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…

Doom As SA Wont Renew Zim Special Permits

Staff Reporter The future of Zimbabweans in South Africa is doomed after a Home Affairs official announced on Thursday that there will be no renewal of the Special Dispensation Permits meant for Zimbabweans when they expire this November. Since 2008, more than 20000 Zimbabweans have been enjoying exemption of stay in the republic, through a special permit granted to regularise their stay. In a presentation televised by the national broadcaster SABC, Mondli Gungubele, the minister in the presidency said permit holders will be granted another year to apply for other…

Two Creche Kids Suffocate in Car Boot

Staff Writer TWO Chiredzi pre-school kids suffocated on Tuesday after their minder forgot them in the trunk of a car that ferries them to their early development centre. Lynet Musungatu (4) and Celine Shiri (3) were pronounced dead upon arrival at Chiredzi District Hospital while two boys who were in the same boot were resuscitated. The four were all from Javas Pre-school in Chiredzi town suffocated to death in the trunk of a Honda CVR car. Reports say that the owner of the Pre-school, Mrs Zhuwakina Javangwe forgot them in…

Musina Bypass To Shorten Travel Times Between Joburg, Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter SOUTH AFRICA’S Department of Transport says the R677 million by-pass project in Musina will reduce travel time between Beitbridge Border Post and Johannesburg. The new ring road from Musina South to Musina North commenced in December 2019 and is set to be completed in 2022. The project’s main purpose is to divert the N1 traffic around the town of Musina, and is managed by the Raubex Group which was also subcontracted to upgrade the Beitbridge Border Post. More than 1 000 heavy vehicles and trucks use the N1…

Zifa Board Suspended for Incompetence, Sexual Offences

Staff Reporter The SRC Board has revealed the reasons why the ZIFA board was fired this morning. Mismanagement of funds, not following COVID-19 protocol, and sexual harassment of female referees to the seven point causes leading to the fall of the Felton Kamambo led executives. Morning press conference, SRC Board had announced the sacking of the Zifa board. Read story on SRC Suspends Zifa board With Immediate Effect. In a press statement, the SRC has listed causes for the sacking. “The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) hereby informs the public…

SRC Suspends Zifa board With Immediate Effect

Staff Reporter The Sports and Recreation Committee board has suspended Zimbabwe Football Association board members with immediate effect. Circumstances surrounding the suspension are still sketchy but sources whisper a string of poor results from the Warriors, who only managed to win only one match out of eighteen at the World Cup qualifiers, could be the cause. The retiring from national duty by right back Tendai Darikwa and recently Khama Billiat might be the major cause for the axe that fell upon the Felton Kamambo led executives. More to follow…