Day: July 2, 2017

Pres Mugabe to present funds from AU cattle pledge

President Robert Mugabe will tomorrow present funds from the proceeds of the cattle donation he pledged to the African Union (AU) Foundation towards the self sustenance of the organisation. Briefing Zimbabwean journalists in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today, Foreign Affairs  Minister, Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said the number of cattle had exceeded the initial 300 which President Mugabe had pledged. He said the President is going to present the amount of money which was raised when the cattle were auctioned. Cde Mugabe made the pledge during the inaugural gala of the AU Foundation. The Foreign Affairs Minister noted that the handover...

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Accident claims 3 in Masvingo

Three people died on the spot along the Masvingo – Mutare road when a Bulawayo-bound Toyota Hilux double rammed into an oncoming haulage truck. The accident occurred about 15 km from Masvingo, close to Mutimurefu Prison. When the ZBC News arrived at the scene, the bodies were still there, while one passenger  had been rushed to hospital. Eyewitnesses said they rushed to the scene of the accident after they heard noise caused by the collision. One of the eye witnesses said upon arrival at the scene, he found one of the passengers from the Toyota Hilux vehicle crawling from under the haulage truck screaming for help. He also told the ZBC News that one of the deceased died before she could be ferried to hospital. The driver of the haulage truck, Abraham Hlahla, who was driving from Masvingo to Mutare, said he noticed that the driver of the Toyota Hilux had lost control of his vehicle and he tried to pull off the road to avoid a head on collision but it was too late. Masvingo Province Acting ZRP Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the...

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Airlink launches Cape Town – Vic Falls flight

Regional airline, Airlink has launched direct flights between Cape Town and Victoria Falls, becoming the latest airline to land on the new look Victoria Falls International Airport which is living up to its billing as a game changer. South Africa’s leading regional airline, which will be offering daily service except on Saturdays, launched its Cape Town to Victoria Falls flight today at a colorful ceremony held at the multi-million dollar upgrade Victoria Falls International Airport. several aviation officials, tourism players and captains where at the airport to witness yet another exciting development which is set to contribute towards the...

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Respect leaders: Cde Chipanga

Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Kudzanai Chipanga has reminded party members of the importance of respecting those in leadership positions. He made the call at the party’s Mashonaland West Provincial Youth League inter-district conference in Chinhoyi where it emerged that the Presidential Youth Interface in the province will be held this month at a date to be advised. Cde Chipanga took the occasion to call on youths who have attained 18 years to register as voters. He Chipanga also reminded party members of the importance of respecting those in leadership positions. Speaking at the same occasion, Zanu...

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Caps beat Zamalek to stay in hunt

Caps United beat Egyptian giants, Zamalek 3-1 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare this afternoon to revive hopes of qualification to the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League. Needing an outright win, Ronald Pfumbidzai put the Green Machine ahead 30 minutes into the match, but Zamalek equalised just before half-time. A second half brace from Abbas Amidu in the 75 and 90+3 minutes gave Caps United all the three points and a win in their last group match against USM Alger of Algeria next Sunday would be enough for a quarter-final berth for Caps. USM Alger and Ali...

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Coaches attend CAF C licence course

Football coaches are attending a CAF C licence course organised by ZIFA in Bindura and attended by 40 participants drawn from eight provinces in the  country, among them two females. Gibson Homela and Nelson Matongorere are the coarse instructors and it comes at a time when ZIFA is adopting the standardization of coaches’ qualifications. Officially opening the course, ZIFA Northern Region Chairman, Willard Manyengavana     applauded the participants for attending the course, saying it remains critical for football   trainers to attain coaching qualifications. ZIFA Mashonaland Central Chairman, Gilbert Saika said the province feels humbled to be hosting the course. Under new ZIFA requirements, a coach should have at least a CAF C licence to coach a Division two soccer ...

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Community sports programme staged in Chipinge

The Community Sports Programme that is aimed at promoting participation of people in sporting activities has been rolled out in Chipinge East constituency with the programme expected to cascade to other constituencies in the district. In line with the country’s new sports policy that emphasises the promotion of mass participation of communities in sport, soccer and netball teams from all the seven wards in Chipinge East constituency converged at Grassflats Primary School in ward 13 to battle for honours, much to the delight of spectators. Chipinge East legislator, who is also the Deputy Minister of Information Technology, Postal and Courier Services, Dr Win Mlambo who sponsored the tournament together with the Population Services International said the games play an important role in nurturing talent and uniting people. Ministry of Sports and Recreation District Officer, Martin Sithole said support for sporting activities is important for the country, while participants hailed the organisers and sponsors for affording them an opportunity to grow their talents. The implementation of the country’s new sports policy is expected to improve the country’s performance at various sporting competitions in future. Meanwhile, ward 18 scooped the first position in the soccer category while ward 15 emerged as constituency netball...

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Mother Touch pupils UK-bound

Children from Mother Touch Group of Schools are leaving for the UK for a musical and cultural festival, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, where they will participate in cultural exchange programme which has become an annual event. The children will compete in traditional dances representing African countries and 72 nations are set to perform at musical festival in Wales. Children expect to meet different people and to represent the country as well as to lift Zimbabwe’s flag high by bringing a trophy back home. The supportive children’s parents expressed delight in sending their children abroad so that they learn more from the exposure and they hope for the best for them. Mother Touch CEO, Salome Mutsinze said the experience will take a step further to build confidence in every child who is going to participate, develop and nurture them outside school for success. There is hope that the annual music festival to produce well-rounded and grounded learner who will be equipped for anything, anywhere in the...

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TB cases on the increase in Mat South

Tuberculosis (TB) has remained a major health burden in Matabeleland South Province with the death rate standing at 19 percent, while the number of people affected by the disease continues to rise. This came out during the belated provincial World TB Day commemorations held at Makakavhule in Beitbridge. Statistics show that Beitbridge alone has recorded 365 cases since January this year. Beitbridge Acting District Medical Officer, Dr Lenos Samhere told stakeholders that since 2013, 44 cases of multi-drug resistant TB had also been recorded in the district. The rise in TB cases in the province from 2810 late last...

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PHD Ministries in massive clean-up campaign

The Harare City Council and the Environmental Management Authority have partnered with the Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries in a massive clean-up campaign in the capital. Thousands of church members were in town cleaning the streets and termini in a bid to maintain the ‘Sunshine City’ status of Harare. Harare City Council Spokesperson, Michael Chideme expressed gratitude on this noble move by the Christian society and urged more to come aboard. PHD Ministries leader, Walter Magaya described how the Christian community should take part in maintaining a healthy society. The massive clean-up campaign was hailed by vendors and commuter omnibus drivers who operate mostly in the CBD. The clean-up campaign came at a time when the City of Harare is calling for stakeholders to work with them to keep the city...

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