Day: June 20, 2018

World Legends win exhibition match

An exciting exhibition match featuring world legends of the game ended with the local legends losing 5-2 at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon. The match lived up to its promises to be a thriller with 7 goals being scored.  The match organised by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in conjunction with the with the world class legends was meant to promote Zimbabwe as a safe destination for tourism and investment. Guest of honour, President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived halfway through the match and veteran referee, Lovemore Marange had to bring proceedings to a halt as the President went onto...

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Tap into sport’s business potential: ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says it is time for Zimbabwe to tap into the business potential of the sporting sector and plough investment into areas such as stadiums, golf courses, sport equipment and sportswear to generate business and foreign currency for the country. President Mnangagwa said this today at the ground breaking ceremony of the National Sports Academy, which is going to be housed by the Bindura University of Science Education in the town. While sport was just a hobby for many, in recent times it has become a form of employment, providing the much needed jobs for many. Sport...

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ED reopens Eureka Gold Mine

Zimbabwe and the people of Guruve in particular will soon benefit from the re-opening of Eureka gold mine near Guruve Growth Point. The gold mine has been resuscitated by Delta Gold Zimbabwe, which has ploughed US$60 million to revive the mine that has not been functioning since 2000. Officially opening the gold mine in Guruve today, President Emmerson Mnangagwa assured investors who have invested in the revival of the mine that their business is guaranteed in Zimbabwe under the new dispensation. The President also said it is pleasing to note that more than 1000 people will be employed by...

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All set for ED’s Mat South visit

The Matabeleland South Provincial Development Committee (PDC) met in Gwanda this Wednesday to assess preparations ahead of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to Gwanda this Friday. President Mnangagwa is expected to handover heifers and cows sourced under the Command Livestock Programme to farmers at the Gwanda show grounds, before addressing a rally at Phelandaba Stadium in the provincial capital. Speaking on the sidelines of the PDC meeting, Matabeleland South Minister of State, Cde Abednico Ncube said preparations are at an advanced stage with all the seven administrative districts working around the clock to ensure that all the requisite resources are mobilised. “We are very excited as Matabeleland South to host the Head of State and Government in Gwanda this Friday. We expect President Mnagagwa to address party supporters as we head for elections, as well as to hand over livestock to beneficiaries of the Command Livestock Programme,” he said. Cde Mnangagwa’s visit has also aroused a lot of interest among local citizens who want to meet their President, according to Zanu PF Matabeleland South Provincial Chairperson, Cde Rabelani Choene. “Like any other province, we will live to expectations, Phelandaba Stadium will definitely be filled to capacity as many people are excited to see the President and hear what he has to say. We expect no less than 30 000 people to attend this event,” he said. The PDC said the...

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UN welcomes Zim poll preps, economic trajectory

The United Nations (UN) has welcomed the commitment by the Zimbabwean government towards social cohesion and peace, economic recovery, accelerated reform efforts and efforts towards the holding of credible and peaceful elections. This came out when the visiting United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Mr Taye-Brook Zerihoun, accompanied by the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Bishow Parajuli and staff from the SADC secretariat, held a closed door meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo at Munhumutapa in Harare this Wednesday morning. Mr Zerihoun said from interactions he held...

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Tobacco sales hit 200m kgs mark

Tobacco sales have hit 200 million kilogrammes targeted for 2018 marketing season with expectations high that the volumes will go up to 220 million kilogrammes by the end of the season.  The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) had projected that tobacco sales will surpass the 200 million kilogrammes mark and indeed, this has proved to be a reality in the wake of latest figures of sales. In an exclusive interview with the ZBC News, TIMB CEO, Dr Andrew Matibiri revealed that with the rate at which farmers continue to deliver their golden leaf, a revised target of 220...

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‘2030 middle income vision achievable’

The 2030 middle income vision enunciated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is attainable on the back of the expected robust industrial and agricultural revival. President Mnangagwa set the tone for a new economic era in November last year by projecting the country to become a middle income economy by 2030. After years of economic stagnation, Zimbabwe is currently a low income country with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita below $1000. An economic commentator, Mr Denford Mutashu said a middle income status is possible given the reforms being implemented to boost economic growth. “Zimbabwe’s economy has to grow by at...

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APA launches election manifesto

Dr Nkosana Moyo’s Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA) has launched a 54 page manifesto themed: ‘It is Time to Rebuild Zimbabwe.’ Dr Moyo said all manifestos are just similar figures and promises but the challenges that confront Zimbabwe are from corruption, nepotism and he implored the electorate to vote him into power based on his historical track record of delivery. The opposition party’s manifesto is hinged on five pillars: National Cohesion, National Institutions, Service Delivery, Sound Economic Management and Meritocracy. Asking the electorate to vote for him, Dr Moyo also said Zimbabweans need to introspect and deal with...

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We have a duty to fix the economy: VP

The current generation has a duty to fix the economic challenges in the country for the sake of the future generations. This was said by Vice President, Retired General Constantino Chiwenga while addressing party supporters at a rally held at Mutsamba in Zaka North constituency. The Vice President said Zimbabwe needs to have a vibrant economy where jobs are secured for the young graduates. He said this can only be achieved in a corruption free environment, adding that the era of intra-party and inter-party fighting is over and called for a unity of purpose. Cde Chiwenga said the Zanu...

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Morocco, Egypt out of World Cup

Morocco and Egypt have crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after the former lost their second group match 1-nil to Portugal, while Uruguay’s 1-nil win over Saudi Arabia was enough to send the Pharaohs home. Morocco put a spirited performance but a Cristiano Ronaldo header made the difference. Morocco lost to Iran in their first match, conceding the only goal of the match through an injury time own goal, and today’s match was sealed as early as the 4th minute. Morocco’s last group match is against 2010 world champions, Spain, and even a win will not be...

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