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First Lady donates 3000 chicks to Harare women

Disbursement of day old chicks has began under a chicken rearing project funded by the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe. It was all smiles at Zanu PF Harare provincial headquarters as the Women’s League received 3000 day old chicks to kick-start poultry projects. Zanu PF Harare Province Women’s League Chairperson, Cde Joyce Kasinamunda expressed gratitude to the First Lady for the programme which seeks to empower women. Dr Mugabe is on a national capacity building programme comprised of training and the current distribution of 3000 chicks per each province free of...

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VP Mphoko mourns senior civil servant Mbele

The Principal Director in the Office of Vice President Phelekhezela Mphoko, Mr Forbes Mbele, who died on Saturday at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo has been laid to rest at Mutasa Cemetery in Gweru. Speaking during the burial today, Vice President Mphoko described the late Mr Mbele as a hardworking and a very  professional man who was dedicated to the civil service. He said he had known the late Mr Mbele from the time he became Vice President, adding that he was a quiet but very intelligent and professional man of great integrity. He urged the Mbele family to take heart and celebrate a life well lived and urged the children to carry their father’s legacy of hardwork and integrity forward. Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda sent his condolence message to the Mbele family, saying the civil services will certainly miss his principled stance in defence of professionalism. Dr Sibanda’s condolence message was delivered by the Permanent Secretary in the office of Vice President Mphoko, Mr Thabani Ndlovu. The funeral of the late Mr Mbele had started with a church service at his home in Northlea, Gweru where Cde Mphoko led the body viewing procession as mourners paid their last respects. During the wreath laying ceremony, Cde Mphoko laid a wreath from President Robert Mugabe, while Midlands Provincial Minister of State, Cde Jason Machaya...

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President Mugabe arrives in Montevideo

President Robert Mugabe has arrived in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay where he is expected to join other world leaders for the World Health Organisation global conference on non-communicable diseases. President Mugabe, who is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Walter Mzembi, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa, Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba and some senior government officials, arrived at the Carasco airbase in Montevideo this Tuesday morning. The Conference will be held in three segments commencing with the Dialogue of Member States, United Nations agencies, and non-State actors. The second segment will be for ministers from...

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Half a million people register to vote

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) CEO, Mrs Constance Chigwamba says a total of 485 827 people have registered since the rolling out of the biometric voter registration blitz phase one last Monday the 10th of October. The figure includes prospective voters from static registration centres for the period between 18 September and 9 October 2017. The figure however does not include submissions from 610 out of the 2 591 centres as of Sunday 15 October at 4 pm. The 610 centres could not submit their figures by Sunday due to problems in connectivity and communication as officers have to drive...

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War vets prepare for congress

Preparations for the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association congress scheduled for December and aimed at ushering in a new leadership are progressing well. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, ex-Political Detainees and Restrictees, Retired Brigadier General Asher Walter Tapfumaneyi said the interim national executive headed by Cde Patrick Nyaruwata is busy mobilising resources and members as well as working on an constitutional amendment ahead of the December congress. He revealed that the Ministry is working towards uniting all former freedom fighters. Cde Nyaruwata said the team is busy working round...

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