Day: August 24, 2017

Mahachi features Tuku in his new music video

Local gospel musician Tatenda Mahachi has unveiled his latest video production and song titled ‘Ndisiye’ featuring Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. The video was launched in the capital yesterday. Some of the scenes in the video were recorded at pakare paye in norton. Tatenda who has had several other collaborations including with one of South African musician the late Siphiso Ncwane on the song ‘Ndinoda Jesu’ said he is aiming high and will soon penetrate the international market through his new video. Guest of honor at the event, Dr Enrico Sibanda encouraged media to support local artists and help propel them...

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Mbuya Muzenda described as a woman of substance

Women like Mbuya Maud Muzenda , who were married to veteran nationalists suffered physically and mentally at the hands of colonial masters because of their role in the liberation struggle. They also became married to the struggle and endured challenges associated with fending for children while their husbands were incarcerated after the banning of Zanu in 1964, yet they still remained committed to the struggle and never wavered. A woman of substance, a woman of positive influence and a woman of meaning are some of the phrases that those who knew Mbuya Muzenda are using to describe the kind...

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Cde Rutanhire a symbol of unity, war vets

War veterans say the late national hero Cde George Rutanhire was a symbol of discipline and unity. His journey started during the liberation struggle where he trained cadres on the values of the struggle. War veterans continue to mourn Cde Rutanhire and the freedom fighters have agreed that his contribution to the nation is of great importance and must always be remembered in the country’s history. Some of the war veterans are yet to come to terms with the loss saying it was their hope that Cde Rutanhire would see to the conclusion of the re-burial of all the...

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Zim to host the 67th WHO regional committee meeting

Ministers of health from 47 African countries will be in Zimbabwe this coming week to attend the 67th World Health Organisation (WHO) regional committee for Africa meeting to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe won the bid to host such a high profile meeting ahead of several other African states that had expressed interest, reinforcing the confidence the region has in the capabilities of the country. Many countries experience similar health challenges and concerns which calls for cooperation among states to accelerate health development within the countries and across regions. Health ministers from the region...

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Zim robotics receive support from govt

Zimbabwe’s future robotics geniuses continue to have their skills sharpened as the search to develop solutions to deal with real-world problems heightens. The STEM initiative impact is already being felt. First they went for the global robotics championship in the United States this year were they impressed, now they are back and up for an intensive further training at the higher performance computing facility the third largest in Africa housed at the University of Zimbabwe. Their demonstrations speak of the complex nature of the subject of robotics where a robot was made to separate different particles or impure substances...

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Zim has potential to invest in industrial biotechnology

As the country hosts the 2nd edition of the Non-Aligned Movement Science and Technology (NAM S&T) workshop on industrial biotechnology, other member states in attendance said Zimbabwe has potential to invest in industrial biotechnology thereby promoting value addition and beneficiation for social and economic development. NAM member states have called upon relevant stakeholders including the government of Zimbabwe to employ biotechnology in transforming its primary raw materials especially agriculture produce and minerals into high value products that can go a long way in accelerating economic growth. Speaking to the ZBC News, delegates from Cuba, Togo and Kenya concurred that...

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Pot making factory thrives at Zvishavane prison

Once known as citadels of incarceration most prisons had traditionally became punishment centres. Zvishavane prison like most prisons now has however re-written its own history as a centre of rehabilitation. Imagining that life behind prison walls could see a thriving factory is far from many minds. However, behind the Zvishavane prison walls, it has become a reality. Departing from being an incarceration centre Zvishavane prison chose a different path. A thriving pot making factory has seen prisoners involved in the project which the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) said is an important rehabilitation drive. The inmates who are...

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Effective parly administration under spotlight

SADC national parliaments have been challenged to set up systems and structures which attract the best professionals who can contribute towards sound parliamentary administration. The call was made during the ongoing 18th Zimbabwe-Zambia senior parliamentary staff seminar being held in the resort town of Victoria Falls. Regional parliament administrators are attending the 18th Zimbabwe-Zambia senior parliamentary staff seminar being hosted by the Parliament of Zimbabwe. The seminar which has over the years provided a platform for the senior staff to share knowledge and experiences in best parliamentary administration is being attended by officials from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Swaziland,...

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Industrial counters dominate ZSE

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange was dominated by industrial counters by close of deals today. The industrial index winning streak continued unabated as it went up by a further 2.35 points to close at 220.25 points, while the mining index shed 3.87 points to close at 70.17 points. Padenga was 3.00 cents solid at 38.00 cents, CFI increased by 2.00 cents to close at 63.00 cents and Simbisa gained 1.90 cents to 35.00 cents. OK Zimbabwe traded 1.40 cents to close at 13.00 cents whilst Delta increased by 1.11 cents to settle at 132.11 cents. Barclays and Willdale...

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VP Mphoko commends local farmers

Vice President Cde Phelekezela Mphoko has commended local farmers for their commitment to increase output despite the prevailing socio economic challenges. Cde Mphoko toured several stands at the 2017 edition of the Harare Agricultural Show today. The Vice President who was accompanied by senior government officials and the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society board members told the ZBC News he is impressed with the quality of products and services being showcased at the annual farming business event. “The increased participation of exhibitors is therefore an indication that Zimbabwe’s agriculture value chain system is on a recovery path,” said Cde Mphoko. Several...

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