Day: February 8, 2018

Egodini rank faces major facelift

Preparations for the reconstruction of Egodini rank into a world class mall as well as a standard road-port are at an advanced stage as work is expected to commence next month. The long awaited reconstruction of Egodini bus terminus to a standard road port is set to start on the first of March this year. This project will see locals benefitting through job creation while Bulawayo companies will be sub-contracted by the main contractor, Terracota which has won the tender. Mrs Nesisa Mpofu the senior public relations officer for Bulawayo City Council said this project will help in sprucing-up...

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Manicaland keen to lure investors

The business community in Manicaland says there is need for sincerity among players if the country is to benefit from the unique advantages that it has to lure investment into the province. At a time government has stepped up efforts in luring investment, the Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa today met a cross section of entities in a bid to see how best the province can leverage on its unique offerings. The agreement was that impediments that are making investors hang on to their funds must be done away with as well as ensuring...

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Lady Chevrons secure 6 wicket win over Ireland

The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team took a 1-nil lead in their T-20 series against Ireland following a 6 wicket win at the Country Club this afternoon. The Lady Chevrons won the toss and elected to field first as they sought to restrict the tourists. Ireland looked to have started steadily but lost their first wicket in the 6th over with the score at 32 for 1. Ashley Mushangwe and Precious Marange were the pick of Zimbabwe’s bowlers after both took two wickets as Zimbabwe restricted Ireland to 101 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs. Mary Waldron top scored...

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Vet Dept disposes 17 cattle

The Veterinary Department has put down and disposed of 17 herd of cattle infected with foot and mouth disease at Arduli farm 7 kilometres south of Chegutu. Most of the herd is of simmental and brahman cross breed and include one boran bull worth between $4 000 and $5 000. Among the 17 herd of cattle there is one stray cow from the surrounding farms. The carcasses are being disposed of through a process of burning using firewood, tyres and diesel. Veterinary Services director Dr Josphat Nyika said the origins of the disease have not yet been identified although...

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Charlton Muropa launches debut album

Upcoming musician Charlton Muropa has launched his debut 10 track album titled ‘Free Jesus’. Free Jesus is an album rich with mature teachings aptly defining how the budding gospel artist Muropa has begun his career as a musician. Muropa’s 10 track debut album features songs such as title track ‘Free Jesus’, ‘Vhenekera’ and ‘Okaka’. The young gospel musician said the theme of the album Free Jesus describes how one can receive blessings from God without paying anything in return. Muropa said he draws his inspiration from the man-of-the-moment Jah Prayzah adding that with a lot of hardwork he will...

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Pres Mnangagwa heads to Mvuma

Preparations for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Meet-the-People rally in Mvuma are now at an advanced stage and the Midlands Minister of State Cde Owen Ncube has encouraged people to come out in their numbers.   A bumper crowd is expected in Mvuma this Saturday when President Mnangagwa retraces his footsteps back to his former constituency Chirumhanzu Zibagwe as Head of State and Government to meet the people he once represented in the House of Assembly as their legislator. Expectations are high in the constituency and the province as ED as his affectionately known by many in the province makes his maiden...

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Russian billionaire visits Vic Falls

Russian billionaire Dmitry Mazepin has visited the jaw-dropping waterfall, Mosi-oa-Tunya, one of the world’s seventh natural wonder, and has described it as unique. The visiting Russian billionaire has joined the list of high profile figures and celebrities who continue to make their way to the legendary Victoria Falls. The business mogul was accompanied by other Russian entrepreneurs and had a chance to have a one hour guided tour of the breathtaking natural wonder. The businessman who is worth US$3.5 billion dollars according to Forbes said he was enthralled by the breathtaking waterfall adding that he would not mind coming...

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BVR blitz ends

Voter registration is an ongoing exercise and it will continue at the 73 Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) district registration centres until 12 days after the nomination process. ZEC clarified this as hundreds of potential voters trooped for a last minute biometrical voter registration fearing that today the 8th of February is the final day. The panic was evident among many a potential voter in the capital as they stormed in their hundreds to biometric voter registration (BVR) centres for registration under the mistaken impression that process will officially end this Thursday (today). The ZBC News crew visited Town House...

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Teamwork, dedication must drive service delivery: First Lady

Teamwork and dedication to duty must drive service delivery in the country’s hospital sector. The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa called for this commitment when she visited Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo this today. It is a career that she dreamt off as a young girl to help others medically and today it drives her passion towards ensuring that Zimbabwe’s health delivery system is improved for the better. An earlier visit to some of the country’s hospitals left the First Lady with a deep understanding of the challenges bedevilling the health sector and now she is on an agenda to...

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5-aside critical in developing talent

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) technical director Wilson Mutekede today emphasized the importance of adopting 5-aside football as a way of enhancing the technical ability of budding players. Futsal was today officially launched as a sport by the National Association of Secondary School Heads (NASH) Harare Province at Oriel Boys High School at an event which saw PSI being unveiled as the main partner. Reacting to the development the ZIFA technical director said 5-aside football is critical in addressing the technical challenges facing Zimbabwean footballers. NASH provincial head-in-charge for football Ropafadzo Matemavi outlined the significance of the launch of...

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