Day: September 24, 2017

Chibuku Super Cup results

DYNAMOS                            1                      BULAWAYO CITY              2 CAPS UNITED                    1                      NGEZI PLATINUM              NIL HIGHLANDERS                  1                      HARARE CITY                    2 ZPC KARIBA                       NIL                  SHABANIE MINE                1 HOW MINE                           2                      BANTU ROVERS               NIL  ...

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Zim warned against human trafficking

Zimbabweans who are seeking greener pastures in other countries have been urged to be vigilant and verify with responsible authorities of their destinations as they risk being targets of human trafficking. Human trafficking has become the world’s worst organised crime where unsuspecting individuals end up in slavery. With concern over an increase in such heinous crimes, the Salvation Army church has embarked on a world mobilisation initiative to encourage and enable Salvationists and friends to engage more closely with their communities in fighting the modern slavery. The call was made by the Salvation Army Greater Harare divisional commander Major...

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SA crowned COSAFA women champions

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana were crowned the 2017 COSAFA Women Champions after beating Zimbabwe 2-1, finding their winner at the very death of the final minute played at Barbourfields Stadium. The first half was a cagey affair although Banyana Banyana were the better side creating more clear cut opportunities. They were to be duly rewarded in the 46th minute after a quick break by skillful Chrestina Athembie Kgatlana caught the Mighty Warriors defence napping for as many times to cooly slot home past a diving Chido Dzingirai. South Africa, the three time COSAFA champions showed more character taking advantage...

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Fire destroys 25 houses at Lumanda

25 houses at Lumanda farm compound near Stappleford farm in Mashonaland West have been destroyed by a fire which started at a nearby farm. The origins of the fire are not known although the villagers claim they only noticed it when it was already too late and could not save anything from their homes. The 25 were reduced to ashes by the time the fire brigade arrived but they managed to save the remaining 488 houses. Some of the property destroyed include, wardrobes, bicycles, blankets, foodstuffs and beds. Village head Mr Paul Jonasi is appealing to well wishers to...

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Zanu PF leadership calls for unity, discipline

The Zanu PF Secretary for Administration and Home Affairs Minister, Dr Ignatius Chombo has called for unity and discipline among its members as the party prepares for the 2018 harmonised elections. Dr Chombo made the call at the official opening of a Zanu PF workshop held in Lupane. As the party switches to election campaign mode, Zanu PF members have been urged to avoid petty fights and instead work together and concentrate on ensuring that it remains unbeatable during the 2018 general elections. Dr Chombo urged Zanu PF members to shun factionalism, regionalism and triabalism if the party is...

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Manufacturers, distributors reject bond notes

Small scale mining companies are struggling to buy spare equipment in Bulawayo as the manufacturers and distributors are refusing to accept bond notes. This was revealed at the Matabeleland North provincial alternative indaba held at Inyathi Training Centre in Bubi distrct. Small scale mining companies are making efforts to improve production levels with statistics revealing that they have been producing more than the large scale miners in the last three months. However, the refusal to accept bond notes by companies selling spare parts is beginning to affect operations in small scale mining. The few companies accepting bond notes charge...

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Harare eyes ‘Sunshine City’ status

Harare’s status as the ‘Sunshine City’ was as a result of a number of factors particularly cleanliness. However, the city is now struggling to keep the central business district as well as residential arrears litter free. For the citizens of the capital the solution to keeping the city clean are concerted efforts by stakeholders. The City of Harare recently unveiled a consignment of 30 refuse collection trucks and a donation of 1000 litter bins from a local telecommunications to assist with refuse collection are some of the steps towards achieving the ‘Sunshine City’ feat. Entrepreneur Loice Magweba who marshaled...

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Ndau Festival of Arts attracts thousands

Scores of people attended this year’s edition of the Ndau Festival of the arts with a number of groups staging performances that brought admiration on the Ndau culture and practices as the event continues on its growth trajectory. Music, dance and poetry were among the performances that dominated the day’s activities at the Paiyapo Arts Centre at Bangira village in Chikore communal lands under Chief Musikavanhu in Chipinge East that saw one of Zimbabwe’s several ethnic groups asserting their cultural space in the country. Ndau Festival of Arts chairperson, Phillip Kusasa said he is humbled  by the continuous growth...

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Mash West hosts Bob @93 Sports Festival

Several schools from across Mashonaland West Province took part in the Bob @93 Sports Festival held at Kutama College this weekend. The festival is in honour of President Robert Mugabe. The Bob @93 Sports Festival featured school teams drawn from a number of districts from Mashonaland West which competed in seven sport codes. Chairman of the Bob Sports Festival, Mathias Zhakata said so far this year, 4 provinces have hosted the event which began in 2012 to celebrate the life of the President and to teach the youth to appreciate their heritage and have a sense of patriotism. Zhakata...

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Command agric records success in Chipinge

Johanne Marange Church’s Stillmeer farm and Cde Joseph Chinotimba’s Chihosa farm in Chipinge are test meters of the success of the command agriculture programme in Chipinge with the farms targeting to increase productivity in the upcoming season. Away from the field of politics, Cde Chinotimba has developed himself into a successful farmer producing over 500 tonnes of maize, 30 tonnes of beans and 90 tonnes of macadamia nuts last season. Cde Chinotimba said he is happy to achieve such a fit barely three years after he started farming activities at Chihosa farm in Chipinge and described command agriculture that...

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