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Young poet’s insightful anthology

Beaven Tapureta Bookshelf Reading through the newly-published poetry collection “A Lotus Heart” (2018) by young poet Tsitsi Abokoe Muchokwani brought back memories of its editor Sympathy Sibanda Mazuruse’s 2009 poetry collection titled “Matters of Life”. One can feel the power of both poets as it shows in their words woven …

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Macheso to stage gig in Kariba after 5 years

Boniface Chimedza Arts Correspondent Alick Macheso will on Saturday make a trip to Kariba after five years without performing in the town. He is billed to perform at Nyamhunga Bar in a show that has been dubbed 100 percent Mberikwazvo as he goes to the stage without a supporting act. …

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Villagers Forced to Walk 150km to Collect ARVs

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Villagers living with HIV and AIDS in Masvingo province’s remote district of Mwenezi are being forced to walk distances of up 150km to collect their quarterly allocations of Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) from a district centre. This emerged during a recent National Aids Council (NAC) sponsored media tour …

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Young musician dies in ‘hit and run’ accident

UPCOMING musician, Takunda “Dada” Deve (26), died last Friday after an unidentified motorist hit and dumped him at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ casualty area before leaving under the ruse that he wanted to remove his car from the receiving bay. BY VANESSA GONYE Takunda Deve Takunda was the late arts …

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Umkhathi performs in Taiwan

UMKHATHI Theatre Works left the country last week for Taichung, Taiwan, to perform at the 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition themed The Sound of Blooming. BY SHARON SIBINDI Umkhathi Theatre Works members during a live performance The 25-member group led by founder Matesu Dube confirmed the developments to NewsDay Life …

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The solo years of Biggie Tembo

WHEN a music career underwhelms, artistes are known to lean on religion, exile, retirement, isolation or drugs to wash away the torment. Biggie Tembo picked every life-affirming choice on the table and retooled for an artistic comeback, but depression, partly traceable to the back-to-back failure of his two solo albums, …

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Masvingo Has 12 Percent HIV/Aids Prevalence Rate – Nac

Masvingo — An average of 12 people out of 100 are living with HIV/Aids in Masvingo province, National Aids Council (NAC) provincial manager Edgar Muzulu has said. According to data compiled during the 3rd quarter of 2018, the average HIV prevalence rate for the province is sitting at 12,8 %. …

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Art a reflection of life: Sibanda

Boniface Chimedza Arts Correspondent When a thirst for excellence conquers the heart of a virtuous woman, it drives her to leap over obstacles, break barriers, surpass expectations and be a pinnacle of inspiration to many. For decades, renowned artist, author, curator and prolific arts administrator Doreen Sibanda has persistently demonstrated …

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Magaya Ready to Work With Govt

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Prophet Walter Magaya yesterday said he was ready to work with the Ministry of Health and Child Care who will conduct clinical trials on his Aguma herb following several engagements last week. Prophet Magaya, who said he was happy Government had given him …

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Cholera – WHO Warns Against Vaccination Complacency

By Idah Mhetu Local authorities must continue to improve sanitation and the availability of clean water to prevent cholera as vaccination is not 100 percent effective, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The latest cholera outbreak to hit Zimbabwe claimed some 55 lives with suspected cases reaching more than …

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