Day: August 21, 2017

Zim to host the 2021 chess world cup

Zimbabwe will host the chess world cup in 2021 a tournament that will bring 3 000 athletes from more than 100 countries. The tournament to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls will mark the first time it will be staged on the African continent. Sports and Recreation Minister, Makhosini Hlongwane revealed the news at the official opening of a youth camp for 40 athletes who will be trained on life skills throughout the national youth games currently underway in Matabeleland North Province. The president of the world chess federation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (surname pronounced as Yamuzhino) who...

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Cde Rutanhire declared national hero

The President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Robert Mugabe has conferred national hero status on the late Cde Peter Clever George Rutanhire. The conferment of a national hero status on Cde Runtanhire was announced by the Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Ignatius Chombo today. Cde Rutanhire who was also a Zanu PF Politburio member died early Saturday at Karanda Mission Hospital in Mt Darwin after succumbing to renal failure. He was aged 68. The Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Province, Advocate Martin Dinha who visited Tizoro farm in Centenary today accompanied by provincial service chiefs...

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Rugby action back in Vic Falls

Seven months after the successful Sevens rugby tournament where the Cheetahs reigned supreme, rugby action is back in the resort town of Vitoria Falls with the under 18 and under 23 boys and girls competing at the ongoing rebranded Zimbabwe National Youth Games which kicked off this Monday. Rugby is among the new sport codes which have been introduced this year as the country seeks to turn the annual event into a mini-Olympic. On day one of the games, it was down to serious business for the participating teams with the new sport codes in particular rugby and chess...

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Mighty Warriors brace for COSAFA

The Zimbabwe women national soccer team, the Mighty Warriors have begun preparations for the regional Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) senior women’s tournament scheduled for September 13-24 in Bulawayo. The tournament which has attracted 11 teams after Seychelles pulled out and will be hosted at Luveve and Babourfields stadiums. A 30-member provisional Mighty Warriors squad is camped at the ZIFA Village in Mt Hampden and training at Heritage High School following complications with the Astro-turf pitch at the ZIFA Village. The Mighty Warriors have not played a match since the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) last...

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SA investors target capital investments in Zim

Zimbabwean diaspora investors in South Africa have earmarked investment in the manufacturing, transport and energy sectors with the final conclusions expected before year end. Significant interest has been generated to the country’s key economic sectors from investors in South Africa with deals expected to be finalised before year end. Zimbabwe is leveraging on the current drive to improve the ease of doing business which has attracted a massive capital investment towards the revival of the National Railways of Zimbabwe. Investor appetite is also coming from other foreign markets with investment proposals now with the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA). The...

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Zanu PF targets increasing support base

Zanu PF anticipates increasing its support base ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections by taking advantage of the new Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) voter registration requirements. This was said by Dangamvura-Chikanga legislator Cde Esau Mupfumi. As part of broader preparations for the 2018 harmonised elections, Cde Mupfumi launched a voter registration and education awareness campaign in his constituency to ensure that the electorate prepares for the new ZEC requirements. Launching the campaign at Chirovakamwe Primary School, Cde Mupfumi underscored that the ruling party is geared to increase its support base to give it a convincing victory come 2018. He said the...

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JSC interviews candidates for PG’s post

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has conducted interviews in public to select the country’s next Prosecutor General (PG). This is the first time that a PG is selected in terms of the 2013 constitution of Zimbabwe. Seven prospective candidates turned up for the interviews and most of them proposed that they will address issues of commissioned officers who are seconded to the National Prosecuting Authority to ensure the office remains independent. While the candidates seem to have agreed on the need to respect the constitution what differed was their strategy in turning around the office of the NPA as...

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Muscular dystrophy kills 2 siblings in one week

Losing two children inside a week and burying them side by side has been a terrible experience for the Gwizo family in Odzi. The death of Tawanda and Knowledge due to muscular dystrophy represents the plight of people suffering from the rare disease which has no cure so far. First it was Tawanda and before their tears had dried, the Gwizo family and the Odzi community was plunged back into mourning, after Knowledge the elder brother to Tawanda succumbed to duchene muscular dystrophy. The rare disease has no cure and it has been medically proven that patients suffering from...

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Command water project launched in Mash East

Government has launched the command water harvesting project in Mashonaland East as part of efforts to ensure communities do not suffer from the effects of drought caused by climate change. The command water harvesting project was launched at Munwahuku Weir under Nyagui sub-catchment in Mrewa. Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri said the programme is meant to ensure that communities do not suffer from the negative effects of climate change. ZINWA’s Mazoe catchment manager, Engineer Colleta Tundu said the launch marks a key stride in the development of water infrastructure. Upon completion...

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Mat South in need of food assistance

About 33 000 families in Matabeleland South Province are in need of food assistance and the number increased during the period between January and March last year. Despite a generally good agricultural season in Matabeleland South Province vulnerable households as well as communities that experienced little rains or water logging require food assistance from the government and its partners. According to the 2017 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZIMVAC) report the hardest hit areas are Mangwe, Bulilima, Umzingwane, Insiza and parts of Gwanda. Matabeleland South provincial social services department officer, Mr Totamirepi Tirivai said the number of families requiring food...

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