Month: August 2018

Horror crash claims 13 lives

Thirteen people were killed while 31 others were injured in an accident involving a commuter omnibus and a bus near Muzvezve River in Kadoma this morning. The commuter omnibus reportedly encroached onto the lane of the oncoming bus resulting in a head on collision. All the 13 who died in the accident were occupants of the commuter omnibus.  Kadoma General Hospital Administrator Ms Fundai Mushandu confirmed receiving 13 bodies at the hospital. She said 30 people were treated and discharged. The driver of the bus is among the injured and is still admitted at Kadoma General Hospital....

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Resuscitate Mpilo cardiac unit, govt implored

Heart patients from the southern region are appealing for government intervention towards the resuscitation of the only cardiac unit in the region at Mpilo Central Hospital which ceased operations 10 years ago. Thousands of children are born every day with some delivered with cardiac conditions whilst some mothers experience post-natal cardiac complications.  Several of those diagnosed with the cardiac condition from the southern region are thus exposed to trying times due to lack of medical facilities to address their problem.     Brave Little Heart of Zimbabwe Coordinator Miss Tendai Moyo says her organisation has been overwhelmed by parents who are in need of assistance to transport their children for cardiac attention to Harare and beyond and appealed to authorities to consider resuscitating the unit at Mpilo. “The situation this side is so bad, we have several children who are facing the heart problems. Some of these kids could have managed to get attention but the problem here is just too much. Right now we have a number of such kids who have lost their lives over a problem that could have been solved. A number are referred to Harare and eventually need constant checkups and yet they don’t have transport money,” said Miss Moyo. Mpilo Central Hospital Clinical Director Dr Solwayo Ngwenya says apart from draining his institution’s coffers through sending patients to Harare for treatment, the lack of cardiac...

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Deliver to electorate, incoming ministers told

Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial youth league has urged the incoming cabinet ministers to work and deliver on promises made to the electorate so as to achieve President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision of achieving a middle income economy by 2030. Provincial youth league chairperson Cde Khumbulani Mpofu said the youths are urging the incoming cabinet ministers to walk the talk on economic transformation.  “We are expecting that whoever is appointed as cabinet minister will work and deliver well. We are expecting cabinet ministers to address youth issues. Whoever is appointed as a cabinet minister, when we knock their doors with youth programmes, they should embrace us and deliver,” he said. He said there is need for decentralisation of the youth empowerment bank so as to enable all youths in the country to benefit from the programme in line with the second republic’s thrust on devolution of power. Cde Mpofu added that young people are versatile and ready to work in different sectors of the economy such as agriculture, mining and...

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New art gallery opens in Norton

A new art gallery has been opened in Somaby area of Norton.  The gallery is collaboration between Dzimbanhete Art and Culture Interactions and United States of America’s Cantica Tabacaru Gallery. the gallery is housed in a tall building being constructed overlooking a valley with the inscriptions Vox Populi which is Italian meaning of voice of the people. Representing Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions Chikonzero Chazunguza said this is a new baby in the arts industry which is going to be a centre for a number of arts exhibitions, while US artists spoke highly of the new centre. “We are happy about this collaboration and it’s a milestone achievement in the arts industry,” said Chazunguza. During the opening of the exhibition, a number of sculptures were on display at a gallery that was designed by Rachel Monosov. The opening ceremony exhibition saw eight artists from Germany, France, Israel, Nigeria, Surinam, US and Zimbabwe participating....

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 ZIFA board seeks re-election

After completing the Cuthbert Dube led board’s term of office, the Zimbabwe Football Association believes that it has successfully carried out its mandate during the period. With the term running out at the end of this year, ZIFA Vice President Omega Sibanda, who confirmed that he would be seeking re-election said despite a difficult terrain, the football mother body has achieved a lot of positive results for the local game, hence the desire to continue at the...

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New mining law awaits presidential assent 

Zimbabwe’s mining sector is on the verge of total transformation as the Mines and Mining Amendments Bill now awaits presidential assent.  The proposed mining sector new legislation which seeks to increase investments was one of the key issues at the Mining and Agriculture Interface held in the capital on Thursday.  Guest of honour for the interface Vice President Kembo Mohadi said in a speech read on his behalf by the Principal Director in his office, Dr Petros Themba Ndlovu, favourable operational climate is important for the country to develop.  “The sector needs policies that can boost the flow of...

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Calls for strong tertiary education institutions

Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira has called for strong institutions that are driven by strong minded people determined to make a difference in the country’s development. Professor Murwira was speaking at the Midlands State University (MSU) annual stakeholders interface meeting. Addressing stakeholders at the MSU’s second annual interface meeting, Professor Murwira said Zimbabwean citizens do not deserve to be in poverty considering the nation’s abundant resources.  “As the country embarks on its journey to transform its economy only the strong willed will be required and those with a casual approach to duty...

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Immigrants flee Soweto attacks, lootings

Immigrants have fled South Africa’s main township, Soweto, following xenophobic attacks which killed three people on Wednesday. Violence broke out after locals accused a Somali shop owner of shooting a teenager and his friend who allegedly tried to break into his store. Police believe this triggered the chaotic scenes of looting and violence, which spread to other areas of Soweto. Residents also accused shop owners of selling expired foods. A police statement says total of 27 people have been arrested. It condemned those who had taken the law into their own hands, and described the disturbances as tantamount to...

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‘Brexit threatens patients care’

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says Brexit poses an immediate risk to the provision of safe and effective care for patients in the United Kingdom. The union has made the warning in a letter to leaders of the UK’s main political parties on behalf of its 435 000 members. It also wants the parties to back a second referendum on any Brexit deal. A government spokeswoman said plans are in place to ensure patients receive the same standards of care after Brexit. The UK will leave the European Union on the 29th of March next year. The chair...

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Chiwenga, Mohadi sworn-in as VPs

The two Vice Presidents of the Republic of Zimbabwe have been sworn-in at State House, in Harare today at a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice Luke Malaba, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa in attendance. First to take his oath of office before CJ Malaba was Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga. Vice President Kembo Mohadi then followed and took his oath of office before the CJ. The two VPs pledged to uphold the constitution and discharge their duties to the best of their abilities. They were both accompanied by their spouses and later held a photo session with...

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