Day: September 22, 2017

Sibanda cautious ahead of COSAFA final

The nation is in adrenalin mode following the Mighty Warriors’ qualification for the COSAFA final but head coach Sithethelelwe ‘Kwinjie 15’ Sibanda has chosen to be cautious ahead of the match against South Africa. An impressive 4-0 victory by the Zimbabwean ladies as they dispatched Kenya in the semi finals, sparked high expectations among football fans that the Mighty Warriors will retain the COSAFA title they last won in 2011. Powered by 9 goal hero, Rutendo ‘Madzimai’ Makore, Banyana Banyana will themselves know they have their work cut out come Sunday against Zimbabwe at Barbourfields Stadium. In the mist...

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Cash burning resurfaces     

The 2008/9 so called ‘ghost of cash burning’ has resurfaced in the capital amid indications that some small to medium enterprises have joined the bandwagon of the overnight parallel market vice instead of majoring in their manufacturing and exporting mandate. The introduction of a cashless society has been hijacked by greedy elements who have grabbed the available cash in circulation for the infamous vice of reselling it at exorbitant percentage profits which was code named ‘cash burning’ in the 2008 to 2009 era. Chairman of the Harare Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, Mr Taurai Marembo said a larger...

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Shoko Festival preps on course

Preparations of the Shoko Festival to be held in the capital from the 29th of this month are underway with a number of local and international artists having already confirmed their participation at the international event. The annual event which features live concerts, comedy nights, talk shows and discussions on urban culture will be held in the capital from the 29th of this month to the 1st of October. Shoko Festival coordinator Natalie Kombe said preparations for the event are going well and they are expecting a bigger event. Natalie highlighted that this year’s event will be spectacular with...

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Industrial index rebounds

The industrial index rebounded 1.66 points to end the week at 366.08 points with the mining index adding 0.93 points to close at 99.67 points. Heavyweights gained ground as BAT added 313.17 cents to close at 2606.67 cents, Afdis advanced by 15.00 cents to 170.00 cents while Hippo was up 5.00 cents to trade at 135.00 cents. Old Mutual was 2.06 cents higher at 783.00 cents while Dairiboard closed at 14.00 cents following a 1.50 cents increase. Trading in the negative, OK Zimbabwe led the shakers with a 4.00 cents loss to end at 30.00 cents and Axia shed...

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Chibuku Super Cup roars to life

The stage is set for a thrilling weekend of Chibuku Super Cup action where reigning champions Ngezi Platinum begin their title defence with a clash against Caps United at the Baobab Stadium on Sunday. The Chibuku Super Cup first round is set for this weekend with some intriguing battles on the cards. The reigning champions Ngezi will be hoping to avoid a first round exit come Sunday. The last time the two teams met Caps United ran riot winning 3-0. Despite dominating the last meeting Makepekepe assistant coach Fungai Tostao Kwashi is expecting a tough battle in Mhondoro. Also...

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Dr Mushohwe sends-off 70 students to Russia

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Dr Chris Mushohwe this Friday (today) sent off some 70 undergraduate and post graduate students who are going to study various engineering and technical degrees in the Russia under the Presidential and National Scholarship programme in the President’s office. This is the first group of students to be send-off after the integration of the Presidential Scholarship Programme and other scholarships formerly administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. The executive director of the Presidential and National Scholarships in the President’s office, Minister Mushohwe sent off the group of students and reminded them to work hard and always know why they are in the foreign country. He said their patron and President Robert Mugabe has always had great passion for education for himself and his people no matter the circumstances. Dr Mushohwe went down memory lane explaining how the President exuded this passion even when he was in prison from where he studied and earned a number of degrees and went on establish classes for fellow inmates and after independence he converted part of the Prime Minister’s resident into classrooms for some members of government to help them continue their education. His teaching team included Drs Sekeramayi, Dzingai Mutumbuka, Charles Utete, Elijah Chanakira, Fay Chung and Ibbo Mandaza and Dr Mushowe as the coordinator. Dr Mushohwe then went on to explain how...

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Acting President Mnangagwa consoles Msika family

The Acting President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has visited the Msika residence in Harare to console the family following the death of Gogo Maria Msika this Friday (today) morning. The Acting President said Gogo Msika played a pivotal role during the armed struggle and supported the family while her husband was in political detention. Cde Mnangagwa also described the late Gogo Msika as a humble mother who offered sound advice that contributed to social and economic development of the nation. Gogo Msika is reported to have been on life support for a long time. Meanwhile, the Acting President has advised...

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President Mugabe consoles Mnkandla family

President Robert Mugabe has sent a condolence message to the Mnkandla family, following the passing on of Mr Sylvester Jack Mnkandla -the Pensions Master on Wednesday this week after an illness. On behalf of the President and indeed the whole of government, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda described the late as a highly dedicated civil servant whose 43-year span of service saw him rising to the helm of the pensions department. He said Mr Mnkandla presided over the transformation of the department which was traditionally known for shoddy service, poor record keeping and limited accessibility to the citizenry adding that in him, the nation has lost a cadre who was indeed an embodiment of professionalism, superlative commitment to duty and integrity. The late Pensions Master will be buried at Good Hope Farm in Lower Gweru tomorrow at...

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Zim women’s handball team holds 3-day camp

The Zimbabwe women’s handball team today completed a 3 day camp aimed at assessing national team players before encounters against Zambia in December. It may not be the most popular sport among women but handball is making strides with players from different provinces picked for a 3-day camp. The women’s senior handball side had morning and afternoon training sessions at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex under the watchful eye of head coach Cleopatra Mareverwa who said with continued support women’s handball can be a force to reckon with. The Zimbabwe women’s handball side is expected to play Zambia in international friendly...

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ZNA to construct a school in Mbalabala

As part of its community development projects, the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) is in the process of constructing a secondary school in Mbalabala that is meant to alleviate the long distances travelled by learners in the area. Primary school pupils from the area were being forced to travel at least 10km to the nearest secondary school, something that led the local community to approach the former chairperson of the ZNA schools board, the late Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu to assist. Construction of the Mbalabala Secondary School was then started through the assistance of different partners. Speaking during a tour of...

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