Day: September 9, 2018

Warriors draw in Congo Brazzaville

Zimbabwe’s Warriors collected a crucial point in their 2019 AFCON qualifier match away in Congo Brazzaville after forcing a 1-all draw. The Warriors were in control for the better part of the first half, with an interchange of passes between Evans Rusike, captain Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat resulting in the latter breaking the deadlock for the Warriors to lead 1-nil at half-time. The Warriors were then made to rue first half missed chances when they conceded early in the second half, but held on for a draw. Zimbabwe now have four points from two games after winning their...

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Bosso thrash DeMbare at BF

Highlanders thrashed their perennial rivals, Dynamos 3-nil in a rescheduled Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier League match day 21 tie at Barbourfields Stadium today. A packed Barbourfields Stadium watched as Tafadzwa Sibanda, Gabriel Nyoni and Newman Sanchali ensured that Bosso completed a league double over their bitter rivals. Dynamos created some chances but it was a ruthless Bosso that made off with the points. Highlanders won the first leg 1-nil at Rufaro Stadium early this year but lost the President’s Inauguration Cup 2-nil last...

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Cholera under control in Harare

The Cholera outbreak, which hit parts of Harare’s western high density suburbs, is reportedly under control and health services personnel together with civic society organisations have put in place control measures to deal with suspected cases. Harare City Council Acting Director Health Services, Dr Clemence Duri said 106 people were admitted at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital, while three cases of community deaths are being investigated.  Dr Duri also urged residents to ensure they drink safe water. Harare Mayor, Councilor Herbert Gomba visited Glenview polyclinic to assess the situation. The mayor got an update on the situation on the...

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President’s aunt buried

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s aunt, Gogo Deliwe Mpofu – nee – Mnangagwa, who died on Friday, has been buried today at her homestead in Mapanzure Village. Gogo Mpofu died after a short illness at the age of 86. Relatives described the late Gogo Mpofu as a unifier, a fountain of wisdom whom they all rely on for advice. They also described her as a ‘father’ figure in the Mnangagwa family. President Mnangagwa attended the funeral with cabinet minister Cde July Moyo, Gokwe Kana legislator Cde Owen Ncube, Zanu PF leadership and other government officials. Gogo Mpofu was born in 1932...

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Embrace devolution, Mash Central urged

Zanu PF has implored its structures in Mashonaland Central Province to embrace devolution so as to turn around the economic fortunes of the area. Speaking during a Provincial Coordination Committee meeting held in Bindura on Saturday, the Minister of ICT and Courier Services, who is also Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Provincial Chairperson, Cde Kazembe Kazembe said there is consensus in government that devolution can unlock the economic potential of the nation if efforts are harnessed to fully utilise resources on disposal. “Our President speaks passionately about devolution. It is now a reality, meaning that we will be competing with other provinces in terms of GDPs. As leaders, we will ensure the development of our province. We want to have PCCs where we talk about our economic contributions,” he said. The Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Climate, Water and Rural Resettlement and Zanu PF Politburo member, Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri applauded Mashonaland Central Province for steering the party to election victory and called for the support of the new cabinet ministers. “This province was the best in terms of supporting the party. We highly expect your support, and your ideas will contribute to the development of our nation,” he said. Newly appointed Mashonaland Central Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Monica Mavhunga praised Zanu PF members for their unwavering support. Cde Monica Mavhunga becomes the first female minister...

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Exploit Chinese tourism market, Africa urged

Zimbabwe and Africa have been urged to exploit the Chinese tourism market, a development that could be a game changer in the economies within the SADC region. Unpacking the Chinese tourism market, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) CEO, Dr Karikoga Kaseke explained that Zimbabwe and Africa especially the SADC region can capitalise on the good relations they have with China to facilitate the growth of the tourism economy. He said currently, China, whose gross domestic product (GDP) stands at $10 trillion and with over 1.3 billion people, has an outbound tourist population of 140 million per year which is expected...

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Cholera reported in Mash East

Three suspected cases of Cholera have been reported at three health centres in Mashonaland East Province. Provincial Epidemiology and Diseases Control Officer, Dr Paul Matsvimbo said the suspected cases have been recorded at Epworth Polyclinic, Chihota rural health centre and Wedza hospital with all the patients having been traced to have visited Glenview area in Harare where there is an outbreak. Dr Matsvimbo said treatment camps have already been established at the centres in the event of new cases with teams from the Ministry of Health and Child Care dispatched to spray suspected infected areas and also to conduct...

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PG wins ZNA shooting competition

The Presidential Guard Brigade are this year’s winners for the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) March and Shoot competitions held in Nyanga yesterday.   The Presidential Guard pocketed more than $3000 after beating other 11 platoons drawn from all other formations of the ZNA. Commando Regiment came second and Three Brigade third. ZNA Commander, Lieutenant General Edzayi Chimonyo, who was the guest of honour, called on the solders to prioritise training, adding that successful armies are those that train during peace so as to prepare for war as and when called upon to do so. He congratulated the winners and...

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Youths hail new cabinet

Youths have hailed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for retiring long serving ministers, saying the bold decision to give a chance to vibrant technocrats and youthful ministers will bring the much needed expertise and innovative ideas to revive the economy.    The injection of fresh blood in the new cabinet has brought confidence across all sector of the economy with the appointment of the likes of Kirsty Coventry to the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation stealing the limelight as youths embraced it with joy and optimism that she will bring the much need expertise to empower the young generation....

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Indian community celebrates culture

The rich Indian musical and cultural mix was at display at the Zimbabwe Sunshine City Festival in Harare yesterday. In an effort to deepen the cultural ties between Zimbabwe and India, the Indian Embassy organised a festival in Harare attended by hundreds of Zimbabweans where the rich and diverse Indian music and culture was displayed. Speaking to the ZBC News, the Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Masakui Rungusung said relations between the two countries should not be limited to politics only but should extend to other spheres like culture. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation, Dr Prince Mupazviriho said the festival provides the platform to deepen the cultural ties and integration of the Indian community in the country. The festival saw musical groups and artists performing, among them Hope Masike, Note2Note music group and India’s Shillong Chamber...

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