Day: July 10, 2017

Black Rhinos reclaim pole position

Premiership returnees Black Rhinos reclaimed pole position on the Premier Soccer League table following a 3-nil win over Tsholotsho Army side Black Rhinos who were seated on position 4 with 28 points have reclaimed pole position on the summit of the PSL table on 31 points after a 3nil win over Tsholotsho at Morris Depot yesterday. Ngezi Platinum have dropped one place on the ladder to position two following a 1-nil thumping at the hands of Triangle away at Gibbo Stadium while ZPC Kariba remain on eighth position despite registering a 1-nil victory over struggling Hwange. Harare giants Dynamos who are now on a 9 match unbeaten run were held to a goalless draw at Barbourfields by Chicken Inn and moved to position 3 with a points tally of 30 from 15 matches. Relegation threatened Bantu Rovers continue to stumble as they were held to a nil-all draw by Bulawayo City and remain glued on position 17 while Harare City lost 2-1 to How Mine to leave their points tally to 18 from 17 league matches. FC Platinum edged Chapungu 1-nil and moved two places up to position 3 while Shabanie Mine also moved one place up after dismissing new boys Yadah 2-nil at the National Sports Stadium.           ...

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Govt holds belated World Play Day commemorations

Government has held belated World Play Day commemorations in Mberengwa East aimed at creating an integral dynamic in human development namely the right and access to play through recreational pursuits. The World Play Day is earmarked to celebrate the rights and freedoms of Zimbabweans particularly children to exercise voluntary and spontaneous engagement in play instigated with a view to develop their physical, emotional and cognitive being. Speaking during belated World Play Day commemorations at Mbuya Nehanda High School in Mberengwa East, Minister of Sport and Recreation, Makhosini Hlongwane said government essentially acknowledges the basic rights to play as a vital sociological component for unleashing the sporting potential in children. Minister Hlongwane said: “Mindful of the underlying provisions and guiding principles of this United Nations Convention, it becomes befitting for the Ministry of Sport and Recreation to be emphatic on play as a basic right for child development from elementary level to maturity. This headlong manoeuvre to promote play emanates from the realisation that play provides opportunities for initiative, interaction, creativity and socialisation within children and adults and aids to the reduction of incompatibilities between daily life and work”. The belated World Play Day commemorations were held in tandem with the United Nations Convention on the rights of children, as broadly articulated in article 31 which states that ‘every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in...

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Stop relying on donors, communities urged

Communities have been urged to find long term financing mechanisms which contribute towards development of their areas and move away from depending on donor funds. There have been concerns over reliance of communities on donors for development programmes. Such support is largely visible in food donation in times of drought and infrastructure building in times of natural disasters. It is against this background that Chief Zvimba called upon communities to contribute immensely towards development of their areas and safeguard existing structures for future generations. He was speaking at the official handover of furniture and classroom blocks to Kuwadzana primary school in Mt Hampden under Zvimba district built by the Salvation Army Church in partnership with Ms Lesley Lysaght. Salvation Army Secretary General Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Kasuso said churches must not offer only spiritual training and guidance, but rather be involved in the betterment of the livelihoods of communities through projects that are in line with government’s requirements. Parents applauded the gesture by the church, saying it is now their duty to encourage their children to go to school and also ensure smooth running of the upgraded school by paying school fees in time. The donation was attended by Zanu PF Zvimba East legislator, Cde Francis Mkwangwariwa, who thanked the church for the good gesture. Of late, calls have been made to ensure donations should only reduce vulnerability and not...

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RioZim, Eiffel Flats saga rages on

Conflict between gold mining firm, RioZim and the Eiffel Flats community continue to rage on, with fresh concerns arising over the continued possible threat to human life and property due to open cast mining operations being carried out by the firm. The residents said the operations are edging closer to their homes and a private hospital. The ongoing conflict is reaching a boiling point. The community alleges the mine is employing the big brother approach opting to have their needs override the voice of the residents who said the blasting activities are weakening houses and other building structures let alone pose fatal dangers to human life. The mine has now taken its activities approximately 40 metres from Eiffel Flats private hospital, whose management recently wrote to the Mines Ministry to register their complaints following rock fragments which allegedly fell on the institution’s roof and straight through the ceiling of the female ward. Managing director of the hospital, Dr Olyn Kusangaya said the mine promised to fund relocation of the institution to an agreed site, where construction was supposed to have been completed by April this year but the firm has done nothing towards fulfilling this agreement. A member of the Eiffel Flats property owners’ committee, Mr Mabasa Chichaya said the mine is refusing residents an audience a move that has irked the community members who are now calling for...

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Rukweza pythons dodge parks officials

The mystery surrounding four big pythons at Rukweza Primary School in Nyazura continues to deepen with snakes dodging Zimbabwe National Parks and Wild Life Authority officials. The snakes have left the residents with more questions than answers with some thinking they are not just snakes. A representative from Zimbabwe National Parks and Wild Life Authority, Luke Njiva confirmed that there have been trying frantically to catch four big snakes Sekuru Beaven Moyo,  the president of Prometra Zimbabwe, an  organisation focused on  promoting indigenous knowledge systems, said in African society, pythons are not just snakes but represent spirit mediums. It is every resident’s hope that the big reptiles are captured in time before they attack...

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Uphold your oath of office, judicial officers told

Judicial officers have been called upon to uphold their oath of office and stay clear of corrupt practices which taint the honourable profession. The call was made during a send-off ceremony for a long serving magistrate in the capital. Mr Hazviitike Never Diza has bid the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) farewell having served within the magistracy for the past 34 years with a clean record. His word of advice to his colleagues remaining on the bench is to uphold the ethics of the noble profession of dispensing justice fairly without any prejudice. On behalf of the JSC family, Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamobe bid farewell to the outgoing magistrate commending him for having remained honourable throughout his period of service. Mr Diza joined the bench as a presiding officer in the Ministry of Justice on the 6th of July 1983 and he worked in various provinces until he was posted to Norton where he was the resident...

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Youths in Tourism targets to attract investment

Youths in Tourism is targeting to attract investment and establish key contacts with regional stakeholders when they host a conference in Bulawayo this September. The three-day conference which will run from the 6th to the 9th of September will provide a conduit for youths in the tourism sector to interact and exchange ideas on promoting the growth and development of the tourism industry. Briefing the media in the capital this Monday, Youths in Tourism patron, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa noted that the targeted objectives during the conference are aligned to the African Union agenda 2063 to unlock opportunities for youth...

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ACCZ launches anti-Tsikamutanda campaign

The Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) is embarking on a community awareness campaign on mitigating illegal operations by dubious traditional healers better known as Tsikamutandas following a request by community leaders in Mhondoro. Speaking at the ordination of two traditional leaders, Chief Nherera and Mhondoro-Mubaira legislator, George Gangarahwe said bogus healers have become a menace, fleecing villagers of their properties. ACCZ President, Archbishop Johannes Ndanga said the organisation is launching a multi-stakeholder awareness campaign to alert communities nationwide on the deceptive operations of Tsikamutandas Bishop Douglas Mandaza of the Power of God Apostolic Church was ordained together with Bishop Veronica Kwati of Johane Masowe Chishanu Jerusalema Church. In January this year, the government prohibited activities of the Tsikamutandas in rural villages, directing the Ministry of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage in collaboration with the police to work together to stop the practice and restore...

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Govt to redefine chieftainship boundaries

The government will redefine chieftainship boundaries to accommodate newly resettled farmers and allow for traditional leaders to monitor the protection of land in these areas. This came out during when the Matabeleland South Provincial Chiefs Assembly met various stakeholders at Esikhovheni Training Centre in Umzingwane to deliberate on some of the challenges faced within communities which include HIV and AIDS and environmental issues. The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) expressed concern over the level of land degradation in mining districts, saying traditional leaders as the custodians of the land have a critical role to play in the conservation and preservation of the environment . Chiefs however, the absence of traditional leaders in newly resettled areas has created a host of challenges. The Director of Traditional Leadership and Support Services in the Ministry of Rural Development, Preservation of National and Cultural Heritage, Mr Felix Chikobo said there is now need to draw boundaries that accommodate former commercial farms. On the welfare of chiefs, an appeal was made to government to avail better allowances and new vehicles to enable the traditional leaders to execute their duties effectively. The meeting, which was also attended by district administrators, also tackled the issue of chieftainship that is often characterised by wrangles. T The chiefs assembly now has a role to play in the appointment of new chiefs in line with the local...

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Chevrons in historic win

Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the 5th One Day International (ODI) match played today at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka. History was made as Zimbabwe survived a nervous chase to beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets and win the five match ODI series 3-2. The five ODI series against Sri Lanka was a series of firsts as Zimbabwe became the first team to successfully chase 300 in Sri Lanka. It was also Zimbabwe’s first win against Sri Lanka in any format and Zimbabwe’s first and historic series win. Opening batsman, Hamilton Masakadza was named ‘Man of the Series,’ while the ‘Man of the Match Award, went to teammate Sikandar Raza Butt. Sri Lanka posted 203 for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 50 overs following a run rate 4.06 an over, while Zimbabwe reached 204 for the loss of 7 wickets in 38.1 overs with a superior run rate of 5.34 an...

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