Day: August 23, 2018

No rescue yet for 14 trapped miners

Efforts to retrieve the bodies of about 14 artisanal miners trapped at Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi since Monday were yet to resume formally by close of day today. Day three after the informal miners were reported trapped at the mine and nobody has been retrieved so far. Formal retrieval efforts were due to start after 6pm, pending certification of fitness of a hoist that was being fixed to ferry the professional rescue team underground. An informal miner who went underground earlier in the day said he observed body parts of people trapped under a boulder. Rescue teams from Eysher...

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Time for political sloganeering over: VP

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga says the country’s focus should now move from political sloganeering to rebuilding the economy. He was speaking at Greenfields Farm in Chakari on the occasion of a tour of a 350 hectare wheat field where he earlier in the year launched the command wheat programme for 2018. The farm is owned by Mr Colleen Gura. Vice President Chiwenga, who is on a national crop assessment tour, said time for politicking is over as focus should now be on rebuilding the national economy through productivity in various sectors including agriculture. Mashonaland West Provincial Crop...

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More trouble for Mugabe

Zanu PF says it has received the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) petition to strip the naming of Harare’s airport after former president Robert Mugabe. Party national chairperson, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri said she is in support of the removal of the name as Mugabe’s behaviour speaks of a man who has turned against the ethos and values embodied in the Zanu PF party. Cde Muchinguri Kashiri said the war veterans are justified to feel betrayed by Mugabe and their petition is valid. She also castigated the actions taken by Mugabe when he directed the harassment of...

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President mourns Chief Mapanzure

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has passed his condolence message to the Mapunzure family following the death of Chief Mapanzure yesterday. The message was delivered today to the Mapanzure family by the Minister of State for Midlands Province, Cde Owen Ncube. Chief Mapanzure succumbed to prostate cancer on Wednesday evening at Zvishavane District Hospital. The late Chief Mapanzure was born Albert Chimhofu Shonhayi on 15 October 1922 at Ruvanda in Nganono village. Family spokesperson and son to the late Chief Mapanzure, Collen Shonhayi described his father as a hero, while confirming the chief’s death. “It is true that we have lost a father, a hero in chieftainship and it may be difficult to find a unifier in his caliber,” he...

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7 die in Harare Masving road accident

Seven people died early this morning and eight others were seriously injured when two buses side-swiped at the 98 km peg along the Harare-Masvingo highway near Pimbi River. In a statement, ZRP Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the accident, saying the accident involved two buses both belonging to Jarax Bus Company which were traveling in opposite directions. Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba said the driver of the bus which was travelling from Masvingo to Harare encroached into the lane of the oncoming bus, resulting in a side-swipe before veering off the road and overturning. She said the injured...

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Sino Cement ventures into bricks production

Sino Cement Company is set to open a state of the art brick moulding company, a move that will create competitiveness in the brick industry sector. With the construction industry continuing to rise, the Gweru-based cement manufacturer is moving a step further towards tapping into this sector by setting up a multi-million dollar automatic brick making plant that will produce more than 60 million bricks annually. The plant is now 70 percent complete with engineers working on final installations before production begins in two months time. Sino Managing Director, Wang Yong said the brick plant will manufacture high quality...

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ZDF hailed for community projects

ZNA Chief of Staff Administration, Major General Paul Chima has commended the defence forces for their enormous contribution to the socio-economic development of rural communities through the various projects they have undertaken throughout the country. He made the remarks during a handover ceremony of an ECD block at Zhaugwe School in Shurugwi. The construction of two ECD classroom blocks by the ZDF brought smiles to the Zhaugwe community in Shurugwi and was a huge sigh of relief for the little ones of the ECD age group who were not going to school because the nearest good ECD facilities in...

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Mat South fundraises for youth games

The Matabeleland South Provincial Sports and Recreation Committee (SRC) has resumed fundraising for the National Youth and Paralympic Games to ensure all sport codes are represented in the annual event. The games were postponed to December and this has given Matabeleland South province a window of opportunity to raise the $74 000 required for their full participation in games. SRC Provincial Coordinator for Matabeleland South, Lifa Mpofu said prior to the postponement of the games, the province was going to be represented in four out of 12 sport codes as the committee had only managed to raise $2500. “Due to lack of funds, we had taken 29 athletes to Gweru who were going to represent us in athletics, boxing and cricket. However, if we manage to raise the $74 000 required the province will be able to take about 300 athletes to the youth games,” said Mpofu. An appeal has been made for the corporate world to support team Matabeleland South by ensuring that the required funds are raised before December. “It is our hope that we will be able to raise the money that is required. I therefore appeal to the corporate world to assist our athletes so that they can be exposed to such a high level tournament,”said Mpofu. In 2015, team Matabeleland South was sent packing in Mutare after it failed to pay affiliation fees for...

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ZBC to resume ConCourt live broadcast

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) will resume the live broadcast of the Constitutional Court judgement this Friday, the 24th of August, and will also live stream the event on its social media platforms. The national broadcaster successfully beamed live yesterday’s Constitutional Court proceedings and will resume the live broadcast of the passing of the judgement by the nine- member bench of the Constitutional Court led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba tomorrow. ZBC’s radio stations including Classic 263, National FM and Radio Zimbabwe will also be ready to broadcast to millions of Zimbabweans across the country and the rest of...

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FC Platinum remain focused: Mapeza

FC Platinum head coach, Norman Mapeza has outlined the need to be focused after a 1-nil defeat to Harare City saw their lead at the summit of the standings being cut to just one point. FC Platinum’s rivals, Ngezi Platinum gained ground on the log leaders with an emphatic 5-1 win over Shabanie Mine to take their tally to 52 points, just one less than FC Platinum. With the PSL fast moving into a crucial phase of determining who will win the 2018 title, Mapeza remained calm after the platinum miners’ loss, outlining the need for his charges to be focused in their bid to retain the title. “We are still on top with one point, so there is not much to be worried about. If the league ends like this, we would have won. We just need to remain focused on our remaining games which will determine whether we retain the league or not,” he said. While Mapeza may not have particularly been happy with Wednesday’s result, his Harare City counterpart, Mark Harrison was elated. “I am proud of how the boys applied themselves against a team that keeps the ball very well. We just need to keep getting results which is what is expected of us,” he said. The 2018 league race has turned into more of a two horse race although Chicken Inn are not too...

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