Day: May 28, 2017

FC Platinum, Highlanders match abandoned

The match between FC Platinum and Highlanders was abandoned a few seconds before ending at Mandava stadium in Zvishavane after police threw teargas on the pitch. FC Platinum had just converted a penalty to make the score line 1-all when two tear gas canisters were thrown onto the pitch by the police to control the crowd. Bosso had led earlier through Tendai Ngulube in the 32nd minute but FC Platinum goalkeeper, Petros Mhari levelled terms from the spot in the 93rd...

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Cultural groups take Culture Week to Sanyati

Various cultural groups and individual artists converged at Nyimo business centre in Sanyati to commemorate the Culture Week, amid concerns that globalisation and technology are eroding the remaining vestiges of the country’s culture. Various artefacts were also on display showing Zimbabweans’ prowess in handcraft. National Arts Council of Zimbabwe Mashonaland West Provincial Manager, Mr Jephias Makumucha said the Culture Week is important in helping the country salvage what is left of its culture that is under threat from technology. Chief Neuso from Sanyati bemoaned the erosion of tradition, saying a number of rites that used to be observed have now been abandoned, while Mr Jim Kadziya, a director in the office of the Minister of State for Mashonaland West, blamed parents for failing to pass on the traditional legacy  to the young generation. The Culture Week is commemorated in many countries in...

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PSL results

Dynamos 3-1 ZPC Kariba Black Rhinos 1-0 Yadah FC FC Platinum 1-1 Highlanders Triangle 1-1 CAPS United Hwange 0-0 How Mine Ngezi Platinum 3-2 Bulawayo City Chicken Inn 0-0 Shabanie Mine Bantu Rovers 0-2 Harare...

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Let’s all fight cancer: Mrs Chiwenga

Musha Mukadzi charitable organisation has called for collaborative efforts in the fight against cancer, a disease which is fast becoming one of the biggest killers in Africa. Founder and Chairperson of the organisation, Mrs Marry Chiwenga told guests who gathered in Harare’s Borrowdale Brooke for a fundraising dinner last night that the activities of the foundation are meant to assist the needy. Mrs Chiwenga began her address to the guests by chronicling the history of the foundation and its determination to continue assisting the needy, particularly cancer patients. As part of its determination to assist the needy, Musha Mukadzi...

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Zanu PF scoffs at MDC-T’s president protection jibe

Zanu PF has dismissed utterances by MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai that President Robert Mugabe should resign from active politics and be protected by the opposition party after next year`s elections. Zanu PF Secretary for Lands and Rural Resettlement, Cde Cain Mathema was responding to media reports which quoted Tsvangirai saying his party will protect the President if he resigns from active politics. Cde Mathema said the President does not need protection from the opposition because he has not done anything wrong to anyone, adding that the ruling party has no policy of taking advice from the opposition who are...

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Mat North Provincial heads meet Zanu PF leadership

Provincial heads of various government ministries in Matabeleland North province have met the Zanu PF leadership of the province to present reports on the developmental projects being undertaken by their ministries to meet ZIMASSET targets. The reports covered projects being undertaken in all the seven districts of the province and challenges being experienced in completing outstanding projects. While there is a marked development in some sectors, some projects which include the construction of civil servants’ houses are lagging behind due to financial constraints. Matabeleland North province has also witnessed a marked increase in maize production due to the implementation of the Command Agriculture Programme. Matabeleland North Minister of State, Ambassador Cain Mathema and Zanu PF Provincial Chairman, Cde Richard Moyo said the meeting is important so that the public is aware of what the Zanu PF government is doing to fulfil the needs of the people in the province. Another meeting of a similar nature is expected to be held soon with the district administrators and representatives of the seven rural district councils so that they also highlight the developments taking place in their respective...

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NSSA’s health scheme receives positive response

The National Social Security Authority (NSSA)’s proposed national health insurance and the informal sector schemes are receiving positive response from the market. The overwhelming response for the national health insurance scheme and the voluntary scheme for the informal sector was revealed at a media interaction with the NSSA’s management. The voluntary scheme for the informal sector is set to come into operation in the third quarter of this year, while the national health insurance scheme will also come on board after realisation that less than 10 percent of workers are covered by medical aid schemes. NSSA General Manager, Ms...

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Mash East prepares to host President Mugabe

All is set for the inaugural Presidential Youth Tour to be held at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on 3 June. Mashonaland East Minister of State, Rtd Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri and Politburo member, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi told the Zanu PF Provincial Coordinating Committee held in Marondera that the province is ready for President Mugabe’s visit to the province. Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Kudzai Chipanga said party youths are solidly behind President Mugabe’s leadership. Zanu PF Mashonaland East Provincial Youth Chairperson, Cde Kelvin Mutsvairo, who led the delegation for an inspection of the venue, said the youths...

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Infrastructure shortages for many rural schools

Many rural schools are operating with minimal resources with the worst affected forced to hold classes in the open due to the unavailability of classrooms. Harawe Primary School in Zano, Masvingo is among the schools that need more classrooms to be constructed. Built in 2004, Harawe Primary School has 645 students and only six classrooms. At least 10 more classrooms are needed to accommodate the students. ECD classes are held in the open and the young ones have to brave the chilly weather during the winter season. Speaking on the sidelines of the commissioning  of a new classroom block at the school, the head, Mrs Tendai Wilson noted that there is need to avail more resources if the pass rate is to improve. “We thank this initiative to build another block at our school. We however still need more blocks and other infrastructure constructed. We need teachers’ residence and a computer laboratory constructed, as well as electricity connection,” she said. The classroom block, which was commissioned this weekend, was built with resources from council, while the area`s legislator, Cde Davis Marapira also contributed materials. Cde Marapira handed over more materials to the school, enough to construct two more classrooms. “I have brought you more cement and door frames for the construction of two more classrooms. It is important for us all to work together for the development of our...

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SA army chief lauds Musha Mukadzi charity organisation

South Africa National Defence Forces Commander, General Solly Shoke says African countries need  to unite and support Musha Mukadzi charity organisation, describing the initiative as life changing. Speaking at a fundraising dinner for Musha Mukadzi in Harare, General Shoke said the spirit of African brotherhood that resulted in Zimbabwe assisting South Africa during the Apartheid regime should continue to influence relations among African countries, describing borders as mere colonial demarcations. “Zimbabweans must support this noble cause being advanced by Musha Mukadzi charity organisation. I pledge to mobilise the South African corporate sector to support the initiative,” General Shoke said. Vice President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also graced the occasion, called upon captains of industry and business people to pool their resources together in support of Musha Mukadzi. He said the concept of Command Agriculture can be extended to the health sector and bear meaningful results if supported by Zimbabweans and captains of industry. The fund raising dinner was attended by army generals from a number of African countries that include Malawi and Zambia. The event that was running under the theme: ‘Championing Pro- active and Reactive Approaches in the Fight Against Cancer,’ saw Musha Mukadzi raising funds for various charity...

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