Day: July 25, 2018

We won’t boycott polls: Chamisa

MDC Alliance leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa has ordained himself the victor in the pending 2018 polls. Chamisa, however, maintained his rhetoric on ZEC’s failure to conduct transparent processes but said he would not boycott when it was evident that his party will prevail. MDC Alliance has been demanding access to the ballot designing, printing storage and transportation during the elections alleging that ZEC has failed to be transparent to the detriment of the polls which they claim are already disputed unless they emerge victorious. Chamisa said come Tuesday the 31st of July his supporters should converge for victory celebrations...

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Calls to desist from violence especially women

A call has been made for all political parties and their supporters and the public at large to desist from violence towards anyone especially women in the political arena. Although efforts have been made to eliminate violence during elections, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission noted a rise in violence against women particularly candidates, voters, activists, party supporters, election workers and public officials among others prompting the petite volumes of women participating as candidates in this year’s harmonised election. It is against that background that a call has been made for the public to stop violence coming in the form of...

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Election preps on right course: Mbete

SADC ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe say preparations for Zimbabwe’s Monday harmonised elections are on course with concerns being rectified to ensure that every Zimbabwean will be able to exercise their democratic right in a free, fair and transparent manner. The sentiments emerged after consultations held between the government of Zimbabwe representatives with the SADC ambassadors accredited to the country. Led by the current SADC chair South Africa, represented by Ambassador Mphakama Mbete, the SADC ambassadors met with the Zimbabwean government representatives led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Dr Sibusiso Moyo for consultations on the coming...

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COMESA Observer Mission meets Zanu PF

Zanu PF party officials met with Head of COMESA election observer team at the party headquarters in Harare this Tuesday to appraise them on the harmonised elections set for Monday next week. The seven member COMESA election observer team led by Ambassador Ashraf Gamal Rashed was apprised of the party stake and state of preparedness for the next week’s harmonised elections. Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs and a member of the multi-party liaison committee during the harmonised elections Paul Mangwana said the meeting was productive and reflected on the obtaining situation on the ground pending the vote. Mr...

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Zanu PF holds roadshow in Ntabazinduna

The Zanu PF campaigning team for Umguza constituency held a roadshow in Ntabazinduna constituency with aspiring legislators promising the people of the area to vote for the ruling party under President Emmerson Mnangagwa which they say has tangible projects to offer the people. The Ntabazinduna community came to life today when the Zanu PF campaigning team for Umguza constituency held a roadshow in the community to market the party’s election manifesto ahead of the harmonised elections. Aspiring Zanu PF National Assembly member for Umguza constituency Mr Richard Moyo and aspiring party candidate for proportional representation Miss Elizabeth Masuku said their teams have covered enough ground to garner enough votes to enable them to represent the people of the area after the polls. Some of the women and youths who attended the roadshow said they have enough confidence in the new Zanu PF led by President Mnangagwa as it is promising a brighter future. The roadshow was punctuated by addresses where the campaigning team would engage the people of Ntabazinduna and promise them what their party has to offer if elected into...

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Team Zim shines at African Youth Games

Team Zimbabwe at the ongoing African Youth Games in Algeria has so far amassed four medals from rowing and qualified for two slots at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set for October in Argentina. The African Youth Games are running until July 28 and Zimbabwe has a team of 37 athletes competing in seven disciplines. Rower Kenneth Raymor scooped gold in the junior men’s single sculls as well as a slot for the YOG in Argentina this October while Loryn Bass picked up a silver medal after finishing second in the junior women’s 2000m single scull also booking...

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Artisanal miners to receive govt support: VP Chiwenga

Artisanal miners in Mazowe are set to receive government support so that they can conduct operations orderly and enhance revenue inflows. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said artisanal miners in Mazowe shall benefit from the government support programme launched in Bubi recently to revamp their operations in an orderly manner. Vice Chiwenga said this when he addressed an overflow crowd at Tsungubvi Stadium in Glendale on the last leg of his two day Mashonaland Central tour to drum up support for Zanu PF candidates contesting in the 30 July elections. He urged people to vote for Zanu PF which is...

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Small scale miners mainstay of gold production

Small scale gold miners have been described as the mainstay of gold production in Zimbabwe and should be protected if the country’s economy is to fully recover. The contribution of small scale miners commonly known as Makorokoza has been largely underestimated. Statistics from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) show that small scale miners now account for more 50 percent of annual production hence the need to totally decriminalise their activities and further capacitate them. Aspiring Member of Parliament for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna who has become the face for fighting for the rights of small scale miners in...

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Chelsea FC coaches arrive in Zim

The Shield-Chelsea talent search adventure has reached its climax following the arrival of Chelsea FC coaches headed by Laurence Griffin for the two days at Belgravia Sports Club with over 34 youngsters vying for a lifetime opportunity of flying to London England and playing against Chelsea Football Club legends. The talent search which was unveiled in April is a result of the partnership between Shield, Unilever brand and former English Premier League champions Chelsea. The initiative is sponsored by Unilever under the Shield deodorant brand and will see one lucky Zimbabwean getting a once in a lifetime opportunity of...

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Let’s defend Zim’s land reform process: Nguluvhe

The Zanu PF aspiring legislator for Beitbridge East Albert Nguluvhe says the July 30 elections are a legacy to defend the country’s land reform process. The Zanu PF candidate is upbeat that the party will romp to a sweeping victory in the constituency. Banking on the previous elections where the opposition only got six votes in the Lesanth area where he was addressing voters, Nguluvhe has predicted an even bigger winning margin this year. The party is mobilising all its registered members to cast their votes on July 30. Well wishers have also come up mobilising transport which has always been a challenge in the area. Some have even offered their donkey drawn scotch carts to ferry people to polling stations on July...

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