Day: September 7, 2018

Chivayo slaps ZPC with $25m lawsuit

Harare businessman Wicknell Chivhayo has hit back at Zimbabwe Power Company and slapped the power utility entity with a $25 million lawsuit for maliciously causing his arrest on criminal charges. Chivayo was admitted to bail by the High Court with Justice Chikowero finding that the state case was weak and the case complained of amounted to a civil offence and not criminal. Chivhayo lodged a court application for specific performance in the High Court under case number 8159/2018 through Advocate Lewis Uriri instructed by Wilson Manase. Chivayo’s application is on behalf of Intratek Zimbabwe Private Limited, a company in...

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Sports fraternity hails Coventry appointment

The local sports fraternity has hailed the appointment of swimming icon Kirsty Coventry as the new Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation following the announcement of the cabinet in the capital this afternoon. Sentiments are that the appointment speaks of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration’s commitment to seeing all sectors revived given Coventry’s rich history on the sports arena. Her ministerial appointment adds to several other responsibilities which include being the International Olympic Committee Athletes Commission chairperson as well as ZOC Vice President. Given her new role it is highly likely Coventry will relinquish her position as ZOC Vice-President....

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Form 3 student attains 7As

A 15 year old form three student from Chinhoyi High School made history for her school after she obtained 7 ‘A’s during the June 2018 Zimsec examinations. It’s yet another celebration scored by a girl child proving beyond reasonable doubt that gender does not define capacities. Sifiso Ukaka obtained ‘A’ grades in 7 of the 8 subjects she wrote in June while she is still in form three and automatically skipped form four to Advanced Level. Most of the subjects were arts and commercials plus mathematics and the 8th subject was Biology were she obtained a ‘C’ grade. She has since been given the privilege by Zimsec to sit for the remaining science subjects like Chemistry and Physics this November as she had not initially registered for them in June because she was still in form three and needed more time for practicals. Chinhoyi High School head Dr Sevious Mutopa said the achievement is a first for the school. Sifiso’s mother Blantina Ukaka, a teacher at Chinhoyi High said her daughter has always displayed sheer determination to achieve set goals eversince she was young. Just like her name Sifiso meaning of ‘wish or desire’, it is the 15 year old’s desire to rise beyond expectations and prove girls can do it better. The wiz kid said she is yet to make a final decision on which career path to...

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‘Commcare app to assist disabled people’

Persons with disabilities and albinism on Friday (today) held a quarterly public forum on disability at UNICEF offices in Harare where they exchanged ideas on ways to better their lives. Speaking to ZBC News on the sidelines of quarterly consultative meeting with the disabled community today, event organiser and founder of Signs of Hope Trust, an organisation that lobbies for the rights and welfare of persons with disability and albinism, Samantha Sibanda said the event provided an opportunity for them to exchange ideas and educate each other on  ways to better their social welfare. “Today we are also educating...

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Mugabe, wife endorse ED

The former first lady Grace Mugabe has implored the nation to pray for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership saying his inauguration as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe is God-given. Mrs Mugabe made the remarks at the former first family residence’s, the Blue Roof in Borrowdale Brook, Harare.  Addressing mourners gathered at Blue Roof mansion, to pay their condolences following the death of Mbuya Idah Marufu, the former first lady praised President Mnangagwa for demonstrating true character of humanity after the new government intervened to provide a chartered plane to assist her to travel from Singapore and attend the...

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Govt launches Bean Compact Programme

The government has launched the Bean Compact Programme aimed at promoting high iron beans, enhance nutrition and food security in line with the National Food Fortification Policy. The launch of the Bean Compact Programme was done by the Permanent Secretary in the newly expanded Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Culture and Rural Resettlement Engineer Ringson Chitsiko in Harare and its main objective is to promote wide, vibrant adoption of good agricultural practices for increased high iron beans production in the country. “In Zimbabwe the project aims to reach 200 000 households with high iron beans (HIB) resulting in increased...

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ZBC’s Patience Mahuku Hondo buried

The late ZBC News and Current Affairs producer/presenter Patience Mahuku Hondo has been laid to rest at Muchando village in Bvekerwa area in Rusape. Speaking at the burial Manager bulletins Mr Moses Charedzera described Patience as a dedicated journalist who discharged her duties professionally with the national broadcaster for 14 years. Speaking also at the burial, Headman Muchando encouraged the community to invest in children’s education and to plough back to the community as shown by Patience who established several programmes in the community especially in arts and education. Patience died on Tuesday this week after a short illness...

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Zim’s coffee production bound for major boom

Zimbabwe’s coffee production sector is bound for a major boom following an interest by global coffee processor Nespresso for a long-term investment plan to revive the country’s coffee industry and stimulate the rural economy. A huge boost for the coffee farming industry especially small holder farmers following  an announcement by Nestle’ Nespresso Global to buy more than 95 percent of the high quality coffee by Zimbabwean smallholders this season which will be available to global consumers in 2019. Nespresso Global Chief Executive Officer Jean Marc Duvoisin confirmed through their  official website that they are investing in reviving coffee farming...

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Zim to benefit from US$60bn Chinese facility

Zimbabwe is expected to benefit from the US$60 billion Chinese facility for African countries through the construction of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) headquarters. Eight African countries including Zimbabwe were selected as beneficiaries of the US$60 billion facility in socio-economic developmental facilities that have a potential of improving living standards of the people at the just ended Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing, China. Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to China Mr Paul Chikawa told journalists that through the facility Zimbabwe is expected to get funding for the construction of the ACBF headquarters in a move that indicates...

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Ndou lands Beitbridge RDC chair’s post

Alderman Ndou has been voted as Beitbridge Rural District Council (RDC) chairperson. The new office bearer has vowed to champion development in the RDC promising to be a loyal servant. Ndou who polled 9 votes against Councillor Joseph Muleya who got 5 thanked all who supported him to land the post. The process which was overseen by Beitbridge District Administrator Mrs Kelibone Ndou was held at the RDC chambers. RDCs are administered under the Rural District Councils Act. Beitbridge district council has 15 wards and 14 of them were won by the ruling Zanu PF while one was won...

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