Day: May 11, 2018

Zim reiterates support for Palestine

Government has reiterated its support for a sovereign Palestinian state against an onslaught the country is facing from Israel with the support of the Americans. Speaking after meeting Ambassador of the State of Palestine Taghrid Senouar, Acting Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said nomatter how many massacres and abuses are perpetrated against the State of Palestine it shall emerge victorious in the end. “Despite American president Donald Trump and Israel going against the whole world, Zimbabwe is behind Palestine, the UN Security Council resolution is clear. We support the just cause and won’t...

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ZRP arrests more than 20 robbers

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested more than 20 armed robbers who have been involved in a spate of robberies in and around the country and recovered a combination of arms and weapons that the robbers were using. ZRP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said they have made several arrests since January 2018 for armed robberies, drug peddling, carjacking and money laundering “Robbers would pose as passengers and pounce on the drivers of the vehicles and other valuables,” he said. Also recovered from the robbers was more than $107 000 and R2 930. Notably, huge volumes of drug...

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Tanzanian delegation meets Zanu PF officials

A delegation of different political parties from Tanzania has meet with the ruling party Zanu PF to share experiences on how the country can prepare for the forthcoming harmonised elections set for this July. In an interview on the sidelines of the meeting at the party headquarters, Zanu PF secretary for administration Cde Obert Mpofu said the team has come to assess the country’s preparedness on elections and to learn from Zimbabwe’s experience. “President Emmerson Mnangagwa has already said we are to recognise democratic elections which are free, fair and credible,” he said. Chamachamapinduzi political affairs and international relations Cde Ngemela Lubinga highlighted that multi party democracy is key in making sure that people exercise their rights. Cde Lubinga added that the relationship between the two countries is bonded by historical ties earned during the liberation struggle. “We are building the Mwalimu Nyerere Institute which we are going to teach the people of Zimbabwe on political ideology,” said Cde Lubinga. Zanu PF last week launched its election manifesto paving way for full throttle campaigns for the forthcoming harmonised...

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War vets critical to Zim: VP Chiwenga

Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga says war veterans are a body of politics that is critical to the survival of the country’s liberation party Zanu PF and the nation at large.  Addressing a maiden meeting between President and Commander-in-Chief of Zimbabwe defence Forces, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa and war veterans at the City Sports Centre in Harare, Vice President Chiwenga said the ushering in of the new political dispensation which saw the rejoining of the war veterans department with the Ministry of Defence was designed to concentrate resources and improve in efficiency and effectiveness. He said the ministry is aware...

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Harrison rallies behind his charges

Harare City head coach Mark Harrison is hoping his charges replicate the form exhibited in their 2-1 victory over Dynamos when they face Nichrut this weekend. Life under Harrison has brought some measure of stability in the Harare City camp. In their first 10 matches the Sunshine Boys have lost only once winning four times and registering 4 draws. After overcoming Dynamos 2-1 last weekend Harare City are looking to reignite the winning spark when they lock horns against Nichrut tomorrow. Nichrut who are making a debut appearance in the topflight have proven to be no pushovers and currently...

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AFZ committed to train its members

The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) has expressed its commitment to continue training its members so that they remain relevant in today’s aviation industry. As the aviation industry world over continues to experience technological changes, the AFZ said quality training of its members remains critical for them to produce competent and professional personnel who are able to adapt to new technological demands. This was said by AFZ director general administration Air Commodore Peter Zimhondi at a pass-out parade of diploma course number 13 which saw 58 students from Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Malawi receiving their certificates. The graduates said the course was relevant to them as technicians in enhancing their skills as it focused on a number of trades including aircraft armaments, aircraft engines and power plant, radios and telecommunications among others. The course’s main focus is to equip students with both basic and advanced understanding of the avionics principles with emphasis on AFZ platforms. Best students, who excelled in various trades received awards with Corporal Fortune Mutumbami being the overall winner in avionics and Corporal Ephram Tambire in the mechanical...

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AHFoZ holds charity golf tourney

The Association of Health Care Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) formerly National Association of Medical Aid Societies (NAMAS) today held a charity golf tournament at the ZRP Golf Club in the capital with the aim of raising over $5 000 for charity. More than 17 members of AHFoZ teams and other stakeholders participated in the charity golf tournament. Formed in 1969 as NAMAS had a membership of 17 medical aid societies but changed its name to AHFoZ in 2004 and to date has 31 members and three affiliates. Chairman of AHFoZ public relations committee Godfrey Tembo said his organisation speaks...

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Byo-Plumtree highway perimeter fence commissioned

The government through the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe has completed the erection of a perimeter fence for the 100 kilometer stretch of the Bulawayo-Plumtree highway in a move that will significantly reduce stray animal-related accidents. A 2016 Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) report on fatal accidents recorded countrywide revealed that of the 1 291 fatal crashes recorded, 596 cases which is 44 percent of the total was recorded on the Bulawayo-Plumtree highway making it by far the deadliest stretch in the country despite the fact that it had been resurfaced. The erection of the perimeter fence at...

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Exploration for kimberlite in Masvingo looms

Exploration work to establish the presence of kimberlite is set to be carried out in Masvingo’s Mwenezi district. This follows the citing of suspected kimberlite rock in the area. Officials from the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company, Minerals Promotion Company as well as the Ministry of Mines, paid a courtesy call on Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Josiah Hungwe to brief him on intentions to carry out exploration for kimberlite in the Mwenezi area. The officials highlighted that firstly an environmental impact assessment plan will be conducted before the exploration begins. Acting deputy provincial mining director for...

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Substantive Chief Wedza installed

Government says it is a national priority to promote the restoration of the national culture and heritage and this can only be achieved through the institution of traditional leaders. While officially installing Mr Kennias Mnyamani Moyo as substantive Chief Wedza in Zvishavane, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in the Midlands Cde Owen Ncube urged the new leader to ensure culture and heritage preservation. The minister also reminded the chief that besides his social and cultural responsibilities, he is also an extended arm of the judiciary through his community court or Dare Ramambo. The Wedza people of the Moyo totem have a rich history which began in Swaziland during the times of King Lobengula. The substantive chief is expected to fulfill his duties in line with Zimbabwe’s Traditional Leaders...

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