Day: December 4, 2017

Sky is the limit for Tatenda Dhliwayo

A young talented musician Tatenda Dhliwayo has proved to many that the sky can only be the limit if she is given enough support by her peers and parents in her music career. Such is the musical talent that the young girl who is doing her lower six at Washington Hills is endowed with. Tatenda who is an ‘A’ Level student reminds some of the older generation of yesteryear artists like Madonna.  The girl’s performance at a farewell event for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level students at the school underscored the abundant talent she possesses. With her voice blending so...

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Churches pledge support for govt 

Church leaders say President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership has already brought in numerous positives that could lead to a better future. They also called on Zimbabweans not to be hoodwinked by forces bent on destroying the new political dispensation. Church leaders from various denominations converged in Harare today to pledge their allegiance to President Mnangagwa and the new government. Speaking to the ZBC News patron of the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council Jimayi Muduvuri, Archbishop Loveness Manhango and Reverend Asmon Zihove said the role of the church is to support the government of the day in order to bring peace and development in the country. The churches also underscored how the government has afforded Zimbabweans freedom of worship and remained firm in ensuring that Zimbabweans follow a path of moral...

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2017 ANSA nominees unveiled

The Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) through the ANSA independent panel of adjudicators has unveiled 11 categories of the 2017 Annual National Sport Awards (ANSA) nominees. The SRC says it values the contributions made by the public, national sport associations and sport writers who contributed a lot in coming up with the list of nominees to be honoured at a premier event aimed at celebrating sporting excellence. Speaking at the 2017 ANSA nominees’ event, SRC acting director general Joseph Muchechetere said the role of the SRC is to facilitate the process in honouring sport persons. Announcing the nominees acting...

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Tsholotsho accident victims named

The Department of Civil Protection has released the names of the anti-malaria team who died at a road traffic accident which occurred at Jimila Business Centre in Tsholotsho, Saturday night. This follows the communication made with their next of kin. Here is the full list of the names of the deceased: Dumisani Ngwenya (M), Basani Moyo(M), Nalani Mukulu (F), Mangikazi Tshabalala (F), Mlungisi Ndlovu (M), Thulani Murwira (M), Vusumuzi Ncube (M), Brandon Muvengwa (M), Khulekani Sibanda (M), Mthabisi Tshuma (M), Ntombezinhle Ngwenya (F), Vote Sibanda (M), Ben Tshuma (M), Obey Moyo (M), Elton Mpofu (M), Thabani Maphosa (M), Bolma...

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Parents, schools urged to inculcate skills in children

Parents and learning institutions have been encouraged to inculcate skills in children at a tender age that enable early childhood development (ECD) pupils to be future entrepreneurs. The call to instill ECD pupils with entrepreneurial skills came out at a graduation ceremony for preschool children in Chitungwiza. Guest speaker at the ceremony, Ms Loveness Mainato who is the executive director of Albino Charity Organisation of Zimbabwe said children must not be segregated at school. Parents who spoke to the ZBC News at the ceremony expressed their desire for preschool children to receive equal treatment and access to resources regardless...

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Correctional Queens end Rhinos unbeaten run

Women’s soccer log leaders Correctional Queens handed Black Rhinos their first defeat of the season when they beat the army side by 1-0 at One Commando in Harare on Sunday. The two uniformed forces clubs, Black Rhinos and Correctional Queens who were unbeaten and on top of the table clashed and it proved to be a thriller at One Commando as the two clubs battled it out for three points and bragging rights. Despite the loss Black Rhinos have three games in hand. In another match played at the weekend ZRP drew 0-0 with MSU at Morris Depot. Some...

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Grade 7 results out

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has released the November 2017 Grade Seven national examination results. In a statement to ZBC News, ZIMSEC director Mr Esau Nhandara said the results have been dispatched to ZIMSEC regional offices countrywide. He advised examination centre heads to collect the results from their respective ZIMSEC regional offices starting tomorrow. Mr Nhandara added that a comprehensive statement on the pass rates and trends will be issued out...

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My first 10 days have been hectic: Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hinted that his first 10 days in office have been hectic as he seeks to deliver to the expectations of Zimbabweans. The  President said the next 7 months will be hard work for the newly sworn in ministers, while conceding that his team of cabinet ministers will stand up to the challenge. President Mnangagwa was speaking after swearing-in 19 cabinet ministers, one minister of state and 2 deputy ministers at State House...

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Kurdish forces repel Isis militants

Syria’s main Kurdish forces say they have successfully cleared areas east of the Euphrates river of Islamic state militants, with help from the US-led coalition and Russian forces. The announcement after US defence secretary James Mattis said Washington will stop arming the forces as offensive operations come to an end. Noureddine Mahmoud, spokesperson for the people’s defense units, and the backbone of the US-backed Syrian democratic forces, praised US and Russian air and logistical support as well as ground operations coordination.  He said his forces are ready to form joint operation rooms with the different partners to complete the...

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End violence against women, children

By Sofia Calltorp The prevention of domestic violence and Gender Based Violence (GBV) is recognised internationally as a human rights concern. Myriad records in the annals of history attest that women and children are often the last ones to be given equal legal protection from discrimination and violence – a protection that the rest of society take for granted. It is extraordinary that children, whose developmental state make them particularly vulnerable to physical and psychological harm, suffer from less protection against assaults on their fragile bodies and minds. Children and young people are not and must not be taken...

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