Category: Features

The phone and these ever changing times!

Some time in our lives, there was the public phone box that stood at different street corners and many other places including at post offices.  With society becoming more and more sophisticated, a few of these call boxes have remained but merely as a reminder of what we once were. Times have certainly changed. From the callbox to the cellphone this is how much the world has revolutionised. The call box that was a pillar of voice messages once upon a time is now a symbol of history that changes everyday. At one time these call-boxes stood at public...

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Prophet uses empty bottles to perform miracles

A self-proclaimed prophet in the high density suburb of Chitungwiza is using empty beer bottles to prophesy on his clients. Madzibaba Bhomba who leads an apostolic shrine near Manyame bridge in Chitungwiza said has power to reverse disasters and foretell the future. He said he can cure diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer, fix broken marriages as well as reverse bad luck and instruct them back to the sender despite admitting that he adheres to the Bible teachings when performing his acts. ZBC News crew visited the shrine today when Madzibaba Bhomba was conducting one of his sermons and...

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Knowing your heart age is key to heart attack risk

Public Health England is urging people over 30 to take an online test to find out their heart age, which indicates if they are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke. They predict about 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented if heart health was improved. Unhealthy lifestyles put four in five adults at risk of early death, they estimate. People should quit smoking, eat a healthy diet and get enough exercise. The test is not diagnostic – it will not tell you whether you are going to have a...

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The family of twins and triplets

A family with a rare genetic condition is the talk of the Chipinge community as almost all family members give birth to twins or triplets. It’s double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if one may want to also call it. Being blessed with twins is a common norm for a Chipinge-based family whose rare genetic condition has seen almost every family member giving birth to twins. Born in a family of 10, Rudo Sithole and all her siblings except one have twins and for her brother it has even gone further to being triplets. “I believe my giving birth to twins is a result of family genetics where almost all my family members are twins.  People in our village admire us for the rare condition,” said Rudo. Rudo says there is joy in the doubles, but lamented that the only burden they have is to feed, nurse and raise the children in a decent and respectable way. “While we were given the rare blessings we are having difficulties in taking care of the family and sending the children to school. We sometimes look for food from bins to feed our six children,” she added. Rudo’s husband Muzorwa Bodho is equally convinced his wife’s family genetic is contributing to him fathering sets of twins. For the twins they love and like each other and their...

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Tenzi Nehoreka speaks on war record

The war of liberation was fought on different fronts collectively.  Tenzi Nehoreka, a traditionalist cum chief from Mutoko said he played a crucial role in the liberation struggle while saving the lives of the leadership. The road to independence was characterised by a rough terrain but that did not deter traditionalists from participating in the war of liberation. Nehoreka trained in Zambia with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga before the duo left for further military training in China. “I trained with Mnangagwa and Chiwenga in Zambia and i pegged Frelimo bases in Mozambique,” he said. During the armed struggle, Nehoreka saved the lives of many. “I saved Chiwenga, Chinomona and some other comrades who were captured,” said Nehoreka. After noticing the failure to fulfill pledges made by comrades in authority, Tenzi Nehoreka said he approached President Mnangagwa who was then Minister of Justice on the issue. It was the interfaces which also added salt on the wound as the former first family used the platforms to attack those they thought were against them. The dismissal of President Mnangawa from Zanu PF and government saw Nehoreka renewing ties with the Mozambican comrades to accommodate the President. Nehoreka said the humility and courage exhibited by President Mnangagwa makes him a perfect leader since he has seen it...

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