Day: April 14, 2018

PSL results

FC Platinum 3 – 1 Harare City Herentals FC 2 – 1 Bulawayo City Nichrut  1 – 1 ZPC Kariba Mutare City 1-0 Bulawayo Chiefs

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Madikizela Mandela buried

Winnie Madikizela Mandela has been laid to rest at Fourways Memorial Park, north of Johannesburg. She was accorded military honours, with soldiers carrying her coffin while the army band paid musical tribute. Leading the occasion was President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a eulogy describing Mama Winnie as being perpetually in the trenches and one who witnessed the worst atrocities of the Apartheid regime. Mr Ramaphosa commended Mama Winnie for a life spent fighting for the rights of the oppressed and seeking to unify them. Madikizela-Mandela’s eldest daughter, Zenani paid tribute to her mother, but lamented the fact that many people only spoke...

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Beitbridge eyes city status

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to the completion of projects under the Beitbridge Redevelopment Programme, saying they are critical in transforming the border town into a modern city. Beitbridge is one of the fastest growing towns in the country as it has attained municipal status just 10 years after the establishment of the town council. The transformation of the town has also been spurred by the Beitbridge Redevelopment Programme which was initiated by the government in 2006. It identified a number of projects for implementation, among them upgrading of the border post to meet world class standards, construction...

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Another cholera case confirmed

Another case of cholera has been confirmed in Chitungwiza, bringing to 13 the total cases of cholera recorded in Harare Metropolitan Province since early March. The first case was recorded in Stoneridge, and the government is urging people to remain alert.  The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said Stoneridge has recorded 10 cases so far, while two cases were recorded in Belvedere and a single case was recorded yesterday in St Mary’s, Chitungwiza.  The ZBC News crew visited the affected family and the parents of the 12 year old patient explained how their child’s health...

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Adv. Mahere in door to door campaigns

Aspiring independent legislator for Mt Pleasant Constituency, Advocate Fadzai Mahere is conducting door to door campaigns as part of her strategy to canvass for votes. Mahere and her campaign team this Thursday was distributing fliers and engaging the Mt Pleasant community on how she hopes to transform their community if voted into office. At 32, Advocate Mahere’s campaign strategy is a combination of traditional methods fused with use of social media to engage the electorate. She said as a young person, she is fed up of complaining against poor governance and poor service delivery, hence her decision to take...

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Madhuku moves to defend expelled Khupe

Constitutional law expert, Professor Lovemore Madhuku is preparing to lodge a Constitutional Court application challenging the constitutionality of Dr Thokozani Khupe’s expulsion from Parliament following a recall by the MDC-T faction led by Nelson Chamisa on Thursday. The latest development comes as the circus within the opposition party continues, with Khupe claiming to have also recalled Chamisa from parliament. Professor Madhuku confirmed that he is approaching the Constitutional Court on the basis that Khupe’s recall from parliament at the instigation of a faction within a party is unconstitutional as she was in parliament because she was voted into office...

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First Lady takes cancer programme to the church

The First Lady, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa today took the free cervical and breast cancer screening and awareness programme to more than 10000 members of the Mugodhi Apostolic Church at Chitope in Hwedza. The event saw hundreds of women undergoing the free cervical and breast cancer screening programme. Cde Mnangagwa applauded the church for taking an active role in the prevention of cancer. Dr Benard Madzima from the Ministry of Health and Child Care said reaching out to hundreds of people is what is important in the fight against cancer. The leader of the church, Bishop Tadheyo Mugodhi said what...

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Computers gather dust in schools

Schools in Matabeleland South Province have been urged to embrace information communication technologies (ICTs) to improve learning and teaching processes, amid revelations that computers donated to some institutions are gathering dust. This came out during the launch of the provincial ICT programme at St Christophers Primary School in Gwanda yesterday. With ICTs being one of the learning areas in the new education curriculum framework for primary and secondary levels, schools in Matabeleland South Province have been urged to go digital. Speaking during the launch of ICT Programme, Matabeleland South Acting Provincial Education Director, Mr Lifias Masukume revealed that computers...

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ZOC hosts sport psychology workshop

The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) in partnership with Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) Sport Department and the National Sports Academy held a sport psychology workshop with various coaches in Harare. The sport psychology workshop was aimed at empowering local coaches with skills to mentally prepare athletes before competitions.  “We felt the coaches need to be capacitated to be able to know how to psyche up players before competitions. We felt there is a gap in preparing athletes for the game since some will be coming from environments characterised by psychological trauma,” said Matilda Mukaro, a sport lecturer at...

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Mbire’s Chief Chisunga buried

The late Chief Chisunga Duster was buried yesterday after being declared a provincial liberation hero, amid praises from the community on his role in setting up the campfire programme in Mbire. People from all walks of life thronged the Chisunga village in Mbire to pay their last respects to the late chief. Speaker after speaker chronicled the role of the late chief in promoting wildlife conservation within the district. Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs Minister, Advocate Martin Dinha said the province has lost an advocate for wildlife conservation. Chiefs Council President, Chief Fortune Charumbira said the late Chief Chisunga is the first traditional chief to be conferred with a liberation hero status. Family representative, Mr Blessing Chisunga said the clan has lost a unifier and pillar of inspiration in the community. The late Chief Chisunga was buried with full military honours. He is survived by two wives and 11...

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