Day: July 11, 2018

Croatia books maiden WC final

Croatia has booked their first ever final berth against France on Sunday after registering a 2-1 win over England in extra time, in what was a fiercely contested encounter in Moscow. The match had ended 1-all in regulation forcing it into extra time. England broke the deadlock when Kieran Trippier curled a free-kick into the top corner for a stunning start in the 5th minute. Their lead lasted for over an hour before Ivan Perišić equalised for Croatia in the 68th minute.  The equaliser relieved the Croatians who dominated play for the greater part of the second half before Juventus...

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Chamisa attacks President ED

 MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has attacked and accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of personalising Zimbabwe and planning to steal the July 30 harmonised election through the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Addressing demonstrators after handing a petition to ZEC in Harare today, Advocate Chamisa threatened to disrupt the coming elections if his alleged reforms are not addressed by ZEC. He also said he will announce the result himself as he does not trust ZEC, the elections mother body that is constitutionally mandated to administer elections in Zimbabwe. Chamisa also skirted on diplomatic etiquette alleging that Zanu PF has brought in...

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Note to Note shines at World Choir Games

Zimbabwean choral ensemble ‘Note to Note’ scooped two silver medals at the World Choir Games held in Tshwane, South Africa. The first ever Zimbabwean choir to participate at the world’s largest choral competition, Note to Note scooped silver medals in the Championship Mixed Choirs and Championship Scenic Folklore categories at the World Choir Games. The choir games also known as the Choir Olympics were held in Tshwane, South Africa where more than 300 choirs from across the globe participated and among them the Note to Note choir which only managed to go at the last minute. Note to Note...

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Tobacco rakes in over US$665m

Farmers have raked in over $665 million in foreign currency from about 228 million kgs of tobacco deliveries sold so far this marketing season. It is against this background that the 2018 tobacco marketing season has been described as a turnaround year for the country towards achieving one of the highest volumes of the golden output since independence. Latest statistics by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) reveals an interesting trend whereby exports from last year’s tobacco deliveries have hit nearly a billion dollar mark. “Tobacco exports from last year’s deliveries of 182 million kgs have so far...

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SA Airlink upgrades aircraft for Vic Falls-Cape Town route

South African Airlink has upgraded its aircraft for the Victoria Falls-Cape Town route increasing its capacity in yet another sign of confidence by regional and international airlines in the country’s premier tourists’ destination. SA Airlink has since the beginning of July introduced a new aircraft to service Cape Town-Victoria Falls in a development which will provide increased capacity and the introduction of business class. The airline which previously operated a 37-seater embraer ERJ135 on the route will now use an Avrorj regional jet with 87 seats. The bigger aircraft is for the meantime being deployed when demand arises. Tourism...

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PRC Byo Central candidate intensifies campaigns

 The Dr Joice Mujuru led People’s Rainbow Coalition aspiring National Assembly member for Bulawayo Central Reverend Frank Mhlanga says he has covered enough ground to win the elections and represent the people of his constituency with a number of projects lined up to transform the lives of the people for better. Reverend Mhlanga is a man on a mission to claim the seat of the area come July 30 with a number of campaigning strategies lined up to lure the electorate to his side. The ZBC News crew witnessed the man of cloth and his campaign team having one...

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National Church Ministers Association, Empowerment Conference held

Church leaders from across the country converged in the capital for the National Church Ministers Association and Empowerment Conference aimed at capacitating pastors for the purpose of achieving church growth and kingdom expansion. In their role as leaders of the church, pastors have an almost limitless number of duties. However, their welfare is often overlooked. In order to meet the needs that affect the ministers, their families and leadership, the body of Christ must unite and devise ways of uplifting the welfare of servants of God, said the Zimbabwe Christian Ministers Association president Bishop Christopher Choto. Church leaders who...

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Prioritising customer needs critical

Sectors such as fast foods, insurance, retail and courier services are leading in terms of satisfying their customers according to the results of the National Customer Satisfaction Index unveiled today in the capital. The index was officially unveiled in the capital by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa establishes the extent and level at which customers needs are met by service providers in each sector of the economy. In a speech read on his behalf by the Principal Director in the Office of the President, Ambassador Mary Mubi, Minister Chinamasa said this index is crucial in...

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Herentals bullish ahead of Highlanders tie

Premier Soccer League newboys Herentals popularly known as “The Students” make the long trip to face Bulawayo giants Highlanders bubbling with confidence following their 1-0 win over Ngezi Platinum at the National Sports Stadium last weekend. Head coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva said his side will travel to Bulwayo oozing with a lot of confidence. The club which also has a developmental team playing in the Northern Region Division One and a women’s side in the Zimbabwe Women’s Soccer League is eager to consolidate its place in the Premier Soccer League and compete with the traditional giants. The club’s directors honoured...

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Govt to recapitalise pharmaceutical companies

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has told thousands of Zanu PF supporters that government is focused on improving the country’s health delivery system and currently working towards recapitalisation of pharmaceutical companies so that they produce enough drugs for the country’s health institutions.  Vice President Chiwenga was speaking at Simchembo Primary School in Gokwe. He reiterated government’s commitment to improving the country’s health system. Acknowledging challenges facing the country’s health sector Vice President Chiwenga told cheering Zanu PF supporters that government wants children below five years, the elderly who are above 65 and expecting mothers to receive free medical...

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