Day: July 21, 2018

Chamisa threatens anarchy again

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has again threatened anarchy in the event the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission fails to give in to the political formation demands saying Tuesday’s meeting should produce their desired results or the nation risks total unrest. The MDC Alliance came face-to-face with reality when it failed to fill in the White City Stadium with some bays literally empty in their supposed star rally in Bulawayo which had a backing from Mr Dumiso Dabengwa led ZAPU party. Addressing his party supporters at the rally, Advocate Chamisa said Tuesday is the d day for ZEC to concede...

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Mining stakeholders push for release of mines

A newly established trust is set to ease the plight of people who were affected by mine closures by pushing for the release and the return of underutilised claims to the former miners and the community in a move likely to increase the volumes of gold deliveries to the Fidelity Printers and Refiners. Zimbabwe could be losing millions of dollars in potential revenue as big mining giants are holding on to claims for speculative purposes while some mines are said to be closing viable operations in what some former owners claim to be actions aimed at sabotaging the country’s...

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Cheetahs lose first match

The Zimbabwe national rugby sevens team lost their opening match to Wales 33-12 last night at the ongoing Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco, United States.    Shayne Makombe scored an absolute stunner of a try for Zimbabwe in the match. Zimbabwe’s other try was scored by Tafadzwa Chitokwindo and successful conversion by captain Boyd Rouse. The Zimbabwe Cheetahs’ next fixture will be against Uganda in the bowl quarter finals on this evening at 2232 hours local...

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11-year-old girl appeals for $40k assistance

An 11 year old girl from Matenda area is appealing for $40 000 to undergo a skin treatment in India. The girl was dumped by her mother at birth as she was born with scales all over the body. It is reported the mother initially wanted to abort her. The mother had to succeed during the second attempt after she fled to Gweru leaving the girl in the custody of her grandmother, an ailing Gogo Chirashwa. Gogo Chirashwa said she had no option but to relocate to the rural area after efforts to raise the $40 000 hit a brick wall for the girl to undergo a skin treatment in India. “We have tried in vain to raise money after a Gweru based medical practioner advised the ailment can only be cured in India,” Gogo Chirashwa said. Tanya, an intelligent Grade 5 pupil who is always come out on first position at school said she had to leave with the outcast tag with her colleagues labelling her all sorts of names. “They call me Garwe (crocodile) but my grandmother told me to leave them alone,” she said. So dire is the situation that even village head Godfrey Muguvisi confirms the family is always on the priority list of needy families. “Life is not good for the family and I am appealing for assistance on their behalf so that the...

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Mash East promises over 85% for Zanu PF

Mashonaland East has promised President Emmerson Mnangagwa over 85 percent vote from the province in the harmonised elections. Mashonaland East once again showed its dominance as a Zanu PF stronghold by hosting one of the biggest and well attended rallies so far. Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial chairman Cde Joel Biggie Matiza assured President Mnangagwa that the party should not expect anything less than 85 percent of the vote during the harmonised elections. Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga chronicled President Mnangagwa’s illustrious history starting from the formative years of the liberation struggle making him the most suitable...

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Pamushana crowned NASH netball champs

Hosts Pamushana High School were crowned NASH Stella Tea national 17 years and under netball champions following their 21-14 demolition of Mpopoma in Bikita on Friday (yesterday). Pamushana have been champions for four successive years from 2012 to 2016, and were the only side at the tournament to finish the games without defeat. Pamushana corrected their previous costly mistakes having been knocked out in the quarters by Sikhulile in 2017 following another loss in the final to the same opponents a year earlier. Team coach, Simbarashe Mlambo heaped praises on his charges for the job well done while Bulawayo...

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Masvingo launches its branding project

Masvingo Province has launched its branding project expected to attract investors, in line with the national branding process meant to market Brand Zimbabwe. The process to create the Masvingo brand started in March this year, with various stakeholders coming together for the project. The launch of Brand Masvingo includes the creation of a website, brochure, video and the provincial brand statement which all highlight the business opportunities in the province. Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Josiah Hungwe urged the people of Masvingo to tap into the business opportunities. “We want the people of Masvingo to benefit from their...

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Health time bomb looms in Mufakose

An outbreak of waterborne diseases is looming in Harare’s Mufakose suburb following the recurrent bursting of sewage pipes. The Mufakose community is appealing to the Harare City Council to urgently repair burst sewer pipes and prevent disease outbreaks. Residents who spoke to ZBC News said they are tired of raw sewage that flows at their door steps on a daily basis without being attended to by the City of Harare for more than three years. Zanu PF aspiring National Assembly member for Mufakose constituency Dr Dunny Derera said the MDC led council has failed to deliver and if elected...

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Grocery imports decline

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says the value of consumer goods imports has since January dropped to $401 million from $610 million same period last year.                         The appetite for grocery imports by Zimbabweans is seemingly dropping on the back of a rebound in locally manufactured goods.    The trend, according to the RBZ data, has led to productive imports overtaking the consumer goods imports in the first six months. While the drop in consumer imports is a positive element, it has, however, exerted pressures on the foreign exchange requirements by industry to sustain local demand, said an economist Mr Ignatious...

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ZDF, PLA to further strengthen relations

China has pledged to maintain the cordial relations between the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which dates back to the colonial era. The ties between China’s LPA and the ZDF are to strengthen further with more cooperation in military circles improving ZDF. Addressing the Chinese community, diplomats and ZDF senior officers at the Chinese Embassy in Harare during the 91st anniversary of the PLA celebrations, the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Huang Ping said China occupies a vital place in the history of Zimbabwe since pre-colonial times. “We are no longer colleges but true friends as we built our PLA and ZDF,” said Ambassador Ping. Senior Colonel Li Jun Chinese Defence Advisor in Zimbabwe highlighted that the PLA was founded in 1927 for the Chinese struggle leading to the eventual attainment of independence in 1949. “Our relations with Zimbabwe’s ZDF dates back to early 1960s,” he said. Air Force of Zimbabwe Air Vice Marshal Shebba Shumbayawonda who was standing in for Commander ZDF General Philip Valero Sibanda also said China has provided the training and weaponry and other logistical support to Zimbabwe’s revolutionary struggle during the country’s liberation war. “The outcome of our liberation could not have been the same without the unwavering support from China,” Air Vice Marshal Shumbayawonda said. China has also helped Zimbabwe in other areas like agriculture, mining and industry...

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