Day: May 1, 2017

Street kids shock Harare with cleanup

In a rare moment testifying an act of true responsibility, street fathers and kids in Harare today joined hands for a clean-up exercise that left many passersby amazed. They are often accused as littering and polluting the city environs but in a show of absolute responsibility, street fathers and kids shocked the city as they went for a cleanup exercise at Karigomombe Centre. “We are not as bad as you think and we are here sometimes because of circumstances beyond us,” such was the message from one street father. The street dwellers said they got encouragement from their now trusted friend, Billary Mutodzaniswa, the man took over the burial costs of one street father last month. A firm believer in giving every man a second chance, Mutodzaniswa said the exercise was meant to appeal to society that even those living in the streets are worth of our attention. “The goal is to re-integrate the children into society, which is a process and such initiatives are ideal to bring about trust,” he said. The Good Samaritan has befriended the street dwellers and is also known for helping them with...

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ZIFA to set up George Shaya Fund

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is set to establish a George Shaya Fund aimed at taking care of the Zimbabwe’s yester year great. A big poster of an image taken during his twilight years as a Dynamos player, coupled with several individual accolades arranged in a trophy cabinet, tell the story of Shaya’s success on the football field. Despite his achievements, all is not well for the former Dynamos and Zimbabwe national team player. Shaya, who suffers from dementia, has been struggling to consistently get required medication, with the footballer’s wife admitting that she was struggling to keep up...

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Make realistic demands, workers told

Analysts say the re-arrangement of Zimbabwe’s economic dynamics in the land reform and indigenisation era must create a new culture of understanding and dealing with worker’s issues. Economic analyst, Dr Mthokozisi Nkosi said the emergency of the new economy therefore means that the worker is no longer the one coming from the former huge factories but from farms, mines and the small and medium scale enterprises sector. Affirmative Action Group (AAG) Mashonaland East President, Mr Munyaradzi Kashambe said more focus should now be not only on mainstreaming the informal sector but also a realisation by workers that there is...

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ZCTU May Day celebrations turn political

Workers’ Day celebrations organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) in Harare today turned out to be a political rally disguised as a May Day gathering. May Day is a special day set aside to recognise the importance of workers in the economic template of any country. However, this was not the case at the ZCTU organised celebrations held at Dzivarasekwa Stadium in Harare where the ZCTU and MDC-T alliance was clearly demonstrated. From the slogans that punctuated the celebrations to the messages delivered by the different speakers, it was clear that the labour body is now...

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Zimbabweans mark Workers’ Day

Zimbabwe today joined the rest of the world in commemorating Workers Day with this year’s main celebrations being held in Chinhoyi. During the commemorations, social partners called for a win-win situation between labour and employers. Representatives of various labour organisations challenged employers and the government to guarantee  the social security  of workers and to ensure the working environment is safe. There were also loud calls for an end to the creation and growth of a bourgeoisie class that is insensitive to the plight of workers, with some trade union representatives pointing out greed on the part of employers as...

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Cde Chinx to receive house donation tomorrow

Cde Dickson Chingaira, popularly known in the music circles as Cde Chinx, will finally be receiving the house he was promised by the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) some three years ago as an honour for his musical career that spans for over 40 years. ZIMA Chairman, Joseph Nyadzayo said ZIMA has finished building the four bed roomed house in Sentosa, Malbereign and the home will be handed over to the long serving musical legend tomorrow (Tuesday). Cde Chinx is famed for a music career that inspired the liberation struggle and post independence with his popular songs, among them: Vapambipfumi...

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Command maize harvesting underway

Harvesting of maize under Command Farming is now in full swing in various parts of the country. The bulk of the maize planted under Command Agriculture is now ready for harvesting. Combine harvesters are out in full force in the provinces harvesting maize for delivery to the Grain Marketing Board. The launch of Command Agriculture has brought back the good golden days as of good harvests as most the farmers who benefitted under the programme are expecting up to 10 tonnes per hectare. It is high time government dispatches more combine harvesters to all provinces to ensure all the...

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Top Harare lawyer blasts High Court ruling

Top Harare lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu has come out guns blazing following a High Court ruling which threw out the appeal of Peter Chikumba before the High Court dealt with the merits of the appeal. Mpofu has since approached the Supreme Court challenging the entire judgement handed down by Justice Edith Mushore last week describing it as unreasonable. In his notice and grounds of appeal filed to the Supreme Court in terms of High Court and Supreme Court rules, Advocate Mpofu says the High Court by upholding the Magistrates Court decision jailing Chikumba to an effective 7 years before...

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Command Wheat roars into life

Command Wheat has roared into life with some farmers already planting the cereal crop across the country in line with recommended dates that wheat should be planted starting the first of May. A survey conducted by ZBC News shows that farmers in Mashonaland Central, East and West have finished land preparations and are busy planting the wheat crop under Command Wheat. The farmers hailed the government for availing inputs for wheat on time. Some of the farmers planted earlier and the wheat has started to germinate. Some farmers are busy removing their maize which they grew under Command Agriculture...

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