Day: August 15, 2017

Zimbabweans celebrate Defence Forces Day

Thousands of people thronged various venues across the country’s 10 provinces to celebrate Defence Forces Day. In the Midlands province, residents of Gweru and surrounding areas showed their respect for the armed forces as they turned up in their numbers at Mkoba stadium. The reviewing officer Midlands Minister of State Cde Jason Machaya arrived at 11 am and inspected the parade and later delivered the president’s speech. Speaking to ZBC News after the commemorations, Cde Machaya said it is imperative that the country recognises the enormous work that is done by the country’s armed forces of protecting the country’s...

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Gwanda Gospel Festival attracts SA artists

More than 10 renowned South African artistes are expected to perform at this year’s edition of the Gwanda Gospel Festival to be held in next month. The annual three day gospel and music event which is the brainchild of the Gwanda-born businessman Justice Maphosa has already gathered momentum. Artists billed to perform on the 1st of September at Phelandaba stadium include Bethusile, Veliswa, Lobose Kgobela and Solly Mahlangu. The line-up of local artists who will share the stage with the South African musicians includes Minister Mahendere, Zimpraise, Zcc Mbungo, Nkiwane, Tholakele and music icon Oliver Mtukudzi who will be...

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Access to housing remains a challenge in Zim

Access to housing stands from local authorities at affordable prices is still a struggle many Zimbabweans are faced with. Banks have been called upon to assist local authorities with finance as well as availing stands to residents of Bindura who have been grappling with housing challenges for some time. Project manager for China Industrial International Group, Mr Bishop Jeche, whose technology has also been embraced as a solution to the housing crisis in the country, says engaging finance houses can help speed up the rate at which Zimbabweans can access shelter. Bindura Town Council says they are also keen...

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Indians eye Zim manufacturing sector       

Indian investors are pursuing the possibilities of joint ventures with Zimbabwe’s manufacturing firms. A consortium of Indian investors is expected in Zimbabwe in the next few months. Zimbabwe-India Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mr George Chitsinde confirmed to the ZBC News on Tuesday that Indian investors are interested in manufacturing sector projects. Zimbabwe and India enjoy cordial bilateral trade and economic ties with expectations the proposed joint venture deals will boost cooperation between the two...

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Murombedzi hosts Heroes sports tourney

A 16-team schools and community sports extravaganza held annually on Heroes Day took place at Matoranhembe Secondary School in Murombedzi on Monday. Dubbed ‘Mutsa Ziyambi tournament’, the finals of the event were held on Heroes Day. The finals featured 8 teams in soccer, 4 drawn from schools and 4 from the community. Mutsa Ziyambi, sponsor of the tournament, said the event is meant to promote sport in rural areas and to remind participants of the role played by former freedom fighters in bringing the freedom young people enjoy today. Participants hailed the programme for affording them an opportunity to...

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Mehluli in ITF quarter-finals

The International Tennis Federation 18 and under South Central Circuit continued this Tuesday in the capital with Zimbabwe’s Mehluli Sibanda recording an emphatic win over Jan Jermar of the Czech Republic to storm into the quarter-finals set for tomorrow. Zimbabwe’s ITF player Mehluli put up a brilliant performance to storm into the quarter-finals set for this Wednesday. The upcoming ITF player who has curved a piece of history for himself by winning the first tournament and losing in the final of the second event said he was motivated to win by playing with some of the renowned ITF names....

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Masvingo requests National Heroine status for Cde Mahofa

The Zanu PF Masvingo provincial executive has requested the politburo to consider declaring the late Minister of State for Masvingo province, Cde Shuvai Mahofa, a national heroine. Speaking to ZBC News, the Masvingo provincial chairperson, Cde Ezra Chadzamira said the province is now waiting for a response from the politburo. Cde Mahofa collapsed at her home in Rhodene, Masvingo yesterday early yesterday after complaining of failing to breathe properly and was rushed to Makurira Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. Mourners in Harare are gathered at House Number 16 Haupp Road, Coronation Park, Greendale and 116...

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Chess enthusiasts celebrate Heroes in style

The Zimbabwe Chess Federation celebrated Heroes Day in style with the 37th edition of the Heroes Chess Championship that commenced on the 12th and ended this Tuesday. The championships held in the capital had three categories, the ladies and men’s nationals and the candidates. The ladies section had 27 top players while the national championships for men had 10 players who played in an all round robin. Of the 10 in the men’s category, three were relegated to accommodate the three who were elevated. Rhoda Masiyazi was crowned the winner in the ladies nationals with Zhemba Jemusse won the...

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ZB targets US$10m agric support

Funding for the coming agricultural season will receive a boost of US$10 million expected to be raised through agro-bills by ZB Financial Holdings. ZB is further strengthening its support for the agricultural sector and the funding will be used to access inputs and critical infrastructure. Group Chief Executive Mr Ron Mutandagayi says such investment is meant to ensure improved agricultural production in line with the vision towards becoming food self-sufficient and stimulating economic growth. Zimbabwe recorded a bumper maize harvest this year and expectations are that production will improve in the forthcoming season. The agriculture sector has received intensive...

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‘Revamp urban transport system’

Motorists navigating through a traffic jungle are a familiar scene in Harare’s City Centre. Commuter omnibuses and illegal transport operators have made the city a nightmare to drive through leading to calls to revamp the transport system. The need for a new vision regarding urban transport system is important as more people are now commuting from Norton, Chitungwiza, Ruwa and other areas into Harare on a daily basis. The City of Johannesburg’s Director for Transport Planning and Policy Development Ms Daisy Dwango, says transport problems like those being faced in the capital can be eliminated by offering improved public...

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