Day: June 1, 2018

ED meets visiting British MPs

Two British legislators have jetted into the country and immediately met President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare this evening. The two; Katie Hoie, who chairs a group of British legislators in Parliament, and Conor Burns, who is in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, held wide- ranging discussions with Cde Mnangagwa barely 10 minutes after his return from Chegutu where he addressed a star rally. Issues discussed included Zimbabwe’s preparedness to hold the forthcoming harmonised elections, while the legislators welcomed Zimbabwe’s desire to rejoin the Commonwealth which Zimbabwe quit in 2002. The two British legislators, one from...

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Zim not only looking East: ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe is not just looking East but open for investors from all parts of the world. Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at Pfupajena Stadium in Chegutu this afternoon, President Mnangagwa said his government has opened the country to all potential investors in areas of agricultural mechanisation, energy, mining, communication and social services, among others. “For the past two decades, we have been under illegal sanctions and since the dawn of the new dispensation, we are opening Zimbabwe for business. So we are saying we will always be grateful to those who stood with us...

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ED renames Air Force base after Cde J.Z Moyo

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially renamed Flyde Air Force Base between Kadoma and Chegutu to Jason Ziyaphapha Moyo Air Force Base in honour of the late revolutionary icon of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle. For over 50 years, the airbase, just like many other army bases and barracks in the country, bore the name of a white pilot of the colonial Rhodesian Forces who was killed during the liberation struggle. However since last year, the government saw it fit to honour heroes of the country’s liberation war by renaming several barracks countrywide after them. In December 2017, KG VI in Harare...

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UPDATED: Kasukuwere granted bail

Former cabinet minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, who was arrested this morning and immediately taken to court on charges of violating the Immigration Act, has been granted a $300 bail by a Harare magistrate, Mrs Josephine Sunday. Kasukuwere, who returned last week after more than six months in self imposed exile outside the country, was arrested for unlawfully exiting the country. Kasukuwere is among members of the G40 cabal that went into hiding outside the country following Operation Restore Legacy that was instituted by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces last November. Another member and Kasukuwere’s brother, Dickson Mafios, was on Wednesday sentenced to...

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NUST holds Engineering Students Awards

The National University of Science and Technology has held its 5th annual Engineering Students Awards competitions aimed at selecting the best four engineering projects that will represent the university at a national level. 16 students from the Faculty of Industrial Technology competed to represent the university at the national competitions that will be held in Bulawayo at a date that will later be advised. The competition saw students from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Water Engineering and Department of Electronics Engineering, among other departments presenting their projects and only four students were selected to proceed...

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NPF tears into parly over Mugabe summon

The National Patriotic Front (NPF) has released a damning letter castigating the ongoing Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy hearing into the alleged missing $15 billion worth of diamonds. When the ZBC News sought clarification from the opposition party, NPF Spokesperson, Mr Jealousy Mawarire said parliament has no right to summon ex-President Robert Mugabe over the issue. In response, parliament said the NPF should concentrate on campaigning rather than wade into its processes. The portfolio committee chairperson, Mr Themba Mliswa said by requesting Mr Mugabe to attend a hearing on the $15 billion allegedly lost from diamonds revenue,...

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LIVE UPDATES: ED tour of Chegutu

Updates by Thembinkosi Mangena, Regis Mhako and Wadzanai Mhombera END OF LIVE UPDATES 15:22 – Youths in mining donate two cattle to President Mnangagwa. 15:19 – President ends speech. 15:14- ED: “Politics should take the back seat while economics should assume the front seat.” 15:13 –  Energy: ED says $1 billion will be availed for the Hwange Thermal Power Station generator unit 7 and 8 expansion project.. 15:01 – He blames poor service delivery especially in towns on MDC-run councils, adding that it has taken the intervention of the Zanu PF government through the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Cde...

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