IOM Beitbridge Dormitory Gutted by Fire

BY REX MPHISATHE International Organisation for Migration (IOM) male dormitory at their Beitbridge reception centre was on Saturday evening razed down to the ground by a fire and a lone occupant was lucky to survive the inferno. Origins of the fire are not yet known and damage was yet to be quantified but the survivor escaped when the fire started. IOM officials at the scene said they could not disclose anything before making police statements but undertones suggested the fire was sparked off by a power surge that also resulted…

Beitbridge Municipality Apologises For Lack of Welfare Department

BY REX MPHISABEITBRIDGE Town Clerk Loud Ramagkapola on Saturday apologised profusely to the Beitbridge community for his local authority failure to provide a welfare department despite it’s importance in the local authority at the country’s busiest border post. Ramagkapola whose Municipality of Beitbridge takes care of a local population of 65 000 people and yet another transient 18 000 daily at peak spoke at was a fund-raising dinner hosted to raise funds for the construction of a house for Mudi waFhulufhelo Safe House. The organisation, a brain child of social…

Skeem Beit Pays Electricity For Beitbridge Mission

Staff ReporterSKEEM BEIT, Beitbridge and Zimbabwe’s fastest growing entertainment house, last week paid the electricity bill for Beitbridge Mission School to the tune of $50 000. According to SKEEM BEIT accounting manager Steve Stubbs Muleya (pictured) the gesture was community service in the area where the entertainment house is based. “We were approached by a local who requested for that assistance and we happily complied. We are part of this community and concerned about it’s growth. “We want to grow with it as you are aware SKEEM BEIT is a…

Dulibadzimu Return to Dulivhadzimo

BY REX MPHISA DULIBADZIMU United FC this weekend returns to Dulivhadzimo Stadium for a “must win” encounter against high-riding Midlands side Tel One. Dulivhadzimo Stadium, Beitbridge’s equal of Rufaro in Harare and Barbourfields in Bulawayo, is the Beitbridge soccer theatre of dreams. It is for Chelsea fans in Beitbridge Stamford Bridge. Anfield for Liverpool. Emirates Stadium for Arsenal and Old Trafford of course for Manchester United. Dulivhadzimo was witness to Underhill, Beitbridge’s first ever team to break into premiership, travel the long winding soccer journey to glory. Dulivhadzimo was witness…

Disabled Students Receive Help From Young Women For ED

BY REX MPHISASIXTEEN students living with various disabilities and are boarders at Beitbridge Mission Primary School at the weekend received an assortment of groceries from Young Women For ED. Twelve of the students are male and the remainder female. Head of the school Monica Ndlovu said the donation will play a big role in appreciation of school for the kids whose attention in class will improve in full bellies. “Food is important to students and this donation will put our students at a level standing with those from home who…

Dulibadzimu United Regains Winning Formula

SPORTS REPORTER Dulibadzimu United FC (0)2 Loss Control 0 DULIBADZIMU United FC rediscovered its winning formula and sent Zvishavane side Loss Control packing in a match played on Saturday at the Mabhidhi Stadium in the outskirts of the border town. It was a match of two halves. The bad and the good. In the second part after the breather, when all hope seemed lost, and more than a dozen chances fluffed, adventurous Benedict Sithole went hunting. He got to the party and won his ball back in a tussle within…

Timely Boost For Dulibadzimu Utd

SPORTS REPORTERBEITBRIDGE’s Dulibadzimu United on Friday got a timely boost ahead of their league encounter when a local businessman contributed towards the team’s meals ahead of the “must win” game against Loss Control. Slotted for the lovely theatre of football, the Mabhidhi Stadium at 3pm, Stanley Ncube’s young lads want maximum points to keep alive a whole town’s dream of premiership soccer come next season. And Shandai Aggripa Chingwanga of Chingwanga Enterprises moved in and pledged all the meals for the boys in red and black. “It’s what I felt…

Businessman Donates to Dulibadzimo United

SPORTS WRITER BEITBRIDGE: DULIBADZIMO United F.C. on Thursday received a timely boost when Global Cargo representative Ernest Tazarurwa donated 10 soccer balls to the team. Five of the soccer balls were handed over to the team and the remainder will be delivered anytime this week. Tazarurwa himself a yesteryear soccer player who turns out for the border town social soccer outfit The Greats, said the donation was because it was his wish to see local football return to the dizzy heights of premiership. “I hope all business people in Beitbridge…

Five Polokwane Serial Rapist, Murderer Victims Identified

BY REX MPHISA POLICE in South Africa have through Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) identified the remaining five women allegedly slain by a Zimbabwean serial killer now known as “the notorious Polokwane serial killer. The accused, Prince Dube aged 34, was linked to the murders of seven women kidnapped or went missing in Seshego, Mankweng and Polokwane since August 2021. Dube of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, faces charges of murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery and defeating the ends of justice and five of his suspected victims had not been identified until the latest development. The…

Zimbabwe Finally Opens It’s Borders

BY REX MPHISAZIMBABWE on Tuesday opened it’s borders closed almost two years ago in a fight against COVID 19. Beitbridge residents welcomed the new development expected to uplift the economic statuses of residents of the town devoid of any formal industries. The Government cited a decline in the prevalence of the respiratory disease and how it managed the fourth wave which claimed far less deaths than had been expected. The decision to open was announced in a post cabinet press briefing, an address to journalists made soon after a Cabinet…