Day: April 8, 2018

Mazoe dam potential tourist destination

The 2017-2018 rainy season saw the Mazoe dam in Mashonaland Central spilling giving a spectacular view with locals hoping to unlock a potential tourist destination. The mysteries and myths surrounding the Mazoe dam seem to have been put on a rest. After over a decade of not filling up, the dam finally spilled this rainy season to create a spectacular view for nature lovers. Walking through the dam wall structure gives one an almost full view to this dam and locals said careful upgrading of the area can turn it into a magnificent tourist destination especially on the domestic...

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Gogo Dinha marks 101 years

She has lived through many generations, seen the development of the Zimbabwean nation from its infancy stages and today still survives to celebrate the greatest gift from heaven at 101 years. In 1917, she gave her first cry signalling her entry into the world. Named Evelyn Manhari at birth, meaning “wished for child”, the then little girl was a marvel to her parents pulling out stints which not many would dare perform.  One of her most revered stints was cycling on a bicycle with a bucket full of water on her head top, something which even this writer with all his well pronounced excellence on the two wheeled cycle would not dare to pull off. In later years, the girl would mature and get married to the now deceased Lawson Dinha giving birth to a number of daughters who bear testimony to their mother as a hardworking woman, loved and respected by many. Saturday the 10th of April 2018 marked 101 years since the birth of Gogo Dinha, Marking a gap of exactly 65 years and ten days with this reporter.  Although her hearing is now a bit affected, one of the most outstanding features of her age is her ability to walk.  Even more amazing is her memory to the period that she was delivered. At 101 years, she is just 21 years shy to, and with God’s...

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Pres ED signs special postcard, stamp

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s just ended visit to China will remain imprinted for decades to come after he signed a special postcard and stamp which will be sold with the original one being kept at the museum in China. President Mnangagwa’s visit to China has been described as historic as it elevated Zimbabwe’s relations from bilateral to all encompassing comprehensive strategic partnership and cooperation. To seal this special visit and new found relation, President Mnangagwa had to sign a symbolic postcard and stamp which will be sold in China while the original postcard will be kept in the museum. The...

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Mighty Warriors march on

The Zimbabwe senior women’s football side, the Mighty Warriors, progressed to the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) second round of qualifiers following a 2-0 win over Namibia at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon. After overcoming Namibia by the same scoreline (2-0) in the first leg in Windhoek on Wednesday, the Zimbabwe women’s team produced yet another victory against Namibia at the ceremonial home of football. Despite having faced the same opponents on Wednesday, the Mighty Warriors did not show signs of fatigue in a contest which produced no goals in the first half action. Although the hosts had...

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PSL Results

Here are the results of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League matches played across the country today: Caps United                         2 – 0    Herentals Shabanie Mine                    1 – 1   Mutare City Chapungu                            0 – 2    FC Platinum Highlanders                         1 – 0    Nichrut...

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Tight primary elections for Zanu PF

Zanu PF Matabeleland South Province has received at least 426 applications from members who wish to take part in the forthcoming primary elections with some party heavy weights facing stiff competition in their various constituencies. The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) met in Gwanda to receive curriculum vitaes (CVs) of those interested in representing Zanu PF in the coming harmonised elections. The process however saw members of the PEC who also submitted their applications recusing themselves to avoid conflict of interest. In an interview with the ZBC News Zanu PF’s provincial chairman Cde Rabelani Choene revealed that they had received...

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Epoupa joy for Dynamos 

Dynamos Football Club sponsor, NetOne has clarified the payment status on the impasse with Cameroonian striker Joel Christian Epoupa Ntouba putting closure to a dispute that had seen the player not featuring in any of the Glamour Boys’ matches so far. The absence of the star striker in the fold of the former champions has been deeply felt given the string of poor showing by the Glamour Boys since the start of the 2018 football season. The major stand-off cited for the no show of the striker being non-payment of signing on fees as well as other bonuses which...

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Business intelligence vital tool

Zimbabwean executives are widely embracing business intelligence as a tool to enhance operational efficiency, identify latest market trends as well as optimising internal business processes thus improving on corporate governance and competitive of local industries. Adopting tools, practices and applications to analyse and present data which can be used to create excellent business information is one of the critical components to guaranteeing a competitive industry within the global market. Zimbabwean executives have identified the essence of this vital aspect in business development and are widely gravitating towards this concept as reflected by the uptake  for both the graduate Diploma...

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‘Empowerment of women critical’

Women empowerment organisation, Roots in partnership with Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe donated a sanitary pad making machine to women in Shamva as part of the empowerment agenda. The donation was part of the district’s belated commemorations of International Women’s Day. Addressing women, Netherlands Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mrs Barbara Van Hellemond said empowerment of women is critical while Roots executive director Ms Beatrice Savadye noted the machine has been given to victims of child marriages. Other stakeholders at the belated commemorations said there are a number of projects that women can venture into as a way of transforming their lives....

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Lightning claims 3 in Chimanimani

Three people died after being struck by lightning in Chimanimani. Tragedy struck on Thursday near Machongwe, Chimanimani East when lightning struck and killed three people Miriam Mtetwa, her daughter Tariro and Dorothy Muterei in an incident that also burnt a house and also killed three dogs. In an interview at the burial of two of the victims, Chimanimani rural ward 14 councilor Johanne Ndiyama and a villager Eliot Machikichi said the deceased were severely burnt. “The lightning killed three people while a woman and two kids survived. It also killed three dogs. The deceased were severely burnt,” he said....

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