Day: May 7, 2017

Zim poised for better times: Pastor Chris

Believers Loveworld founder, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, who is in the country, says Zimbabwe will soon witness better fortunes. He delivered the message during the worship and communion service at the National Sports Stadium in Harare today. Pastor Chris said a highly literate population, vast mineral resources as well as a God fearing leadership will be critical in the country’s turnaround. The Nigerian based pastor also conducted a healing and deliverance session, promising congregants that he would come back to Zimbabwe given the huge turnout that he had received. Pastor Chris is also a renowned author, having penned books such...

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Zim amass 95 medals to win COSSAFA games

Zimbabwe has won the 2017 COSSASA Athletics Competitions with a total of 95 medals, 40 of which are gold, 26 silver and 29 bronze. On position two was Namibia, with 19 gold, 32 silver and 24 bronze. Botswana came third with 18 gold, 25 silver and 26 bronze medals. Malawi was last with one gold...

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Retired CJ Chidyausiku declared national hero

The late Retired Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has been declared a national hero and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on Saturday. The hero status was announced today by President Robert Mugabe when he visited the Chidyausiku residence in Highlands, Harare to console the family. Cde Mugabe said the national hero status is in recognition of the huge role that the late former Chief Justice played in the struggle for Zimbabwe and the challenging role he played in dismantling colonial laws that stood in the way of Zimbabwe’s land reform programme. “Retired Chief Justice Chidyausiku...

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Chigara, Nyasango win Dangamvura 10km race

Robson Chigara is this year’s winner of the Dangamvura 10km road race male category, whilst Constance Nyasango successfully defended her title in the women category. The second edition of 10km and 5km fun run, which was held this Sunday morning, drew seasoned and amateur athletes in different categories. In the 10km race male category, Chigare shrugged off stiff competition and won the race, followed by Millen Matende on second position with Jacob Mugomeri settling for the third position. In the female category, Nyasango won the race and was followed by Chiedza Chikore on second position. Both Chigare and Nyasango said the race was tough and attributed their success to numerous training programmes. The Chairperson of the Manicaland Athletics Board, Mr Joshua Mutume commended the huge turn out and said this year’s edition was more organised. In the masters male category, Kingstone Murinye came first, followed by Nicholas Nyengerai. In the grand masters male category, Moses Chikuda clinched the first position with Reuben Sharara coming second. The grand masters 10km female category was won by Winnet Pavo. In the 10km high school female category, Raviro Magomo came first followed by Liosa Mandebvu. The Dangamvura 10km and 5km fun run is sponsored by Old Mutual with the objective of creating wellness, environmental health and has come in a big way in developing sport in Manicaland...

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Warren Park pledges support to Zanu PF

The electorate in Warren Park constituency has pledged support for the ruling Zanu PF party ahead of next year’s harmonised elections, saying the incumbent MDC-T legislator has failed to deliver. The electorate’s pledge came when Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity for Harare Province, Dr Abicia Ushewekunze donated shoes, diapers, school jerseys and soap to children ahead of the school opening day as has been his tradition. Speaking during the handover of the donation in Westlea, people showered praises for the kind gesture. Zanu PF Warren Park Constituency Ward 15 District Chairperson, Cde Kenneth Kadiyo said the party has gained ground following failure by the MDC-T to spearhead developmental projects. Dr Ushewekunze commended the people for their support, saying it is critical to support the leadership of President Robert Mugabe and defend the gains of the liberation struggle. Dr Ushewekunze also donated chicks to Zanu PF supporters as part of efforts to help them start small businesses in line with the country’s economic blue print,...

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NAC offers HIV testing, circumcision during Murewa gala

The recently held musical gala Murewa Centre saw the National AIDS Council partnering with some organisations in offering HIV testing and couselling, cervical cancer screening and male circumcision. The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa told thousands of people who attended the musical gala that while male circumcision reduces the rate of contracting HIV, it should not be taken as a passport to risky behaviour. At the musical gala, a number of artists performed. These include Andy Muridzo, Freeman and Murewa-based Zimdancehall sensation, Firelady, who entertained the crowd throughout the...

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Command agric hailed

The government has been commended for fulfilling one of its constitutional obligations by introducing the Command Agriculture Programme as it addresses food security challenges. Addressing farmers and other stakeholders at a command agriculture field day at Goto Farm owned by Zanu PF Senator, Cde Rosemary Goto, Wedza North legislator, Cde David Musabayana said command agriculture is a fulfilment of Chapter 2, section 15 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which talks of the state’s obligation to ensure food security in the country. Senator Goto thanked the government for introducing the programme which she said is the answer to food insecurity. Senator Goto has more than 30 hectares of maize under command agriculture and has already started preparations for the command wheat...

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Youth org. raises concern over drug abuse

A local youths organisation has raised concern over the alarming levels of drug abuse by the youths, saying more awareness campaigns and drastic legal measures should be taken against suppliers and abusers of the drugs. This comes after revelations that drug abuse has reached alarming levels of over 60 percent in the country. For Youths by Youths Organisation Director, Wilbert Jena said campaigns such as the one conducted in Mufakose, Harare should be cascaded to all the towns and districts in the country. Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network Administrator, Mr Tinashe Chiweshe said the worrying increase of drug...

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Sanganai/Hlanganani fair celebrates 10 years

The Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Expo celebrates its 10th anniversary this year since its rebranding with the preparations by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) already in progress to ensure that the tourism showcase is a resounding success. The preparations for the tourism showcase began following the release of funds by treasury last month. The fair has been moved from June and will now take place from the 27th of September, a day also set aside for the commemorations of the World Tourism Day, to the 1st of October to allow for adequate preparations. According to ZTA Chief Operating...

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