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Masvingo selects provincial cricket teams

Tapiwa Muzondo - MASVINGO – Masvingo province has selected the teams that will represent the province in the forth coming national games from U16, U14 and U19 years in July at Hillcrest College in Mutare, Kyle College in Masvingo and Harare respectively.
The trials were held at Masvingo sports club from 20 to 28 February 2014, the trials were conducted under the watchful eye of their coach, Tatenda Maponga, who confirmed the development.
Players were drawn from schools in Masvingo urban that include Runyararo, Kyle Prep, Kyle College, Victoria Junior and Mucheke High.
In an interview with The Mirror Southern Rocks secretary, Costa Charumbira indicated that the inter-franchise tournaments will be used to select the national teams.
"As the province we have our own hopefuls such as Lorence Mangwenzi to be selected in the team that will represent the country in 2016 World Cup in Bangladesh," said Charumbira
 U14 Masvingo Province squad
 Gratitude Jaya, Winfred Matende , Gilmore Musembo ,Last Chinyengetere ,Ashley Mutswapo, Albert Ndlovu, Irvine Mapfumo , Courage Nudia , Brendon Mafukashe , Stephen Togarasei, Dion Chigwedere , Salvado Malunga, Ezorom Mabaya, Isheunesu Garauzive, Leopold Mutendi, Sir-Andy members Chipamba and Ishmael Gudza.
 U16 Squad
 Kennedy Murira, Nisbert Maringire, Tapiwanashe Musariri, Ngosilathi Nungu, Prince Chisiyiwa, Tatenda Mugore, Nyasha Hwizimani, Ben Bangu ,Tendai Mandidzinga, Itai Zembe, Nigel Ziwa, Anesu Makopa, Tinashe Mano, Chalse Shumba , Farai Moyo and Tapiwa Maulana
Under 18
 Gabriel Jaya, Weston Katiyo, Rorisans Vundla, Mufaro Munemo, Fungai Hludo, Adrian Sithole, Tafadzwa Jiri, Takudzwa Madembo, Albert Mawere, Tawanda Kamela, Praise Makaza, Shelton Chiurayise, Percy Mhike, Nehemia Mutendi, Milford Muzenda and Timothy Aphiri.

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Sivanga Primary does Runde Rural Council pride

Elizabeth Mashiri
Zvishavane Bureau - Zvishavane
– Sivanga Primary School which is 28km from the small mining town of Zvishavane along the Zvishavane to Gweru Road is a source of pride for Runde Rural District Council and indeed Zvishavane as a whole.
From the phoenix of a school that collapsed in 2011, Sivanga rose to win the Secretary's Bell Merit Award in 2014. A ceremony is still to be held sometime this year for the official hand over of that award.
As if that is not enough, Sivanga which is owned and run by Runde Rural District Council also won the provincial showcase cultural award after beating all schools in the expansive Midlands Province to it.
Sivanga is in Ward 6, Mapirimira area under Chief Mapanzure.
This reporter got an opportunity to tour the ward with the Councilor for the area, Nomore Nyoni where a visit was made to dip tanks, sunk boreholes and other development projects in the area.
"Sivanga is one of the many projects that Runde Rural District Council is working on in order to put the council on the map," said Nyoni.
Sivanga rose like the proverbial phoenix. In 2011 the school was forced to close down after three classroom blocks which were built in 1939 collapsed. The council and parents did not waste time in rising again from the ground and soon they were rebuilding the school.
Indeed like the phoenix they were up and in 2014, the Ministry considered the school the best primary in the Midlands Province and awarded it with the Secretary's Bell Merit Award.
And there is a competition for having the best cultural village in a school. Sivanga built a traditional village in the school replicate with granaries, a cattle pen, one for goats, and a fowl run. It is typical of a traditional African homestead.
For that Sivanga also came up in pole position.
 "We were supposed to have hosted a national event last year to receive the secretary's award but this has been postponed to this year. What we are sure of is that the ceremony to celebrate the provincial cultural show case award will be hosted here at the school in June," said Nyoni.
Sivanga head could not speak to The Mirror because the clearance had not sought from superiors.local news

Thrashed man avenges on the wife

Elizabeth Mashiri
Zvishavane Bureau - Zvishavane
- A Zvishavane man thrashed at a beer drink by a friend vented his anger on his wife on a revenge mission when he found the wife at home and beat her up before grabbing a solar panel and $50.
Abiot Sibanda (38) of Chemhere Village, Chief Mataruse, Mberengwa teamed up with Austin Marume on the revenge mission.
Sibanda was dragged to court by Lilian Mapfumo to answer to assault and theft charges.
Sibanda beat up Mapfumo when Mapfumo failed to tell the whereabouts of her husband.
It is the State's case that on August 1, 2014 and at Chemhere Village, Sibanda proceeded to Mapfumo's house in search of Mapfumo's husband Tinevimbo Chumba who had earlier on assaulted him at a beer drink.
The accused allegedly went into the house and kicked the complainant once on the stomach and after realizing that things were getting nasty, she escaped and ran away.
When the complainant escaped the accused then took a solar panel and US$50 which was in the house before leaving the house.
Sibanda was however found guilty of assault and theft was jailed 10 months of which four months were suspended for three years and one month was suspended on condition of restitution so he will save an effective six months.local news

Chikombedzi cop demands to wed colleague’s wife

Chipo mashavira
Chiredzi bureau - Chiredzi
– An angry Chikombedzi Police constable has been remanded in custody for allegedly demanding that he be legally wedded to the wife of an officer who had snatched his girlfriend.
Chiredzi Magistrate Geraldine Mutsoto ordered that the officer get a mental examination to determine if he was well.
Wesley Kamaliza (36) stationed at Chikombedzi Police station appeared before Magistrate Mutsoto on Tuesday facing assault charges. He beat up Alfa Chikwanda the wife of constable.....Chinyundo for refusing to become his legal wife after her husband allegedly snatched his girlfriend.
Kamaliza allegedly argued that since Chikwanda's husband had taken his girlfriend, he then had a right to take his rival suitor's wife.
Kamaliza then tried to force himself on Chikwanda by placing her hands on her lap and hugging her tightly. He tried to force Chikwanda to accompany him to the officer-in-charge's office where he wanted the two to get legally wedded.
Kamaliza allegedly assaulted Chikwanda when she spurned the advances and refused to be force-marched to the officer-in-charge's office.
Circumstances are that on March 9, 2015 Kamaliza grabbed and assaulted a fellow cop's wife and announced that she was now his wife and even demanded that the officer-in-charge facilitate the marriage after accusing the
On that day, Chikwanda was seated at a neighbours' house with other women. She then left for her house and upon arrival she met Kamaliza who told her that her husband had snatched his girlfriend at Gezani and told her that he therefore intended to take her to be his wife.
Kamaliza then allegedly went and sat next to chikwanda and held her by the hand laying his hand on her thighs. He stood up tightly holding the complainant's hand and dragged her towards ZRP offices loudly shouting that the complainant was now his wife hence he needed the officer-in-charge to facilitate the marriage.
Chikwanda protested but it was all in vain and Kamaliza assaulted her with open hands on the head several times until other officers arrested him.
Gladmore Gwara prosecuted.
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Mkwasine man in court for raping mentally ill

Chipo Mashavira
Chiredzi Bureau - Chiredzi
- A 19 year old Mkwasine man, Obert Moyana, was last week arrested and charged for raping a 25-year-old mentally
challenged woman after she spurned her love advances.

Moyana who resides at Village 8 Chipimbi, Mkwasine appeared before Magistrate Geraldine Mutsoto last Friday.
The State led by Doubt Phiri alleges that on February 27, 2015 at around 3pm, Prepare Masango (25) who is suffering from mental illness went to fetch water at a borehole which is 600m from her homestead. She was met by Moyana at the borehole who proposed love to her but she turned down the proposal.
The State further alleges that Moyana then dragged Masango into a nearby bush almost 200m from the borehole, pushed her down and raped her once.
On returning home her mother noticed that her clothes were soiled with blood and after being asked she revealed that Moyana had raped her and a report was made to the Police.

Magistrate Mutsoto remanded the matter to a later date.

Chingwete acquitted of rape

Tawanda Homba - Masvingo
– Gutu headman and adviser to Chief Chikwanda, Moses Chingwete (62) who was being charged with raping a form 2 girl from Guni Secondary School in Gutu has been acquitted of the crime.
Chingwete was acquitted by Magistrate Collet Ncube last Thursday at the Masvingo's court.
The state was being represented by Sophia Bhusvumani, while Chingwete was being represented by Charles Ndlovu of Ndlovu and Hwacha Legal Practitioners. 
The case was thrown out on the grounds that the minor's evidence was inconsistent.local news

Chivi Bank Teller 'steals' US$50 000

Martha Leboho  CHIVI
– A prominent Chivi woman who is employed with Savings and Credit Co-operative bank (SACCO) as a bank teller will appear at Chivi Magistrate court after she allegedly stole $47 900 from the bank on different occasions. The matter will appear before the court on March 19, 2015.  Florence Nhopi who is believed to be in her late twenties is accused of having stolen money from the bank where she could make deposits to her husband and a brother-in-law, according to information in the hands of The Mirror.

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