Day: June 3, 2018

Zim ex-Consul Gen to Beira dies

Zimbabwe’s former Consul General to Beira, Mozambique, Cde John Chimbandi has died. Cde Chimbandi died at Arundel Clinic in Harare last night after battling chest pains for some time. Mr Chimbandi’s daughter, Tendai, told the ZBC News that his father suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder which affected his breathing. She said the family is yet to finalise funeral arrangements as they are waiting for the arrival of Mr Chimbandi’s first daughter who is travelling from Australia. Mr Chimbandi retired from government service in August last year having worked in the Foreign Affairs ministry in various capacities. He was Minister Counsellor in Germany, China and Iran, before becoming the Consul General in Beira. Mr Chimbandi is survived by 3 daughters and 1 grandson. Mourners are gathered at number 11, Fletcher Road in Mt Pleasant,...

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Warriors storm into COSAFA semis

Defending champions, Zimbabwe are through to the semi-finals of the COSAFA Cup after beating Botswana 3-1 on penalties in a quarter-final clash that ended in South Africa this evening. The match had ended 1-all in regulation time and up stepped goal-keeper, George Chigova to send the Warriors into the last four. Chigova saved three Botswana spot kicks and Jameson Mukombwe, Abbas Amidu and Khama Billiat scored the three penalties that Zimbabwe took. Billiat had set up Evans Rusike in the 39th minute for the match’s opening goal but Botswana grabbed a 61st minute equaliser, and the match had to be...

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China partners First Lady

China has reaffirmed its commitment to improve social and economic relations with Zimbabwe. This comes as the Chinese Embassy and businesspeople are partnering the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa in assisting the disadvantaged. China is one of the countries investing in Zimbabwe and the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Huang Ping today partnered the First Lady in her quest to improve the lives of the less privileged by donating groceries and blankets to 10 children’s homes. A representative of the Chinese business community in Zimbabwe, Ms Carrie Li said they will continue working towards improving the lives of the...

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Zanu PF slams MDC strike plans

The ruling Zanu PF party has castigated the opposition MDC Alliance for threatening to shut down Harare and stop the July 30 elections if the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) does not heed their electoral demands. Addressing the media, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, who is also the Acting Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said the revolutionary party learnt with utter dismay the threats by the opposition led by Nelson Chamisa. “These utterances are unfortunate, reckless, extremely irresponsible and uncalled for.  After the ushering in of the new dispensation, the country is...

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Put primaries behind, Zanu PF members urged

The Zanu PF Matabeleland South provincial leadership has been urged to put the primary elections behind and begin campaigning for the revolutionary party ahead of the forthcoming harmonised elections. The recently held primary elections left the party in the province divided as many aspiring candidates felt the intra-party polls were characterised by a number irregularities. However, following a healing and reconciliation workshop for both losing and winning candidates in Harare recently, the Zanu PF Matabeleland South Provincial Chairperson, Cde Rabeleni Choene said time has come for all members to unite and move forward as the harmonised elections are less than two months away. Cde Choene urged the party cadres to ensure that President Emmerson Mnangagwa wins the elections and that the province retains all the 13 seats won in the previous election. Speaking at the same occasion, the Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo urged the party leaders to unpack the party’s manifesto to the people, which among other things seeks to transform Zimbabwe into a middle income economy by 2030. The meeting also saw the provincial Secretary for Administration, Cde William Dewa announcing the final list of the party’s National Assembly candidates. The list remained unchanged except in Gwanda South Constituency which will now be represented by Cde Abednico Ncube, who had previously lost to Cde Ompile Marupi. Meanwhile, local government primary elections...

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Africa economic report out

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) last week launched the Economic Development in Africa Report 2018 titled: ‘Migration for Structural Transformation.’ The report is aimed at demystify issues surrounding migration in the world.Africa  The report was launched by Dr Robert Nantchouang of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) which produces the report on behalf of the UNCTAD. Various myths about migration including that it lowers the wages in receiving countries were cleared. Images of thousands of African youths from Africa drowning in the Mediterranean propelled by poverty or conflict at home and lured by the hope...

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Local film on Jesus premieres

The Roman Catholic Church in Zengeza 3, Chitungwiza, St Agnes Parish premiered a Christian film this Saturday which portrays the work and life of Jesus Christ but at the same time using the event to fundraise towards the construction of their new church building. The 51 minute film created and directed by members of the Parish in order to preach and spread the message about Jesus Christ in a unique manner. At the launch of the movie at the church’s building which is under construction in Zengeza, Head of the branch, Father Jimmy Nyangadi said the initiative will help in fundraising for the completion of the church. “From this fundraising, we intend to raise over $140 000 so that we complete the church,” he said. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Cde Patrick Chinamasa, who is also a devout Catholic, applauded the role churches play in building communities but implored the churches not to be donor-dependant but source resources locally for their activities and projects. “We have the resources and this launch shows that we can do it on our own instead of looking up to donors for everything we do,” he said. Actors in the movie were drawn from within the church and played various roles including that of Jesus Christ and his mother, Maria. The event was graced by members of the church and community members...

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Roads rehab in Hatcliffe

A roads rehabilitation programme has commenced in Harare’s Hatcliffe suburb after years of lack of infrastructure development. Perennial water shortages and badly damaged roads continue to dog the suburb, with lack of ownership of the area by both the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, and council being cited as the major impediment to development. Harare North legislator, Cde Tongesai Mudambo told the ZBC News that lack of ownership over who carries out which duties in the area has been hindering development leaving the legislator with the task of repairing the roads and also drilling boreholes...

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PSL results

Triangle Utd 3-0 Dynamos Bulawayo Chiefs 1-0 Ngezi Platinum Caps United 1-2 Mutare City Chapungu 2-3 ZPC Kariba

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Zanu PF candidates warned

Zanu PF Second Secretary and Vice President, Cde Kembo Mohadi has warned party candidates contemplating to cross the floor and join opposition parties after the 30 July harmonised elections that the party will not hesitate to recall them. Cde Mohadi said this while addressing party supporters at Dewure High School in Gutu, Masvingo Province. “If there are candidates who think that after winning elections on a Zanu PF ticket, they can just cross the floor, don’t think we will sit back and do nothing. We will simply recall you and have by-elections in those constituencies,” he warned. The Vice...

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