Day: July 7, 2018

Veteran MC Manyika buried

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni  once wrote; “ If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master”. Emmanuel Manyika’s relatives, friends and event organisers who spoke at his burial at Glen Forest Cemetery today, spoke highly of a man whose talent in directing ceremonies had earned him national recognition. Master of Ceremonies par excellence and renowned public speaker Manyika will definitely be remembered for his unmistakable deep voice.  Mr Manyika who proudly referred to himself as “The only ISO Certified MC” had an amazing...

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Govt ready to work with Mangwe community

The Zanu PF government is ready to work with the Mangwe community of Matabeleland South Province to deal with issues that are affecting the lives of people in the area such as poor communication services. Mangwe district in Matabeleland South Province is afflicted with a number of challenges that include poor cellphone networks and the non availability of radio and television signal impacting negatively on the community’s desire to be part of the national development agenda. Currently the community depends on Botswana for radio, television and cellphone services. In his interactive engagement with the Khalanyoni community of Mangwe, Cde...

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Mugadza intensifies campaigns

The independent candidate for Chitungwiza North constituency Mr Isaac Mugadza has urged the electorate to give him a chance to represent them in parliament saying other political parties have dismally failed to put people’s interests first. Mr Mugadza is conducting door-to-door campaigns in his constituency distributing fliers and engaging the community on his vision as he canvases for support. The 2018 elections have seen a floodgate of candidates entering the race for political office. Some of his supporters said they believe in one who lives amongst them as previously their elected leadership had failed to represent their interests. Mr Mugadza who is also a businessman said he felt let down by political parties who have been detached from the peoples aspirations and he is coming to change the status...

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Zanu PF door-to-door campaigns intensify

The population in Kuwadzana East constituency in Harare has continued to grow over the years yet the number of primary and secondary schools in the area has not increased to match the growing demand for education. Zanu PF National Assembly candidate for Kuwadzana East and aspiring councillor for ward 37 in the constituency have vowed to bring development to the area in line with party’s national vision.  The Zanu PF Women’s League door-to-door campaigns which seek to garner support for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the forthcoming elections have now been rolled out to all constituencies in the capital. This...

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First ever radiology centre opens in Zim

The first Diagnostic Radiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Centre has been commissioned in Harare and is expected to improve healthcare provision in Zimbabwe as well as save valuable foreign currency. Zimbabwe has been losing valuable foreign currency through sending patients and samples for diagnosis to other countries. The commissioning of a Diagnostic Radiology and MRI Centre in the country is thus expected to ensure the provision of affordable, high quality medical care to all citizens in line with national goals. Guest of honour at the official opening ceremony, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said government is...

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300 NYS students graduate at Dadaya

More than 300 National Youth Service (NYS) students graduated at Dadaya Training Centre after completing their two months long training. Officiating at the graduation ceremony of intake 1 of 2018, Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Cde Owen Ncube said the NYS programme is not only unique to Zimbabwe but is in line with international, continental, regional and domestic policies of the African Youth Charter and the Southern African Development Community framework as well as vision 2030. “Instilling discipline and a sense of patriotism in our youth has been one of the milestones of the new dispensation,” he...

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Rare solidarity as MDC-T, Zanu PF campaign teams meet

The Dr Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T says it is impressed by the conducive campaigning climate obtaining in the country ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections and has urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to adhere to the dictates of the Constitution. The Dr Khupe led MDC-T party continued with its door-to-door campaigns in Bulawayo today with its members taking time to engage the electorate on a one on one basis. Dr Khupe and some of her senior members who were part of the team met a Zanu PF campaign team at Pardonhurst Shopping Centre where they exchanged some friendly greetings in a sign that Zimbabweans have matured politically. In an interview with ZBC News, Dr Khupe who is one of the presidential candidates said she is humbled by the political climate the country is experiencing ahead of the July 30 polls. The MDC-T Chief Elections Officer Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi Mushonga said she is happy with her party’s campaign strategy which has seen them reaching out to most of the eligible voters across the country. The Dr Khupe led MDC-T said it has also lined up similar campaigns for Masvingo and Mutare as it seeks to ensure that their election manifesto is understood...

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Impressive foreign appetite for Harare Agric Show

Commercial and exhibitor space uptake for this year’s Harare Agricultural Show has jumped by over 20 percent and 50 percent respectively, compared to the same period last year signifying enhanced confidence by both domestic and foreign firms. The Zimbabwe Agricultural Show which has been a critical platform to promote agricultural growth in the country is expecting participation from regional countries such as South Africa, Malawi, and Botswana among others. There has also been huge interest to take part in the show from foreign markets including Singapore and Indonesia. Authorities at the show society confirmed that they have increased their...

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‘Agric backbone of Zim’s economy’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says agriculture is the backbone of the economy and the command agriculture model is meant to ensure food security. The President said this while addressing a highly subscribed Zanu PF rally at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura, Mashonaland central Province this afternoon. “Through the command agriculture programme, Zimbabwe will never be food insufficient again. The government will continue supporting farmers in tobacco, cotton farming by providing free inputs,” he said. The President said there’s need for a culture of honesty and hardworking adding that corruption cripples the economy. “When you work for the people, you must put...

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Zim remains committed to supporting refugees

The alarming upsurge in refugees and asylum seekers globally due to increased conflicts has become a major source of concern with calls being made to reduce military conflicts while increasing refugee support. The number of refugees in the world increased by 16.2 million last year to 68.5 million people with population at Tongogara Refugee Camp in Chipinge rising to 12 234 following conflicts that affected parts of Mozambique last year. Speaking during the belated World Refugee Day commemorations at Tongogara Refugee Camp, the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Cde Petronella Kagonye who was represented by the Permanent Secretary...

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