Day: August 10, 2018

Locals artists set for SA art fair

Five Zimbabwean artists are set to represent the country at the FNB Joburg Art Fair to be held in South Africa from the 6th to the 9th of September. Following the Lost and Found Exhibition that was held at the National Gallery in Harare and Bulawayo, five artists with works that captured the most powerful aspects of the Operation Restore Legacy will showcase their works in South Africa this September. National Gallery of Zimbabwe Curator, Raphael Chikukwa said it is a great honour to have the young representing the country at the event. “It is a very great opportunity to have young photographers Antony Zinyange, Davina Jogi and many others who are going to be showcasing and it is very important to us as we promote photography as an art media,” he said. Outstanding photographs exhibited at the Lost and Found Exhibition which focused on pictures that captured the history made during the November 2017 events include works by Jogi, Zinyange and Charmaine Chitate. The 2018 FNB Johannesburg Art Fair is set for the 6th to the 9th of...

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Promoted ZRP officers urged to work hard

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has urged newly promoted officers to aim high as they carry out their policing duties. This comes after the ZRP promoted 25 officers in Mashonaland Central Province. Speaking at the 2018 promotion parade for chief inspectors and inspectors, ZRP Officer Commanding Mashonaland Central Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Rangarirai Mushaurwa said the ever changing policing terrain requires diligent officers able to adapt to the obtaining environmental, political and social trends. “Your colleagues who were elevated before you set the bar high, hence the challenge is now upon you,” he said. In terms of the ZRP...

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ZIMTA games kick off in Byo

About 650 athletes from the teaching fraternity are gathered at the United College of Education (UCE) in Bulawayo for a two day annual Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) inter-provincial games that kicked off today. All the ten provinces that fall under the association are tussling it off in nine sports codes namely: football, netball, basketball, volleyball, athletics, darts, tennis, table tennis and chess. While confirming that the games were being used as a dress rehearsal for the hosting of the Southern African Teachers’ Organisation (SATO) games at the same venue between the 19th and 22nd of this month, ZIMTA Public Relations Officer, Daisy Zambuko described the games as crucial in the overall development of teachers. “We use this to promote our trade union activities and we also use the same platform to get teachers to socialise and practice sports as you know sport is now in our new curriculum and we need all teachers to perfect their skills so that when they go out there and when they go back to their schools to teach, they can also teach from a practical experience,” she said. The final team to represent the country at the SATO games is set to be selected from these games. The ZIMTA games will also showcase a cultural exchange competition where all provinces will partake in song and dance. The SATO games are part of the...

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Women’s bank takes root in Zim

Since its launch on the 25th of June 2018, the Women’s Microfinance Bank has processed 12000 applications with 8 850 accounts opened to date. Addressing journalists in Harare today, the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Sithembiso Nyoni revealed that women have responded positively and continue to inquire in their thousands about the bank’s products To date, the bank has disbursed loans to the tune of $23 530 mostly to women running small businesses and the bank is conducting training sessions to make sure that women are financially included especially to matters of the economy, according to...

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Singer Marerwa now into gospel

Chitungwiza-based Splaywright and singer, Noel Tsungai Marerwa, who rose to prominence with his 1997 hit, Seke Mutema off the album Another Mile to Go, is now into gospel music. Those from yester-year will remember the hit track Seke Mutema from an artist also known for writing and directing the theatrical play, Ganyau Express. After years out of the studios, Marerwa is back with yet another scotcher, an 8-track album titled: Dombo Rekare. “I have always liked gospel music but there were many challenges that prevented me from worshipping God through music,” Marerwa said. Some of the tracks on his debut album include Chikomo Chine Nhaka, Guchu Ramavhesi, Vadare, Yawe and Sorojena, among others Apart from music, Marerwa wrote and directed Hot Water Bottle with Tinopona Katsande, and took part in the theatrical play, Ganyau Express which he also wrote. Other plays include Another Mile to Go and Maingeni. Marerwa also wrote a film that was shown on DSTV Africa Magic channel titled The Postman, which was acted by renowned film makers; David Mungoshi and Rudo Chigogo. Marerwa is also credited for writing a number of feature stories which were published in magazines such as Moto, Horizon, Outpost and the then Sunday Mail...

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More dry land farmers embrace command agric

The uptake of the Command Agriculture Programme among dry land farmers in Matabeleland South has increased with 793 producers having so far availed 1013 hectares for the production of the maize crop. Following the extension of the special maize programme to dry land farmers in the 2016-17 season, the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development has so far  registered 793 A1, A2 and communal farmers in Matabeleland South Province up from 347 in the previous season. The provincial agronomist, Mr Innocent Nyathi said it is pleasing to note that 1488 hectares of land has so far been availed...

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UPDATED: MDC Alliance finally challenges poll result

The Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance has filed its papers challenging the presidential election results in which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) declared the incumbent, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner. According to ZEC, the President elect secured 50.8 percent of the votes against his closest rival, Chamisa’s 43.3 percent. After a whole week of press conference after press conference, the opposition party finally filed its papers with the Constitutional Court challenging the presidential result. The legal team representing Chamisa, which included Advocate Thabani Mpofu and Chris Mhike, arrived at the Constitutional Court after 3.pm this Friday, with bundles...

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JUST IN: VP Chiwenga in Russia

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has arrived in Moscow Russia, where he is expected to deliver a special message to the government of Russia following the just ended harmonised elections and hold meetings with some business leaders interested in investing in Zimbabwe. Vice President Chiwenga and his delegation arrived in Russia this Friday (today) and were welcomed by Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Russia, Ambassador Mike Nicholas Sango and embassy officials. Upon arrival, Vice President Chiwenga told the ZBC News crew that he was sent by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to deliver a special message to the Russian government. “I am...

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Pres Mnangagwa challenges defence university

The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and Chancellor of the Zimbabwe National Defence University Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has challenged the university to ensure that perspectives and solutions to mitigate modern threats like money laundering, corruption, cyber crime, unemployment and terrorism are also included in national policy proposals.  The President made the remarks while officiating at the National Defence Course Number 06 of 2017 graduation ceremony held at the Zimbabwe National Defence University this Friday morning. The course included foundational theories and studies on the domestic situation in the country covering social, economic,...

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Air strikes kill 29 children in Yemen 

At least 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children, all of them under the age of 15, were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada. The coalition, which is backing Yemen’s government in a war with the Houthis, said its actions were “legitimate”. It insists it never deliberately targets civilians, but human rights groups have accused it of bombing markets, schools, hospitals and residential areas. Yemen has been devastated...

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