Day: November 19, 2017

Art part of society: Artist

The solutions to the problems society is facing can sometimes be found in art. The image some people have of artists is of individuals whose works are hard to interpret, especially abstract pieces. For an artist and Chinhoyi University of Technology student, Ms Diana Chafansa, art can indeed solve some of the problems that society is grappling with. Ms Chafansa held a solo exhibition at Court Auld Theatre in Mutare with her masterpiece being a combination of a chair and desk, expected to ease the worries of early childhood development learners. The guest of honour at the exhibition, Ms...

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Zim remembers accident victims

The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) has commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Accident Victims today by holding a memorial service for the victims of King Lion bus disaster at Nyamakate Secondary School in Karoi The event started off with a traditional cleansing of the accident scene, where 43 people who perished in the King Lion bus disaster on the 7thof June 2017. Other people who lost their lives as a result of road accidents in other parts of the country were remembered. Nyamakate villagers, who witnessed the accident, said it was not easy but they still managed to help. Director for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs, Cde Jim Kadziya, who represented the Minister of State Cde Webster Shamu, commended the government for the initiative to dualise the Harare-Chirundu highway since it can no longer hold the traffic volume. “We will always remember this day since we witnessed the Lion King disaster in our area,” said Nyamakate Chief Chundu. The Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Cde Michael Madanha on behalf of his minister, Dr Joram Gumbo highlighted that road safety is a collective responsibility and urged people to unite in fighting road carnage as the government works towards improving roads. The 8th National Commemorations of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Accident Victims also marked the launch of the festive season road...

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Use certified seed varieties, farmers urged

With the rains now upon the country, farmers have been urged to ensure that they use certified seed varieties. The call was made at a field day at Kaja Farm in Vumba, where over 500 farmers gathered for the event. A perennial problem for farmers has been that of low yields as a result of using seed varieties that are not certified. A Vumba based farmer, Mr Silas Kaja said such practices ultimately affect productivity in the long and also eat into the farmers’ earnings. The country is on a deliberate path to achieve food self sufficiency with the Command Agriculture Programme bearing testimony to this...

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President Mugabe out, Cde Mnangagwa in

The Zanu PF Special Central Committee has recalled the party’s First Secretary and President, Cde President Robert Mugabe and replaced him with Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa on an interim basis until ratification at the party’s Extra-Ordinary Congress next month. The Central Committee first nullified last week’s purported expulsion of Cde Mnangagwa before appointing him interim First Secretary and President of the revolutionary party. Announcing the outcome of the session, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said President Mugabe was asked to resign by mid-day tomorrow, failure of which they will impeach him in parliament. The...

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ZNA postpones pass out parade

The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has postponed the pass out parade at Imbizo Barracks in Bulawayo from the 21st of this month to the 28th of this month from 0900 to 1630 hours. ZNA Public Relations Officer Warrant Officer Class One, Almost Mthembo confirmed the development to the ZBC News. He urged parents, friends and relatives of recruits to take note of the change in dates and contact the Chief Instructor Recruit Training Depot on 09 66745 or 0712 832 for more...

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Defining moment for Zanu PF as Central Committee meets

The Zanu PF Special Central Committee session is underway at the revolutionary party’s headquarters in Harare. The meeting is expected to chat the way forward in the face of several calls for the party’s First Secretary and President, Cde Robert Mugabe to resign. This could be a defining moment for President Mugabe after at a military intervention ‘targeting criminals around him.’  The fate of the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe and the said ‘criminals’ could also be determined by this...

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Zanu PF youths want Pres Mugabe out

The Zanu PF Youth League has called for the immediate reinstatement of Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as the Vice President and Second Secretary of the revolutionary party and government. The youth also recommended for the expulsion of the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe from Zanu PF and called for President Robert Mugabe to step down. The Youth League executive converged at the party’s headquarters this morning where they demonstrated in solidarity with the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)’s intervention to weed out criminals around President Mugabe and made a number of recommendations. The six members of the Youth League recommended for...

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Chivi school celebrates new curriculum

A school in Chivi north has celebrated new curriculum initiatives which have seen the institution’s girls soccer team winning national accolades. Zimbabwe’s new curriculum has come up with an interesting and innovative way of training young minds. Young minds from Chidyamakono School in Chivi are part of that process which is emphasising that the learner has got to go beyond just being an academic product. At the school accolades were given to pupils who have excelled academically and in sport. The school’s girls soccer team has been national champions for the last five years consecutively. “Giving support to learners must be a priority of not only government but also other stakeholders such as the private sector,” said Mr Tamson Mthombeni, a representative of the patron of the girl’s soccer team. The emphasis on a curriculum that is not only interested in producing academics but a learner, who is relevant to the country’s social and economic needs is the major thrust at the...

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Radio Zim attracts bumper crowd in Mudzi

The popular Radio Zimbabwe road show was in the eastern border district of Mudzi in Mashonaland East which attracted thousands of people. Although its name is Radio Zimbabwe, ZBC’s biggest radio station showed that it has followers beyond the country’s borders as people from across Mozambique joined locals at the Kotwa road show. 24 year old Daniel Murungu from Tete Province in Mozambique crossed the border to be part of the road show and meet his favourite radio personalities. The radio station is not only bringing entertainment but has also boosted business to locals who maximise on the large...

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Enroll children at registered schools, parents urged

The government has urged parents to send their children to registered schools which are implementing the updated new curriculum as per government guidelines. Goromonzi District Schools Inspector, Mr Rich Matimbe told parents and other stakeholders at the official opening of an administration block at Thornycroft Primary School in Ruwa that it is risky to send children to unregistered schools as most of them do not have facilities conforming to the updated curriculum. Mr Matimbe also commended the School Development Association and parents for prioritising infrastructure development by constructing the administration block. The school headmistress, Mrs Annah Mashozhera said infrastructural development is key in improving quality of education. Students who performed well were also rewarded for their outstanding...

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