Month: November 2017

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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Japanese Embassy hands over 10 boreholes

The Japanese Embassy has handed over some 10 boreholes to communities and schools in Makonde district. The 10 boreholes were drilled at 10 different schools around Makonde district with funding from the Japanese government. The programme was implemented by the Farm Community Trust of Zimbabwe. Handing over the boreholes at a ceremony held at Tendera Primary School in Makonde, Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Toshiyuki Iwado said the availability of clean portable water will not only reduce chances of water borne diseases but will also help promote better learning conditions as children will no longer have to worry about travelling long distances to fetch water. The Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs, Cde Webster Shamu said the commissioning of the boreholes is a fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 6. Meanwhile, a representative of the Tendera community has appealed to the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) to connect electricity to the school, which is a few meters from the power grid. The infrastructure has been in place since four years ago but the school remains without...

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ZIFA to conduct trials for U-20 team

Harare and Bulawayo academies are expected to provide the bulky of Young Warriors U-20 players following the decision by the majority of Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams not to fill the five premiership slots reserved for junior players. Failure to prioritise junior players development in the local PSL has plunged ZIFA into a serious football crisis which will see the mother body conducting trials for the U-20 players who are due to take part in the U-20 championships set for Kitwe, Zambia from the 6th to the 16th of December. Warriors Technical Director, Wilson Mutekede defended the move, saying failure to promote junior slots in the PSL has led the association taking the initiative with the view that not all talented players ply their trade in the local premiership. The move by former Warriors and Highlanders steely defender, Bekithemba Ndlovu and his backroom staff has since exposed the association’s shortcomings in terms of junior football development. It also leaves a lot of questions than answers as to when the association will take a leaf from neighbouring countries; Zambia and South Africa who have vibrant junior policies. South Africa’s Amajita and the Young Chipolopolo have demonstrated good football structures. The Young Warriors are due in camp two weeks before the commencement of the games. It also remains to be seen whether the new method of identifying players will assist the...

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Pres Mugabe wants death penalty return

President Robert Mugabe has bemoaned the increasing cases of murder cases, calling for the return of the death penalty for offenders. Cde Mugabe made the remarks while concluding his speech during the burial of the late national hero, Cde Don Muvuti at the National Heroes Acre in Harare this afternoon. He said some people are killed for trivial issues and ritual purposes. “Unonzwa kuti murume asvika ndokubvunza sadza kumukadzi wake, mukutaura imomo mukadzi wotobaiwa. Kufira sadza shuwa. Ini ndinoti death penalty ngaidzoke, VaMnangagwa vanoti ngatinzwei tsitsi, VaMphoko handisati ndanzwa pfungwa dzavo panyaya iyi. Asi shuwa kuurayana, handizvo zvatakaendera kuhondo,...

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Zvishavane woman faces hubby murder charges

A 25-year-old Zvishavane woman has appeared in court facing murder charges after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death with a scissors after he accused her of cheating. Moreblessing Tarusenga of Highlands suburb appeared before Zvishavane Magistrate, Mr Shepherd Mjanja but was not asked to plead to the murder charges. The accused was remanded to custody until November 10. Allegations are that on Friday last week, Moreblessing had a misunderstanding with her boyfriend, James Mashwaya. It is alleged that James was accusing Moreblessing of cheating on him with other men. Reports are that the two started fighting and it was at that moment that Moreblessing took a scissors and stabbed the deceased once in the neck. Further allegations are that after the attack, James collapsed and died on the spot. According to the state, there are witnesses who identified Moreblessing, while the scissors allegedly used was found in her...

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LIVE UPDATES: Cde Muvuti burial

13:58 – President Mugabe bemoans the increasing cases of murder cases, calling for the return of the death penalty for murders. “Ini ndinoti death penalty ngaidzoke, VaMnangagwa vanoti ngatinzwei tsitsi, VaMphoko handisati ndanzwa pfungwa dzavo panyaya iyi. Asi shuwa kuurayana, handizvo zvatakaendera kuhondo, saka mukaona mutemo wadzoka zivai kuti robot rambenge riri regreen razoita red.” 12:52 – President Mugabe thanks the ZAOGA pastor for the sermon and prayer. “We thank pastors for reminding us of the importance of God. All pastors should keep doing the good work. Kwete kuuya nebhagidi kuti rizadzwe nemari. Nevanhuwo ngativei vanogona kuverenga Bhaibheri asi...

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