Day: July 23, 2018

ZEC, ZRP meet regional, international observers

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the Zimbabwe Republic Police met with regional and international observers accredited to observe this year’s polls and assured them that they are fully prepared to discharge their constitutional mandate. The observers raised questions around funding and red flags raised by other stakeholders on the transparency and credibility of the pre-election phase with the elections mother body maintaining they will resolve all issues within the narrow limitations provided by the law. Zimbabwe is now in the home stretch of the 2018 harmonised polls with a week to go. The elections mother body, ZEC and the ZRP met with regional and international observers in the capital where the two bodies said they are fully prepared for the elections. The observers raised a number of questions on issues raised by political actors which they believe may have an effect on the credibility of the polls which were adequately responded...

Read More

Zanu PF meets SADC observer team

The SADC Electoral Observer Mission held closed door deliberations with Zanu PF representatives on the road to the 2018 harmonised polls. The SADC Observer Mission Head of delegation who is also Angola’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Tete Antonio said they are meeting stakeholders in line with the requirements set out for observers while Zanu PF said it is confident of a landslide victory. With 7 days to go before the historic 2018 harmonised elections, Mr Antonio said they are observing the electoral processes. Zanu PF Secretary for Administration who is also the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Obert...

Read More

Zanu PF hands over vehicles to aspiring candidates

The ruling party Zanu PF has handed over the first batch of vehicles to aspiring candidates for National Assembly seats in the forthcoming harmonised elections to assist them in the mobilisation and canvassing process. Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu handed over the all terrain vehicles to some of the candidates participating in the elections. Dr Mpofu wished the aspiring legislators well and said the vehicles remain the property of the party and should be well taken care of. The elections are due in a week’s time and all political parties are in over drive canvassing for...

Read More

Infrastructure development key to attract FDI

The upgrading of infrastructure in Zimbabwe is being made when the new administration has so far attracted foreign direct investments (FDI) worth more than $16 billion. According to local business people and experts, the process will even broaden the scope of business in the country thereby creating new employment opportunities in key productive sectors. It is the aim of any investor to firstly consider infrastructure in a given area before injecting funds for a project. With the government focusing on the development of roads, bridges, water, dams, electricity, airports and railways; mobilisation of resources is important, said Real Estate...

Read More

Tobacco deliveries hit new record

Farmers have set a new record in tobacco production with latest statistics by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) showing that the 2018 deliveries have hit 238 million kilogrammes breaking the year 2000’s highest record since independence. Tobacco farmers break new tobacco record as the 2018 deliveries hit new trends of 238 million kilogrammes as compared to 237 million kilogrammes, the highest volumes since independence in 1980. “We can confirm that a new record has been set in tobacco production, with deliveries by last Friday hitting a record high of over 238 million kgs, the last highest was...

Read More

Special Olympics Zim holds fund-raising golf tourney

Special Olympics Zimbabwe held a fund-raising golf tournament on Sunday (yesterday) as part of efforts to raise money to send a 29 member team to the 2019 summer games in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The team requires an estimated $70 000 plus to travel for the global sporting showpiece and the golf tournament at Chapman Golf Club raised quite a substantial amount through sponsorships, raffles and donations. The golf tournament which attracted several corporate and individuals was a four ball better ball competition held at Chapman Golf Club in the capital. The final list of athletes...

Read More

Volleyball league got off to an exciting start

The Zimbabwe National Volleyball League got off to an exciting start at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) courts with “The Citizens” City of Harare getting a good start to the league. Zimbabwe National Volleyball League (ZNVL) kicked off with some exciting encounters on Saturday. In the very first match of the 2018 league, UZ beat NUST men 3-0. UZ won the first set 26-24, the second 25-19 and 25-10 in the third set. In the second match of the day, Harare City also beat CUT men 3-0, winning 25-16 in the first set, 25-22 in the second and 25-22...

Read More

Delta to invest US$250m in Zim plants

Foreign direct investment (FDI) continues to firm under the new administration as Delta Corporation commits to invest a quarter of a billion in its local plants over the next five years. The beverage maker, a strong performer on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and the largest investor in the alcohol and soft drinks product line, has been an important pillar to the national fiscus and a plinth towards job creation both formally and for small holder farmers through contract farming of small grains. Sitting at an impressive performance that has seen the firm declaring its dividend twice this year,...

Read More

Political parties intensify campaigns

Zanu PF councillor candidate for Harare North ward 18 Angeline Zachariah says as a senior resident in the area she has what it takes to turn Borrowdale into its original status of a leafy location. On the other end People’s Rainbow Coalition Harare East National Assembly candidate Itai Munyoro took his campaign to Chamboko Shopping Centre in the constituency. As the July 30 harmonised election fever grips the nation Mrs Zachariah has embarked on a campaign to clean up the leafy suburb of Borrowdale. She mobilised scores of residents to clean up from Borrowdale Brooke, Helensville up to Sam Levy’s Shopping Centre as part of her strategy to meet and share ideas on how best she could tackle challenges faced by residents. In Harare East it will not be a walk in the park as nine candidates will battle it out including Munyoro of PRC who has intensified his roadshow campaigns promising better service delivery if voted into power. Munyoro will battle it out with seating MP Terence Mukupe of Zanu PF, Tendai Biti – MDC Alliance and Obert Gutu among others. Aspiring candidates for Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) party and an independent candidate vying for Gweru urban seat held rallies at separate venues. They both promised supporters that they will transform Gweru and Mkoba constituencies if elected into office this coming election. Leonard Simbarashe is contesting for...

Read More

Zim should expect radical change: Chiguvare

The People’s Progressive Party of Zimbabwe (PPPZ) was once again in Masvingo with their campaign trail with the party leader Reverend Timothy Chiguvare saying he will put a quality smile on the suffering people of Zimbabwe once he wins the elections. The PPPZ presidential candidate and his supporters arrived in Masvingo just before 9:00pm highlighting that they were in the province to choose a party chairman. Reverend Chiguvare said Zimbabweans should expect radical change on the economic front once he is elected into office, adding he will put a quality smile on the suffering people of Zimbabwe particularly women...

Read More