Day: May 27, 2017

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup

Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 13th time in a thrilling final at Wembley stadium today by beating 10-man Chelsea 2-1, who were denied a league and cup double. The result means Arsene Wenger is the most successful manager in the competition’s history with seven victories. The Gunners had controversially taken the lead in the fifth minute through Alexis Sanchez, but the linesman had his flag up for Aaron Ramsey, who was stood in an offside position. Chelsea failed to gain revenge for the 2002 final, which Arsenal won 2-0, and the result ends their run of four consecutive final...

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Bromley wins Goromonzi South football tourney

Goromonzi South today played host to a community day football and netball tournament which saw Bromley emerging two nil victors over Rusike at Thorncroft Primary School in Ruwa. After intense competition in the knockouts, Bromley powered to a 2-0 victory over Rusike to scoop gold in the football extravaganza. Damofalls finished third after edging Melfort 1-0 in the third and fourth place playoff. Goromonzi South legislator, Petronella Kagonye who was guest of honour could not hide her joy after seeing youths in Goromonzi exhibit their talent. Mashonaland East Youth League secretary for education, Rogers Pote and secretary for transport, Washington Zhanda both outlined the essence of tapping into the inherent talent of the youth in Goromonzi constituency. Several top players have emerged from outlying constituencies in the past with Energy Murambadoro being the most famous after rising from Gokwe to become a top national team, goalkeeper. Apart from football, netball was another highlight with Zimre overcoming Shangure 40-20 in the...

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Youths urged to uphold pan-Africanism

Youths have been called upon to recognise the significance of Africa’s identity and unity, the cornerstone of Africa Day celebrations. The youths who were attending belated Africa Day celebrations held by Young People for Others at Arrupe College were urged to ensure that the ideals of Africa Day are upheld. Youth leaders in attendance said this year’s theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth”, is critical in driving the message home on the importance youth have on the development agenda. Africa Day was first held in 1963 in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, when 32 countries...

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ZDF Commander satisfied by golf charity initiative

The 2017 charity fundraising amateur golf tournament organised by Musha Mukadzi and the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) was held at Borrowdale Brooke this afternoon with several participants taking to the course. Borrowdale Brooke Golf Course once again played host to the annual golf extravaganza organised by the ZDF in conjunction with Musha Mukadzi, a Zimbabwe armed forces foundation. ZDF Commander, General Constantino Nyikadzino Guvheya Chiwenga was delighted with the continued existence of an event which aims to raise funds towards charity. Chief of the South Africa National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke and Malawi deputy commander, Lieutenant General Clement Namangale applauded an initiative which highlights the important role of thee defence forces in giving back to the community. This year’s charity fundraising initiative is running under the theme, ‘Championing Pro-active and Re-active Approaches in Fighting Against Cancer’. Apart from guests invited from other defence forces several players from the corporate world took part at the fifth edition held on Saturday...

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Let’s market Zim foods to promote culinary tourism: Chefs

Local chefs say there is need to aggressively market Zimbabwean foods to promote culinary tourism. Defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences, culinary tourism has been used by many countries as a unique selling point in attracting foreign arrivals. The chefs, who took part at the national chefs competitions held in the capital Harare, said while Zimbabwean foods are highly nutritious, more needs to be done to ensure that they gain global prominence. President of Zimbabwe Chefs’ Association, master chef Chris Gonzo said they have set their sights on the Nelson Mandela Challenge cup to be held in South Africa in August this year. Globally, people are resorting to organic foods that are locally available in the country because of their immense health benefits. Organic foods are free of artificial food additives, and are often processed with fewer artificial methods, materials and conditions, such as chemical ripening and genetically modified...

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Theft of essential infrastructure affecting ordinary citizens

Zimbabweans have been urged to stop vandalising essential infrastructure as the ripple effects of such actions ultimately affect many people. Some residents of Arcadia, who had to endure three months without electricity after the theft of transformer oil in their suburb said the experience which left them relying on other sources of power has made them realise the importance of safeguarding essential infrastructure. The residents said if Zimbabweans are not united in nipping tendencies such as vandalising essential infrastructure in the bud then the rate of development will certainly be retarded. Entrepreneur, Mrs Loice Magweba who assisted the Arcadia residents in the restoration of power as well as ensuring the transformer is secured, said a strong sense of responsibility should always guide Zimbabweans. Mrs Magweba said vandalism and theft of essential infrastructure only serve to affect ordinary Zimbabweans whose lives are disrupted by such acts. Possession, stealing or vandalising ZESA Holdings equipment carries a sentence of not less than ten years in prison. The country is losing millions of dollars as a result of unscheduled power cuts due to theft and vandalism of electrical...

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Epworth legislator keen to empower talented residents

Epworth residents say there is need for more initiatives to promote local talent in the area. The Epworth residents who were treated to a talent show in belated Africa Day commemorations by the Zanu PF legislator for the area, Cde Zalera Makari said the gesture has helped show that there is abundance of talent within the community. The residents said bringing the Africa Day commemorations to the community is also key in ensuring that youths are aware of the importance of the milestone. Cde Makari said she intends to create avenues for the empowerment of people in her constituency, highlighting that she has facilitated for some musicians to be able to record their works. Musicians, Freddy Mwanjalima popularly known as Kapfupi and Tocky Vibes born Obey Makamure hail from...

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8 bodies of trapped miners in Mazowe retrieved

Eight bodies of men who were trapped in a shaft while panning for gold at Big Mine, Masasa area of Mazowe on the 22nd of this month have been retrieved. In a statement to ZBC News, ZRP national spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner, Charity Charamba confirmed the death of the eight. She said nine gold panners were illegally mining at Big Mine. “At around 2200 hours, one of the miners left the eight deceased at the site while proceeding to a nearby tuck shop , an upon his return he discovered that the mine shaft had collapsed trapping the eight...

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83 graduate at Bindura School of Nursing, Midwifery

A call has been made for the construction of a new provincial hospital in Bindura to cater for the growing health needs of the population. This was said by Health Services Board chairman, Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa at the graduation ceremony of 83 nurses at Bindura School of Nursing and Midwifery. Of the graduands, 46 received diplomas in General Nursing after completing a three year course while 37 received certificates in Midwifery after completing a one year course. In his speech, Dr Mbengeranwa underscored the need for a new provincial hospital in Bindura. Bindura Provincial Hospital Superintendent, Dr Budirirai Gwagwa...

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Church to partner police to curb criminal activities

The church says it is willing to work with the law enforcement agents in order to curb criminal activities in society. This follows an incident where a local clergyman exposed a couple dealing in illicit drugs during one of his prophetic services. The couple later came back and surrendered a sack full of processed mbanje and bottles of broncleer syrup to the prophet. Speaking to ZBC News, Prophet Sham Hungwe leader of House of Grace Ministries International said it is the duty of the church to expose societal ills as well as deliver people from evil manipulation. The charismatic and modern day prophets have of late performed breathtaking miracles, sending shockwaves within the religious...

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