Day: December 3, 2017

Tsholotsho accident declared state of disaster

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared last night’s Tsholotsho accident, which claimed 21 lives, a state of disaster. This was said in a statement by the Director Civil Protection, Nathan Nkomo, who added that the declaration was made in terms of Section 27(1) of the Civil Protection Act. He also said the responsible authorities are working on modalities to have the bereaved families get state assistance so as to accord their departed loved ones a decent burial. Those injured in the accident will also receive government assistance. The accident occurred when the driver of the Nissan UD truck belonging to the Ministry...

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Zanu PF provinces celebrate new dispensation

The Zanu PF Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces today celebrated the new political dispensation, when they held provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meetings to chart the way forward ahead of next year’s general elections. The party’s leadership in Masvingo says no stone will be left unturned, as they take their campaigns to a higher level in preparation for the 2018 general elections. Provincial chairman, Cde Ezra Chadzamira applauded the province for remaining resolute in the face of challenges they experienced in the past few months. He underscored the need for unity as the election campaign intensifies. Newly appointed Masvingo Minister of...

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Chipinge girl walks with wooden leg

The future of a six year old girl from Chibuwe in Chipinge, whose leg was amputated when she was only six months old, looks bleak without public support as she walks four kilometres to and from school on a wooden makeshift leg. Nyasha Razawo was born in 2011 with a bent limp with nine toes or a malformation of the left leg and double foot called langenital polydactyly. Since the amputation of her leg, Nyasha’s poor family, with the help of villagers, has been making a wooden support leg to help her walk as the family could not afford...

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Health Ministry speaks on Tsholotsho accident

Ministry of Health and Child Care says the 21 people who died in an accident at Jimila Business Centre in Tsholotsho yesterday evening were part of a 71-member Matabeleland North provincial crew of indoor residual spray operators and supervisors who were on duty spraying homes to control malaria. In a statement, Secretary for Health and Child Care, Brigadier General Dr Gerald Gwinji said the ministry is saddened by the loss and would like to express its condolences to families who lost their loved ones. He said the ministry and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) are in the process of...

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Ex-Deputy Minister Musiiwa buried

The former Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Aldrin Musiiwa, who died in Ireland last month, has been buried at his CC Molina farm in Chakari. Dr Musiiwa collapsed and died in Ireland on the 17th of November while on official duty. Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said his former deputy succumbed to renal failure as he was undergoing haemodyalisis since last year.  He was scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant. He described the late Dr Musiiwa as a strategic thinker despite being reserved. President of the Zimbabwe Dental Therapists Association, Mr Wilson Chari...

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GBV cases worry nation

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says it is worried about cases of sexual abuse as well as domestic violence, given their devastating effects on victims as well as families. The ZRP Manicaland branch held a provincial campaign against gender based violence underscoring that justice will prevail once cases are reported. ZRP Officer Commanding Manicaland, Senior Assistant Commissioner Dorothy Kupara said they want to sound a collective call against gender based violence. Headwoman Leah Mupambawashi said traditional courts are taking a no nonsense approach to cases of gender based violence. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is...

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Kembo family receives building material

After their plight was first highlighted by the ZBC News earlier this year, the Kembo family in Nyanga got a shot in the arm when they received building materials to build a 3-bed roomed house and food stuffs, among other donations. The Dr Killer Zivhu Foundation this Saturday fulfilled its promise to assist the Kembo family when it bought them building materials for construction of the house. The affected family members thanked the foundation for availing building materials so that they can have a roof over their head. The Deputy Headmaster of Emmanuel High School, Mr Kenneth Mutukumira and...

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Embrace ICTs, schools urged

Schools have been challenged to embrace new technologies in teaching and learning in order to improve the quality of education in the country. Information communication technologies (ICTs) are making dynamic changes in society, they are influencing all aspects of life with the education sector being one of them. Parents, who attended a prize giving day at Houghton Park Primary School in Waterfalls, Harare challenged school authorities to continuously invest in ICTs, citing internet as a relevant tool for research in studies. Pupils who excelled in different disciplines were honoured and they all look forward to a bright future. Dandemutande...

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Dr Stamps burial latest

The memorial service for the late national hero, Dr Timothy Stamps will be held at Celebration Centre in Borrowdale, Harare on Wednesday this week starting at 9am. Speaking to the ZBC News this afternoon, son to the late national hero, Kenyon said all other arrangements will be announced at the service. Kenyon paid tribute to the ruling party Zanu PF and the government for declaring his father a national hero. Kenyon said he appreciates government support in assisting in all arrangements for his father’s...

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Mutare beat Chipinge in kickboxing tourney

Mutare outshined Chipinge in an exciting Tokado kickboxing tournament held this weekend at Gaza Hall in Chipinge as the province prepares for national competitions to be held in Chitungwiza next week. Mutare beat Chipinge 49-33 as the team from the Manicaland provincial capital showed better skill and resilience. Tournament organiser, Siju Gift Murinda said the level of competition was pleasing as the Manicaland Tokado Kickboxing Association prepares for the national tournament to be held next Saturday in Chitungwiza. Chipinge master, Cosmos Mutizamhepo said the sport lacks sponsorship in the district but indicated that with more support, Chipinge can be...

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