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ZIFA’s AGM postponed

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) general assembly’s annual general meeting (AGM) which was pencilled for this Saturday the 16th of December was adjourned to a later date next year. A communication from ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa noted members of the council proposed and agreed that a fresh notice will be circulated for an AGM to be held in February 2018, where issues on the adjourned meeting’s agenda will deliberated on. The association also advised that it has initiated legal processes to compel the previous executive committee to pay back the over US$7 million debt which was accrued during the...

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No to unjustified price hikes: Pres Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned business people and shop owners against arbitrary price hikes of basic goods. Cde Mnangagwa made the remarks at the official closing of the 2017 Zanu PF extra ordinary congress in Harare. The continuous and unwarranted increase in prices of basic commodities is threatening to dampen the festive mood.    President Mnangagwa said the arbitrary price hikes must come to an end, urging retailers to desist from profiteering and have people at heart. He said the country’s economic turnaround is going to be anchored on high agricultural production and foreign direct investment but emphasized that key...

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Burst pipes dry up city suburbs

Harare residents from Waterfalls and Sunningdale suburbs are going for some days without the water owing to burst pipes resulting in the loss of treated water. Residents are concerned by council’s delay to service the bursting pipes which are causing a loss of large volumes of already treated water while rate payers are going through a dry spell especially with the holidays around the corner. Those in the construction industry and car wash industry are taking advantage of the water burst hence undertaking their operations near the river despite environmental hazards they pose. The residents from the nearby suburbs...

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Cde Mnangagwa’s policies applauded

Zanu PF delegates to the 2017 extra ordinary congress are returning back to their provinces satisfied with the new socio-economic and political course that the country is now taking. The delegates who were preparing to depart for their respective provinces Saturday (today) morning after a successful one day congress which confirmed Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as President and First Secretary of Zanu PF and also endorsed his presidential candidature in harmonised elections slated for 2018, said prospects for the country are now looking bright in all sectors. Some delegates applauded Cde Mnangagwa for his unifying words and his humbleness, saying...

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Artists urged to take art as a business

Government has encouraged artists to take art as a serious business that can attract investment. This came out at the opening of the Zimbabwe Annual Exhibition held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe this Thursday. Addressing the audience at the annual event, Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation Honourable Kazembe Kazembe said artists should earn out of their works and make it a viable business. A number of artists this year submitted their works for this year’s exhibition and executive director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Doreen Sibanda said there is need to develop entrepreneurial artists. The exhibition...

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Zim’s music talent remains untapped

Zimbabwe’s music industry holds great potential to conquer the global arena yet despite this potential, the amazing talent in this field remains largely untapped and ill-supported. ZBC News recently identified an amazing talent in Gweru which could easily become the first episode to our version of Zimbabwe’s Talent Show. The first few stanzas draw one closer to believe that this is a recorded version of the legendary song by Ed Sheeran that has captured and mesmerised a global audience.  It’s a well choreographed voice which can draw the attention of judges on the world acclaimed America’s Got Talent show....

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Christmas mood grips Yamuranayi Association

Yamuranayi Association brought cheer to people living with disability after hosting them to an early Christmas party in Epworth. A plentiful feast, punctuated by dance and laughter told the joyful story on the spirit of Christmas sharing as Yamuranayi Association hosted a party for those with disabilities at Epworth Local Board hall. It was a moment to reflect for the party audience as they mixed and mingled with able bodied persons in the process correcting discriminative mindsets. Epworth is one of the high density suburbs were low income earners stay and has provided a haven for many people with...

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Zanu PF Youth League announces new executive members

The Zanu PF Youth League has announced members who have been nominated through a secret ballot to fill positions in the National Youth Executive, and the names will be transmitted forward to the Politburo for ratification. The announcement was made at a meeting held at the party headquarters this morning by Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Pupurai Togarepi. “I was mandated to ensure that the youth is structured well. The filling of gaps was necessitated by the resolutions made by the Central Committee where some members who were aligned with the G40 were either expelled or suspended...

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Major boost for state universities

Improved students’ accommodation at all state universities is among key priority issues on the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) agenda. University enrolment continues to increase putting pressure on academic institutions’ accommodation needs. It is against this background that the IDBZ said it intends to accomplish its obligation to ease the housing backlog of the nation by making sure that they provide cheaper accommodation for residents and university students. Director of infrastructure IDBZ Mr Desmond Matete said they are targeting housing projects in all major cities at low cost and the construction of blocks of hostels at national universities...

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MSU crowned 2017 PAUDC champions

The Midlands State University (MSU) wrote its own piece of history after its debate team affectionately known as the Great Debaters were crowned the Pan-African Universities Debate Championship (PAUDC) champions to become the first-ever Zimbabwean team to land the continental title. The 10th edition of the continental debate showcase was held at the University of Buea in Cameroon where more than 60 teams from 12 African countries competed. The Great Debaters comprising of Minehle Nzana and Tanaka Chitongo distinguished themselves well, displaying exceptional debate and intellectual prowess to win the competition, with Nzana capping off the historic achievement by...

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