Day: October 2, 2017

Mt Hampden fire victims rescued

The Presidents’ Fund has rescued the 25 families whose houses were burnt by fire in Mt Hampden few kilometres outside Harare. Vice chairperson of the President’s Fund Mrs Getrude Chikwava reaffirmed their commitment to the provision of basic social services to the needy. About 25 families were left homeless after fire destroyed their houses and other valuables.  After hearing the plight of the affected families, the President’s Fund mobilised resources to help the victims. The donation comprises a two roomed cabin, groceries and some utensils. The residents live in a haphazard condition and the legislator for the constituency Cde...

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Fireworks expected at Musica Festival

Fireworks are expected at this year’s edition of Musica Festival 2017 which kicks off on the 4th until the 7th of this month in Harare. Musica Festival is one of the largest cultural events in Zimbabwe organised by the Embassy of Italy. The annual music showcase is part of the diplomatic mission’s vibrant culture exchange programme designed to facilitate stronger relations between Italy and Zimbabwe said Ambassador Enrico de Agostini. This year’s festival opened with performances by local and visiting musicians among them songstress Selmor Mtukudzi. Director National Arts Council of Zimbabwe Mr Elvas Mari said Musica Festival has...

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Sports bonanza at Mberengwa South gala

Matanga growth point in Mberengwa South held a sports gala which was sponsored to the tune of over US$10 000 as the government’s community sports initiative torches more interest. Football and netball teams battled for supremacy in a contest whose objectives included promoting development through sports. Local Member of Parliament Chiratidzo Iris-Mabuwa noted sport is a natural unifier and its role in advancing development cannot be over emphasized. Drawn from different wards in the constituency, competing teams were awarded prizes for both the winners and the losers who were also acknowledged for their participation. The initiative is a result...

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Research, innovation indaba on the cards

The Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) is crafting a cocktail of innovative policies and the hosting of the national science, technology and innovation system of Zimbabwe conference which is expected to provide the roadmap of the country’s turnaround process. Government through the Office of the President and Cabinet is making strides towards turning around the fortunes of the country. More investments in research and innovation are critical hence the indaba on the national science and innovation system set for this week. Research prioritisation control and coordination manager Mr Jekoniya Chitereka said his organisation is now transforming the way government...

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Zim foreign based players impress

Zimbabwean players plying their trade abroad were on fire at the weekend with Khama Billiat, Tinotenda Kadewere and Knox Mtizwa on target for their teams. Across the Limpopo a brilliant strike by Billiat proved the difference for Mamelodi Sundowns who claimed an away victory against Platinum Stars. The Warriors midfield wizard needed just 2 minutes to steer his side into a 1-0 lead which they guarded jealously till the final whistle. Also in the ABSA Premiership Mtizwa was influential for Golden Arrows after rising from the bench in the 58th minute before slotting home a crucial 65thminute equaliser. The...

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4 kickboxers set for Namibia tourneys

The Zimbabwe Kickboxing Association (ZKA) is set to send four kickboxers to tournaments set for Walvis Bay in Namibia on the 7th of this month. 6 countries South Africa, Angola, Reunion, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and the hosts Namibia will tussle it out in the desert storm international world title and sub Saharan title tournaments. Zimbabwe’s team of 4 kickboxers is set to leave this Wednesday. These are Manicaland based duo of Trymore Kamota and Knowledge Nyamhoka Jr, and Innocent Kanopupa and Walter Chiteto both from Harare. ZKA president Tony Kamangira said the sport has reached a stage where local kickboxers...

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Dynamos open 3 point lead

Dynamos opened a three point lead at the top of the log standings while at the bottom of the log standings the battle for survival has reached boiling point. The goalless draws in PSL matches played on Saturday pitting two title contenders, FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum proved to be a blessing in disguise for Dynamos who grabbed the advantage by beating a stubborn Harare City 2-1 at the National Sports Stadium yesterday to open a 3 point gap at the apex of the log table on 56 points. The wheels also came off for Chicken Inn as a...

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ACCZ calls for women, youth empowerment

The Apostolic Christian Church of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) says it will use its inaugural congress to be held later this month to urge church leaders under the banner to empower women and youths while urging the marginalised to register to vote so that they have a say on issues of national governance. The ACCZ leadership is bracing up for the organisation’s first ever elective congress to be held in Bulawayo from the 27th to the 29th of this month which could witness the introduction of new leaders since the organisation was formed seven years ago. ACCZ president Archbishop Johannes Ndanga...

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Home seekers bank on Land Developers Bill

Home seekers are expecting the Land Developers Bill to address a number of challenges they are facing in the housing sector which include the land barons issue and private developers whom they constantly accuse of fleecing them. As the government is working towards enacting the Land Developers Bill with expectations being high that the bill will provide a clear framework that will guide land developers operations. Norton residence said they expect the proposed bill to bring sanity as they continue to lose their hard earned money to unscrupulous land barons and other private developers. The government should also amend...

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Land reform key to Zim foreign relations: Scholars

Scholars from eight institutions of higher learning in Zimbabwe and South Africa have concluded a 2 day conference discussing land reform at the Midlands State University campus in Zvishavane. More than 65 papers exploring the question of the historic land reform programme were presented by the academics at the conference. The scholars all concurred that the state is a crucial player in national agriculture and therefore can never disengage from providing resource support to the sector. The scholars also raised the need for local knowledge to be generated on land reform by locals rather than foreign academics. The conference...

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