Day: December 6, 2017

Zim, China sign 3 multi-million dollar deals

Zimbabwe and China have signed three multi-million dollar worth of agreements and part of the money is for the expansion and refurbishment of the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare. The agreements were signed between Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Cde Patrick Chinamasa and the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Huang Ping in Harare this Wednesday. The other two agreements are for grants worth $60.48 million for a new parliament building and for the expansion of a computing centre at the University of Zimbabwe. Speaking after the signing ceremony, the Chinese Ambassador pledged to continue supporting Zimbabwe....

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Correctional Queens crowned 2017 netball champions

Correctional Queens were crowned 2017 netball champions after beating Harare City 40-39 in a closely contested encounter at Chikurubi today. Going into the do or die encounter Harare City Queens was sitting on the apex of the log with 58 points while Correctional Queens were trailing with two points behind. The Prisons outfit demonstrated their pedigree to win the league by dispatching the Municipality queens to snatch the championship on the...

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Cde Borerwe buried

The late Cde Maxwell Tendayi Borerwe who died on the 3rd this month and was declared a provincial hero has been laid to rest at Harare Provincial Heroes Acre with full military honours. Several speakers at the burial described Cde Borerwe as a dedicated Zanu PF cadre who remained committed to further national interests before and after independence. The deputy director in the office of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Harare Metropolitan Mr Ignatius Mungure who represented Minister Miriam Chikukwa described the late Cde Borerwe as a liberation war hero who exhibited leadership qualities whenever given a national duty to execute. Bereaved family members said the family has lost a leader and a unifier. Cde Borerwe joined the liberation struggle towards the end of 1975 passing through Nyadzonia, Doroi, Chimoio Headquarters, Pungwe 1 and 2 base camps before his military training at Mapinduzi base between 1976 and 1977. He rose to various positions and at independence he was attested into Zimbabwe National Army based at Hwange Barracks and retired in mid 1983 venturing in to private business. Cde Borerwe is survived by 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 4 great...

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Corporate world challenged

The government has urged the corporate world and companies to participate in corporate social responsibility through assisting the vulnerable people in the society. The Minister of Mines and Mining Development Cde Winston Chitando said the handover of residential blocks to Shungu Dzevana Orphanage by Mimosa should be complemented as it helps government efforts by supporting the disadvantaged people across the country. The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Cde Petronella Kagonye also said the government is willing to make sure that all vulnerable people have the required resources besides decent accommodation. Reverend Sister Mercy Mutyambizi founder and national director...

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RBZ bullish of plus 4% economic growth

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is bullish an economic growth rate of above 4 percent is attainable in 2018 on the back of positive sentiment in the economy and the international goodwill following the ushering in of the new political dispensation. A combination of a strong agricultural sector performance, improved mining sector output and international goodwill are set to spur growth in the domestic economy next year, according to apex bank. The central bank said in collaboration with government attention is being placed on addressing the subdued productivity and low competitiveness through the structural reforms. RBZ deputy director...

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Byo businessman murders wife, kills self

A Bulawayo businessman allegedly murdered his wife by suffocating her using a towel before committing suicide at their Pumula homestead on Tuesday this week. A dark cloud is hanging over Pumula South suburb in Bulawayo after a couple was found dead in their bedroom following an alleged domestic altercation. Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed receiving a report that one Thandiwe Sibanda (33) was found dead on the couple’s bed with a towel stuffed in her mouth while Mulungisi Moyo (40) was found hanging at the roof truss with a suicide note written by Moyo at a coffee table. She said the couple’s 17 year old son witnessed his parents shoving each other but decided not to tell anyone only to return and find the two’s lifeless bodies prompting him to alert neighbours of the mishap. Inspector Simango said preliminary investigations show that Moyo might have overpowered his victim and suffocated her before writing the suicide note and hanged himself. She urged people to always look for professional advice whenever faced with misunderstandings saying cases of domestic violence are on the rise. Some of the friends of the late Moyo described him as a quiet person who never liked to argue describing the incident as shocking. The bodies of the deceased couple have been taken to United Bulawayo Hospital for...

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ZEPPEDRA pins hope on Pres Mnangagwa

Members of the Zimbabwe Ex-Political Prisoners’ Detainees and Restrictees Association (ZEPPEDRA) across the country’s ten provinces converged in Harare to congratulate President Emmerson Mnangagwa for rising to be the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and First Secretary of the revolutionary party. ZEPPEDRA members are pinning their hopes on President Mnangagwa to improve their welfare as he understands their plight. The coming in of the new dispensation has brought a glimpse of hope for many who believe it will yield a  turn of fortunes with members of the ZEPPEDRA believing that incumbent President Mnangagwa can improve their welfare. Speaking...

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ZSE records marginal loss

Market capitalisation on the local bourse marginally subsided shedding off close to $300 000 as losses were recorded in heavy weight counters. Weighing down the industrial index were losses at TSL which went down 9.15 cents to close at 36.85 cents, FBC Holdings the other lame duck pulling off 4.50 cents to settle at 20 cents. Mobile network service provider Econet dropped 3.77 to 109.75 cents. Blue chip beverage counter Delta closed at 155.69 cents after losing 0.54 cents while another heavy weight counter Old Mutual eased 0.26 cents to trade at 479.74 cents. By Close of trade the...

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Epoupa on Bidvest radar

Dynamos 2017 goal hitter Cameroonian Christian Epoupa Ntouba may no longer be donning the blue and white jersey next year after reports indicated he may by then be gone to South African premiership side Bidvest Wits. Ntouba leaves for South Africa this Thursday (tomorrow) supposedly for trials. Dynamos secretary general Webster Marechera told ZBC News after collecting a letter to facilitate Ntouba ‘s visa to South Africa that the Cameroonian international attracted interests from Bidvest Wits who have invited the player for trials although the scouts were impressed with video footage of the player. If the move is successful...

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Deltaforce boxing partnership paying dividends

Deltaforce Boxing Academy’s partnership with Malawi’s No Pain No Gain Promotions is paying dividends as Malawian boxer Anisha Bashir won the African Boxing Union (ABU) super lightweight title with a technical knockout in the 9th round in Kenya. Local boxing trainer Clyde Musonda of Deltaforce Boxing Academy who has been training the boxers from Malawi’s No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions for the past two years said the partnership is now aiming to produce a world champion. Bashir beat Consolata Musanga of Kenya in Nairobi, to clinch the ABU super lightweight title. Bashir, a Malawian female super lightweight pugilist...

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