Day: September 1, 2018

ICC, ZC map way forward

International Cricket council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer David Richardson who was in the country to discuss with the debt-riddled Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), the way forward following an ICC bailout says they have agreed on a two year strategic plan to be presented to the ICC board at its October meeting. Richardson said the ICC and ZC held a successful workshop on Friday (yesterday) and agreed on a strategic business, financial and cricket plan for ZC moving forward. Addressing a joint media conference in the capital today, Richardson and ZC board chairman Tawengwa Mukuhlani said the ICC and ZC worked...

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Cde Moyo buried

Liberation war hero, Cde Austin Peter Moyo whose Chimurenga name was Madayiza has been buried today (Saturday) at Nkulumane Heroes Acre with full military honours. Cde Moyo died last Sunday. Addressing mourners at the burial, family spokesperson Mr Muluko Moyo said his nephew spent most of his youth in the liberation struggle. “Cde Madayiza after finishing his education joined the liberation struggle and spent most of his youthfulness in the struggle. He was a quite individual and we never had a report of him causing trouble in the community,” he said. Zanu PF and war veterans officials said the...

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Women in Matabeleland thrive in microfinance businesses

The Harare Agricultural Show is exhibiting the transformative story of an economy that can boom once all the fundamentals are put in place.  This is the story being shared by 30 women from Matabeleland Province. A group of 30 women from Matabeleland North and South are exhibiting their thriving micro-finance businesses in agriculture, sewing, weaving, wood curving among other projects. Provincial development officer in the Ministry of Women Affairs Matabeleland North Province Mrs Marjory Sikundla said the women are generating sufficient income and urged other women to utilise opportunities such as the recently opened women’s bank. “Women need to...

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Jays Marabini launches 9th album

Traditional and Afro jazz fusion artist Jays Marabini has launched his 9th album titled, ‘Ntunja Mbila’ in Bulawayo. Popularly known for his popular song ‘Ezinangeni’, Jeys has once again released an album that is set to hit the waves next week. Jeys and his backing band thrilled music lovers belting some of the tracks of his latest album and some of his hit songs. His latest offering has 10 tracks, one of them featuring young upcoming artists in Bulawayo. Some of the tracks on the album include, ‘S’thandwa’, ‘Liphuma Lendaba’ and ‘Ngizobuya’. The Afro jazz-fusion artist is convinced that...

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Zim unveils Global Women Economic Development Forum 

An initiative to facilitate increased women participation in key economic sectors has been unveiled in line with global gender based policies. The policy seeks to ensure that women in Zimbabwe participate in economic projects including business ownership, financial inclusion, share ownership, investments, and decision making, said Elevate International president Ms Solange Tuyishime. “There are many opportunities that we are likely to review benefits and we hope through this economy we can go a further step,” she said. Elevate Women in Zimbabwe founder Ms Taririo Mnangagwa said the organisation is committed to ensuring that women play a critical role in...

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Harare Agric Show ends

The 2018th edition of the Harare Agricultural Show ends today with optimism by exhibitors on lucrative business deals. Zimbabwe Agricultural Society chairman Mr Ivan Craig has described the Harare Agricultural Show as a success. Mr Craig said renewed business confidence coupled with stable macro economic conditions also created a positive platform for exhibitors to showcase products and services. “It was a great deal and initiative to the extent we are really grateful to the show organisers for their level of commitment,” he said. Exhibitors said this year’s show also created opportunities of viable business deals, networking, expanding operations, and...

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18 injured in Russian air crash

At least 18 people were injured when a passenger jet skidded off the runway and caught fire while landing in the Russian city of Sochi. Officials have said flight UT579, a Boeing 737-800 operated by the Utair airline, was carrying 164 passengers and six crew from Moscow. Video shows fierce flames from the aircraft after it crashed through the airport fence and fell into a riverbed. Some of the injured suffered burns, others carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said. A spokesperson at Sochi airport said one airport employee had suffered a fatal heart attack during the rescue operation. The jet...

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Security companies set to improve service delivery

Security companies are coming up with strategies in making sure that they provide services that accommodate and satisfy investors interested in doing business in Zimbabwe. The security companies are in a drive to make sure they complement government efforts to have sound and vibrant customer care services to investors who are coming in to invest in the country following the clarion call by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that Zimbabwe is open for business. In an interview on the sidelines of a two day workshop held by heads of security companies in the capital, Dr Abel Mubango Peace Security Chief Executive...

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Saika re-elected ZIFA Mash Central chairperson

Gilbert Saika has been re-elected as ZIFA Mashonaland Central chairperson during elections held in Bindura. Saika trounced opponent Maxwell Pfumo by 19 votes to 2 out of the 21 councillors who cast their votes. Saika promised to hit the ground running and called on the clubs to give him a hand in transforming soccer in the province. “As I have said before I’m going ahead with my programmes, but I want to say that you gave me the mandate but I also need you so that we can lead together,” he said. Clubs commended the voting system and are...

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Tenzi Nehoreka speaks on war record

The war of liberation was fought on different fronts collectively.  Tenzi Nehoreka, a traditionalist cum chief from Mutoko said he played a crucial role in the liberation struggle while saving the lives of the leadership. The road to independence was characterised by a rough terrain but that did not deter traditionalists from participating in the war of liberation. Nehoreka trained in Zambia with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga before the duo left for further military training in China. “I trained with Mnangagwa and Chiwenga in Zambia and i pegged Frelimo bases in Mozambique,” he said. During the armed struggle, Nehoreka saved the lives of many. “I saved Chiwenga, Chinomona and some other comrades who were captured,” said Nehoreka. After noticing the failure to fulfill pledges made by comrades in authority, Tenzi Nehoreka said he approached President Mnangagwa who was then Minister of Justice on the issue. It was the interfaces which also added salt on the wound as the former first family used the platforms to attack those they thought were against them. The dismissal of President Mnangawa from Zanu PF and government saw Nehoreka renewing ties with the Mozambican comrades to accommodate the President. Nehoreka said the humility and courage exhibited by President Mnangagwa makes him a perfect leader since he has seen it...

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