Day: July 10, 2018

Zanu PF Women’s League receive cars

Zanu PF has handed over ten vehicles to the Women’s League for campaigning and other logistics during and after the 2018 harmonised elections. Zanu PF chairwomen from the country’s ten provinces converged at the party offices to receive the Ford Ranger vehicles handed over by the Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu. “This is the first batch of vehicles for the Women’s League, we want our Women’s League who constitute 70 percent of our support base to be fully equipped and ensure they mobilise people so that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will no doubt romp to victory come July 30...

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Mat South youths urged to join security forces

Youths in Matabeleland South Province have been urged to consider joining the security forces amid concerns over the continued failure by the region to meet its quota. Speaking on the sidelines of a Zanu PF rally held in Maphisa Matobo district recently, Retired Colonel George Nare who used to sit on the ZNA selection board expressed concern over the low numbers of young people who are keen to be recruited for general or officer cadet training courses. Retired Colonel Nare said despite the jobs opportunities that are being availed, young people in the region still complain of lack of...

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Actress Elizabeth Nyanguridza dies

The country’s film industry has been plunged into mourning following the death of Elizabeth Nyanguridza known for her role in Studio 263 as ‘Tete Jari’. 58-year-old Nyanguridza who was in the film industry for more than 15 years, passed on early Monday (yesterday) morning at the Mbuya Dorcas Hospital after a short illness. Family members and former workmates in the arts industry gathered at her house in Chitungwiza described the late as a unifier and added that the film industry has lost a great treasure. Nyanguridza was known for her role in the once popular drama Studio 263 where...

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Zimbabweans commended for upholding peace

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has commended the generality of Zimbabweans for taking heed of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to uphold peaceful campaigns and create a conducive environment ahead of the forthcoming harmonised elections set for the 30th of July. As the nation braces for harmonised elections, the police held a media conference in Harare where it commended all political parties and their supporters for observing peace and the rule of law in line with President Mnangagwa’s call for free and fair elections. “Generally, peace is prevailing throughout the country. In this regard i would like to commend the generality...

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Farnum Clinic officially launched

People of Pickstone Mine in ward 25 of Chegutu West constituency were in jubilant mood this Monday (yesterday) following the official opening of a local clinic by the sitting Member of Parliament Mr Dexter Nduna helping to bring health services to their doorsteps. The determination by the Zanu PF government to offer basic social services to the marginalised rural communities was clearly demonstrated following the official opening of a Farnum Clinic in ward 25 of Chegutu West constituency by Mr Nduna who also urged residents of the ward to vote for the ruling party in the forthcoming harmonised elections...

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Black Rhinos massacre Conduit Academy

Zimbabwe women’s log leaders Black Rhinos Queens massacred Conduit Soccer Academy by nine goals nil to maintain their lead at the top of the league table. Black Rhinos, who provide the majority of players to the national women’s team, the Mighty Warriors are yet to drop points this year having won all their 11 matches to date. Air Force of Zimbabwe side, Blue Swallows dropped two crucial points when they were held to a nil-all draw by ZRP Harare Province Queens at Morris Depot. Third placed, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services side were also shocked by Midlands State University losing by 2-1 in Gweru. Weerams were held to a 2-2 draw by ZRP Queens side nicknamed Mambas at Glen View. Harare City Queens kept within striking distance of the leaders Rhinos when they thumped Mutare side Faithdrive Queens by a 1-0 to nil in Mutare to maintain second position. Cyclone Stars drew 2-2 with the “City Students” Herentals Queens at Chirodzo School in...

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Farmers urged to grow small grains

Smallholder farmers in Muzarabani have been urged to grow small grains in order to ensure food security. Government continues to roll out the Presidential Inputs Scheme in all the country’s districts with farmers being urged to grow crops suitable to their ecological regions. Launching the Presidential Inputs Scheme at Cottco’s Muzarabani Ginnery, Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Air Chief Marshall Perrance Shiri encouraged villagers to utilise small grains in ensuring household food security as the area receives low rainfall. “You should put to good use these inputs make sure you use them appropriately and don’t sell them,” he...

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$450m dam earmarked for Muzarabani

A $450 million dam is set to be constructed on Msengezi River in Muzarabani paving way for hydroelectric power generation and irrigation. The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) will spearhead the ambitious project of constructing the Silverstom dam. In addition the ZNA will establish an irrigation project and a 20 000 hectare conservancy in the Zambezi valley. “We want to demonstrate what we know besides guns we want to develop the country,” said ZNA Commander Lieutenant General Edzai Chimonyo. A hydroelectric project will also be established for power generation. “There is a 90 metre escarpment so we will extend that...

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Needs of less privileged drive me: First Lady

The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa says the needs of the less privileged drive her to continue advocating for the improvement of their social and economic conditions. This came out when she visited the San community in Makhulela, Bulilima district. The San community is among the marginalised communities in Zimbabwe. Some of the families have been living in makeshift houses for the past three years. The First Lady visited the village head Mrs Machena Ncube and the Sibanda family to have first hand information on their social and economic needs. Eight members of the same family live in one...

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Zim’s peace dividend glows ahead of harmonised elections

Indications that the forthcoming elections are on track to being free and fair by regional bloc SADC offer a window for Zimbabwe to bank on its peace dividend to show the world on her commitment to holding credible elections that match international best practices. Billboards and posters of aspiring candidates are what serve to remind the nation of an election that will be taking place within the next 20 days. For a first time visitor the relaxed and peaceful environment does not tell much of the impending electoral process highlighting Zimbabwe’s political maturity that has allowed diverse opinion and...

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