Day: August 19, 2017

Church hailed for supporting govt programmes

While government has set the agenda in the development of the country, the church too has supported the vision. Former Finance Minister, Dr Herbert Murerwa who spoke on behalf of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa during the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe’s (MCZ) 40 years of autonomous mission, urged the church to also explore initiatives such as command agriculture as they have land which can be harnessed in the country’s quest to improve food security. Presiding Bishop of the MCZ, Reverend Dr Solomon Zwana said the church has been on an aggressive drive to empower its congregants while also contributing to...

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AP Mphoko consoles Mahofa family

Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko has visited the Mahofa family at their Harare residence in Greendale where he paid his condolences. The Acting President consoled the Mahofa family saying the nation shares their grief as it has lost a rare breed of a freedom fighter who never got tired of working towards the upliftment of women during the liberation struggle and after independence. Speakers who included deputy speaker of parliament, Cde Marble Chinomona and Minister of State for Harare Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa concurred with the Acting President profiling the good works carried out by the late national heroine Cde...

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Zuma calls for regional resource mobilisation

The new SADC chairman, Jacob Zuma says there is need to mobilise regional resources to fund regional projects since loans sourced from cooperating partners come with conditions imposed so that lending countries benefit. President Zuma was delivering his acceptance speech at the 37th SADC Summit currently underway in Pretoria, South AfrIca....

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War vets vetting at advanced stage

The process of vetting war collaborators, restrictees and detainees is at an advanced stage as cabinet has approved the war veterans’ bill which shall see everyone who participated in the liberation struggle being placed under one umbrella, for them to access their benefits. Addressing veterans of the liberation struggle at their Bulawayo provincial offices in Entumbane, the Minister for Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, ex-Political Detainees and Restrictees, Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube said those who are not welcome in some organisations are free to form their own affiliations as the government will recognise them without segregation. Retired...

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Shot in the arm for Zim chess

The chess fraternity has received a shot in the arm after the visiting World Chess Federation delegation expressed its commitment to develop the sport from grassroots level. Fédération Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told Minister of Sport and Recreation, Makhosini Hlongwane that he will use his charity foundation to disburse chess equipment worth US$500 000 and introduce a training workshop for officials in schools around the country. The FIDE boss highlighted this during a meeting with the Sports Minister that the grand master plan will be an opportunity for Zimbabwean chess enthusiasts to go and study the game...

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Cde Mahofa’s body arrives in Harare

The body of the late national heroine, Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa has arrived at One Commando Barracks in Harare, this afternoon aboard an Air Force of Zimbabwe helicopter accompanied by family members and Zanu PF Chief Whip, Cde Lovemore Matuke. The body was received by Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Central Committee and Politburo members, relatives and friends. The late Cde Mahofa has been described as a hard working cadre whose contribution towards the economic empowerment of women will forever be cherished. ZILIWACO chairperson and Zanu PF Central Committee member, Cde Pupurai Togarepi said they have lost...

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Major boost for govt’s recreational facilities

The government’s revival of recreational facilities policy got a massive boost in Bulawayo’s Makokoba constituency after a United States of America based sporting organisation Soccer 4 Life Academy, held a weeklong camp to nurture and identify children under the age of 10 who are gifted in soccer. The children were tutored by veteran soccer stars Gift Lunga Junior who is now in charge of Highlanders Football Club juniors, Johannes Ngodzo now in charge of Bantu Rovers juniors as well as Samba Rusike now head coach of How Mine developmental side. Speaking to ZBC News on the sidelines of the...

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Mudzi community urged to adopt new farming methods

The people of Mudzi have been urged to adopt new farming methods to continue having a bumper harvest as experienced this season. Despite being under natural region 4 Mudzi district this year had a bumper harvest which had not been achieved over the years. Mtoko District Administrator, Mr Isaiah Mukamba who was the guest speaker at the Mudzi Agricultural Show warned farmers not to relax thinking that the good rains will continue hence the need to invest in other farming methods like irrigation so that they continue to have good a harvest throughout the year. Sorghum has proved to...

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Farmers embark on goat commercialisation

The Farmers Economic Growth Trust is making efforts to commercialise goat production, with government saying there is an unmet demand for goat meat on the export market. According to Mr Davet Muzvidzwa, a Mhangura based farmer who is into commercial goat production, the trust has come up with a comprehensive value chain structure meant to promote goat farming. Mr Muzvidzwa of Estelle Farm boasts of over 350 goats, and is one of about 9 000 farmers in 3 regional clusters who rear goats on a commercial scale under the auspices of the Farmers Economic Growth Trust. Addressing stakeholders during...

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Child marriages a major cause for concern

A research by an international HIV and AIDS awareness think tank, has revealed child marriages are still a problem in Zimbabwe and stigmatisation attitude among school going children, prompting stakeholders to call for an awareness campaign to educate people on the dangers of the social ills. A research by Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town South Africa has shown that 33 percent of children in the country are getting married under the legal age of 18 while 42 percent of grade six pupils believe their peers diagnosed with HIV and AIDS should...

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