Day: December 6, 2017

Zim, SA pledge improved traffic flow

Zimbabwe and South Africa have pledged their commitment to facilitate the smooth flow of cross border traffic in line with the bilateral road transport agreement signed between the two countries. The Zimbabwe-South Africa Joint Route Management Group and Joint Committee met in Harare today to address concerns and operational constraints affecting transport operators in both countries. The Permanent Secretary in Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Machivenyika Mapuranga and South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Mphakama Mbete concurred that transport plays a critical and strategic role in ensuring sustainable growth of the two countries’ economies. The major concerns were the need to speedily implement the one stop border post at Beitbridge, improve governance of the cross-border transport flows and developing harmonised cross-border transports regimes within SADC. Meanwhile, border post problems that are affecting trade in Zimbabwe are road user charges, the use of bond notes and availability of forex, harassment by officials as well as customs clearance...

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Take advantage of sport science, teams urged

Sporting bodies have been encouraged to take advantage of sport science if they are to reap maximum outputs from athletes. Sport has evolved from mere talent to incorporate the use of scientifically based training methods for enhanced performance. Sport science has proved a pivotal instrument towards the enhancement of performance through various means like physiological, psychological, nutritional, bio-mechanics and performance analysis. Despite the availability of a facility that offers the services at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe is still lagging behind in incorporating sport science, something that Mxolisi Ndlovu from the department believes results in poor methods being implemented by coaches in their training regimes. It has been noted that the country can achieve more podium performances even at international stages if the practice of sport science can be taken as a priority. Only a handful of clubs have been said to have taken advantage of the facility at some point and these include Highlanders, Bulawayo Chiefs, Tuskers, FC Platinum and Aces Youth Academy but consistency has been...

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ZRU targets sport development

Following the elections that ushered in new leadership of the sport of rugby, the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) board has set out the development of all its facets as a major priority. The elections saw Aaron Jani coming in as president, while Martin Shone and former manager, Losson Mtongwiza were voted vice presidents to lead the union for a two year term. Despite starting on a low note with indications that the International Rugby Board had reduced its annual grants to Zimbabwe from 90 000 pounds to 50 000 pounds owing to the problems the sport faced resulting in it being labelled a risk, the new board has set out qualification for the World Cup and Gold Cup as key to retain the international board’s trust. This, according to the new vice president, Shone, will be done through ensuring that there is  a constant supply of quality players through the creation of five primary schools leagues in five provinces. “Through this programme, 500 players are expected to be added to the sport annually, something that will also see club rugby benefitting in terms of competition,” he said. Zimbabwe rugby is already basking in glory following the Gilbert Nyamutsamba coached Cheetahs’ qualification to the World Sevens set for the USA next year. Hopes are high of even better performances by the Sables as well as schools system for the country...

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Church service for Dr Stamps held

A church service for the late national hero and former Health Minister, Dr Timothy Stamps has been held at Celebration Centre in Harare today. The body of Dr Stamps was accompanied to the venue by Home Affairs officials and family members. Zimbabweans from different walks of life and former colleagues in government who included the Speaker of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda, ministers Dr David Parirenyatwa, Dr Chris Mushowe, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, former Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, Cde Abigail Damasane, Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube, some representatives of the business community, health professionals, Ambassador Steward Combabach and other...

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KGVI renamed Josiah Tongogara Barracks

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says the renaming of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) barracks marks exorcising of the ghost of colonialism. President Mnangagwa said this when he officially renamed the King George VI Barracks to Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks in Harare this morning. The ceremony also marked the renaming of several Zimbabwe Defence Forces barracks countrywide. “We rid ourselves of the colonial mentality. The ghost of colonialism has been exorcised by the renaming of these barracks,” said Cde Mnangagwa, adding that this is one way of preserving the nation’s history that...

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Rains expected from tomorrow

The Meteorological Services Department says the dry spell experienced over the past days will be followed by another wet spell starting tomorrow. According to the met department, substantial rainfall is expected to start this Friday onwards. Another cycle of rainfall is projected from the 18 of December whereby the country usually receives normal and heavy down-pours.   With weather experts still predicting normal to above normal rains this season, farmers should take advantage of this development to intensify their land preparations and planting their summer...

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LIVE UPDATES: Official renaming of ZDF barracks

Live updates by: Thembinkosi Mangena and Wadazai Mhombera   10:26 – The singing of the National Anthem once again marks the end of proceedings and some members of the ZDF are now going to the Zimbabwe Staff College where there is a graduation ceremony. 10:15 – After President Mnangagwa’s address, now we hear from the widow of the late General Tongo, Cde Angeline. She says this is the biggest day in the history of her late husband. She thanks the ZDF Commander-in-Chief and the ZDF Commander for the honour bestowed General Tongo and the Tongogara family. She also says...

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