Month: September 2018

Optimism over Vic Falls agric show

Organisers of the annual Victoria Falls Agricultural Show are optimistic that this year’s exhibition, which runs from the 26th to the 30th of this month, will result in the creation of mutually beneficial synergies and adoption of strategies towards the revitalisation of the domestic agricultural sector. Dubbed the people’s show, the 3rd Victoria Falls Agricultural Show is set to attract more than 70 exhibitors from different sectors of the domestic economy. Several government departments, seed companies, communal farmers and tertiary institutions have confirmed their participation at the exhibition to be held at Chinotimba Stadium in the resort town. Show manager, Mr Tendai Moyo said there are a lot of untapped economic opportunities in and around Victoria Falls and is bullish that small holder farmers will make use of the upgraded Victoria Falls International Airport to export horticultural products to different markets across the globe. “We are finalising the preparations and everything is now in place for the hosting of the annual exhibition. We are looking forward to a success show where participants will market their products and enter into mutually beneficial partnerships,” he said. The 2018 edition of the annual fair will be held under the theme: ‘Building Green Economy Linkages and Beneficiation Networks,’ which seeks to highlight the importance of the sustainable utilisation of natural resources. The implementation of the Victoria Falls special economic zone has created a lot of excitement, among...

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Clean up in Bulawayo

Bulawayo Metropolitan Cricket Association has joined hands with the rest of the country in fighting the cholera epidemic which has claimed over 30 lives by conducting a cleanup exercise in Bulawayo’s city centre. The association started their inaugural Nyaradzo tournament with a clean up exercise in the city of kings. Areas that needed more attention were the market and around the Pick’n’Pay shop, owing to their high level of traffic. Nicholas Nsingo, the chairperson of the association and some club members told the ZBC News that they were out to raise awareness to the Bulawayo community for them to continue keeping the town clean, so that they reduce the risk of being affected by cholera. “This morning, we carried out a cleaning campaign in the city centre along Jason Moyo. The reason was to increase awareness of the cholera that is hitting major cities of Zimbabwe especially Harare. We understand it is spreading to other cities as well so we thought of increasing awareness about this disease as well as to encourage other people to keep their environment smart,” he said. Vendors at the market area expressed gratitude at the move taken by the association, saying it would help reduce the risk of being affected by the outbreak. The inaugural Nyaradzo trophy will be held in the coming four weeks and it will feature four teams. The tournament which...

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CHOLERA: NMB chips in

Private sector companies continue to support the government in its fight against cholera and other waterborne diseases. Having claimed over 30 lives, mostly in Glenview and Budiriro, the cholera outbreak has touched many hearts and today, NMB had its staff right in the epicentre of the epidemic raising awareness and distributing essential goods to fight the disease. The bank chipped in with 3000 units of water guard, 3000 buckets and pledged to supply 120 000 litres of clean portable water to residents of Glenview and Budiriro for the next two weeks. NMB Marketing Manager, Ms Lindiwe Thebethebe said the fight against such an emergency is not the responsibility of the government alone, but of everyone including corporates. A medical expert, Dr George Mtahwa was also on the ground to educate the public about the disease and the government’s plan to upgrade water provision and waste management infrastructure in Harare and other areas. Tichagarika shopping centre in Glenview is the epicentre of the cholera epidemic and a borehole at the centre has since been decommissioned after the water from it tested positive for the cholera and typhoid causing bacteria. The first victim of the epidemic, Petros Mandaza, who would draw water from the condemned borehole and supply shops and people around, remains a painful reminder of the cholera outbreak among his colleagues at the shopping centre. Thousands of people have...

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Zim shines at 2 Countries marathon

It was an all Zimbabwean affair as the country’s long distance runners shined at the Two Countries marathon held this Saturday in Beitbridge and Musina. 91 athletes took part in the 14th edition of the marathon. The annual event is unique in that it is the only one held in 2 different countries with the sole aim of strengthening relations, according to Musina Municipality’s Mathews Sithole. The event, which starts in Zimbabwe and ends in South Africa attracted athletes from Kenya and the two host nations. Beitbridge East National Assembly, Cde Albert Nguluvhe also donned his running shoes and took off to the track, saying sport is a unifier that overlooks boundaries. At the end of it all, it was the Zimbabwean trio of Nkosiyazi Sibanda the 8th time winner, Peter Tumbare and Lyno Muchena who made their way to the finish line in that order. The organisers of the event said they are exploring ways of growing the Two Countries Marathon and attracting more competitors through increased...

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Muzenda sports tourney still alive

The annual Simon Muzenda Sports Tournament remains one of the main events held to commemorate the life of the late vice president. While sponsorship has been limited, organisers of the event have kept it afloat and are hopeful that the corporate sector will come on board and help in their vision of assisting the less privileged to take up sport. The late Vice President Simon Muzenda was known for his love for children and in this light, his family continues to host a sports tournament, with the primary focus on developing talent, among children. A number of children excelling in sport, have been taken under the wing of the foundation which is now sponsoring their education. “The main thrust in the tournament is kids, we currently have 7 who we are paying for,” said Captain Vitalis Muzenda, the co-organiser of the Simon Muzenda Tournament. “We are mainly doing this because Baba taught us love, he loved kids and that is why we are holding this tournament as we remember him,” said Mrs Nelly Muzenda. The sporting activities at this year’s tournament involved golf, cricket, and tennis. Captain of the Masvingo golf club, Mr Sternley Mhande Kondongwe made an appeal to the Minister of State for Masvingo Province, Cde Ezra Chadzamira to avail land, where an academy can be built in honour of the late vice president. Simon Muzenda Junior,...

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Consumer rights campaign comes to Mwenezi

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) in partnership with ZBC’s Radio Zimbabwe took its consumer rights campaign to Mwenezi district of Masvingo where hundreds attended the roadshow. Telecommunication users were called upon to be familiar with their rights and responsibilities to avoid being abused by service providers. According to POTRAZ, telecommunication users have got a number of rights including the right to choose a service provider of their choice, the right to access high quality service, the right to accurate bills and the right to complain and have redress, among others. “As the country’s telecommunications regulator, we are mandated to promote the interests of consumers and purchasers of postal and telecommunication services that is why we are conducting these campaigns. Users must know that they are entitled to quality and reliable service to be availed with clear and understandable bills. We want to make sure users are protected at the same time, they responsibly use telecommunications,” said Mr Phibion Chaibva, the POTRAZ representative. For the people of Mwenezi, Maranda business centre was the place to be and the day will remain in their memories as they had a rare opportunity to meet their favourite disc jockeys (DJs) from Radio Zimbabwe and other artistes. POTRAZ took the opportunity to educate people on the importance of safe internet use especially for children. POTRAZ in partnership with Radio Zimbabwe...

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VP launches African Dream boat

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has inaugurated the French owned and Zimbabwe assembled luxury boat, the African Dream, built at a cost of $2,5 million dollars. The luxury cruise boat, inaugurated in Kariba, is the first to be assembled in Africa on behalf of the Schimitter family, which owns 54 other boats across the world. Another luxury boat is set to be assembled in Zimbabwe beginning in October by engineering firm, GDI who manufactured the inaugurated African Dream. Vice President Chiwenga said the Zimbabwean government will not stand in the way of investors and challenged stakeholders in the...

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Nichrut stun Rhinos in Chibuku Super Cup

Visitors Nichrut beat Black Rhinos 2-1 at the giant National Sports Stadium to progress to the next round of the Chibuku Super Cup. Two own goals by Black Rhinos defender Shadreck Jimu in the 38th minute of the first half and another blunder by goalkeeper Ashley Rayners following an ill-timed back pass by captain and centre-back Bruce Homora in the 70th minute gave the visitors an unexpected boost despite a late goal by Rhinos substitute Honey Chimutimunzeve. Black Rhinos had the better of chances in both halves but their strikers Masimba Mambare, Wellington Taderera, and Donald Mudadi could not...

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Church slams gay teacher

The church says the public announcement made by a deputy headmaster from a local private high school where he divulged his sexual orientation is unfortunate and overboard. The pastors concurred that Zimbabwe has bigger issues like the cholera outbreak to worry about, than issues of sexual orientation. Many people agree that sexuality and its expression are private issues that have no place in a school environment and should be explored and dealt with outside of the school environment. The announcement was irresponsible and places numerous burdens on the school community especially since the deputy head is claiming that he...

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