Day: August 29, 2018

ED appoints leading lights into Commission of Inquiry

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed high profile figures into a 7-member Commission of Inquiry into the post election violence that led to the death of six people in Harare on 1 August. The commission is made up of foreign and local members who are: former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, UK based Queen’s Counsel Rodney Dixon, former Commonwealth Secretary General and Nigerian national Chief Emeka Anyaouku, former Tanzania Defence Forces Chief General Davis Mwamunyange, UZ Dean of Political Science Professor Charity Manyeruke, UZ Dean of Law and NCA leader Professor Lovemore Madhuku, President of the Law Society of Zimbabwe...

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Zim-Germany to establish Joint Permanent Commission

Zimbabwe and Germany are set to establish a Joint Permanent Economic Commission to ensure implementation and monitoring of economic bilateral agreements. A high powered Germany delegation led by its Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa where issues of bilateral economic cooperation were discussed. Among key agreements was the establishment of a Joint Permanent Economic Commission which will monitor implementation of economic agreements. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo says Germany has shown total commitment to various economic partnership and renewed cooperation. The German envoy has...

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Agric value chain needs revitalisation: Chiwenga

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has challenged the private sector to come up with comprehensive and realistic proposals to help government revitalise the entire agricultural value chain from field to industry and exports.  Retired General Chiwenga, who was guest of honour at the 6th annual Agri-Business Conference held at the ongoing Harare Agricultural Show implored captains of industry to embrace the new dispensation and craft policies which are realistic and in line with the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra so as to revive agriculture which is the mainstay of the economy. “We must work as a nation...

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We now pay farmers in 3 days: GMB boss

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has reduced the number of days being taken to process farmers payments for grain deliveries as measures to fill up the national silos intensify. The GMB is now paying farmers in 3 days after delivering grain to the national silos. This marks an improvement from the start of the 2018 grain selling season when payments were processed in 2 weeks. Speaking at the Presidential Inputs Scheme launch at Mupinyuri School in Guruve South, GMB General Manager Mr Rockie Mutenha urged farmers to take advantage of the quick payment processing time. “There is no reason...

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Mvurwi couple seeks assistance for daughter

A Mvurwi family is in desperate need for assistance to fend for their 21 year old daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy. Dambudzo Makore was diagnosed with cerebral palsy just three months after birth in 1997. The brain disorder renders her unable to control any of her body movements, muscle tone or posture. At 21, Dambudzo weighs 8kgs and needs attention round the clock. Her parents are in desperate need of assistance as they are unemployed and currently staying at a dilapidated farmhouse designated for refurbishment as a clinic at Tarastore in Mvurwi. “She is unable even to chase away flies or turn. Whatever position I leave her in is the position that she remains so. We go to Mvurwi every three months and have to buy medicine to control fits,” said Aida Sithole, her mother. “I’m not working and donors who come here say we can’t help much if you don’t have a place of your own, so we are appealing for land and a borehole so that we can do farming and poultry projects,” Moses Makore, father to Dambudzo, said. Dambudzo recently got a wheelchair from the Department of Social Welfare but her parents struggle to provide decent meals and to buy sunscreen lotions for their 4-year old grandson Whitney who lives with...

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Eldorado disaster: Rescue mission abandoned

Mines and Mining Development officials have resolved to abandon the rescue mission at Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi where a dozen miners were trapped last week after deeming the exercise impossible and unsafe. The decision was reached at after engineers and former workers of the mine made an assessment of the scene and were convinced it was impossible to carry out the exercise. Reports indicate that it is not possible to retrieve the bodies of the illegal miners from underneath the huge rock which trapped the said dozen miners early last week. The area is said to be unsafe to...

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President ED mourns GMB blast victims    

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed his condolences to families of the four deceased persons who passed on as a result of an explosion at the Grain Marketing Board Lions Den silo complex. In a statement, President Mnangagwa said: “On behalf of the party, Zanu PF, government and on my own behalf, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the families which have lost their loved ones. In the same vein, I wish speedy recovery to all those injured in the valiant rescue efforts that followed the explosion.” President Mnangagwa also said state assistance will be extended to all...

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Water crisis hits Masvingo    

Residents of Masvingo have gone for more than a week without consistent water supply following the breakdown of two pumps at Bushmead Water Works. The city fathers say they are working to get the situation under control. Following more than a week of inconsistent water supply in most parts of Masvingo City, city engineer Tawanda Gozo has attributed this to the breakdown of two of the three pumps at Bushmead Water Works. He said given that only one pump is functioning, council is failing to provide residents with adequate supplies. “If the situation is normal we use 2 pumps...

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Black Rhinos Queens maintain unbeaten run

Black Rhinos Queens beat a stubborn Cyclone Stars by a goal to nil to maintain their unbeaten run in a Zimbabwe women’s football soccer league mid-week match played at Chirodzo Primary School in the capital. The log leaders found the net mid-way into the second half through winger and former Mighty Warriors captain Felistas Muzongondi who finished off a well worked move. Black Rhinos coach Kudakwashe Matuwi dropped a host of the team’s stars to the bench who included midfielders Kudakwashe Bassopo, Eunice “Dude” Chibanda, Captain Talent Mandaza and midfielder Daisy Kaitano. The log leaders dominated ball possession but...

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BN Soccer Academy back from UK tour

BN Soccer Academy has returned from a successful week-long tour of the United Kingdom which they were hosted by Football CV Academy with three players impressing the UK scouts. Director of BN Soccer Academy Bhekimpilo Nyoni said the tour was very successful and an eye-opener to some of the 11 players he took to the UK for a week-long training camp and were part of 44 players from all over the world at the training camp. BN Soccer Academy struck a deal with Football CV Academy in the UK that saw top English academy club managers coming to Zimbabwe...

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