Month: July 2018

Ncube, Magarira progress in ITF junior tourney

There were mixed fortunes for Zimbabwean juniors at the ITF 18 and under way at Harare Sports Club with Thabo Ncube and Rufaro Magarira progressed to the next round. Action resumed on Tuesday morning with juniors vying for a berth into the next round of ITF action at Harare Sports Club. Thabo Ncube progressed to the 3rd round of the boy’s category following a 6-2, 6-2 straight sets win over India’s Nash Yagdev. Following Tuesday’s victory, Ncube was satisfied with his performance, expressing hope of better times ahead. Other players, however, fell by the wayside in the boy’s section...

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Provoke the law at your own risk: Govt warns

The government has warned that anyone who provokes the law risks being sent to jail. Addressing the media in Harare this evening, the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Dr Obert Mpofu said no one is above the law and the police and other security institutions will remain on high alert to monitor the situation. The Minister reminded Zimbabweans that it is illegal for anyone to declare election results, which is a prerogative of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). “According to section 66A of the Electoral Act, chapter 2:13, anyone who unofficially or falsely declares poll results contravenes...

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2018 ELECTIONS: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RESULTS

Full results for the 210 National Assembly constituencies for 2018 Harmonised Elections held on the 30th of July 2018.   BULAWAYO METROPOLITAN PROVINCE Constituency Candidate Sex Party Result Bulawayo Central House Gift M ZPM 250 Manganda Farai Kizito M INDEPENDENT 365 Manning Edward M UMD 86 Manungo Tawonga M NPF 169 Maphosa Tembani M ZAPU 49 Mawaro Naki F ZIPP 61 Mhambi Joshua M ZDU 59 Mhlanga Frank M PRC 271 Moyo Mlungisi M ZANU-PF 4176 Moyo Nhlanhla M INDEPENDENT 129 Msimanga Nomathamsanqa Felizwe   F FREE ZIM CONGRESS 45 Ndebele Sehliselo F MRP 215 Ngwenya Kholwani M MDC-T...

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Zim polls positive achievement: CCJP

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) and the Inter-regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) have commended the positive achievements in the conduct of the 2018 harmonised elections which went well and peaceful yesterday. The two groups said they continue observing Zimbabwe’s 2018 harmonised elections up to the end of counting of votes which is in progress. Addressing journalists in Harare during a Catholic Bishops Conference, CCJP Bishop in Charge, Rudolf Nyandoro said they are still waiting for findings from their observers throughout the country to make an overall verdict on whether the elections were free...

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Business as usual after elections

A day after elections it is back to normal day to day business for many across the country while they wait for results. The ZBC News took to the streets of Harare, Masvingo, Gweru and Shurugwi where the generality of the people were going about their business like any other day. However, veiled underneath this normalcy is nerve racking anticipation for the official announcement of results. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has confirmed that election results should be expected to be announced from 3.pm today, urging Zimbabweans to be...

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I’m willing to meet Iran leadership: Trump

United States President Donald Trump says he is willing to meet with Iran’s leaders with no preconditions, one week after tensions soared between Washington and Tehran. President Trump, who was addressing a White House press conference together with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he would meet the Iranian leaders at any time of their choice. A week ago, after a provocative warning from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani not to “play with the lion’s tail,” Trump blasted back a reply on twitter saying threatening the security of the United States would result in drastic...

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Expect results from 3.pm: ZEC

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says vote counting and verification is at various stages and people should expect the announcement of results from around 3.pm. Briefing the media in Harare this mid morning, ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the results will be announced as they come in, adding that they are confident that all the results will be announced earlier than the stipulated 5 days. She urged Zimbabweans to disregard unofficial results not announced by ZEC. Justice Chigumba said voter turnout at polling stations countrywide ranged between 60 and 78%. She also said the commission is happy that...

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JUST IN: I have no Twitter account: Charamba

The Permanent Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Mr George Charamba has dismissed as fake a Twitter account, in which he is portrayed commenting on the presidential election result. Mr Charamba says the tweets attributed to him are being peddled by people bent on misinforming the nation as he has no twitter account. He said a lot of unauthenticated information most of it misleading has been sent around on social media, adding that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has the sole mandate to run the elections and announce the results. ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba yesterday warned individuals...

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Iraq national football team to play in West Bank

Iraq’s national football team is set to travel on Thursday on its first-ever visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank where it will face off against the Palestinian national squad. Iraq fought in wars against Israel in 1948, 1967 and 1973 and has still technically yet to make peace with the Jewish state. Most teams in Arab countries, many of which do not recognise Israel, refuse to visit the Palestinian territories because Israel controls the West Bank’s borders and blockades the Gaza Strip. Palestinian leaders have, however, called on Arab countries to send sporting and cultural delegations for years, to help ease their isolation. The friendly match with Iraq will be held Saturday in Ramallah, the West Bank’s administrative....

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Zim Elections: Vote counting underway

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says polling has closed and vote counting is now underway at polling stations countrywide. Addressing a press conference at the Elections Command Centre in Harare this evening, ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the electoral body managed to clear queues at most polling stations by 7.pm, the stipulated time, adding that vote counting is now underway in the presence of observers and polling agents. She said the voting was generally peaceful, attributing the peace to the presence of police to enforce law and order, and also the maturity of voters. Justice Chigumba also said...

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