Zifa Cancells Matches Due To Covid19

Sports Writer THE Zimbabwe Football Association Central Region has due to Covid 19 infections cancelled three matches including Beitbridge’s Dulibadzimu United FC away game to FC Platinum in Zvishavane. The match that was expected to be highly explosive was suspended through a letter that also postponed clashes between Zimbabwe Defence Force Air Force side Chapungu FC home to ZDF infantry side Tongogara. The other match postponed is between Kwekwe United FC and Midlands State University FC that was scheduled for the gold mining town. In a letter signed by the…

Stinking Scandal As Corrupt Beitbridge Soldiers, CIOs Set Free

Eyebrows have been raised surrounding the non arrest of allegedly corrupt soldiers and CIO officials from Beitbridge border post and as the scandal deepens, the security team has been hastily moved from the border in a suspected cover up. Staff Writer Some police officers have questioned why Zimbabwe National Army and the President’s Department officers were not arrested after 17 policemen with whom they worked were charged with abuse of office allegedly for facilitating a smuggler through Beitbridge. The 17 policemen were part to a combined team on “Operation No to…

Dulibadzimu United Wallops Visiting Vumba Chikwe FC

Sports Writer DULIBADZIMU United FC (1)2 Vumba Chikwe FC (0) 1 DULIBADZIMU United travels to Zvishavane after it opened its campaign on a high note beating visitors Vumba Chikwe 2 – 1 thanks to a goal on each half by Bennedict Sithole whose brace sealed the deal. The match lived up to its billing and the handful of soccer lovers who braved the heat were duly rewarded. Visitors had their fair chance to level but poor finishing and an uncompromising defence particularly on the left wing spoilt their bid. Although…

Dulibadzimu United FC Raring To Go

Sports Writer BEITBRIDGE Town’s top football club  Dulibadzimu United, opens its campaign for honours and promotion into top flight football at home against Vumba Chikwe FC this Saturday, according to ZIFA fixtures. The Division One side, the only Zimbabwe Football Association registered team in the border town, is exploring its dream in the jungles of the Central Region safari. It comes to action almost two years after the suspension of active football due to Covid 19 restrictions. Elsewhere Zimbabwean premiership soccer is already on course and other Division One regions…

Mat South Miners, Police Meet As Robberies at Mines Rise

BY REX MPHISA  STAKEHOLDERS in the mining industry of Matabeleland South are expected to meet in Gwanda to discuss ways of combating the increase of robberies at mines. In an invitation to miners this week Matbeleland South chairperson of the Small Scale Miners Phillemon Mokuele said police and the Zimbabwe Miners Federation had resolved to convene a meeting in the wake of a series of robberies at mines. “Evening good people, (the) Criminal Investigations Department, Flora and Fauna Unit officer in charge, Support Unit and the Zimbabwe Miners Federation are…

Beitbridge Headlines Mat South Friends Of The Environment Walkathon

Staff Reporter BEITBRIDGE District will on Friday headline the Matabeleland South chapter of the nationwide Friends of The Environment Walkathon powered by the Nyaradzo Group. Chamnanga Secondary School and the community around the institution, one of Beitbridge’s oldest schools, will benefit from the event to include a tree-planting sub event and mini soccer tournament. At national level, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to address at the finishing line of a Harare to Chivhu Walkathon, a wrapper to all provincial events. Mnangagwa’s Chivhu event will follow a  three day 139 kilometre…

Another Bomb Picked At Beit Bridge

BY REX MPHISA ANOTHER Bomb,  the second one this month, was during the week picked up close to  a security checkpoint at the northern tip of Beit bridge. The Army’s bomb disposal unit detonated the bomb with no incident, according to police at Beitbridge. “It was an old 60 mm bomb which must have been left long back or could have been washed up by the river. Army engineers were called and they detonated the bomb,” the officer commanding Beitbridge Police District Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo said. The bomb was…

‘Policemen’ In US$380k Fawcetts Cash In Transit Robbery

Staffed Reporter Armed robbers in police uniforms yesterday pounced on a Fawcetts Security cash in transit (CIT) vehicle where they allegedly made off with an estimated US$380 000 cash. The robbery occured late afternoon near Conmara area along Gweru-Kwekwe highway. Police sources said the CIT was coming from Bulawayo destined for Harare to drop the cash. The CIT vehicle picked up cash at four points in Bulawayo and two points in Gweru before heading for Harare. “On approaching Conmara area about 30km from Gweru, the driver of the CIT said…

Veterans of Zimbabwe’s Armed Struggle Turn Back Hands of Time

BY REX MPHISA VETERANS of Zimbabwe’s armed struggle on Thursday November 23 2021 turned back the hands of time to 44 years ago when their comrades were massacred at Chimoio and Tembwe bases in Mozambique. Surviving comrades of the struggle in their different social media groups reminded each other of the day. “Let us think of our departed comrades. It was not our wisdom that we are here today but our spirits and Gods guided us although some of our comrades perished,” a veteran going with his nome de guirre…

Newfeature To Beitbridge National Marathon

BY REX MPHISA THE Beitbridge Municipality has added a new feature to its Mayor’s Half Marathon annual event to be preceeded by a 10 men cycling event this year. As at yesterday 274 participants from different clubs had registered to run at the event. Slotted for this Saturday this year’s event is themed “Beitbridge,My Home, My Smart City, Running Against Litter”. “This is a new feature which we want to debut this year alongside the Mayor’s Marathon.  We have 10 cyclists who have confirmed participation,”  said Ramagkapola. “Our plan is…