Mugabe warns young people….says don’t take this freedom for granted

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has warned young people against taking the freedom and rights they enjoy today for granted adding that they are the fruits of a hard won independence. Addressing young people drawn from around the country for the official opening of the 25th Session of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe (JPZ) last Friday, Mugabe said as the country reflects on the …

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Mugabe not fit to lecture us …he should just step down: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson Jacob Mafume says President Robert Mugabe is too old to lecture anything about opposition coalition, but should instead step down. Mugabe told youths in Mutare that he was glad that opposition parties are uniting, adding that it will make it easier to defeat them. However in statement Mafume said the President should step down as he is …

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Take action against Zanu PF, ZEC urged

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been called upon to stamp its authority and take action against Zanu PF for allegedly force-marching people to its Marondera and Mutare youth rallies dubbed “President Youth Interface Rally”. Zanu PF is reported to have forced people, including school children in Marondera and Mutare to shut schools and their business so that they can attend the rallies. …

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Shun violence, political parties urged

By Buhle Tshavango. THE Election Resource Council (ERC) has called upon political parties in Zimbabwe to respect and enforce the Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. As the country gears up for the  2018 harmonised elections ERC has reiterated that the Electoral code of conduct must be upheld as it paves the way for a smooth electoral process that is devoid of …

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All set for Junior Parliament official opening

By Portia Sigauke PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, First lady Grace Mugabe and Cabinet ministers are expected to grace the official opening of the 25th Junior Parliament at the City Sports Centre in Harare today (17 June 2017). This year’s celebration will be held under the theme “Appreciatively discovering Zimcheer entrepreneurs as a way of accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities towards fulfilling the 2030 agenda for …

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Leave youths alone, G40, Lacoste told

By Daniel Chigundu PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has told the Zanu PF bigwigs to leave the youths out of their succession and factional wars. Zanu PF top officials are currently battling each other in an effort to position themselves in line to succeed the 93 year old Mugabe who has led the country since 1980. Prominent factions include G40 which is reportedly fronted by First-lady Grace …

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Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has officially opened the Dangamvura-Chikanga Community Information Centre, bringing to 80 the number of community information centres completed so far. Address delegates at the official opening of the centre, President Mugabe said the new infrastructure should assist in championing development and unlock new modern learning trends for young people. “Firstly l want to congratulate the people of Manicaland that …

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WCoZ calls for end to child marriages….as Africa commemorate Day of the African Child

By Buhle Tshavango PARLIAMENTARIANS who signed the declaration on protection of the girl child have been urged to walk the talk and fulfill their commitments as Zimbabwe joined other African countries in commemorating the Day of the African Child. In a statement, the Women Coalition of Zimbabwe, called for the acceleration of interventions to end child marriages which have continued to negatively affect the lives …

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BVR kits expected end of August

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is expecting to receive the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits by end of August this year if things go according to plan. The kits are going to be supplied by Chinese based Laxton Group Limited who won the tender ahead of a German company called Dermalog Identification Systems. Dermalog was asking for about US$5.5 million to …

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PDP blasts Mnangagwa, Chikwinya …as nation commemorate Day of the African Child

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Woman Affairs Minister Nyasha Chikwinya for failing to push legislation that bans child marriages despite Constitutional Court (Con Court) pronouncements. In the case of Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi versus State, the Con Court ruled that marriage for people under the age of 18 years is illegal and also went on …

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