Day: August 23, 2017

President consoles Muzenda, Rutanhire families

President Robert Mugabe has sent condolence messages following the death of Mbuya Maud Muzenda and Cde George Rutanhire. To the Muzenda family, President Mugabe said he has learnt with deep sadness of the death of Mbuya Muzenda, wife of the late Vice President, Dr Simon Muzenda. “An epitome of African motherhood, Mbuya Muzenda stands tall as a symbol of the triumph of motherly femininity over adversities imposed on the African family unit by demands of the country’s struggle against settler colonialism,” he said. Cde Mugabe said betrothed to a fierce nationalist and freedom fighter in the mould of the late...

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BAZ trashes Kwese TV licence claims

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) wishes to advise the public that the authority has not issued a licence to Kwese TV to operate in Zimbabwe. This follows media reports suggesting that Kwese was now officially in Zimbabwe and did not need a licence after all. In a statement, BAZ CEO, Mr Obert Muganyura said in terms of the Broadcasting Services Act [chapter 12:06], no person shall provide a broadcasting service in Zimbabwe other than in accordance with a licence issued by BAZ. He stated that the content distribution licence issued to Dr. Dish, which was specific to the...

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ZBC rules the roost

ZBC’s Radio Zimbabwe and the television main news bulletins are dominating the air waves, according to the Zimbabwe All Media Products Survey (ZAMPS) results released today in Harare. Out of the 11 radio stations broadcasting in Zimbabwe, Radio Zimbabwe claimed a 39 percent stake followed by Star FM on 29 percent and ZBC’s Power FM on third position at 16 percent. ZBC’s National FM has been the only station to increase viewership if compared to statistics published last year, having risen by 3 percent from 9 to 12percent, a development attributed to its inclusion of the national languages. Zi-FM...

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Murder over razor blade

An 18-year-old Zvishavane man has appeared in court on allegations of murder after a misunderstanding over a razor blade. Descent Maposa was not asked to plead to the allegations of murder when he appeared before Zvishavane magistrate, Mr Archie Wochiwunga. Allegations against the accused are that last Sunday, Maposa and the now deceased Menshevick Goromondo Moyo were at a local clothing store in Zvishavane’s town centre when they had a misunderstanding over a razor blade. It is the state’s case that during the argument, Maposa stabbed Moromondo with an unidentified object on the back resulting in his death. Further...

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Macheso pens Zimdancehall song

For the first time in the history of his music, sungura musician, Alick Macheso has confirmed that a Zimdancehall song will feature his forthcoming album titled: ‘Anebhora Ndiye Anomakwa. Macheso promised his fans that they should look out for the new album before the end of the year. Band member and dancer, Selemani Mupochi, popularly known as Majuicy, said it has never been difficult to switch from Borrowdale dance to Zimdancehall dances on stage. Macheso unveiled his 10th album ‘Tsoka Dzerwendo last year which sold 100 000 copies in the first week of its...

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‘Cde Rutanhire an ideological orientation guru’

The Zanu PF Director of Administration, Cde Dickson Dzora says the late national hero, Cde George Rutanhire was one of the key persons in the liberation struggle commissariat who was in charge with the duties of orientation of cadres. As the nation continues to celebrate the life of the late national hero, Zimbabweans are reminded of his contribution during orientation of cadres. Cde Dzora sai Cde Rutanhire’s legacy of giving cadres direction dates back to the liberation struggle. He noted that the Herbert Chitepo School of Ideology is an extension of the orientation programme conducted during the liberation struggle...

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ICZ to raise awareness on insurance industry

The Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ) will conduct awareness campaigns on how the insurance industry works as well as review the Insurance and Pension Commission Act to address some of the challenges the industry is facing. The council also promised to address the complaints and some of the challenges the public is facing. Among some of the challenges include areas where people cry foul over the non payments of their contributions during retirement and those that fail to get assistance after an accident. “We will conduct awareness campaigns on how the insurance industry operates and review the Insurance and...

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JCI Zim hosts good health conference

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Zimbabwe hosted a programme to address and impart knowledge on the importance of good health to young people. Due to lack of knowledge on important health issues, the JCI Zimbabwe conducted a programme where a panelist discussed emerging health issues affecting attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3, which is about good health. “This function shared knowledge on healthy eating, nutrition and health lifestyles,” a healthcare consultant, Dr Marlon Nyakabau said. The JCI Zimbabwe National President, Tinashe Rurevo and Harare President, Taurai Choto said they aim at informing the public...

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Chaos in court

There was chaos at Rottenrow Magistrates Court this Wednesday when court proceedings in most courts were disrupted after police detectives from CID Homicide physically manhandled Dellish Nguwaya and dragged him down the stairs while he was handcuffed and whisked him away. Nguwaya was scheduled to appear before Harare Regional Magistrate, Mr Noel Mupeiwa who upon being appraised of the conduct by the police officers by the defence and state counsels removed Nguwaya from remand. Upon enquiry and investigations, it was established that the man was none other than Nguwaya who was recently in the news for his role in...

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Norton comes alive

Basketball fans in Norton are in for a treat when the second edition of the Norton Titanic basketball tournament roars to life this Saturday. The titanic basketball tournament featuring ladies and male teams will bring action at St Erics High School as Norton Titans Basketball Club (NTBC) and the Norton Sports Council partner for the second edition of basketball bonanza. A total of 16 teams drawn from Harare, Chinhoyi, Chegutu and Norton have so far confirmed their participation with chairperson of the Norton Sports Council, John Muringani indicating that this year’ s edition will give a chance to those...

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