Category: Features

‘Love can indeed find a way’

Living in a world where there is reliance on their partner to move from one point to the next whilst the other has to be directed as they cannot see is the daily existence of one Sakubva couple. ZBC News explores a touching story of how a Mutare couple has indeed illustrated that love can indeed find a way. Imagine a world where you rely on another person to constantly inform you where to go and when to reach out to touch whatever objects you have to make use of. Visualise too, having to rely on someone’s legs when you have to travel from one point to the next. This is the true life story of a Sakubva couple, Tedius and Eunice Mufute whose inability to walk and see has led to a union that commenced at a church youth conference in Masvingo. “We met at a church conference in Masvingo in 2010. From then on that is when we decided that we could be a couple and live our life together,” said Eunice. Despite theirs being a touching love story, Tedius said they face a number of challenges. His wheelchair now needs to be replaced, renovations are also required to the Sakubva House which they share with Tedius’ siblings as well as money for a chicken rearing project they want to initiate for sustenance. “We have problems in...

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‘A thriving economy by a railway line’

The important junction at Mberengwa’s Mbuya Nehanda is an important gateway to different places and there, enterprising women have nurtured a trading place. The railway line is an important national trade asset. It goes to places such as Chiredzi, Chikwalakwala and beyond. There is also a road which links Mberengwa, Mataga and Zvishavane. This strategic place at Mbuya Nehanda encouraged women to converge here and start selling wares. The train passes through here twice a week and the women could not miss such an opportunity. The idea is to send reliant by creating opportunities even locally, said a mother...

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Drama as ‘prophet cleanses goblins’ in Bulawayo

A self-styled Bulawayo based prophet Lazarus Siziba claims to have cleansed two goblin like objects suspected to have terrorised Cowdray Park residents in a day that was filled with a lot of drama. It sounds like a script good enough for a horror movie. For two weeks, these residents of Cowdray Park have not known peace as some invisible objects suspected to be goblins are said to have been throwing stones damaging property and injuring people day and night. Two groups of prophets some from as far as South Africa are said to have failed to solve the residence’...

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Centenarian tips on longevity

Longevity is an envy of many in the face of diseases that continues to claim lives prematurely with the story of a centenarian in Chibuwe giving important tips on the secret of becoming one of the longest survivors in the country. A centenarian is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years and it is extremely rare to live to see one’s 100th birthday. Although he is still able to walk with the help of a walking stick and having fun with his family, Sekuru Mukayani Sithole who has three surviving wives and fathered 49 children has been able to keep his family intact and when this news crew visited Sekuru Sithole, who is believed to be 104 years, he was enjoying with his family. Sekuru Sithole, who revealed that he first married in 1934 before temporarily going to work in South Africa, explained what he thinks made him survive that long, stating that as a Christian the favour and fear of God as well as abstaining from promiscuity is the answer defending polygamy as better than an adulterous life. “The fear of God and living a holy life makes one survive that long. These days’ people are dying prematurely because they are living an adulterous life,” he said. Sekuru also says faith, positive attitude, exercise and diet are important in living long and is...

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‘A positive attitude brings a better tomorrow’

The story of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe’s communal areas is accustomed to images that reflect sickly individuals and dire poverty, but there are stories of individuals who have looked beyond their condition and are at the forefront to remove the tag of perennial beggars attached on those living with the virus. Theirs are inspiring stories which paint an undying attitude on those living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe’s rural areas departing from the all too familiar acrimonies of weakly individuals struggling in poverty. At 52, Loice Chapanduka has lived 19 years of her life with the deadly disease surviving on antiretroviral...

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