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Masvingo Residents Trust members arrested

Garikai Mafirakureva - MASVING0
– Three Masvingo Residents Trust members were arrested by Police on Monday afternoon after allegedly pitching up at Masvingo Civic Centre armed with stones and ready to cause violence.
The three were allegedly protesting against an incident where a municipal police vehicle crashed to death a two-month-old baby while on a raid against vendors.
The trio of Tamutswa Chikonyora a student leader, Solomon Kuvheyi ward 2 Secretary for Information and Patrick Mutema secretary for Service Delivery, were arrested at Masvingo Civic Centre and are facing malicious injury to property and inciting public violence after angry residents broke windows at the Civic Centre in a bid to demand audience with city fathers.
Speaking to The Mirror in an interview MRT Information Officer Prosper Tiringindi said vendors through his organisation petitioned the council on April 16, 2014 to provide hawkers' licences but they were not forthcoming.
"It's almost four months after we petitioned the city fathers, but they failed to respond. It has become a norm to see council trucks chasing vendors and commuter omnibuses in Hollywood style as they resist arrest and the end is anywhere near sight. This has put lives of innocent lives in danger," said Tiringindi.news

Pamushana becomes a sports academy

•    Caps influential to the move

Leopold Munhende - BIKITA – Masvingo sports powerhouse, Pamushana High School has successfully set up a registered Soccer Academy at its school, a move which will see the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ) run institution benefitting from the sale of players to clubs, Pamushana Headmaster Johnson Madhuku has said.
The school becomes the first in Zimbabwe to make this achievement.
Madhuku said that the academy which is a Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) affiliate was registered in May this year after intensive meetings with premiership outfit Caps United who had earlier advised them to set up the academy after noticing that they were the main source of topflight league players in Masvingo.
"After noticing that the school is playing a pivotal role in nurturing soccer talent within the province for top flight clubs without any benefit, Caps United approached us with the intention of helping us to set up a state of the art soccer academy which will continue being the best source of PSL players but this time with benefits channelled to the school.
"At first we got into an arrangement for the school to enrol Caps United junior players before we were eventually successful in registering the academy and affiliating it with ZIFA in May this year," said Madhuku.
Madhuku said that the school was also driven by the regret of not having benefitted from the players it developed over the years.
"People remember the likes of Simba Sithole from Caps United and more recently at Dynamos yet they were nurtured at our school.
"That regret that we never got anything from their sale and careers yet we had invested so much in their development drove us to set up this academy," he added.
Madhuku disclosed that the school with the aid of prominent junior football development agents he could not disclose, were crafting contracts for their players which will see the academy benefitting from the players' every move so as to ensure its self-  sustenance.
"Our vision is to be self-sustainable that is why we are currently working on unique contracts for our players which will ensure that the academy gets something out of the players' every move.
"They are our products and we deserve to get something out of they developed careers," he added.
He also said that the school will be inviting clubs to loan their players as part of their development. Already three of the schools Under 20 players are set to be signed by premiership outfit Triangle while more are expected to attend trials at moneybags, FC Platinum anytime soon after one of the students.
He said that they were looking at dominating junior football development in Zimbabwe and that they were already making plans to acquire state of the art training equipment which ensure that the academy will be able to challenge traditional giants such as Highlanders, Caps United and PSL champions Dynamos.

"We registered the academy with ZIFA for $1 000 with the sole aim of creating a junior football power house in Masvingo which will eventually challenge Highlanders, Caps and Dynamos as the leaders of junior sport development," Madhuku said.
Pamushana's move is a step further than any school in the country so far. Churchill Boys' High in Harare houses Dynamos FC juniors and Guinea Foul in Gweru is home to FC Platinum juniors but neither has set up its own academy.
"It is a first for the province, hopefully other schools will follow suit so that the level of our football rises," he said.
Anyway Chihava, Dewin Phiri, Nigel Tinarwo who attended trials at Tongaat Hulett sponsored side Triangle United, Sean Alimose who is reported to have impressed the FC Platinmum technical team when he attended trials recently, Munashe Kamuno and Blessing Jimu are some of the rising stars currently enrolled at the Academy.sports

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EMA closes Ace Garage over environmental standards

Mirror Reporter - MASVINGO
- Environmental Management Agency (EMA) officers on Monday ordered the immediate closure of Ace Garage in the Masvingo Central Business District until it complies with required drainage standards.
Efforts to get a comment from EMA and Ace Garage were fruitless but the Mirror visited the garage and found it closed.
 EMA Provincial Manager, Milton Muusha could not confirm the incident as he was out of office.
 "Currently I am not in a position to confirm as I spent the whole day out of office," said Muusha.
 The Mirror understands that Ace Garage does not have a proper drainage required for a service station.news

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