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China keen to assist developing countries

Jerold Sasa in Beijing, China The 19th congress of the Communist Party of China was officially opened by Secretary General Xi Jinping who set out an agenda for the party for the next five years. The party’s congress theme which reads: ‘Remain True to Our Original Aspiration And Keep Our Mission Firmly In Mind, Hold High The Banner Of Socialism With Chinese Characteristics, Secure A Decisive Victory In Building A Moderately Prosperous Society In All Respects, Strive For The Great Success Of Socialism With Chinese Characteristics For A New Era, And Work Tirelessly To Realise The Chinese Dream Of...

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Senior citizen commits suicide over dead pet

A 69 year old Borrowdale man in Harare has committed suicide by shooting over a dead pet, saying life was unbearable without it. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the incident which happened on the 13th of this month. In a statement to the ZRP Officer Commanding Police, Acting Harare Provincial Community Relations Liaison Officer, Assistant Inspector Chazovachiyi said the deceased called his friends, relatives and lawyer to inform them that he was failing to cope with life without his cat, which he lived with at an old people’s home. According to the statement, the unnamed senior citizen was then found in a pool of blood by a friend who checked on him the following day. Assistant Inspector Chazovachiyi urged members of the public to seek counseling from community and church leaders as well as relatives to avoid such...

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Tsholotsho homes behind schedule

The government is working to ensure the construction of all the 319 homesteads for Tsholotsho flood victims is completed before the onset of the rainy season. This came out after a tour by the Tsholotsho North legislator, Professor Jonathan Moyo at Tshino and Esawudweni villages to monitor the progress. The construction of the homes is way behind schedule and the outstanding building material and manpower required for the project was only released 10 days ago. The building material is sometimes offloaded by the highway roadside, leaving locals with a mammoth task of moving the material to the various construction sites. Professor Moyo expressed concern that the targets have not been met, adding that any further delays will put the flood victims in a worse off situation, if the rains start earlier than anticipated. “It turns out that what they need is, each site needs at least three tractors with trailors and water bowsers. Each site needs at least 20 000 litres of water and that water is not available here on either site, so they need to find an alternative source and they can get water at the Gwayi river and this is where they will get the water,” he said. Professor Moyo also donated food hampers to the locals who expressed gratitude for the kind gesture. The construction includes additional classroom blocks at Tshino Primary School as well...

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Motorist bemoan new parking system

Motorists have bemoaned new parking regulations in Harare’s central business district with cars now being billed for every single entry into a parking bay. Under Harare City Parking, new regulations parking tickets are not transferrable to other bays and motorists now pay for each time they change bays. A cross section of motorists including those encountered on the way to City Parking traffic section to make enquiries after being clamped told ZBC News it is now inconvenient for them to do business in town. City Parking marketing manager, Mr Francis Mandaza said the price of parking has not changed...

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Shamu meets traditional leaders

The newly appointed Minister of State for Mashonaland West Province, Cde Webster Shamu has held an interactive meeting with chiefs from the province. The meeting was part of the newly appointed minister’s first steps in interfacing with key leadership in the province. The platform presented the traditional leaders with an opportunity to spell out to government some of the challenges  they are facing as well as to express their gratitude to government for providing relief food to families affected by drought induced hunger in the 2015 /2016 season. Through their provincial council leader Chief Dandawa, the traditional leaders also...

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