Day: January 4, 2018

GBV needs urgent redress: First Lady

Sexual offences and domestic violence cases remain Zimbabwe’s top priorities that need urgent redress. This comes as the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa toured Ponesai Vanhu Children’s Home in Mashonaland Central Province as part of efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable children. Amai Mnangagwa said traditional leaders, the community and other stakeholders must join hands in fighting child abuse, sexual related offences and domestic violence. She said such crimes affect the well being of children. Traditional leaders in the province promised to partner the First Lady in her call to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. A cross...

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Stop attacking municipal officers, citizens told

Citizens have been urged to desist from violently attacking members of the municipal police who will be carrying out their official duties. This comes after several municipal police officers got injured during clashes with Harare street vendors in the capital. City of Harare spokesperson Michael Chideme said following the injuries of at least 33 municipal police officers, 12 of them being women , the City of Harare has urged the public to desist from taking violent action against the officers but to report any abuses by them. He further noted that vendors must go to the old designated vending...

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Zim rugby looks bright: Mtawarira

Zimbabwean-born South African Rugby Union player Tendai Mtawarira says the future looks bright for Zimbabwe rugby teams given the abundant talent in the country and has highlighted his desire to support the development of the sport back home with the setting up of an academy. The talented Springbok rugby player known as “The Beast” and currently playing for the Sharks in the South African Rugby Competition said Zimbabwe has abundant talented and highlighted the need for increased investment in the development of the sport. Mtawarira who was recently on holiday in the resort town of Victoria Falls commended the...

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Motorsport enthusiasts in for a treat this year

The 2018 Zimbabwe Motorsports Federation calendar highlights include a four part series of the ever-popular drag racing series which has been scheduled for 29 April, 24 June, 26 August and 21 August at Donnybrook Park giving motor sport enthusiasts a not to miss season. The 2018 Zimbabwe motorsports season opens with the main circuit racing event on 03 March, which will be followed by another meeting on 20 May, then 29 July and the final one on 28 October. Following the resurfacing of the whole track the sport has been growing and seen a number of young and new...

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Govt intensifies top dressing fertiliser imports

Top fertiliser imports by government have intensified with bulk of farmers who have been battling to secure ammonium nitrate expected to start accessing the scarce commodity soon. The Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrence Shiri appealed to farmers to remain vigilant as the government is working around the clock to move fertiliser imports into the country. While maize planted under irrigation has reached knee level, a stage which requires top dressing fertiliser, the government has appealed to farmers to be a bit patient as the ammonium nitrate imported to help alleviate the critical...

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Govt welcomes new technological innovations

The government has welcomed the newly innovated Lets Chat application as a positive response towards the creation of local technological innovations. Government has pledged its commitment to the development of local platforms and applications through investments financed by local operators. The move has seen Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries innovating Lets Chat application which was launched on the crossover night and so far has been used by more than 120 000 people.  Approving the innovation, the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Cde Supa Mandiwanzira said the platform will enrich local industries and will provide employment...

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Govt to rollout LTE 400 drug nationwide

A nationwide rollout of the new combination antiretroviral drug called LTE 400 is scheduled to commence this January, with government confirming that adequate stocks of the drug are now in the country. The new user friendly anti retroviral drug is a fixed combination of tenofovir, lamuvidine and efavirance and is taken once a day. The drug was introduced in the country three years ago and was only being distributed at a smaller scale at selected facilities with priority being given to people who were having side effects from using the LTE 600 combination. Head HIV and TB Unit in...

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Lifeline for Chipinge’s 6-year-old amputee

A moment of compassionate awakening has granted a lifeline to Chipinge’s 6 year old amputee Nyasha Razawo who was walking over 4 kilometers to get to school on a wooden leg. Dreams they say are the footprints to reality, Nyasha imagined herself as being like every other little girl with normal legs and rushing to school just like everyone else. But as the ZBC highlighted in its initial story, the young girl had one of her legs amputated when she was just six months leaving her disabled. Bend on defying the odds probably after seeing her exuberance, a well-wisher...

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Empowerment pressure group appeals for industry reopening

A Bulawayo based empowerment pressure group has called for government intervention in assisting local entrepreneurs to reopen some of the shut industry in the city. The turn of the century has witnessed a number of industries in Bulawayo closing shop leading to the City of Kings losing its ‘kontutu ziyathunqa’ status, but some pressure groups in the city believe the closures were part of the economic sabotage. Bulawayo Youth Entrepreneurs Initiative vice president Mr Gift Nhomba said a survey they carried out in the industry shows that most of these firms closed while they were still viable and now...

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Land reform irreversible: Shiri

The government has dismissed reports of giving back land to the white farmers saying the land reform is irreversible as all agriculture land belongs to the state. The Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri, however, said all farmers who benefited under the agrarian reforms programme are allowed to enter into partnerships with partners of their choice whether black or white as long they follow the state’s laid down procedures. “Government’s position that the land reform programme is irreversible will remain forever and any case of farmers who procedurally enter into joint ventures...

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