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16/07/2020

President Mnangagwa says harmony and peace are key in achieving middle income target by 2030
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ZANU PF FIRST SECRETARY & PRESIDENT CDE ED MNANGAGWA'S COAL AND COKING COAL PROJECTS TOUR  IN HWANGE DISTRICTThe Preside...
16/07/2020

ZANU PF FIRST SECRETARY & PRESIDENT CDE ED MNANGAGWA'S COAL AND COKING COAL PROJECTS TOUR IN HWANGE DISTRICT

The President Mnangagwa now delivering his address:
Says Agriculture and Mining can turn around the fortunes of the country
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Monafa Investment in Binga.
Liquids from coal has been established.
Per Lusulu Power Project to produce 2100 megawatts
Minister Chitando ends his presentation
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16/07/2020

Mr Rautenbech says US$ 1.2 billion to build two additional 300 megawatts power generation plants
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Mr Rautenbech says at completion the project will create 2000 jobs, with a production of 3000 tonnes per month
Capacity to supply ZPC with adequate coal.
There will be no shortage of coal
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16/07/2020

Western Areas Colliery owner Billy Rautenbech giving his address:

Project to contribute towards growth of the economy.
Confirmed the availability of viable commercial deposits with a life span of 25 years

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A $US12 Billion Mining Journey By Year 2023: VISION 2030

ZANU PF FIRST SECRETARY & PRESIDENT CDE ED MNANGAGWA'S COAL AND COKING COAL PROJECTS TOUR  IN HWANGE DISTRICTThe Preside...
16/07/2020

ZANU PF FIRST SECRETARY & PRESIDENT CDE ED MNANGAGWA'S COAL AND COKING COAL PROJECTS TOUR IN HWANGE DISTRICT

The President H.E ED Mnangagwa has arrived at the Western Areas mining plant
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15/07/2020

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Businessman Guzah dies
 15 JUL, 2020

Walter Nyamukondiwa Kariba Bureau
Zanu PF Mashonaland West Province is considering recommending liberation hero status for its former vice chairman, legislator, businessman and indigenisation and economic empowerment proponent Cde Keith Guzah who died at his home in the early hours of yesterday.
He was 57.
Central Committee member and Zvimba South legislator Dr Phillip Chiyangwa said liberation war status will be a befitting honour for the economic empowerment advocate.
“Keith did so much in fighting for black economic empowerment and we are recommending liberation hero status,” he said.
“He also did a lot as vice chairman of the party, Zanu PF. This will not be a new thing because another black economic empowerment proponent Peter Pamire was accorded the same status after his death in 1997.”
“When he contested in the Hurungwe West constituency by-election, I was his campaign manager and funder. He was our vice chairman in the Zanu PF provincial executive. He did a lot for the empowerment of people.”
Cde Guzah participated and won in a fiercely contested Hurungwe West by-election against the then incumbent, but now expelled former Zanu PF provincial chairman Mr Temba Mliswa in 2016.
His daughter Nicole said the death came as a shock to many people, adding that her father died after complaining of having difficulties in breathing.
His body, she said, was taken to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for further tests to determine the cause of death.
She described her father as a calculative person who had a passion and drive to succeed.
“I don’t have anything concrete about his final moments besides that he was having trouble breathing for the past few weeks and had been tested for Covid-19 twice and the results were negative,” said Nicole.
“Dad was a self-made man who demanded respect and got it because he was determined and very intelligent.”
Zanu PF members and legislators who worked with Cde Guzah in the 8th Parliament expressed shock at his sudden death.
Mourners are gathered at Number 6 Fairview Close, Greendale, Harare.

15/07/2020

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President to tour Hwange projects
 15 JUL, 2020

Bulawayo Bureau
President Mnangagwa is expected to embark on a two-day visit to Hwange starting tomorrow, where he is set to tour a number of projects.
The coal sector, which was previously dominated by Hwange Colliery Company Limited, has been on the rise in recent years following the coming in of new players such as Makomo Resources, Zambezi Gas, South Mining and Liberation Mining.
President Mnangagwa is expected to officially open South Mining New Coking Project.
He will also tour other coal mining companies and assess power generation projects.
Coal Producers Association chairperson, Mr Raymond Mutokonyi said: “This is a historic moment to have the President visit us for two days. We are excited by this as it shows the importance of the sector and leadership will understand our operations better.
“Coal is critical in the energy generation side of the economy. We are a serious enabler to the industry and it is exciting that we have seen a number of players coming on board in the last few years and they are established now.
“We are focusing on value addition now through coke production, which we export and expect to get more forex for the economy.”
Businessman and economic analyst, Mr Morris Mpala, said revitalising the coal and energy value chain was strategic for the entire economy.
Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs Minister Richard Moyo said the President’s will activate the province to do more in terms of speeding up the implementation of developmental projects and spur economic growth.
According to the Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe, coal output increased from 2,9 million tonnes in 2017, to 3,1 tonnes in 2018.
The positive trajectory continued in 2019 at a projected four million tonnes.
The Chamber has noted that a number of coal projects are expected to come on stream in the outlook, with new investors such as Sunlight Energy, RioZim, among others, expressing interest.
The industry is being weighed down by low coal prices offered by the biggest sole consumer, the Zimbabwe Power Company, inadequate foreign exchange allocations and capital challenges.
President Mnangagwa and his delegation will have a hectic schedule, which will see him get a briefing on the coal and hydrocarbons sector overview at Western Areas before the tour and ground-breaking ceremony.
After the tour, President Mnangagwa will officially launch the South Mining New Coking Project, after which he will visit JinAn/Tutu Coking Coal Project and Hwange Colliery Company’s Chaba Mine.
On Friday, the President will tour Dinson Colliery, ZZCC Coke Plant, Zambezi Coal and Gas Mine and Makomo Resources.
He will wrap up his visit by touring the US$10 million 300MW Zimbabwe ZhongXin Electric Energy (ZZEE) power plant where a signing ceremony will be conducted.
Once complete, the ZZCC coal-driven power station on the outskirts of Hwange, will contribute 300MW into the national
grid.

15/07/2020

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Coal to fuel economy – Export focus and value addition to create more jobs
15 JUL, 2020 - 00:07 0 COMMENTS
Coal to fuel economy – Export focus and value addition to create more jobs
Prosper Ndlovu, Business Editor
THE coming in of new players in the coal sector has seen the country up its output in the last few years with increasing focus now anchored on value addition and exports.

Given its vast coal deposits and other natural resources, Matabeleland North province is primed for major economic transformation as more investors venture into coke production, which is a lucrative element of coal exploitation with higher potential for increased export earnings and downstream economic gains.

Previously dominated by Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL), the sector now has ruthless competition as new players seek a share in supplying the domestic and export market where they also tussle with regional producers.

HCCL now competes with Makomo Resources, Zambezi Gas, South Mining and Liberation Mining. The significance of the coal industry to the economy comes under spotlight this week with President Mnangagwa expected to visit Hwange tomorrow and Friday to explore its operations and officially open South Mining New Coking Project. He will also tour other coal mining companies and assess power generation projects.

“This is a historic moment to have the President (Mnangagwa) visit us for two days. We are excited by this as it shows the importance of the sector and leadership will understand our operations better,” said Mr Raymond Mutokonyi, who chairs the Coal Producers Association.

“Coal is critical the energy generation side of the economy. We are a serious enabler to the industry and it is exciting that we have seen a number of players coming on board in the last few years and they are established now.

“We are focusing on value addition now through coke production, which we export and expect to get more forex for the economy.”

As the coal value chain industry expands, Mr Mutokonyi said Hwange and the entire province and the economy at large, were poised to reap a huge dividend in terms of job creation and a vibrant service industry due to a wider scope for increased disposable incomes.

He said exporting presents more opportunities for increasing capacity utilisation for the sector, which would lay a solid ground for revival of support industries in transport and spare parts manufacturing.

Hwange-born businessman and economic analyst, Mr Morris Mpala, said revitalising the coal and energy value chain was strategic for the entire economy.

He said the coal mining dividend for Matabeleland North was also augmented by the diversity of tourism attraction centres whose investments stand to equally benefit from the coal value chain.

“Value addition of coal should be the norm. Coking coal is the future in that it has many by products for different industries such as fertiliser producers, tar for road construction and steel manufacturing among others. These highlight the significance of the black gold to the economy of this country,” said Mr Mpala.

“With these investments, expectation is on increased employment, export proceeds, technology and skills transfer. What we need is a shared valued model that allows a win-win scenario to say ‘how do locals get involved via their investment vehicles and Govt initiated schemes’.

“Value addition critical and at the same time we seek smart production, which is environmentally friendly. Our coal can still be sustainably exploited to aid power generation despite growing global campaigns against it.”

Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs Minister Richard Moyo has said the President’s will activate the province to do more in terms of speeding up the implementation of developmental projects and spur economic growth.

According to the Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe, coal output increased from 2.9 million tons in 2017, to 3.1 tons in 2018. The positive trajectory continued in 2019 at a projected four million tons.

The Chamber has noted that a number of coal projects are expected to come on stream in the outlook with new investors such as Sunlight Energy, RioZim, among other projects expressing interest.

However, industry players have said they are being weighed down by low coal prices offered by the biggest sole consumer, Zimbabwe Power Company, inadequate foreign exchange allocations and capital shortages.

Of major concern to new entrants are the high Special Grant fees that are reported to be a major barrier to the execution of projects. The high fees have also affected the oil and gas sector that is still in its infancy.

President Mnangagwa and his delegation have a hectic schedule ahead as indicated in the tentative programme for the tour.

To kickstart his visit tomorrow, the Head of State will get a briefing on the coal and hydrocarbons sector overview at Western Areas before the tour and ground-breaking ceremony. After the tour, President Mnangagwa will officially launch the South Mining New Coking Project after which he will visit JinAn/Tutu Coking Coal Project and Hwange Colliery Company’s Chaba Mine.

On Friday, the President will tour Dinson Colliery, ZZCC Coke Plant, Zambezi Coal and Gas Mine and Makomo Resources. He will wrap up his visit by touring the US$10 million 300MW Zimbabwe ZhongXin Electric Energy (ZZEE) power plant where a signing ceremony will be conducted. Once complete, the ZZCC coal-driven power station on the outskirts of Hwange, will contribute 300MW into the national grid. The project is being done in phases of 50MW with the first phase to be completed in October 2020.

On completion the power plant will consume 300 000 tonnes of coal annually and ZZCC has applied to Government for a Coal Special Grant (CSG) in order to enjoy economies of scale once the firm starts producing coal to support its operations.

Presidential Communications
14/07/2020

Presidential Communications

H.E, The President, Cde E.D Mnangagwa has retired Zimbabwe Prison And Correctional Services (ZPCS) Chief Paradzai Zimhondi

Chamisa faces Bulawayo revolt11 June 2020 - 00.07 GMTDaily News Mugove Tafirenyika SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tafirenyikam@dail...
11/07/2020

Chamisa faces Bulawayo revolt

11 June 2020 - 00.07 GMT

Daily News
Mugove Tafirenyika
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
[email protected]

MDC- Alliance is facing a revolt in Bulawayo with reports that some councillors and legislators want to join acting MDC-T leader Dr Thokozani Khupe.

According to insiders, the councillors and MPs, fearing a recall by Dr Khupe, are advocating for a settlement between Dr Khupe and their leader Mr Nelson Chamisa failure to which they would join the former deputy Prime Minister.

The development has caused ructions within the MDC Alliance resulting in the recent removal of Ward 4 councillor Clr Silas Chigora as Bulawayo East district chairperson.

While the MDC- Alliance has charged Clr Chigora with working against the party and denigrating Chamisa, insiders said his actual crime is “warming up” to the idea of joining Dr Khupe.

Contacted for comment MDC- Alliance Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Mr Swithern Chirowodza said only Chigora has been singing from the MDC-T hymnbook.

“What I can say is, I do not know of any other councillor but what I know is that Bulawayo East district has suspended Ward 4 Councillor Silas Chigora pending a disciplinary hearing. I don’t want to pre-empt the issue but I understand it has to do with working against the party,” he said.

Mr Chirowodza added that Clr Chigora has been, “parroting the semantics and polemics of our opposition,” in reference to MDC-T.

Clr Chigora is accused of denigrating Mr Chamisa accusing the MDC- Alliance of, among other things, lying about the alliance agreement, the status of the Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare which has since been taken over by Dr Khupe.

Efforts to get a comment from Clr Chigora yesterday were fruitless as his mobile phone rang continuously without being answered.

Sources insisted that many councillors want to cross over.

“Chigora is targeted because of the belief that he is leading clique that wants to join Khupe and the hope is that the move will scare others from the decision.

“There is a WhatsApp chat group of MPs Senators and Councillors where it has been expressed that the whole fiasco between Khupe and Chamisa could have been avoided had there been dialogue,” said an insider.

“Some councillors and MPs are therefore calling for dialogue and if that fails then they will cross over to Khupe because they don’t want to lose their seats. The feeling is that Khupe has shown beyond doubt that those who don’t fall in line will be ejected from seats and most don’t want to fall by the way side.”

Dr Khupe has, in three phases, recalled 21 Members of Parliament for working against the MDC-T.

In the last round Dr Khupe recalled from Senate, the following: Keresencia Chabuka (Manicaland province), Spiwe Ncube (Bulawayo), Phyllis Ndlovu (Matabeleland North), Meliwe Phuti (Matabeleland South), Gideon Shoko (Bulawayo), Bhebhe Sinamupande (Matabeleland North), Tapfumaneyi Vunganayi (Mashonaland East) and Hellen Zivira (Bulawayo).

https://www.newsday.co.zw/2020/07/chamisa-faces-bulawayo-revolt

We will expose them until they realize who we are
10/07/2020

We will expose them until they realize who we are

Biti, Sikhala Face Off At Gogo Chamisa's Funeral 10 July 2020 - 00:09The Masvingo Mirror 0 Comments The burial of Gogo C...
10/07/2020
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Biti, Sikhala Face Off At Gogo Chamisa's Funeral

10 July 2020 - 00:09

The Masvingo Mirror

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The burial of Gogo Chamisa was turned into a political storm between VP Tendai Biti and the National Vice Chairman Job Sikhala. Sources linked to Masvingo Mirror reveal.

Vice President Tendai Biti is under the spotlight for plotting to topple Chamisa. The relations between the two are fast deteriorating, sources in the party reveal. Chamisa is reportedly miffed by Biti's conspiracy for engineering a precipitous take-over, which is strongly supported by the US Embassy in Harare.

It has been reported that during the funeral Sikhala warned Biti: "Kumedza mate hakusi kudya nyama, ramba uchimedza mate isu tichidya nyama ” (“Swallowing saliva does not mean you have eaten meat. Continue swallowing saliva as we eat meat.”)

VP Kore tried to diplomatically reprimand the two reminding them of the need to respect the event, unfortunately her efforts came to naught as Sikhala tongue-lashed his colleague. “I want to tell my brother Tendai Biti that we know what you have been doing and your plans to destroy the Alliance. Please keep off matters to do with our MDC Alliance and focus on your failed PDP. Our party does not have two or three leaders. It has only one: the people’s President, Nelson Chamisa. Please leave us alone,” Sikhala said.

According to reports, the public discord was so dramatic that Biti was embarrassed to an extent that he refused to stand and speak as the Vice President. The other co-principal Kore appeared to urge him to take to the podium but he refused.

Sikhala then proceeded to lecture Biti and told him to mind his own business and to leave the Alliance alone. He said the MDC A is the voice of the people and is prepared to win the 2023 election without him (Biti).

However, the funeral was attended by hundreds of mourners who paid their last respects to Gogo Chamisa. Several political leaders, activists and ordinary Zimbabweans also took turns to console the Chamisa family, among them President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe although she was embarrassed by mourners at the funeral.

http://www.masvingomirror.com/2020/07/masvingo-biti-sikhala-face-off.htm

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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.”
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