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12/06/2021
Zim healthcare systems charm Malema

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Zim healthcare systems charm Malema
Mr Julius Malema
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South African opposition leader and rabid critic of the Second Republic, Mr Julius Malema, has been forced to eat humble pie after admitting he is contemplating taking his Covid-19 vaccination in Zimbabwe as he lavished praise on the country’s inoculation programme which has received worldwide acclaim.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader this week urged his compatriots to visit Zimbabwe to get vaccinated in what has become the latest endorsement of the way Zimbabwean authorities have managed the Covid-19 pandemic.

This came after the World Health Organisation (WHO) said it was impressed by Zimbabwe’s transmission and prevention measures in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, which had resulted in low level of infections and mortality.

The World Bank also noted in a report that despite a raft of challenges presented by Covid-19, Zimbabwe was poised to achieve economic growth through adaptations to the pandemic’s disruptions.

Mr Malema’s open endorsement of the country’s vaccination programme comes as local healthcare systems are being configured towards regional and continental leadership to match a middle income society.

“People are being vaccinated in Zimbabwe. I am also considering going to Zimbabwe to get my vaccination. We are going to die before we are vaccinated,” said Mr Malema.

“You were chasing Zimbabweans away and saying they are taking your jobs. It looks like you are going to be chased away when you go to look for a vaccine in Zimbabwe.

“Vaccine is available in Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans are being vaccinated, very soon you are going to be illegally crossing into Zimbabwe to go and get a vaccine,” said Mr Malema.

“Who would have thought one day South Africans could cross into Zimbabwe to go and seek help. We told

South African opposition leader and rabid critic of the Second Republic, Mr Julius Malema, has been forced to eat humble pie after admitting he is contemplating taking his Covid-19 vaccination in Zimbabwe as he lavished praise on the country’s inoculation programme which has received worldwide acc...

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25/05/2021

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PLANT TOUR AND COMMISSIONING OF KILN AND VENEER PLANT OF THE WATTLE COMPANY IN MUTARE, BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT E.D M...
19/05/2021

PLANT TOUR AND COMMISSIONING OF KILN AND VENEER PLANT OF THE WATTLE COMPANY IN MUTARE, BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT E.D MNANGAGWA
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19/05/2021

The Wattle Company has an employment strength of are about 2500 permanent workers and 500 employment strength of contractors who are contracted in the saw mill and some field work. The Wattle Company projects to add 200 more workers to fully capacitate the Veneer plant.

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PLANT TOUR AND COMMISSIONING OF KILN AND VENEER PLANT OF THE WATTLE COMPANY IN MUTARE, BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT E.D M...
19/05/2021

PLANT TOUR AND COMMISSIONING OF KILN AND VENEER PLANT OF THE WATTLE COMPANY IN MUTARE, BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT E.D MNANGAGWA

HE President @edmnangagwa has commissioned the Wattle Company new Veneer Plant used in furniture making.
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There is no better time to invest in Zimbabwe as Government has created a conducive environment anchored by its economic blue print, the National Development Strategy 1, President Mnangagwa yesterday told an Italian business delegation representing 30 companies.

Zimbabwe was strategically positioned as a gateway into the entire African market and boasted human capital development with appropriate skills and competencies, thereby providing an opportunity for partnership and technological transfers.

President Mnangagwa was speaking at State House while addressing a business meeting with the European House Ambrosetti, an Italian based professional group whose influence has been growing significantly globally since its inception in 1965.

The team was led by executive director Mr Pietro Francesco Mininni who was with 25 chief executive officers plus others to explore business opportunities in Zimbabwe.

Senior Zimbabwe business leaders from sectors such as mining, energy and manufacturing attended the event with others following virtually at Munhumutapa offices.

“There is no better time to invest and do business in Zimbabwe than now. I therefore invite you to come to our country and take advantage of the various investment opportunities that are available.

“I assure you that every effort will be made to respond to enquiries and concerns in the spirit of the Second Republic’s culture of dialogue, engagement and re-engagement,” said President Mnangagwa.

He said private sector players were free to join the Government in the expansion and modernisation of infrastructure.

“Private sector players are invited to partner Government in the expansion and modernisation of various infrastructure such as roads, rail, airports, industrial parks, power generation, dam construction, housing and water reticulation among others.

“In Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is strategically positioned as a gateway along the North-South Corridor into the entire African market.

18/05/2021

Government has succeeded in placing the country on a developmental trajectory with a number of infrastructure development schemes being completed while the expected good harvest this year is expected to further boost the economy, a key United Nations agency has noted.

Outgoing United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative Mr Georges van Montfort made the remarks after meeting Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Ambassador Frederick Shava.

The outgoing envoy is ending his tenure in Harare this month.

Mr van Montfort said he would carry the county in his heart and would continue following its processes which he predicted to be on the right path.

“It’s difficult to leave Zimbabwe both from a personal level and a professional level. Such a rewarding place to be.

“I think we have achieved a lot in the past four years in partnership of course with the Government and many of our development partners,” said Mr Montfort.

“So it is bitter-sweet to leave Zimbabwe. It is very difficult especially if we are looking ahead, with hopefully good harvests this year and therefore more potential to invest in development moving forward.

“I would love to remain part of that, but as a diplomat, time is up but I will continue to follow Zimbabwe and carry the country with me in my heart,” he said.

Agricultural successes were anchored on the climate proofed concept which places emphasis on the use of conservation farming techniques to make the most out of small pieces of land.

The successes were expected to play a key role in transforming the country into an upper middle income society by 2030.

Mr van Montfort highlighted some of the projects they had supported Government to implement during his tenure.

18/05/2021

Tobacco farmers need to take seriously the warnings that chopping down swathes of indigenous woodland to feed their curing barns is likely to imperil many of their markets and there is now urgent need to switch to other sources of fuel, such as the eucalypti woodlots being pushed by the Forestry Commission.

There are three factors, and an alliance of three large pressure groups, at work.

First many in the developed world are worried about the loss of tropical and subtropical woodland despite the fact that the bulk of the hardwood forests that once covered much of Europe have been cleared for agriculture and fuel over the past 2 500 years.

A glance at the sort of research being done, and this is backed by local research, shows that in these vulnerable tropical environments serious loss of woodland will lead to desertification, especially when combined with climate change as a result of the growing carbon dioxide emissions.

The second pressure is from those who see forest destruction as leading to heightened greenhouse gas emissions, not just by burning timber, but by removing the carbon sinks that can absorb and lock up carbon from the atmosphere.

The third strand is the anti-tobacco lobby. The health risks from smoking are well-known and accepted. And in time tobacco production will decrease as new generations are less likely to smoke and the growing taxes in most countries make smoking more expensive.

Working towards vision 2030President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwais working tirelessly to make sure Zimbabwe will be an u...
10/05/2021

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President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwais working tirelessly to make sure Zimbabwe will be an upper middle income economy by 2030.
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10/05/2021

ZANU PF CONCERNED ABOUT ANC DEVELOPMENTS

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ZANU PF Secretary for Administration Cde Dr Obert Mpofu has expressed concern by ZANU PF over the developments within the African National Congress.

Speaking during the Administration and Policy Coordination meeting held at the ZANU PF Headquarters this morning, Cde Mpofu said the squabbles must be taken seriously.

"The Party is equally concerned of the current squabbles as a simmering rupture in our Former Liberation Movement (FLM) sister Party, the African National Congress (ANC) which has resulted in the Secretary General, Cde Ace Magashule being suspended and this has sent reverberations in that country," he said.

"The pronouncement by His Excellency and ex-President Thabo Mbeki of a possible split in the ANC is a political risk for the region which ourselves as a sister Party we should take serious cognizance of.

"White capital monopoly is relishing at these events and as an FLM, we are revolutionary bound to engage with the ANC leadership on this matter and also as reciprocation to their delegation visit on understanding the so called 'Crisis' which was being peddled by our detractors."

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IN rural areas, men and women, just as cattle and donkeys, are beasts of burden.Life doesn’t come cheap and easy in the ...
25/04/2021

IN rural areas, men and women, just as cattle and donkeys, are beasts of burden.

Life doesn’t come cheap and easy in the village.

Success also often comes from or after unavoidable physical exertion.

As Bishop Lazi once said, typical life in the village is what God intended ever since he cursed the disobedient Adam in the Garden of Eden.

It is all about sweat and toil.

“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return,” says God in Genesis 3:17-19.

Where the Bishop comes from, it is invariably hard workers that succeed and are exalted, while lazy sloths are slighted and condemned.

While it takes a short trip to the supermarket or grocer for urban folk to put food on the table, in rural areas this can only be possible after a back-breaking cycle of clearing the field, ploughing, sowing and harvesting.

While urbanites endlessly complain about receiving water three days — sometimes four or five days — a week, in rural areas sourcing this basic necessity is an abjectly difficult task.

You have to walk distances to the nearest river, where, in some instances, you have to scoop out frogs or tadpoles that would be leisurely resting in the well.

But usually, especially during the dry season, the water often has a musky taste of cow urine, which, we are always told, is medicinal. Kikiki.

Even the most mundane of tasks such as visiting the township to process maize into mealie-meal is unbelievably daunting, as it involves using a wheelbarrow to navigate circuitous and tortuous paths bogged down by sand, rock outcrops and prohibitively harsh terrain.

IN rural areas, men and women, just as cattle and donkeys, are beasts of burden.

Life doesn’t come cheap and easy in the village.

Success also often comes from or after unavoidable physical exertion.

As Bishop Lazi once said, typical life in the village is what God intended ever since he cursed the disobedient Adam in the Garden of Eden.

It is all about sweat and toil.

“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return,” says God in Genesis 3:17-19.

Where the Bishop comes from, it is invariably hard workers that succeed and are exalted, while lazy sloths are slighted and condemned.

While it takes a short trip to the supermarket or grocer for urban folk to put food on the table, in rural areas this can only be possible after a back-breaking cycle of clearing the field, ploughing, sowing and harvesting.

While urbanites endlessly complain about receiving water three days — sometimes four or five days — a week, in rural areas sourcing this basic necessity is an abjectly difficult task.

You have to walk distances to the nearest river, where, in some instances, you have to scoop out frogs or tadpoles that would be leisurely resting in the well.

But usually, especially during the dry season, the water often has a musky taste of cow urine, which, we are always told, is medicinal. Kikiki.

Even the most mundane of tasks such as visiting the township to process maize into mealie-meal is unbelievably daunting, as it involves using a wheelbarrow to navigate circuitous and tortuous paths bogged down by sand, rock outcrops and prohibitively harsh terrain.

25/04/2021

Second Chimurenga files●

■‘The day we lost seven comrades’

25 APR, 2021

IN this instalment, Cde Sando Kano narrates how his group ran out of ammunition and was overrun. He recounts to our Senior Reporter, TENDAI CHARA, what transpired on that dark day when seven of his comrades were killed.

Cde Sando Kano

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Q: In the last chapter, you were narrating the acts of sabotage that your group carried out in Gaza Province, particularly in Rutenga and Chiredzi. If you can kindly continue.

A: Like I said previously, our group was operating in Sector 2, which was the Mpapa area. We were also operating in the Hippo Valley area. I spent six months in Mpapa and our sectorial commander was Watson Mujuru. He died during the ceasefire period.

Q: From Mpapa, where was your group deployed?

A: From Mpapa, we were deployed to Mberengwa under Detachment 2. That was in 1977. We were now based in Nyamhondo Village. During our time in Nyamhondo, we conducted acts of sabotage, blowing up a sugar-laden locomotive which was on its way from Rutenga to Zvishavane.

We also derailed another locomotive that was ferrying sugar from Chiredzi. After derailing the train, the povo came and looted the sugar.

When the Rhodesian forces came and tried to stop people from looting the sugar, we shelled them heavily. They retreated and the povo returned and continued looting.

We blew up and derailed many locomotives.

Q: Where exactly were you operating in Mberengwa?

A: Nyamhondo is located in Mberengwa. We were operating in such areas as Mataga, Msume, Mapiravana, Mhiri KwaNegare, Machebadza and near Sandawana Mine, up to Mnene Hospital. Our area of operation encompassed areas surrounding Buchwa Mine.

We also operated in Chingechuru where we took emeralds and gave them to the povo who would buy jeans for us. In the Nyamhondo area, we had the Marasha and Stondido bases.
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18/04/2021

Zim @ 41, it is Uhuru

18 APR, 2021

ZIMBABWE marks 41 years of independence from colonial subjugation today against the backdrop of a vastly improved socio-economic environment, civil liberties, peace, stability and an economy on the brink of turning the corner.

All over the country, Zimbabweans will be converging to commemorate a special Independence Day despite the ever looming spectre of a Covid-19 pandemic which has largely been brought under control.

With gatherings curtailed, most will follow proceedings on national broadcaster, ZBC, through its various platforms such as TV, radio and online but this will not take the gloss off the pageantry of the occasion neither will it diminish the importance of the celebrations.

Zim @41 marks an important milestone in the history of Zimbabwe and for the majority black population, this is especially profound given the country’s ugly past of racial injustice and discrimination.

Giant strides made under the First and Second Republics in improving the lot of the black people of this country are immense notwithstanding impediments which threatened to derail the gains of independence.

The Land Reform Programme is the most important achievement of majority rule given the fact that the liberation struggle was waged mainly to recover land stolen by white settler colonialists. Its successful execution and conclusion, which has spawned a generation of economically empowered black people, is a shining example that political independence can be enhanced with economic independence with minimum disruption to the economy.

While Western nations led by former colonial master Britain, its main ally, the United States and other Anglophone nations such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, sought to reverse the land reform programme through sanctions at the turn of the millennium, their machinations have come to grief as evidenced by the astonishing recovery of the Zimbabwean economy under the Second Republic after years.

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T E R R I F Y I N G!!!!! THE ENTIRE BURKINA FASO GOVERNMENT RESIGNS Bill Gates Dirty Tricks in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, by Sussy Vozniak, reporter for Intelicor Press, Vienna. Paris: Secret documents leaked on the fiasco in Burkina Faso expose troubling information on the undercover activities of the American Multi-Billionaire Bill Gates in the small African nation and across the region. Intelicor veterans in Paris express unease as the Burkinabe government led by Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba resigned https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46930537 A leading Intelicor veteran thinks that the reason why President Roch Marc Christian Kabore demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister is related to the matter of the proposed release of genetically modified (GMO) mosquitoes in Burkina Faso under the sponsorship of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The story began in January 2018, when Bill Gates pledged USD $45 million to the health initiative in Burkina Faso. Some felt that the funds were a decoy to cover bribery to top government officials for allowing the program to release the GMO mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. The GMO mosquitoes were programmed at Imperial College London under a grant from Bill Gates to sterilize natural mosquitoes and humans across the African continent over time https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/researchers-to-release-genetically-engineered-mosquitoes-in-africa-for-first-time/ The terrifying news of the secret project for Human Sterilization of Africans with GMO mosquitoes alarmed African leaders, who quickly came down hard on President Kabore forcing him to act. Similar teams are working in Mali and Uganda. The homing endonuclease gene (HEG) that sterilizes the female mosquitoes also could be passed through saliva to humans during bites and the human in turn could pass it on through sexual in*******se to another human, in a cascade that could have the entire Black Continent exterminated before anything could be done
TEAM-ZANU-PF NEWS BULLETIN ED intercedes for love, peace and unity 22 OCT, 2019 - 00:10 0 COMMENTS ED intercedes for love, peace and unity President Mnangagwa, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Bishop Veronica Kwati (far left) and Dr Lucky Mutanda (right) pray during the National Day of Prayer launch at State House yesterday.— Picture: John Manzongo Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa yesterday adjourned a rescheduled Cabinet meeting to attend the launch of the National Day of Prayer at State House where he urged churches to pray for peace and unity. Most Cabinet ministers also attended the launch of the National Day of Prayer, which is the brainchild of First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa. Over 300 denominations were represented at the launch that was attended by over 1 000 people. “We have gathered here at State House not to celebrate the First Family, but to pray to God about the challenges we are facing because He is the only one who can solve them. When I was inaugurated as President last year, I preached for there to be peace, love, unity and harmony in the country and that is what I still preach today when I get the chance,” said President Mnangagwa. “We want peace, love, harmony and a united country. We should not discriminate against each other. I also know that these are the virtues that are also promoted by the Church.” The President said Government would adhere to the dictates of the Constitution that guarantees freedom of religion. He said churches have their right to worship freely and Government respects that provision because if a nation follows Jesus Christ’s teachings, there will be no killing of each other and damaging other people’s property. President Mnangagwa said God was the one who appointed leaders, and the leaders should know that the people they lead belong to God. “However, God does not come to directly appoint individuals as leaders but appoints them through the people. “We have different races across the world and each one of them was given their own country and resources. However, we have other nations that are not satisfied with what God gave them and want to find benefit from other nations’ resources. “This is how conflicts happen between nations; that is why we always pray that each nation benefits from its resources,” said President Mnangagwa. Turning to the issue of political dialogue, the President reiterated his position that he was open to talking to anyone through the Political Actors Dialogue Forum (POLAD). “We have our dialogue as political parties at this place and my arms are stretched to say every political party should come and we build our nation. We are all Zimbabweans, we might get assistance from other nations but we all remain Zimbabweans. “So as churches, pray for there to be peace and harmony in the country,” he said. President Mnangagwa saluted the churches for organising the National Day of Prayer. “I have been at this place since 1980 and I want to tell you that such a thing has not happened before,” he said. He added that the church was free to organise regular prayer meetings at State House whenever they needed. Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa introduced the Cabinet members to the congregants that attended yesterday’s prayer meeting. There were also banners on display at the event promoting the Government’s devolution policy. The banners highlighted the various natural resources found in each of the country’s 10 provinces that could be exploited for the benefit of the respective communities.
TEAM-ZANU-PF NEWS BULLETIN Friday public holiday 22 OCT, 2019 - 00:10 0 COMMENTS Friday public holiday Minister Murwira Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter Government has declared Friday, October 25, a public holiday to allow people to attend the Sadc-initiated regional day of solidarity against sanctions on Zimbabwe, whose main event is slated for the National Sports Stadium in Harare. This follows a decision by the Sadc summit held in Tanzania in August this year to set the day aside for solidarity marches across the region to denounce illegal sanctions imposed by the United States (US) and the European Union (EU). The public holiday was announced last night by Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Professor Amon Murwira while addressing journalists on the 37th Cabinet decision matrix yesterday. “Cabinet received an update on the Friday October 25, 2019 SADC Anti-Sanctions Day from Honourable Vice President Kembo Mohadi. The marchers are expected to assemble at Robert Mugabe Square by 6am, from where they will proceed to the National Sports Stadium at 8am. Highlights of events scheduled to take place at the National Sports Stadium will include entertainment; solidarity messages by various national and international presenters; presentation of research findings on the background and impact of the illegal sanctions; a soccer match between Dynamos and Highlanders football clubs; and the anti-sanctions gala to run from 6pm on the same day till the following morning,” said Minister Murwira, who is also Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister. “Similar activities are expected to take place in various provincial and district centres throughout the country. To further amplify the importance of this day to the economic emancipation and well-being of Zimbabwe, Friday October 25, 2019 shall be declared an official public holiday. “The general public will be advised of more details of logistical arrangements in the build-up to the occasion. We, therefore, wish to appeal to all Zimbabweans across the board to come in their numbers and to actively participate towards the success of this grand and noble initiative.”
TEAM-ZANU-PF NEWS BULLETIN Cabinet receives 2020 Budget Strategy Paper 22 OCT, 2019 - 00:10 0 COMMENTS Cabinet receives 2020 Budget Strategy Paper Prof Ncube Africa Moyo Deputy News Editor Cabinet yesterday received the 2020 proposed Budget Strategy Paper that was presented by Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube. This was said by Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira while briefing journalists in Harare after yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. He was representing Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa. “Cabinet received the 2020 proposed Budget Strategy Paper as presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development,” he said. “The Minister (Prof Ncube)’s presentation took note of the ongoing reforms which are premised on the 2019 national Budget theme — Austerity for Prosperity as outlined in the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP). “Notable milestones in this regard include fiscal consolidation, monetary policy restoration, liberalisation of the foreign exchange market, re-engagement and a number of governance and structural reforms aimed at improving the business environment and to support the productive sectors.” Prof Murwira said the reforms present a “firm pedestal” for the rebound of the country’s economy from next year and beyond. The 2020 Budget Strategy Paper is premised on the understanding that the austerity phase of the reforms will be over by the end of the year, thereby ushering in the era of economic growth and productivity. Prof Murwira said the Strategy Paper took note of the fact that this year, the economy faced “severe exogenous shocks” arising from the El Nino-induced drought and Cyclone Idai, which constrained agricultural activities and electricity generation, bringing about general under-performance of the economy. Government projects the economy to grow by 4,6 percent next year. Further, price increases which currently present a major challenge are expected to stabilise on the back of continued implementation of fiscal and monetary reforms, supported by structural and supply side measures. Prof Murwira said the 2020 National Budget will seek to consolidate the macro-fiscal stabilisation gains secured in 2019. “However, the strategic focus of the Budget thrust will now be anchored on the following objectives: growth and productivity; job creation; competitiveness; and promotion of more sustained and shared development. “Also of importance is the need for a more comprehensive and well-coordinated approach to the implementation of the country’s debt arrears clearance programme,” said Prof Murwira. He added that going forward, Government’s borrowing programme shall be coordinated in order to align the country’s re-engagement to the international financial institutions’ lending policies. “In this regard, completion of the Staff Monitored Programme will be accorded top priority,” said Prof Murwira.