Day: November 1, 2017

West Indies produce another bullish show

The West Indies stamped their dominance with a bullish performance on day four of the second test match against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo despite a spirited fight by Chevrons’ 5th wicket partnership between Sikanda Raza Butt and PJ Moor. The West Indies started on a strong position with Jason Holder and Shannon Dowrich showing their batting prowess. Holder was the first to lift his bat in wild celebration as he reached his century before Dowrich attained his maiden test century in a partnership worth 212 runs. It took debutant Tendai Chisoro to bring to an end...

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7 armed robbers jailed for 321 years

Seven armed robbers have been sentenced to 321 years in jail following a recent spate of car hijackings, robberies and assaults in Gwanda, Beitbridge, Masvingo and Bulawayo. Three Bulawayo regional magistrates sentenced Nyashadzashe Hove (34), Bornface Vutete (38), Simbarashe Shumba (31), Terrence Sibanda (23), Tanaka Mboti (22), Timothy Munhare (31) and Handsome Sibanda (29) to 321 years imprisonment combined. According to the Prosecutor, Mr Tinashe Dzipe, the robbers started their act from the beginning of August to October 2017 and on the 10 counts of robbery, they used illegal and toy guns that they smuggled in from South Africa....

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Byo ready for Presidential Youth Interface rally

All is set for the 9th Presidential Youth Interface Rally to be held at White City Stadium in Bulawayo this Saturday, with organisers saying they have mobilised over 90 percent of the resources needed to make the event a success as they target over 50 000 delegates to grace the occasion. Zanu PF Bulawayo Provincial Youth League Secretary for Administration, Cde Leo Nyoni said his team has managed to mobilise most of the resources needed with the committee now working on final touches to make the event a resounding success. Zanu PF Bulawayo Provincial Secretary for Information and Publicity,...

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Chipinge farmers mull growing maize in winter

Farmers with irrigation facilities in Lower Chipinge are contemplating shifting to grow maize in winter, saying it is more viable than when grown in summer due to pests and diseases associated with the weather conditions in the area. The summer maize crop is faced with a number of challenges that include pests and diseases and high evaporation rate that translates into more irrigation water quantities. “In light of pest and diseases challenges in summer, I think it is better for us to grow maize in winter. Lower Chipinge is not a frost prone area hence it has favourable conditions...

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Mopani worm processing plant for Beitbridge

Women and youths in Beitbridge district are set to benefit from the establishment of a Mopani worm processing plant after the government sourced funding from the African Development Bank for the project. Mopani worms are an important source of proteins for the rural folk in the province and have been sustaining many families. The Deputy Director for Community Development in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Ms Chido Tsinakwadi said in a bid to ensure that women and youths benefit meaningfully from the natural resource, the government through funding from the African Development Bank and support...

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Focus on growth-based surveys, CZI urged

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has directed industrial representative bodies to focus on growth as an indicator of yearly sectoral performances in line with the global standard practices. Recently, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) released a 2017 manufacturing sector survey and the RBZ Governor, Dr John Mangudya this week questioned the relevance of measuring capacity utilisation instead of the growth of the sector in line with international procedures. “We need to focus on the growth patterns in order to ensure that there is more to it than that in future,” he said.  It is being anticipated that...

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Middle Sabi farmers appeal for more combine harvesters

Wheat farmers in the Middle Sabi have sent an urgent call for more combine harvesters for their wheat crop which is now being affected by rains. The delay to plant wheat in the Middle Sabi is now turning into a nightmare as fields estimated at 500 hectares are under the threat of the recent rains witnessed this week. The farmers, whose wheat has been affected, said a single combine harvester in the area is not enough to complete harvesting in time and have called for more combine harvesters to rescue the crop. The owner of the only functional combine...

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DeMbare refuse to throw towel

Dynamos’ championship hopes were severely dented at the weekend after a defeat to Ngezi Platinum but DeMbare head coach, Lloyd Mutasa is confident of an instant response. One victory, one defeat and three draws have seen the Glamour Boys collect just 6 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 games. DeMbare’s slump has stirred negativity and questions on the team’s pedigree. While Dynamos’ title challenge appears to have gone off the rails, Mutasa said his charges should not be written off. Events off the field have also been far from pleasing with Lincoln Zvasiya and Denver Mukamba...

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Sevens Rugby extravaganza this weekend

Southern City will this weekend host a Sevens Rugby tournament at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe’s qualification for the Sevens Rugby World Cup has brought an air of expectation on the Sevens front with players eager to impress selectors and challenge for a place in the Cheetahs. This weekend, Southern City hosts a sevens tournament, featuring Harare Sports Club, Old Hararians, Old Georgians, Mutare and Old Johanians. The Zimbabwe Rugby Union is delighted to see activity on the domestic front following 2018 World Cup qualification. Kwekwe Sports Club will also be a hive of Sevens Rugby activity with Gweru, Airforce, Gokwe and Mutare Defenders expected to take part at the sevens...

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SAAA tackles cyber crime

The Southern Africa Association of Accountants (SAAA) is adopting measures to guard against the risks associated with cyber crime. SAAA held its annual conference in Kariba with the association executive rallying its membership to be wary of technology-linked crime especially financial fraud. President of the association, Mr Artwell Katsande told delegates attending the conference in Kariba that the body has had to introduce forensic accounting and fraud examinations as part of the trade competence test, among members. SAAA council member, Mr Takeson Chikwetu said a raft of measures will be taken to rebrand the professional body and ensure its members remain competitive and relevant to the new order of doing things in the digital era. The association’s annual conference was aimed at interrogating how best it can attain high quality accounting standards and compared notes on recent international accounting...

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