Day: August 5, 2018

Vic Falls man crushed by train

A Victoria Falls man was crushed by a passenger train on Saturday afternoon near Masuwe River, a few kilometres from the resort town in a suspected case of suicide. The 38 year old man identified as Hilton Makanda was crushed by the Bulawayo bound passenger train. The deceased is said to have been lying motionless on the railway track before being crushed by the train. It is yet to be established whether Makanda was still alive when the train crushed him. When the ZBC News team arrived at the scene, a few Victoria Falls residents were on the scene,...

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ZRP, ZDF dismiss shutdown claims

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) have dismissed social media claims to the effect that Zimbabweans should not go to work tomorrow, Monday 06 August, 2018. In a joint press statement, the ZRP and ZDF “noted with great concern falsehoods that are being peddled on social media which are obviously meant to cause alarm and despondency in the country.” “Some of the false messages include the one where it is alleged that soldiers are calling upon the people of Zimbabwe to go onto the streets and shut down Zimbabwe. For the record, this message...

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Govt hints at ED inauguration date

The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi says President Elect, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa will be inaugurated on or after 12 August, 2018. The results of the presidential elections were announced early Thursday morning with Cde Mnangagwa winning by 50.8 percent, while his closest rival, Nelson Chamisa got 44.3 percent of the vote. Three days after the announcement, Minister Ziyambi was at hand to clarify  the law and put to rest recent speculation on social media platforms over the purported delays in the swearing in of Cde Mnangagwa. “According to section 94 of the constitution, the inauguration...

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Zanu PF congratulates President Mnangagwa

The revolutionary Zanu PF party has congratulated its leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa for steering the party to a resounding victory and controlling the two thirds majority in parliament. In a congratulatory message, the party National Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo hailed Cde Mnangagwa for visionary leadership and commended the people of Zimbabwe for peacefully conducting the elections. He, however, regretted last Wednesday’s unfortunate incident which led to the death of 6 people during demonstrations that rocked Harare. Ambassador Khaya Moyo consoled the bereaved...

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Zim urged to build on positives from polls

Political analyst, journalism and mass media studies lecturer, Alexander Rusero, has urged the nation to forge ahead and draw lessons from the flaws cited in some of the preliminary observer mission reports to strengthen the nation’s democratic tenets. Rusero said it was illustrative that the country had improved immensely from its pariah state label though it was regrettable that the immediate post election phase had been tainted by violence and deaths. Zimbabwe is now in the post election phase and preliminary observer missions’ reports from the continental mother bodies among them the AU, SADC and COMEASA and the Commonwealth...

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Man predicts Zim’s future

Seeing into the future as well as the past is for many people just part of a science fiction movie. Despite the sceptics, there are some individuals who say they have the ability to see into the past, explain current events as well as delve into the future. The last week of July saw many in Zimbabwe tensely anticipate who would win the 2018 elections. On social media platforms, many individuals posted requesting those who have the ability to see into the future to put their heads on the block. One man did so, recording a video which circulated on social media as well as on his YouTube channel. “The 2018 elections will be won by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. God has chosen him to be the country’s leader and despite all the efforts that may be made to scuttle his efforts, he will win,” declared the man, who is a member of the Johane Masowe Echishanu apostolic sect. Now that the elections have been won by Zanu PF as he predicted, what does the ‘man of God’ see next in Zimbabwe? “We have now reached the Canaan that was talked of in the Bible. Zimbabwe is set for prosperous times that will see employment creation as well as investors rushing into the country. We are set for good times ahead as a country,” he added. For the man, his...

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ZSE on the rebound

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE), which was subdued during the election week, recorded gains in the post presidential result announcement trading day. The all share index registered a 0.1 percentage point gain during Friday’s post-presidential result announcement trading session to settle at 114.19 points. The index had shed 0.24 points the previous day and was flat at 114.08 points on 1 August as investors were trading cautiously awaiting the election result. Retail giant, OK Zimbabwe, added 1.47 cents to 23.57 cents per share whilst cement maker, PPC inched up by 0.6 cents to close at $1.22 cents per share....

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ZRP, ZNA presser postponed

The joint press conference by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has been postponed indefinitely. The press conference was scheduled for the ZRP Sports Club in Harare this afternoon and ZRP Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said they have rescheduled the press conference to a date to be announced in due course. She said the postponement of the press conference was due to circumstances beyond their control....

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War veterans call for Zanu PF restructuring

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) says it is high time to restructure the Zanu PF party to fulfill its mandate of saving the interest of the people. The war veterans said peace and unity should characterise Zimbabwe and the nation moves forward in the new dispensation Addressing members of the association and Zanu PF members at the party provincial offices in Harare today, ZNLWVA Secretary General, Victor Matemadanda said they want to follow the footsteps of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in rebuilding the country and strengthening the party. “Going forward, the ZNLWVA urges tolerance to divergent views,...

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EMA relaxes EIA requirements

The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has relaxed the processes for acquiring an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for small scale miners, cushioning the sector against prohibitive costs that had led to non-compliance. In essence, what EMA has done is to remove the intermediary work of consultants who were involved in crafting comprehensive reports for the small scale miners at an inhibitive cost of $5000. Under the new system, miners are expected to save at least $4000 as it involves a simple checklist understandable for a layman. The Zimbabwe Miners Federation has long engaged EMA on the EIA reporting process,...

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