Day: July 9, 2018

ED mourns VP Mohadi’s brother

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has paid condolences to the Mohadi family following the death of Steven Mohadi, brother to Vice President Kembo Mohadi. President Mnangagwa was accompanied by Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga when he visited the Mohadi family home in Greendale, Harare this evening. President Mnangagwa described Steven, who died on Saturday, as a shining beacon of the country’s liberation struggle. The President told the Mohadi family that they should continue to be united and uphold the principles of their late relative. Retired General Chiwenga said there is need to cherish the works of the late Steven Mohadi...

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Redeem yourselves by voting Zanu PF: VP

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga says the people of Harare have a chance on 30 July to redeem themselves by electing progressive leaders who will develop their areas. Addressing a campaign rally in Budiriro, Harare today, Cde Chiwenga spoke of the need for residents to vote for Zanu PF candidates, saying the party has people’s welfare at heart.   He lamented pot holes in the capital city’s roads, un-collected garbage and improper housing structures which are currently prevailing in Harare, saying the new dispensation will have a comprehensive plan for infrastructure development and proper settlements. Vice President Chiwenga also...

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RTG investment boosts growth prospects

Hospitality concern, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) is bullish of registering over 75% room occupancy level at its Rainbow Victoria Falls hotel by year end following the successful upgrade of the property under the $1 million refurbishment exercise. The RTG registered a 12% increase in revenue during the financial year ending 31 December 2017 spurred by the strong performance of its Victoria Falls properties and is confident of a positive performance by the unit during the second half of the year. The group has just completed the refurbishment of 88 rooms at the its Victoria Falls hotel under the $1...

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‘Chiefs key in peace building’

Chiefs say they have a key role in maintaining peace and political tolerance in their communities ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections. The traditional leaders held their Manicaland provincial assembly in Mutare recently and concluded that people must remain united despite their political affiliation. “Politics aside, many of the people we reside with are our relatives. As such, there is need for the message to be put across that we need to coexist amicably. Differences in political ideology must not lead to violence,” Senator Chief Chiduku said. Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa applauded the role traditional leaders play in maintaining peace as the country heads for elections. “Traditional leaders are key in cementing relations in our communities. The 2018 elections will come and go but we will still remain within our communities and as such, there is need for us to see eye to eye each and every time,” she said. Campaigns by political parties in Manicaland Province ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections have largely been characterised by peace and...

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Zanu PF ready to accept poll results

The ruling party, Zanu PF has assured the African Union (AU) observer mission that it will accept the outcome of the 2018 harmonised elections regardless of the winner.            An AU election observer team today held closed door talks with Zanu PF officials on the state of preparedness of the elections.  Speaking to the ZBC News after the meeting, Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Obert Mpofu said while the team sought clarity on whether the ruling party will accept the poll outcome, it was told that the ruling party is more than ready to accept the results of the...

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Multimillion dollar complex in Banket

A multimillion dollar business complex, possibly the most expensive property in Banket is nearing completion and will change the face of the dormitory town. Construction of the modern complex which began late last year is expected to be completed within the next three months.  It is the first development of its kind in Banket, a dormitory settlement whose existence was spurred on by agricultural activity around the township.  Property owner, Mr Isaac Levy said the project estimated at a cost of $3,5 million created almost 100 jobs and the property has already attracted big commercial enterprises in the retail, fast foods, shoe manufacturing and medical sectors. “The project cost over $3,5 million and it is going to change the face of Banket. We have managed to create over 80 jobs through the project and a number of companies have expressed interest to lease part of the complex,” he said. As each province braces up to create its own GDP contribution under the proposed grand devolution plan, such investments will be central in unlocking and boosting provincial...

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National Biotechnology Authority board named

The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira has appointed board members for the National Biotechnology Authority. Announced the 8-member board, the Minister urged them to be self starters and warned them against laziness. “If you are tired, rest, we don’t want people who want to disturb others working and I urge you today to work wholeheartedly for your country,” he said. The newly appointed board chairperson, Professor Florence Mutambanengwe said her team is raring to go and is eager to learn and implement technology systems. “We are raring to go, we are...

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Field of marijuana found in Karoi

Police in Karoi discovered a field of marijuana in Sakadza village under Chief Nematombo area in Hurungwe and have arrested two suspects in connection with the illicit activity. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers from Karoi discovered the field after initially recovering four 20 litre buckets with processed marijuana at one of the suspects’ homestead. The suspects then led the officers to his field where they stumbled upon 190 plants of marijuana. The plants, which had an average height of about 2,1 metres, were then uprooted and taken to Karoi CID offices as exhibits.  Another suspect from the same village was...

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Fuel tanker overturns: Residents ‘harvest’ diesel

There was chaos at a roundabout in Gweru along the Bulawayo high way as motorists and residents jostled to get fuel gashing out from a tanker following an accident. It was a moment of madness for Gweru residents and motorists as an unfortunate incident turned into an opportunity. All sizes of containers were brought to the scene of the accident and residents could be seen flying to the diesel-flooded drainage. According to eye witnesses, the driver of the fuel tanker failed to negotiate the roundabout and overturned. When ZBC News crew arrived at the scene, a number of people...

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All eyes on World Cup semis

World Cup action continues tomorrow with France and Belgium set to lock horns in a potentially thrilling semi-final contest slated for the Krestovsky stadium in St. Petersburg. All eyes will be on a potential thriller which will see 1998 World Cup champions France locking horns with Belgium at the Krestovsky stadium. France progressed to the semi’s following a 2-nil victory over Colombia and head coach Didier Deschamps will be hoping his charges maintain the positive momentum in what is expected to be an exciting match up against Belgium. Harlington Shereni, who spent more than a decade plying his trade...

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