Day: August 19, 2018

President Mnangagwa mourns Kofi Annan

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed his sincere condolences to the Annan family, the government and people of Ghana following the death of former UN Secretary General and a member of the Elders, Kofi Annan yesterday.  In a statement, Cde Mnangagwa said he learnt with profound grief, shock and sadness of the passing on of Mr Annan, whom he described as an unwavering internationalist.   “Mr Kofi Annan, a distinguished son of Africa, excelled in his diplomatic career spanning over 50 years, and most importantly as the highly respected Secretary General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. During...

Read More

SDA commits to community assistance programmes

Thousands of Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church members attended a one-week church conference in Chipinge where the denomination committed its self to a number of community assistance programmes including construction of health facilities. Helping the needy is part of Christian values with the church expected to compliment government efforts in providing for its people. Pastor William Phiri commended church members for attending the conference in their numbers, and said in line with the aforementioned Christian values, it was unanimously agreed by church members attending the conference at Tanganda that we as a church will construct Checheche Clinic as well as assisting prisoners in the district as part of our programmes this year. “The SDA Church Eastern Division Conference in Chipinge resolved that in September this year, there will be a ground breaking ceremony at Checheche Clinic, with construction work to be undertaken by the church. A number of donations have been lined up to help the community including prisoners. It is the duty of the church to assist the needy,” he said. Over 1500 church members attended the special conference that was held under the theme: ‘Living for...

Read More

Endangered species at Chipinge agric show

The third edition of the Chipinge Agricultural Show doubled the number of exhibitors this year where the exhibitions included endangered species, among others. History talks of dinosaurs with generations that lived after the extinction of giant animals being robbed of a chance to see them facially. This has prompted the move to protect all animals and plants that are at risk of extermination for the benefit of the present and future generations. The third edition of Chipinge Agricultural Show saw the exhibition of not just quality agricultural produce, but also endangered species. National Parks Community Relations, Interpretation and Extension...

Read More

Remain peaceful, Zimbabweans urged

The St John Apostolic Church of the Whole World and Zanu PF supporters joined hands in celebrating the ruling party’s victory in the just-ended 2018 harmonised elections. During the celebrations, indigenous churches and the general populace were urged to take peace as their curriculum to foster development among communities and to desist from acts of violence. Addressing congregants and the community, the Secretary General of the St John Apostolic Church of the Whole World, Mr Evans Mariga and the newly elected Zanu PF National Assembly member for Mhondoro Mubaira, Cde Freddy Kapuya said youths should desist from being used by some politicians to perpetrate violence. “Zimbabweans should to remain calm and peaceful, and continue to pray for our leaders,” said Mr Mariga. “The leadership of President Mnangagwa is associated with innovative strategies aimed at turning around the fortunes of the people through economic revival programmes. I pledge to fulfill the promises I made during the campaign period,” Cde Kapuya said. The event was also attended by business people, traditional leaders and famers from the...

Read More

Human traffic overwhelm Kazungula border

Human traffic volumes at Kazungula border post continue on an upward trend with calls for urgent expansion of infrastructure as well as establishment of additional clearing points in order to cope with the projected increase in the tourists’ traffic and to avoid delays. Statistics from the Department of Immigration show that for the period between August 01 to August 18, traffic volume stood at 21,259 compared to 18,214 recorded during the same period last year. On the other hand, a total of 7,363 visas were issued during the period under review compared to 6,725 issued last year. The growth...

Read More

PSL results

Chicken Inn 1-1 Ngezi Platinum Nichrut 0-0 Highlanders. Herentals 0-0 Caps United Fc Platinum 2-0 Chapungu Black Rhinos 2-0 Bulawayo City Bulawayo Chiefs 1-0 Harare City Mutare City 2-1 Shabanie Mine Triangle 2-1 Yadah Dynamos 1-0 ZPC...

Read More

Colleagues hail Cde Mathuthu’s leadership

Zanu PF Politburo members and the women’s league executive have described the late national heroine, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu as an unassuming and hardworking cadre who served the nation with distinction. Speaking at the National Heroes Acre where they bid farewell to their colleague, the Politburo and Women’s League members also thanked President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Zanu PF leadership for according Cde Mathuthu the national heroine status. Zanu PF National Chairman, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri said Zimbabwe is poorer without Cde Mathuthu, whom she described as a well organised administrator, adding that her impact was felt at all levels...

Read More

ZPCS family week hailed

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS)’s family week has been hailed for enabling successful rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates by increasing their interaction with the society. For many former inmates, getting out of prison is the first step in a long and difficult journey of starting afresh as they would have gone out of touch with the developments in their communities and even at family level. For some, it will be a time to come face to face with those whom they wronged who in many instances may not have forgiven them. Thanks to the ZPCS for introducing the family week which allows inmates interaction with the society, a move which they also believe prepares them back into the society. At Chiredzi Prison, while many were enjoying quality moments with their families, for some it was a normal week in prison as they feel that their relatives and friends haven’t found a place in their hearts to forgive them, however life goes on. Chiredzi Prison Chief Correctional Officer, Peter Chadira said society plays an important role in the successful rehabilitation and integration of offenders into the community. As part of their efforts to build relations between inmates and the society, the ZPCS introduced a family week last year to allow inmates more time with their visiting relatives and friends. This years’ edition started on Monday and ended this...

Read More

Mliswa calls for unity

Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa held victory celebrations in Norton yesterday, calling all candidates who lost to join him in uplifting the standards of living for the people. It was a day to remember for most Norton residents who thronged Norton grounds for the celebrations. For the legislator, the message was that of unity among all the people of Norton. “What we want is unity so that we all contribute to the development of our area regardless of political affiliation or fortunes during last month’s elections,” he said. Some community leaders present, who include the Chairperson of war veterans in...

Read More

Nation loses an unassuming leader: ED

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the nation has lost an unassuming and humble leader in national heroine, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu, who was buried today at the National Heroes Acre in Harare. Addressing mourners gathered at the national shrine to bid farewell to former Minister of State for Matabeleland North Province, President Mnangagwa said the entire nation will remain proud of the visionary, zeal and enthusiasm that Cde Mathuthu had throughout her political career. He described her as a peacemaker, who never looked back on her conviction that unity is key to development. The President said Cde Mathuthu was a strong...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2