Day: December 3, 2017

Africabet Champs of Champs karate tourney explodes

The Zimbabwe Karate Union yesterday hosted the Africabet Champion of Champions karate tournament which attracted top karatekas from across the country. The City Sports Centre in Harare was abuzz with karate activity as top karatekas took part in an event which featured both full contact and semi-contact. The kumite attracted much attention with Tristan Chakuvinga dominating the boys under-21 category, while in the men under-67 kgs section, Innocent Ntini claimed pole position. Christopher Masautso scooped gold in the men under-75 kg’s with Adolf Chapwanyira claiming first place in the men over-75 kgs. In the girls kumite, Nicole Musarira claimed pole position in the under-21 girls, with Kudzaishe Takaedza scooping gold in the open ladies category. In the kata, Gerald Muusha won the senior men event, while a solid performance by Nicole Musarira ensured that she claimed first place in the ladies open category. Zimbabwe Karate Union President, Paul Danisa was pleased with the competition, outlining the strides being made by the sport. The champion of champions karate tournament is an annual event which is used to select karatekas that represent the country at regional and continental...

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SA actress, Manaka Ranaka visits Zim

South African award winning actress, Manaka Ranaka, better known as Lucy in the television series, Generations visited Zimbabwe last Friday for a family fun day held in Plumtree. The multi-talented actress, singer and television personality, started her acting career at an early age of 8. Ranaka has been involved in a number of productions such as Drumstruck, On My Birthday and Torong. Speaking to the ZBC News, Ranaka urged young actors and singers to arm themselves with education as times have changed. On Generations the Legacy, Ranaka plays the role of a non-nonsense taker and very strict mom, Lucy....

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Musician Muchesa banks on new album

Local gospel musician, Abraham Muchesa believes his second album, which he launched in Harare yesterday, will be better than his debut album. The 10-track album features tracks like Gamba Rangu, Blown Away, Dai Tamuziva and Take Over. The gospel musician said his album is set to be a benchmark in his musical career. Other musicians present at the event included Baba Shupi and Sniper Storm who reiterated that it is vital for musicians to support each other through...

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Schools feeding programme hailed

Highglen and Chitungwiza districts have commemorated the Africa Day of school feeding at Blackfordby primary school in Southley Park and Pfumo primary school in Chitungwiza respectively. Blackfordby primary school headmaster, Mr Panganai Nheya said his school is made up of kids who are disadvantaged, hence the need to give food to all the children. District Schools Inspector for Highglen District, Dr Tendai Mavundutse hailed the national feeding programme. Launching the programme at Pfumo primary school in Chitungwiza, Provincial Education Director, Mr Christopher Kateera said the programme has stabilised enrolment in schools. The national feeding programme targets learners from five to eight years to ensure that they at least get a decent meal at school each day. The target group comprises learners from ECD A to grade 2....

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Epworth hosts youth empowerment conference

A youth empowerment conference was held in Epworth this Saturday aimed at empowering Epworth youths from all walks of life with income generating projects. The majority of the Epworth community youths are unemployed, leading to stereotype that most of the youths in the area are involved in drugs abuse, prostitution and crime. Youths, who attended the conference, said they learnt a lot of life skills from the discussions. Coordinator of the event, Simbarashe Manyika said the conference was meant to empower the youths with life skills. Bishop Vukani Dhladhla, a life coach who was also a guest at the event, noted that the first step in empowering the youth is working with attitude and perception, and reengineering the mind that it becomes productive. A number of Epworth based artists entertained the crowd as a way of encouragement and...

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Nurture children’s talent, parents urged

The role of parents in identifying, nurturing and developing their kids’ talent can never be overemphasised as they provide an array of support as well as opportunities across a variety of environments. All children have unique abilities that can appear in any form but may need tapping in order to shine, hence the need for parents to nurture a child’s natural talents. “It is important to provide a range of opportunities for children at a tender age so that any hidden talents can emerge and blossom,” an educationist, Mrs Chiedza Mandizvidza said. Parents said it is imperative to mould...

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Lock, US partner win SA ITF Futures crown

Benjamin Lock and Robert Galloway won the second leg of the South Africa ITF Futures to claim their 5th consecutive doubles crown. Lock and his US partner maintained top form on the ITF doubles circuit after landing the ITF Futures second leg crown. The win was the 5th consecutive victory for Lock and Galloway, who landed all the 3 titles on offer in Kuwait before shifting focus to South Africa. The duo laboured to a super tie break win in the first leg but they raised their game in the second leg after registering a 6-3, 6-3 straight sets...

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1bn people disabled globally

An estimated 1 billion people are living with disabilities the world over with most of them facing barriers in their bid to fully participate in economic matters. This came out during commemorations to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities held in Harare. Running under the theme: ‘Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Society for All.,’ the commemorations aim to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. Second Secretary and Vice Consul, Amanda Potter and founder of Endless Possibilities Zimbabwe, Edmore Masendeke said persons with disabilities are both beneficiaries and agents...

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Chimoio, Nyadzonya survivor recalls attacks

The story of Cde Willard Machivenyika certainly reads like the proverbial cat’s nine lives. He is one of the few people that havelived to tell the story of two major attacks during the liberation struggle at Nyadzonya as well as Chimoio. November 23, 1977 is a day that Cde Machivenyika, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Mike Hondo, like many others is etched in his memory. On the fateful day, the white settler regime attacked the ZANLA’s Chimoio camp, which was located two kilometers north east of the Mozambican town by the same name, sending their entire air force on...

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Ex-players target to revive Arcadia Utd

Former Arcadia United players are spearheading the revival of the club with focus currently on nurturing junior players in the community. Danny Bismark was once a fortress as the Arcadia community rallied behind their team. Despite the rich history, like many other renowned teams such as Zimbabwe Saints, Black Aces and Rio Tinto just to name a few, Arcadia United folded before the turn of the millennium. In a bid to revive the club, former players have now come together and embarked on ambitious programme known as Vision 2020 which seeks to ensure the team is in the topflight by 2020. With a focus on developing talent, Arcadia hosted a two day tournament which attracted top academies from across Harare. Under the leadership of former players, the club boasts of formidable junior teams with the under 19s part of a competition held at Danny Bismark. Former Motor Action player, Allan Johnson outlined the essence of promoting young talent. Friendly Academy, Aces Youth Academy, Dzivarasekwa Academy, Epworth Academy, Total and Prince Edward were the teams that took part in the two day...

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