Day: September 8, 2018

Mvuthu High School receives $1.8k lab equipment

A laboratory equipment supplying company in Bulawayo has donated utensils to Mvuthu High School in Matabeleland South Province. The donation which was made at a launch of a manufacturing company, Lab Equipment and Consumables (LEC) Biotech was presented to the Matabeleland South provincial education director Mr Lifias Masukume. In an interview with ZBC News Mr Masukume expressed gratitude to the organisation for the donation and said the equipment will help in delivering proper science lessons to the students. “Our learners now are actually going to do practicals other than theorising science because the equipments or the chemicals are now nearby. We thank LEC Biotech for what it has actually done this initiative is going to go a long way in creating scientists in the provinces,” he said. The Director of LEC Biotech Sicelo Dube vowed to break the barrier that disadvantages students in rural areas to pursue careers in the science field. “It was a special day to us as we gave back to the community, giving back to Mvuthu High School so as to make sure they run experiments for the students and teach science in a practical way. We hope that in the future we can be able to do more and more of these donations as they really need this,” he said. The event was attended by representatives from institutions such as Cyrene Boys High and...

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Dhlamini elected new Vic Falls Mayor

Councillor Somvelo Dhlamini of the MDC Alliance has landed the Victoria Falls mayoral post taking over from Sifiso Mpofu with calls by the residents to shun self-enrichment and to consolidate the resort town status as an attractive tourist destination. Following yesterday’s mayoral elections for Victoria Falls, ward 9 Councillor Dhlamini will be deputised by Patricia Mwale. Dhlamini secured a total of 8 votes while Margaret Varley got 3 votes. In his acceptance speech the new Victoria Falls Mayor committed himself to steer the town which is seeking a city status to better economic prospects and to improve service delivery....

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Gogo Marufu laid to rest

Gogo Idah Marufu mother to the former first lady Grace Mugabe has been buried. Gogo Marufu was laid to rest at her homestead in Nharira, Chivhu Mashonaland East Province today. Scores of people thronged the Marufu residency for the burial of Gogo Marufu who died in Harare last week. It was a moment to reflect for all as they eulogised on the personality of the woman that Gogo Marufu was. Former president Robert Mugabe said differences may have existed but the passing on of Gogo Marufu showed him that there is more that unites us as a people, as he thanked President Emmerson Mnangangwa’s administration for assisting them during their time of grief. Relatives and friends also described the late Gogo Marufu as a humble and God fearing woman who enjoyed seeing a happy family. A unifying force of the family Gogo Marufu who was aged 86 leaves behind 4 children and several grand...

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All set for Warriors-Congo Brazzaville encounter

The Warriors are now in Congo Brazzaville for a crunch encounter against the Red Devils slated for tomorrow afternoon. The stage is set for Zimbabwe’s AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazaville with the battle lines now drawn for Sunday’s (tomorrow) encounter. The Warriors left via Addis Ababa yesterday afternoon and arrived in Brazzaville this morning. Zimbabwe were expected to train at the match venue this afternoon as the nation gears up for what promises to be an enthralling contest. The Warriors will be banking on the likes of George Chigova,  captain Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat just to name a...

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Switchblade wins AFZ feature horse race

South African horse switchblade powered to glory at the 2018 Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) feature race held at Borrowdale race course this afternoon. Ridden by Deon Sampson, Switchblade claimed pole position ahead of The Catcher which was ridden by Nobert Takawira. The feature race which was run over 1 200 metres had 4 runners with the winner walking away with $3 360. At a ceremony held at the Steward Quarters at Borrowdale race course, Commander AFZ Air Marshal Elson Moyo was pleased with the progress made in the fundraising initiative. Zimpapers Group Chief Executive Officer Pikirayi Deketeke...

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Bontoman launches new album

Upcoming contemporary musician Innocent Chinyani popularly known as Bontoman unveiled his album titled, ‘Zvine Mwaka’. The 10 track album features gospel musician Bethany Pasinawako and Killer T on another track. The contemporary musician said his music portrays what transpires in the community he is living in and his latest album ‘Zvine Mwaka’  talks about ubuntu and gives courage to youths to persevere. After allegations of being a Jah Prayzah imitator, Bontoman said although he gets his motivation from Jah Prayzah, and he is not trying to be him. Bontoman has featured a number of renowned musicians so far. Meanwhile, Bontoman recently launched one of his singles’ video titled...

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More developmental projects in store for women: First Lady

The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa says she will work with women to spearhead developmental projects in the Midlands Province. Speaking during the victory celebrations held at Dambudzo Primary School, the First Lady said she will work with the new Midlands Minister of State Cde Larry Mavhima as she thrives to better the livelihoods of every citizen. “Programmes are coming in the Midlands and this will make us know each other as women,” she said. The First Lady paid tribute to the electorate for its resilience during elections. She is credited for spearheading the fight against the cancer scourge...

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Take part in revamping Zim, youths urged

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango has urged youths to take part in the revamping of the country’s economy by being innovative through the use of technology. Speaking during a hand over ceremony of laptops at Mavhudzi High School in Nyazura Dr Utete-Masango said teachers should prepare pupils’ minds to come up with innovations that will help with the economy. She urged the youngsters to start working towards President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s goal of making Zimbabwe a middle income country by 2030. “Technology is moving at a fast pace. Our President is always...

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ED thanks the people of Midlands

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has thanked the people of Midlands Province and the entire Mapanzure community for heavily nurturing him at a young age. Speaking to thousands of people at Runde Primary School in Zvishavane where he was having a first thank you rally to celebrate his victory, Cde Mnangagwa said the suffering Zimbabwe is currently facing will come to an end as investors are coming to partner the nation in its developmental thrust. He said through unity, love and hard work Zimbabwe will leap frog other neighbouring countries on its developmental journey. The President said currently they are mandated...

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Joshua Nkomo Legacy Foundation to receive funding

Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo Legacy Foundation will soon start receiving financial support from the government to maintain and preserve the legacy of the late vice president Dr Joshua Nkomo. Speaking after the tour of Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo Museum in Matsheumhlope on Friday (yesterday), Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga said there was need to protect and preserve the late vice president Nkomo’s values which were fundamental in building Zimbabwe. “From now we will be talking with National Monuments and Museums so that this place is well protected, well looked at and clean. I know it takes a bit of...

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