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Zimsec ‘O’ Levels to Re-Write English Paper 2 Exam

By Abigail Mawonde Candidates who sat for the November 2017 Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC)’s Ordinary Level English Paper 2 Examination are set to re-write the paper on Friday next week following cheating that took place last year when the examination was administered.  Speaking during a press conference in Harare …

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Hundreds Register to Vote At a National Peace Concert in Bulawayo and Thousands Pledge to Uphold Peace Ahead of the Election

On 04 February 2018, Heal Zimbabwe in collaboration with Zimrights, Election Resource Centre (ERC), Zimbabwe Christian Alliance, Habakkuk Trust, Women Institute in Leadership (WILD) and National Youth for Development Trust (NYDT) hosted a peace concert in Cowdray Park in Bulawayo. The objective of the peace concert was to mobilize citizens …

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Chirenje Launches Third Album

Gospel diva ,Sandra Chirenje ,will today launch her third album, Shekinah, which encourages one to solider on in times of trouble. Chirenje told 263Chat that the 11 track album, which feature Mathias Mhere in one of the songs, derives its meaning and was inspired by Psalms 18 in the bible. …

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Poet Launches 15-Track Album

By Solomon Chizikani As a way of keeping the poetry industry alive, Norton-based poet, Takudzwa Chikepe, has launched his third,15 track,poetry album. Chikepe, who defines poetry as a state of mind that slides over life situations in the comfort of peace and love, also said he is an institution of …

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Specialised Plant Lies Idle At Sable Chemicals

By Zvamaida Murwira A multi-million-dollar specialised plant at Sable Chemicals near Kwekwe is lying idle after it was abandoned two years ago because of its high consumption of electricity. Management at the country’s sole ammonium nitrate (AN) producing firm said the electrolysis plant consumed 115 megawatts per month and they …

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Music Guru Macheso Introduces Sons to Sungura

Sungura music supremo , Aleck Macheso has introduced his two sons, Tatenda and Esau, to the music world, a move he says is meant to preserve the Macheso dynasty. Perhaps the apple does not fall from the tree after all. The Macheso boys become the latest sons of musicians who …

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Distance to School Matters for Pupils

By Rumbidzayi Ngwenya At a tender age of eight, Natasha (Not her real name) wakes up daily at 5am to prepare for her long trek to school. She stays with her mother in Chitungwiza, a sprawling dormitory town about 35km south of the capital, Harare. The journey to a private …

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Over 5 Million Register to Vote

The Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) national blitz recorded 73 percent success and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is now preparing for a de-duplication exercise to weed out multiple registrations ahead of harmonised elections this year.Weeding out multiple registrants will see the electoral body coming up with a credible voters’ roll. …

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Books On Development, Activism Launched

By Beaven Tapureta Two self-published books titled “Beyond Politics: A Proposal for Zimbabwean Development” (2018) by Charline Vuta and “Aluta Continua (The Struggle Continues)” (2018) by Kudakwashe Manjonjo were officially launched last Friday at Angwa City in Harare. Themed “Spark and Fire: Building a New Zimbabwe”, the dual book launch …

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Mobile BVR Ends

By Kuda Bwititi The mobile Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) ends tomorrow with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) ruling out a further extension. Registration will, however, continue at ZEC’s district centres. Over 5,1 million prospective voters have registered for this year’s harmonised elections, according to the Commission’s website. ZEC deputy chairperson …

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