Category: Features

Zim’s peace dividend glows ahead of harmonised elections

Indications that the forthcoming elections are on track to being free and fair by regional bloc SADC offer a window for Zimbabwe to bank on its peace dividend to show the world on her commitment to holding credible elections that match international best practices. Billboards and posters of aspiring candidates are what serve to remind the nation of an election that will be taking place within the next 20 days. For a first time visitor the relaxed and peaceful environment does not tell much of the impending electoral process highlighting Zimbabwe’s political maturity that has allowed diverse opinion and...

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Remembering Umdala Wethu      

Traditional leaders in Matabeleland South have paid tribute to the late Vice President Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo saying the important role he played in championing unity, peace and national development in the country will forever be cherished. As the nation remembers the late Father Zimbabwe who died on the first of July in 1999, chiefs in Matabeleland South province have hailed the liberation icon saying Zimbabweans will forever be indebted to him for his personal sacrifice and selfless service to the people. Chief Sigola of Umzingwane district and Chief Staudze of Beitbridge also thanked Umdala Wethu as he...

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Road users in Harare ‘harvest’ maize from highway

Post harvest losses account for 60 percent and do not only happen in the fields but even during the transportation to the market. The statement was proven true when a truck driver lost tonnes of shelled maize grain along Bulawayo road to provide a moment of the Biblical ‘Manna from Heaven’ for nearby residents. One man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity, they say. A truck load of maize grain on Sunday (yesterday) swerved and the side doors of the trailer gave in to the load spilling maize on the tarred road. The misfortune was interpreted as a gift from above as...

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‘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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