Day: October 13, 2017

Major boost for Beitbridge – Harare highway dualisation

The long awaited dualisation of the Beitbridge – Harare highway will now go into full swing after government granted Geiger International clearance to start importing road construction equipment free of duty. While surveyors and engineers are already on the ground conducting the mapping of the highway, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Dr Joram Gumbo confirmed the exemption order, saying Geiger International has also indicated its preparedness to kick-start physical construction as soon as heavy duty equipment, the bulk of which was stuck in Zambia, arrives. So far, the construction of the trunk road has already been subdivided...

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Emirates FA Cup comes to Zim

The Emirates FA Cup will tomorrow be in Zimbabwe as part of an African tour to promote the oldest domestic football tournament. Local football fans will have an opportunity of seeing the iconic FA Cup when Zimbabwe becomes only the 4th African country to get an opportunity of hosting the trophy which boasts of a rich history. The Cup will be in the country accompanied by Arsenal and Nigerian legend, Nwanku Kanu. Arsenal are the holders of the cup after overcoming Chelsea 2-1 in a thrilling final at Wembley in May. ZBC are the official media partners for the...

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Motor racing action returns at Donny Brook

The Harare Karting Club will this Sunday stage a motor racing competition at Donny Brook. The competition will see three classes of racers fighting for honors. Young racer, Jess Howden (14), who joined racing this year, said she is eagerly waiting for the day having undertaken serious preparations for the event. Promotion committee member, Trevor Bell promised fireworks as three classes of engines: the 50, 100 and 125 cubic centimeters will compete. Bell said each class has a shield prize for the winner, runner up and second runner...

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NAC donates to ZPCS Anju farm

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS)’ Anju farm got a boost in  preparations for this year’s agricultural season after the National AIDS Council (NAC) donated a consignment of fertiliser and 80kgs of seed maize worth thousands of dollars. NAC Vice Chairperson, Mrs Beatrice Tonhodzayi said: “It is incumbent upon us to partner with the ZPCS considering that it houses a number of inmates who are vulnerable to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.” ZPCS Deputy Officer Commanding Matabeleland North Province, Chief Superintendent Greenfield Bulala appealed for improved water supplies through the drilling of more boreholes at the farm. Anju farm prison covers around 140 hectares, but according to prison officials, they are only putting 90 hectares under crop production owing to shortages of water. Several chiefs from Matabeleland North Province were also presented with bags of maize that were harvested from last season for the Isiphala Senkosi purposes in the arrangement between Anju prison and...

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Miss Tourism Zim auditions begin

Auditions for the 2017 Miss Tourism Zimbabwe have begun in Harare with a number of models from around the country turning out. More than 40 models from across the country graced the auditions this Friday ahead of the final event to be held on the 9th of December at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).  The auditions will be held for the next three days to give an opportunity to all willing participants across the country to be selected for the boot camp. Miss Tourism Zimbabwe Spokesperson, Spencer Manyemba said the auditions started on a high note and they are expecting more to come though. Only 18 models will be selected. Miss Tourism Zimbabwe pageant seeks to identify young Zimbabwean ladies who have got talents and can represent brand Zimbabwe on the international scene. A number of events and entertainment are lined up for the December grand...

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Illegal rural state land settlers face arrest

The government has issued a stern warning on all illegal settlers occupying rural state land that those who fail to vacate such land by Tuesday next week will be evicted and prosecuted. In an ultimatum issued by the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement, Dr Douglas Mombeshora, anyone who is still occupying rural state land without lawful authority are committing a serious crime. “Starting from Tuesday next week, all those who have not vacated should pack their belongings or risk being evicted and prosecuted,” the Minister warned. The ultimatum comes amid reports that illegal settlers continue to occupy un-designated...

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Over 800 turn up for breast cancer screening

Strategically organised awareness campaigns have the potential to reach a precise target audience and effectively communicate a specific message tailored for that group. This was true for a private hospital in Harare that received an overwhelming response during its two-day free breast mammography screening programme. More than 800 women and some men visited the hospital in the two days to be checked. When the ZBC News crew visited the hospital, women of all ages and from all walks of life were waiting for their turn to be screened and they were in agreement that early diagnosis saves life. Westend...

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8-year old launches music album

One of Zimbabwe’s music prodigies, 8-year old, Kutenda Gabriel launched his debut album titled: ‘Merciful God,’ last night in Harare. While other children of his age may not value or appreciate the importance of musical accomplishments, young Kutenda says music is his life. Having started singing in church at a tender age of four, the young genius has so far displayed his extraordinary musical talent on his 7-track album. Kutenda who composed the title track and Vakafa Vose Vachamuka said his love for Christ inspired him to join the gospel music bandwagon. Kutenda’s mother, Evelyn Maforo, producer Munya Vialy and guest of honour, National Business Council of Zimbabwe President, Mr Langton Mabhanga highlighted the need for parents to identify and nurture their children’s talent. As the saying goes, ‘all children have abilities of one sort or another,’ encouragement will go a long way in developing a child’s recognised...

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All set for Africa Prisons Day tomorrow

All is now set for the Africa Prisons and Correctional Services Day commemorations to be held at Gwanzura Stadium in Harare tomorrow. The commemorations come just after the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZOCS) held an inaugural Family Week aimed at building and upholding family ties for inmates last week. ZPCS Assistant Commissioner – Chikurubi Maximum Prison, Nobert Chomurenga said the event will be packed with a lot of activities and entertainment. Families have been encouraged to come in their numbers for the event as prisoners will have a chance to play football matches with prominent footballers. A number...

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Book on perseverance published

A book by Dr Caison Chingombe titled: ‘No Easy Walk,’ with the overall objective of inspiring people to persevere through hardships and trying times, has been launched in Harare. The book details the difficult trajectory the author travelled in his quest to make a difference in life. It highlights the story of a young boy who grew up in the remote parts of Buhera under very difficult life circumstances. The author, Dr Chingombe said the publication, which took years of hard work, narrates the real story of his life. Guest of honour at the event, the Minister of State for Harare Provincial Affairs, Cde Miriam Chikukwa and colleagues who attended the event, applauded Dr Chingombe’s source of inspiration to the young generation. Born in 1956, Dr Chingombe is the Human Capital Director for Harare City Council and holds a PhD in Local...

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