The 84 Isuzu double cab trucks are part of government’s arrangements to uplift and restore the dignity and status of traditional leaders. Speaking at the occasion, President Mnangagwa said the chiefs are an embodiment and custodians of Zimbabwe’s cultural values and ethos. The chiefs under the law are mandated to facilitate development within their communities...

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Zim sitting on 90 day wheat stock

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has announced that the country is sitting on a 90 day wheat supply before the next harvest in October.   Speaking at a news briefing this Thursday (today) in the capital, GMAZ chairman Mr Tafadzwa Musarara said the association has managed to source 200 000 metric tonnes of wheat from Canada to supplement the depleting stocks. Responding to concerns of importing genetically modified wheat and fears of increasing the import deal, Mr Musarara revealed GMAZ is dealing directly with wheat producers from Canada alerting on the country’s specific needs as all African...

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Dynamos hope to maintain resurgence

Dynamos will be hoping to maintain their resurgence when they host Harare City on match day 10 with early pacesetters Ngezi Platinum hoping for a positive outcome while FC Platinum will be hoping to capitalise on any slip up by the log leaders. It has been an exciting start to the domestic premiership with Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum neck to neck on the log standings. Ngezi Platinum top the log with 23 points just one ahead of FC Platinum who are second on 22 points. After being held to a 0-0 draw by ZPC Kariba in mid-week action,...

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All share index breaches 100 point mark

The bullish trend on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange continues unabated as the all share index breached the 100 point mark for the first time. index    closing (points) previous (points) change (points) % change   all share 100.54 99.90 +0.64 0.64 industrial 336.82 334.65 +2.17 +0.65 top 10 102.43 101.92 +0.51 +0.50 minings 124.66 124.66 +0.00 +0.00 The all share index put on 0.64 points to settle at 100.54 points as trading was dominated with movers. Insurance giant Old Mutual gained a further 13.83 cents to close at $5.90 per share, Padenga added 2.95 cents to 50 cents per share...

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Mat South calls for re-run of Zanu PF primaries

Some Zanu PF senior leaders in Matabeleland South have described the recently held primary elections as a fraud saying there should be fresh polls that will be held in a free, fair and transparent manner. Some members of the Matabeleland South Provincial Coordinating Committee met in Gwanda yesterday to review the just ended Zanu PF intra-party polls amid concerns over a number of irregularities in running of the primaries. Issues that were raised by the meeting include vote buying, the disappearance of cell registers and massive rigging which they say affected the credibility of the primary elections.  The Provincial Minister of State, Cde Abednico Ncube who lost to Cde Ompile Marupi and the Zanu PF provincial chairman Cde Rabelani Choene who also lost to Cde Tambudzani Mohadi said it is worrisome that those who were part of the G40 Cabal had won the election. “Out of the 13 seats in Matabeleland South, the only person that won is Cde Obedingwa Mnguni, all the other 12 were won by the G40,” said Cde Ncube while Cde Choene said; “In Beitbridge my name was not only absent from the ballot papers but Senator Mohadi hid some of the cell registers, and you want to call the election free and fair”. One war veteran Cde Dennis Ndlovu said this is the worst primary election they have ever had adding that there was...

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Companies urged to retool manufacturing sector

As the country’s industrial and economic revival gains pace under the new political dispensation, companies are heeding the government’s call to retool and automate their operations in order to improve production efficiencies and grow the economy. In his speech during the official launch of the state of the art steel cutting machine by a local engineering company in Msasa today, Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Minister, Dr Mike Bimha challenged local companies to work towards retooling the manufacturing sector so that it fully recover and can grow the economy. The managing director of Sawpower, Mr Ralph Stead said the...

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Lira promises fireworks at HIFA

Multiple award winning international songstress Lerato Molapo professionally known as Lira is set to illuminate the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) this Thursday (today) night as she graces day. Lira promised her fans a memorable night as she plans to connect with them on a musical journey that will leave a lasting impression. The 39 year old South African born Lira’s first live performance was at a tender age of 16 after she won a competition for young singers and song writers. Her journey has seen her winning international awards and getting lucrative deals such as performing...

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Major boost for tourism industry

Shearwater Tour and Adventure Company has announced plans to inject $35 million in construction of hospitality facilities in major tourist destinations across the country taking advantage of the fast improving investment climate under the new political dispensation. This emerged during the commissioning of the $4 million Shearwater Explorers Village phase one project in Victoria Falls which was graced by the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Cde Priscah Mupfumira. The hospitality group which has investments in Victoria Falls has maintained its confidence in Zimbabwean market  with the planned injection of $35 million towards construction of lodges in destinations such...

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