Day: July 3, 2018

Chamisa snubs Mufakose rally

MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa was in no show at a poorly attended rally dubbed: ‘Women for Chamisa’ held in Mufakose, Harare this Tuesday afternoon. The event was scheduled to commence at 1200hrs but only started at 1400hrs.  The rally, meant to drum up support for Chamisa and the Mufakose constituency aspiring legislator, Mrs Susan Matsunga was poorly attended but was graced by party political heavyweights in the women’s national executive, among them Paulina Mupariwa, Tracy Mutinhiri and several other legislators and senators. Mrs Matsunga hailed the obtaining peace ahead of elections as a positive development. MDC Alliance Harare...

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Relief as Kana hospital mortuary opens

A mortuary with capacity to hold 10 bodies has been officially opened at Kana Mission Hospital in Gokwe. For years, the people of Gokwe have been forced to bury their deceased relatives hastily and with less regard to formalities as there was not even a single mortuary to keep several bodies. Others would resort to traditional ways of preserving the body which was not always effective. The official opening of the new mortuary has brought not only relief but equally so, local economic development as the community pooled resources together before the Minister of State for Midlands Province, Cde Owen Ncube chipped. Cde Ncube, who officially opened the mortuary, said lack of proper facilities for the storage of deceased persons was causing a nightmare for the Kana community. In another development, the community also commended Cde Ncube for donating materials for the rehabilitation of interior Kana Bridge which links Gokwe Kana with Nkayi and Lupane in Matabeleland North Povince. Farmers said they can now ferry their produce to the other province without much hindrance. Later on, Cde Ncube donated building materials worth $10 000 for the construction of an ECD classroom block at Mateme primary...

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Byo bombing: Two arrested

Two suspects have been nabbed in connection with the assassination attempt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at White City Stadium in Bulawayo during a campaign rally on 23 June. This comes as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is working round the clock to nail perpetrators of the terror attack that targetted the President and the entire presidium. Speaking during his tour of Bulawayo province, ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga said those in any way involved in the bombing are living on borrowed time as police will sniff them out. Commissioner General Matanga implored the force to work hard in attaining...

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EU condemns Bulawayo bombing

The European Union (EU) observation mission has added its voice to castigate the White City Stadium bombing in Bulawayo which killed two people and injured many as a serious and regrettable incident which should be condemned at all cost.  In an exclusive interview with the ZBC News on the impact of the White City Stadium bombing incident on the holding of free and fair elections in the country, the EU Deputy Chief Observer, Mark Stevens described the bombings as a regrettable act which should be handled with the seriousness it deserves. “We are not allowed to comment on the...

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Vatican hails peace in Zim

The Vatican Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Marek Zalewski has hailed the peaceful environment obtaining in the country, saying Zimbabweans are demonstrating political maturity and ability to deal with their internal issues. The nuncio made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at this evening. Archbishop Zalewski was accompanied by Father Gabriele Pesce when he met Cde Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices to bid him farewell after completing his 4-year tour of duty. The Apostolic Nuncio, who presented his papers of credence on the 3rd of July 2014, said the change of government last...

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Inheritance issues affect more women

Inheritance issues in Zimbabwe are a minefield that continues to affect most women’s livelihoods. The high number of cases being handled by courts on a daily basis of women losing land and other assets after the death of their spouses call for greater protection for affected widows. Loice Chapanduka is a 52 year old widow living in Rushinga.  It is now 16 years since the death of her husband, yet she vividly remembers words said to her by her husband and in-laws in the event that her husband passes on.   Her story reflects the plight of thousands of women...

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First Lady tackles inheritance issues

The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa says there is need for Zimbabweans to be conversant with legislation governing the administration of estates to curb issues of disinheritance. This came out during a workshop attended by widows and stakeholders on justice delivery. Inheritance and succession laws often bring controversy in the society and it is against this background that Amai Mnangagwa arranged a workshop and called on experts to explain the legislative provisions. Addressing hundreds of widows at Magamba Hall in Warren Park, Harare, the First Lady said her office has been inundated with complaints, hence her decision to call...

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Govt to spread gold milling centres

The government says it is setting up gold milling centres throughout the country to ensure that artisanal miners get a fair deal for their gold. The small scale miners’ representative body, the Zimbabwe Miners Federation was also encouraged to contribute to the efforts to make Zimbabwe a middle income economy by 2030. This came out when the Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Mr Winston Chitando congratulated the 12 member Zimbabwe Miners Federation national executive ushered into office on 14 June and led by Ms Henrietta Rushawaya. He said focus is on improving the economy and in line with...

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Chinese specialist doctors deployed

Chinese specialist doctors, who have been seconded to Zimbabwe on a one year working visit under a bilateral agreement entered into by the two friendly governments, will be deployed to the country’s major referral centre, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where they are expected to offer medical support. The team comprises specialists in orthopaedics, radiology, urology and gynaecology, among other fields. Welcoming the team members and bidding farewell to the outgoing team, Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Huang Ping said his country is committed to assisting Zimbabwe in various sectors and health is one area that the Asian government has...

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Zim prepares for b-ball 3 on 3 tourney

Zimbabwe is bracing up for the basketball 3 on 3 Africa Nations qualifiers set for Madagascar between the 27th and the 29th of July. Ten men’s teams will fight for the five available slots to the finals while 8 women’s sides will be fighting it out for the available four. Participating countries include Tunisia, hosts Madagascar, Seychelles, DRC, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and North African powerhouse Egypt. After using a tournament held in Harare to select the Zimbabwean side, Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) President, Joe Mujuru, believes that his charges stand a good chance considering how they have performed in...

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