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Govt, Zanu PF issues Icarus-fate warning to motormouth Wicknell Chivayo

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ASPIRING billionaire Wicknell Chivayo appears to have dug his own grave, less than a month after his company was awarded a lucrative Starlink deal to be the sole provider of  in Zimbabwe

Reacting to a viral audio leaked recently were Chivayo  bragged that  the President was under his wings, government  and Zanu PF spokespersons have issued  a veiled warning to Chivayo against flying too close to the sun, by abusing his proximity to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

In separate posts on X  Nick Mangwana   and Farai Marapira said Chivayo was forgetting that he was a nonentity in the political matrix of this country.

Mangwana said like Icarus Chivayo was flying too close to the sun, had quickly forgotten  that his wings were made from wax which would easily melt.

“Icarus was warned by his father not to fly too close to the sun, as the wax that his wings were made from would melt. But fueled by the adrenaline rush of flying , Icarus failed to rein in his excitement and felt he was the man of the moment. He did not heed the warnings, Icarus was so intoxicated by the experience of flying and never thought he could tumble from this loft height, so he flew higher and higher getting closer and closer to the sun. The closer he came to the sun, the more the wax in his wings melted. He tumbled into the sea and drowned,” said Mangwana.

Zanu PF spokesperson Farai Muroiwa Marapira weighed in saying pride comes before a fall.

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Dubai traffic management investor to inject over USD60 mln

“The installation of the Smart Traffic Management System will benefit Zimbabwe in a number of ways including the following: enforcement of the law by bringing to book all traffic regulation violators’

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A DUBAI-BASED company that specialises in Smart Traffic Management Systems (STMS), Vitronic Machine Vision Middle East, will initially invest between US$60 to 80 million in installation of the Smart Traffic Management System

Cabinet has approved the engagement of Vitronic Machine Vision Middle East in implementing an SMTS in Zimbabwe following a report presented by Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage minister Kazembe Kazembe.

The company visited the country recently to carry out a feasibility study and engage key stakeholders.

The project will be implemented under a Public-Private-Partnership model and will, at inception, be implemented in Harare and Bulawayo Metropolitan provinces.

“The installation of the Smart Traffic Management System will benefit Zimbabwe in a number of ways including the following: enforcement of the law by bringing to book all traffic regulation violators; reduction of road carnage; reduction of traffic congestion in the Central Business District; reduction in corruption as there will be minimal human intervention; improved revenue streams for Government which will be used to improve policing; and improved national security as intelligent cameras will be installed and linked to the database of stolen vehicles and wanted criminals,” reads part of Kazembe’s report.

The company will recover its investment from fines paid for traffic violations through a revenue sharing arrangement.

The company has installed similar systems in a number of countries including Morocco, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany and Belarus.





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Mnangagwa approves Starlink Zim operations

In this vein, I’m pleased to announce that I have approved the licensing of Starlink by POTRAZ to provide advanced internet and related digital processing services in Zimbabwe through its sole and exclusive local partner, IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd.

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has licensed Starlink to operate in Zimbabwe.

The following is Mnangagwa’s announcement on his official X handle today.

One of the strategic pillars that anchor the 2nd Republic’s developmental agenda under Vision 2030 is innovation, science and technology. Prioritization of the digital economy and the emerging importance of technology in our day to day activities requires Government to lead from the front in providing an environment where investment in technology is promoted.

In this vein, I’m pleased to announce that I have approved the licensing of Starlink by POTRAZ to provide advanced internet and related digital processing services in Zimbabwe through its sole and exclusive local partner, IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd. Starlink @Starlink is a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite operator wholly owned by global conglomerate Space X led by promiment multi-billionaire @ElonMusk.

The entry by Starlink in the digital telecommunications space in Zimbabwe is expected to result in the deployment of high speed, low cost, LEO internet infrastructure throughout Zimbabwe and particularly in all the rural areas. This will be in fulfillment of my Administration’s undertaking to leave no one and no place behind. The investment confidence expressed by Starlink in Zimbabwe’s telecommunications infrastructure also dovetails with the 2nd Republic’s mantra, “Zimbabwe is open for business”. I encourage more investment by foreign conglomerates in Zimbabwe as we are an investment destination of choice.

I take this opportunity, on behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe, to congratulate IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd and Starlink on this commendable milestone aimed at revolutionizing the digital and communications technology landscape in Zimbabwe. Investments of this magnitude and strategic importance represent the cornerstone for achieving the 2nd Republic’s objective of having a fully digitalized, upper-middle income economy by 2030.

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Fly Emirates To Dubai This Summer and Unlock Exclusive Offers Including Access To The City’s Most Exciting Experiences

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  • Visitors to Dubai can gain free access to key attractions with a return Emirates ticket this summer
  • Customers with a boarding pass can access discounts and rewards via My Emirates Pass.

Harare, Zimbabwe, 22 May 2024 – Emirates, which flies daily from Harare to Dubai via Lusaka, has launched great offers for holidaymakers travelling to Dubai this summer. With a return ticket, all Emirates customers can enjoy complimentary access to some of the city’s top attractions, ensuring an exciting summer without breaking the bank.  

Moreover, Emirates passengers flying to, through, or back to Dubai can leverage their boarding pass to access exclusive discounts at a wide range of retail, leisure, and dining establishments, as well as renowned attractions and luxury spas throughout Dubai and the UAE.  

From thrilling adventures to irresistible shopping experiences, there’s something for every traveller to enjoy. 

Create a summer of memories with Emirates  

Running from 22 May 2024 to 11 June 2024 and valid for travel between 25 May 2024 to 31 August 2024, this fantastic offer includes access to The View at The Palm, AYA Universe, Dubai Parks and Resorts and Wild Wadi Waterpark. 

Whether travelling alone, as a couple, a group of friends or as a family you can make the most of you Dubai summer escape with access to the following unforgettable experiences: 

  • Dubai Parks & Resorts – This summer Emirates is giving travellers the opportunity to claim complementary admission to one of the premier entertainment parks, of their choice. Embark on an epic footballing story at Real Madrid World, or let your inner child run free at either Legoland Dubai or Legoland Waterpark or bring your favourite Hollywood film to life  at Motiongate Dubai.* 
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark – Cool off this summer in the spectacular Wild Wadi Waterpark. Whether you are looking for a relaxing cruise on the lazy river or want to get your adrenaline pumping on the waterslides, there is something for everyone.   
  • AYA Universe – Open your mind and prepare experience the natural beauty of a mysterious cosmos at the AYA Universe. This experimental entertainment park will transport you to wander and wonder through the vibrant world enfolded within its chambers. Be prepared to play, drift and dream through observatories full of stars, roam gardens blooming light and traverse rivers that bridge the infinite at this interactive exhibition. 
  • The View at The Palm – Enjoy stunning views of Dubai’s iconic skyline at this Palm Jumeirah Palm Tower this summer, without charge when you fly with Emirates. At 240 metres high, The View gives you the perfect place to enjoy a panoramic view of Dubai, taking in its iconic landmarks. 

Passengers simply need to apply the code ‘EKDXB25’ when purchasing flights from Emirates.com or on the Emirates app to claim a one-time complementary entry code for each venue for all passengers in the booking. Alternatively, if booking through travel agents or Emirates ticketing offices or Emirates contact centre, passengers will need to email Emiratesoffer@emirates.com detailing their PNR number, arrival date in Dubai, contact phone number and all passenger names to claim their unique access codes.  

My Emirates Pass 

To add to the excitement, customers travelling over summer can indulge in discounts and rewards via My Emirates Pass, guaranteeing you get the most out of your summer. Starting from 1 May 2024 to 30 September 2024, My Emirates Pass promises to elevate customers’ summer adventures in Dubai via a range of exclusive offers.  

Whether it’s Dubai’s epic water parks or stepping out onto the world’s highest observation deck at Burj Khalifa At The Top, visitors can make the most of Dubai’s bucket-list attractions this summer with discounts on admission tickets.  

Simply present a physical or digital boarding pass and a valid form of identification at participating venues to access the deals and discounts. 

If you checked in online and downloaded your mobile boarding pass to the Emirates App or Wallet, remember to screenshot it to present at participating venues as it will disappear from your apps once you’ve landed. 

Return of Dubai Summer Surprises 

Dubai’s Summer Surprises returns this summer that will delight, thrill, and excite visitors of all ages. Across 65 days, there will be unbeatable shopping deals, star-studded concerts, and incredible entertainment.  Use My Emirates Pass and enjoy Dubai Summer Surprises at the same time when you fly to Dubai from 28 June 2024 to 1 September 2024.  

Meanwhile, for those looking to dip their toes into world-class luxury, Dubai’s shopping and dining experiences will offer the perfect setting for you to unwind this summer.   

To enjoy summer in Dubai for less, see all My Emirates Pass offers by visiting: www.emirates.com/myemiratespass

Get the most out of your summer with Emirates 

From indulging in some of the world’s very best hospitality offerings, to action packed family days, Dubai has something for everyone this summer and can now be enjoyed for even less with Emirates: 

  • Dubai Experience: Customers can browse, create and book their own customised itineraries including flights, hotel stay, visits to key attractions, and other dining and leisure experiences in Dubai and the UAE, through Emirates’ Dubai Experience platform, and enjoy even more unique benefits. 
  • Skywards Partners: Members of the award-winning loyalty program, Emirates Skywards can earn Miles with our worldwide partners like hotels, airlines, car rentals, retail and banking. Members can spend these Miles on reward tickets, upgrades, or even tickets for concerts and sports events. Learn more about Emirates Skywards here: https://www.emirates.com/english/skywards/. While in Dubai, you can earn Miles with our partners across the city like Dubai Mall, Arabian Adventures, Emirates Holidays and more. 
  • Emirates Holidays/Vacations: Customers can book their holiday to Dubai through Emirates Holidays. All Emirates Holidays include flexible booking options. Whilst for even more peace of mind, Emirates Holidays’ dedicated 24/7 On Holiday Service team will be there to support holidaymakers for every moment that they’re away. When you book your holiday with Emirates Holidays, you receive bonus Miles on top of the Miles you would receive for your flight. 

For more information, visit emirates.com/zw. Tickets can be purchased on emirates.com/zw, Emirates Sales Office or contact centre, or via travel agents. 

Emirates flies to more than 130 destinations, across six continents and currently operates daily flights from Harare and Lusaka  to Dubai.   


*Full terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.emirates.com/english/special-offers/four-experiences-to-remember-terms-and-conditions/ Attraction [The View at The Palm, AYA Universe, Wild Wadi Waterpark and 1 park access pass to Dubai Parks & Resorts (passengers can choose between Motion Gate, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Waterpark and Real Madrid World)] tickets redeemed under this offer are non-transferable, non-refundable, non-resalable and non-exchangeable for any other promotion, discount, ticket, or cash may not be combined with any other offer and are not valid towards previously purchased tickets. Tickets do not include any additional products, services, transportation, entertainment and/or food and beverage.  

  • The offer is available for new bookings made between 22 May 2024 to 11 June 2024, inclusive and cannot be claimed retroactively on existing bookings.  
  • Flight tickets must be purchased for return journeys. One way flight tickets will not be eligible for the Offer.  
  • Requests for this special offer must be made at least 96 hours prior to arrival. 
  • Groups (9+) are excluded from these deals 
  • Once passengers receive their access codes, these can be presented at the ticket desks at The View at The Palm, AYA Universe, Dubai Parks & Resorts and Wild Wadi Waterpark in exchange for one general admission, in Dubai, at no extra charge.  
  • The validity of the one-time access to each attraction is until 7 September 2024. 


About Emirates

The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft. Today, we fly the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering our customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies.
We inspire travellers around the world with our growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading inflight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine, and world-class service.
For more information see www.emirates.com/zw


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