Day: August 7, 2018

Zanu PF thanks Wimbo’s church for support

Zanu PF has thanked Vadzidzi VaJesu apostolic sect for praying for the nation and helping the party attain victory in last week’s elections. This came out during a memorial service for Aaron Mhukuta Gomo commonly known as Mudzidzi Wimbo at the Zimbabwe Centre Africa headquarters in Goora, Shamva. Addressing relatives and congregates, Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Monica Mavhunga extended President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s gratitude to the church for praying for the nation and continuously supporting Zanu PF. “I have been sent by our President to thank you for supporting Zanu PF,” she said. Vadzidzi VaJesu apostolic sect Secretary, Shepherd...

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Author publishes two Ndau books

Author and publisher, Ishmael Penyai has moved a gear up in his career after publishing two books in the local Ndau language, becoming one of the leading promoters of his native language, culture and traditions. Language is considered the flesh and blood of human culture and as such, understanding one’s language is a gateway to appreciate a particular culture. This is the view share by Penyai who published an anthology of poetry in Ndau titled: Yarira YaJesu WeJerusalema and another book written in prose titled Rekete Chindau. Penyai said the book Rekete Chindau is about the Ndau culture and explores issues like customary marriage, witchcraft and mermaids, among others as part of the preservation of indigenous knowledge from one generation to the other. “Rekete Chindau seeks to raise an appreciation on the Ndau cultural beliefs and traditions. It is a book that depicts the Ndau way of life,” he said, adding that the anthology Yarira YaJesu WeJerusalema talks about Christians who fail to live an exemplary life and calls on the importance of living a holy life. “Christians mostly fail to live an exemplary life as stated in the Bible. The book seeks to influence Christians to move away from pagan practices and start living in line with the dictates of God,” he said. With the country on a process to include Ndau in the national school’s curriculum, production...

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ZEFF congratulates election winners

The Zimbabwe Economic Freedom Fighters (ZEFF) has congratulated all winners of the recently held harmonised elections, challenging them to accept the outcomes gracefully. In a statement, ZEFF described the election period as having been insightful, leaving them with a lot of lessons. While indicating their displeasure with their performance, the party that participated under the People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC), revealed that a review of the alliance would be made soon after gathering the views coming in from the structures. Party President, Mr Innocent Ndibali, challenged all political players to accept the results so that focus can now shift towards development. “As a mass driven political movement, we believe that the people spoke through casting their votes. We call upon every political party to respect the will of the people who voted. Anyone who has any grievances, let them pursue a legal route to avoid plunging the country into chaos and anarchy,” he said. Mr Ndibali further called for the ensuring of fairness in land ownership with the need for former president, Robert Mugabe to relinquish some of the land that he allegedly owns. “The government announced that the former president Mugabe owns 21 farms. We are firmly pursuing that the government takes about 20 farms from him so that he remains with one as per our belief that one family one farm. We will also be doing a follow...

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Typhoid kills 5 in Mkoba

Five people have died in Gweru’s Mkoba high density suburb in a suspected case of an outbreak of typhoid. Health authorities suspect the typhoid outbreak has been caused by use of contaminated borehole water. The outbreak has been reported in Mkoba 15, 18 and 20, and the Gweru City Council has already declared a typhoid outbreak in the area following laboratory tests. The city’s health authorities are urging residents to drink safe running water from the tapes but the people are not taking heed. The ZBC News visited the affected areas where residents were attending funerals of two teenage...

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Siblings with genetic disorder appeal for help

Four siblings in the Sezhube area of Umzingwane believed to be suffering from a genetic degenerative disorder, which has left them physically challenged, are appealing for assistance to undergo further medical tests and treatment. It is hard to believe that the four siblings, Velile Ncube (49), Nokuthula Ncube (42), Welcome Ncube (41) and Bukhosi Ncube (37) used to lead normal and happy lives. In fact, Velile, who was born with a speech and hearing impairment, said he used to be a boxer of note during his heydays in Bulawayo, with a dream to take his passion for the sport...

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State firms seek global certification

State owned firms have started submitting proposals to be certified with globally recognised standards and regulatory authorities as they seek to be competitive and provide efficient products or services. The government companies and ministries have been the missing link in terms of providing internationally acceptable products and services. This has seen the public sector lagging behind regional and global competitiveness. Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) Director General, Dr Eve Gadzikwa said the new Public Entities Corporate Governance Act, which is focused on best business practices for parastatals, has seen the public owned firms inquiring on the possibilities of globally acceptable product or service certification standards. “They are coming to inquire on what can be done to ensure that they can comply, remember it has not been all that rosy in terms of compliance so they are really serious over the issue so that they can improve their service or product portfolios,” she said. The standards certification plan is being made when the government earlier this year announced plans to dispose stake in some of its entities, restructure operations, merge departments or firms and possible listings on the local stock...

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Khupe endorses polls, calls for unity

MDC-T President, Dr Thokozani Khupe says the 2018 harmonised elections were by far the freest when compared to all past elections in spite of some teething problems they encountered which she attributed to ZEC’s maladministration. Addressing a press conference in Harare this afternoon, Dr Khupe said “[the election was] one of the freest to some of us who in previous elections were forced to send our children outside the country’s borders and could not sleep in our own homes for fear of violence. It is time to forge ahead as a nation and unite to fight the economic challenges...

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ZRP urges caution ahead of Heroes holidays

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has urged motorists to exercise due diligence and caution during the forthcoming Heroes and Defence Forces holidays. Road carnage during public holidays has been a perennial problem for the country despite various awareness programmes aimed at reducing accidents. Just four days before the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays, the ZRP is once again reminding motorists to be cautions and avoid carnage on the roads. ZRP spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba says police will be deploying in full force to ensure there is effective monitoring of driving behaviour on the back of an upsurge in...

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Industrialist speaks on new govt expectations

As the new government takes shape after the elections, the business community eagerly awaits appointments to key ministries for engagements on the new strategies to move the country forward in an accelerated economic drive. Renowned industrialist and businessman Mr Busisa Moyo says there is an urgent need for reengagement for finance, markets and technology development. He says government has to engage creditors, especially those whose agreements were violated to regularise the country’s arrears and deal with the external debt. “As a country, we have to re-engage for access to markets, finance and technology. We also have to engage our...

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Zim future bright: Italian envoy

Outgoing Italian ambassador to Zimbabwe Enrico Agostini says the future of Zimbabwe is bright and Italy is prepared to further its partnership with the new political dispensation to further development in the country. Mr Agostini made these remarks when he met President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Harare today. The Italian government and Zimbabwe share friendly bilateral relations that have seen Italian corporates working in the area of infrastructure provision with the latest project being the Tokwe Mukosi dam in the lowveld that has given hope for a better life for people of Masvingo province through command fisheries...

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