Day: May 6, 2018

Mash West tops list for Zanu PF reruns

Zanu PF has named the 16 constituencies where primary election re-runs will be held, with Mashonaland West province dominating. After noting some irregularities during last weekend’s internal polls, the Zanu PF Politburo ordered reruns in 13 national assembly and three senatorial constituencies. According to a list released by the revolutionary party’s Commissariat Department, Mashonaland West Province has the highest number of constituencies (7) ordered to re-conduct the elections. The constituencies are Norton, Chegutu East, Chegutu West, Zvimba North, Zvimba South, Chinhoyi and Makonde. In Harare, re-runs will be held in Harare South and Glenview South and Hwata senatorial constituency...

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Graduates challenged to drive govt policy

The government says the country’s graduates must realise that they have the task of moving government policy forward by translating what they would have learnt into society. The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira, who was addressing graduates at Mutare Teachers College said it is up to the country’s graduates to assist in guaranteeing that set policies are met. “We can only move Africa forward if we believe that we can do so. The knowledge that the graduates would have acquired is critical in turning around the country,” he said. Teachers have been identified as...

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VP Mohadi donates mealie-meal

Vice President Kembo Mohadi has donated two tonnes of mealie-meal to the disadvantaged communities in Bulawayo. Following a poor harvest due to erratic rainfall last season, Cde Mohadi has donated some meali-meal to help the elderly and the vulnerable members of the community. Speaking on behalf of the Vice President, the Secretary in the Vice President’s Office, Reverend Paul Damasani said their office is assisting the vulnerable in society and encouraged others to follow suit. “This mealie meal was donated to a total of five churches that include the Anglican Church and UCC as well as the Bulawayo Residents...

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VP Chiwenga mourns sister

The Vice President, Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has joined other family members in mourning his late sister, Mrs Margret Machekabuwe who died yesterday. Retired General Chiwenga today visited the family’s homestead at Machekabuwe farm in Marondera, where he described his late sister as a hardworking woman who participated in the liberation struggle as a war collaborator at their home area in Wedza. He added that as a family they have lost a loving sister who was also a unifier. The body of Mrs Machekabuwe (63) will be collected at Nyaradzo Funeral Services parlour in Marondera at 3.pm tomorrow (Monday)...

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3000 Mat North farmers register for command livestock

Over 3000 farmers have registered under the command livestock programme in Matabeleland South Province, and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement says only those with a proven track record in animal husbandry will be prioritised. The command livestock programme was launched by the government in February this year and has attracted a huge interest amongst farmers. The initiative that is meant to boost the national herd has already seen 66 farmers drawn from Matabeleland North and South provinces receiving 200 heifers. In an interview with the ZBC News, the Provincial Crop and Livestock Specialist in the Ministry...

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PE wins Dairiboard Schools Rugby

The Dairiboard Schools Rugby Festival ended in Harare yesterday with Prince Edward High School overcoming arch rivals, Churchill 16-10. In another thrilling contest at Prince Edward, St Georges College got the better of Kyle College 17-14 in a nail biting contest on the final day of an event that produced entertaining rugby. Among the big crowd at Prince Edward on Saturday was the Zimbabwe Rugby Union President Aaron Jani who was excited by the level of competitiveness at this year’s competition. When quizzed on efforts being made to ensure all schools are exposed to competitive action when away from...

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Farmers prepare for winter wheat season

Farmers in Chipinge have started harvesting their crops as preparations for the winter wheat season intensify. Following delays in planting wheat last winter season that resulted in most of the crop being soaked in water due to rains, farmers have intensified preparations for the winter cropping season in order to meet the recommended planting deadline. A visit to Hilderstroom Farm in Chipinge saw harvesting of maize in full swing with the farm manager, Irvine Taguta, who is targeting 11 tonnes per hectare, saying harvesting will be completed in two weeks time in order to prepare for the winter cropping...

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National Youth Service diversifies

The Zimbabwe National Youth Service programme that has transformed its self into a leading development partner in rural communities through its Youth Build Zimbabwe project is moving a gear up by embarking on a number of income generating projects to improve the organization’s sustainability. Vumba National Youth Service Staff College is one of numerous national youth service training centres that have embarked on a number of projects to ensure the organization’s self sustenance. Staff College Commandant, Handsen Kadzuraimire said the training centre has introduced a number of projects that include poultry, apiary, piggery and fish farming, among others, that are aimed at improving the sustainability of the organisation and helping to provide practical lessons to trainees on entrepreneurship. He said the centre plans to grow the projects to a level where training programmes can be effectively supported by revenue generated from the projects in line with the new political dispensation’s focus on self sustainability. “We have started a number of projects that can transform the face of the organisation if they are supported and grow them into huge projects,” said Mr Kadzuraimire. He added that the Zimbabwe National Youth Service despite not being well funded in the country, continues to bring positive changes to the society through embarking on a number of projects such as construction of schools, clinics and bridges, among other community assistance projects. He also said...

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Nation mourns Bhonzo

A somber atmosphere engulfed the Bonzo family’s St Marys’ home in Chitungwiza as scores of people trickled in to offer condolence messages following the death veteran actor, Lawrence ‘Bhonzo’ Simbarashe yesterday. Speaking at Bhonzo’s funeral wake, Timothy ‘Timmy’ Tapfumaneyi described Bhonzo as one of the finest artistes the country had, adding that the gap he has left will be impossible to fill. Another product of Bhonzo, Charles ‘Doesmatter’ Jackson expressed gratitude to Bhonzo for mentoring him from a tender age. Besides acting and broadcasting, Bhonzo was so talented that even top companies would use him on their commercials and...

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Mapeza calls for consistency

FC Platinum head coach, Norman Mapeza says consistency and not falling back on the leading pack are key for the platinum miners’ hopes of retaining the Premier Soccer League title. FC Platinum edged Herentals 2-1 at Rufaro stadium in Harare yesterday and trail Ngezi Platinum by a point, who themselves moved to 26 points after a 5-nil win over Yadah FC at the Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro. After the win, Mapeza acknowledged the long way that lies ahead and highlighted the need for his charges to remain among the pace setters. FC Platinum are the league’s defending champions but...

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