Day: August 3, 2018

Business embraces new leadership

Industry leaders have said it is now all systems go for the economy after the announcement of the presidential elections results which produced President-elect Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa of the Zanu PF party as the winner. The business community has largely embraced the election of Cde Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s new president and expect his new government to escalate the economic trajectory he set in motion December last year. Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) President Mr Sifelani Jabangwe said the attainment of the 2030 middle income status vision is within sight and that work starts now, adding the private sector needs...

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I will challenge poll result: Chamisa

The MDC Alliance says it will pursue constitutional and legal routes to discredit the outcome of the 2018 harmonised elections results held on the 30th of July where President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa was declared winner by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. Addressing the media in the capital Friday, MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa maintained his claims that he won the 2018 harmonised election. Chamisa said his party will take legal action to contest the outcome of the election with the support of the international community. When pressed to reveal evidence on his claims that he got more votes than...

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Zim has huge potential: Word Bank

The World Bank says Zimbabwe can be a middle-income state in a decade. In an interview with Bloomberg, Thursday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, World Bank Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem said with a new president elected this week, Zimbabwe is a country with huge potential and can easily become an upper middle income country in a very short time and depending on the type of programmes, it can be achieved in 5 to 10 years. “It’s a country with huge potential…Zimbabwe has some of the most educated people on our continent, we have human capital and we have...

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I will be President of all Zimbabweans: ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the 2018 harmonised elections where Zimbabweans went out in their millions to vote after a hard fought, competitive and at times heated campaign leading to a peaceful and transparent voting process, is a celebration of democracy and a festival of unfettered freedom,  which Zimbabweans have to be proud of. Addressing local and international media at State House in Harare this Friday evening, the President said with all eyes on Zimbabwe, the country delivered a free, fair, and credible election as the new dispensation had always promised despite challenges. “No democratic process is flawless and ours...

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Politburo congratulates ED     

Members of the Zanu PF politburo have congratulated the First Secretary of the party, President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his resounding victory in the presidential race pitting 22 other presidential hopefuls.  The politburo members led by the party’s National Chairman Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri paid a courtesy call on newly elected President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa Offices this Friday afternoon. Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri said the team is happy to serve under the able leadership of President ED and they are going to rally behind him and support his vision of transforming the country to become a middle income economy...

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Accept poll results, losing candidates urged

In the aftermath of the July 30 polls which saw President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa winning the presidential vote with Zanu PF also clinching the majority vote in the national assembly, a call has been made for the losing candidates to accept the results so that the incoming government can start delivering on its election promises. Political analyst Mr Methuseli Moyo says the election fever is now over and the results are known to all and all what is left is for the President-elect to start walking the talk on delivering on his election promises following his victory. “Every person needs...

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Bilateral seminar tackles youth development

Panganai Nzira, Fuzhou, China A delegation of 50 Zimbabwean officials drawn mainly from the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation and other government departments is in the Chinese city of Fuzhou for a bilateral seminar on youth employment and development. The head of the delegation Mr Mugove Mubhika says the seminar is part of China-Zimbabwe cooperation in areas of human capacity development and will equip participants with knowledge from the development model pursued by China which is the second largest economy in the world. He further states that the bilateral seminar on youth employment and development will empower...

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UPDATED: Congratulations for ED pour in

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the SADC chairperson, has congratulated President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa on his electoral victory.  The presidency in a statement said Mr Ramaphosa also congratulated Zimbabweans on a peaceful election, but expressed concern about the deadly violence that followed the vote. He appealed to all Zimbabwean political leaders to accept the outcome of the elections and to follow the law if they have complaints.  Burundi congratulates ED Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has also sent a congratulatory message to President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa following his election as President of Zimbabwe. Posting on his Twitter account, @pnkurunziza, President Nkurunziza said:...

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Thank you Zimbabwe! – ED

President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed gratitude to the people of Zimbabwe for voting resoundingly for him in the just ended 2018 harmonised elections. Posting on his official Twitter account at 0206 hours today soon after being declared the winner of the Presidential race, he said: “Thank you Zimbabwe! I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe. Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams.” The President-elect said this is a new beginning, urging all Zimbabweans to join hands, in peace, unity and love, to build a new...

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Retailers’ body congratulates President-elect

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has congratulated President-elect Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for being declared the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. In a statement, CZR President Denford Mutashu said the new administration should now implement public policy that stimulates sustainable economic development while eliminating barriers to sustainable business development. “As retailers, we believe that the top issue facing our great nation the day after the election is the same as it was the day before the election – the economy! It is therefore no surprise that the economy is top on the minds of consumers who are also...

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