Day: May 5, 2018

JUST IN: Lawrence ‘Bhonzo’ Simbarashe dies

Comedian and actor, Lawrence Simbarashe has died. Simbarashe, who was popularly known as ‘Bhonzo’ in the comedy ‘Timy na Bhonzo’ died this evening at Chitungwiza Hospital where he was admitted. His co-actor in the ‘Timmy na Bhonzo’ series, Charles Jackson confirmed the development. He said Simbarashe suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure. Mourners are gathered at house number 544 St Mary’s, Chitungwiza.   More to...

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Chegutu Pirates gaffer hopeful

Chegutu Pirates head coach Arthur Tutani is positive of better fortunes to come having drawn five of their six matches in the 2018 season so far. Chegutu Pirates is among the oldest teams in the Northern Region Division One and buoyed by that history the Mashonaland West outfit is eager for success. Chegutu Pirates were on Friday (yesterday) boosted with the assistance of a local firm CP Chemicals who chipped in with equipment for the club. Jani Milanzi, Vengesai Murindagomo and Prince Matore are among a long list of players to be produced by a Chegutu Pirates side that...

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$1.2m sewerage reticulation system commissioned in Matabeleland

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has set up a $1.2 million sewerage reticulation system that will water a gumtree plantation in its initial phase as the state owned institution chips in to fight the effects of global warming. This is part of the pilot plantation project that is set to benefit from the water to be harvested from the sewerage reticulation system, once the million dollar facility becomes functional. The state of the art plant which is designed to reduce unnecessary loss of water will initially serve to irrigate non-edible plants but environmentalists concur that the precious liquid to be produced can eventually be used for other duties like drinking after Environmental Management Agency (EMA) approved purification methods have been met. EMA provincial manager Matabeleland North, Mrs Chipo Mpofu Zuze said; “The plant is primarily meant for the sedimentation process which is the setting down of solids in a sewer and the process is repeated in each pond until it reaches the sixth pond. Along the way the water will be oxidated until it reaches the maturation stage where it is further oxidated before it is released into the environment. Some were asking whether it can be used for irrigating edible crops or for drinling processes and the answer is yes as we will have to test it as EMA before it is chlorinated for such purposes’’....

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Re-run for Zanu PF primaries

The Zanu PF Politburo has ordered a re-run in less than 10 constituencies mainly in Mashonaland West Province and Harare, where gross malpractices were recorded during the just ended primary elections. The list of candidates who won has been approved by the Politburo and the names will be published by the commissariat department, while independent verification teams will be dispatched to areas where concerns in the conduct of the elections were raised. An Extraordinary Session of the Zanu PF Politburo was convened at the party headquarters today to deliberate on the primary elections that were held from the 29th...

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Khupe not losing sleep over Chamisa

The Dr Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T says it has moved on and is not losing sleep over the faction led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa while promising its supporters better lives once elected into office. Dr Khupe said they are done dealing with people who have no respect for the Constitution. Addressing just over a 100 party supporters in Luveve, Dr Khupe seemed to dismiss any chances of rejoining the Chamisa led faction insisting that they will go ahead to form the next government once elected into power. “Once we are elected into power we will ensure that there is...

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HIFA continues to thrill fans

The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) continues to live up to its billing with classy performances from internationally acclaimed artistes. South African based music outfit Publish the Quest, thrilled fans with a top notch performance this afternoon. The crowd could not have enough and kept asking for more. Democratic Republic of Congo born South African based and acclaimed artiste Trezo is billed to perform this evening and he said he is proud to tell the African story through music. Whilst Zimbabwean songstress Tami Moyo who performs tomorrow ahead of South Africa’s musical group Freshly Ground said she...

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Zanu PF campaign machinery unveiled

As the clock ticks towards the 2018 plebiscite, the Zanu PF campaign machinery is getting well oiled with vehicles, billboards and various campaign materials unveiled at the party headquarters this Saturday (today).   The President and First Secretary of Zanu PF Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa was shown part of the fleet of campaign vehicles and material by the party’s secretary for transport  Cde July Moyo and secretary for administration Dr Obert Mpofu. Dr Mpofu said the party had started distribution of the vehicles to all the party’s administrative districts to enable the structures to efficiently execute their mandate and ensure a...

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ZRP on drive to ensure free, transparent, credible elections

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has stepped up efforts to ensure free, transparent and credible harmonised elections slated for this July. With the country in election mode, the ZRP is also putting up measures to ensure credible elections ahead of the harmonised plebiscite. In a bid to ensure that the police are reading from the same script, the Commissioner General of Police Godwin Matanga toured Mashonaland Central Province to meet with police officers. Officer Commanding Police in Mashonaland Central Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Rangarirai Mushaurwa said they have intensified patrols to curb crime across the province. Zimbabwe is heading...

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Farmers implored to grow small grains

Farmers in arid and semi arid regions have been implored to grow small grains as they are drought resistant and have numerous health benefits as well as provide lucrative income to the farmer. The call was made at a field day in Rusape held at Mrs Stella Yekeye who won an assortment of prices for emerging tops in a millet farming competition sponsored by the Kumboyedza Group. Mrs Yekeye a small scale farmer from Mupambawashe village near Gurure area in Nyazura scooped top price for the best farmer and a field day was held at her 1 hectare millet...

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Business entities urged to pay outstanding taxes

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has urged local business entities to take advantage of the amnesty period by paying their outstanding taxes in order to avoid being penalised and having interest accumulating on outstanding amounts. The government through the Finance Act no.1 of 2018 published on 15 March 2018, made provisions for the granting of a tax amnesty to persons on application and it has been running from January and its ending on the 30th of June 2018. ZIMRA commissioner general, Ms Faith Mazani called upon all taxpayers to come forward and pay their taxes especially during this amnesty...

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