News – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com Zimbabwean media organisation focused on encouraging & participating in progressive national dialogue Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:13:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.263chat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/263-Chat-Website-Logo-01-3-01-100x100.png News – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com 32 32 Machete-Wielding Criminal Shot Dead In Kadoma https://www.263chat.com/59311-2/ https://www.263chat.com/59311-2/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:55:14 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59311

A 27-year-old machete-wielding criminal believed to belong to a notorious group called team Barca was shot dead by a security guard at a mine in Battlefields, Kadoma. According to the ZRP national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the deceased was part of a group of illegal miners who forcibly entered the mine. “A 27-year-old […]

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Govt Rewards Traditional Leaders With More Powers https://www.263chat.com/traditional-leaders-get-more-powers/ https://www.263chat.com/traditional-leaders-get-more-powers/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:42:38 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59306

MUTARE– Government has announced plans to grant more powers to traditional leaders by drafting them in the country’s judiciary system. Addressing a strategic planning workshop for the National Chiefs Council, Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing July Moyo said government will grant traditional leaders the power to enforce local authority by-laws. Moyo […]

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Sri Lanka Jets In For Zim Tests https://www.263chat.com/sri-lanka-jets-in-for-zim-tests/ https://www.263chat.com/sri-lanka-jets-in-for-zim-tests/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:22:59 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59309 www.263chat.com

The Sri-Lanka senior national test squad jetted in Harare yesterday for a two-match test series against hosts Zimbabwe starting this Sunday. By Lewin Zoe, Harare Zimbabwe last played test cricket in 2018 when they drew 1-1 with Bangladesh and this will be their first international outing after being suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) […]

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Zim Tourism Takes Marketing Efforts To FITUR InSpain https://www.263chat.com/zim-tourism-takes-marketing-efforts-to-fitur-inspain/ https://www.263chat.com/zim-tourism-takes-marketing-efforts-to-fitur-inspain/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:10:39 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59307

As the world converges at the Spanish International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR in Madrid, Spain from 22 – 26 January 2020, Zimbabwe will be among the 10 487 exhibitors from 165 countries. Zimbabwe’s exhibition comes at an opportune time when the world is becoming more conscious about travel and discovery of new destinations. This is […]

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Traditional Leaders Act To Be Aligned To Constitution https://www.263chat.com/traditional-leaders-act-to-be-aligned-to-constitution/ https://www.263chat.com/traditional-leaders-act-to-be-aligned-to-constitution/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:52:13 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59290 www.263chat.com

MUTARE-Minister of Public Works, Local Government and National Housing July Moyo has announced government plans to fast track the alignment of legislation governing the operation of traditional leaders. Speaking during a strategic planning workshop for the National Council of Chiefs, Moyo said traditional leaders are critical for laying the super structure where the economic development […]

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Mnangagwa Sanctions Excuse is Nonsense: EU https://www.263chat.com/mnangagwa-sanctions-excuse-is-nonsense-eu/ https://www.263chat.com/mnangagwa-sanctions-excuse-is-nonsense-eu/#respond Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:57:31 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59281 www.263chat.com

The European Union (EU) ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen has described as ‘nonsense’ President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s proposition that sanctions are impeding on the country’s economic progress. Speaking to 263Chat on the sidelines of the EU announcement of a US$ 18.7 million humanitarian aid for Zimbabwe, Olkkonen said only one company, the Zimbabwe Defense Industries and […]

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New Joint Adds Glamour To Vic Falls Festivities https://www.263chat.com/new-joint-adds-glamour-to-vic-falls-festivities/ https://www.263chat.com/new-joint-adds-glamour-to-vic-falls-festivities/#respond Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:11:14 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59212

Local and foreign tourists who visited the majestic Victoria Falls had a festive season to remember following the successful hosting of a wildly festive pop-up event that coincided with the Victoria Falls Carnival Festival. Co-Founder of VIP Club ACE, Thulani Mpofu told 263Chat that following the successful hosting of the festive event, they are moving […]

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Unpacking the Emergence and Rise of Violent Criminals in Mining https://www.263chat.com/unpacking-the-emergence-and-rise-of-violent-criminals-in-mining/ https://www.263chat.com/unpacking-the-emergence-and-rise-of-violent-criminals-in-mining/#respond Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:01:07 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59274

Not every artisanal miner behind machete killings in Zimbabwe is from Shurugwi. In fact, if the truth, be told very few of the miners can be connected to the violent acts but the name mashurugwi has taken root and now mutated to denote any violent machete-wielding criminal with the extension of the meaning even encompassing […]

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Sakubva Residents Petition Council Over Power Black Out https://www.263chat.com/sakubva-residents-petition-council-over-power-black-out/ https://www.263chat.com/sakubva-residents-petition-council-over-power-black-out/#respond Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:11:46 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59259

MUTARE– Thousands of Sakubva families who had their electricity supply cut off in October last year over unpaid debts have petitioned city fathers to rescind their decision. Through the United Mutare Residents and Ratepayers Trust (UMRRT), the residents said they were cut off without notice while the local authority had resumed collecting electricity tariffs. United […]

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Removal Of Running Mate Clause Is A Blatant Disregard Of People’s Will https://www.263chat.com/removal-of-running-mate-clause-is-a-blatant-disregard-of-peoples-will/ https://www.263chat.com/removal-of-running-mate-clause-is-a-blatant-disregard-of-peoples-will/#respond Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:25:39 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=59249 www.263chat

Elections lobby group, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has condemned attempts by the executive to remove the Presidential running mate clause in the 2013 constitution saying the move is a blatant disregard of the will of citizens who overwhelmingly voted for the new charter. In a statement today, ZESN urged the running mate clause […]

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