Day: May 20, 2017

FC Platinum maintain unbeaten run

Two first half goals from the Zvishavane based FC Platinum were not the kind of reception which visiting Yadah FC expected at Mandava Stadium this Saturday (today) afternoon. The platinum miners are yet to taste defeat since the premiership started this season. The clash at Mandava Stadium between Yadah FC and FC Platinum could certainly pass off as a value for money encounter. The platinum miners struck twice in the 7th and 39th minute to record an emphatic two nil win over struggling Yadah. The two goals which came courtesy of strikers Agrippa Murimba and Gerald ‘Cheeseboy’ Takwara,  condemned Yadah FC to its fourth consecutive loss since the 30th of last month when they lost to Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium. FC Platinum coach, Norman Mapeza still reeling from jetlag after travelling to his former Turkish club Galatasaray expressed satisfaction at being rewarded for his side’s hard work and his opponent’s missed chances. Yadah FC assistant coach, Thomas Ruzive admitted his team had no-one else but themselves to blame for blowing away multiple scoring opportunities. The clash between FC Platinum and Yadah FC was also the first match played at Mandava Stadium this season after the ZIFA grounds committee gave the green light for matches to resume at the renovated venue. Meanwhile, in other matches played on Saturday (today), Bulawayo City edged Tsholotsho 2-1 while Highlanders beat Bantu...

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Arrupe College to become a university

The Jesuit School of Philosophy and Humanities,  Arrupe College is set to transform to an independent university as part of its growth strategy. Following significant growth since its formation in 1994, the Jesuit School of Philosophy and Humanities, Arrupe which has been an associate college of the University of Zimbabwe will graduate to a fully fledged independent university. Speaking at the 20th closing academic assembly, Arrupe College Rector, Father Gibson Munyoro said the institution has been instrumental in equipping academics with not only intellectual skills but conscience and compassion inspired by the Catholic faith. Arrupe has been an associate college of the UZ since 1996 but is now in the process of graduating into an independent university which will offer programmes like business ethics, languages, philosophy and leadership among others. “The college’s, Jesuit School of Humanities is unique in the sense that it follows ignation pedagogy or jesuit education approach which is inspired by our Catholic faith,” said Father Munyoro. Guest of honour at the event, UZ Vice Chancellor, Professor Levi Nyagura hailed Arrupe College as one of the best of 45 associate colleges of the University of Zimbabwe. Professor Nyagura said; “As Arrupe College is contemplating becoming a university, a move which we support, I urge you to consider the impact of science and technology of humanities. Now is the time to transform, you can easily offer programmes...

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Black Rhinos Queens held

Black Rhinos Queens were held to a goalless draw by Bindura based Auckland Queens in an entertaining northern region match at One Commando in the capital. Black Rhinos boasting of several Mighty Warriors players including Kudakwashe Basopo, Talent Mandaza, Rutendo Machingura, Rutendo Makore, and Llynette Chitokuto wasted several scoring opportunities in the first half with striker Makore back from a trial stint in Egypt tightly marked. The second also belonged to the home side who were virtually camped in the opposition half but could not find the net as Auckland Queens defence remained resolute and well marshaled by Wendy Zulu. Black Rhinos Queens were frustrated throughout the half and resorted to shooting from range without success. Coach Brian Derera conceded his side had been frustrated and could not score despite the numerous chances that went begging. Auckland Queens were happy with a point away from home against a highly fancied Rhinos side. Meanwhile, in other matches also played ZRP Harare lost by a goal to nil to newcomers Midlands State University at Morgan High School, while Weeram lost to Herentals by a goal to nil at Glen View 4 Primary. Black Rhinos juniors thumped Yadah Stars by five goals to one in another match played earlier at One Commando. There are 8 clubs in the Northern Region Women’s...

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Ambassador’s E-rotary tennis tourney kicks off in Harare

More than 170 kids aged between 5 an 18 are gathered in the capital at the Harare Sports Club for the 4th edition of the annual Ambassador’s E-rotary Club  Development tennis tournament. The tournament which aims to develop tennis talent from an early age continues to grow with each year. Kids aged between 5 and 18  from all the country’ provinces, including rural areas such as Chiweshe in Mashonaland Central, Masvingo, Bulawayo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East, Harare, including Domboshava, Chitungwiza and Mufakose. Tournament convener Richmore Murpe said the idea behind the tournament is for the kids to have fun and enjoy the game while learning the basics with flexible rules. Unlike other ranking tournaments, the Ambassadors tournament aims to develop talent from an early age where kids play with the red-slow balls, orange ball with high bounce using small nets and a shortened court as well the green ball which is slower than the normal yellow ball but using a full court. Qualified coaches including former Davis Cup players Wayne Black and Gwinyai Tongoona an host of other coaches including Freeman Nyamunokora, Manjoro assist with the coaching an umpiring of matches. The tournament is hoped will improve both the level of coaching and standard of play in the country ends on Sunday (tomorrow) with a prize-giving...

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Substantive Chief Matsiwo of Mbire installed

Government says it recognise the critical role traditional leaders play in spearheading development in their communities. This was said by Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage Minister, Cde Abednico Ncube at the installation of chief Matsiwo in Mbire. Hundreds of people gathered at Masomo Primary School in Mbire to witness the installation of Mr Chinheza Chigwajara as substantive Chief Matsiwo. The chieftaincy fell vacant following the death of Mr Francis Chirume in 2011 and his son was the acting chief. Born in 1978, Chief Matsiwo is of the ‘Nzou Samanyanga’ totem. In his keynote address, Minister Ncube urged the new Chief Matsiwo to discharge his duties with diligence and fairness. Mashonaland Central Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Advocate Martin Dinha implored people in Mbire to focus on the development of their area. Chief Matsiwo‘s installation was graced by several traditional leaders from Mashonaland Central Province, provincial Zanu PF members and senior government...

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National cultural week launched

The national cultural week has been launched today at Nyava High School in Bindura amid calls for people to appreciate the country’s diverse cultures. Pomp and fanfare characterised this year’s launch of the national culture week held at Nyava High School in Bindura. The event attended by hundreds of people who included traditional chiefs drawn from Mashonaland Central, legislators and civic leaders was punctured with music, dance and poetry. Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage Minister, Cde Abednico Ncube underscored the importance of safeguarding the country’s rich cultural heritage. In a speech read on his behalf by Mashonaland Central provincial administrator, Mr Cosmas Chiringa, the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Advocate Martin Dinha said the province feels humbled to be hosting the event. In his remarks Mashonaland Central provincial chairperson of the Chief’s Council, Senator Clemence Nembire described the increase in the disappearance of cultural values as a cause for concern. The national cultural week launch which run parallel an arts exhibition was held under theme consolidating cultural identify, diversity and...

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It’s time for men to protect the vulnerable

Organisers of the ‘Not in my Name March’ in Pretoria, have apologised on behalf of South African men for not taking action to protect the vulnerable in society. March organiser Kholofelo Masha said it is time for men to stand in solidarity with abused women and children. March convener, Siyabulela Jentile who addressed the crowd, encouraged women to join in the action which was organised by civil society groups and political parties. Marchers voiced their opposition to gender-based violence and child abuse. Government officials and celebrities such as hip-hop artist, Cassper Nyovest took part at the #notinmyname march. The march was prompted by the recent spate of violence against women and children....

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Radio Zim road show attracts thousands in Tsholotsho

Tsholotsho District Centre burst into life and business almost came to a standstill as thousands of people from all walks of life turned up at the Radio Zimbabwe road show this Saturday (today). The country`s most popular radio station, Radio Zimbabwe once again proved its popularity at the road show held at Tsholotsho District Centre. Thousands of people from different parts of the district turned up to see their favourite radio personalities and musicians. The lucky ones walked away with presents after displaying their true colours in the field of dancing. For Radio Zimbabwe listeners, the road show is...

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140 perish in Libya airbase attack

Reports say as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to take over the Brak al-Shati base on Thursday. The UN-backed government’s defence minister and the commander of the militia have both been suspended pending an investigation. The prime minister’s office has denied ordering the attack. Most of the dead were soldiers of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, an alliance in the east of the country which does not recognise the government in the capital, Tripoli. The UN’s envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, said he was outraged by reports of executions....

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South Sudan’s pro-govt forces kill 114

The UN human rights office says South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town from July 2016 to January this year. The UN human rights office said this in a report released yesterday, which, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesperson, Colonel Santo Domic Chol forces dismissed as baseless. The most recent round of fighting in oil-rich South Sudan’s civil war flared up last July when the SPLA loyal to President Salva Kiir chased his rival and former deputy Riek Machar and a small band of followers from the capital, Juba south west into neighbouring Congo. The UN report also says the SPLA committed an unknown number of rapes and incidents of torture and looting....

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