Day: April 12, 2017

Two Jamaican artistes to perform at independence shows

Red Fox Family International in partnership with Power FM will jointly hold a number of independence shows featuring two Jamaican artists, a Ghanaian and 25 local artists. Three shows have been lined up in Kwekwe, Bulawayo and Harare following the arrival of two international reggae singers, Mega Banton and Turbulence as well as Epixode from Ghana. Red Fox Family International Director and organiser of the independence shows, Robert Zhuwao said the musical galas which will be hosted under the theme: ‘One Unity, One Reggae,’ will kick off this Friday in Kwekwe, followed by another one in Bulawayo, with the biggest of them set for Harare at the Glamis Arena on the independence eve. Zhuwao said the independence galas are a must attend as 25 local artists and international musicians will give their best. The independence shows are inspired by the popular reggae musician, the legendary Bob Marley who performed in Zimbabwe in 1980 when the country attained its...

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Nomination for ZOC elections closes

Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) CEO, Anna Mguni says nomination papers for the ZOC elections continue to pour in but are set to close at midnight this Wedneday. The ZOC elections will be held on the 30th of this month although some aspiring candidates are crying foul over the issue of voting rights of the outgoing executive committee members. Several candidates have filed their nomination papers for the elections to be held at Prince Edward School in Harare. Mguni said the ZOC General Assembly will have the final say on the elections and process. She dismissed claims of electoral flaws, saying everything is clearly laid out in the constitution to ensure good corporate governance in line with International Olympic Committee (IOC) standards and requirements. ZOC sent out a notice of the elections on the 22nd of March, paving way for the nomination process which closes this...

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Spiritual clinics on the rise

An upsurge in Pentecostal churches coming up with all sorts of tags allegedly used to lure multitudes of people for the love of the dollar has not dissuaded those with ailments and afflictions from seeking deliverance. This new phenomenon of spiritual healing and deliverance is on the rise as churches rival medical institutions which offer scientifically proven treatment. To the naked eye, it appears just as people are in trances or are possessed by violent demonic forces which leave them unaware of their circumstances. This is but one of the scenes during a session dubbed spiritual clinic held once weekly in the capital where all sorts of afflictions are treated through the power of the Holy Spirit. There are claims that just like the Biblical times when the Son of Man healed the lame, gave sight to the blind, made the deaf hear and even raised the dead these similar miracles are happening in present day churches. While those affected by physical, medical and spiritual challenges flock to these churches seeking help and deliverance, some still believe and claim that these are mere stunts and ploys to siphon cash from the...

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Be innovative entrepreneurs, youths urged

Youths have been urged to be innovative and adopt a predatory approach to business if they are to be a factor in the national economy. In a breakfast meeting hosted by the Global Shapers Community that aims at unleashing the potential of young people in business, youths were called upon to focus on creating employment instead of job hunting after finishing university studies. Banker, Patience Phiri said the reason why youths are not employed is because the industry is ever evolving, hence the need for young people to place themselves in a position of acquiring knowledge of how to run their own businesses and create employment. Labour law expert, Mr Davis Sibanda further advised youths not to wait for the government to create jobs for them but to be innovative and set high goals for themselves by incorporating expertise acquired at universities. The panelists further stated that there is need for a national goal approach by youths if they are to be a factor in the Zimbabwean...

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Zanu PF Harare restructures

The ruling party Zanu PF has emphasised the importance of setting up grassroots structures across the country. This came out during a Zanu PF restructuring exercise meeting attended by scores of people in Whitecliff, Harare. Zanu PF Harare Provincial Political Commissar, Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe said grassroots structures are the party’s cornerstone and regular audits are necessary for its strength. Speaking at the same occasion, National Assembly member for the area, Cde Omega Hungwe urged party supporters to understand the party’s structures and its importance. At the meeting, the leaders urged all Zanu PF members to be registered ahead of the 2018...

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Parents slam corporal punishment law

People in Matabeleland South Province say the government has deprived parents of their role to raise their children through constitutional provisions that take away the power to discipline them yet it has no means of monitoring and managing the behaviour of children. The views gathering exercise on child marriages at Maphisa centre in Kezi, saw villagers saying the new children rights laws are hindering them from moulding and nurturing the children into better citizens. The youths agreed that 16 years cannot be defined as majority age as it gives young people too much leeway to venture into sexual activity and leads to child marriages, hence they advocated for age of consent to be raised. Leaders of the Portfolio Committee said Maphisa had the largest turn out, stating that the views and suggestions will be used in compiling a comprehensive report to be used in coming with the new law that will protect the interests of young people and the community at large. The Maphisa community also advised that the school curriculum must provide sex based education so that children are aware of the implications of child...

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Govt appoints Anti Domestic Violence Council

The government has appointed the Anti Domestic Violence Council as the country steps up efforts to fight the scourge. Appointing members of the council, the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Cde Nyasha Chikwinya said the increase in the number of domestic violence cases requires more attention from the government and the society at large. Minister Chikwinya said the establishment of the anti-domestic council is in line with the Domestic Violence Act enacted in 2007 to end the escalating cases of the vice. United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) Country Representative, Ssheikh Tidiane Cisse commended the government for...

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Govt launches Watsomba Agro Forestry Nursery

The Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri has launched the Watsomba Agro Forestry Nursery which has the capacity to produce 3 million tree seedlings. The development signalled the government’s commitment to the implementation of the Command Agro Forestry Programme, which is expected to buttress the Command Agriculture Programme and ensure food security and nutrition in the country. Speaking during the launch of the Watsomba Agro Forestry Nursery, which also coincided with the International Day of Forests commemorations in Mutasa district, Cde Muchinguri Kashiri said the programme, just like the command agriculture will be supported by the government. “Participating farmers will be identified to produce fruit tree seedlings as part of the inputs scheme,” she said. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Country Representative, Dr David Chimimba Phiri said about 900 million people in developing countries are employed in the wood energy sector. Forestry Commission Acting General Manager, Mr Abedinico Marufu said the Watsomba Agro Forestry Nursery has the capacity to produce three million fruit tree seedlings. FAO has been instrumental in producing tree seedlings at Watsomba for the out grower scheme in Mutasa district. The one hectare Watsomba Agro Forestry Nursery has the capacity to produce 10 million tree seedlings as well as empowering communities and providing employment...

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Mwazha’s wife buried in Chivhu

The wife of African Apostolic Church leader, Paul Mwazha, Mrs Joyce Mwazha, who died on Saturday, has been laid to rest at the family farm im Chivhu at a funeral attended by thousands of people who included the church followers. The Minister of Women Affairs, Cde Nyasha Chikwinya was among the mourners and delivered a special message of condolence from President Robert Mugabe and First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe. Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) President, Johannes Ndanga also attended the burial. Gogo Mwazha, who was 80 years old, leaves behind her husband, Paul, five children, 21 grandchildren and...

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NBS opens branch in Chinhoyi

The National Building Society (NBS) has opened the Chinhoyi branch, bringing to three the number of branches the society has opened in the country after Harare and Bulawayo. The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Cde Prisca Mupfumira officially commissioned the branch and said the development will help fill the void created by the  banking sector which has been struggling to meet  the mortgage financing need. Minister Mupfumira added that the coming on board of the NBS will unlock liquidity from the informal sector by bringing financial services to that sector. The building society has the lowest...

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