Day: September 18, 2017

Mighty Warriors, Kenya in COSAFA semis

Kenya beat Swaziland 1-nil to book a semi-final berth with Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors at the ongoing COSAFA Women’s Championships. Kenya qualified as Group B winners, while Zimbabwe are the best placed runners up from the three groups. The semi-final matches will be played on Thursday in Bulawayo, with the first featuring Zambia and South Africa at 13.00hrs, while the defending champions, Zimbabwe play Kenya three hours later. The third place play-off will be played on Saturday, while the final will be on...

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Biometric voter registration begins

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has begun the biometric voters registration (BVR) in the 63 districts around the country. The BVR, which is expected to create a new voters roll in preparation for next year’s harmonised election set for next year, kicked-off in earnest in the country’s 10 provinces. The BVR, which was officially launched by President Robert Mugabe last week, continues to gather momentum with ZEC dispatching teams to various district centres to kick start the process. In Harare, the process began in earnest with people trickling in at the two district centres in Chitungwiza and Mbare. Although...

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ZUSA wins ZTISU paralympics

The curtain came down yesterday for the Zimbabwe Tertiary Institutions Sports Union (ZTSU) 3rd edition of the Paralympics that ran from Thursday in Mutare. Zimbabwe Universities Sports Association (ZUSA) were crowned winners after amassing 28 gold, 28 silver and 16 bronze medals, while Zimbabwe Teachers Colleges Sports Union  (ZITCOSA) came second with 20 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze medals. Technical colleges came third with 11 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze medals. The games, which marked the end of the ZTISU sporting calendar, are set to be transformed into a regional tournament with negotiations between neighbouring countries now at an advanced stage, according to Steward Jonhasi, the ZTSU Sport Development Officer. Indications are that the games might take a regional approach just like the Confederation of University Council Sports Association, which is graced by universities from neighbouring...

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Zim Africa Cup T-20 team lose in SA

Zimbabwe failed to make it to the Africa Cup T-20 semi-finals following losses to South African provincial sides, Kwazulu Natal Inland and Boland.  In their first encounter, Zimbabwe met Kwazulu Natal Inland and after batting first, Tymcen Maruma top scored with 81 runs as Zimbabwe posted 165 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Needing 166 to win Kwazulu Natal Inland showed resilience by reaching the required target with 3 wickets in hand. In their second encounter, Zimbabwe faced Boland in a battle where victory was crucial to reviving hopes o qualifying or the semi-finals. A woeful batting display would however see Zimbabwe crumbling to 76 all out in a contest that was reduced top 15 overs a side. Boland secured a 10 wicket win after reaching the required 77 runs without losing a...

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Mobile BVR centres coming: ZEC

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says the electorate must not stampede for the few biometric voter registration points as mobile registrations will commence in October. ZEC Chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau said the 63 voter registration points which have been opened are permanent points that will be used beyond 2018. “We distributed 63 BVR kits out of the initial 400 received to date to all the country’s 63 districts for the initial registration programme. The rest are being used for training programmes,” she said. According to ZEC, 3000 BVR kits will be used for the whole process ahead of the...

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Cultural diversity hailed

Traditional dishes, music and dance characterised the 12th edition of the Zimbabwe Staff College Culture Day celebrations held in Harare. More than seven countries participated at the event. Speaking to the ZBC News, Brigadier General Josphat Kudumba, who is the Commandant Zimbabwe Staff College said cultural diversity is one of the major drivers of development, while Mt Pleasant National Assembly member, Cde Jason Pasadi said culture unites people and Africans are identified by their culture. “Bridging the gap between cultures is necessary for the attainment of peace, stability and development,” said Brigadier General Kudumba. Acceptance and recognition of cultural diversity through innovative use of media and information communication technologies (ICTs) have been identified as key to peace, respect and mutual understanding in various...

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Dry season threatens livestock in Mberengwa

Livestock owners in semi-arid to arid Mberengwa district are worried over declining pastures and dwindling water sources due to the high temperatures which continue to rise in the area. The coming of the dry season is not usually a good moment for livestock owners as they lose a lot of livestock. As the temperatures continue rising and the heat beats upon the earth, livestock in villages of Matshona, Chizungu, Chingezi, Zverenje and Marirazhombe has fallen victim. The pastures have completely disappeared and the desperate livestock scrounge for the little remaining water. Villagers have a few haystacks of dried maize...

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Donation for Jairos Jiri Bulawayo

Jairos Jiri bulawayo branch cupped hands to receive groceries worth about $11 000 donated by a local company last Friday. Receiving the goods on behalf of the beneficiaries, Vice Chairperson of Jairos Jiri Bulawayo branch and Provincial Youth Development Officer, Mrs Sanele Mlauzi appreciated the kind gesture and highlighted that the non-profit making organisation needs more partners to assist in its income generating projects and increase the organisation’s caring capacity. Arenel Regional Sales Manager, Mr Hector Mauta highlighted that the donation was an initiative meant to show love to the less privileged. At the event, the company pledged to...

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Gwanda transmitter site refurbishment on course

As part of the digitilisation programme, repair work at the Gwanda transmitter site, which had been previously condemned, is moving according to plan with indications that other sites are also being attended to. While some of the transmitter sites like Karoi, Gweru, Gwanda and Chiredzi had been condemned owing to failure by constructors to follow laid out dictates, second opinions were sort by the Zim Digital team with recommendations made for each site. Three teams are currently on the ground doing repair work in Gweru, Karoi and Gwanda as per the recommendations. A visit to Gwanda by the Zim...

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