Day: December 2, 2017

Church service for Dr Musiiwa held

A church service has been held for the late Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Aldrin Musiiwa at Nyaradzo funeral parlour in Harare today. The church service was attended by hundreds of people who include the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa and those from the health fraternity, friends and   relatives According to his brother, Joe, the body of Dr Musiiwa will lie in state at his Sanyati farm and burial is this Sunday at his Molina farm. Cde Musiiwa died in Irelend on the 19th of November after suffering from a kidney problem....

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Chitungwiza hosp receives another donation

A local bank has donated some hospital utilities to Chitungwiza Central Hospital to assist boost the hospital’s service delivery system. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Ecobank Head of Transaction Services Group of Zimbabwe – SADC cluster, Mr Michael Dengwani said corporates should pay attention to such institutions which serve the lives of many people in various communities. Receiving the hospital utilities, a nurse at the hospital, Mrs Emma Makumbe thanked the gesture by the local bank, adding that the donation will go a long way in improving the services at the wards especially the labour ward which is more...

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Zanu PF Mash Central targets 500k people for BVR

Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Province is targeting at least half a million members to register under the biometric voters registration (BVR) programme ahead of harmonised elections set for next year. The target was set at the provincial inter-district meeting in Bindura. The meeting was also meant to update members on the preparations and logistics for the extra-ordinary congress set for next week. Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Provincial Chairman, Cde Kazembe Kazembe said the leadership must continue encouraging the electorate to register under the BVR process. Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Chen Chimutengwende urged party members to be united in...

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Establish vibrant orchards, farmers urged

Farmers in Mashonaland Central Province have been challenged to establish vibrant orchards at their farmers in commemoration of the tree planting day. Zimbabwe has set aside the first Saturday of December as the start of the tree planting season with this year’s focus on fruit trees. Addressing stakeholders at the provincial tree planting day in Concession, Forestry Commission Provincial Manager, Ms Alice Tafirei said turning farms in orchards brings value to the farm, hence the need for farmers to consider that this agricultural season. The Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs, Advocate Martin Dinha said planting trees...

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Shun drug abuse, youths urged

Youths have been challenged to desist from drug abuse by participating in activities such a sport.  This comes as cases of drug abuse are on the increase. Speaking during a sporting extravaganza hosted by the United Methodist Church at Glen View 2 High School, Youth Advisor, Mr Robert Mugonera said the sporting extravaganza emanates from the desire to stimulate conversations around the dangers of drug abuse. District Sport and Recreation Officer in the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Recreation, Ms Sara Charakupa and ZNNP Youth Advocate, Munyaradzi Chiduku outlined the key role sport plays in curbing drug abuse. Youths...

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Dr Gumbo not dead

Contrary to reports on the social media that the newly appointed Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo had died in a car accident, the Minister today attended the 17th graduation ceremony of the Midlands State University (MSU) in Gweru. Upon seeing the Minister, ZBC Chief Correspondent, Reuben Barwe could not wait to interview him on the issue. “I am here in Gweru at the Midlands State University attending the graduation ceremony that is being conducted by His Excellency, the President, Cde E.D Mnangagwa and I am alive. I am told the accident happened in Harare and I think somebody just saw a car which was involved in an accident and thought it was mine. They just assumed that it was me who had died in a car accident, while I am not even in Harare, I have been in the Midlands since yesterday.  I can’t die in Harare when I am in the Midlands. So I am telling people that I am alive and still waiting for Christ for the time when I die,” said Minister Gumbo. The Mberengwa West legislator confirmed that he was overwhelmed by phone calls from people wanting to find out about him being alive. Interestingly, just after giving the ZBC News an interview, he received a call from the newly appointed Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, whom...

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FC Platinum complete double

FC Platinum completed a league and cup double in one week by winning the Castle Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win over Harare City at Mandava Stadium today. The 2017 PSL champions struck twice in the 10th and 63rd minute through Rodwell Chinyengetere and Mkhokheli Dube, before Harare City pulled one back in the 86th minute. The Castle Challenge Cup pitted the 2017 premiership champions and winners of the Chibuku Super...

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President Mnangagwa honoured at MSU graduation

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been awarded an Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree by the Midlands State University (MSU), before capping 6,612 graduates at the university campus in Gweru today. Speaking at the occasion, Cde Mnangagwa, who is now the MSU Chancellor, said Zimbabwe is in need of a graduate who is a goal getter, one who can unlock value in lots of resources for the betterment of all Zimbabweans. He also said agriculture has always been a key driver of the Zimbabwean economy, hence the need to produce more and add value to the products. Prior to the graduation...

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Health sector demands 15% budget allocation

HIV and AIDS advocacy groups have taken the recent World AIDS Day commemorations to appeal to the government to consider the health sector and allocate 15 percent of the budget towards the sector in line with the dictates of the Abuja Agreement. Zimbabwe is getting much of its health budget from the donor community, a situation which has created a dependency syndrome within the sector with advocacy groups raising the red flag that the country’s health delivery system can easily collapse in the event the donors decide to pull out. TAAF Zimbabwe Executive Director, Mr Emmanuel Gasa told the ZBC News that he has strong belief in Zimbabwe’s new establishment under President Emmerson Mnangangwa that the country’s budget will fulfill some of the international treaties, to which Zimbabwe is a signatory. For Society for Pre and Postnatal Services Team Leader, Mr Amos Mavhu, Zimbabwe’s failure to have centers for screening and monitoring mental illness for early detection is a cause for concern as most HIV and AIDS patients are prone to such conditions. The country has made considerable strides in tackling health related issues but more can be achieved if the sector is allocated enough...

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Wedza to establish a soccer team

Stakeholders in Wedza have plans to establish a soccer team that will compete for honours in the country’s football leagues. The myth that soccer can only be played at high level in the urban areas should be a thing of the past as there is more talent in the rural areas said Zanu PF secretary for education Engineer Anthony Parehwa who sponsored a soccer and netball tournament in Wedza North to the tune of $8000. Cde Parehwa said there is need to create a team that can fight for honours in the domestic leagues. Zviyedzo Arufeto from the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture said sport needs to be taken seriously as it has become a source of livelihood. A total of 96 teams took part in the tournament from the preliminary stages. In soccer Sheffield beat Munzwa 2-0 to lift the trophy while Tongogara beat Shaka Bullets 3-1 for the bronze medal. In the netball category, Tongogara dismissed Sheffield 23-16 while Iamba edged Jongwe Stars 14-10 to settle for the wooden...

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