FC Platinum And Orlando Pirates Draw

FC PLATINUM…….(2)(2) ORLANDO PIRATE….(0)(2) ZIMBABWE’S representatives in the CAF Champions league FC Platinum finally rediscovered their goal scoring form as they played out to 2-2 draw against Orlando Pirates in a thrilling Group B tie played at Orlando stadium yesterday. Unlike their opponents, the Zimbabwean champions went into this encounter knowing they had no chance of making it into the quarter-finals of the competition but for them the clash was  a mission to restore lost pride. The miners dominated the early exchanges with their catchy and free-flowing football and with…

Chidawu Named Harare Minister

President Mnangagwa yesterday appointed former Harare mayor, Senator Oliver Chidawu to the post of Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Harare Metropolitan Province, as Government’s plans on devolving power to provincial councils in line with the Constitution gathers momentum. Section (2) of the Constitution obliges central Government to cede more powers to provincial councils for them to determine local development priorities. President Mnangagwa has challenged provincial ministers to be economic drivers and move away from the old dispensation where they were merely political commissars. In a statement, Chief Secretary to…

Voices of female creatives on Women’s Day

THE nation yesterday joined the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day, running under the global theme: Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate For Change. The day is celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. Locally, the major celebrations were held at Nemangwe Cotton Marketing Board in Gokwe, Midlands province, under the local theme: Sustainable Infrastructure and Access to Public Services for Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women. Reigning  Miss World Zimbabwe Belinda Hajirah Potts said women must stay strong in what…

Shamima Begum: IS Teenager’s Baby Son Dies

The baby son of Shamima Begum – who fled London to join the Islamic State group – has died, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces has said.The group, which runs the camp where the teenager has been living, confirmed the death on Friday. The baby died of pneumonia, according to a medical certificate. He was less than three weeks old. A UK government spokesman said the death of any child was “tragic and deeply distressing for the family”. The spokesman said the government had consistently advised against travelling to…

Chicken Inn Will Fly High: Antipas

DESPITE returning home winless from a four-team invitational tournament in Malawi, Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas (pictured) says he drew positives from the trip and believes the Gamecocks will be a force to reckon with in the 2019 season beginning at the end of the month. Chicken Inn begin their campaign with a home tie against ZPC Kariba and then travel to Harare for a game with Yadah. They have a big home tie in their third match where they face Dynamos in Bulawayo before an away game to Ngezi…

Boy (14) ‘Kills’ Sister (6) For Speaking IsiNdebele

A 14-year-old boy from Binga who allegedly killed his six-year-old sister for speaking IsiNdebele has been arrested.The fugitive minor was allegedly hiding out in a cave near his home. The suspect from Mulindi village, under chief Dobola, whose name is being withheld for ethical reasons, is suspected to have killed Senzeni Sibanda, a Grade One pupil at Mulindi Primary School, last Tuesday. He severely assaulted his sister and threw her into a river resulting in her drowning. He committed the crime while they were on their way to school. The…

US Concerns Over Zimbabwe Human Rights Abuses

The United States says it remains “seriously concerned” about human rights abuses by the Zimbabwe government, and will keep sanctions in place until President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government implements reforms. President Donald Trump last week renewed sanctions on 84 individuals and 56 entities for another year, extending Zimbabwe’s international isolation. In a briefing with reporters on Thursday, U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said the sanctions were targeting “certain persons and senior officials in the government of Zimbabwe that have participated in human rights abuses related to political repression or…

RBZ Governor Attacked over RTGS$-US Rate

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya was on Thursday grilled in Parliament over disparities between the official United States dollar rates of 1:2,5 and the parallel market rate of 1:3,6 resulting in price increases of goods and services. Mangudya appeared before Parliament to speak about fuel challenges in the country when he was asked to explain the impact on the economy of the non-availability of foreign currency in the country and the introduction of the real time gross settlement dollars. In his recent Monetary Policy statement, Mangudya pegged the…