Day: June 9, 2018

Pres Mnangagwa launches campaign pledge card

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched a campaign pledge card and called on Zimbabweans to hold him accountable for his promises. Releasing the pledge card, the President who is the Zanu PF presidential candidate in the July 30 harmonised elections said in the new Zimbabwe leaders must be public servants, be open, transparent and accountable to the people.  He said each pledge card has his signature and should be considered a coupon of progress and development and a certificate of trust between the people and himself. The pocket sized pledge cards to be distributed over the next two months are...

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Zimbabweans to vote for Pres Mnangagwa

Zimbabweans have been urged to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa as he is a tried and tested cadre who has stood the test of time. Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at Chinzanga Primary School in Mutoko, Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga chronicled Cde Mnangagwa’s journey from the days of the liberation struggle to date saying his history shows that he deserves their vote. Mashonaland East provincial chairman Cde Joel Biggie Matiza promised to ensure that the party retains all the 23 seats in the harmonised elections. The party presented all its candidates in the harmonised to...

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Cde Chimbandi burial set for tomorrow

Cde Caston Chibanda whose Chimurenga name was Cde John Chimbandi, who died last week Saturday in Harare and was declared a national hero will be buried at the National Heroes Acre tomorrow. Gallant son of the soil Cde Chimbandi, former Consul General to Beira, Mozambique was declared a national hero after a request from the Zanu PF Mashonaland East Province. His body was flown to his Cloverly farm in Banket today before it was flown back to Harare where it will lie in state ahead of its burial tomorrow. Cde Chimbandi was a career diplomat who served in several...

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Govt committed to ensure food security: ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the first port of call for the new dispensation is to ensure that the country is self food sufficient. Addressing party thousands of Zanu PF supporters who gathered for a rally at Chenzanga Primary School in Mutoko today, the President said the government will disburse free inputs to assist peasant farmers to sustain their families in the fight against hunger. “After the Land Reform programme we must now modernise and mechanise our agriculture. We must now make sure that we produce enough to feed the whole country and retain our bread basket status,” he said. Turning...

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ZEC reaffirms commitment to free, fair elections

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring free and fair harmonised elections. ZEC held a conference in Chipinge to brief stakeholders on its state of preparedness and updating candidates and political parties on the nomination court requirements and process. District elections officer Mr James Saguru said following the conclusion of voter registration on 2 June, ZEC is now focusing on the nomination court process scheduled for the 14th of this month. He said the commission is also updating the voter’s roll so that it is availed to candidates once the nomination court process is concluded....

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Warriors retain COSAFA Cup crown

The Zimbabwe Warriors have been crowned champions of the COSAFA Castle Cup for a record sixth time following their 4-2 triumph over perennial foes Zambia at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa this afternoon. The Warriors won the match in extra time after the match had ended 2-all in regulation time. Sweden based forward Tinotenda Kadewere opened the scoring board for Zimbabwe following a defensive blunder by Chipolopolo in the 4th minute before Lazarus Kambole levelled matters four minutes later. The match would swing from one end to the other with Zimbabwe enjoying 51 percent ball...

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LIVE UPDATES: Zanu PF Mutoko rally

Live Updates: Skilder Makona Pictures: Panganai Nzira 15:36 – Thank you for joining us. Our live updates end here. 15:20 – Zanu PF Politburo member Cde sydney Sekeramayi takes to the podium to give a vote of thanks. 15:18 – The President chants the iconic slogan, “Pamberi neZanu PF, pamberi nekubatana, pamberi nekuhwinha maelection,Pasi Pasi nemhanduuuu,” as he concludes his address. 15:17 – “We must remain united as the future of this country is bright and together let us enter Canaan together. Jehovha vanopa maropafadzo kune vanhu vakabatana,” ED. 15:15 – The president also urged Zimbabweans to remain peaceful...

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‘Love can indeed find a way’

Living in a world where there is reliance on their partner to move from one point to the next whilst the other has to be directed as they cannot see is the daily existence of one Sakubva couple. ZBC News explores a touching story of how a Mutare couple has indeed illustrated that love can indeed find a way. Imagine a world where you rely on another person to constantly inform you where to go and when to reach out to touch whatever objects you have to make use of. Visualise too, having to rely on someone’s legs when you have to travel from one point to the next. This is the true life story of a Sakubva couple, Tedius and Eunice Mufute whose inability to walk and see has led to a union that commenced at a church youth conference in Masvingo. “We met at a church conference in Masvingo in 2010. From then on that is when we decided that we could be a couple and live our life together,” said Eunice. Despite theirs being a touching love story, Tedius said they face a number of challenges. His wheelchair now needs to be replaced, renovations are also required to the Sakubva House which they share with Tedius’ siblings as well as money for a chicken rearing project they want to initiate for sustenance. “We have problems in...

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Sakubva Community Information Centre opened

The opening of the Sakubva Community Information Centre has been hailed as key in the new knowledge-based society were access to data and expertise has become essential for development. The community information centre opened in Sakubva has been seen as a gateway that will allow youths in the constituency to harness new information and communication technologies. POTRAZ board member, Dr Nancy Saungweme said the community information centres will also assist the urban as well as rural populace in bridging the technological divide. “The range of services that we have introduced at the center will allow the people of Sakubva...

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Resettled farmers target improved wheat production

Resettled farmers are targeting to improve the wheat hectarage and reduce the huge import bill being incurred through importing the commodity. The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) recently concluded a deal with Canada for the importation of 200 metric tonnes of wheat expected in the country by September this year. While this will be critical to avert a possible shortage of the cereal, the reality is that it continues to exert pressure on foreign currency which can be avoided by upscaling local production of the commodity. This forms part of the agenda for the Zimbabwe Chamber of Agriculture...

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