Day: September 16, 2017

President Mugabe leaves for New York

President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The President was accompanied by the First Lady Amai Dr Grace Mugabe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Industry and Commerce Minister Cde Mike Bimha. President Mugabe was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo, Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province Cde Mirriam Chikukwa, service chiefs and several senior government officials. The UN General Assembly debate will open on...

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Dr Angeline Kamba dies

Dr Angeline Kamba wife to the first black vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe Professor Walter Kamba has died. She was 82. Dr Kamba died after a short illness at her home in Hogerty Hills in Borrowdale, Harare. Born in 1935, the late Dr Kamba was the first black Zimbabwean woman to head the National Archives. The family described her as a pillar of strength and loving mother who was devoted to serve her country. She served the government of Zimbabwe as a public commissioner and director of National Archives. She also served as the vice president of...

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Bulawayo holds drug abuse educational awareness campaign

The Scripture Union Club together with Siyanda Trust has partnered the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to target youths in Bulawayo on a campaign against drug and alcohol abuse through sport and other educational awareness activities.                                 The world is facing a serious threat of future leaders as youths from across the globe are indulging in drugs and alcohol abuse with most of them dropping out of school, while others die at very young age after contracting diseases under the influence of intoxicating substances. Bulawayo has not been spared by the global phenomenon and the Scripture Union Club is...

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ZBC’s Nokhuthaba Nkomo ties the knot

ZBC’s picture editor Nokhuthaba Nkomo has tied the knot with her long-time sweetheart Mcedisi Nyathi at a colourful reception held in Sunninghill suburb in Bulawayo. It was all smiles as one of ZBC’s family Nokhuthaba and her darling walked down the aisle to show the whole country of their affection under oath. The bride and the groom had to entertain their audience with one or two dancing moves with the assistance of their bridesmaids as a gesture of their gratitude to those who witnessed their holy matrimony.  Not to be outdone were Nokhuthaba’s workmates who were to be joined...

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Mobile money transfer to highlight customer symposium

Challenges pertaining to mobile money transfers and Zimbabwe consumer protection framework will take centre stage at the Chartered Institute of Customer Management (CICM) third annual customer service symposium set for the 3rd of October in Harare. Stakeholders in customer facing industries will converge for the CICM’s 3rd annual customer service symposium which seeks to create a sustainable environment for good customer service. CICM chief executive officer Dr Mthokozisi Nkosi said the symposium which will bring under spotlight trends in service industries falls at a time consumer protection is low especially in areas like electronic financial services. To promote a...

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Murdered Mutare woman buried

The late Mrs Victoria Murimba, who was brutally killed by her husband last week, has been laid to rest amid calls for the government increase legislative frameworks that protect women against all forms of abuse and domestic violence. It was an emotional send off as the Mutare community thronged St Peters United Methodist Church to bid farewell to Mrs Murimba who was allegedly murdered by her husband of 29 years, Mr Elisha Murimba in unclear circumstances. A month after his return from the diaspora where he had spent 25 years, Mr Murimba chose the occasion when his family was preparing to host a welcome party for him to commit the alleged murder. Manicaland Provincial Minister of State, Cde Mandi Chimene, who was among the mourners, said the government should enact more legislation to protect women and the girl child, whose lives are in danger. Friends, relatives, neighbours all spoke about the hard work and unconditional love of the late Mrs Murimba. Daughter to the late Mrs Murimba, Adela said her mother raised them up single handedly and now without her they are exposed. After committing the act, Mr Murimba allegedly disappeared in the dark and is still at...

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$15m water project for Chinhoyi

The Chinhoyi Municipality will in the next few weeks set to roll out a US$15 million water augmentation project. The Chinhoyi Municipality is currently supplying between 14 and 16 megalitres of water per day to consumers against a demand of 30 megalitres. It is against the backdrop of the unmet demand that the municipality has set its sights on increasing production and pumping capacity at an estimated cost of US$15 million. Chinhoyi town clerk Mr Maxwell Kaitano said the project will be implemented through a public private partnership arrangement with an unnamed contractor which will recover its costs from water sales. Under the deal a metred water billing system will be used by the local authority as an effective way of improving revenue inflows. Mr Kaitano said this in Kadoma on the sidelines of the Chinhoyi Municipality’s strategic plan review workshop. The capital project is expected to be completed by March next year. Officially opening the strategic plan review workshop for senior staff Chinhoyi Mayor Councillor Test Michaels said the issue of provision of adequate water is a key result area for which the municipality cannot turn a blind eye to. 2 of the areas under Chinhoyi Municipality Alaska and Shackleton are currently not getting piped water supplies from...

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Boy (8) collapses, dies at school

It was an emotional day as Highlands Junior School children bid farewell to one of their own third grader Tatenda Matemera who died on Wednesday after collapsing in classroom. Sometimes death comes unexpectedly and leaves many if not everyone heartbroken with wounds no one can heal. On that fateful day, Tatenda’s parents dropped him and his sister at Highlands Junior School. The normally healthy and active 8 year old boy had never complained of any illness. His parents were hoping to see him after school but alas this was not to be. For his classmates the day was just...

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Ngezi Platinum embarks on grassroots soccer development

Premiership soccer side Ngezi Platinum Stars has selected 20 school children from Chegutu, Ngezi and Sanyati districts for a soccer talent development programme. The 20 players were selected following a sterling performance during a schools interdistrict select soccer tournament held at Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro Ngezi. The tournament featured six select schools and was sponsored by Zimplats. The 20 identified players will feature as curtain raisers in all Ngezi Platinum matches and will indirectly benefit through training opportunities. Six other players were selected to be part of the premiership side’s under 19 team. Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Tonderai Ndiraya...

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SRC urges cricketers to return home

The supreme sport governing body in the country, the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) has urged the nine Zimbabwean cricketers who went to play in the Afghanistan premier league to return home saying their security is of paramount importance. Following reports of an explosion and reports of unrest on Wednesday this week in Afghanistan during a premier league cricket match, the SRC has expressed concern at the safety of Zimbabwean cricket players. SRC board chairman Edward Siwela addressed a press conference in the capital to set the record straight saying it was an error of judgement that 9 players...

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