Day: November 7, 2017

People living with albinism continue to face stigmatisation, discrimination

People living with albinism continue to face stigmatisation and discrimination highlighting huge awareness gaps that are prevailing within communities. A line in the late musician James Chimombe’s song ‘Kudakwashe’ says “zvandapihwa nashe ndinogaramuchira,” when translated it means, ‘i accept whatever God has granted unto me’. These are some of the lyrics people with albinism sing on a daily basis. Work places and schools have more often been platforms of continued stigma and discrimination for people living with albinism Despite all the challenges they face, those living with albinism continue to soldier on using their hands to earn a living...

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Mudondo releases ‘Ndafunga Iwe’ video clip

Dino Mudondo has released a four minute video clip for the song ‘Ndafunga Iwe’. Mudondo’s ‘Ndafunga Iwe’ video is a special dedication to all those in a long distance relationship. In the capital yesterday evening, the Embassy of Japan has an opening reception of parallel nippon contemporary Japanese architecture at the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe and tomorrow an official launch of pan African space station will be held at the same venue. Gospel songbird Mharidzo Hesitani released her second album titled ‘Another Chance’, a album that brings hope to believers and non believers alike....

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Mpilo Royal Farming bears fruit

Enterprising youths in Umzingwane district have adopted a rural development model which includes farming, tourism, manufacturing and information communication technology (ICT) as a way to address poverty and reduce rural to urban migration. The first phase of the Mpilo Royal Farming that is run by five brothers in ward 12 Matolokisi village in Umzingwane district has established a citrus plantation for exotic trees after investing in a solar automated irrigation system. The decision to grow the exotic  trees which include  pineapples, leaches, pears and grapefruits and  various nuts is meant to promote food security, rural tourism, provide agriculture students...

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Farmers urged to produce drought tolerant small grains

Community Technology Development Organisation which supports rural farmers has revealed that more than 140 metric tonnes of small grains seed have been produced by small holder farmers in rural communities to enhance the production of the small grains. Community Technology Development Organisation executive director Andrew Mushita told ZBC News that they have established a farmer seed enterprise to train small holder famers to produce small grains seed in a bid to boost production of the crops that have been neglected by many people. Mr Stanley Kanembirira, the finance director Champion Farmer Seeds which is training the farmer on how...

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Footballer in passionate appeal for surgical operation fees

Chinhoyi based former division one footballer Jonathan Kahonde is singing the blues after a career threatening injury robbed him of a source of income. Kahonde of Gadzema in Chinhoyi played for a number of teams including Chrome Stars of Kwekwe, Manhenga Stars of Bindura, Sinoia Rangers of Chinhoyi and Banket United before his career came to a standstill after he picked a serious injury while playing social soccer. He had a surgical procedure performed on him 2 and half years ago but the operation has gone nasty after his bone marrow reacted to sign nailings inserted in his leg....

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3 Zanu PF Harare senior members face expulsion

Zanu PF Harare Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) has recommended for the expulsion of three senior members for allegedly working with the ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was relieved of his duties for undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe. The three senior members recommended for expulsion at the Zanu PF Harare PCC held in the capital are Omega Hungwe, Terrence Mukupe and Cliveria Chizema. Zanu PF Harare Province chairman Cde Charles Tavengwa told journalists that the PCC resolved to endorse the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe to replace the fired Mnangagwa and reaffirmed President Mugabe as the sole...

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Calls for awareness campaigns on human trafficking

A call has been made for more awareness campaigns on human trafficking in rural and remote areas as young people continue falling victim due to desperation. This came out at the anti-trafficking inter-ministerial committee capacity building workshop currently underway in the capital. The government has raised concern over the need for more awareness campaigns on trafficking in persons especially in rural communities where people are falling victim due to desperation and lack of information. The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Obert Mpofu said there is need to educate rural communities on human trafficking and spearhead response at grassroots level...

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Illegal settlers sprouting in Beitbridge

Beitbridge residents have expressed concern over the sprouting of illegal settlements in the border town saying the occupants are linked to a spate of criminal activities that have been reported in the town. The influx of people from various parts of the country to Beitbridge for economic opportunities has become a burden for the border town which is now faced with a host of challenges ranging from social to environmental. The latest headache for the town is the emergence of illegal settlements particularly behind Dulivhadzimu’s bus terminus. Residents are complaining that the occupants are behind the theft and housebreaking...

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Ngezi optimistic of landing championship

Title chasing Ngezi Platinum Stars will be hoping on mental strength to carry them in their remaining two tricky encounters against Chicken Inn and FC Platinum in their quest to land a maiden PSL title. The platinum miners who are on top of the log standing with 3 matches to go owing to a healthier goal difference over FC Platinum still have destiny in their own hands although they will have to first dislodge fellow title aspirants Chicken Inn and Pure Platinum Play if they are to be crowned champions. Head coach Tonderayi “Stanza “ Ndiraya is under no...

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IPEC records 20k unclaimed benefits

The insurance and pensions industry recorded 20 000 unclaimed benefits in the 2nd quarter of 2017, raising concern of the Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) According to a 2017 second quarter report by the IPEC 20 000 benefits have been unclaimed in a development attributed to pension fund boards failing to keep tabs on their members. IPEC manager pensions Mr Nhamo Chivingira urged pensioners to check whether they have unclaimed benefits with their pension funds or companies they worked for to avoid loss. To reduce the number of unclaimed benefits IPEC is reaching out to pensioners through various media...

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