Day: November 6, 2017

Brian Warren judo tourney on the cards

The Zimbabwe Judo Association is set to honour former president Brian Warren by hosting a judo tournament on the 25th of this month. Considered as the Father of Zimbabwean Judo, Warren passed away in 2015 and a tournament to pay tribute to him will see top judokas competing in the inaugural Brian Warren judo event. As a way of inculcating the spirit of inclusiveness judo is now targeting the visually impaired and people with special needs. The Judo Association is trying to improve the sport in line with international standards. At the weekend the association held a technical course...

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ZRU internal report raises eyebrows

Shocking revelations pointing towards alleged abuse of funds at the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) have emerged with a report tabled at a special general meeting citing several flaws and lack of good governance by the past administration. Allegations bordering around criminal lines emerged from an internal report tabled at a ZRU special general meeting held at the weekend. According to the report cash withdrawals were done every two days for the period January 2017-July 2017 with the purposes of the funds unclear. The report also sights that two payments were made to Dominican Convent and there is lack of...

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ZOC safe sport festival held

The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) at the weekend held a sports festival aimed at promoting safe sport. There was a buzz of excitement at the ZOC sports festival at Prince Edward High School. A gaze at the environment, one could not help but admire the silky skills displayed by Tafadzwa Bvumburai a special talent that only needs nurturing. Hailing from Domboramwari in Epworth, Tafadzwa hopes to one day turn professional. The festival was not all about competition as sending a message on the essence of safe and clean sport was core to the sport extravaganza. Match fixing, corruption and...

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Warriors players troop into camp

United Kingdom based trio of Tendai Darikwa, Admiral Muskwe and Macauley Bonne and Scotland Kundai Benyu have arrived in the country ahead of the two friendly matches against Lesotho and Namibia. There were doubts over the availability of Nottingham Forest’s defender Darikwa, Muskwe who is in the Leicester ranks, Leyton Oreint’s Bonne and Celtic’s Benyu after several attempts to lure them to the Warriors fold did not yield any positive results. The quartet’s availability is expected to be a major boost as the Warriors play Lesotho and Namibia this week. Darikwa, Bonne and Muskwe were the first to arrive...

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Zanu PF Women’s League wants party constitution amended

The Zanu PF Women’s League has requested the party to implement the Victoria Falls conference resolution of amending the constitution and appoint a woman in the presidium. Speaking after the successful First Lady and indigenous churches’ interface held at Rufaro Stadium yesterday, Zanu PF Women’s League Secretary for Administration Cde Letina Undenge said the Women’s League is pressing on with its request for a woman vice president and the churches are supportive of the...

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Manicaland endorses First Lady for VP post

Calls for one of the vice presidents to be a woman have increased and for Manicaland Province, the choice can be no other than the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe. The holding of the Manicaland Province’s Special Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting saw calls mounting that Dr Mugabe is the obvious choice for the position. Many of those recommending the move pointed to the country’s quota system, originally presented as a Women’s League resolution at the Zanu PF Annual Conference held in Victoria Falls in 2015. The philanthropic work that the First Lady has been undertaking has been cited as...

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Lawmakers debate condom provision to prisoners

Lawmakers and other stakeholders are seized with the unenviable task of crafting strategies on how best to prevent HIV transmission in prisons where the disease prevalence rate is more than twice the national average. Legislators constituting the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health met in Kariba for a four day retreat with discussions focused on whether or not prisoners should be provided with condoms given evidence of high risk of HIV transmission in jails. The meeting was a follow up on a recent study tour of prisons in Lesotho by local legislators, where inmates are not directly provided with condoms,...

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Legislators want green belt in Masvingo

Legislators in Masvingo Province have called for the establishment of a green belt, saying this can be achieved if all irrigation schemes are utilised to full capacity. Irrigation has often been cited as the panacea to food shortages particularly in dry regions like Masvingo, which usually receive low rainfall. Addressing farmers and other community members, during an awards ceremony for irrigation schemes that are performing well in the province, held at Chipisa, Gutu West, the legislator for the constituency, Cde Tongai Muzenda said while a number of irrigation schemes are doing well, there is need to ensure that all...

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Bantu Rovers restructures to form an academy

Ambitious Bulawayo side Bantu Rovers has set out to restructure by splitting the club into two separate entities in a move aimed at ensuring it runs more effectively. As part of its plans for 2018 and 2019, Tshintsha Guluva decided to segregate their activities to allow for a narrow focus to professional football and development. Methembe Ndlovu will take charge of the Bantu Youth Development Academy as president and chief executive officer together with Agent Sawu as the head of technical department. General manager, Wilbert Sibanda and principal partner in the project, Peter Grieve will focus on the professional...

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Govt implements price controls on 16 products

The government has placed 16 basic commodities under a pricing and availability monitoring list to normalise macro-economic indicators. Cooking oil, mealie meal, bread, flour, sugar, rice, salt, chicken, eggs, beef, fresh milk, laundry soaps, washing powder, cement, fuel and energy are now  being monitored in terms of their pricing models. The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr Mike Bimha said the move is being made to solve the rampant illegal price increases. “We hope the trend will be solved because it is our duty to protect the nation,” he said. The government has also introduced measures on foreign currency...

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