Day: July 20, 2018

Zim peaceful ahead of polls: ZRP

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner General Godwin Matanga says the current security and political situation in the country is calm, peaceful and secure. With only 10 days left before the harmonised elections, the ZRP also made a passionate plea to all members of the public to continue observing peace and all participants to respect divergent and opposing views while campaigning. Commissioner General Matanga appealed to all political leaders to urge their supporters to be peaceful and maintain law and order throughout the country in order to ensure a peaceful...

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Elders meet parties, ZEC

Opposition political parties and the elections mother body have welcomed the closed door deliberations they had with the visiting 3-member delegation of Elders led by former UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan. Opposition political party presidents told the ZBC News said they had explained their differences with ZEC and the government on the pre-election process to the Elders, while ZEC said the contents of the discussions were confidential. In line with the commitment to transparency, credibility freeness and fairness of the 2018 harmonised elections, the new administration invited several observer missions from the continent among them the Elders who...

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Fastjet launches Hre-Byo flight

The new dispensation’s Zimbabwe is Open for Business mantra is gaining momentum with low cost Pan African airline, Fastjet spreading its flying wings by making its maiden Harare to Bulawayo trip today. Officiating at the occasion to mark the airline’s maiden flight, Director of Aviation and Rail Transport in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Mr Allowance Sango, who was standing in for Minister Joram Gumbo, said the airline’s achievement was necessitated by the government’s liberalisation of skies. “The opening up of the Harare-Bulawayo route and others is indeed testimony to Zimbabwe’s commitment towards full implementation of the...

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Ex-Minister Undenge jailed

Former cabinet minister, Samuel Undenge has been jailed to an effective 2 and a half years after being convicted of abuse of office. Harare regional magistrate, Mr Hosea Mujaya convicted the former Minister of Energy and Power Development after finding him guilty of criminal abuse of office. Charges against Undenge arose after he allegedly wrote a letter directing the Zimbabwe Power Company to engage Fruitful Communications company to do public relations work without following due processes and in the process prejudicing the state of $12 650 in 2016. Undenge (62) had initially been slapped with a 4-year term of...

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Chamisa helped constitute ZEC: ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says it is shocking that the MDC Alliance is raising lots of accusations against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), yet the opposition party leader, Nelson Chamisa co-chaired the parliamentary committee that constituted the electoral body. Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at a party campaign rally at the Mutare Aerodrome grounds in Manicaland’s provincial capital this afternoon, Cde Mnangagwa said ZEC is an independent electoral body constitutionally established with the participation of all parties in parliament. “There are 23 political parties in the country and there is only one party, the MDC Alliance led by Nelson...

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LIVE BLOG: ED Mutare rally

16:21 – The President ends his speech and the party’s National Chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri gives a vote of thanks. 16:05 – He says the Land Commission is going around the country to regularise the land distribution, adding that those with many farms will be left with one and those with big farms we see them being downsized. 16:00 – President Mnangagwa unpacks the Command Agriculture initiative and how it will ensure food security in the country. 15:56 – He adds that Zanu PF has always respected traditional leaders even during the liberation struggle and will continue doing so. ...

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Take ZEC to court: ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent electoral body and anyone not satisfied with its conduct should approach the courts for redress. The President said this soon after meeting The Elders team, led by former United Nations Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, at Statehouse this morning. The 3-member team of The Elders, which also comprises of former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson and former Foreign Minister of Algeria, Mr Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived in the country yesterday and is meeting political parties and other stakeholders in Zimbabwe...

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Elders, ED meeting underway

Respected former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Mr Koffi Annan and two other members from a group called The Elders have met President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House this morning with Mr Annan saying the team is in Zimbabwe to encourage peaceful and credible elections. The three member delegation comprising Mr Annan, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson and former Foreign Minister of Algeria, Mr Lakhdar Brahimi arrived on Thursday and will be in Zimbabwe until this Saturday. The meeting has ended and Mr Koffi saying they will be holding a media briefing...

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