Day: October 30, 2017

Warriors squad named for November friendlies

Warriors interim coach Wilson Mutekede has announced a 22 member squad ahead of the international friendly matches against Lesotho and Namibia next week. Full list of the squad: Goalkeepers:  Edmore Sibanda (Caps United) and George Chigova (Polokwane City). Defenders: Dennis Dauda (Yadah Stars), Tendai Darikwa (Nottingham Forest), Qadr Amini (Ngezi Platinum), Jameson Mukombwe (Black Rhinos), Kelvin Moyo (FC Platinum) and Peter Muduwa (Highlanders). Midfielders: Kundai Benyu (Celtic), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Golden Arrows), Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge), Ali Sadiki (FC Platinum), Liberty Chakoroma (Ngezi Platinum), Devon Chafa (Caps United), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah Stars) and Ishmael Wadi (Bulawayo City). Strikers: Evans Rusike (Maritzburg...

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Zim posts 326 runs on day 2

Zimbabwe put up what looks like a defendable total on day two of the second test match against the West Indies underway at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. After weather disturbed day one, day two had no such disturbances with Hamilton Masakadza posting an impressive 147 that included 16 fours and 2 sixes before easily giving away his wicket when he was caught by Shane Dowrich off the bowling of Davendra Bishoo. This was Masakadza’s second century against the Windies with the other two coming against Bangladesh. Malcom Waller continued to struggle with the bat as he was sent...

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Zim receives roads material from Japan

The Japanese Embassy has handed over roads rehabilitation material worth close to $6 million to the Zimbabwe government. The roads rehabilitation material consisting mainly of bitumen was handed over as a grant to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development at a ceremony held in Chinhoyi. The gesture follows an agreement signed last year between Prime Minister Abe of Japan and President Robert Mugabe. Ambasador Toshiyuki Iwado underscored ‘the role a sound road infrastructure’ plays in promoting socio-economic development. Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Dr Joram Gumbo said roads authorities and municipalities have benefitted immensely from the Japanese donation....

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Rain season to begin mid November: MET

The Meteorological Services (MET) Department says the rains recorded over the past few days and a cold spell in several parts of the country is expected to vanish during the course of the week as the rain season normally begins in mid November. The MET department said the rains were due to pressure rises from the Indian Ocean and heavy cloud from the equatorial regions. Senior forecaster at the MET Department, Mr Ebedia Hodera said normal weather conditions are expected during the course of the week as they anticipate the rainy season to begin in mid November. As the...

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Work on uniting the province, Dr Chimedza urged

Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Dr Paul Chimedza who was recently appointed to serve in that post has been urged to work on uniting the province. The sentiments were echoed during welcome celebrations held for the minister in Masvingo. People from across Masvingo Province gathered at the Civic Centre open space to celebrate the appointment of Dr Chimedza. Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Walter Mzembi who was the guest of honour at the celebrations urged Dr Chimedza to strive to bring unity in the province. He also said it is critical for the Minister of State to ensure...

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Cde Chinguno barred from party activities

The Zanu PF Youth League has barred its Manicaland Province chairperson Cde Mbuso Chinguno from carrying out any party activities until further notice. This follows a demonstration against Cde Chinguno by the Youth League last week. Zanu PF national Youth League Secretary, Cde Kudzai Chipanga spoke on the prohibition order. More to...

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Govt commences Sibungwe bridge rehab

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development has commenced the rehabilitation of Sibungwe Bridge in Binga North which was destroyed in 2014 with expectations that the project will be completed before year end. Rehabilitation work at the bridge started during the first week of October with significant progress having been made. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development which is involved in the project is confident the work will be completed by December this year. Village heads and Chilelema villagers applauded government for the project saying the development will promote commerce and access to critical social services. As part...

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Byo community urged to attend Presidential Youth Interface Rally

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has appealed to the Bulawayo community to come in their numbers at the White City Stadium for the Presidential Youth Interface Rally set for the fourth of next month. Briefing journalists after the church ordination in Bulawayo, Cde Mphoko said Bulawayo is happy to be hosting President this time around and called on people to come in their thousands to meet and interact with President Robert Mugabe. He said preparations for the rally have gone a gear-up as all the party structures have been activated to ensure that the Bulawayo interface is a resounding success....

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Universities urged to embrace intellectual property systems

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) says universities and research institutions are sitting on potential revenue that can transform the economy. This comes amid revelations that 90 percent of university researches are not protected. Research at tertiary institutions remains a critical component for development of the economy. However, failure to embrace intellectual property rights renders the sector hopeless. It is against this background that ARIPO seeks to engage higher learning institutions to realise opportunities within the research industry. A survey by ARIPO paints a gloomy picture on the state of affairs as more than 90 percent of knowledge...

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Typhoid outbreak in Mbare under control: Council

Harare City Council says the typhoid outbreak that hit Matapi area in Mbare in the past few weeks is under control as the number of suspected cases recorded is constantly decreasing with only three patients currently admitted. Addressing the press in the capital, director for health services Dr Prosper Chonzi said though they are managing the outbreak, residents must remain alert as they remain under threat of contracting the water borne disease. He said key drivers of typhoid including overcrowding must be addressed immediately ahead of the rainy season. Last week the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr...

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