Day: September 10, 2018

Cholera hits Manicaland

The cholera scare has reached Manicaland with three cases so far recorded two admitted at Murambinda Hospital and the other at Rusape District Hospital. Buhera District Administrator Mr Freeman Mavhiza said a couple believed to have recently been in Harare has been confirmed patients of the cholera disease and are admitted at Murambinda Hospital in quarantine. “We have a couple admitted in hospital because of cholera. They were recently in Harare and they consumed food from an illegal food outlet. They are receiving treatment and they are getting better. My office is working with the ministry of health in...

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Elephant Man arrives in Zim

Close to two months after launching the 4 200 kilometres walk from Kenya to South Africa dubbed East-Southern Africa Elephant Walk, Kenyan man Jim Nyamu has arrived in Zimbabwe on his mission to raise awareness about elephant conservation. Nyamu who is now known as the Elephant Man has made headlines globally for his ivory belongs to elephants campaign walk. Driven by the desire to end the depletion of the African elephant population due to poaching the trained research scientist from Kenya, Nyamu decided to embark on a gruelling walk from Kenya to South Africa. The East-Southern Africa Elephant Walk will see the elephant man passing through six regional countries preaching the gospel of anti-poaching.  After spending 30 days in Zambia as part of his East-Southern Africa Elephant Walk, Kenyan ‘Elephant Man’ Nyamu arrived at the Victoria Falls border post this morning accompanied by the Zambian team of conservationists and Livingstone Mayor Mr Eugene Mapuwo. “We are confident that the walk will bring about the desired results, that it will motivate us all to work towards conserving the wildlife heritage,” said Mr Mapuwo. A handover ceremony was done at the port of entry with the symbolic handing over of the national flag to the activist to mark the start of his campaign in Zimbabwe. Nyamu highlighted his journey so far as adventurous and tough and called on the need for...

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ED committed to work towards economic revival

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has already outlined his vision of making Zimbabwe a middle income economy by 2030 and the newly sworn-in men and women are now carrying the weight of the nation’s expectations. The cabinet ministers and their deputies have committed to work towards economic revival and improving people’s livelihoods. Probably the highest expectations in Cde Mnangagwa’s team lie on the shoulders of internationally renowned technocrat in the mould of the new Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube, who is expected to make fiscal adjustments in the face of foreign currency shortages and the liquidity crunch in...

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It never rains for Marondera Municipality

Marondera Municipality fire brigade vehicle was extensively damaged when it was involved in an accident on its way to Cherutombo suburb around 9pm to attend to a fire incident along Ruzawi road on its way to a fire incident. The car which was extensively damaged rammed into the cast-wall at Marondera Agricultural Show Society after the driver lost control. According to Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza, the driver who had two fellow fire fighters were heading towards Cherutombo when he lost control veered off the road. The driver and his colleagues were seriously injured and taken...

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Zim boxers shine at Chivhu boxing tourney

Zimbabwean boxers dominated the Charles Manyuchi Sports Academy – Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) sponsored Zimbabwe versus Zambia boxing tournament held at Philjoen Lodges in Chivhu. The tournament is one of a series meant to develop boxing and promote exchanges between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The bout card which had 11 fights, 5 international matches also included some amateur fights involving students at the GZU in Masvingo. The boxing event ended well after midnight in the early hours of yesterday morning and was punctuated by song and dance. Even the rain showers that fell did not deter the open air tournament...

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New Insolvency Act hailed for protecting creditors

The new Insolvency Act chapter 604 is viewed as the best legislation that promotes the ease of doing business and encourages the participation of creditors in cases of insolvency. The new Insolvency Act chapter 604 expressly repealed chapter 607 and provided an enabling environment for business. Before the new act, the law gave powers to appointed judicial managers at the expense of creditors. The new law has consolidated all insolvency laws under one legislation and protects the interests of creditors by giving them power to select a creditors committee and the power to vote for or against a proposal...

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Harare gears up to decongest the CBD

The City of Harare says their bid to decongest Harare’s Central Business District will soon be achieved following remarkable progress at all three new ranks currently under construction. The Harare City Council said the construction of Quarry bus terminus in Warren Park, Coventry and Coca Cola will assist in decongesting the CBD by year end. City of Harare principal communication manager Mr Michael Chideme said they have been facing funding problems to finish the projects but remarkable progress has been recorded this year. “We expect to be using these ranks by year end so that we make our city...

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River bank cultivation a cause for concern

The Environment Management Agency (EMA) says it highly concerned by river bank cultivation which is depleting water sources that are critical for human use and the ecosystem. EMA said the rate at which urban farmers are cultivating along rivers banks in Harare is alarming threatening the existence of rivers through siltation. In an interview with the ZBC News in Harare, EMA public relations official Mr Rambwayi Mapako said the long arm of the law is going to take its course on those found cultivating on river banks. “Some fertilisers are dangerous and harmful when they dissolve in the water...

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Warriors expected home tomorrow

The Zimbabwe national soccer team, the Warriors, is expected back home tomorrow afternoon after playing out a 1-1 draw against Congo Brazzaville yesterday. A 1-all draw away from home saw the Warriors remain at the top of Group G with the stalemate against Congo Brazaville taking Zimbabwe’s points tally to 4. The Democratic Republic of Congo also moved to 4 points but the Warriors are top courtesy of a superior goal difference. Reacting to the Warriors performance, football analyst Stanley Katsande was pleased with the Warriors’ performance though pointing to some areas that Sunday Chidzambwa needs to work on....

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204 prison ZPCS officers graduate at Ntabazinduna

Prison officers have been challenged to play their part in the transformation of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) facilities into fully fledged rehabilitation centres. Speaking during a pass-out parade for 204 graduates that were made up of 31 females and 173 males who completed the assistant principal correction officer conversion course 1 of 2018 at the ZPCS Ntabazinduna Depot, the guest of honour from the Public Service Commission (PSC), Commissioner Stephen Ngwenya, described the course as important in the transformation of the ZPCS as it pursues the rehabilitation of inmates thrust. Using the three months long strenuous...

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