Day: July 26, 2018

MDC Alliance takes campaign to Chitungwiza

The MDC Alliance took its campaign trail to Chitungwiza’s Chibuku Stadium where the party leadership rallied supporters to ensure they vote the party into power on Monday. The party’s presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa told the supporters that he had addressed six rallies today alone, making it 79 rallies to date and the people of Zimbabwe had now come to a point of no return. The party leadership also called on their supporters to picket at the polling stations after casting their votes.  The 2018 harmonised polls have witnessed peace and tranquillity if compared to previous elections which were marred...

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ED to win elections by 73%: Survey

A poll survey by a non-governmental organisation, Free and Fair Foundation has revealed that Zanu PF will romp to victory with 73% percent of the total votes in the presidential election. After a nationwide constituency based research and analysis supported by mathematical extrapolation of results, the survey concluded that Zanu PF will win by a huge margin in both the National Assembly and presidential elections to be held on Monday. Speaking at the organisation’s headquarters in Harare Thursday, Executive Director of Free and Fair Foundation, Mr Gabriel Chaibva dismissed talks of a run-off by saying the election will produce...

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Vendors’ resilience hailed

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed deep appreciation for the culture of hard work, resilience, perseverance and determination among vendors in Zimbabwe in the face of economic challenges that have visited the country in the last two decades. For a long time, the game of cat and mouse between urban councils and vendors has been a common feature as authorities face the dilemma of clean, orderly cities and allowing vendors to eke out a living. In a speech read on his behalf by the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri during an interface with the vending community...

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No shut down of fuel stations: Minister

The government has dismissed as desperate politicking moves by some members of the society who are peddling falsehoods about a shutdown of service stations through the social media, insisting that contingent plans have been put in place to address the sudden steep in demand of the commodity on the local market. Addressing journalists in Bulawayo this Thursday, the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said the government has reduced the ethanol concentration in fuel at service stations from E20 to E10 with immediate effect up to the 8th of next month as a way to...

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No room for corruption in new dispensation: S.K Moyo

Bambadzi and Malalume communities in Bulilima East constituency have been challenged to shun corruption and embrace development initiatives being spearheaded by the government. Addressing supporters at a rally in the constituency, Zanu PF Politburo member and Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said Zimbabwe’s new dispensation has no room for corruption. He urged councillors to uphold servant leadership so that the standards of living of the people of Bulilima especially in the health sector can be improved. The district has grossly silted dams, a major problem to its thriving livestock business, a low communication systems and...

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Mthwakazi party campaigns in Bulawayo

The Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) held its rally in Bulawayo yesterday with the leadership urging supporters to vote for the party to achieve devolution of power. During the rally in Bulawayo central, the party also took the opportunity to introduce its parliamentary and local authority candidates to the electorate. Speaking to the ZBC News on the sidelines of the rally, MRP Spokesperson, Mr Mbonisi Gumbo said people particularly in the southern region are warming up to their concept of devolution of power, saying it will provide the answers to the development agenda of the area. MRP, which failed to...

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Chamisa’s lawyer speaks out

Harare lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu has uncharacteristically waded into the political fray by conducting a press conference where he made insinuations that nothing short of a Nelson Chamisa victory will be acceptable to his client. Advocate Mpofu told journalists that the electoral mother body, ZEC had given his client a raw deal but they had numerous secret strategies which they will activate to deal with rigging mechanisms and ensure a transfer of power once his client emerges victorious. During the election season, lawyers are usually visible at the courts filing electoral petitions, but this time around, Advocate Mpofu joined...

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ED pledges to rebuild Matapi flats

President Emmerson Mnangagwa this morning visited residents of Mbare who tragically lost their home in a fire incident on Monday and assured them that their flats will be rebuilt. On his way to the Robert Mugabe International Airport where he departed for the BRICS Summit in South Africa, Cde Mnangagwa passed through Matapi flats in Mbare to witness firsthand the damage left behind by the inferno. On his twitter page, the president wrote: “Today I was in Mbare to meet and listen to residents who tragically lost their homes to fire. I assured them that we will rebuild their...

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President in South Africa for BRICS Summit

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who left Harare this afternoon, is in Johannesburg, South Africa where he will attend tomorrow’s BRICS Africa outreach programme which seeks to foster inclusive growth among the world’s five major emerging economies and Africa.  President Mnangagwa was welcomed at the Waterkloof Airbase Airport by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr Kebby maphatsoe. His visit comes as the government of Zimbabwe is forging ahead with plans to transform the economy and turn the country into a middle income country by 2030. President Mnangagwa has pointed out several times that modern infrastructure is a...

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ED meets AU, SADC, COMESA observers

President Emmerson Mnangagwa this morning met three election observer missions from the African Union (AU), SADC and COMESA, which briefed him on their deployment ahead of Monday’s harmonised elections. AU Head of the observer mission, Mr Haile Mariam Dessalegn said the incumbent government has a double role in that while participating in the elections, it has to ensure that resources are available and ensuring a condusive environment. He briefed the President on the observer mission’s deployment plan which comprises a long term observation team and a long term one which leaves on the 14th after observing the post election...

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