Category: Local News

11-year-old girl appeals for $40k assistance

An 11 year old girl from Matenda area is appealing for $40 000 to undergo a skin treatment in India. The girl was dumped by her mother at birth as she was born with scales all over the body. It is reported the mother initially wanted to abort her. The mother had to succeed during the second attempt after she fled to Gweru leaving the girl in the custody of her grandmother, an ailing Gogo Chirashwa. Gogo Chirashwa said she had no option but to relocate to the rural area after efforts to raise the $40 000 hit a brick wall for the girl to undergo a skin treatment in India. “We have tried in vain to raise money after a Gweru based medical practioner advised the ailment can only be cured in India,” Gogo Chirashwa said. Tanya, an intelligent Grade 5 pupil who is always come out on first position at school said she had to leave with the outcast tag with her colleagues labelling her all sorts of names. “They call me Garwe (crocodile) but my grandmother told me to leave them alone,” she said. So dire is the situation that even village head Godfrey Muguvisi confirms the family is always on the priority list of needy families. “Life is not good for the family and I am appealing for assistance on their behalf so that the...

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ZDF, PLA to further strengthen relations

China has pledged to maintain the cordial relations between the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which dates back to the colonial era. The ties between China’s LPA and the ZDF are to strengthen further with more cooperation in military circles improving ZDF. Addressing the Chinese community, diplomats and ZDF senior officers at the Chinese Embassy in Harare during the 91st anniversary of the PLA celebrations, the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Huang Ping said China occupies a vital place in the history of Zimbabwe since pre-colonial times. “We are no longer colleges but true friends as we built our PLA and ZDF,” said Ambassador Ping. Senior Colonel Li Jun Chinese Defence Advisor in Zimbabwe highlighted that the PLA was founded in 1927 for the Chinese struggle leading to the eventual attainment of independence in 1949. “Our relations with Zimbabwe’s ZDF dates back to early 1960s,” he said. Air Force of Zimbabwe Air Vice Marshal Shebba Shumbayawonda who was standing in for Commander ZDF General Philip Valero Sibanda also said China has provided the training and weaponry and other logistical support to Zimbabwe’s revolutionary struggle during the country’s liberation war. “The outcome of our liberation could not have been the same without the unwavering support from China,” Air Vice Marshal Shumbayawonda said. China has also helped Zimbabwe in other areas like agriculture, mining and industry...

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ZRP promotes officers countrywide 

More than 1 000 non commissioned police officers from the force ranks countrywide have been promoted as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) seeks to win back public trust and confidence. Speaking on behalf of the ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga during the promotion parade for 172 non commissioned officers in Harare at Morris Depot today, Officer Commanding Harare Province Senior Assistant Commissioner Elliot Mvere said the promotions took into account the need to ensure a 50-50 gender parity. “The initiatives are being made to ensure we do our work in a diligent manner for the benefit of the nation,”...

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Zim celebrates African Anti Corruption Day

Zimbabwe joined the rest of Africa today in celebrating the African Anti Corruption Day, an event organised by the government through the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). The African Union declared 2018 as the year to win the fight against corruption and this year’s celebrations are running under the theme, “Winning the Fight against Corruption, a Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”. “Fighting corruption is a collective effort and as such heads of African states came up together and 40 countries ratified the Convention on Corruption and the focus now is on winning the fight against corruption,” said the board member...

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Cabatsha community borehole commissioned

The goodwill gesture by the First Lady Umama Auxilia Mnangagwa to the Cabatsha community in Bulawayo by drilling and fitting a borehole with a hand pump to provide water has been officially handed over to the beneficiaries.  The Cabatsha community is located at Mvutshwa farm near Trenance and is a humble settlement of former farm workers. The place has no proper sanitary facilities and depends on the Bulawayo City Council for the precious liquid through a water-bourse. The place has an unplanned settlement with poor roads and could easily pass as a squatter camp and has been in existence...

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