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Zim teams dominate Zone VI volleyball games

Zimbabwe confirmed itself as a powerhouse in Zone VI after the country’s clubs were crowned champions in both the men and women categories of the CAVB Zone VI Volleyball Club championships that ended in Bulawayo today. A packed ZITF Hall saw two local volleyball teams romp to victory and send fans in wild scenes of celebration as Harare City women and Support Unit men provided the sport loving nation an early festive season present with some well polished performances. In the women’s final, Harare City beat BDF 3-1, while Support Unit men won it with a similar scoreline against...

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Traditional healers demand policy

Traditional health practitioners have challenged the government to come up with laws and policies that govern and protect their operations for the safety of people from fake and dubious traditionalists. Speaking on the sidelines of the Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association annual general meeting, Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association President, Mr Friday Chisanyu said their members have the potential to make breakthroughs in the health sector if given the opportunity. “Continuous research in formalising traditional herbs should thus be given high priority,” Mr Chisanyu said. Acting Director – Traditional Medicines in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Mr Onias Ndoro...

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Autism challenge for Zimbabwe

Autism has remained largely a mysterious condition in Zimbabwe and autistic people continue to face discrimination in a society where huge gaps in awareness, interventions and support are still very evident. Autism can affect all races in all geographic regions and has a large impact on children, their families, communities and societies. Most autistic people experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety because of stigma and the treatment they get from people who do not understand their conditions. Parents of autistic children implored the society to seek more knowledge about the condition, adding that they face difficulties...

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Allocate funds towards disasters, govt urged

The government has been challenged to allocate funds towards the management of disasters in the country to ensure speedy response to emergency cases. The call follows delays in the construction of homesteads for Tsholotsho flood victims, whose homes were washed away during Cyclone Dineo earlier this year. When Tsholotsho was hit by floods earlier this year, the government had no funds from the budget allocated towards the management of such disasters. An appeal was then made for donations from well wishers who chipped in with various resources meant for the construction of new homesteads for the flood victims. However,...

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Police urged to remain resolute

The police must remain resolute in its discharge of duties and help create an enabling environment for peace and tranquillity ahead of next year’s harmonised elections. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Police Protection Unit (PPU) held an end of year party at Tomlison depot in Harare, where Senior Assistant Commissioner Lee Muchemwa, who was represented by PPU Commissioner – Operations, Alphios Mpofu, said the police must reflect on its success and failures in renewing its efforts towards ensuring a crime free environment. Senior Assistant Commissioner Muchemwa also highlighted that the force has been affected by a number of challenges in the discharge of duties. Entertainment was provided by the Police Band, which belted out some fine lyrics, much to the enjoyment of the...

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Zim can learn from China: Cde Mutsvangwa

The Special Advisor to the President, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa says Zimbabwe can derive maximum benefits socially and economically by strengthening cooperation with the Communist Party of China (CPC). Cde Mutsvangwa made the remarks at an inter-party training workshop conducted by the visiting Deputy Minister of International Trade in the CPC. Zanu PF office bearers attended a workshop organised by the visiting CPC delegation, where the two sides shared experiences and exchanged notes on various party programmes. Cde Mutsvangwa said Zimbabweans should work in unison to achieve common goals at the same time focusing on collaborating with countries like China...

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Cell phone craze among rural youths

If there is one thing that youths would tell you they cannot live without today, it would have to be their mobile phones. The device is being used by the youths for texts, multimedia messaging, keeping up with new trends on social media, getting news updates, listening to music and watching movies. In fact in China the cell phone craze has seen the use of television sets dropping to 30 percent from 70 percent three years ago as more people become technological savvy. Zimbabwean youths have also not been left behind and many urban youths confess to be addicted...

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Uzumba boy recalls croc attack

Today marks exactly four years when an 11-year-old boy from Uzumba, Tapiwanashe Kachere was saved from the jaws of a crocodile by his father on December 17th 2013 in a show of bravery that shocked many people. The story of Tapiwanashe sounds like a script from a movie but to the Uzumba community in general and the Kachere family in particular, the incident marks a sad chapter in history when they almost lost a father and son. Despite having his left leg now amputated, the boy is back to living his normal life where he uses a wheelchair to...

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Zim’s Tinashe Mwadziwana vies for WBF title

Delta Force boxer, Tinashe Mwadziwana beat Malawi’s Robert Kachiza in an elimination bout that ensured the Zimbabwean picks his ticket to fight Tapiwa Tembo for the vacant WBF super bantam weight title. Mwadziwana won the elimination fight by a knock out in the 6th round of the 8 rounds contest to send the audience at the Stodart Hall complex in Mbare, Harare into jubilation. The victory ensured passage for Mwadziwana to meet Tembo for the vacant WBF super bantam weight title fight. Seven bouts where lined up for the day in the king of the ring ghetto explosion, one of them a female bantam weight four round tie featuring Chiedza Homakoma and Revai Madondo which ended in a draw. Four of the seven bouts ended in knock...

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Festive season grips nation

With the festive season upon us, many are already in the mood as shown by entertainment activities witnessed over the weekend at different leisure spots and churches. Such was the mood at the hairstylist finals held in Harare where Brian Kadengu mesmerised merrymakers. For Christians, Christmas is the time to remember the birth of Christ through carols and gospel music. At an all night gospel concert by Christ Followers International, the Chitungwiza community hosted Bethany Pasinawako who took the audience down memory lane with her famous songs. At the same venue, Mathias Mhere was also on stage and did not disappoint his audience with his glorious voice. At a Christmas show in Harare’s Theatre in the Park, Chipawo children displayed their Christmas acts which commemorated legends from the past. The Air Force of Zimbabwe traditional dance group mesmerised the audience with its energetic dances at a pass out parade in Manyame. Andy Muridzo highlighted the evening during the Megafest Business Awards where he left revellers satisfied his success is just but...

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