MDC to defy High Court judgement

MDC to defy High Court judgement

By Natalie Chiwomadzi MDC says its elective Congress set for Gweru will not be abandoned despite the High Court judgement that has nullified Nelson Chamisa’s presidency. High Court Judge Justice Edith Mushore ruled that Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri’s appointments to the party’s vice presidency were illegal and that the party must quickly hold an extraordinary Congress to choose Tsvangirai’s successor. Addressing a press conference MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the Congress will go on as planned despite the Justice Mushore’s judgement. “For the avoidance of doubt, preparation for the main…

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Zimnat donates to Melfort Old People’s Home

Zimnat donates to Melfort Old People’s Home

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMNAT says it is going to provide free insurance cover for Melfort Old People’s Home two vehicles. Speaking on the donation, Zimnat chief executive officer Mustafa Sachak said they agreed to provide cover for the two vehicles for the whole year to ensure that the home’s vehicles are on the road legally. “The chairperson of Melfort Old People’s Home approached Zimnat Group for assistance for vehicle insurance cover after the institution received a donation of two vehicles,” said Sachak. The institution faces a number of challenges, among…

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Team Zimbabwe UK to promote tourism

Team Zimbabwe UK to promote tourism

By Natalie Chiwomadzi TEAM Zimbabwe-UK chief executive officer Marshall Gore says that apart from playing football, they have also come to help promote the country’s tourism sector as well as reconnect with the Zimbabwe culture. Speaking at a press conferencing/ addressing the media, Gore said that “beyond football, we are here to introduce these upcoming stars and allow them to understand the Zimbabwean culture and also to get to know the country,” he said. Gore also added that they will be taking videos and pictures and that they will do…

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Dubai, Zimbabwe civil servants incentive travel deal

Dubai, Zimbabwe civil servants incentive travel deal

By Daniel Chigundu DUBAI Civil Service Office has met with Zimbabwe over an incentive travel proposal for its civil servants. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which is arguably the largest travel show in the Middle East. The deal is said to have been necessitated by the proposal from Zimbabwe and its good destination showing at the ATM fair. Zimbabwe Tourism Authority head of corporate affairs Godfrey Koti is among the Zimbabwean delegation in Dubai confirmed the development. “Team Zimbabwe has just…

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Homelink empowers women entrepreneurs

Homelink empowers women entrepreneurs

By Daniel Chigundu FINANCIAL concern Homelink has financed women, entrepreneurs, to come and exhibit their products and services at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). The women are drawn from the country’s various districts and are showcasing their various products in the arts that range from agricultural produce to arts and craft among many others. Homelink took a huge exhibition stand to allow the women to exhibit their wares to both potential local and international buyers. In an interview at the organisation’s exhibition stand in Hall 4, Homelink marketing manager…

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Cllr. Maiko is the new Chitungwiza Mayor

Cllr. Maiko is the new Chitungwiza Mayor

By Staff Reporter CHITUNGWIZA Town Council has finally elected a substantive mayor 7 months after the nullifications of Councillor Gift Tsverere election to the top seat by the High Court. The new Mayor Councillor Lovemore Maiko of MDC Alliance polled 16 votes against Zanu PF’s Councillor Kevin Mutimbanyoka who managed only 7 votes. Councillor Musa Makweza of MDC Alliance was elected Deputy Mayor with 16 votes outclassing Zanu PF’s candidate Councillor John Matienga who got 5 votes while 2 ballots were deemed to be spoiled votes. Speaking after his election,…

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KAZA TFCA is the right direction

KAZA TFCA is the right direction

By   Staff Reporter ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira says the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) should work to transform lives of surrounding communities among many other things. Countries under the KAZA TFCA are seeking to collaborate in the conservation of natural resources and promote tourism whilst boosting the socio-economic environment for their local communities. Addressing delegates at the KAZA TFCA Ministerial Meeting currently underway at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Minister Mupfumira said everyone has a role to play in realizing this dream…

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Edgars banking on salary increases

Edgars banking on salary increases

By Staff Reporter CLOTHES retailing and manufacturing concern Edgars Stores Limited says it anticipates a better working environment buoyed by an anticipated salary increase in the economy. The government which is arguably the largest formal employer in the country is currently in negotiation with its workers on the possibility of salary increases. Civil servants constitute a huge chunk of Edgars and Jet Stores customers where they take clothes and cosmetics on accounts. In a statement accompanying the company’s abridged unaudited results for the 52 weeks ended 6 January 2019, Edgars…

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More call time for just a Dollar

More call time for just a Dollar

By News correspondent  ZIMBABWEANS can get more value for money using their local mobile network lines by simply manipulating the already available intra network promotions, which gives users about 10 minutes per every dollar if they are calling local However this option for a long time has been limited to intra calls while across network charges a maximum of 3minutes 30sec for a dollar, a figure out of reach for many. The best way, though most people are beating this costly mode is by simply jabbing mobile networks sim cards and convert…

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Zim among the highest in Africa on Mobile Penetration

Zim among the highest in Africa on Mobile Penetration

Zimbabwe was once recorded nation with World’s fastest mobile penetration, around 2008 it jumped from 8% to 37%, come 2013 we recorded the highest ever of 106%, We should have been doing something right, especially in terms of policy toward mobile access during those years Today we are amongst the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa. The growth can be attributed to a number of factors chief among them affordable mobile voice calls and sim cards purchase. Mobile penetration rate has since 2014 been on an upward trend hovering in the region…

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