Day: August 15, 2018

Mutare children choral festival held

The Children’s Ministries Chorus Music presented its 2nd annual United Methodist Zimbabwe East Conference Music Festival and Competition at Old Mutare Mission in Mutare where 15 choral groups from Chitungwiza, Zimunya and Chikanga participated. A total of 15 choral groups and 11 percussion bands took to the stage at Old Mutare Mission where young choristers and conductors as young as 5 entertained the crowd in what was meant to be a choral music competition. However, the festival ended up being a time to discover the talent of the youngsters and nature them. One of the organisers of the festival,...

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NAC HIV/AIDS cancer awareness golf tourney tees off

The National Aids Council (NAC) HIV/AIDS cancer awareness fund-raising golf tournament teed off today (Wednesday) with 68 golfers from four nations taking part in this 3rd edition of the tournament at Royal Harare Golf Club which has become the second biggest on the local golf calendar in terms of prize money. The tournament has a total of $40 000 in prize money and comes hot on the hills of the Harare Sunshine City Open played last week at Chapman Golf Club. The 3rd edition of the NAC HIV/AIDS cancer awareness fund-raising golf tournament aims to raise over $100 000...

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ED applauded for upholding the Constitution

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been applauded for upholding the Constitution and averting any form of vacuum by ensuring all arms of government continue to execute their duties in line with his Zimbabwe is open for business mantra and other socio-economic fundamentals. There will be no any form of power vacuum in the aftermath of just ended 30 July elections as the Constitution stipulates the incumbent and President Mnangagwa and his cabinet should continue doing what they are supposed to be executing without any limitations until the much awaited Constitutional Court ruling. “The Constitution clearly states that the President-elect has...

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Prisons Family Week a breath of fresh air

For most prison inmates a visit by family members brings joy into their life as they get an opportunity to get supplementary food and counselling. Due to the atmosphere that characterised Harare Central Prison this Wednesday (today), one could mistake the place for a leisure spot. Forget the prison restrictions and rules, all inmates were in high spirits thanks to the Prisons and Correctional Services’ family week. Inmates and their family members said this opportunity allows families to stay connected and family members to become part of each other’s lives. “Most of us left home many years ago and seeing our family members after such a long time is a welcome initiative. We can as well get counselling and food supplements,” said some of the inmates. Life behind bars is not at all rosy and such events come as a breath of fresh air as they promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners into society. Meanwhile, inmates at Khami Maximum Prison most of whom are serving life sentences are having a memorable week thanks to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services’ Family Week. The inmates said they have managed to build some bridges with relatives through the initiative. The ZPCS Family Week has brought smiles to inmates and relatives of those incarcerated at Khami Maximum Prison as it has afforded them a rare chance of getting together and reuniting...

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Ngezi in Chicken Inn test

Ngezi Platinum will this week face a tough test in their title challenge against a stubborn Chicken Inn, in a weekend which is set to provide many thrills for local fans. Ngezi Platinum were made to dig deep last weekend after a last minute winner saw them edge past Nichrut 3-2 at the Baobab Stadium. A week later Madamburo will be playing away from home with an encounter against Chicken Inn expected to provide the league aspirants with some headaches. Ngezi Platinum are just two points behind log leaders FC Platinum but Madamburo will have to be in good...

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Cde Mathuthu’s body expected in Hwange tomorrow

The body of the late national heroine Cde Thokozile Mathuthu is expected to arrive in the coal-mining town of Hwange tomorrow morning with hundreds of people from the province set to throng the Colliery Stadium for the church service. The Zanu PF Hwange district leadership said it has made the necessary arrangements to make sure that the former deputy secretary for Women’s Affairs gets a befitting send off. Matabeleland North Zanu PF Secretary for Tourism in the Women’s League Cde Shelly Mlotshwa said the entire province is pleased with the honour given to the late national heroine and appealed...

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More investors pledge to set up projects in Zim

The momentum built by the government to increase business opportunities has been endorsed by potential investors with the country’s business people residing abroad pledging more projects to the country in future. The trend which reflects persistent investor renewed interests in Zimbabwe is therefore being expected to unlock viable projects, create jobs and open capital flows into the economy. Institutional investors and the global business community said the country can still recapture its glory as a leading economy in Africa. Potomac Group Chief Executive Ms Jill Dauchy who is based in Washington, United States and the Chief Executive of Swiss...

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ED meets US Ambassador

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government will remain focused on rebuilding the economy and creating a better life for its people. The President was responding to questions from local and international journalists after meeting with American Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Brian Nichols at State House in Harare today. The meeting between the President and Ambassador Nichols comes just a few days after United States President Donald Trump signed into law the amended Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA). President Mnangagwa said the two held talks to exchange views on the prevailing environment in Zimbabwe so that he conveys...

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Mat South Agric Show preps on course

Preparations for the 61st edition of the Matabeleland South Agricultural Show are at an advanced stage amid revelations that exhibitors have occupied all available stands. Over 80 exhibitors are expected to participate at this year’s event. Briefing the media this Wednesday (today), President of the Matabeleland South Agricultural Show Mr George Chipengo said while the number of exhibitors has continued to grow over the years, the organisation is excited about the participation of stock exchange listed companies at this year’s show.  Mr Chipengo said this is a show of confidence in the exhibition. “Stands uptake is now at 100...

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Mash West Agric Show: Researchers, agric experts challenged

Researchers and agriculture experts have been challenged to come up with technologies that help farmers overcome the effects of climate change. The call for researchers to come up with appropriate climate change mitigation technologies was made by Senator Prisca Mupfumira on the occasion of the 71st edition of the Mashonaland West Agricultural Show in Chinhoyi. She said the weather variability and declining crop productivity is evidence enough that climate change has set in. Mashonaland West Show Society Chairman Godfrey Mavankeni challenged farmers to explore the export market and produce competitive products through better technologies. Agriculture expert and Zimbabwe Farmers...

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