Day: August 24, 2017

Presidential Youth Interface rally moved

The Zanu PF national youth secretary, Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga is informing the nation that the Midlands Presidential Youth Interface rally will now be held on Friday, the first of next month and not the second of September as initially announced. Cde Chipanga told ZBC News that the venue for the interface rally with the President Cde Robert Mugabe remains the same, the Mkoba open space. He said people should be seated by 9am....

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Mbuya Muzenda body arrives in Masvingo

The people of Masvingo say the passing on of Mbuya Maud Muzenda soon after the loss of yet another national heroine Cde Shuvai Mahofa is a double blow for the province. Politicians and ordinary Zimbabweans from Gutu who spoke to the ZBC News said the province is poorer without Mbuya Muzenda whom they described as a motherly figure. As the nation mourns the passing on of Mbuya Muzenda,  for the people of Gutu it is a bitter pill to swallow as many testified on how she, together with her late husband assisted them with fees for their children and...

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Kupinga hydro power project commissioned

Government has commissioned a US$5.7 million hydro power project in Chipinge as more incentives are being extended to private players to invest in power generation. Guest of honour at the launch of Kupinga hydro power project, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Cde Patrick Chinamasa hailed the partnership between Kupinga Renewable Energy Private Limited with Old Mutual as a key component of the nerve centre of economic development. Minister Chinamasa said government  will continue to enhance incentives that include tax holiday and granting of national project status on key infrastructural development projects order to promote more investments in the...

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Silozwe community facing trying times

The Silozwe community in Matobo district some 78 km outside Bulawayo have raised an SOS signal for government to consider providing them with communication signal and health services. Less than an hour’s drive from Zimbabwe’s second capital city Bulawayo lies the Silozwe business center with it bustling activity and infrastructural development that paints a picture of a society content. An interrogation of this community however tells a depressing story as it lacks some of the basic services found even in the remotest places. The residents here have to walk more than 8 km to access the nearest clinic and...

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All set for Pan African boxing extravaganza

It is boxing action this Friday (tomorrow) as the Pan African Boxing Explosion explodes into life at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) with 10 fights on the cards, two of them World Boxing Federation (WBF) title fights for the vacant Africa heavyweight and cruiser weight titles. The boxing explosion the first in over a year since the former WBC welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi homecoming fight last year saw all the boxers undergo the mandatory weigh in and face off during a media conference at the match venue this Thursday (today) afternoon. South African based Zimbabwe heavyweight champion and...

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TIMB secures investment towards solar barns

The country’s tobacco industry is set for a major transformation through innovative use of solar drying barns secured from Chinese investors. For many years there have been concerns that forests were depleting as tobacco farmers cut down trees to dry their crop. The answer to this has been to find innovative ways of protecting this natural resource while improving the quality of the tobacco. The Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese investors for tobacco solar barns which are expected to be operational before the next cutting season. Tobacco farmers are expected to...

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Gospel-sungura artist releases third album

A new musical trend of fusing gospel and sungura music genre has been taken up by a number of artists in the country. One such artist is Callistus Tawengwa whose musical experiment has seen him coming up with a third musical video album entitled ‘Madzudzo Asatane’. Although the musician is not new in the industry having released two albums to date, the release of his third video album is a fusion of gospel and sungura inspired by his own personal life experiences. Tawengwa said the new offering is still yet to receive some rave reviews but he is optimistic...

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Sport key to national development: Minister

The rebranded National Youth Games must ignite the wave to turn sport into a multi-million dollar industry, the Minister of Sports and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane has said. Zimbabwe has a lot to learn from other countries like Cuba, Kenya and Ethiopia which have made significant strides in reducing the levels of poverty through outstanding performances at various international sporting competitions. Minister Hlongwane said the rebranded National Youth Games are a platform that can spin the sports industry to create employment and reduce poverty therefore fulfilling the demands of the economic blue print ZIM ASSET. “One of the key issues...

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Govt funds soya bean production

Funding production of soya beans under the command farming programme is set to boost output coupled with a producer price of US$610 per tonne. Soya bean production will also increase nitrogen fixation in soil in a development that will enhance productivity said Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Dr Joseph Made. Soil scientist, Dr Sheunseu Mupepereki welcomed measures to fund soya bean production adding it will benefit industry as it is a key raw material. Zimbabwe requires about 220 000 tonnes of soya bean per year but production fell to 35 000 tonnes in 2016/17 with US$125 million...

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Tsipa pursues coaching profession

Former Caps United striker Leonard Tsipa has set his sights on becoming a coach after recently retiring as a player due to injury. It may have been a painful end to his playing career but Tsipa has decided to put that behind him and focus on taking up a new challenge in coaching. Tsipa who is part of coaches attending level one and two courses in the capital is hopeful of success in his new found career. Also attending the courses arranged by the Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association is Eddie Mashiri who said former players ought to take a...

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