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…

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…

More Virulent, Deadly HIV Discovered

PRESS STATEMENT Identification of fast-spreading HIV variant provides evidence of urgency to halt the pandemic and reach all with testing and treatment Around 10 million people living with HIV are still not on antiretroviral therapy. GENEVA, 7 February 2022—Newly published research from the Netherlands has revealed the existence of a more transmissible and damaging variant of HIV. People living with the newly revealed HIV subtype experience double the rate of immune system decline (CD4 count), have higher HIV viral loads (amount of virus in the blood) and are vulnerable to…

Government Gives Striking Teachers A Raise

Government has conceded to demands by striking educators by awarding them 20% salary increase, along with non monetary incentives. According to a government statement released late today, President Emerson Mnangagwa ‘directed that specific meaures’ be implemented in light of teachers’ demand. As a result, teachers have been awarded monetary benefits that include a 20% salary increase, USD$100 Covid allowance top-up an scalling of salaries according to seniority. The educators were also awarded with non monetary incentives such as payment of fees for for the teacher’s three biological children, pool transport,…

Dulibadzimu United Promises Family Fun Day against Tongogara

BY REX MPHISADULIBADZIMU United Football Club has promised a family fun day at the Mabhidhi Stadium when it clashes with Army side Tongogara Saturday. Outside the field of play and on the tracks the team which still Hope’s it will bring premiership football to the country’s southernmost town will host track challenges for it’s “extra-large” supporters. “We shall be hosting Tongogara FC at Ronnie’s Sports Arena in Beitbridge on Saturday 5 February 2022 at 1500 hrs,” Dulibadzimu secretary general Mandela “Combat” Moyo said. “There shall be a curtain raiser match…

Skeem Beit Officially Opens Doors

BY REX MPHISA ITS a midas touch, to be precise. This is the apt description of SKEEM BEIT, a leisure joint officially opening in the heart of Beitbridge today. Richard Govati told Beitbridge Eye that a whopping figure upwards of $75 000 was spent on the build up, redesigning, branding and spoiling of what will start defining the entertainment life of Beitbridge town, Zimbabwe’s southernmost urban settlement. Govati who is the marketing head of SKEEM BEIT was candid and bullish. “That figure upawards of $75k speaks of how we rate…