Articles tagged 'matabeleland'

Commission of inquiry into sale of State land heads to Matabeleland 3 November 2018 HARARE - The commission of inquiry into the sale of State land which was sworn-in in February will be visiting Matabeleland North and South provinces next week as part of their inquiry into the sale of State land in and around urban areas since 2005. In a press statement yesterday, secretary o...
Govt explains shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland 16 July 2018 HARARE - The shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland is a result of sparse population density caused by migration of local citizens to neighbouring countries, government has said. This comes amid bitter complaints over a critical shortage of primary health care facilities in the three Matabelela...
Low IDs uptake in Matabeleland 5 November 2017 HARARE - Members of Parliament’s thematic committee on Peace and Security have queried why the Matabeleland region recorded low numbers during the national identity documentation (ID) issuance blitz by the Registrar-General (RG)’s office. This comes amid concerns that most people in the region...
Tsvangirai heals rift with Khupe 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...
Biti outlines MDC Alliance economic agenda 5 September 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance has said it will present a detailed economic blue print in the near future, former Finance minister Tendai Biti has said. Speaking at the Bulawayo launch of a pre-election pact involving seven political organisations on Saturday, the opposition PDP president said a gr...
Khupe, allies snub Tsvangirai rally 3 September 2017 BULAWAYO - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe and her allies boycotted party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's rally yesterday, in yet another move fuelling speculation that the country's largest opposition party could be headed for another split. Tsvangirai was headlining an MDC Alliance rally where...
News galore for Byo, Mutare readers 28 June 2017 HARARE - Starting July 5 2017, your favourite daily newspaper — the Daily News — will give its readers in Bulawayo and Mutare regions exclusive and comprehensive coverage of news in these respective areas. The Wednesday edition of the Daily News will carry unique and exciting news from Zimbabw...
Tsvangirai wants Matabeleland plan 30 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says there is an urgent need to craft a government policy that will address the legitimate grievances of the people of Matabeleland, including the thorny issue of the Gukurahundi massacres of innocent civilians in the 1980s. Tsvangirai's call came...
Tsvangirai warned 30 January 2017 HARARE - As opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai accelerates his nationwide consultations regarding the formation of an anti-Zanu PF grand coalition ahead of next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections, Zimbabweans are warning him to be wary of the ruling party's dirty tricks. The former...
'Mat North Zim's poorest province' 20 December 2016 MUTARE - Matabeleland North is fast becoming entrenched as Zimbabwe's  most poverty-stricken province, a World Vision study has found. World Vision communications officer Tawanda Makawa said the country's poorest districts were Nkayi and Lupane which have poverty rates of 95,6 percent and 92,9...
VP Mphoko slams vendors 27 January 2015 BULAWAYO - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko set himself on a collision course with vendors after he said he did not understand why able-bodied people should engage in subsistence trading. While addressing Zanu PF supporters at provincial party headquarters at Davies Hall on Sunday during his ...
Rural women benefit from theatre programme 4 December 2014 BULAWAYO - Over 200 women in rural Matabeleland stand to benefit from a theatre programme being organised by Theatre for Everyone. The year-long programme, being supported by Hivos, is meant for women between the ages of 18 and 35. Theatre for Everyone project coordinator, Nonhlalo Dube, to...
Byo's major dam at critical level 30 January 2014 BULAWAYO - The levels of one of the major supply dams for Bulawayo, Umzingwane dam, remain critical despite heavy rains experienced in most parts of Matabeleland region, council officials say. Speaking to councillors and journalists during a tour of the dam, Bulawayo City Council deputy direct...
Byo musicians fume over limited airplay 7 October 2013 BULAWAYO - City of Kings musicians believe there is a deliberate ploy to deny them airplay on radio stations and to bar them from performing in national events. The musicians made the remarks during a media briefing in the City of Kings by new media and broadcasting services minister Jonathan ...
Tsvangirai tours poll 'crime scenes' 1 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai heads off this week on a campaign in two provinces where he suffered the heaviest electoral loss in a move designed to take his presidential challenge directly into areas President Robert Mugabe won resoundingly on July 31. The provinces ...
Bulawayo voters throng polling stations 1 August 2013 BULAWAYO - The voting process in Bulawayo metropolitan Province started smoothly, and on time — with people braving the inclement weather to cast their votes. By 7am, long winding queues had formed at polling stations in the western suburbs — with adults and the elderly making most of the voti...
Everyone must accept poll results: Ncube 1 August 2013 BULAWAYO - Welshman Ncube, the president of the smaller MDC and presidential candidate, cast his vote in Bulawayo yesterday morning and urged President Robert Mugabe to accept the results. Mugabe told journalists at State House on the eve of the poll that he will step down if he loses the elec...
Mugabe begs for Bulawayo vote 28 July 2013 BULAWAYO - President Robert Mugabe yesterday tried to exorcise the demon of rejection by the people of Matabeleland by begging thousands of bused supporters who thronged the White City Stadium to vote for his party in Wednesday's elections. Mugabe's party was completely routed in polls in Bula...
Matabeleland: 4 years without representation 21 July 2013 NKAYI - Villagers of the three Matabeleland constituencies who spent four years without Members of Parliament (MPs) after their expulsion from Parliament by the Welshman Ncube-led MDC said there were treated as non-Zimbabweans. Abednico Bhebhe of Nkayi South, Norman Mpofu of Bulilima East and ...
'Govt has ignored Matabeleland' 19 July 2013 HARARE - Daily News' Guthrie Munyuki talks to Bulawayo Agenda director Thabani Nyoni. Below are the excerpts of the interview. Q: What drives Bulawayo Agenda and what are its objectives? A: Bulawayo Agenda was formed in 2002 as an organisation that sought to expand and democratise the public in po..
Matabeleland demands more registration centres 20 May 2013 BULAWAYO - Civic society organisations (CSOs) in Bulawayo are demanding an increase in the number of mobile voter registration centres in Matabeleland alleging that the Registrar s Office is being used by Zanu PF to discourage voters in the region. Matabeleland Civic Society Forum (MCSF) spokespe...
Picking up the pieces: Life after deadly floods 3 March 2013 HARARE - After the heavy floods, loss of livestock and homes, some Matabeleland residents believe there is no place like home and they want to go back. Flooding is one of the most common, costly and deadly natural hazards which affects and displaces the people of Chikwalakwala district, 40 kilome...
'Matabeleland poorest region' 15 February 2013 HARARE - Matabeleland is the poorest region in Zimbabwe as a consequence of perennial droughts that have haunted the region for the past decade, a local public opinion institute has revealed. According to results of opinion polls released by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi), 91 percent of...