Day: July 24, 2018

ED overwhelmed by calls to open projects

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his office is failing to cope with the huge number of invitations from the corporate world inviting him to come and open or commission business projects and entities that are heeding the new government’s call to stand up and be counted in the economic revival of the country. He said this while addressing thousands at Mubaira Growth Point in Mashonaland West Province in Chief Mashayamombe’s area. Chief Mashayampmbe was one of the heroes of the First Chimurenga and his remains are lying in the British Museum in London awaiting repatriation. Cde Mnangagwa hailed the people...

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ZRP ready for polls

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says they are ready for the harmonised elections slated for Monday next week and all the necessary measures to ensure a peaceful, safe and secure environment are now in place. With only a few days before the harmonised elections, all eyes are on Zimbabwe and ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga said the police force is ready for the elections and members of the force will professionally discharge their mandate. He said every citizen is expected to act responsibly, observe the laws of the country and to cooperate fully with election authorities.  The Commissioner General...

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AU confident of free, credible polls in Zim 

The leader of the African Union (AU) Election Observation Mission and Former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr Hailemarian Desalegn Boshe, says this is a new era for Zimbabwe and the AU is confident the country will deliver free, fair and credible elections.  The former Ethiopian Premier arrived in the country today and was met at the Robert Mugabe International Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo. Some long term observers from the AU are already in the country and are expected to remain until the 14th of next month so that they...

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Peace march in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls community, religious figures, harmonised elections candidates and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) held a one day peace march aimed at promoting peace and tolerance ahead of the harmonised elections. Zimbabwe’s premier tourist destination is renowned for peace and hospitality and the peace loving community on Monday held a peace march which was aimed at promoting the resort town’s image as a safe destination and most importantly to foster the spirit of tolerance as the country heads for historic harmonised elections. The participants pledged to play a part in ensuring a violence-free environment during and after the elections. ZRP Deputy Officer Commanding Victoria Falls District, Chief Superintendent Dominic Sibanda appealed to the political parties to observe tolerance and assured the public of the police’s resolve to ensure that peace prevails during and after the harmonised elections. “I would like to urge the candidates to observe peace and tolerance as we head for the harmonised elections. As police we will continue to discharge our duty without fear or favour,” he said. Chief Superintendent Sibanda also announced the prohibition order, banning the carrying in public of weapons such as the knives, axes and knobkerries during the election...

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ED signs deal to reopen steel plant in Masvingo

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the re-opening and expansion of a steel plant in Masvingo will promote value addition and create employment. He said this in Harare this evening during a signing ceremony of a special grant for core mining in Masvingo by Steel Makers and the government. The special grant will allow Steel Makers company to mine core in Chiredzi and Masvingo and also supply ore to Redcliffe for processing. President Mnangagwa commended the steel company for remaining in the country at a time when so many companies closed due to economic challenges. He said the project is expected...

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Mliswa slams ballot paper demands

Independent National Assembly candidate for Norton, Temba Mliswa has castigated some political parties saying their utterances about ZEC are as a result of their ill preparedness for the elections. Mliswa, who was addressing members of the media in Harare today, said he is saddened by some political parties that are wasting time on issues to do with ballot papers and issues to do with ZEC instead of concentrating on campaigning. Mliswa added that this year’s elections are the most free, fair and very democratic since independence in 1980. He reminded Nelson Chamisa and his MDC Alliance party that it...

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ZEC reverts to old polling booth set up

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has conceded on the demands by political parties to revert to the traditional polling booth system but could not accede to the other demands regarding ballot papers. With six days to go to the 2018 harmonised elections, the Multiparty Liaison Committee met to discuss pertinent issues regarding Monday’s elections. Members of various political parties called on ZEC to revert to the traditional polling booth system where the booth faces the wall in order to protect the secrecy of the ballot. ZEC Commissioner and Chairperson of the Multiparty Liaison Committee, Mr Qhubani Moyo said ZEC...

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First Lady attends cancer conference in Lesotho

The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa is attending a conference on cervical and breast cancer for first ladies in Africa. The Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer conference is being held in Lesotho. The initiative launched in 2007 in Abuja has been running on a yearly base and is meant to share ideas on the best ways of addressing cancer problems in African countries. Amai Mnangagwa, who has been championing the fight against cervical and breast cancer in Zimbabwe is expected to share with other first ladies her experiences in Zimbabwe and what she has done so far. Since...

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Solve differences amicably: SADC envoys

The SADC Ambassadors Forum has called on all political parties to solve their differences amicable and preserve the current peaceful environment. The grouping met with the Zanu PF leadership at the party headquarters in Harare today. The forum’s chairperson, Ambassador Mphakame Mbete says they have already met with the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance and the Joice Mujuru led People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) to try and understand their concerns ahead of Monday’s elections. Ambassador Mbete said they will not issue any statement regarding the seriousness of demands by some parties but they only want these issues to be resolved...

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$4,2bn platinum project commissioned

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officiated at the ground breaking ceremony of a $4,2 billion platinum mining project at Karo Resources’ Mhondoro-Ngezi mining site, where he noted that projects of this magnitude are exactly what the country needs for its transformation. The ground breaking ceremony will pave way for the construction of a mining complex along the Great Dyke in Mashonaland West Province. According to Karo Resources Chairperson, Mr Loucas Pouralis, the complex will have a mine smelter, a refinery and a 300-megawatt solar power station, and the investment will create 15 000 direct and 75 000 indirect jobs and...

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