Day: July 16, 2017

27 dead as DRC boar sinks

At least 27 people are reportedly dead and 54 missing after a boat sank in the Kasai river in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Administrator of Idiofa Territory, Jacques Mbila, said rigorous checks so far have confirmed the numbers of the dead and missing in the accident, which happened on Thursday...

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Mat North Presidential Youth Interface on this Friday

The Matabeleland North Presidential Youth Interface rally, which was postponed last week, will now be held this Friday at Somhlolo Stadium in Lupane. In a statement to the ZBC News, the Zanu PF National Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Kudzayi Chipanga confirmed the development, saying the rally is set for 21 July. The rally was initially scheduled for Friday 14 July but was postponed as President Robert Mugabe had gone for a routine medical check-up in Singapore. The President is meeting youths in all the country’s 10 provinces and has already held three rallies in Mashonaland East, Manicaland and...

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Warriors fall in Namibia

The Zimbabwe Warriors got off to a not so good start in their Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifying campaign after succumbing to a 1-nil loss away to Namibia in Windhoek. The Warriors, who had a handful of players from the 2017 COSAFA Castle Cup triumph in South Africa, were bullish heading into the first leg of their Namibia encounter at the Sam Nujoma Stadium this Sunday, but things did not go the way they had wanted. Zimbabwe had a goal disallowed in the first half, before Namibia settled matters just after half-time. Zimbabwe now hope to turn around the tie to entertain any hopes of qualification for the CHAN finals, a tournament they have not missed since its inception in 2009....

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Muchongoyo dominates Chibuku Neshamwari

Muchongoyo dominated most performances at this year’s Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival  and Competition Manicaland provincial finals held in Chipinge. As the curtain of the dance festival is now coming to an end, the holding of the festival in Manicaland has raised expectations of a grand finale on 5 August in Bulawayo following outstanding performances. Manicaland Association Chartered Carrier of Artists, who are now the provincial champions, said they will give their best at the national finals and vowed to promote muchongoyo dance and help the province retain the trophy as they are the current holders. Zimbabwe National Traditional Dancers Association President, Kennedy Kachuruka and Acting Manicaland Provincial Arts Manager, Alexander Tunzi said the competition remains important in promoting local culture and talent. The Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival in Chipinge also had performances that were not part of the competition that left people in...

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Zanu PF now in election gear: Cde Kasukuwere

Zanu PF National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere said the revolutionary party is  already geared for next year’s elections. Addressing the Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Provincial Co-ordinating Committee (PCC) in  Bindura, Cde Kasukuwere underscored the need to consolidate party structures from the grassroots to ensure a resounding victory for the revolutionary party come 2018. He called for unity of purpose among Zanu PF members in the province for the good of the party. Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Provincial Chairman, Cde Dickson Mafios said the province remains resolute in support of Zanu PF under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe....

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Cattle herd doubles at ARDA Sedgewick

A local youth, Vengai Runyowa, who was given the opportunity to partner with the Agriculture Rural Development Authority (ARDA) under a public private partnership (PPP) in livestock production, has doubled the herd from 403 in 2015 to over 800 cattle this year. The partnership is part of  initiatives by the authority to improve food security under the country`s economic blueprint, ZIMASSET. ARDA`s Sedgewick Estate in Tsholotsho is into fulltime livestock production after the signing of the PPP agreement in 2015. Under the livestock programme, the farm is producing a hybrid from Nkoni, Brahman and the Beef Master breeds. The...

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Unite to pray for nation, women urged

Scores of women from various denominations converged in Chinhoyi for a ‘high tea’ event, amid calls for modern women to unite and set aside religious differences to pray for the nation. The ‘high tea’ event, which was organised by the ZAOGA Forward in Faith ministry, was attended by women who have made a name for themselves in the social and economic spheres in Mashonaland West Province. The inter-denominational platform gave women an opportunity to interact and to balance between family, church and business. Chairperson of the Today’s Woman Inter-Denominational Conference, Pastor Lucy Kawenda urged women to unite and take a lead in praying for the nation. The event was an outreach programme for the Today’s Women Conference to be held at the Glamis Arena in Harare later this month. Co-ordinator of the conference, Pastor Abigail Magwenzi said the conference was meant to empower women spiritually, economically and socially. She said the conference was open to all women including non-believers, sex workers and prisoners. Women who attended the ‘high tea’ event also got a chance to hear the word of God from renowned speaker, Pastor Violet Kadunge, who had no kind words for women who commit suicide or run away from families in times of trouble. The Today’s Woman Inter-Denominational Conference will be held at the Glamis Arena in Harare from the 27th to the 29th of this...

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Harare hosts junior basketball tourney

Harare Basketball Association (HBA) league champions, Harare City Hornets are hosting a two-day junior basketball tournament at Queen Elizabeth and Girls High schools in Harare to identify and develop talent. All 32 Harare City Council run primary schools are attending the developmental tournament. Harare City Hornets and newly elected Harare Basketball Association Chairman, Sank Mbofana said the top eight teams will take part in next month’s Harare Mayor’s invitational international basketball tournament set for the City Sports Centre. There were lots of talent on display during the two day tournament where boys and girls under the age of 12 competed. Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, attracting both young boys and girls of all...

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Drama as woman headbutts male netball umpire

There was drama at Conway College in Harare when Beta Holdings netball team manager, Rosaria Falanando could not stomach what she felt was unfair officiating and head-butted the umpire, Lovemore Chifamba in a match pitting her club against Manyame Falcons yesterday. The match started fairly with the hosts, Beta Holdings dominating in most parts of the game. Tension, however, arose in the last quarter when the visitors, Manyame Falcons made a comeback from trailing 29-32 to level matters before outclassing the hosts during the final stages of the last quarter. Beta Holdings team manager, Falanando was not amused by the umpire’s decision, prompting her to charge towards him two minutes before the final whistle and forcing the match to go for a temporary break. The match resumed after five minutes with Manyame Falcons grabbing the late winner to win the match 40-38. Speaking to the ZBC News soon after the match, Beta Holdings coach, Daniel Dhauya and captain, Caroline Musemwa felt their team lost the match due to unfair officiating. In other matches played this weekend, Correctional Services Queens ZRP 56-32, while ZRP Netball Queens demolished Golden Valley...

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PG nomination under spotlight

Anxiety is gripping the legal fraternity as it awaits to see who will be appointed Prosecutor General. The nomination process closed on Friday and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is yet to publish the names of the candidates to be interviewed. Legal experts said the position must be filled by a person of integrity in order to curb corruption in the country. A legal expert, Mr Tendai Toto said tainted people must not be considered to take up this important office if the country is to improve the justice delivery system. A renowned lawyer, Mr Terrence Hussein said it...

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