Day: July 1, 2018

ZIFA mourns Nembudziya FC players

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is in deep mourning following the death of three Nembudziya FC players, Munetsi Ashton (24), Chenzara Clemence (35), Maendaenda Zivanai (24), and a supporter Andrea Christopher (43), who perished in a road accident in Gokwe on Saturday (yesterday). In a statement to www.zifa.org.zw, ZIFA president Dr Phillip Chiyangwa said it is saddening that football continues to lose talented stars. “The Zimbabwe Football Association has learnt with great consternation, of the death of Nembudziya FC players and a supporter in a car accident in Gokwe on Saturday. It is indeed saddening to lose such a group...

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ZRP Mash Central call for assistance

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Mashonaland Central Province is appealing for assistance in locating the relatives of Rose Simango a female aged about 51 years who died two days after being hit by a bicycle on 27 March 2018 while walking along a footpath that leads to Manzou farm. The deceased had no known relatives and had been frequenting beer outlets and gold claims in Mazowe. Her body is currently at Concession Hospital Mortuary. Anyone with information may contact Officer-in-Charge Mazowe Traffic on 02752195011 or advise any local police...

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Chegutu Town Council under fire

Residents of Chegutu town protested against poor service delivery in the area citing that the town fathers have failed them for the past five years they were running the town.               Residents of Chegutu town took to the streets yesterday in the gold mining town to protest against the poor delivery of basic services such as clean water supplies, refuse collection and sewer reticulation. Instead, the city is committing itself towards the purchase of vehicles for its staff something that has enraged the people of Chegutu town. The seating Member of Parlaiment for Chegutu West constituency Cde Dexter Nduna gathered...

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Calls to implement African passport charter

Two Ugandans have embarked on a 20 000 kilometre motorbike journey to raise awareness of the African passport. This comes as Africa moves in to create a borderless continent which uses an African passport which is part of the agenda 2063 which most African countries are signatory to. ZBC News crew caught up with two bikers Victor Okoth and Kennedy Ower as they passed through Zimbabwe during their journey with the aim of creating a borderless continent which uses an African passport which is part of the agenda 2063. In an interview Okoth said the 20 000 kilometre journey...

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Gender equality in sport hogs limelight

The need for increased women representation within national sport associations came to the fore at a two-day workshop Under representation of women in the area of sport administration again came to the fore at a two-day workshop on gender equality and diversity hosted by the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) Gender Equality and Diversity Commission. Participants pointed to the significance of the workshop outlining the need for a paradigm shift from the current scenario of continued male dominance in sports administration. The Gender Equality and Diversity Commission previously known as the Women in Sport Commission has the responsibility of working...

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Tourism sector continues to rebound

Zimbabwe’s hotels are being overwhelmed by the rise in occupancy rates since January with focus now being towards mobilisation of capital to expand existing projects. The rise in foreign and local tourism arrivals coupled with increased meetings and investment conferences has seen the hospitality industry recording above market expectation profits. The move has even seen some Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed hotel firms even declaring dividends to their shareholders or investors for the first time after years of experiencing limited earnings. Players in the industry said business confidence being brought by the new dispensation has seen average occupancy rates or...

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Borrowdale community tournament held

More than seven community teams drawn from Borrowdale district ward 18 battled it out at a tournament in Borrowdale which sought to promote the gospel of peaceful campaigns ahead of the forthcoming elections. Officially launching the tournament, guest of honour Zanu PF Central Committee member for Harare North constituency Cde Justice Zvandasara commended the provincial leadership for uniting youths through sport which can also be used as a tool for peaceful campaigns. Zanu PF aspiring candidate for Harare North constituency ward 18, Concillor Angeline Nyatanga said the tournament provided a platform to mobilise the youth as well as promote...

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Christian women business forum launched

A Christian women business forum has been unveiled to facilitate the growth of female entrepreneurs in key mainstream sectors of the economy. Capacity development programmes for women in business are likely to be improved in light of policies being put in place to embrace female entrepreneurs in key productive sectors. Speaking at the launch of the Jabez Business Forum, the founder of the organisation Mrs Shingie Mugaviri said its focus is towards empowering women to start and grow their businesses. “We are likely to increase the capacity of women to access their funds in an environment that can unlock business growth in the future,” she said. TelOne Managing Director Mrs Chipo Mutasa who was the guest of honour at the launch said women entrepreneurs have a leading role to play in the revival of the economy.  “Women have a leading role to play in the growth of this economy so we anticipate a lot in terms of progress by the launch of this programme,” she said. The government is forging ahead with policies to ensure full participation of women in key developmental programmes following the recent launch of the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance...

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Govt finalising land audit: AP Chiwenga

Acting President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga says the government is finalising its land audit to restore sanity in the housing delivery systems and improve infrastructure across the country. Addressing Zanu PF Harare North constituency supporters in Hatcliffe today, the Acting President said preliminary findings of the land audit reveal shocking details that are exposing several land barons of unethical deals. Dr Chiwenga said while the findings of the land audit will be finalised soon, the need to restore sanity in terms of housing stands allocation as well as service delivery systems are a key priority of the Zanu...

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Take advantage of women’s bank: First Lady

There was commotion at Jopa Centre in Chipinge as vegetables and fruit vendors jostled to catch a glimpse of the First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa who passed by on her way back from Mt Selinda Hospital. The visit to Mt Selinda Hospital by the First Lady has brought joy to the community. Dining with the ordinary citizens is now her trademark. Vendors at Jopa Centre spent some few moments with the First Lady who encouraged them to take advantage of the opening of the women’s bank and grow their businesses. Some vendors said the gesture by Amai Mnangagwa is...

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