Month: September 2018

Nichrut stun Rhinos in Chibuku Super Cup

Visitors Nichrut beat Black Rhinos 2-1 at the giant National Sports Stadium to progress to the next round of the Chibuku Super Cup. Two own goals by Black Rhinos defender Shadreck Jimu in the 38th minute of the first half and another blunder by goalkeeper Ashley Rayners following an ill-timed back pass by captain and centre-back Bruce Homora in the 70th minute gave the visitors an unexpected boost despite a late goal by Rhinos substitute Honey Chimutimunzeve. Black Rhinos had the better of chances in both halves but their strikers Masimba Mambare, Wellington Taderera, and Donald Mudadi could not...

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Church slams gay teacher

The church says the public announcement made by a deputy headmaster from a local private high school where he divulged his sexual orientation is unfortunate and overboard. The pastors concurred that Zimbabwe has bigger issues like the cholera outbreak to worry about, than issues of sexual orientation. Many people agree that sexuality and its expression are private issues that have no place in a school environment and should be explored and dealt with outside of the school environment. The announcement was irresponsible and places numerous burdens on the school community especially since the deputy head is claiming that he...

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Zim remains optimistic of growing investor interest

Zimbabwe continues to strengthen its open business drive with revelations that the country is seized with an influx of negotiations from a number of foreign investors interested to commit their funds into a number of projects. On the back of a growing interest by a number of foreign investors to commit their funds into the country the central bank is mooting dangling incentives for the investors as government moves to buttress its position on opening up its economy to investment. Central bank governor Dr John Mangudya sold this position to the international community during an international interview with Bloomberg...

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US business delegation set for Harare

A business delegation from the United States is set for Harare from the 10th to the 20th of next month to explore prospects for cooperation in realising Zimbabwe’s vision of at middle income economy by 2030. Years after the guns of the liberation war in Zimbabwe fell thousands of human, livestock and wildlife continue to be lost through landmines planted by the Smith regime to stop movement of people, hence the need to ensure the silent killers are removed to allow the people to get their lives back to normal again and utilise their land for food security and...

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IAAF level two course begins in Byo

20 delegates from different parts of the country have converged in Bulawayo to attend an eight day International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) level two course which began this Friday (yesterday). The course which is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe would be conducted by a well known Germany jumps’ expert Ralf Iwan who is yet to jet in the country. Speaking to ZBC News on the sidelines of the course, president of the National Association of Athletics in Zimbabwe (NAAZ) Tendayi Tagara said once the course is concluded Zimbabwe is poised to have the biggest number of...

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2 Tsholotsho women face drug related charges

Two women from Tsholotsho are facing drug related charges for being found in possession of drugs or dealing in dangerous substances and selling drugs illegally. Nelly Moyo of Ntulula village was on the 7th of September found with four twists of dagga and seven plants in the garden by the police who were on patrol in Tsholotsho. She appeared before Tsholotsho resident magistrate Victor Mpofu on the 18th of this month and was sentenced to 6 months in prison for the first offence and 9 months of community service on the second charge. Meanwhile, on the 14th of this...

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Govt hints on currency reforms

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has hinted to a number of currency reforms to be implemented within the shortest period, among them adopting a market based foreign currency exchange as well as a vigorous stance to revive the Monetary Policy Committee. The new Finance Minister and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube admits  the country needs a stabilisation plan to be implemented within the shortest term to stabilise and ease the current macroeconomic pressures that are troubling the economy. Thus far, the ministry is currently working on a number of turnaround strategies to aid the quick turn of...

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Tsatsi accident death toll rises to 6

One person died at Parirenyatwa Hospital this morning raising the death toll of the Tsatsi commuter omnibus accident to 6. The woman who was transferred from Mvurwi Hospital to Parirenyatwa Hospital lost the battle after sustaining injuries in yesterday’s horror accident. Six of the eight people admitted at Mvurwi Hospital have since been discharged whilst all who were at Concession Hospital were also discharged. Crimes Department head Assistant Commissioner Phyllis Madya confirmed that the relatives of the deceased have all be contacted. Assistant Commissioner Padya cautioned motorists against speeding and overloading urging them to follow road rules to avoid...

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WCoZ on drive to empower women

The Women’s Coalition in Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has come up with a programme to empower women in Marondera through engaging in collective activism on issues affecting women. In an effort to ensure women are equipped to deal with issues affecting them in society, WCoZ had a one day sensitisation workshop with the Marondera Chapter. Issues under discussion included, understanding advocacy, communication and leadership, constitutional provisions for advocacy and gender based violence among others. The participants who were led by WCoZ Marondera Chapter chairperson Anesu Chirewa welcomed the programme which they said had empowered them and were now better informed. “This...

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Church urged to be centre of healing, restoration

Churches have been urged to be the centre of healing and restoration in the post election period. The call was made by Bulawayo’s Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Judith Ncube. Speaking at a Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ) fundraising dinner yesterday which was held at a local hotel, Cde Ncube said the church should create a nest for the vulnerable who are coming from broken families. “We are living in a broken world with broken families. The church does not only give comfort, but also bandages the bleeding wounds and teaches the concerned individuals to fear God,...

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