Day: August 13, 2017

Military personnel urged to understand forensic procedures

Military personnel have been challenged to strengthen their understanding of forensic procedures when they handle human remains during disasters without distorting identities. The four day training was organised by the SADC military health services committee in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In his closing remarks, head of regional delegation of the ICRC, Mr Thomas Merkelbach said humanitarian action requires a coordinated effort from political, military, and humanitarian authorities. Participants hailed the training saying during peace keeping missions military personnel work in emergencies and disasters hence the need to be trained on latest techniques on...

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All set for heroes’ football fiesta

Football fans from across the country will be treated to a heroes feast with encounters slated for the holidays across the country. Topflight and division one teams will do battle on Heroes Day. A total of 31 matches will be played in all provinces as the football fraternity celebrates the lives of our fallen heroes in style. Arguably the biggest battle of the Heroes Day matches is one pitting Harare giants Dynamos who clash against long time adversaries Highlanders FC in the capital. In other fixtures pitting Premier Soccer League teams, Shabanie Mine and FC Platinum will lock horns...

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Gango Festival attracts thousands

Forget about okra, pumpkin leaves, mancimbi, roadrunner or any other popular traditional foods, some innovative Zimbabweans have come up with another delicacy of mixed meats to tickle the taste-buds called ‘gango’. The ‘gango’ craze has taken over the hangout joints in cities across the country, as chefs and food enthusiasts converged at Belgravia Sports Club yesterday for the first ever Gango Festival where people from different classes of life were treated with various barbaque and traditional stir fry dishes. The word ‘gango’ is a Shona expression derived from the English word ‘roast’ depicting the cooking method which is usually the frying of meats in a bit of cooking oil over a heat source, which can either be gas or firewood on a braai stand. Gango has now taken over as the in-thing in terms of traditional cuisine. It consists of a mixed bag of different types of meats which are pan fried. The chef will throw in beef cubes, beef liver, chicken livers, gizzards, and anything that is edible meat and can be stir fried with a mixture of vegetables. This dish has become very popular in many cities across the country with some food outlets and popular hangout joints now including the delicacy on their menus. The popularity of the ‘gango’ cuisine has resulted in the staging of the first ever Gango Festival and the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation...

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Women’s COSAFA preps go a gear up

Preparations for the upcoming COSAFA senior women’s championships are on gear with the visit to the country by the COSAFA chief operating officer, Sue Destombes and her team to inspect facilities to be used for the games. The games which return to Zimbabwe after the last edition was hosted in 2011 will be played at Barbourfields and Luveve Stadiums in Bulawayo from 13-24 September. 12 countries are set to battle it out in what is expected to be a fierce competition which will also include guests from outside the region in Kenya. Speaking on the sidelines of a tour...

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Burst pipes affect Byo Kraal Irrigation Scheme

The maize seed that was planted on a 100 hectare piece of land at Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Scheme in Binga is now at various stages of growth although there is still a challenge of burst pipes to allow smooth flow of water to the scheme. Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Scheme is now operational following the intervention by the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe who secured an investor. The maize seed was dry planted due to challenges of burst pipes which delayed the supply of water from the Zambezi River to the scheme. Although the crop is in good condition, the...

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Calls to promote sports tourism

The visiting football agent Rayco Garcia has described the country as an attractive tourists’ destination and has challenged the nation to promote sports tourism as part of a strategy to unlock the full potential of the domestic tourism industry. The Spanish football agent Rayco Garcia and Barcelona legend Edgar Davids visited the country’s premier tourist’s destination Victoria Falls on Sunday (today) as part of their tour of Zimbabwe. The duo said there were excited to have viewed the spectacular and breathtaking waterfall and pledged to market the destination back in Europe. Garcia said Zimbabwe remains hospitable and an attractive...

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All set for MCZ 40 years autonomy celebrations

The president of World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women (WFMUCW), Alison Judd is in the country for the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ) 40 years autonomy celebrations. She is also set to meet the federation women from the three Methodists in Zimbabwe which are African Methodist Church (AMC), United Methodist Church (UMC) and MCZ tomorrow. Zimbabwe area president, Sipiwe Chisvo said that they are happy to welcome their president and look forward to their Monday (tomorrow) meeting. Running under the theme, “Chosen People Called to Proclaim” the meeting’s purpose is to bring love to all, and to...

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Zim hosts DOCAS Day in Odzi

Zimbabwe hosted the District Outreach for Care and Support (DOCAS) Day in Odzi this Friday to celebrate the lives of people living with duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) as well as mobilising resources to support people living with the rare condition. DOCAS ambassador Tanya Mushohwe who organised the DOCAS Day celebrations bringing to the fore the need to assist people living with the rare condition said it is everyone’s responsibility and the day is one of the important events that help celebrate life in its totality. Mount Olive Muscular Dystrophy Centre chief executive officer, Reverend Togara Mapingire said the absence of a national fund to support people living with the rare condition is affecting efforts to extend their life span. He called for more support saying activities such as research and clinical tests as well as employing key important staff such as nurses and rehabilitation officers are part of key priorities among other support initiatives. Meanwhile, it was a sad day for DOCAS as one of the children who was part of  the pioneer beneficiaries of the Mount Olive Muscular Dystrophy Centre passed on at the age of 16 making it clear that the country needs to take seriously support for people living with DMD to help increase their average life span. Ephraige and Naume Gwizo who have three children with the condition and parents of the deceased said the...

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ZBC hosts Bulawayo artists’ promotion concert

The national broadcaster, ZBC Montrose Studios yesterday night hosted a musical concert at the Large City Hall car park aimed at promoting Bulawayo artists. It was a show of different musical genres being belted for the excited small band of revellers who braved the cold weather experienced in the city. Despite a below expected turnout by music lovers, the artists did not disappoint, putting up some polished displays which cemented the fact that Bulawayo is indeed the seat of the artistic industry in the country. Mzoe 7, Jays Marabini, Sandra Ndebele, Madlela Sikhobokhobo, Guluva 7 and IYASA all took...

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