Day: September 3, 2018

Kanyemba to become a greenbelt: AP Chiwenga

Acting President, Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga today visited Kanyemba where he is expected to open 2 000 hectares of irrigable land in Chief Chapoto’s area, Mashonaland Central Province in the near future. He was accompanied by Ministers Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Joram Gumbo, Simon Khaya Moyo, July Moyo and several senior  government officials to see the potential in Mbire where the soils are fertile but there is not much economic activity. This follows the visit to the area by the First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa recently. Acting President Chiwenga said the road from Mahuwe to Kanyemba has to be tarred...

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JUST IN: Ambassador Stevenson’s body arrives

The body of the late Zimbabwean Ambassador to Senegal Mrs Trudy Stevenson who died in Dakar Senegal on 24 August has been repatriated. The body arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport aboard a South African Airways flight. It was accompanied by Mrs Stevenson’s son Dr Alex Graham Stevenson and embassy counsellor Louis Chitima. Director Human Resources, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Mrs Petronella Nyagura and deputy director protocol and conferencing services Shepherd Gwenzi received the body. Alexander described his mother as an exceptional person. He said she died alone watching TV and had been well until the...

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376 undergo VMC in Mwenezi

While for many, voluntary male circumcision is simply about the health benefits, there is more to this exercise for the Tshangani community. The ceremony is deeply rooted in their cultural heritage and it is what sets them apart and gives them a unique identity. The ZBC News witnessed the graduation of 376 men under Chief Chitanga in Mwenezi. “Kuyimba i ndavuko wa hina,” loosely translated that is Tshangani to say circumcision is our heritage. Before undergoing the voluntary medical male circumcision, if one is of Tshangani tradition, they have to stay in camp for a number of weeks. What...

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Warriors prepare for Congo clash

With days before the Warriors take on Congo Brazzaville on the 9th of September in their second AFCON 2019 qualifier match, Zimbabweans have been urged to rally behind the Sunday Chidzambwa coached side to set a good foundation for qualification to the biennial continental football showpiece set for Cameroon next year. After a promising start to their qualification campaign that saw the Warriors, then coached by Norman Mapeza, thrashing visiting Liberia 3-nil at the National Sports Stadium to top Group G by goal difference over DRC who beat Congo Brazzaville 3-1 in their first match, all eyes will be...

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Bosso DeMbare clash on Sunday

The rescheduled Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match featuring Highlanders and Dynamos, which was set for week 21, will now be played this Sunday. The PSL confirmed that the fixture, which is one of the flagship matches for the season, will be coming down at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Sunday at 1500 hours in move that will turn all football talk in the direction of this epic battle. Both teams have been struggling in form this season but a fixture pitting the two has always produced surprises and football fans are already debating on who will carry the day come...

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Zim urged to ride on Chinese opportunities

Zimbabwe is sitting on a firm pedestal to exploit the investment opportunities presented by China under its broader theme of building a shared vision and future with Africa. Chinese investment impact on Zimbabwe over the last decade has been significantly felt especially in the areas of infrastructure, energy and industrial development. The Asian giant’s influence in Africa has also been rapidly grown, overtaking traditional trading partners mainly from the West, and in the process triggering accusations that China is colonising Africa through pumping in large amounts of funds to secure its footprint on the  continent. Contrary to this assertion,...

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Miss World Zim sashing ceremony held

The Miss World Zimbabwe sashing ceremony has been held in Harare ahead of the finals scheduled for the 8th of this month in Goromonzi. With the countdown to the event having begun, the battle for survival has intensified for the beauty queens. The pageant has already received a major boost with all the parents giving their support and hailing the way the event is being organised. Some of the models said it is not all about winning that counts but being part of the team. Speaking during the sashing ceremony, Miss World Zimbabwe Spokesperson, Tendai Chirau said the show of support from the parents is enough motivation going into the finals. “This is the way to go. Parents’ support is essential especially at this stage,” she said. 16 girls are in boot camp and will be battling it out come the 8th of this month in...

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ZIFF kicks off

The Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) kicked off on Saturday with a local film titled: ‘Cook Off.’ The 20th edition of the festival is running under the theme: ‘Narratives from Africa.’ Event coordinators said 50 films from Africa will be screened at this year’s event. ZIFF Trust Communications Coordinator, Privilege Kandi said they expect a high turnout on the festival given its focus on African films. Also to be broadcast will be the top 10 films from the Smartphone Short Film competition that the festival trust held earlier this year. The festival will screen films and host workshops, parties as well as the traditional awards night, among other activities during the event that ends on the 8th of...

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Hard work key to poverty eradication: Pro. Murwira

The development of any nation is measured by the manner in which it improves the standard of living for the less privileged citizens.  These were sentiments echoed by Professor Amon Murwira during a charity fundraising dinner hosted by ZNA’s 4 Infantry Brigade at a local hotel in Masvingo. Professor Murwira said the eradication of poverty in Zimbabwe can only happen if people work hard and utilise all the available opportunities to better the economy. “A nation on its own is helpless, but requires its people to work and shape the economy. If you want money, you must work for...

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No end to ZESA payment challenges

Industry and commerce have raised concern over the continuous electricity payment glitches which are costing them business opportunities as well as loss of productive time while spending hours in queues to purchase electricity. The advent of digital transacting methods in Zimbabwe a few years ago brought with them the need to ensure efficient systems of businesses in line with global standards. However, with electricity payments being exposed to challenges in the past three weeks, questions are being raised over commitment by regulatory authorities in ensuring smooth and convenience to the customers in line with the ease of doing business reforms. The ZBC News today gathered that consumers are still struggling to access tokens from third party vendors due to technical challenges at the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of power utility, ZESA Holdings. “All is not well and we are really not happy over what is happening. It is almost three weeks but the system is still not working,” said one customer. Contacted for comment, ZESA Holdings Spokesperson, Mr Fullard Gwasira said a team of external experts is in the country to solve the electricity third party token payment challenges. “We are aware of the challenges consumers are facing but the situation is being controlled and we expect everything to return to normalcy in the next few days,” he said. While the government has assured...

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