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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Bhasikiti vows to contest as independent candidate

...says Zanu People First party on cards

By Tell Reporter
MASVINGO – Former Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Kudakwashe Bhasikiti who was recently fired from Zanu PF said he was ready to contest as an independent candidate  in the by-elections in his constituency claiming his dismissal from the party was unconstitutional.
“The real Zanu PF we know does not operate like this; we were supposed to be served with dismissal letters but surprisingly we learnt about it through the media. This is just drama and very soon it will come to an end. I will contest as an independent if they try to stop me from Parliament,” said Bhasikiti.
Although the date for the by elections for Mwenezi East constituency is not yet announced, the seat automatically became vacant following Bhasikiti's dismissal from Zanu PF.
The former minister also said he will not hesitate to join a new political party ‘Zanu People First which is likely to be launched once the pending court cases between the fired Zanu PF bigwigs and the revolutionary party'.

             Kudakwashe Bhasikiti
 “People have been talking about a new political party to be named Zanu People First. I think that has been delayed by pending court cases which seek to nullify the December 2013 congress, but once the party has been formed I will join.  I am happy the name has Zanu in it which shows it is formed by real Zanu PF members and not those without war credentials.
“I know people like Josaya Hungwe knew that they were overshadowed by (Dzikamai) Mavhaire and me in the province therefore they sought for our dismissal so that they get noticed. Hungwe has no war credentials and was a sell out during the war,” said Bhasikiti.
Bhasikiti, who said the dismissal from the ruling party was good news as it separated the real party members of Zanu PF from the ‘mafikizolos’ and ‘johnny-come lately’ who have hijacked the party.
Bhasikit was fired together with Dzikamai Mavhaire and retired Claudius Makova from Masvingo province. He however, said the dismissal was not procedural as they only learnt about it through the media.political

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Majiri wins Nyaningwe RCZ soccer tourney

   
Lloyd Shunje
Majiri Congregation’s male soccer team emerged victorious in the Nyaningwe Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ) soccer tournament after dismissing Rujeko by three goals to one in penalty shoot outs in the finals held in Mucheke stadium over the weekend.
 Courtesy of the Mapuvire family of the Nyaningwe Supermarket who sponsored the sports evangelism tournament, Majiri went back home smiling with a trophy, gold medals and a prize money of $3 000
Majiri booked their ticket to the final after beating Masvingo which featured former Masvingo United captain Godfree Dondo in penalties after the game drew nil all.
On the other side Rujeko sailed through to the finals after dismissing Woodlands by two goals to one. Rujeko took the lead after a goal from Taona Dhakwa. Woodlands retaliated some minutes later after half time with an equaliser from Thusani Sibanda. It was, however, short lived as Paul Zhatu of Rujeko extended the lead through a short taken a few meters from the box.
Speaking after the game Reverend and Majiri coach Samuel Mavhundu could not hide his excitement as he thanked the boys for their effort.
“It was all through the Grace of God that a rural team could compete in this big tournament and actually win it. Our goalkeeper Simba Ruzive saved us from the quarter finals, semi-finals and the final through penalties”, said Mavhundu.
Rujeko coach Philip Hlatini said it was not their day but thanked the team for evangelising through the sport and was grateful to the sponsor as they won silver medals, $1 500.
The guest speaker of the tournament Antony Clever who was represented by Tamson Mtombeni of Makanaka Investments popularly known as Pote urged all players to focus on evangelism rather than playing for money.
The winning coach was offered a two night stay in Pote hotel.
“As players from the Church, you must demonstrate salvation through fair play against opponents. You must also respect match officials so that we create a distinction between money game and sports evangelism”, said Mtombeni.
Third position was won by Woodlands who walked away with $900 and bronze medals while Masvingo maintained the fourth place position.
Munyaradzi Majuta of Morgenster won the golden boot and Kudzanai Kwashi being the man of the tournament. South Africa was awarded for being the most disciplined team.sports





Masvingo Scout holds its 2015 provincial camp

By Theresa Takafuma    
                                                                                                                                                              
The Masvingo Scouts has recently hosted its provincial camp meeting in Chivi, where close to 300 pupils from various schools participated.

The camping which started on Friday last week, was officially opened by the Provincial Education Director (PED) Zedius Chitiga on Saturday.
Masvingo Provincial Scouts Commissioner Silvester Chin'anga said the gathering gave the scouts an opportunity to interact with the rural Chivi community as they had a scout hike to an important learning place where they visited the community, caves and rock paintings in Madya area.

"The scouts had an opportunity to interact with Chief Chivi who told them the History of the Murambwi clan, and they  also visited an important learning place with rock paintings in Chivi, which equiped them with the knowledge of history of that place," Chin'anga said.

"We  also allowed the scouts a hike of about two kilometres so that they acquaint with the environment and nature as well as perform some community  service," said the Provincial Scouts commissioner.


Chin'anga said the scouts also conducted a clean-up campaign at Chivi Growth Point, in which the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and the local authorities will be involved in the collecting of the waste.

"Since our main thrust is to teach the children to be responsible in society, they  conducted a clean-up campaign at Chivi Growth Point, after which they visited patients at Chivi District Hospital," he said.
Meeanwhile, a Mucheke High School pupil will attend the World Scout Movement Jamboree in Japan this year.local

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Man burns his dog over ten eggs


Prosper Mavenga

A Bikita man was ordered to pay US$ 20 fine for brutally killing  his only dog through setting it on fire as a 'death sentence' after he 'convicted' his petty for eating ten eggs.
Garikai Chikangara (46) of Beta Village under Chief Mazungunye went berserk last week when he found ten eggs laid by his hen missing. He summoned all family members to explain what had happened to the eggs. Upon failing to get satisfactory explanation, he called his dog and he discovered some watery egg marks on its snout.
He immediately dug a hole and tied the dog's legs before putting it in the pit. He took grass and dry maize stalks and set fire on the grass while the dog was underneath.
A wailing that went across the whole village  as the dog tried to escape. Villagers who saw a blaze of fire and a cloud of smoke ran to Chikangara's home thinking that one of his huts was on fire. Upon arrival, they discovered that he was seated while his dog was burning.
They alerted the police and Chikangara was arrested and ordered to pay a fine for his cruelty to animals.local
 
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