Day: August 13, 2018

Ex-Minister Mathuthu declared national heroine

The late former Minister of State for Matabeleland North Province, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu has been declared a national heroine. Cde Mathuthu died in Harare this morning after a battle with cancer. She was 61. President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited the Mathuthu family home in Belvedere, Harare this evening where he announced the decision to confer Cde Mathuthu with the heroine status, in honour of her work for the development of the country. He was accompanied by the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and his wife, Mrs Mary Chiwenga. The President said the nation is...

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Negate all threats to peace: VP

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to rise to the occasion by negating anything that brings instability and problems to the country. Speaking on the eve of the Defence Forces Day commemorations in Harare today, the Vice President, who is also the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Welfare, said the liberation struggle was fought so that the nation enjoys peace, and as such, everyone from the military personnel, to politicians and civilians, has a role to ensure peace in the country. He said Zimbabweans should remain peaceful and be convinced that no one will come and ‘rebuild...

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Zimbabweans mark Heroes Day

Zimbabweans from across the country converged at various centre for the Heroes Day commemorations in memory of the gallant sons and daughters of the land who sacrificed their lives to liberate the country. While the main event was at the national shrine in Harare and officiated by the President elect, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, the mood was the same in most parts of the country. In Mashonaland East Province, thousands of people converged at the provincial heroes acre in Marondera. Mashonaland East Minister of State, Dr David Musabayana read the presidential speech, revealing that there are plans to turn the...

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Business council joins Heroes commemorations

The National Business Council of Zimbabwe (NBCZ) has joined the rest of the country in commemorating the Heroes Day this Monday, urging the nation to shift focus from politics to economics. NBCZ President, Mr Langton Mabhanga said it is important for business to be involved in national events as this creates a shared vision for Zimbabweans which should be used to build a solid economy. He said it is now imperative to sustain the momentum created by the new dispensation by focusing on bread and butter issues, and putting aside politics. Mr Mabhanga also reiterated the urgent need for Zimbabweans to unite for the purpose of rebuilding the economy that has been facing a number of challenges for many...

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Elections behind us: ED

The President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabweans should honour the heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle through uniting in building a country they all dream of. Addressing thousands of people who graced the national Heroes Day commemorations at the National Heroes Acre today, Cde Mnangagwa said after the 2018 harmonised elections, it is now time to forge ahead and work for economic development. “It is now time to put behind the elections and be united in working to achieve the Zimbabwe we all want. We are indeed building the Zimbabwe we want, growing the economy together, and creating...

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LIVE: Heroes Day celebrations

11:51 – The President urges opposition politicians to remain peaceful and do that which is in the public interest. 11:49 – ED- “Let us move forward with the same determination and single mind, after all we share the same dream for the country.” 11:41 – Cde Mnangagwa says the land reform programme was one of the fruits of the liberation struggle and since it is ‘now behind us, it is irreversible.’ He adds that the task ahead is to fully utilise the land to increase agricultural production. 11:38 – The President says it is now time to put behind...

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Breaking News: Ex-Minister Mathuthu dies

Former Minister of State for Matabeleland North Province, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu has died. Mr Jonathan Mathuthu, who is husband to Cde Mathuthu confirmed that his wife died in Harare this morning.    Cde Mathuthu is the former Minister of State in Matabeleland North and at one point served as the Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services. More details to...

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