Day: August 8, 2017

Accidents death toll remains cause for concern

The death toll on the country’s roads has not been a pleasing development, particularly when one considers that the major causes have been negligence as well as unroadworthy vehicles. While the spotlight has been on accidents that have occurred along the country’s highways as well as in urban centers, many lives in the rural areas have also been affected. There have been numerous cases where freak accidents involving animal drawn carts as well as motor vehicles in many of the country’s outlying areas as a result of failure to allow each other the right of way have occurred. Against...

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SA President Zuma survives another ouster bid

South African President Jacob Zuma has survived yet another no confidence vote after 198 MPs voted against the motion in a secret ballot. Opposition parties had taken the Zuma ouster case to the Constitutional Court, forcing the the parliament speaker, Baleka Mbete to call for a secret ballot. However after today’s voting, President Zuma won by 21 votes. 198 Mps voted for President Zuma to stay as compared to 177 who voted for his ouster. Nine parliamentarians were absent during the voting process. President Zuma has survived several previous votes of...

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Gokwe to hold 10km marathon race

Gokwe town council will this month introduce a 10km marathon aimed at raising funds for its community’s orphans and vulnerable members. The cotton growing town of Gokwe has entered into a partnership that will introduce the 10km, Spar Gokwe rainbow run on the 26th of August. The event is among a number of initiatives that the town council has come up to try and assist less privileged members within its community. Expectations are the race will also feature top athletes. This will be the first time proper that the cotton growing town will host the...

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ZDF pledges more developmental projects

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) says it will continue to work with civil authorities on some developmental projects. The ZDF celebrated its community assistance week in Mashonaland East Province with the handing over of a dormitory at Rusunguko High School in Goromonzi. Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba, who officially handed over the girls’ dormitory, said the ZDF will continue to work with civil authorities in the development of the country. Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Rtd Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri and the school headmaster, Mr Norman Gombera thanked the ZDF for its assistance in the construction of...

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Bill on language rights takes shape

The use of previously marginalised languages in the country is expected to increase with the crafting of an Act on language rights in line with Section 6 of the constitution which provides for the recognition of 16 official languages, Experts believe that the finalising the bill on language rights will enforce compliance. Speaking at an International Conference on Languages organised by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) African Languages and Literature Department, law lecturer Dr Innocent Maja said both the state and citizens will be empowered to assert their language rights after the bill on languages become law. UZ African...

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Women’s football show goes on

There is a full complement of mid-week fixtures for the Zimbabwe women’s football league match day 15 with the pick of the crop being the match featuring Mufakose Queens and ZRP Harare Province at Mufakose 4 High tomorrow. Guruve’s Conduit Soccer Academy face off with Weerams at Madhodha Stadium, Bindura based Auckland clash with Chipembere Queens at Herman Germeiner at 11am. Mutare’s Faith Drive hosts army side Black Rhinos at Nyamahuru School. Rhinos Queens who are yet to drop a match despite joining the league late are now in second place with three games in hand over log leaders...

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Govt scales up new curriculum adoption

The government has scaled up efforts to transform the higher and tertiary education curriculum road map to suit the industry’s needs in line with new technological advancement being experienced globally. Technocrats from the country’s tertiary institutions and industry gathered in Bulawayo this Monday and Tuesday to put together some recommendations to be considered on the envisaged new curriculum for the country’s higher learning institutions. Speaking to the ZBC News on the sidelines of the conference, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Dean of the School of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Engineer Perkins Muredzi said stakeholders have emphasised on the need...

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Man sleeps in butchery for 5 days

The treachery of a Mabvuku businessman has brought sorrow to a communal farmer who is said to have been sleeping in the man’s butchery for almost five days now waiting for payment for a beast he sold him. Vavi Rashirai (49) from Gokwe is regretting the day he sold his beast priced at $300 to a Mabvuku butchery owner. After making a follow up on his payment, Rashirai was advised he can only be paid his dues in instalments of $50 daily, a promise that has not been fulfilled. With no known relatives in Harare, the Gokwe communal farmer...

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Harare man buys house for cancer patients

At a time when the elements of Ubuntu and communal love have been torn apart by greed, self serving interests and taken over by vanity, they are still people who never tire to do good and are always reaching out to help those in need. The long, cold and sleepless nights endured by some cancer patients from outside Harare who travel to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for radiotherapy treatment are now over as a local organisation has bought a house in Mabvuku to offer temporary shelter to the patients. One author once wrote: ‘The purpose of life is not...

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Zim, Iran agreements promising huge results

Close economic and political ties between Zimbabwe and Iran could yield huge results if opportunities identified in the two countries are fully exploited through various agreements that have been sealed in different sectors. The agreements should also see tremendous progress and results in the area of agriculture where the country’s revolutionary land redistribution has empowered the black majority. Zimbabwe and Iran are both under Western sanctions and have been working together and sharing the same views on international issues of mutual interest. They have both taken every opportunity to condemn Western embargoes that are weighing down on their economies....

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