mushrooms Local News News 

Deadly mushrooms: Another family perishes

Four members of the same family have died while the other four are seriously ill after consuming poisonous mushrooms in Thandanani village, Filabusi, Matabeleland South Province. This brings to 15 the number of people who have died of poisonous mushrooms in nine days after 11 others from Mberengwa have died since last week. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Provincial Spokesperson, Inspector Philisani Ndebele told the ZBC News that Pretty Dlamini (14) harvested wild mushrooms at Mhlangeni grazing area and gave them to her grandmother, Elizabeth Nkomo (60) who cooked them for…

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Bulawayo Business Local News News 

Byo youths venture into brick molding

Some youths in Cowdray Park suburb of Bulawayo are cashing in on the booming construction industry, and have come together to set up a brick molding business to supply residents who are in need of the commodity. At a time when most youths are eager to secure employment and have spent years submitting application letters hoping to get job openings, youths in suburb have decided their own destiny by setting up a brick molding business. The group is producing over 3000 bricks per day and they say business is booming…

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Poisonous mushrooms Local News News 

Mushroom poisoning victims buried

A dark cloud remains hanging over the Perehwe area at Sovelele Farm after seven family members were buried on a suspected case of mushroom poisoning. In the biblical world, the number seven is one of the most significant numbers. It is believed to be the number of spiritual perfection and bible scholars believe it is the number which is stamped on every work of God. If this is so one wonders how the villagers in the Sovelele area felt when they buried seven children, all from the same family after reportedly eating poisonous mushroom.…

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Prince Bulelani Lobengula Khumalo Local News News 

UPDATED: Ndebele king coronation indaba aborted

The indaba on the coronation of a Ndebele king between government and traditional leaders in Bulawayo has been abandoned following an urgent chamber application by Peter Zwide Khumalo who is claiming the throne. The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde July Moyo who was supposed to convene the meeting had to cancell the ceremony The Zimbabwean government has barred cultural activists from installing a Ndebele king this weekend saying the move is unconstitutional. The organizers of the event, which was expected to attract thousands of people…

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School Feeding Local News News 

School feeding programme key for development

Vice President Kembo Mohadi tours Glenview 2 Primary School ahead of the official celebrations of the 3rd Africa Day of School Feeding. Some of the school’s projects are meant to ensure their feeding programme is sustainable and they generate income from such. The three day celebrations which were attended by more than 300 delegates from Delegates from across the continent are gathered in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, this week to commemorate the 3rd Africa Day of School Feeding, to realize full potential in school children. The conference which is running…

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Enactus International Local News News Sports 

Enactus World Cup preps gather momentum

Boost Fellowship Enactus Zimbabwe says they are busy preparing university students on their projects to represent the country in the Enactus World Cup competitions in Silicon Valley in the United States of America in October. Boost Fellowship Enactus Zimbabwe said preparations for the Enactus World Cup competitions have begun as they are busy mobilising students to do projects that solve community problems in Zimbabwe and present them to a panel of judges at national competitions to choose a winner to represent Zimbabwe in October. Executive director Enactus Zimbabwe Mrs Busi Marandure…

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Hospitality Business Local News News 

Hospitality industry implored to embrace technology

Government says hospitality industry operation should embrace technology through digital marketing to increase both domestic and international tourism. In an interview with ZBC News on the sidelines of a website launch at Barrouge and Restaurant in Harare, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Dr Thokozile Chitepo said the technology brings the country in the forefront in terms visibility through websites that market businesses. Website developer Mr Tendai Motsi noted that websites are essential in that all information about a certain place can be accessed without difficulties.…

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Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Local News News 

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Shocked by Wicknell

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has expressed disappointment at poor preparatory works that have been undertaken by Intratek at the proposed site of the 100MW Gwanda solar project The company was advanced more than $5 million for the works. This emerged during a tour of the project site by legislators, Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) executives, officials from Government departments such the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and Gwanda Municipality. Intratek, a company owned by flamboyant Harare businessman Mr Wicknell Chivayo , was awarded the tender in 2013 to…

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