Day: May 13, 2017

Football fans urged to desist from violence

The nation has waited with anticipation the match between Highlanders and Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo tomorrow the 14th of May. The Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane is urging the two teams and their fans to make the day a family outing devoid of intimidation and  violence. “Those disposed towards violence are warned that unruly behaviour will not be tolerated at all during this and any other match, and that they should allow the athletes to give the country a game full of entertainment,” said Minister Hlongwane. The Sports Minister has also warned any would be perpetrators of violence that stern action will be taken against them and that they will be held strictly liable for such action. “Lastly i would like to wish Zimbabwe’s two biggest teams the best in their match,” Minister Hlongwane...

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Tose Respite Care Home launches silver jubilee

Tose Respite Care Home has launched its silver jubilee celebrations amid calls for support from the corporate world as well as individuals. Speaking on the sidelines of the silver jubilee launch, the director of the home, Mrs Stella Faranisi highlighted some of the challenges the home is facing chief among them the payment of water and electricity bills. The home’s hydrotherapy pool is also not in use as it consumes too much electricty. Mr Zenzo Sibanda, the center’s rehabilitation technician said US$6000 is required to convert the pool into a solar powered hydrotherapy pool. The home has also ventured into market gardening and poultry projects to sustain some of its operations. Established in November 1992, Tose Respite Care Home provides 24-hour care, for people with both mental and physical disabilities, especially the more severe who have multiple impairments from 5 years and is currently home to 42 people. According to a recent survey Zimbabwe has around 900 000 people living with...

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Justice Chidyausiku belonged to a rare breed

Professor Lovemore Madhuku of the University of Zimbabwe law section said Justice Godfrey Guwa Chidyausiku belonged to a rare breed of lawyers who sort to incorporate the law bas it should be. speaking soon after the burial of Justice Chidyausiku at the National Heroes Acre today, Professor Madhuku said there are two types of judges, the one who interprets the law a written and if it is to change, that type of judge will say it is the legislature’s business. However, Justice Chidyausiku was that type of a lawyer and judge who will sort to use legal skills to interpret the law as was seen in the land question in Zimbabwe where he overturned previous laws of the white bench which sort to benefit the white interests. Justice Chidyausiku was bold and courageous and intellectually gifted to interpret the law which gave fairness to the majority of...

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Legal fraternity commends CJ Chidyausiku

Colleagues from the legal fraternity have commended the late former Chief Justice Godfrey Guwa Chidyausiku for promoting and encouraging professionalism and ethics by practitioners. In separate interviews at the burial of the late former CJ, acting Prosecutor-General Ray Goba said the late Chidyausiku was an advocate for justice and equality for all Zimbabweans. He said Cde Chidyausiku was also a nationalist who represented some fighters who had been arrested by the colonial regime. He is also renowned for playing a role in levelling the playing field for formerly marginalised indigenous legal practitioners. His close friend and former classmate, Cde Patrick Chinamasa who was with him at St Ignatious and at the University of Zimbabwe said he revolutionised the justice delivery system when he pioneered the formation of the Black Bar Association together with the late Edison Zvobgo and others, a trait he continued to carry in the delivery of land through the third Chimurenga and other strategies of the freedom of Zimbabwe. The late CJ Chidyausiku was a fearless defender of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and the independence of the judiciary. He also fought with his legal prowess to defend whatever legal position he believed would stand the country in good light and benefit what many fought...

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Funeral parade for Group Capt Marange held

A funeral parade for the late Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ), Group Captain Cloppers Manyange who died on Thursday was held at Manyame Airbase in Harare this Friday (yesterday). Air Vice Marshal, Sheba Shumbayawonda who read the speech on behalf of Commander AFZ Air Marshal, Perrence Shiri described the late Group Captain Marange as a strong willed and hardworking senior officer who always wanted to do a perfect job without cutting corners. He said the void he left  will be difficult to fill. Group Captain Manyange was born on 4 January 1962 in Nharira, Chivhu. He was attested in the AFZ in 1985 as an officer cadet and rose through the ranks to be promoted Group Captain in the year 2007 a position he held until his untimely death. He will be buried tomorrow at Glen Forest...

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Development of sport key in police force

The ZRP on Friday held the Commissioner General Police (CGP) Sports Gala raffle draw which seeks to fundraise for sporting activities of the Zimbabwe Republic Police. It was all excitement for prize winners of the CGP raffle draw which is used as part of a fundraising initiative for the annual CGP Sports Gala. In a speech read by Deputy CGP, Levi Sibanda on behalf of the CGP, Cde Augustine Chihuri, the ZRP outlined the significance of the CGP Sports Gala as a platform to develop athletes in the police force, with the raffle draw also deemed as important in fundraising initiatives. A grand draw was held at Morris Depot on Friday (yesterday)with Webster Zhou winning a Toyota Corolla Bubble, Munyaradzi Mashipe of ZRP Juru, a Toyota Vitz and Marvelous Dube a Honda Fit. Apart from the CGP Sports Gala, funds from the raffle draw also go towards funding foreign sport trips involving the...

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Kangara massacre remains a vivid memory

Events of the 14th of May 1979 in Kangara village Uzumba, Mashonaland East have remained vivid in the minds of survivors who witnessed the massacre of 44 indigenous lives by the Rhodesian forces. The day remains a clear testimony of the brutality of the Smith regime and a constant reminder that this country did not come on a silver platter. Some 38 years ago Rhodesian forces using planes and napalm bombs raided Kangara Base were freedom fighters and villagers were camped and massacred them while those who had hid in nearby caves were extracted an executed in broad day light. Seven freedom fighter and 37 villagers perished during the raid which remains one of the most horrific moments of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle. The marks of the bombs and bullets are still visible to this day although the place is surrounded by grass and trees making it hardly recognisable as a place with such historical significance. Mr Denhere Kangara who is now in his mid 90s and is the only living survivor of the massacre recounts how the events unfolded leading to the massacre. Mr Kangara recounts how he had to alert other villagers of the massacre to come to assist in removing the dead bodies. Uzumba legislator, Cde Simbaneuta Mdarikwa today has spearheaded the erection of a tombstone near the place, inscribed with names of the victims. He says...

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Caps lose in Egypt

Caps United began their group phase CAF Champions League campaign on a losing note after a 2-nil defeat at the hands of Zamalek yesterday evening at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Cairo. Zamalek in the first half carved up several goal scoring chances but could not convert with a fine save by Edmore Sibanda keeping Makepekepe in the contest. Caps United’s only meaningful attack came courtesy of Abbas Amidu after an effort from an acute angle. After holding the hosts to a nil all stalemate at half time, the second half was a different story with Zamalek grabbing the opener courtesy of Bassem Mosri in the 55th minute. Sibanda was denied by some fine goalkeeping after unleashing a stinging effort from a long range free kick. Zamalek sealed the game as a contest seven minutes from time when a hesitant Sibanda allowed Nigeria’s Stanley Okawuchi to head home. Ronald Chitiyo could have scored a consolation but the hosts held on for a 2-nil...

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Youth Fund hearings in Bindura aborted

A parliamentary fact finding mission on the US$40 million Youth Fund was aborted in Bindura after unruly elements disrupted proceedings. As the fact finding mission got underway in Mashonaland Central’s Bindura town, rowdy youths disrupted proceedings threatening the parliamentary portfolio committee for harbouring a factional agenda. An unruly youth banged desks in front of the committee members while accusing the portfolio committee chairperson Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena of hidden political motives while constantly referring to the legislator as ‘munin’na’. In its fact finding mission across the country, the portfolio committee has heard of how the US$40 million Youth Fund channelled by the government through banks was abused. The committee has heard of interference by senior ministry and government officials, abuse of the fund through falsification of beneficiaries’ addresses, funds being given to beneficiaries who never received them among other...

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Cotton producer price set

All is set for the 2017 cotton marketing season as government confirms the producer price of 55 cents per kilogramme for grade cotton. The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph Made has confirmed the 2017 cotton producer price of 55 cents per kg for grade cotton on top of free inputs which were given to farmers under the Presidential cotton inputs. The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe which has been given the mandate to buy cotton produced under the Presidential free cotton inputs has started deploying buying staff at various depots countrywide in readiness for the farmers...

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