Day: September 23, 2017

Black Rhinos storms into Chibuku quarters

Black Rhinos progressed to the quarter finals of the Chibuku Super Cup after a 2-1 victory over Triangle at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon. The army side came back from a goal down to overcome Triangle at Rufaro Stadium. Triangle took an early lead courtesy of a Russel Madamombe header in the 4th minute. Lot Chiwunga could have equalised after finding himself in a promising position but fluffed his effort from close range. Jameson Mukombwe then produced an impressive long range effort which was thwarted by Tapiwa Chilenga in goals for Triangle. Rhinos were however rewarded for their enterprising play...

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VP Mphoko consoles Msika family

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko today visited the Msika residence in Harare to console the family following the death of Gogo Maria Msika, widow of the late Vice President Joseph Msika. Cde Mphoko described the death of Gogo Msika as a big loss to the nation. The Vice President has since advised the family that they are waiting for guidance from the President, Cde Robert Mugabe who is currently attending the 72nd UN General Assembly in New...

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Schools commend new curriculum

Most private schools have commended the government’s new curriculum that prepares school children for life after school but however cited lack of space and trained personnel as the major drawback in implementing the programme. There has been a wide range of comments, mostly concerns, about the new schools curriculum that has been introduced in Zimbabwe. Most private owned schools described the new curriculum as a cornerstone for development in the local education sector. However, the implementation part is still faced with so many challenges chief among them the space to operate from with colleges such as Herentals forcing themselves...

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Modern new capital city slowly taking shape

The government’s dream of having a state of the art and modern new capital city is slowly becoming a reality as Mt Hampden’s new upmarket Sandton suburb near the site of the proposed new parliament is taking shape. Roads are being tarred and houses are being constructed in the new suburb. Government is proposing to shift the capital to Mt Hampden as Harare metropolis, which has way exceeded its carrying capacity, struggles to cope with the ever-increasing population due to continued rural-to-urban migration. Speaking to the ZBC News, Engineer George Nyabango said it is now a race against time...

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Chisecha minefields declared landmine free area

The government has completed clearing of anti personnel mines at Chisecha Minefields in Mukumbura, Mt Darwin with the help from donor community. A 29 km stretch in Mukumbura area, Mt Darwin has been declared landmine free after three years of clearance work by a non-governmental organisation, the Halo Trust. Covering 1 641 207 square kilometres from Mukumbura border post to Chigango area along the boundary with Mozambique, the anti personnel mines were planted by the Rhodesian forces during the liberation struggle. For the past four decades the Chisecha minefields were posing a great danger to both human and livestock....

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Vic Falls agric show ends

The 2017 Victoria Falls Agricultural Show has ended on a high note with small holder farmers and small to medium enterprises saluting the organisers for the networking platform to share strategies on ways of enhancing food security. The Victoria Falls Agricultural Show Society which hosted the inaugural exhibition in 2016 is convinced that the annual event is poised for growth given the continued improvement in the quality of products and amount of business being generated. Small holder farmers and small to medium enterprises who participated at the annual show said the event has gave them an opportunity to enhance...

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ZNA continues to assist the vulnerable

The country’s military establishment will continue to assist Zimbabweans who are in need as it seeks to take a role in the country’s development agenda, the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Commander, Lieutenant General Phillip Valerio Sibanda has said. The ZNA has of late been at the forefront of the country’s development agenda by assisting in the construction of schools and clinics in rural areas among other social responsibility programmes it has embarked on. Addressing an army charity golf dinner in Bulawayo on Friday (yesterday) evening, Lieutenant General Sibanda said the military will continue to take a space in the...

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Zanu PF Bulawayo reshuffles

The Bulawayo Zanu PF Youth League resource mobilisation team for the Presidential Youth Interface rally has been reshuffled with main wing members now spearheading key committee positions while the Youth League members are now playing second fiddle in central departments. The new outlook mobilisation team is now headed by Politburo Member Cde Absolom Sikhosana who has vast experience in resource mobilisation as a former Youth League secretary while the Bulawayo Provincial Youth League chairperson Cde Anna Mokgohloa now deputises him. The finance committee is now headed by War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube, while the security department is...

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Diasporans urged to invest back home

Government says locals who excel in the Diaspora must find reason to invest back home and contribute to the national economy. This was said by State Security Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi who was commissioning a new state of the art hotel in the Zhove area of Beitbridge. When two major hoteliers ceased operations in Beitbridge, the result was a room deficit of over 400 rooms. The opening of yet another hotel in the area is however expected to provide a major boost to the tourism sector. While commissioning Zhove Leisure Centre built in the area, Cde Mohadi who is...

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Govt urged to empower women in budgetary allocation

The speaker of the House of Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda says the 2018 national budget should cater for women empowerment programmes as government scales up efforts in advancing women in its development agenda. Women have for long been unfairly treated by society as they have played second fiddle to their male counterparts in the country’s development agenda with government now scaling up efforts towards ensuring the existence of gender parity. Officiating at a parliamentary gender responsive budgeting training workshop in Bulawayo, Speaker of the House of Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda urged Treasury to consider womens’ needs as it crafts...

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