Day: April 28, 2017

Cde Ntuliki’s body arrives in Harare

The body of the late national hero Cde Zenzo Ntuliki has arrived in the capital where it will lie in state ahead of  burial  at the National Shrine tomorrow (Saturday). The body arrived at Manyame Air Base this Friday (today) evening from Bulawayo where mourners were given a chance to pay their last respects. From the air base, the body was taken to One Commando Barracks where it will lie in state ahead of burial tomorrow at the National Shrine. Accompanying the body were family members and the Minister of   Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage Cde Abednego Ncube. A former ZIPRA cadre in the liberation struggle, Cde Ntuliki served in the Presidents’ Office for many years. At the time of his death he was assistant director in the President’s Office in charge of the western...

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Three armed robbers arrested in Gweru

Three notorious armed robbers have been arrested in connection with a spate of robberies that have been occurring in Gweru for the past three months. Police arrested the notorious robbers after a tip off from one of their jilted girlfriends and recovered five 303 rifles and two pistols. The armed robbers have been terrorising Gweru for the past three months targeting gold and chrome miners and other business people whom they would suspect have cash at home. US$6000 that was stolen from a gold miner in Shurugwi was recovered in Gokwe after it was given to a sister of one of the robbers for safe keeping. US$2000 that was stolen from a miner in Gweru was used to buy furniture and clothes for their girlfriends who reside in Mtapa section seven. The property bought from robbery proceeds has since been seized by the CID from the suspects   girlfriends Jane Tamahachi, 25,  and Ernet Kaisa, 24, who said they were not aware they were dating armed robbers. A family of a chrome miner Sympton Sihwahwa relieved their Tuesday horror when the three robbers stormed into their house in Windsor Park and tied everyone using cellphone chargers including an eight year old boy before abducting Mr Siwawa who managed to escape when they tried to rob another family in the same suburb. Gweru CID won praises from the Gweru community for...

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81 attain diplomas in aircraft related trades

81 students from the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ), Namibian and Mozambican air forces successfully completed a four year diploma programme in air craft related trades this Friday at the School of Technical Training at Manyame Air Base in Harare. 81 students who completed number 12 diploma course of 2017 which was composed of 67 students from AFZ, two from Mozambique Defence Forces, six from the Namibian Air Force and six civilians from Air Zimbabwe were conferred with diplomas in aircraft related trades upon completion of their four year course. Students specialised in aircraft engines and power plant, air frames, radio and tele communications, aircraft and safety equipment, among other trades. Guest of honour at the pass out parade Air Vice Marshal Shebba Shumbayaonda called on the students to apply themselves diligently when they return to their various units. Some of the graduants were all grateful for the skills they acquired at the Air Force School of Technical Training. The joint training by the AFZ and other regional air forces enhances the inter-operations of the forces during joint operations as part of their obligations in maintaining peace and safeguarding territorial integrity within the...

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All set for ZOC elections

All is set for the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) elections which have in the past week been shrouded in doubt after one of the candidates Charles Mukaronda threatened to take legal action against ZOC over allegations of contravening the constitution. The much waited ZOC elections are scheduled for Prince Edward High School this Sunday. One of the candidates Mukaronda says he wrote to ZOC through his lawyer indicating involvement in Sunday’s poll would be under protest if the ZOC board members are allowed to vote. Despite the controversy surrounding the voting legitimacy of the ZOC board Mukaronda remains bullish ahead of the elections. Admire Masenda, Joe Rugwete and Mukaronda are the three candidates that will be vying for presidency. Seven time Olympic medallist Kirsty Coventry, Thabani Gonye, Martin Kweza and Frederick Ndhlovu will be contesting for the two vice president posts. Cleopas Nyangoni and Godfrey Sunguro will be battling for the position of treasurer with Leticia Chipandu and Kirsty Coventry guaranteed of board positions via article 15 of the constitution which makes it mandatory for the board to be made up of at least three...

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President Mugabe, President Geingob tour ZITF stands

President Robert Mugabe and his Namibian counterpart Dr Hage Geingob this Friday (today) toured various stands exhibiting at the ZITF. The two leaders first called local producers of tiles, before visiting the Grain Marketing Board, the national custodian of strategic grain reserves. The two heads of state then toured exhibitors in hall 4 starting with the country’s export body ZimTrade whose theme this year is “Building Linkages for Export Growth”. They also visited other companies with different product portfolios as well as embassies which included Kenya and Japan. While regional countries are also exhibiting at the ZITF the two...

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Companies urged to advertise on ZBC

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation board chairman Father Gibson Munyoro has challenged companies to fully utilise the platform provided by the national broadcaster to advertise their products. Speaking soon after a tour of stands at the ongoing Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, the ZBC board chairman said the companies’ theme which is “Promoting Synergies for Industrial Development” at this year’s trade extravaganza is testimony that the company is committed to working with industry and as such industry should utilise the platform provided by ZBC. He also applauded the national broadcaster for having put up impressive displays at this year’s trade fair adding that the huge turnout at the stands is testimony that the company is still very popular amongst the...

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Overwhelming response to languages launch: Dr Mushohwe

The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Dr Christopher Mushohwe says there has been an overwhelming response by the general public to the introduction of national languages television news bulletins on ZBC TV. In an interview with ZBC News after touring the ZBC stand at the ongoing Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, Dr Mushohwe said the overwhelming response by the generality of Zimbabweans proves that the launch of the languages was long overdue. Turning to the trade showcase, Minister Mushohwe applauded the organisers of the event saying the theme dovetails well in terms of the country’s economic revival. He paid gratitude to the media fraternity for having played a huge role in publicising the trade showcase adding that such kind of a spirit should continue on all events of national importance. Dr Mushohwe was accompanied by the ZBC board chairman Father Gibson Munyoro, ZBC board member Mr Pritchard Zhou, ZBC’s acting chief executive officer Mr Patrick Mavhura and senior managers. He was also appraised of the work that is being carried out at various radio and television stations at the...

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Morris Depot to host PSL matches

The Caps United versus Chapungu encounter is set to go ahead at the National Sports Stadium while Yadah FC’s scheduled encounter against Dynamos has been switched to Morris Depot. Caps United and Dynamos are set to ply their weekend games as scheduled following negotiations with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. The venue had been booked by Christ Embassy ahead of a visit by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome raising uncertainty over whether the matches involving Caps United and Dynamos would still go ahead. The PSL however confirmed Caps United would still play their encounter against Chapungu on Saturday at NSS with the game pitting Dynamos and Yadah FC now to be played at Morris Depot. Saturday’s other encounter features Bulawayo City who host struggling Triangle. On Sunday Shabanie Mine face off with Tsholotsho at Maglas Stadium with Hwange set to host Chicken Inn at the Colliery, while Bulawayo giants Highlanders host Ngezi Platinum in a potential thriller. On Monday Harare City will now use Morris Depot in their encounter against ZPC Kariba as How Mine host Bantu Rovers at Luveve. The encounter between Black Rhinos and FC Platinum has been moved to Tuesday with the two sides now set to clash at Morris...

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Golfer Ferreira shines in Zambia

Borrowdale Brooke’s Stephen Ferreira played the best round of his life on Thursday an 11-under-par 62 and the first round lead of the Zambia Sugar Open being played at Lusaka Golf Club. Ferreira finished the second round on Friday (today) on 13 under tied with South Africa’s Jared Harvey. Fresh from playing in the just-ended Zimbabwe Open the 25-year-old Ferreira who plays out of Borrowdale Brook Golf Club in Zimbabwe, made two birdies on his way through six holes and then it all exploded into action as he eagled seven, birdied eight, nine and 11, and then made four more birdies in his five closing holes. South Africa’s Oliver Bekker and Rhys West on-12 and 11 under are in third and fourth place. Ferreira was quoted as saying  he was very happy with the way he played and everything seemed to work and go his way. He said he had a bit of a lucky shot on seven after  pitching it just over the bunker and it went in, and that kind of boosted his round from there. It was a day of impressive scoring, behind the five players on seven-under, there were three players on six-under, including last week’s 2017 Zimbabwe Open champion JC Ritchie and four players on five-under-par, and the man who finished fourth in Harare, Jaco Ahlers, was among them. For Ferreira, it is about...

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Tobacco rakes in over US$200 million

Over US$200 million have so far been realised from tobacco sales and expectations are high that the country can hit US$700 million target by the end of this marketing season. TIMB spokesperson Isheunesu Moyo says the US$206 million achieved so far translates to about 26 percent increase in sales as compared to the same period last year. Of the over US$200 million achieved so far which translate to a quarter of the expected value of the gold leaf, contract sales account for 80 percent while 20 percent has been sold at the auction...

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