‘Two Feared Dead In 23 Floor Elevator Free Fall Incident At Bulawayo’s NRZ Building’.

‘Two Feared Dead In 23 Floor Elevator Free Fall Incident At Bulawayo’s NRZ Building’.

Two people are feared dead after an elevator had a free fall twenty three floors down the NRZ building in Bulawayo. Information currently trickling in at the site of the accident says that a female employee of the Bulawayo Beitbridge Railway Company housed on the 23rd floor of the building got into the elevator late yesterday evening upon knocking off from work and got stuck in the elevator before it could leave the floor. The…

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Mnangagwa Officially Hands Over Refurbished Sports Facilities To Bulawayo Council

Mnangagwa Officially Hands Over  Refurbished  Sports Facilities  To Bulawayo Council

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially handed over to the Bulawayo City Council and Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development sports facilities that were refurbished by the government ahead of the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Under 20 Youth Games that were held in Bulawayo last December. The hosting of the AUSC youth games in Bulawayo paved way for the refurbishment of stadia and other sport facilities. The facilities…

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Mandatory Unleaded Petrol Blending Ratio Up From 10-15 Percent In Zimbabwe

Government has increased the mandatory blending ratio of unleaded petrol from 10 percent ethanol to 15 percent with immediate effect following significant improvement in supplies of ethanol from Green Fuel. The move is likely to see a decrease in the pump price of the blend which is currently pegged between $1,46 and $1,53 per litre, depending on location. Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge announced the new ratios in a Government Gazette published…

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Parastatals Board Members, Face Dismissal As Government Stems corruption’

Parastatals Board Members,  Face  Dismissal As Government Stems corruption’

Board members of several parastatals face imminent dismissal as Government flexes its muscle to stem corruption through the National Code on Corporate Governance. This week alone, board members from three parastatals were fired for corruption, gross abuse of financial resources and poor corporate governance. The code, which came into effect in April, provides a framework for corporate conduct for both the public and private sectors focusing mainly on issues of corruption, corporate disclosure, communication and…

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Legislators Want The Age of Marriage Consent, For Both Genders , Raised From16 To 18 years

Legislators Want The Age of Marriage  Consent, For Both Genders , Raised From16 To 18 years

Legislators in Zimbabwe want the age of marriage for both males and females raised from 16 to 18 years. Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana has comes under attack from senators across the political divide over his recent sentiments that children as young as 12 years old could be married if they were idle. MDC-T senator for Midlands, Lilian Timveos, is steering the motion in the Upper House calling on the government to enact and enforce laws that…

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United Nations (UN) Calls For An End To Child Marriages In Zimbabwe.

United Nations (UN)  Calls For An End  To Child Marriages In Zimbabwe.

The United Nations today adds its voice to ongoing calls to end child marriages in Zimbabwe. Child marriages are not only an affront to the dignity and well-being of individual girls; they also deprive nations of the social and economic benefits that derive from an educated and skilled female population. “I call upon all stakeholders to accelerate efforts to end this harmful practice,” Bishow Parajuli, UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe has said. “The notion that…

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‘Vascoda Mugabe, Arrives In Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

‘Vascoda Mugabe,  Arrives In  Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who is the current chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Double Troika summit on Lesotho, reports say. The summit, which kicks off on Friday in Pretoria, is expected to find a solution to Lesotho’s political crisis, following the death of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao. Mahao was allegedly shot dead by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) in his village home…

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Mugabe’s Government, Strong Arm Tactics Are, Fears Of Vendors Starting An Uprising

Mugabe’s Government, Strong Arm Tactics  Are, Fears Of Vendors Starting An Uprising

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s government is terrified of “an uprising fronted by vendors” hence it has resorted to strong arm tactics to remove them from the streets, the Zimbabwe Informal Sector’s Organization (Ziso) said Friday. The group that represents thousands of informal traders who have rejected two government ultimatums to vacate their stalls in urban areas, condemned the recent forced removal of informal miners in the Mazowe Valley. “Ziso suspects that there may be underlying political…

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‘Zimbabwe must continue to fight poverty, unemployment & inequality ‘ Thomas Mapfumo (70)

THE people of Zimbabwe must continue to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality “to give meaning to the years of sacrifice during the liberation struggle”, exiled music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has said in a statement marking his 70th birthday. The Lion of Zimbabwe, as Mapfumo is known by his legion of fans, has, since the days of the liberation struggle, used his music to highlight the injustice, corruption, grinding poverty, human rights violation and economic decline…

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