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2 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
nives are out for Zanu
PF secretary for admin-
istration and Presiden-
tial Affairs minister,
Didymus Mutasa amid
reports that there is a plot to dis-
lodge him from his position at the
forthcoming December congress.
Sources said as Zanu PF fac-
tional fights worsened ahead of
the congress, Mutasa was largely
being portrayed as a divisive and
ineffective leader to dampen his
chances of winning the position
of national chairman or to get
re-appointed by President Robert
Mugabe as a member of the polit-
Mutasa was on Friday alleged-
ly booed and denounced at First
Lady, Grace Mugabes rally in Mu-
tare by Zanu PF youths bussed
from Harare, resulting in near
ugly clashes with youths from
A senior Zanu PF official said
Mutasa, who is also the acting
party finance boss, has been on
the receiving end since August
when Mugabe accused him and
other bigwigs of failing to organ-
ise the chaotic Women and Youth
League conferences where dele-
gates allegedly starved and had no
Mutasa was the workhorse in
the [Vice-President Joice] Muju-
ru faction. He has openly support-
ed Mujurus ascendancy to the
Presidency while dismissing the
chances of [Justice minister, Em-
merson] Mnangagwa rising to the
top, he said.
Mutasa is now at his weakest
point in Zanu PF politics because
of the recent attacks and the en-
trance of the First Lady into pol-
itics. There is now a serious lob-
bying that he be replaced as secre-
tary for administration at the con-
gress in December.
In April, Mutasa reportedly
said Zanu PF officials trying to
torpedo Mujuru in the race to suc-
ceed Mugabe were literally day-
Another Zanu PF official said
the way Mutasa was treated at
Graces rally by rowdy youths
from Harare in his own strong-
hold of Mutare was meant to em-
barrass him in front of people
who thought he was untouchable.
Mutasa is considered the god-
father of Manicaland.
Mutasa is unlikely to land the
chairmanship post because of the
Zapu factor. But neither is he like-
ly to retain his position because
there is serious lobbying that it ei-
ther goes to Mnangagwa or Oppah
Muchinguri, who relinquished
her post in favour of the First
Lady, said the Zanu PF source.
But Harare Youth League
Chairperson Godwin Gomwe who
was fingered in the denigration of
Mutasa told The Standard that the
skirmishes that occurred in Mu-
tare were unfortunate.
He said as youths, they still had
respect for the party leadership in
all the countrys provinces.
What happened in Mutare
was not an issue...We heard some
youths calling out against Cde
Mutasa but we respect him as a
Politburo member appointed by
the President. He is not a youth
member so we have no say in
whether or not he remains in the
partys leadership, said Gomwe.
He also disputed claims that he
hired bouncers to openly boo and
denounce Mutasa and Manica-
land provincial chairman Ambas-
sador John Mvundura.
Zanu PF deputy Secretary for
Youth Affairs Kudzai Chipanga,
who is reportedly linked to Mu-
tasa and the Mujuru faction, said
as the national youth leadership,
they did not condone violence and
indiscipline and encouraged their
membership to respect the party
Mutasa yesterday refused to
speak on the booing incident. But
party spokesperson Rugare Gum-
bo said he was yet to get a full re-
port on the incident.
He said he would issue a state-
ment once he had been fully ap-
praised on what transpired.
I havent gotten the full report
from our Manicaland office, so I
will wait for Collen Mutasa, the
head in the area, for a briefing,
after which I will issue a state-
ment, said Gumbo.
Mutasa was reportedly heckled
by the youths from Harare in a de-
velopment that torched a fracas
as youth from Manicaland led by
provincial secretary for adminis-
tration in the Youth League Shei-
la Mutsenhu accused their Hara-
re counterparts of insulting their
provincial godfather.
Mutasa, who used to hold sway
in the partys structures in Man-
icaland, has been slowly losing
grip on the province. Last year
several provincial bigwigs led
by then Justice minister, Patrick
Chinamasa and Muchinguri re-
portedly wrote a petition accusing
Mutasa of dictatorship and divid-
ing the province. He denied the ac-
Justice minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa
AN investigation by the Anti-Cor-
ruption Trust (ACT) of Southern
Africa has revealed that millions
of dollars in potential revenue is
being lost due to corruption by
City of Kwekwe (CoK) officials and
some unscrupulous police officers.
The investigation whose find-
ings were presented to Kwekwe
town clerk and ZRP officer com-
manding Kwekwe district recent-
ly, warned that corruption threat-
ened the survival of Small and Me-
dium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kwek-
we and Redcliff.
Kwekwe mayor, Matenda Mad-
zoke, who recently refused to ride
in the gravy train by rejecting a
top- of-the-range council vehicle
among other luxuries, could not be
reached for comment over the ex-
plosive report.
ACT-Southern Africa alleged
that unscrupulous ZRP and coun-
cil officers were demanding bribes
from motorists, shop owners and
The report said this damaged the
trust between the people and the
police and undermined the gov-
ernments revenue collection ef-
forts, cultivated impunity and ce-
mented a culture of corruption.
Many people consulted were
bothered on who will be left to fight
corruption when the law enforce-
ment agents responsible for fight-
ing it are also corrupt? Who shall
guard the guard?, reads the re-
This finding suggests a jaun-
diced view of the police being ret-
rogressive and reversing all the
gains made towards economic em-
powerment of the previously mar-
ginalised Zimbabweans. These
culprits who are enriching them-
selves under the guise of maintain-
ing law and order must surely be
brought to book.
ACT-Southern Africa said the
investigation revealed that police
could be pocketing a minimum of
US$780 187 per annum from a sam-
ple of 285 commuter omnibuses in
Kwekwe and Redcliff alone.
In the same instance, treasury
could be losing a minimum of US$2
million per year from 285 commut-
er omnibuses.
This excludes all the bribe mon-
ey received by the police to allow
Redcliff-bound commuter omni-
buses to pick and drop passengers
in the Central Business District,
said ACT-Southern Africa.
It is this reports considered
opinion that urgent corrective ac-
tion should be taken in order to
rescue the situation. If US$2 mil-
lion is being lost per annum in
small cities such as Kwekwe and
Redcliff, the loss being made coun-
try-wide is huge.
ACT-Southern Africa said the
assessment picked serious gaps in
the monitoring of ZRP traffic po-
lice officers while on duty. It said
culprits took advantage of the lack
of monitoring to exploit many op-
portunities at their disposal to hide
acts and proceeds of corruption.
Police officers from the ZRP
drive and park their own person-
al vehicles at checkpoints. In Red-
cliff and at ZimBeef or Carswell
turn-off two police officers from
ZRP were seen staging a check-
point on their own, said the re-
It said the controversial issue of
spot-fines forced people to admit
guilt when they were not to avoid
being inconvenienced.
The CoK police are paid mon-
ey by shop owners operating with-
out licences and vendors operating
from undesignated points to allow
them to continue operating hassle-
free, the report alleged.
At some outlets selling food, liq-
uor and beverages, these unprinci-
pled CoK police officers enjoy free
drinks and food.
The report said SMEs that re-
fused to pay bribes were often pun-
ished through a spate of exorbitant
fines as had been demonstrated
through two cases that were high-
In the first case, the CoK po-
lice impounded a commuter om-
nibus and only released it upon
payment of US$270. In anoth-
er case, the CoK refused and/or
neglected issuing a shop licence
in violation of the Shop Licenc-
es Act, Chapter 14:17, which gave
the City Police an opportunity to
milk the SME of its hard-earned
Many SMEs have been muscled
out of business through the con-
duct of the CoK, said the investi-
More shocking is the fact that
proceeds of corruption are being
used for personal enrichment and
the research team was hinted on
massive accumulation of wealth by
ZRP police officers who drive posh
private motor vehicles, commuter
omnibuses of their own, and other
forms of wealth such as houses.
Kwekwe town loses
millions to corruption
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ing a council top-of-the-range vehicle among other luxuries.
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4 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
possible elevation of First
Lady Grace Mugabe or
Oppah Muchinguri as the
new vice-President at the
forthcoming Zanu PF con-
gress will not decimate a faction
linked to VP Joice Mujuru, nor
resolve the deep-seated fights in
the ruling party, analysts have
Mujuru a few months ago ap-
peared to have all but cleared
most of the hurdles on her way to
an eventual succession of Presi-
dent Robert Mugabe.
Her faction trounced the rival
faction linked to Justice minister
Emmerson Mnangagwa during
last years provincial elections
and its members dominated the
powerful Zanu PF policy-making
body, the politburo.
But the entrance of First Lady
in the political arena has seen
Mujurus star waning and she is
no longer the unchallenged most
senior woman leader in the coun-
Mujuru, who denies leading any
faction, has increasingly come
under pressure and her group ap-
pears to be in disarray with some
of the key members increasingly
under attack or on the defensive.
These include the likes of Zanu
PF secretary for administration
Didymus Mutasa who was on Fri-
day challenged in his own strong-
hold in Mutare by youths bussed
from Harare who allegedly booed
and denounced him.
Zanu PF Mashonaland West
chairman, Temba Mliswa, a
strong backer of Mujuru was last
week suspended in a vote of no
confidence following weeks of
clashes among the provincial ex-
ecutive members. The ruling par-
tys chairman in Harare, Amos
Midzi has also been on the de-
fensive after reports that his pro-
vincial executive was opposed to
Graces political rise as Zanu PF
Womens League boss.
Former Reserve Bank of Zim-
babwe governor Gideon Gono was
blocked from becoming a senator
in Manicaland after the Zimba-
bwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)
ruled that he was not registered in
the province. The faction linked to
Mnangagwa, which Information
minister Jonathan Moyo was asso-
ciated with, has also been given an
edge through unrestrained access
to the State media, which of late
has been in overdrive in its cover-
age of Graces whirlwind tour.
President Mugabe slammed
members of the Mujuru faction in
the wake of the Zanu PF womens
and youth conferences held in Au-
gust where they were accused of
vote-buying and failure to organ-
ise the two events.
But the First Ladys appearance
in the political arena, reportedly en-
gineered by the shrewd Mnangag-
wa, seems to have thrown the most
spanners into Mujurus works.
Mujuru herself is coming un-
der veiled attacks from Grace in
her speeches.
But analysts said while Muj-
uru appeared to be on the back
foot as Grace was the lady of the
moment, it was unlikely that the
VPs grouping would be complete-
ly decimated.
They said there were chanc-
es that Mujurus faction would
bounce back after the partys De-
cember elective congress.
University of Zimbabwe politi-
cal scientist Eldred Masunungure
told The Standard yesterday that
it was too early to dismiss Mujuru
as the battle had just begun.
He said the fact that President
Mugabe had not publicly laid out
the stature of his preferred candi-
date meant the two factions would
keep contending for the partys
leadership in a fierce tug-of-war.
Although the Mujuru faction
did not have access to the media,
unlike the Mnangagwa camp,
they were not going to take the
blows lying down, he said, and
suggested that they were likely to
spring a surprise at congress.
Masunungure said chances
were high that the congress was
not going to resolve the deep-
running factionalism and only
Mugabe had the key to unlock the
political logjam.
I dont think that these are just
pre-congress dynamics. The el-
evation of Mnangagwa, Oppah
Muchinguri or the First Lady to
the position of Vice-President
will not resolve the issue. It will
actually deepen the conflicts, he
It is wishful thinking to say
the Mujuru faction will be deci-
mated because the President him-
self has not made it clear and not
named publicly whom he wants
to succeed him. People have not
been given the chance to freely
elect in good faith the candidate
they want to succeed him.
Masunungure said while Presi-
dent Mugabe may not necessarily
pinpoint whom he wants to take
over from him, he could set out
the profile of the ideal candidate.
He said since the Womens As-
sembly had already nominated
Mugabe as their preferred candi-
date, it was up to him to withdraw
from the race.
Political commentator God-
win Phiri however said the Mu-
juru faction was in a tight spot
as the First Lady has increasing-
ly emerged as the kingmaker in
the succession politics and who-
ever desired to be in contention
for the throne had to be in her
good graces.
The Mujuru faction will have
to engage the First Lady but I
dont see that happening, he said.
With the way things are happen-
ing now, the camp that is on the
road is the Muchinguri (Mnan-
gagwa) camp. It is clear that the
First Lady is in charge now.
Grace, however, has publicly an-
nounced her ambition to occupy a
higher office following her nomi-
nation to lead the Zanu PF Wom-
ens League.
She said she had been learning
the ropes in President Mugabes
shadow for many years.
You would see me quiet, a
young girl, what did you think I
was doing? I was learning I am
seeing a higher post. If you are
not serious, women will take over
the party, she told party support-
ers during her tour.
It is clear that she is being
sponsored by outgoing Womens
League boss Oppah Muchinguri
and some senior officials linked
to the Mnangagwa faction.
The First Lady has been increas-
ingly flexing her muscle, tear-
ing into politicians believed to be
aligned to the Mujuru faction.
Political analyst Ibbo Mandaza
however said the dynamics play-
ing out in Zanu PF were much
broader and deeper than just fac-
tional fights, but the Mnangagwa
faction would face an uphill strug-
gle in trying to upstage her.
Things are much more com-
plex and dynamic, and I dont see
it in terms of factions, he said.
By virtue of her position as Vice-
President, Mujuru has a constitu-
tional advantage, so how do you
stop her?
The Mujuru faction will have to engage the
First Lady, but I dont see that happening
Vice-President Joice Mujuru
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 5

The United Nations Country Team Message
12 October 2014
On the Occasion of International Days of the Girl Child and Rural Women

With the adoption of a people centred Constitution last year, Zimbabwe started a new chapter in its
commitment towards gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, with obligations
to ensure that women and girls fully access their rights, entitlements and opportunities as citizens.

As the world celebrates the International Days of the Girl Child and of Rural Women, Zimbabwe has
a cause to celebrate. The Constitution has provided for an increased representation of women in the
parliament from 18% to 35% - above the global average of 21%. It has also provided for the
establishment of a Gender Commission to advocate for a better future for all the women and girls
whose aspirations remain to be fulfilled.

The empowerment of girls and rural women is a national priority which the United Nations fully
supports. In line with the principle and strategic goal of empowerment, the UN has supported: the
Constitution making process; the development of a national Gender Based Violence Strategy; as well
as advocacy for and provision of quality social services, including maternal health, sexual and
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shows that rural women in Zimbabwe still carry the heaviest of burdens. According to the 2012
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emba Mliswa says he is still the
Chairman of the Zanu PF Masho-
naland West province.
Mliswa told The Standard yes-
terday the petition of a vote of no
confidence purportedly signed by the pro-
vincial executive committee was not au-
Party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo also
dismissed Mliswas ouster, arguing that the
politburo had not reversed its decision on
a moratorium on the suspension of party
leaders until after the Zanu PFs December
Mashonaland West provincial secretary
for administration Kindness Paradza was
also targeted in the vote of no confidence.
When you are in my position, you defi-
nitely make a lot of enemies. Its no secret
that a lot of politburo members dont like
me, I guess I will never be forgiven for call-
ing [name withheld] and crew gay gang-
sters, he said.
We cannot have a situation where some
members who dont like me abuse the polit-
buro to give themselves leverage over me,
the party has a constitution.
Mliswas remarks come in the wake of
the deep factional fights that have rocked
Zanu PF ahead of the December elective
What is the use of a petition? It is only
there to address issues of concern and not
to remove someone from office, it shows just
how nave they are, he said.
There are quite a number of party mem-
bers in the province who said they did not
sign the petition, how authentic then is the
Mliswa said it was incumbent upon Zanu
PF members to respect people who would
have been elected.
Its like a church with a priest who pass-
es the word; congregants must also be will-
ing to repent. How do you prove that I be-
long to the Mujuru faction? Is she the Vice
President of a faction or the nation? asked
She was elected at congress, we have to
go with what the people say. [Emmerson]
Mnangagwa is my cousin. Who wouldnt
want their cousin to be in the top echelons
of power, but the will of the people will pre-
vail and be respected.
Mliswa said all the accusations and coun-
ter accusations were all about congress.
When its done, its back to business.
Some of us are already working. I cant sac-
rifice my relationship with my uncle [Didy-
mus Mutasa] over politics, I would be more
than happy to forego my position to main-
tain my relationship with my uncle, he
The key message to fellow politicians
I am still in charge: Mliswa
is dont grab positions, because politically
that creates tension with people who voted
for that person.
Mliswa said some Zanu PF leaders beat-
en at elections have tried to provoke him
but he maintained his cool.
He threw his weight behind First Lady
Grace Mugabe as the new leader of the
Womens league describing her as a vi-
brant, hardworking and honest person.
Mliswa said he was not worried about the
way the state media potrayed him.
There is nothing like bad publicity, pub-
licity is publicity. As long as you get my
name right, he said with regard to media
reports about him.
They can now write about the dogs and
cats that I have, he said.
Meanwhile, Paradza said the meeting
that purported to topple him was unsanc-
tioned and unconstitutional.
Paradza on Friday said the resolutions
made thereupon were null and void.
He said Article 12:97 and 12:97 (1) of the
Zanu PF constitution stated that Provin-
cial Executive Committee meetings were
to be called for and presided over by the
provincial chairman as the head of the
political and administration department
for the province. Alternatively, a meeting
could be called for by request through the
office of the secretary for administration
to allow for fair notice, consultation and
Furthermore, Paradza said all corre-
spondence came through his office but un-
fortunately he learnt of the no confidence
vote through the media.
Paradza said the ghost petition was
wrought with deception and open to doubt
as it comprised a list of largely fraudulent
What boggles the mind is the false state-
ments being disseminated concerning this
fraudulent grouping. The only attempts
at this unconstitutional convention were
made in Banket and Chinhoyi, he said.
Temba Mliswa
YAOUND Cameroons president has
said that 27 hostages, including 10 Chinese
workers, held by suspected Boko Haram
militants have been released.
Also freed was the wife of Cameroons
Vice-Prime Minister Amadou Ali.
President Paul Biya said that the hostag-
es, seized in May and July close to the Nige-
ria border, were safe.
Boko Haram is seeking to establish an Is-
lamist state in Nigeria but its fighters often
cross the long and porous border with Cam-
Many Nigerian civilians in border towns
have fled to Cameroon to escape Boko Har-
am attacks, which have been stepped up in
recent months.
In July, Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and Ni-
ger agreed to form a 2 800-strong regional
force to tackle Boko Haram militants.
Cameroon has reinforced its troops in its
northern regions.
President Biya said in a statement on
state radio: The 27 hostages kidnapped on
May 16 2014, at Waza and on July 27 2014, at
Kolofata were given this night to Cameroo-
nian authorities. BBC
Boko Haram hostages
released in Cameroon
Grace roped in to stop Mujuru
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6 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
ASVINGO Outgoing Zanu
PF Womens League chair-
person, Oppah Muchinguri
has revealed that First Lady
Grace Mugabes ascendency
was a well thought-out and calculated plot
to stop political rivals from gaining ground
in the gruelling succession race in the rul-
ing party.
Muchinguri all but confirmed specula-
tion that Grace was nominated to be the
Womens League boss to scuttle Vice-Presi-
dent Joice Mujurus presidential bid.
Speaking at Mucheke Stadium on Thurs-
day where Grace addressed thousands as
part of her Thank You rallies, Muchin-
guri said it was not by accident that she quit
her powerful post.
Takakutambai tingoringo. Tikati Mai
Mugabe endaiko, isai ma brake pasuccession.
Anenge abata moto anotsva, [We devised a
game plan for you. We sent Mai Mugabe to
apply brakes to the succession. If you play
with fire, you will get burnt] she said, in ap-
parent reference to Mujurus faction.
Though she publicly denies leading a fac-
tion, it is an open secret that there is a tus-
sle between Mujuru and Justice minister
Emmerson Mnangagwas factions. The fac-
tions are trying to strategically position
themselves for an eventual takeover in the
event that Mugabe leaves office.
Muchinguri accused political rivals in
the party of being hypocritical.
Some people in the party lie that they
want the President. We realised that struc-
tures were being tampered with. We were
slapped with sanctions, yet some people are
busy plotting against Mugabe, she said.
Look yourself in the mirror, do not think
you can succeed Mugabe and take his seat.
Muchinguri also threatened to name and
shame bigwigs who were allegedly plotting
against Mugabe.
As if to confirm Muchinguris statement,
Mnangagwa, who was at the rally, empha-
sised in a slogan the need not only to sup-
port Mugabe, but his wife as well.
Pamberi na VaMugabe, namai vacho
he said twice with emphasis, to an applause
from the crowd.
Grace also confirmed that she was now
aiming for the Presidency while making
a thinly veiled attack on officials still sup-
porting Mujuru.
If you harden your head, what if the per-
son you are fighting for loses? What will you
do? Where will you go? When it ends, some
people will suffer strokes, she said.
The First Lady threatened unspecified
Zanu PF officials, warning they should not
play with fire lest they got burnt.
You only realise after something has be-
fallen you and others say you brought this
upon yourself, she said.
Grace saved her strident attack for those
angling to succeed her husband.
Most people were being spoon-fed by
my husband. He worked for them, yet to-
day you hear them saying they want to rule
the country. Are you able to rule? Leave us
alone, you are revolting, you are not able to
rule the country.
skills and
to reach
my full
Equip me with
Equip me with
Guilt verdict for
Mugabe lobbyist
A lobbyist broke the law when he tried
to use black Chicago politicians to end
US sanctions against President Robert
Mugabe, a federal jury decided Friday.
But it was apparently a close decision
jurors cleared C Gregory Turner of two
other related counts of failing to register
as a lobbyist.
It took them nearly three days of negoti-
ating to break a deadlock on the final count
before reaching a verdict that means Turn-
er could face up to 20 years behind bars.
Turner, a 72-year-old former South
Sider, was illegally working to end sanc-
tions against Mugabes controversial rul-
ing elite when he attempted to use poli-
ticians, including US Rep. Danny Davis,
to open up a back channel to President
Barack Obama in 2008, the jury decided.
He showed little reaction to the verdict,
but his attorney Michael Leonard put his
arm on Turners back in a show of support.
Leonard later called the verdict shock-
ing and a disappointment, adding that
the long deliberations at the end of a two
week-long trial showed the verdict was
razor thin.
Turner had returned to Chicago from
his home in Israel to stand trial, which in-
itially promised to offer a major political
sideshow. His lawyers attempted to de-
pose Mugabe as a witness when he visit-
ed New York late last month. And Leon-
ard and his co-counsel James Tunick also
made allegations of corruption against
former US Senator Roland Burris and
State Senator Donne Trotter.
But the expected high drama fizzled af-
ter prosecutors dropped plans to call Bur-
ris as a witness, and Turners lawyers
later withdrew their allegations against
Trotter, saying they had no good faith
basis for them.
Instead, evidence in the case focused on
hundreds of emails and phone calls be-
tween Turner, Zimbabwean officials and
the offices of Chicago politicians.
Mugabes regime accused of us-
ing political violence and vote-rigging to
maintain power had been the target of
US sanctions for seven years. Turner and
his co-defendant, Prince Asiel Ben Israel,
in 2008 saw an opportunity to cash in on
Obamas election by lobbying on behalf
of the Zimbabwean government, Assis-
tant US Attorneys Barry Jonas and Geor-
gia Alexakis told jurors during the trial.
Chicago Sun Times
Oppah Muchinguri
Local News
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 7
COURIER service providers have
called on the Postal and Telecom-
munications Regulatory Authori-
ty of Zimbabwe (Potraz) to engage
the police and Vehicle Inspection
Department to find a lasting solu-
tion to delays caused at roadblocks
which are negatively affecting
business efficiency in their time-
sensitive operations.
Speaking at World Postal Day com-
memorations in Kadoma last week,
commercial couriers representative,
Desmond Mucheche said the sector
faced numerous challenges, notably
bottlenecks caused by third parties,
chiefly the police and VID officials.
In our industry we occasionally
face some challenges that affect our
time-sensitive operations. Timeous
delivery is out of the hands of the
courier companies and delays are
caused by third parties, said Mu-
cheche, who is Swifts key account
It is in cases like these where the
governing body, Potraz, can assist
with various issues at hand, name-
ly roadblocks, spot fines and VID
checks, to mention a few. Policing
is important and companies do feel
safer on the roads because of the po-
lice presence, but they can cause pre-
cious time delays.
Speaking at the same event, Pres-
idential Affairs minister Didymus
Mutasa (pictured) said government
was committed to promulgating and
implementing legislation to level the
playing field in the postal and couri-
er sector.
Mutasa presented prizes to nation-
al winners of the Universal Postal
Union (UPU) 43rd Edition Interna-
tional Letter Writing competition
Ebenezer Pamaso of Amaveni
High School in Kwekwe, Donald Top-
ersu of St Patricks and Morebless-
ing Katare of ZRP Tomlison came
first, second and third respectively
in the competition and walked away
with cash prizes, shields and library
materials for their schools.
The UPU, a specialised United Na-
tions agency responsible for coordi-
nating postal development activities
worldwide, initiated the competition
in 1971 which is open to pupils under
15 years to create an awareness of
the existence of postal and courier
services and foster friendship.
Couriers cry foul over
police roadblocks
GOVERNMENT has been urged
to make public, information on
mining contracts it signed with
several investors to remove
speculation that some minerals
are being signed off for a song.
Zimbabwe has over the years
signed several multi-million dol-
lar mining contracts with for-
eign investors. The latest deal
saw the country last month sign-
ing a US$3 billion platinum deal
with Russia amid reports that a
secret arms deal was behind the
The US$750 million Essar deal
for the takeover of Ziscosteel
was also mired in controversy
amid squabbles between the
partners over ownership of min-
eral claims. The government
this year eventually agreed to
transfer 80% of the rights to In-
dias Essar, but operations at the
now christened Newzimsteel are
still to commence.
Zimbabwe Environmental
Law Association (Zela) director
Mutuso Dhliwayo told members
of the Parliamentary Portfolio
Committee on Mines and Ener-
gy recently that the Mines and
Minerals Act should make pro-
vision for access to information
on contracts negotiated by gov-
If information on mining
contracts negotiation is made
public, people can actually help
government with suggestions as
they negotiate, and it is in line
with the new constitution where
access to information is very
critical, said Dhliwayo.
Communities should also be
given a chance to speak when
contracts are negotiated and
there is need for disclosure of
ownership so that people know
who the real beneficiaries are.
Glen View North MP Fani
Munengami (MDC-T) said gov-
ernment had entered into bad
contracts favouring multina-
tional companies because of
lack of information in terms of
how much mineral resources
the country had.
Another Zela director Sham-
iso Mtisi said mining contracts
entered into should clearly spell
out the social responsibility pro-
grammes and community obli-
gations of investors, as well as
employment opportunities for
Some contracts may favour a
foreign investor or nation in that
they may provide for the pro-
curement of certain goods and
services from the country where
the foreign investor comes from,
or where the financing institu-
tion is resident, he said.
There is need for consulta-
tion of local communities by
mining companies prior to the
Mtisi said mining contracts
required social impact assess-
ments and action plans to ad-
dress potential impact of min-
ing operations, displacements,
land rights and customs, provi-
sion of housing, health facili-
ties, sanitation and payment of
compensation for any damage
to crops, buildings and trees, as
well as measures to conserve the
Make information public
on mining contracts
Mines and Mining Development
minister Walter Chidhakwa
Greenfuel poisoning environment: EMA
Local News
8 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
REENFUEL is fighting
off allegations that its
Chisumbanje ethanol
plant is threatening
human, animal and
aquatic life due to heavy pollution
of water sources.
Environmental Management
Agency (EMA) director general
Mutsa Chasi about two weeks ago
appeared before the Parliamenta-
ry Portfolio Committee on Youth,
Indigenisation and Economic De-
velopment saying the ethanol
manufacturer was releasing toxic
ethanol effluent into water sourc-
He said that the plant was op-
erating illegally without an En-
vironmental Impact Assessment
Chasi said land, human, ani-
mal and aquatic life were severe-
ly threatened to the extent that in
30 years time there would be to-
tal extinction of plants and fish in
the affected areas.
The Parliamentary Portfolio
committee directed EMA to shut
down Greenfuel or issue them
with US$5 000 daily fines for envi-
ronmental breaches.
But, spokesperson for the eth-
anol manufacturing company
Nicole Mollet, said Greenfuel
had satisfied all requirements for
an EIA certificate. She said the
plant was unhappy with the hefty
charges EMA required for the cer-
United Nations Development Programme
Empowered lives.
Resilient Nations
We would be happy to show
you our licences and relevant in-
voices issued by EMA to prove
that the allegations that we are
noncompliant are unfounded,
Mollet said.
At the commencement of the
project and in line with the legis-
lative requirements of the Envi-
ronmental Management Act 20:27,
Greenfuel approached the Envi-
ronmental Management Agen-
cy [EMA] for guidance towards
fulfilling the requirements of an
Environmental Impact Assess-
She said the full Environmen-
tal Impact Assessment report
was submitted to EMA on Febru-
ary 4 2011 and, in line with sec-
tion 100(1) of the Act; the Direc-
tor General of EMA had 60 days
to consider the report and reach a
But EMA failed to respond and
therefore the project was deemed
approved in line with the Act,
Mollet said.
She said when working on their
EIA plan, Greenfuel did extensive
stakeholder consultative process-
es at Middle Sabi and Chisumban-
je aimed at exhaustively address-
ing community concerns and the
environmental and socio econom-
ic impact of the project.
The project and its environ-
mental impact have therefore
been accepted and deemed ap-
proved by EMA, Mollet said.
However, what currently re-
mains outstanding is a certificate
which EMA has indicated will
be made available at the full pay-
ment of US$866 250 which repre-
sents the EIA review fees of 1,5%
of the valuation of the project.
She said Greenfuel and EMA
had entered into a payment plan,
of which they had already paid
over US$100 000 towards obtain-
ing the certificate.
It is very important to note the
discrepancies between the charg-
es in Zimbabwe versus elsewhere
as they are not justified and rep-
resent a huge deterrent to invest-
ment into the country, said Mol-
According to figures given by
Mollet, EIAs for ethanol pro-
jects in countries like Kenya cost
US$27 500, Zambia US$68 750, Mo-
zambique US$38 500, South Afri-
ca US$1 525, and Botswana only
As a result of the EIA being
in place, Greenfuel has been is-
sued with all relevant and up to
date EMA licences supporting its
operations, and these include the
effluent disposal, waste manage-
ment and emissions licences,
she said.
But, Chasi told the committee
that Greenfuel had failed to pur-
chase a bio-digester to control the
highly acidic effluent they dis-
charged into water sources say-
ing they did not have money.
Mollet denied the allegations
saying the effluent Green Fuel
discharged was not toxic.
There is absolutely no effluent
being discharged into any public
rivers or waterways in Chisum-
banje. The effluent being referred
to is called vinasse and is a by-
product of the distillation pro-
cess, she said.
This water does not have any
hazardous chemicals in it and is
actually an excellent form of fer-
tiliser which can be used in ani-
mal feed. It is diluted with other
irrigation water and used to irri-
gate the sugarcane in the estates.
Nothing goes outside of the estate
and a full water quality analysis
is done on the diluted water be-
fore any irrigation takes place.
Mollet said the ethanol plant
had serious economic benefits for
the country as they currently em-
ployed over 4 500 people, with a
prospect of employing 36 500 Zim-
babweans by 2020.
EMA spokesperson Steady
Kangata could not give a precise
answer as to whether the envi-
ronmental regulator had start-
ed charging Greenfuel the US$5
000 daily fees for breach of envi-
ronmental laws as ordered by the
Check with Greenfuel if our
Mutare offices have started charg-
ing them those daily fees, he
However, I can confirm that
Greenfuel started the process of
EIA certification but they did not
finish it and we deem them as op-
erating illegally to date as they
do not have the certificate. It is
cheaper for them to pollute than
to get an EIA or equipment to re-
duce pollutants.
EMAs charges for environmen-
tal offences range from US$20 to
US$5 000, and Kangata said peo-
ple should now begin to take part
in processes of environmental en-
forcement to protect their envi-
Companies are supposed to
self-regulate and people should
also monitor if companies are
doing the right thing, Kangata
Greenfuel plant in Chisumbanje . . . the company has been operating without an Environmental Impact Assessment certicate
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 9
10 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
Comment & Analysis
Grace overkill:
Shame on ZBC
Mini-skirt march: A wasted opportunity
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be used in ours.
Time to revive, run council
beer halls efficiently
IRST LADY Grace Mugabe has undoubtedly been Zimba-
bwes newsmaker over the past few weeks.
After being nominated Secretary for Zanu PF Womens
League, Grace has embarked on the so-called Thank You
rallies where she is tearing apart her political opponents and
projecting herself as the all-powerful Queen Mother who
will conquer Zanu PF factionalism.
While it is her democratic right to tout herself as the moth-
er of the nation, what is alarming is the way she has taken
over ZBC TVs bulletins.
Grace has become such a dominant figure on national tel-
evision and radio, that her speeches are being replayed as if
they are coming from some deity.
Over the past week, the ZBC TV has broadcast her long
speeches without restraint during the main 8pm bulletin.
When the bulletin ends at 9pm, the station runs special
footage of her entire rallies in what amounts to an over-
Morning bulletins are not spared. Stories about the First
Ladys Mutare rally took an entire 14 minutes of yesterdays
7am news.
Its difficult to understand why ZBC thinks that Zimbabwe-
ans deserve to be watching Grace all the time on a station
that is supposed to be serving the needs of diverse people
with different political beliefs.
The way the public broadcaster has prioritised cover-
age on Grace above everything else, proves to all and sun-
dry that ZBC is being abused by officials championing
the narrow interests of President Robert Mugabe and his
The station is being used to prop up Graces image
ahead of the December congress as a potential succes-
sor to President Mugabe. Other leaders who include Vice-
President Joice Mujuru are being maligned left, right
and centre without being given an opportunity to reply.
It is really a shame that the state broadcaster, which sur-
vives on public funds, is now a willing tool used to fight
Zanu PF succession wars.
y entire adulthood was
spent in and around Ha-
rare (Salisbury) and what
I remember most are the old city
council drinking holes (beer
halls). I remember them with nos-
talgia because most urban dwell-
ers were affected by them wheth-
er they were imbibers or not.
The city council beer halls
were not only beer outlets, but
they played many roles which
affected the majority of us as
we grew older. The beer halls
were places where adults met for
drinking sessions, they were also
recreation centres where differ-
ent people from different coun-
tries in Africa met for tradition-
al dance competitions. Beer halls
also played the role of schools
because in some places where
there were no schools, beer halls
became learning centres in the
morning before transforming
themselves into drinking places
for parents in the afternoons and
evenings. Cinema shows were
first held in beer halls before rec-
reation halls were built for us by
the city councils.
Beer halls were centres of hu-
man transactions. Most African
burial societies were formed and
held their meetings in beer halls.
Many current friendships, even
marriages, were born in beer
halls. The profits from the city
council beer halls were ploughed
back into communities where
they were used by the city fathers
to build schools, clinics, recrea-
tion halls, sporting facilities, etc.
Many jobs were created by the ex-
istence of beer halls.
Initially, finances from beer out-
lets and the organisation of the
facilities countrywide were pro-
fessionally managed. However, all
these collapsed with city councils
officials misappropriating funds
and misusing the beer halls for
selfish reasons. Today, most beer
halls around the country have
been turned into dubious busi-
ness enterprises.
My plea to Zimbabwe is to rein-
state all the city council beer halls
for the benefit of the people of
this country. Let us have our old
beer halls back so that the spir-
it of togetherness is rekindled.
There are millions of Zimbabwe-
ans out there who remember the
old city council beer halls but
there have been numerous beer
outlets all over the country and
mine compound beer halls. All
played an important role in the
development of societies in our
May Delta Corporation help in
the re-establishment and the run-
ning of all beer halls since they
have the experience and are a major
stakeholder in the beverages busi-
imbabwe became independ-
ent because Zanu PF broke
away from Zapu. A tru-
ly new party should be formed
from tired MDC to fight shifty
Zanu PF. The millions of jobless
school leavers will never have
hope of being meaningfully em-
ployed until they fight their own
revolution. Economically satis-
fied opposition parties will nev-
er fight for them. We as young-
sters, decades ago rose up and
fought colonial rule until inde-
pendence. A new Zimbabwe will
not be given to the youths on a
silver platter because the cur-
rent rulers have a lot to lose, so
they will not willingly let go the
reins of power.
The MDC has now lost the will
to win the country for the masses
because it is now badly infiltrated
by enemies who are bent on weak-
ening the party. Unless the MDC
awakens from its inertia, Zimba-
bwe is doomed forever.
Youths need to initiate change
Patrons enjoy a game of pool. (fle picture)
read about the mini-skirt march
in The Standard last week. It was
not a surprise that it turned out
to be a big yawn and a huge disap-
pointment even for the touts them-
selves, the target of the march.
Who worries about skimpy dress-
ing when we are so pressed with
day-to day challenges?
Most people are worried about
where their next meal will come
from. Women are taking laundry
to Mukuvisi river for lack of tap
water and vending is more rele-
vant to our lives than ever as peo-
ple chase for the elusive dollar by
the day.
Young girls are being raped and
flimsy reasons are given by perpe-
trators of rape when they stand
in the dock. We need to be seri-
ous and focus on bread and but-
ter issues. Why not march for im-
proved service delivery; for wa-
ter, for power or against rape. In
Western countries, where they
carry out these, they are well-fed.
Be careful not to appear as petty
when we need real women to ad-
dress real issues.
Young women must dress de-
Chikokoko, Jerera
First Lady Grace Mugabe
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 11
Comment & Analysis
I would like to share some views about the
role of a prophet, in response to a letter ti-
tled Makandiwa should stick to church mat-
ters (The Standard October 5-11 2014). I am sure
the writer of the letter cannot give us the job
description of a prophet.
The office of the prophet is bigger than the
office of a politician because a prophet is not
voted into power. This is not the time to say
leave politics to politicians because our every-
day lives are governed by politicians and the
decisions they make affect everyone, politi-
cians or not.
When you read your Bible, you will notice
prophets had a strong bearing in the running
of the affairs of their countries. In fact, Isra-
el was ruled by prophets up to the time they
cried that they wanted a king [1 Samuel 8
vs 6]. The Israelites cried out to the Samuel,
a prophet, to give them a king. He anointed
The same prophet anointed David to be the
King after Saul had displeased the Lord. Re-
member the story of Elijah and the prophets
of Baal. When Samaria was under siege from
Ben-Hadad and the people started eating their
own children the king vowed that he was go-
ing to behead the Prophet Elisha. Why? The
politician realised that without a prophetic
word Samaria was going to continue suffer-
In Zimbabwe God has spoken through his
servant Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa. He
gave you [the prophecy on bloodshed], what
he had been given by the Lord. It is up to the
people of this country to take heed or to go
ahead with the peaceful demos.
The writer seems to be disappointed that the
prophecy was not in line with what he had in
mind. If Makandiwa had said go ahead and
demonstrate against the uncaring govern-
ment, would he have been accused of med-
dling in politics?
Makandiwa is just a forerunner with the
message of what will happen when people
engage in mass action. Whether Zanu PF
tries to take advantage of the prophecy or
whether the opposition tries to take advan-
tage of the prophecy too is immaterial. The
prophet said the seed was right but the tim-
ing was not right. David waited for Gods
time to take over from Saul even though he
had Saul at his mercy many times. Zimba-
bweans, why should we die? We have waited
for a long time and l believe we can wait a lit-
tle longer. Some of these people now agitat-
ing for mass action were part of the govern-
ment in the not too distant past, but what did
they do?
The writer also had the temerity to say the
prophecy was stage-managed. What for? Can
you put a price tag to the prophet? How much
will you buy him for? What is it that Makandi-
wa lacks in life?
What is bad about warning people on the
results of mass action? The man of God said
on June 17 the event seemed like it could
not be pushed back. It was supposed to hap-
pen in September but when he spoke again
in September the thing had been pushed
forward. The prophet saw a disaster and
through prayer it was averted. Zimbabwe
has two things that the devil does not like;
our culture and the peace that is prevailing.
They prophesied doom for us but here we
are, still a peaceful country which has pre-
served its marriage values and they hate us
for this.
God spoke through Makandiwa
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A Senior Minister of State in the Presi-
dents Ofce was reported to have said
Zimbabweans are a lazy lot. I beg to dif-
fer, local people are among the most ed-
ucated and industrious in the region.
Communal farmers try, whether rains
are good or not, to till the land for their
families. The real problem is a lack of
leadership. The corruption that he men-
tions as being entrenched in this society
happens at a diferent level altogether. It
is the big guys who are letting down the
majority. The big guys are the ones who
took over farms and are farming grass.
Instead of lauding the Chinese (who are
not good employers locally) and the Cu-
bans, why not root out corruption, then
we can be a progressive nation?
Piwai, Dotito
I am hoping that soon somebody in the
Womens League or from the First La-
dys ofce will fnd time to write speech-
es for Dr Grace Mugabe as she goes on
her meet-the-people rallies. Politics is a
science and I am not sure the incoming
womens boss has learnt the ropes. In-
stead of articulating her vision for wom-
en, she speaks on end about baba this,
baba that, literaly mourning on his be-
half. The President can speak for himself
and we all know that.
IN response to the story Ex-wife exposes
Chiwenga (The Standard October 5-11
2014) Themba Nxumalo writes; Jocelyn,
why dont you invite your outft Heritage
Zimbabwe to fght for your cause. If I re-
member well, that outft had infuential
people as members. Very patriotic Zim-
babweans who can resolve your issues.
They can also rope in the new-found
Herald analyst Dr (Charity) Manyeruke.
Stika comments; She was mean.
What goes around comes around.
Sam Chiko reminds us; Jocelyn used
to go around terrorising MDC and Daily
News people, now she wants sympathy.
She actually needs to be on trial for po-
litical violence.
Mendeka says: True justice from God
Almighty indeed and it makes all of us
appreciate the Lords hand. This wom-
an terrorised people as she claimed she
wanted to taste the blood of a white-
man when she was usurping a white
owned farm. She followed [Morgan] Ts-
vangirai as if she wanted to chuck him
out of her own land Zimbabwe. How
the mighty have met the Almighty God!
God shall reign no matter what situa-

guest opinion
UFIC founder Emmanuel Makandiwa
12 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
Comment & Analysis / Opinion
The Grace
Mugabe tsunami
shakes Zanu PF
OMEWHERE in the ob-
scure annals of Shona
folklore is a nugget of
ancient wisdom which
counsels against behav-
ing like a lunatic who has picked
up a whistle. (Usaite sebenzi ra-
nhonga pito) The logic is quite
simple really. If an insane person
acquires a whistle, (that thumb-
sized instrument that emits a
shrill high-pitched sound when
blown) and somehow discovers he
can create such a din that is likely
to make him the centre of attrac-
tion, there is no guessing what he
or she will do with it.
The whistle, although designed
to make the high-pitched sound,
is certainly not your conventional
musical instrument. Its uses are
ordinarily limited to soccer ref-
ereeing and prompting of other
sporting activities. Outside these
uses, the whistle is deafening and
irritating, which is why in the
hands of a mad person, it becomes
a veritable nuisance.
Over the last few weeks, Zim-
babweans have been subjected
to irritating high-pitched nois-
es, but these are not emanating
from some lunatic who has found
a whistle, although they are just
as irritating. Irritating because
out of all the deafening sound and
fury, there is little merit or sub-
stance to be gleaned. It seems the
perpetrator of the noise suddenly
found her capacity to make noise,
no matter how discordant, once
the doors to the murky whirlpool
of Zanu PF politics were swung
wide-open for her.
The whistle-blower (no pun in-
tended) is none other than the
First Lady Grace Mugabe who
has, of late, been behaving like the
proverbial lunatic who has stum-
bled upon a whistle. Ever since
she was elevated to heir- appar-
ent to the coveted Zanu PF Wom-
ens League chair, Mai Mugabe
has been on a boisterous cam-
paign blitz at which she has made
all manner of astounding allega-
tions, claims and accusations, ev-
idently totally unconcerned about
their validity, veracity or nation-
al impact.
Perhaps the most bizarre of her
claims is to suggest that her hus-
band President Robert Mugabe is
a man of God. President Mugabe
is a pastor; when he speaks, I
think when you hear him speak,
you can hear that he is ordained
by God, she said.
The fact that she makes this
gratuitous claim while address-
ing about 300 pastors and their
wives who had been conscripted,
I suspect, like many other foreign
and local visitors to her childrens
home in Mazowe, shows how
she now believes by saying what
ever she feels like, that somehow
makes her statements unassail-
able. I think that he [Mugabe] is
the only gift from God that Zimba-
bwe has. He is the biggest gift that
we have, Grace said to applause
from the church leaders.
Genuine God-fearing Chris-
tians, traditionally humble and
modest in their blandishments
about faith, should be outraged by
this blasphemous self-delusion.
But then, these church leaders, es-
pecially invited to partake of the
hospitality of the famously char-
itable Mazowe Orphanage, proba-
HREE years ago the United
Nations declared October 11
as International Day of the
Girl following continued calls by
several member states, non-gov-
ernmental organisations and girls
themselves that girls face double
discrimination due to their gen-
der and age, and are the most mar-
ginalised and discriminated group
across the globe. Childrens rights
are often violated because they are
young, young girls are further vio-
lated because they are girls.
The day has been the highlight
of Plan Internationals campaign,
Because I am a Girl, which aims
to reach four million girls directly.
The theme for this year is Empow-
ering Adolescent girls; ending the
cycle of violence.
Special focus
Since the declaration of the day,
there has been increased focus on
We must all fight for girls rights
bly felt empowered, to use con-
temporary ZimAsset lexicon.
Then came what I thought takes
the biscuit in delusional grand-
standing. My time has come to
show people what I am made of,
Grace warned ominously, adding
that she might have a small fist,
but when it comes to fighting, I
will put stones inside it to enlarge
it, or even put on gloves to make
it bigger. Do not doubt my capa-
bilities. Readers will, no doubt
have been reminded of a similar
boast by President Mugabe when
he claimed to have degrees in vio-
lence and the numerous times
he has waved a gnarled fist at per-
ceived enemies in his well-known
angry gestures.
Grace, perhaps anxious to sal-
vage her reputation following
widespread doubts that her re-
cently acquired PhD from the Uni-
versity of Zimbabwe was legiti-
mately deserved, has also unre-
servedly lashed out her husbands
detractors: In the afternoon, you
come to the President and tell him
that you love him and support
him, but before dawn you will
be calling people to meet so that
you plot for President Mugabes
downfall and you think it is that
easy treating an educated man
like Mugabe like a child. Are you
sure? she said to cheers.
We might be quiet, but we
know of the people who are busy
bribing people so that they get
votes. I want to say stop it, stop it
before congress because we have
the information. My husband and
I might be sitting quietly at our
home, but we know you and one
of these days I will confront you,
Grace said on one of her so-called
meet-the-people rallies on Mon-
You see people coming to Baba
[Mugabe] saying to him that they
want to go and hold victory cele-
brations over the emphatic elec-
toral victory . . . these are the
same people who did not want
these elections in the first place.
Even if you ask Mnangagwa, peo-
ple did not want these elections,
she said.
Of course, for those who have
followed closely Zanu PFs murky
succession politics, the mere
mention of [Emmerson] Mnan-
gagwas name came as no sur-
prise and was more than reveal-
ing about where her loyalties lie.
The First Lady, who is set to lead
the Zanu PF Womens League af-
ter the incumbent Oppah Muchin-
guri, decided to make way for her,
has reportedly severely divid-
ed Zanu PF. Many Zanu PF stal-
warts, whispers below the surface
suggest, are dismayed at this un-
restrained loose canon now un-
leashed in their midst.
Indeed, on the evidence of her
speeches so far, as one daily news-
paper opined, Zanu PF has a mon-
umental challenge remaining in-
tact pre-and-post December con-
gress in the wake of the Grace
Mugabe tsunami now raging on
the horizon.
girls rights worldwide and aware-
ness of the issues that affect them.
It is known that in many coun-
tries girls are neglected, margin-
alised, discriminated and violated
because of their gender.
The Day of the Girl asks the
world to make girls feel respect-
ed, recognised and valued in the
same way as boys. The day puts
the spotlight momentarily on
girls issues and emphasises that
girls are braver than we think and
like every child, they too have a vi-
sion for their lives. Society should
nurture both boys and girls and
give them the space to unleash
their potential.
Let us all ght for girls rights
As we celebrate girls this year,
let us bear in mind that although
there is more talk about girls
rights, attitudes on gender have
changed little. There is still need
to address the many barriers to
girls empowerment.
Visible and invisible forms of
power over girls continue to gov-
ern their lives and determine
what girls can and cannot do. This
in turn limits their ability to fully
exploit opportunities and it per-
petuates violation of their rights.
Only when we start to challenge
and change these realities of pow-
er in our everyday lives can girls
escape discrimination, violence
and sexual harassment.
Pathways to power
Since 2007, Plan does an annu-
al research called State of the
Worlds Girls which analyses
the lived realities of girls around
the world. This years report en-
titled Pathways to Power: Creat-
ing Sustainable Change for Adoles-
cent Girls questions what will shift
the unequal power relations that
strengthen gender discrimination,
injustice and inequality for girls.
The report indicates that girls
themselves are more aware that
gender inequality is embedded
in the attitudes and structures of
society and must be tackled with
collective force. There is renewed
energy among young people, par-
ticularly young women, to joint-
ly speak out about their situa-
tions realising that a single per-
son cant change the world.
Furthermore, the report de-
tails that working locally with
key power holders, identifying
women leaders and active wom-
ens groups, supporting girls
leadership, participation and ed-
ucation is key in advancing girls
rights. Such actions will give girls
choice, freedom from violence,
access to education, decent work
and the ability to make decisions
about their own lives.
Plan International is urging in-
stitutions and individuals around
the world to collectively fight to
change attitudes on gender. We
have come to understand that eve-
ryone should change their atti-
tudes and behaviours which per-
petuate gender inequalities for
girls to be empowered.
l Plan International Zimba-
bwe opinion on International
Day of the Girl
Dr Grace Mugabe
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 13
Options for Zims
long road to
economic justice
he ongoing trial of Core
Mining and Minerals
(Private) Limited Direc-
tor Lovemore Kurotwi
has become a platform
for the pursuit for truth, justice
and accountability.
Award-winning human rights
lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is a star
in the drama, playing the role that
the media and civil society must
be playing at a national level.
It is rare in Zimbabwe that a
minister gets to be questioned on
the way they manage public enter-
prises. We thus find it interesting
that we focus on the subject of cor-
ruption at a grand scale and how
we may try to broaden the fight
for justice and accountability.
The impact of corruption on
fundamental freedoms can be
huge. The African Union esti-
mates that over US$150 billion
is lost annually through corrup-
tion. This is about 25% of the
continents GDP. An analysis of
the key drivers of corruption in
Zimbabwe reveals that govern-
ment actors lead the pack. Trans-
parency International in the lat-
est report have exposed state in-
stitutions for issuing sexually
transmitted degrees (STD). It is a
notorious fact that in order to get
a passport in Zimbabwe you have
to pay a lot of unofficial fees. It
is the same with obtaining a driv-
ers licence. Corruption has be-
come so institutionalised such
that when companies do their an-
nual budgets, they budget for cor-
ruption under some fancy names
like clearing fees.
The worst culprits in driving
corruption are people known
as politically exposed person
[PEP], who are well-positioned po-
litically to loot with impunity.
These are well connected to the
ruling class such that they use
these ties to loot with impunity. In
Zimbabwe, just like in many oth-
er plundered economies, the PEPs
have become a very powerful
group perpetuating grand corrup-
tion, asset theft and money laun-
dering at an international scale.
When such looting happens for a
long period of time, a kind of roy-
al lineage is then formed and the
PEPs pass on their priviledges to
their children and their childrens
children. If you work for any one
of the big companies that benefit
from PEPs, you probably have met
some top government official fre-
quenting the CEO or the MDs of-
fice and the reasons for such visits
are not clear.
PEPs damage the victims coun-
trys investment climate and pros-
pects for macroeconomic stabili-
ty. They fuel capital flight, which
impedes growth and poverty re-
duction efforts, which heightens
inequalities. We have had Presi-
dent Robert Mugabe complaining
about the activities of the PEPs
in his Cabinet. According to Jus-
tice Cleto R Villacorta of the Phil-
ippines Regional Trial Court, the
damage by this kind of corrup-
tion is long-lasting and more se-
vere the longer a corrupt regime
is in place. Corruption at that lev-
el becomes what Johane Galtung
would call a deep culture. It
sinks its teeth deep into the heart
of the system. It is believed that
when corruption gets to this level,
it creates a new ruling class out-
side the visible ruling elite and
these are the forces that will hold
the ruling class in power at gun-
Sadly, it appears that Zimbabwe
is in that state, at the ransom of
But can there be justice for the
PEPs? If hospitals are failing to
provide services because resourc-
es are being looted at a grand
scale, how do we deal with that?
These are grand economic crimes
that violate peoples rights. One
cannot just go to the police station
and make a report. It requires a
different strategy.
Which takes us to some propos-
als in conclusion.
The media has a key role to play.
It is difficult to deal with econom-
ic crimes when there has been no
political transition. Current tran-
sitional justice mechanisms like
the NPRC cannot deal with eco-
nomic crimes of that magnitude.
There is too much state involve-
ment. There is space available for
non-official truth recovery pro-
cesses by the independent media
and civil society actors with the
help of international experts. An
organisation like Transparency
International with strong interna-
tional backing is well-positioned
to spearhead truth recovery of
economic crimes at an unofficial
level. The kind of truths that call
for recovery are so complex but
not irrecoverable. There is need to
do a comprehensive investigation
into past leaders of government
enterprises, the movement of as-
sets and the procurement process-
Secondly, Section 62 of the new
constitution gives a very impor-
tant avenue of pushing for dis-
closure. It gives the right to every
citizen to have access to informa-
tion held by the state for purpos-
es of public accountability. Trans-
port and and Infrastructural De-
velopment minister Obert Mpofu
who explained the source of his
wealth, has given us a glimpse of
where to begin.
Finally, it is not impossible to
sponsor a transparency law which
forces public officers into disclo-
sure. They may not tell the whole
truth, but it will give civil society
and media a stepping-stone. Sim-
ple records like board minutes of
a state enterprise can open a can
of worms.
This information needs to be ar-
chived in a way that is useful for
possible prosecution of offend-
ers and recovery of lost assets.
When the environment then per-
mits, such information may assist
future actors to recover ill-gotten
wealth and adopt safeguards to
ensure non-repetition.
For now, we admit that as far
as Zimbabwe is concerned, it
will be a long road to economic
l Dzikamai Bere and Prosper
Maguchu contribute to this col-
umn in their personal capaci-
ty. The views contained here are
not the views of the organisa-
tions they are associated with. For
feedback write to dzikamaibere@
Obert Mpofu recently revealed how he acquired his wealth
The media should play a part in stamping out the brown-envelope culture
Marching against corruption on Anti-Corruption Day
International News
14 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
Thousands face massacre in Syrian town
The Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe is holding its Annual Congress from 29-31 October 2014 under
the theme: HAZ@70: Building a culture of service excellence, in Bulawayo. This is a special event as
the Association will be celebrating its 70 years of existence.
150 delegates who are industry captains and management executives are expected to attend this big
hospitality annual event. The Conference will deliberate on service excellence and contribution of
Tourism to the economy. There are various interesting speakers and presenters lined up with the
highlight of the Keynote Speaker from Singapore coming to benchmark and share their success story.
There will also be a Hospitality Fair running concurrently with the Congress where industry suppliers
showcase their products to the industry players present.
The highlight of the Conference is the Awards Dinner to be held at the last day where individuals or
organizations who have shown excellent service to the hospitality sector during the current year will
be awarded.
Topics to be discussed :-
- The Singapore story how they have managed to turn around their tourism fortunes
- The 5 Billion dollar economy journey for tourism by 2018
- Unlocking value for regions through Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition (MICE)
- Health and wellness
- Managing risk in building hospitality service culture
Please be advised that HAZ Offices Landline is 708872.You can also contact Violet Rukande, The
Administrator on 0712 631 858 or 0774 161 056 or email hazimsec@gmail, or
or Cynthia Sapabwe, The Secretary on 0733 344 563 for further information or
any queries.
For accommodation, as usual, please make direct booking with the establishment of your choice in
housands of people will
most likely be massacred
if Kobani falls to Islam-
ic State fighters, a UN en-
voy has said, as militants
fought deeper into the besieged
Syrian Kurdish town in full view
of Turkish tanks that have done
nothing to intervene.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistu-
ra said Kobani could suffer the
same fate as the Bosnian town of
Srebrenica, where 8 000 Muslims
were murdered by Serbs in 1995,
Europes worst atrocity since
World War Two, while UN peace-
keepers failed to protect them.
If this falls, the 700, plus per-
haps the 12 000 people, apart from
the fighters, will be most likely
massacred, de Mistura said. The
United Nations believes 700 main-
ly elderly civilians are trapped in
the town itself and 12 000 have left
the centre but not made it across
the border into Turkey.
Do you remember Srebrenica?
We do. We never forgot and prob-
ably we never forgave ourselves,
said de Mistura, the UN peace en-
voy for Syria. When there is an
imminent threat to civilians, we
cannot, we should not, be silent.
The plight of mainly Kurdish
Kobani has unleashed the worst
street violence in years in Turkey,
which has 15 million Kurds of its
Turkish Kurds have risen up
since last week Tuesday against
President Tayyip Erdogans gov-
ernment, which they accuse of al-
lowing their kin to be slaughtered.
At least 33 people have been
killed in three days of riots across
the mainly Kurdish southeast, in-
cluding two police officers shot
dead in an apparent attempt to as-
sassinate a police chief. The police
chief was wounded.
Intense fighting between Islam-
ic State fighters and outgunned
Kurdish forces in the streets of
Kobani could be heard from across
the border. Warplanes roared
overhead and the western edge of
town was hit by an air strike, ap-
parently by US-led coalition jets.
But even as the United States
has increased its bombing of Is-
lamic State targets in the area, it
has acknowledged that its air sup-
port is unlikely to be enough to
save the city from falling.
Our focus in Syria is in degrad-
ing the capacity of (Islamic State)
at its core to project power, to com-
mand itself, to sustain itself, to re-
source itself, US Deputy Nation-
al Security Adviser Tony Blinken
The tragic reality is that in the
course of doing that there are go-
ing to be places like Kobani where
we may or may not be able to be ef-
Blinken said Islamic State con-
trolled about 40% of Kobani. The
Syrian Observatory for Human
Rights, which monitors the war,
gave a similar estimate and said
fighters had seized a central ad-
ministrative area, known as the
security quarter.
Ocalan Iso, deputy head of the
Kurdish forces defending the
town, said Islamic State fight-
ers were still shelling the centre,
which proved it had not yet fallen.
There are fierce clashes and
they are bombing the centre of
Kobani from afar, he said, esti-
mating the militants controlled
20% of the town. He called for
more US-led air strikes.
Turkey opened its border last month to Syrian refugees after the town of Koban was surrounded by Islamic State ghters
ew York Stepped up efforts
by the US to halt the spread of
the Ebola virus started at New
Yorks John F Kennedy Internation-
al Airport yesterday, where teams
armed with thermal guns and ques-
tionnaires were screening travel-
lers from West African countries hit
hardest by the outbreak.
JFK Airport is the first of five US
airports to start enhanced screening
of US-bound travellers from Guin-
ea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where
most of the outbreaks more than 4
000 deaths have occurred.
Nearly all of those travelling to
the United States from those coun-
tries arrive at JFK, Newark Liberty,
Washington Dulles, Chicago OHare
and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. The
new procedures will begin at the oth-
er four airports next week.
The Centres for Disease Control
and Prevention said the airport
screening is just one aspect of an
overall strategy to fight the spread
of Ebola.
Because we want to protect the
American public, we are taking a
tiered approach, said CDC spokes-
man Jason McDonald.
But even before authorities start
checking passengers for fevers, crit-
ics questioned whether the screen-
ings would prove effective at stop-
ping travelers infected with the of-
ten fatal Ebola virus from entering
the country.
JFK is the US entry point for near-
ly half of the roughly 150 travellers
who arrive daily from the three West
African countries, and those flights
amount to about one-tenth of 1% of
all international daily arrivals to the
airport, McDonald said.
The Department of Homeland Se-
curitys Customs and Border Protec-
tion (CBP) will conduct the screen-
ings under CDC direction, McDon-
ald said.
Using FDA-approved infrared tem-
perature guns, the CBP staffers will
check for elevated temperatures
among passengers whose journeys
began or included a stop in one of
the three West African countries.
Screeners will also assess passen-
gers for signs of potential illness and
ask them to answer questions about
their health and whether they may
have come into contact with an Ebo-
la patient. Reuters
US intensifies Ebola
screening at airports
JFK Airport... US yesterday started new procedures of screening Ebola at airports
International News
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 15
Malala Idol to the
world, outcast at home
2014 marks the 7 edition of the Ideas Festival, a unique and amalgam
platform established by Bulawayo Agenda in 2008 on the firm belief that
ideas run the world.
Every year, the Ideas Festival facilitates the sharing of ideas among leaders
and practitioners to confront the existing political, socio and economic
challenges and find ways to mitigate such challenges.
This year's edition is being convened by Bulawayo Agenda in partnership
with the Church and Civil Society Forum (CCSF) and National Association of
th st
NGOs (NANGO) from 27 31 October 2014 under the theme
Transformative Ideas for a Better Society.
Holiday Inn, Bulawayo
26 October - 1 November 2014
For registration forms and Programme, please download them from our
RVP: Ms. Joylin Bere 0772 585 990/04 708 761/ 04 794 973
Ideas Festivals /Directors
Summer School 2014
slamabad Malala Yousafzai, who
won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, is
hailed around the world as a champion
of womens rights who stood up brave-
ly against the Taliban to defend her be-
But in her deeply conservative homeland,
many view her with suspicion as an out-
cast or even as a Western creation aimed at
damaging Pakistans image abroad.
Malala, now aged 17, became globally
known in 2012 when Taliban gunmen al-
most killed her for her passionate advocacy
of womens right to education.
She has since become a symbol of defi-
ance in the fight against militants operat-
ing in Pashtun tribal areas in northwest
Pakistan a region where women are ex-
pected to keep their opinions to themselves
and stay at home.
The terrorists thought that they would
change our aims and stop our ambitions
but nothing changed in my life except this:
Weakness, fear and hopelessness died.
Strength, power and courage was born,
she told the United Nations last year.
I do not even hate the Talib who shot
me. Even if there is a gun in my hand and
he stands in front of me, I would not shoot
him, she said in a speech which captivat-
ed the world.
Malala has also won the European Un-
ions human rights award and was one of
the favourites to win the Nobel Prize last
Now based in Britain, she is unable to re-
turn to her homeland because of Taliban
threats to kill her and her family members.
The current Taliban chief, Mullah Fazlull-
ah, was the one who ordered the 2012 attack
against her.
Yousafzai has enrolled in a school in Bir-
mingham and become a global campaign-
er for womens right to education and other
human rights issues, taking up issues such
as the situation in Syria and Nigieria.
In her native Swat valley, however, many
people view Malala, backed by a supportive
family and a doting father who inspired her
to keep up with her campaign, with a mix-
ture of suspicion, fear and jealousy.
At the time of her Nobel nomination last
year, social media sites were brimming
with insulting messages. We hate Malala
Yousafzai, a CIA agent, said one Facebook
She was a young student in the Swati
town of Mingora in Pakistans northwest-
ern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province when
she became interested in womens rights.
At the time, the Taliban were in power in
the strategic valley after they took control
over the region and imposed strict Islam-
ic rules, including their opposition to wom-
ens education.
She wrote an anonymous blog describing
her life under the Taliban who controlled
the region. In October 2012, after the Tali-
ban were pushed out of Swat by the Paki-
stani army, she was shot in the head on her
way to school by a Taliban gunman.
She survived after being airlifted to Brit-
ain for treatment and recovered from her
life-threatening wounds.
The wise saying, The pen is mighti-
er than sword was true. The extremists
are afraid of books and pens, she told the
United Nations.
The power of education frightens them.
They are afraid of women. The power of
the voice of women frightens them.
Reuters Pakistani girls at school... Malala Yousafzai has inspired other girls
Malala Yousafzai
Brazilian weave? No, its goat hair
International News
16 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
N China, hair extensions,
wigs and weaves are big busi-
ness. Buyers in hair salons
and shopping malls are of-
ten told they are getting real
human hair but when you look
closely, sometimes things are not
as they seem.
In a tiny village in Hunan
province, central China, a man
dressed in a white vest and shorts
rides around the dusty streets on
a rusty bicycle, shouting and ring-
ing his bell.
I stop him and ask what hes
up to. Im collecting hair, he
says. When I ring my bell wom-
en come out and I cut their hair. I
make hair extensions.
I ask him how much he pays
women for their hair. I offer them
a good price, but I need to make a
profit, he says with a smile.
The streets of the village are
covered in hair drying beneath
the scorching sun. Some of the
hair is definitely human hair, yet
the number of shaven goats wan-
dering the streets suggests other-
After collecting the hair, he
takes it to a small factory where
10 women weave it together into
hair extensions.
Looking on, I can see that some
of the hair being woven together
is human and some of it definite-
ly is not. He then sells it to larger
factories where it is treated with

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chemicals before being sold to
shops around the country.
I left Hunan wanting to see
where the hair went next. So I vis-
ited the megacity of Guangzhou.
The city formerly known as
Canton has always been one of
Chinas most important trading
hubs and wealthiest cities.
Massive hotels and office blocks
dominate the skyline close to the
vast and murky brown Pearl Riv-
er. The tops of the skyscrapers
are hidden amid the thick palpa-
ble pollution.
Beneath the smog is where I
met Lily. She owns a shop sell-
ing wigs and hair extensions in
Guangzhous enormous beauty
exchange centre in an area known
as Sanyuanli.
Here you can buy anything
from nail polish and night cream
to foot spas and foundation. The
lower floor of the market howev-
er is dedicated to hair terrify-
ing mannequins sport wigs and
weaves of every colour the rain-
bow has to offer.
Lily sits on a stool in her shop,
bunching the recently delivered
hair together into fringes, curls
and metre-long straight exten-
The hair is held together with
labels which supposedly tell us
their country of origin. Here, ap-
parently, one can buy hair from
Peru, India and Brazil.
There are no Chinese custom-
ers here though every buyer
seems to be from Africa. Nigeri-
ans, Ghanaians, Congolese, South
Africans, Angolans and Ugandans
scour the impressive hall for the
best-priced hair extensions avail-
able. They tell me they can triple
their money when they get home.
Towards the end of a busy day I
ask shop owner Lily how her busi-
ness is doing. Its ok, we used to
sell to Europe and America, but
now nearly 100% of my clients are
in Africa, she says.
Lily shows me a list of the na-
tionalities of the traders she sells
to of the 39 countries on the
list, 37 are in Africa, reflecting the
large African community in this
Its good business for me, but
the problem is we pay more for
the hair now, as living and pro-
duction costs in China are high-
er now.
Lily then describes, how in or-
der to make her business profit-
able, she has to use fake scales
when weighing out hair to cus-
tomers and buy a mixture of hu-
man hair and synthetic or goat
hair to lower costs.
We say it is Indian hair or Bra-
zilian hair, but in fact it is nor-
mally Chinese hair or even goat
hair. They never realise. This is
the only way we can keep things
cheap, she says, adding that her
customers always drive a hard
Before we can finish our conver-
sation Marie from Uganda comes
in, demanding: I want Brazilian
hair, only Brazilian, give me your
best quality and best price.
The negotiation goes on for
hours under the watchful eyes
of the wig-wearing, angry-look-
ing mannequins. As the sun sinks
and the moon begins to rise over
Guangzhous polluted skyline,
Marie leaves empty-handed.
I run after her as she leaves
the shop to ask if she knows that
some of the hair isnt human. Of
course I know. The Chinese think
were stupid. I come all the way
from Uganda and they think I
dont know hair, she says.
Marie pauses and then lets out
a huge, hearty laugh before com-
ing close to whisper in my ear: I
laugh a lot when I go home and I
know that the beautiful women
of Kampala have goats on their
heads. BBC News
Herders shave goats hair. Picture:
Hair processing factory in China
A display of hair pieces
The Standard
October 12 to 18 2014
Govt moves to
tackle industry
Zera engages towns on alternative energy sources
he Zimbabwe Energy Reg-
ulatory Authority (Zera) is
working on securing Private
Public Partnerships (PPPs) for
Mutare and Masvingo city coun-
cil to enable them to start exploit-
ing methane gas as an alternative
energy source.
Methane whose main source
is natural gas is an odourless
and colourless gas that occurs
abundantly in nature and is the
most simple form of hydrocar-
Zimbabwe is currently experi-
encing an acute power crisis char-
acterised by massive load-shed-
ding, a situation that has adverse-
ly affected all sectors of the econ-
However, government is rapid-
ly moving towards promoting new
investments in renewable ener-
gies in a bid to reduce power de-
mand on the national grid.
Zera chief executive Gloria Ma-
gombo told an energy stakehold-
ers meeting that she had meet-
ings with the town clerks of the
cities of Mutare and Masvingo.
We believe that there is po-
tential for them to use the meth-
ane being flared into the atmos-
phere now for them to produce
their own power, especially for the
pumping works and the sewer sys-
tems, she said.
Magombo said the main issue
of concern was financing as the
city authorities did not have mon-
ey to implement the projects.
We would want to urge the cit-
ies to try to partner with private
sector investors so that they can
come in to use that gas to generate
power and sell power to consum-
ers, she said.
Magombo said Zera would be
meeting officials from the minis-
try of local government to push
them to come up with some form
of public-private partnerships.
The potential is there, we be-
lieve we need to harness that so
that we are able to use the resourc-
es we have, said Magombo.
Turning to the issue of the least
cost energy planning (best prac-
tices), Magombo said at a region-
al level the Southern African Pow-
er Pool (Sapp) identified the least
cost project.
Sapp was established with the
primary objective of providing a
reliable and economical electrici-
ty supply to member states, which
include Zimbabwe.
Sapp, which is under the auspic-
es of the Sadc region, aims to en-
sure that the southern African re-
gion is one of the choices for invest-
ments by energy intensive users.
However, there is still a lot of
negotiation on those [least cost
projects]; there is also the issue
of the transmission network con-
struction, she said.
Magombo said one of the key
corridors for movement of pow-
er would be the central corridor
which is coming through Zimba-
bwe and the question is how fund-
ing will be secured for those addi-
tional capacity requirements.
With regard to local entrepre-
neurs, she said Zera was looking
at engaging with those who are
promoting the current liquid pro-
pane stoves which unfortunately
are being imported.
We should look into the local-
isation component. We want to
start with at least a pilot project
to see how effective they are and
if they work effectively, she said.
Magombo said in that way, it
would become easier to promote
local participation.
he Ministry of Industry
and Commerce is plan-
ning to produce a com-
prehensive report on the
challenges faced by in-
dustry in its dealings with the
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority
(Zimra), an official has said.
Speaking during a Confeder-
ation of Zimbabwe Industries
(CZI) manufacturing sector sur-
vey launch last week, Industry
and Commerce minister Mike
Bimha said the report would look
at how tax regulations were af-
fecting the smooth operation of
We are supposed to produce
a report on the issues that busi-
ness is having with Zimra, Bim-
ha said.
An official from the ministry
told Standardbusiness that a pro-
posal had been made to form a
committee to specifically look at
problems faced by businesses at
ports of entry.
I do not know if it will be on
a ministerial level, said the offi-
According to the CZI survey, the
manufacturing sector was facing
many challenges including Zim-
ra related ones, notably heavy tax-
es, as well as high fees and licence
Zimra administers several tax-
es that include corporate income
tax, mineral royalties, Pay as You
Earn and Withholding tax among
Corporate income tax is derived
from the sources within the coun-
try. Corporate tax is currently at
25% since 2010 while 3% goes to-
wards the Aids levy. Pay as you
earn rates range from 0% on the
low income brackets to 50% on the
higher brackets. Employers are
required to withhold tax from re-
muneration paid to their employ-
Speaking at the launch, Zimra
representative Florence Jambwa
said if business had tax issues,
they should approach the revenue
I have noted that we have been
cited as a barrier to business but
if you have issues in terms of our
inability to deliver, approach us,
she urged.
Royalties are collectable from
all the minerals or mineral bear-
ing products obtained from any
mining locations and disposed
by a miner or on his behalf. They
are chargeable whether the dis-
posal is made within or outside
Zimbabwe. Withholding tax is
deductible from all amounts pay-
able to all who enter into con-
tracts with the state or statuto-
ry body, quasi government insti-
tution and taxpayers registered
with Zimra.
Early this year, Zimra commis-
sioner general Gershem Pasi said
the revenue collector was owed
over US$500 million by compa-
Many companies have had
their bank accounts garnished by
the revenue collector due to non-
remittance of taxes.
Mike Bimha addressing delegates at the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) manufacturing sector survey launch on Friday
Chirundu Border Post... Trucks wait to be cleared at the border. Pictures: Aaron Ufumeli
18 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
elta Beverages says it remains in a
strong position to satisfy demand on
the local market as its state-of-the-art
brewing plant is adequately capacitat-
Delta General Manager Lagers, Munyaradzi
Nyandoro said the company had entered into a
special agreement with power utility Zesa for a re-
liable and constant electricity supply so as not to
compromise on brewing processes and beer qual-
We already have two 800 HP generators which
keep the plant at full throttle and these are suffi-
cient to meet our supply needs, he said.
Nyandoro took journalists through a tour of
the plant last week Friday and explained the lager
brewing processes.
Delta Corporation is a broad-based company
with interests in beverages (manufacturing and
distribution) and the Agro Industrial sectors. It
is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and is
one of the top quoted companies in terms of mar-
ket capitalisation.
Nyandoro said all processes of beer distribution
in the market were synchronised in order to in-
crease efficiencies across the value chain.
retoria South Africa recently said it had
earmarked US$190 million over the next
three years to improve housing and living
conditions in poor mining communities.
The violent labour unrest that has shaken
South Africas mining industry, including a five-
month platinum strike this year, has been blamed
in part on the wretched social conditions found
in overcrowded shantytowns around the shafts.
Jeff Radebe, the planning minister in South
Africas presidency, told a media briefing that
a government committee on distressed mining
communities had identified 14 towns to focus on
to improve housing.
This includes Rustenburg west of Johannes-
burg, the scene of frequent violent labour con-
flict in grim squatter camps erected near the
worlds richest platinum reserves.
Mines minister Ngoako Ramathlodi said the
governments plan did not replace the obliga-
tions of the mining companies, which are re-
quired by law to meet a number of social com-
mitments in the communities where they work.
The worlds top platinum producers Anglo
American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lon-
min operate in South Africa, as well as Africas
biggest bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti.
SA earmarks US$190m
to improve distressed
mining towns
South Africas Mines minister Ngoako Ramathlodi
A Delta Beverages employee monitors the cleaning process of empty bottles at the companys Southerton plant on Friday. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli.
Delta committed to
satisfying demand
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 19
Zim rushes to create sovereign fund
in the
OVEREIGN Wealth Funds have
been attracting a lot of attention
in recent years as more countries
establish funds and invest more
capital in a wide range of assets.
At least US$6 trillion in assets are being
held by these funds globally. But the ques-
tion is, should every country set up their
own and for what purpose? Is there a ra-
tionale to rush to join the bandwagon?
A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is a fund
owned by the state that is invested in vari-
ous financial assets (such as shares, fixed
income instruments, and properties). A
SWF is a form of a national savings ac-
count with a specific purpose(s), but main-
ly for the benefit of its current and future
citizens. The core purpose of a SWF is to in-
vest a countrys excess income and to gen-
erate wealth for its future generations with
a view of long-term wealth and tax smooth-
ening. A SWF is typically funded from a na-
tional budgetary surplus.
It all started in the 1950s when the Ku-
wait Investment Authority fund was estab-
lished to invest excess oil income. In addi-
tion to other smaller funds, major funds
Abu Dhabis Investment Authority, Singa-
pores Government Investment Corporation
and Norways Government Pension Fund
were established in 1976, 1981 and 1990 re-
spectively. The rest is history the size and
number of SWFs has increased dramatical-
ly. Currently, there are over 50 SWFs and the
Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute puts their
value at US$6 831 trillion at end-September
SWF play an important macroeconom-
ic role and are closely linked to the opera-
tions of public finances (funding and with-
drawals), monetary policy, and external ac-
counts variations. Sovereign wealth funds
are usually distinguished based on their
stated policy objectives and consequent
asset allocation. Though there are many
SWFs with multiple objectives, under the
IMF and the Santiago Principles classifica-
tions, we can identify five types of SWFs,
viz stabilisation SWF (e.g. Chiles Econom-
ic and Social Stabilisation Fund), savings
(e.g. Russias National Wealth Fund), de-
velopment (UAE Mubadala) and reserve in-
vestment corporations (e.g. China Invest-
ment Corporation). Some funds serve a hy-
brid of objectives, like stabilisation/sav-
ings (Botswana Pula Fund), saving/pension
reserve (Australia Future Fund), or stabili-
sation/saving/development (Kazakhstans
Samruk-Kazyna JSC). Santiago Principles
are a set of International Working Group
of Sovereign Wealth Funds generally ac-
cepted guidelines that govern governance,
accountability arrangements and conduct
of investment practices by SWFs.
African states have joined the frenzy
in establishing their own funds and most
of these funds are commodities-based as
they are being established by resource-
rich countries. Given the wealth of natu-
ral resources that African countries are en-
dowed with, it makes sense that these coun-
tries set-aside a portion of their surplus in-
come arising from the extraction of their
resources. 59,5% of global SWFs are funded
by oil and gas revenues.
There were 15 African countries with
SWFs, namely Algeria, Angola, Botswana,
Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana,
Kenya, Libya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwan-
da, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan
and Tanzania as of end of 2013. The old-
est African SWF, the Pula Fund, was estab-
lished in 1994 by Botswana to invest excess
diamond revenues for the benefit of future
generations. It currently has assets worth
US$6,9 billion.
The largest African sovereign funds are
the Algerias Revenue Regulation Fund and
Libyan Investment Authority with total as-
sets of US$77 billion and US$66 billion re-
spectively. Angola (Fundo Soberano de An-
gola), Nigeria (Nigeria Sovereign Invest-
ment Authority), and Ghana (Petroleum
Fund) set up their own sovereign wealth
funds over the past three years, managing
US$5 billion, US$1,4 billion, and US$75 mil-
lion worth of assets respectively. The discov-
eries of oil and gas around the continent is
set to fuel the launch of several other funds.
Mozambique and Tanzania are the most
likely candidates. Zambia is said to be con-
sidering setting up their own fund to stim-
ulate investment in strategic non-mining
industries and diversify its economy from
copper mining.
In Zimbabwe, the senate on 23 September
2014, passed the Sovereign Wealth Fund of
Zimbabwe Bill (H.B. 6A, 2013) that will see
the establishment of a Zimbabwean SWF.
The proposed SWF will be funded from up
to a quarter of mining royalties in respect
of gold, diamonds, coal, coal-bed methane
gas, nickel, chrome, platinum and such oth-
er mineral that may be specified, miner-
al dividends and government grants. The
Zimbabwe fund will support fiscal or mac-
roeconomic stabilisation, including long-
term economic and social development ob-
jectives, and smoothen national income of
Zimbabwe during times of commodity fluc-
The key ingredients to a successful
SWF include transparency and accounta-
bility. Citizens, who are the ultimate ben-
eficiaries, need to be appraised contin-
uously before and after a SWF is set up.
Public awareness and support is of par-
amount importance. The other key con-
sideration is that there is no need to rush
into creating a fund if there are other
critical and pressing demands that will
require huge capital injections these
include investment in social and econom-
ic infrastructure. My research shows
that most countries that set up SWFs
were in a budget surplus position. It does
not make sense to create a SWF and fund
it by increasing the budget deficit. SWF
should effectively be used to generate
wealth for future generations, provide
a buffer against external macroeconom-
ic shocks and to support specific devel-
opmental goals. Outside of these objec-
tives, the motives for establishing a SWF
become questionable. Countries estab-
lishing new funds can learn from those
that have managed successful funds e.g
Norway, which has assets close to US$900
billion. As exemplified by Nigerias ex-
perience with the Excess Crude Account,
it is not enough just to set money aside
there is need for SWF good governance
and clear investment mandates. Adopt-
ing Santiago principles is one way to
achieve that.
l Nesbert Ruwo is an investment bank-
er based in South Africa. He can be con-
tacted on
Business needs perfect planning
20 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
PLANNING is a process of choos-
ing among those many options. If
we do not choose to plan, then we
choose to have others plan for us.
Richard I Winwood
ast week I explained the
importance of having
a clear goal and a good
value proposition if you
want to develop an effec-
tive business plan. A goal is im-
portant because it gives purpose
to your business. Imagine Dyna-
mos and Highlanders playing a
football match in a field with no
goal posts. Would players put in
any effort when there can be no
winner or loser? Or would sup-
porters pay to watch a purpose-
less game?
A value proposition is equally
important as it makes your offer-
ing stand out among hundreds of
others from your competitors. You
will not get far ahead with a me-
too type of business, sharing the
same cake with an ever-increas-
ing number of contenders.
This article now looks at the
other three components: a solu-
tion to a real problem; a defined
market; and a competitive busi-
ness strategy.
What problem will your business solve?
Every successful business solves
a problem that affects people. A
grinding mill owner saves villagers
the trouble of having to ground out
grain using the torturous wooden
mortar and pestle. He gets paid for
saving people hard labour. Since he
can only serve so many people his
business will remain small and lo-
cal. If he decides to get into large-
scale milling, then he solves the
problem of many people and makes
more money.
Facebook has over a billion mem-
bers worldwide. What problem
does it solve? The peoples social
need to communicate. Humans are
social creatures; if they dont com-
municate with others, they suffer
emotionally and physically as a
result of loneliness. Besides, peo-
ple dont want to miss out on what
their friends are doing. So instead
of having to visit, call or text your
friends physically, you can just get
on Facebook and problem solved!
However, the real problem
solved by Facebook the one
which presented it with a busi-
ness opportunity worth its US$16
listing price applies to market-
ers. Mass advertising is becoming
less effective as more and more
media channels appear. However,
social media platforms like Face-
book provide a finely targeted au-
dience to marketers at lower cost
than traditional media. Above all,
it reaches nearly every country in
the world. So, the bigger the prob-
lem and the more people it affects,
the more profitable the business

Do you have a well-dened market
Obviously, not everyone is going
to want or need your product, so
you need to define a specific seg-
ment of the market that you will
target. Your market must be de-
fined by demographics, that is, it
should group people according to
age-range, economic and financial
status, social status, habits, likes
and such things that define a per-
son. For example, if you are sell-
ing top-of-the-line men suits, you
could define your ideal custom-
er as male, holding a mid to high-
level management job or running
his own business with an income
above US$1 000 per month, plays
golf, lives in the medium to low
density residential area.
You will get a more accurate de-
scription of your ideal client by
conducting market research. You
can start by taking down the demo-
graphic details of people who ac-
tually buy your product. Ask them
the relevant questions that will give
you a clear description of their de-
mographic pattern. You will then
know who to target and who not to
target in your marketing.
Without a clearly defined mar-
ket segment, you will likely waste
your marketing budget advertising
to the wrong people. You can also
locate your store in the wrong area,
where the most traffic consists of
people with no interest or financial
ability to buy your product.

Put in place a competitive business
A successful business is one with
the capabilities to deliver products
or services to customers seamless-
ly. A good product will fail if cus-
tomers have any kind of problem
getting it and using it. So the first
thing you need in your plan is a
people strategy. Do you have compe-
tent people for the type of product
your want to produce and the ser-
vice you want to offer? If not, make
a plan of how you will get the skills
you need. Sometimes you will need
to recruit new people, other times
you will need to provide training
to your existing or less skilled per-
The right machinery, equipment
and premises are needed as well
for the production process. Finally,
the physical delivery of a product
to customers has to be efficient and
To complete your business plan,
you need to put financial values to all
the five components. Add the figures
up so as to come up with the financial
requirement to make your business
plan work. Then you can proceed or
make changes where necessary.
So, now is the time to work on
your business plan for 2015. I hope
you will find these tips useful. Please
let me have your feedback; and dont
forget that there are more resourc-
es at my website http://smebusiness-
l Phillip Chichoni is a con-
sultant who helps SMEs and
entrepreneurs start and build
sustainable businesses. You
may contact him via email:
You can also visit: http://sme-
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How Belgian nuns spread Ebola
PETER Piot was a researcher at
a lab in Antwerp when a pilot
brought him a blood sample from
a Belgian nun who had fallen mys-
teriously ill in Zaire.
Professor Piot, as a young scientist in
Antwerp, you were part of the team that
discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. How
did it happen?
I still remember exactly. One
day in September, a pilot from Sa-
bena Airlines brought us a shiny
blue Thermos and a letter from a
doctor in Kinshasa in what was
then Zaire. In the Thermos, he
wrote, there was a blood sample
from a Belgian nun who had re-
cently fallen ill from a mysteri-
ous sickness in Yambuku, a re-
mote village in the northern part
of the country. He asked us to test
the sample for yellow fever.
These days, Ebola may only be researched
in high-security laboratories. How did you
protect yourself back then?
We had no idea how dangerous
the virus was. And there were no
high-security labs in Belgium.
We just wore our white lab coats
and protective gloves. When we
opened the Thermos, the ice in-
side had largely melted and one
of the vials had broken. Blood and
glass shards were floating in the
ice water. We fished the other, in-
tact, test tube out of the slop and
began examining the blood for
pathogens, using the methods that
were standard at the time.
But the yellow fever virus apparently had
nothing to do with the nun's illness.
No. And the tests for Lassa fever
and typhoid were also negative.
What, then, could it be? Our hopes
were dependent on being able to
isolate the virus from the sam-
ple. To do so, we injected it into
mice and other lab animals. At
first nothing happened for sever-
al days. We thought that perhaps
the pathogen had been damaged
from insufficient refrigeration in
the Thermos. But then one animal
after the next began to die. We be-
gan to realise that the sample con-
tained something quite deadly.
But you continued?
Other samples from the nun, who
had since died, arrived from Kin-
shasa. When we were just about
able to begin examining the vi-
rus under an electron microscope,
the World Health Organisation in-
structed us to send all of our sam-
ples to a high-security lab in Eng-
land. But my boss at the time want-
ed to bring our work to conclusion
no matter what. He grabbed a vial
containing virus material to exam-
ine it, but his hand was shaking
and he dropped it on a colleagues
foot. The vial shattered. My only
thought was: Oh, shit! We imme-
diately disinfected everything, and
luckily our colleague was wearing
thick leather shoes. Nothing hap-
pened to any of us.
In the end, you were nally able to create
an image of the virus using the electron
Yes and our first thought was:
What the hell is that? The virus
that we had spent so much time
searching for was very big, very
long and worm-like. It had no sim-
ilarities with yellow fever. Rather,
it looked like the extremely dan-
gerous Marburg virus which, like
Ebola, causes a haemorrhagic fe-
ver. In the 1960s the virus killed
several laboratory workers in
Marburg, Germany.
Were you afraid at that point?
I knew almost nothing about the
Marburg virus at the time. When
I tell my students about it today,
they think I must come from the
Stone Age. But I actually had to go
to the library and look it up in an
atlas of virology. It was the Amer-
ican Centres for Disease Control
which determined a short time
later that it wasnt the Marburg
virus, but a related, unknown vi-
rus. We had also learned in the
meantime that hundreds of peo-
ple had already succumbed to the
virus in Yambuku and the area
around it.
A few days later, you became one of
the frst scientists to fy to Zaire.
Yes. The nun who had died and
her fellow sisters were all from
Belgium. In Yambuku, which had
been part of the Belgian Congo,
they operated a small mission
hospital. When the Belgian gov-
ernment decided to send someone,
I volunteered immediately. I was
27 and felt a bit like my childhood
hero, Tintin. And, I have to admit,
I was intoxicated by the chance to
track down something totally new.
Was there any room for fear, or at least
Of course it was clear to us that
we were dealing with one of the
deadliest infectious diseases the
world had ever seen and we had
no idea that it was transmitted via
bodily fluids! It could also have
been mosquitoes. We wore protec-
tive suits and latex gloves and I
even borrowed a pair of motorcy-
cle goggles to cover my eyes. But
in the jungle heat it was impossi-
ble to use the gas masks that we
bought in Kinshasa. Even so, the
Ebola patients I treated were prob-
ably just as shocked by my appear-
ance as they were about their in-
tense suffering. I took blood from
around 10 of these patients. I was
most worried about accidental-
ly poking myself with the needle
and infecting myself that way.
But you apparently managed to avoid
becoming infected.
Well, at some point I did actual-
ly develop a high fever, a headache
and diarrhoea ... similar to Ebola
Exactly. I immediately thought:
Damn, this is it! But then I tried
to keep my cool. I knew the symp-
toms I had could be from some-
thing completely different and
harmless. And it really would
have been stupid to spend two
weeks in the horrible isolation
tent that had been set up for us sci-
entists for the worst case. So I just
stayed alone in my room and wait-
ed. Of course, I didnt get a wink
of sleep, but luckily I began feel-
ing better by the next day. It was
just a gastrointestinal infection.
Actually, that is the best thing that
can happen in your life: you look
death in the eye but survive. It
changed my whole approach, my
whole outlook on life at the time.
You were also the one who gave the
virus its name. Why Ebola?
On that day our team sat togeth-
er late into the night we had
also had a couple of drinks dis-
cussing the question. We definite-
ly didnt want to name the new
pathogen Yambuku virus, be-
cause that would have stigmatised
the place forever. There was a map
hanging on the wall and our Amer-
ican team leader suggested look-
ing for the nearest river and giving
the virus its name. It was the Ebola
river. So by around three or four in
the morning we had found a name.
But the map was small and inex-
act. We only learned later that the
nearest river was actually a differ-
ent one. But Ebola is a nice name,
isnt it?
In the end, you discovered that the Belgian
nuns had unwittingly spread the virus.
How did that happen?
In their hospital they regularly
gave pregnant women vitamin in-
jections using unsterilised needles.
By doing so, they infected many
young women in Yambuku with
the virus. We told the nuns about
the terrible mistake they had made,
but looking back I would say that
we were much too careful in our
choice of words. Clinics that failed
to observe this and other rules of
hygiene functioned as catalysts
in all additional Ebola outbreaks.
They drastically sped up the spread
of the virus or made the spread pos-
sible in the first place. Even in the
current Ebola outbreak in West
Africa, hospitals unfortunately
played this ignominious role in the
After Yambuku, you spent the next 30
years of your professional life devoted to
combating Aids. But now Ebola has caught
up to you again. American scientists fear
that hundreds of thousands of people
could ultimately become infected. Was
such an epidemic to be expected?
No, not at all. On the contrary, I
always thought that Ebola, in com-
parison to Aids or malaria, didnt
present much of a problem be-
cause the outbreaks were always
brief and local. Around June it be-
came clear to me that there was
something fundamentally different
about this outbreak.
Why did WHO react so late?
On the one hand, it was because
their African regional office isnt
staffed with the most capable peo-
ple but with political appointees.
And the headquarters in Geneva
suffered large budget cuts that had
been agreed to by member states.
The department for haemorrhag-
ic fever and the one responsible for
the management of epidemic emer-
gencies were hit hard. But since
August, WHO has regained a lead-
ership role.
Have we completely lost control of the
This isnt just an epidemic any
more. This is a humanitarian catas-
trophe. We dont just need care per-
sonnel, but also logistics experts,
trucks, jeeps and foodstuffs. Such
an epidemic can destabilise entire
regions. I can only hope that we will
be able to get it under control. I re-
ally never thought that it could get
this bad.
A girl is led to an ambulance after showing signs of Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, north of the Liberian capital,
Monrovia. Peter Piot (inset), the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
People protest outside a hospital as Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits the area after the Ebola outbreak
Why a Physics
Nobel Prize
has eluded
International News
22 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
HROUGHOUT her life,
theoretical physicist Ma-
ria Goeppert Mayer was
asked why girls should
even bother studying
science. She often answered with
a question of her own: Do girls
only have to learn how to read just
to study cookbooks?
The answer, of course, was no,
and she proved as much when she
was awarded the Nobel Prize for
Physics in 1963 for her discov-
eries concerning nuclear shell
structure. Little did Mayer know,
however, that she wasnt only the
second female Nobel laureate in
physics (after Marie Curie, in
1903), but shed also be the last for
more than 50 years and count-
The Royal Swedish Academy
of Sciences announced the recip-
ients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in
Physics Tuesday: Isamu Akasa-
ki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Na-
kamura. The three male scientists
invented blue light-emitting di-
odes in the early 1990s, paving the
way for the LED technology used
in our computer and smartphone
screens today.
The invention is groundbreak-
ing, and the award much-de-
served. But considering the in-
vention is relatively recent, and
considering a woman hasnt won
the Physics Prize in 51 years, the
news makes you wonder: Why
didnt a woman receive the prize
this year, and why hasnt a wom-
an won in so long?
There are several reasons:
Women are drastically under-rep-
resented in the field of physics it-
self, the Nobel committee seems
to have an age preference for old-
er laureates, and the qualifica-
tions seem to require equal parts
luck and excellence.
Predicting what the Nobel
Committee will do is about as reli-
able and easy as predicting the fu-
ture by reading tea leaves, Janet
Conrad, professor of physics at
MIT says. There are just so many
complicated factors that come in,
and so many really great discover-
ies to recognise, that one can nev-
er tell what they will do.
According to the latest data
from the American Institute of
Physics, women represented only
14% of physics faculty overall in
2010 just a 2% increase from
2006. The percentage of women
receiving degrees in physics is
higher, but still very much the mi-
nority: At the [full] professor lev-
el, the percentage of women [in
physics] is less than 10% in most
countries, including the US and
UK, Suchitra Sebastian, univer-
sity lecturer in physics at the Uni-
versity of Cambridge, says.
She says that while there has
been improvement over the years,
its extremely, worryingly slow.
This is mostly due to historical,
cultural and sociological reasons.
Cultural attitudes need to
change, and all of us need to re-
evaluate our subconscious as-
sumptions about what makes a
good scientist.
Physics would be infinite-
ly richer if the demographic of
physicists was much more varied
and diverse than it currently is,
Sebastian says.
But theres also, of course, the
fact that the prize is awarded to
scientists whose discoveries have
stood the test of time. If youre
a theorist, your theory must be
proven true, which knocks var-
ious people out of the running.
One example is Helen Quinn,
whose theory with Roberto Peccei
predicts a new particle called the
axion. But the axion hasnt been
discovered yet, and therefore they
cant win the Nobel Prize.
If you look at her generation,
youre looking for someone who
is in their 60s or later, and there
just werent that many women [in
physics at that time], says Lind-
ley Winslow, assistant professor
of physics at UCLA. And were
waiting for that discovery to be
made. Its always a waiting game
with the Nobel Prize.
Age is important to note. Con-
rad says that more and more wom-
en are entering the field of phys-
ics, but as a result, theyre still of-
ten younger than what the com-
mittee seems to prefer. According
to the Nobel Prize website, the av-
erage age of Nobel laureates has
even increased since the 1950s.
If it seems like this is even fur-
ther discrimination ageism on
top of sexism its certainly a
valid question. However, Conrad
isnt sure why the average age of
the Nobel Prize winners has ris-
en so much; she thinks there may
be a backlog of big discoveries to
Newer discoveries, and the
younger scientists who made
them, may simply be waiting in
The Nobel Foundation did not
respond to requests for comment.
The committee has, however,
made some exceptions in recog-
nising younger people Conrad
cites astrophysicist Adam Reiss
as an example, who won alongside
colleagues in cosmology in 2011,
and was 41 at the time.
But the Nobel Prize in Phys-
ics isnt a lifetime achievement
award it honors a singular ac-
complishment, which can be
tricky for both men and women.
Doing Nobel Prize-worthy re-
search is a combination of doing
excellent science and also getting
lucky, Conrad says. Discover-
ies can only happen at a certain
place and time, and you have to
be lucky to be there then. These
women coming into the field are
as excellent as the men, and I have
every reason to think they will
have equal luck. So, I think in the
future you will start to see lots of
women among the Nobel Prize
winners. I am optimistic.
So, who are the biggest female
contenders for the lauded prize?
Both Conrad and Winslow name
atomic physicists Deborah Jin
and Lene Hau, as well as laser
physicist Margaret Murnane
though they may be seen as too
But perhaps the most worthy
is Vera Rubin, who discovered
the strongest evidence for dark
matter thus far. Winslow thinks
the omission of Rubin may show
a bias the Nobel committee has
against astronomy. Regardless,
Rubins discovery has definitely
stood the test of time.
Vera Rubin meets all the re-
quirements, as I understand
them, and she was born in 1928, so
she more than matches their ap-
parent age preference, too, Con-
rad says. If they ever are to give
it to her, they must do it quickly,
and I had hoped for this year.
For now, we all have to play the
waiting game Winslow men-
tioned, and hope that when it
comes to the Nobel Prize, wom-
en are given their due in physics
soon. Mashable
Marie Curie (left), was the rst woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, in 1903. Maria Goeppert Mayer (right) was the second, and so
far last, woman to win the prize, in 1963.
A graph showing the Nobel Prize Gender gap
Women are generally under-represented in the
field of physics itself
International News
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 23
workers kept
in dark on
hazard pay
IRONO Almost
a year after Japan
pledged to double haz-
ard pay at the strick-
en Fukushima nucle-
ar plant, workers are still in the
dark about how much extra they
are getting paid, if anything, for
cleaning up the worst nuclear dis-
aster since Chernobyl.
Under pressure to improve
working conditions at Fukushi-
ma after a series of radioactive
water leaks last year, Tokyo Elec-
tric Power Co (Tepco) President
Naomi Hirose promised in No-
vember to double the hazard pay
the utility allocates to its subcon-
tractors for plant workers. That
would have increased the amount
each worker at the nuclear facil-
ity is supposed to earn to about
US$180 a day in hazard pay.
Only one of the more than three
dozen workers interviewed from
July through September said he
received the full hazard pay in-
crease promised by Tepco. Some
workers said they got nothing.
In cases where payslips detailed
a hazard allowance, the amounts
ranged from US$36 to about US$90
a day at best half of what Hiro-
se promised.
In some instances, workers said
they were told they would be paid
a hazard bonus based on how
much radiation they absorbed
an incentive to take additional
risks at a dangerous work site.
One worker said he was told he
would get an additional US$45 per
day every time he was in so-called
hot zones near Reactors No. 1
and No. 2. Another worker was
told he would receive an hourly
rate that worked out to US$4 500
extra in hazard pay for being ex-
posed to the radiation limit for Ja-
pans nuclear workers over a five-
year period. And a third work-
er said he was told the payout
for that same exposure would be
US$36 000.
Assessing how much Fukushi-
ma workers are being paid is com-
plicated by Tepcos insistence that
pay is a private matter for its con-
tractors. The power utility, which
runs Fukushima and has been na-
tionalised, sits at the top of a con-
tracting pyramid that includes
construction giants such as Taisei
Corp. Tepco has declined to dis-
close details of any of its legal
agreements with its subcontrac-
The top Tepco official at the
plant conceded during a July
press tour of the complex that he
did not know how much of the in-
crease in hazard pay was being
disbursed. When it comes to the
pay rise, I dont have an exact un-
derstanding of how much money
is getting directly to the workers,
said Akira Ono, the Fukushima
plant manager.
Tepco said in a statement that
it instructs subcontractors to en-
sure workers pay is included
in all contracts and it also asks
companies working at the plant
to submit documentation for all
the subcontractors they use. The
power utility said it had recent-
ly begun random checks of some
of the smaller contractors to de-
termine how much of the hazard
pay is reaching workers. A worker
who filled in a Tepco survey said
in September that one of the ques-
tions was directly related to haz-
ard pay.
Tepco still relies on some 800
mostly small contractors to pro-
vide workers for the cleanup af-
ter the tsunami that swamped the
plant on March 11 2011 sparked
meltdowns at three reactors. Sub-
contractors provide almost all of
the 6 000 workers now employed at
the plant. Tokyo Electric employs
only about 250 on its own payroll
at the facility.
The workforce at Fukushima
has almost doubled over the past
year, mostly as part of an effort
to protect groundwater from be-
ing contaminated and to store
water that comes in contact with
melted fuel in the reactor build-
Some of the workers who ar-
rived recently at the plant have
been building bunkers to store
highly radioactive sludge, which
is a by-product of the process
whereby contaminated water
is treated. Others are install-
ing equipment to freeze a ring
of earth around four reactors at
Fukushima to keep water from
reaching the melted cores, an un-
precedented effort directed by Ka-
jima Corp and expected to cost
nearly US$300 million.
Kazumitsu Nawata, a profes-
sor in the University of Tokyos
department of technology who
has researched conditions inside
Fukushima, said that if workers
do not receive pay that is commen-
surate with the risks they are tak-
ing, they will ultimately look else-
where for employment. If more
experienced workers leave for saf-
er jobs in Tokyo where construc-
tion projects are accelerating
ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games,
it will also increase the likelihood
of accidents at the plant, Nawata
said in an interview.
Until now, we have relied heav-
ily on the goodwill of workers.
But its already been three years
since the accident. This is no long-
er sustainable, he said.
Like other workers, Koji
Sakurada learned about the haz-
ard pay pledge soon after Tep-
co president Hirose made his an-
nouncement last November. News
of the promised increase spread
by word of mouth and text mes-
sages at a crowded break room at
the plant.
I expected one of my [subcon-
tractor] employers to call a meet-
ing to talk about a raise, but there
was nothing, Sakurada said.
They completely ignored Tepcos
By then, Sakurada (52), had al-
ready spent a year and a half
scanning buses and work vans for
radiation as they left the plant.
Wearing a protective suit and
mask, he worked a nine-hour shift
running a Geiger counter over the
vehicles in a makeshift tent set up
as a decontamination station. He
was paid about US$9 an hour.
Sakurada was one of four Fuku-
shima workers who last month
filed a lawsuit seeking to hold
Tepco responsible for conditions
at the plant, even for workers it
does not employ directly. It marks
the first time Tepco has been sued
for a failure to police the employ-
ment practices of its subcontrac-
The lawsuit, which was filed in
a court in the city of Iwaki, about
60km south of the nuclear plant,
seeks US$600 000 in unpaid wages.
It also seeks to have Fukushima
workers put on Tepcos payroll or
have the utility otherwise take re-
sponsibility for their pay.
Tepco said it had not yet re-
ceived Sakuradas lawsuit. If a
suit has indeed been filed, we will
check the demands and claims
and make a sincere effort to deal
with it, the company said.
Workers were told they would be paid a hazard
bonus based on the radiation they absorbed
an incentive to take additional risks at
A man is screened for radiation
A man puts on protective clothing as he prepares to start work. Pictures: Reuters
Workers in protective suits wait to enter the emergency operation centre in Fukushima
What challenges do lesbian
and bisexual women face in
the health care system?
24 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
esbians and bisexual (LB) women face unique
problems within the health care system that
can hurt their health. Many health care pro-
fessionals have not had enough training to know
the specific health issues that lesbians and bisex-
uals face. They may not ask about sexual orienta-
tion when taking personal health history. Health
care professionals may not think that a lesbian
or bisexual woman, like any woman, can be a
healthy woman. There are a number of challeng-
es that result in non-health seeking behaviour
among LB women, which include:


Being scared to tell your doctor about your
sexuality or your sexual history
Having a doctor who does not know your dis
ease risks or the issues that affect lesbians
and bisexual women or has a negative
Not having medical aid. Many lesbians and
bisexuals don't have domestic partner
benefits. This means that one person does
not qualify to get medical aid through the
plan that the partner has (a benefit usually
available to married heterosexual couples).
Not knowing that lesbians are at risk for
STIs and cancer
Cancer among lesbians and bisexual
The most common cancers for all women are
breast, lung, colon, uterine, and ovarian. Several
factors put lesbian and bisexual women at high-
er risk for developing some cancers. Remember:
Lesbians are less likely than heterosexual
women to have had a full-term pregnancy.
Hormones released during pregnancy and
breastfeeding are thought to protect women
against breast, endometrial, and ovarian
Lesbians and bisexual women are less
likely to get routine screenings, such as a
Pap test, which can prevent or detect
cervical cancer. The viruses that cause most
cervical cancer can be sexually transmitted
between women.
Lesbians and bisexual women are less likely
than other women to get routine mammo
grams and clinical breast exams. This may be
due to lesbians' and bisexuals' lack of
medical aid, fear of discrimination, criminal
isation or bad experiences with health care
professionals. Failure to get these tests
lowers women's chances of catching cancer
early enough for treatments to work.
Lesbians and bisexual women are more likely
to smoke than heterosexual women are. This in-
creases the risk for lung cancer in all women who
have sex with women. Researchers think that
higher rates of smoking among lesbians and bi-
sexual women are due to differences in communi-
ty norms, low self-esteem, stress from societal bias
and anxiety from hiding one's sexual orientation
in a hostile environment.
Lesbians and bisexual women can transmit HPV
through direct genital skin-to-skin contact, touch-
ing, or sex toys used with other women. Bisexuals
who have had sex with men are also at risk of HPV
infection. If left untreated, HPV can cause abnor-
mal changes on the cervix that can lead to cancer.
What can lesbian and bisexual women
do to protect their health?
i. Find a doctor who is sensitive to your needs
and will help you get regular check-ups
ii. Get a Pap test. The Pap test finds changes
in your cervix early, so you can be treated
before a problem becomes serious
iii. Get an HPV test. Combined with a Pap test,
an HPV test helps prevent cervical cancer.
It can detect the types of HPV that cause
cervical cancer.
iv. Talk to your doctor or nurse about other
screening tests you may need. You need
regular preventive screenings to stay
v. Practice safer sex. Get tested for STIs before
starting a sexual relationship. If you are
unsure about a partner's status, use dental
dams, finger cots or condoms for sex toys(if
applicable) to reduce the chances of sharing
vaginal fluid, semen, or blood.
vi. Eat a balanced, healthy diet.
vii. Drink moderately.
viii.Don't smoke.
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The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 25
Kevin Pietersen
settles scores &
reopens wounds
EVIN Pietersens book re-
lease and its turbulent af-
termath is the culmination
of a deeply unpleasant six months
for English cricket.
Much of this could, and should,
have been avoided if matters had
been dealt with when Pietersen
and England parted company in
But instead, we had the dread-
ed confidentiality clause, which
allowed the issue to lurk in the
background all summer before
this weeks stream of revelations.
Sadly, I dont think the blood-
letting is over yet. Graeme Swann
has had his say in his newspaper
column recently, but several of
the other people who have been
criticised in Pietersens book
such as Matt Prior, Andy Flower
and Stuart Broad might well be
tempted to exercise their right of
My view, having read the book
and listened to Pietersens inter-
views this week, is that the opin-
ions on both sides of the debate
will simply be entrenched further.
Those who consider him to be
a misunderstood genius that eve-
ryone was out to get will feel they
are justified. And those who felt
he wanted the world to revolve
around him, that everything
should be done on his own terms,
will find plenty of material to
back up that view, too.
Of course, his version of events
had to be given but, personally,
I would like to have read much
more about his great innings, the
joy of playing and winning four
Ashes series for England and be-
coming number one in the world.
How did he prepare to face the
best bowlers of his time? And
what about the development of
his team-mates, such as Swann,
James Anderson, Alastair Cook
and Ian Bell.
But that is not on offer. Instead,
it is a stream of unhappiness, sus-
picion and accusations.
Pietersen seeks an ulterior mo-
tive in everything, and usually
succeeds in finding one. While I
think he has reason to harbour
suspicion of some team-mates
and they of him after the sum-
mer of 2012, he believes that peo-
ple were out to get him from the
One example would be in 2008
in India, during Pietersens third
Test match as captain. England
had lost the previous match and
Flower, who was assistant coach,
asked his skipper if at any time
he would like some help and ad-
vice from a former international
captain and batsman, he only had
to ask it of him.
Somehow, Pietersen saw an ul-
terior motive in this. He viewed
it as a corporate move: deputy
CEO Flower has been designated
to use a limited amount of empa-
thy with a talented but troubled
employee. Actually, it sounds as
if he was trying to help, Kevin.
After the Textgate affair in
2012, Pietersen probably had good
reason to be wary. The recently-
leaked briefing document of the
ECB illustrates the level to which
he was being monitored last win-
ter. But the constant feeling of
victimisation throughout his ca-
reer is harder to justify.
He wanted his wife to come out
on tour at a different time to eve-
ryone else; he wanted to fly home
from the West Indies for a few days
to be with his family; he wanted
to play an Indian Premier League
match in between two home Test
He must have known deep down
that the answer to all of these
questions would be no, but he re-
acted angrily to the inevitable re-
buttals and his relationship with
Andrew Strauss soured as a re-
sult. Right Straussy, if this is
the way you want things to go...
he wrote of his captain after one
such incident.
On the first page, Pietersen lik-
ens himself to a soldier marching
to a different step to the rest. But
someone does have to get that col-
umn of soldiers marching in step,
and that someone is the coach.
That Flower managed to do so,
culminating in the success he
achieved, is therefore remarka-
ble. But he will find no credit here.
Im telling you, I know you are
a dreadful coach not by how you
won, but how you lost, Pietersen
wrote of Flower.
The parody Twitter account is
clearly the thing that most dis-
tressed Pietersen. Initially he
seemed happy to play along with
it, until he suspected that one or
more of his team-mates were in-
volved not in running the ac-
count, as he has suggested, but in
contributing information to it.
It seems as if this, and a gener-
al unhappiness Its tough being
me is his justification for the
Kevin Pietersen (Left) pictured during happier times in the Ashes team
Matt Prior (left) comes in for extensive criticism in Pietersens book
texts he sent to the South Africans.
That will not wash with his team-
mates and, judging by Strausss
lapse behind the microphone this
summer, he is clearly still deeply
wounded by it. Those messages re-
main Pietersens Achilles heel and
that key incident is not clearly ex-
I entirely agree with his com-
ments about the bowlers attacking
fielders for making mistakes, and
have said so for more than a year. It
is counter-productive and entirely
unnecessary. No one means to mis-
field, or drop a catch.
Pietersen alludes to a bully-
ing culture in the dressing room
from a clique containing the bowl-
ers and Prior. If so, that is entire-
ly unhealthy and Pietersen is quite
right to highlight it. But then to
launch into such a brutal charac-
ter assassination of Prior through-
out the book is surely no better?
So scores are settled and wounds
reopened. It has been that sort of
Maybe when the dust finally set-
tles on this book, Pietersen might
consider another in which he ad-
dresses all that is missing here. He
might by then reflect more happi-
ly on his outstanding career that
brought such pleasure to so many,
and how fortunate he was to have
experienced it.
ON the first page, Pietersen likens himself to a
soldier marching to a different step to the rest.
But someone does have to get that column of
soldiers marching in step, and that someone is
the coach
Ghana World Cup row may inspire film
ONE of the most controversial sto-
ries from the 2014 World Cup is set
for the big screen treatment.
In June, the Ghana team refused
to train just days before their final
group match against Portugal be-
cause of a row over appearance fees.
Ghanas government stepped in
and sent more than US$3m in cash
by plane to Brazil to pay the players.
Bugeater Films, a United States
film production company, is aiming
to turn the story into a Hollywood
hit. They have hired screenwriter
Darryl Wharton-Rigby to pen the
Wharton-Rigby, a former staff
writer for acclaimed US TV series
Homicide: Life on the Street, is writ-
ing a thriller based on the incident.
Football and the players needing
the money is kind of the backdrop
to the story, Wharton-Rigby told
the BBC World Service Sportshour
But its really about the journey
of the guy who actually is entrust-
ed to deliver the money and what
happens if he doesnt get it there in
I actually want the guy whos the
hero of the story to be from Ghana. I
think there should be a hero who is
African telling the story.
The Ghana players, including
Christian Atsu, who is on loan
at Everton from Chelsea, AC Mi-
lans Michael Essien and Middles-
broughs Albert Adomah, received
the money (US$100 000 each) the
night before the game. It was recent-
ly revealed that many of them kept
the cash in the dressing room dur-
ing the Portugal match.
Its very much truth stranger
than fiction, explained Wharton-
I saw footage of the police cars
taking the money on the highway
and you can just see that scene play-
ing out in your mind with someone
like Dwayne the Rock Johnson as
the guy having to save the day. You
can see all kinds of mayhem hap-
pening on the highway.
Its 50-50 as to whether it will
get made, were still at the early
stages so were going to take it one
step at a time. Hopefully we can
write a great script and get some-
one who is attached to it. Its a fas-
cinating story and I think audi-
ences internationally would really
take to it.
Ghana national team during the 2014 World Cup
26 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
No changes to 2015 Nations Cup
Blatter must go to
restore credibility
he organiser of the 2015
Africa Cup of Nations
says there are no changes
to the dates or schedule
despite a request from
hosts Morocco to postpone.
Moroccos government has writ-
ten to the Confederation of Afri-
can Football (CAF) to delay the
January 17 to February 8 event be-
cause of the Ebola outbreak.
CAF said it will discuss the re-
quest at the next meeting of its
executive committee on Novem-
ber 2.
And its president Issa Hayatou
will meet Moroccan officials the
next day.
More than 4 000 people have
died in the Ebola epidemic that
broke out in west Africa at the
start of the year.
The Morocco health ministry
made its plea on Friday in the
wake of its decision to avoid
events which involve those coun-
tries affected by the Ebola virus.
Yesterday, CAF responded in a
statement: CAF has registered
the request and wishes to state
that there are no changes of the
schedules of its competitions and
It must be noted that since
the first edition in 1957, the Afri-
ca Cup of Nations has never wit-
nessed a deferral or a change in
CAF has also been cautious
since the commencement of the
final round qualifiers of the 2015
Africa Cup of Nations on the
health risks posed by the Ebola vi-
rus and has consistently applied
precautionary principles, taking
into account the recommenda-
tions of the World Health Organ-
isation and various medical ex-
In July, Seychelles cancelled
and forfeited their Nations Cup
qualifier home match against Si-
erra Leone because of fears over
the Ebola virus.
And CAF has placed an indefi-
nite ban on Sierra Leone, Liberia
and Guinea the countries worst
affected by the Ebola outbreak
from hosting matches in their
own countries.
Sierra Leone and Guinea, the
two nations involved in Nations
Cup qualifying, have since played
their home matches in DR Con-
go and Morocco respectively.
For the upcoming double-head-
ers, played this weekend and next
Wednesday, Sierra Leone will play
Cameroon twice in Yaounde while
Guinea will host Ghana in Casa-
blanca before travelling to Tamale
for the away fixture. BBCSport
CAF president Issa Hayatou will meet Moroccan ocials in November over the request to have the 2015 Nations Cup postponed to
February because of the Ebola outbreak.
In July, Seychelles cancelled and forfeited their
Nations Cup qualier home match against
Sierra Leone because of fears over the Ebola
ngland manager Roy Hodgson in-
sists he wont let rising star Raheem
Sterling (pictured right) suffer from
burnout on the road to Euro 2016.
With England on cruise control by half-
time in Thursdays 5-0 victory over San
Marino, Hodgson was quick to substi-
tute Sterling at the interval in a bid to
keep one of his most prized assets fresh
for todays slightly more testing qualifier
against Estonia in Tallinn.
Hodgson knows Sterlings emergence
over the last 12 months has been a major
bonus as he tries to revitalise an England
team that had grown old and often lethar-
gic in recent years.
But the 19-year-old Liverpool midfield-
ers dazzling breakthrough campaign
last season went into overtime with the
World Cup and he has shown a few signs
of suffering from both mental and physi-
cal fatigue in recent weeks.
Sterling has scored only once in his
last 10 appearances for club and country
and, while his performance against San
Marino was energetic enough, Hodgson
had seen enough to know the teenager
would be better off taking a break.
Asked if there was a chance Sterling
could crumble under the weight of ex-
pectations rapidly growing around him
with England and back at Anfield, Hodg-
son said: He is not alone in that. A lot
of players have found that in the past.
[Wayne] Rooney, for example. We are con-
scious of managing it.
I dont think it will need managing un-
til he shows signs of suffering from it.
When he shows signs of not being
quite as sharp, not doing as well, trying
too hard, that night be the moment we
think we have to manage this and give
him a break.
But that is not the case at the moment
and I dont think Liverpool need to worry.
His first half [against San Marino] was a
lively as he could have been.
Although Sterlings potent combina-
tion of pace and poise have made him
the most eye-catching of Hodgsons new
recruits, the victory against San Mari-
no highlighted the potential of Arsenal
striker Danny Welbeck and his club col-
leagues Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere
and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
With Liverpools Daniel Sturridge,
who is out of the current qualifiers due
to injury, also part of a youthful influx
that forms the core of Hodgsons squad,
the coach admits he is fortunate to be in
charge at a time when the future looks
relatively bright.
Its something we talk about, attack-
ing talent. Strangely, it has manifested it-
self, said Hodgson, whose side are top of
Group E after winning their opening two
We didnt know Sterling would turn
out a year ago, the player he is today.
We didnt know Welbeck when he got
his chance. We didnt know Sturridge
when he got his chance.
I have been lucky enough to be there
when it happened and, I suppose, bright
enough to realise that I dont have to hang
my hat on 30-year-olds and if these guys
are that good, I can put them in the team.
Looking forward this team is mostly
21 or 22. I am enjoying the moment where
they gain experience and they are provid-
ing a lot of things which give us a lot of
Coached by Magnus Pehrsson, a
38-year-old Swede whose playing career
included a brief spell in England with
Bradford in 1996, Estonia started their
qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over
Slovenia, but were beaten 1-0 by Lithua-
nia on Thursday.
That defeat featured a red card for Ken
Kallaste, which rules the left-back out
of todays clash as the hosts aim to stop
England captain Rooney, whose penalty
on Thursday took him to 42 international
goals, moving closer to Bobby Charltons
record of 49.
Its reachable and if I can get the goals
to help me beat that record I would be de-
lighted, but Im focused on getting the
wins, Rooney said. Supersport
Hodgson vows
to save Sterling
FIFAS credibility can-
not be salvaged un-
til Sepp Blatter leaves
his role as president,
according to a former
member of the world
governing bodys in-
dependent governance
Michael Hershman,
an expert in transpar-
ency, said: For the good
of the sport Sepp Blat-
ter should leave and let
new blood come in.
It needs a change of
leadership. Any time
an organisation has
gone through years and
years of scandal and it
has a credibility prob-
lem, its always best for
the leaders to change.
Blatter (78), has been
president since 1998,
and last month de-
clared his intention to
run for re-election, de-
spite promises his cur-
rent fourth term would
be his last, something
Hershman described as
Speaking at the Qa-
tar-backed Internation-
al Sport Security con-
ference, Hershman
also called for commer-
cial sponsors of Fifa to
make a stand.
Im very disappoint-
ed about the lack of in-
tervention from exter-
nal stakeholders, in
particular sponsors
who from time to time
issued press releases
saying they expect Fifa
to conduct itself with
But in very few cas-
es have they said un-
less you make the fol-
lowing changes were
going to walk away,
and until they do that
theres not going to be
the kind of change that
really needs to happen.
In general were
reaching a point where
people are getting so an-
gry, so frustrated. Were
very close to the tipping
point, almost past the
tipping point.
The IGC a panel in-
troduced by Blatter in
2011 advises the or-
ganisation on reforms
after a series of finan-
cial and vote-buying al-
Fifa has no plans at
present to publish a re-
port by former US attor-
ney Michael Garcia into
the bidding process for
the 2018 and 2022 World
Cup tournaments. Her-
shman called for it to
be made public, with
the names of some wit-
nesses redacted to pro-
tect them.
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 27
Egypt too strong for Botswana
FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday called for an
end to the away goals winner rule in clashes with two
Blatter said the rule favours clubs who play away
in the second leg because extra time can give an extra
opportunity to get a goal with double value.
It is time to rethink the system, Blatter said in a
column for the Fifa publication The Week.
Away goals are notably used in the Champions
League knockout stages and other European club
competitions where it was introduced in 1965.
Where two sides are level after two legs, the team
which has scored more goals away from home goes
The idea dates back to a time when away games
were often an adventure, involving journeys that
could be long and arduous, said the 78-year-old Fifa
As well-established as the rule is, it can be viewed
critically today, because it favours the team playing
away in the second leg.
The system is no longer used in the semifinals of
promotion play-offs in the English League.
US Major League Soccer and the Concacaf Cham-
pions League in the Americas only count goals scored
in the 90 minutes of regulation time.
Football has progressed since the 1960s so the
away goals rule may now be questioned, said Blat-
ter, who did not propose an alternative. BBCSport
GOALS from Mohamed Elneny and
Mohamed Salah powered Egypt to
a 2-0 away win over Botswana in a
2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
on Friday night.
The Pharaohs, who lost their first
two Group G qualifiers against Sen-
egal and Tunisia last month, have
put themselves on the board in the
standings and hoped that the top
two play to a draw when they met 24
hours later.
The Zebras, in contrast, have now
suffered three straight defeats and
look to be out of the running to ap-
pear at the Afcon finals in Morocco
next year.
After a goalless first half at the Na-
tional Stadium in Gaborone, Egypt
broke the deadlock 10 minutes into
the second stanza when midfielder
Mohamed Elneny smashed a long-
range shot into the top corner.
And just past the hour mark it
was 2-0 to the North Africans, with
Mohamed Salah shooting low into
the net from the edge of the penal-
ty area.
Such was the Pharaohs domi-
nance of the match that they could
have easily added to their advan-
tage, but opted instead to take their
foot off the pedal and cruise to full
The teams will meet again for the
return match on Wednesday even-
ing in Cairo.
In onother match, Lesotho and
Angola settled for a point each when
their 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Na-
tions qualifier ended in a 0-0 draw
at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru on
Friday night.
Both sides were in search of their
first win in Group C but neither
were able to find the goal they need
to grab maximum points.
The result leaves Likuena in third
place with two points from three
matches, while the Palancas Negras
remain at the bottom of the table
with just one point.
The chances were few and far be-
tween in the first half but it was the
visitors who had the better opportu-
nities, although neither side were
able to hit the target.
Arsenio Love Cabungula had
a good chance in the 13th minute
when he controlled a low cross in-
side the box, but his effort was de-
flected wide of the post.
Meanwhile, Senegal and Tuni-
sia failed to maintain their perfect
starts in the 2015 Africa Cup of Na-
tions qualifiers when they played to
a 0-0 draw at the Stade Leopold Se-
dar in Dakar on Friday night.
The Carthage Eagles had an op-
portunity as early as the second
minute when they were awarded
a free kick just outside the penalty
area on the right but Ali Maaloul
saw his effort was saved by Bouna
Senegal did try to attack but
they were unable to get their pass-
es right in the final third as Tuni-
sia stood strong in defence. The vis-
itors threatened again on the half
hour mark when the ball fell kind-
ly for Ben Youssef Fakhreddine but
his volleyed shot sailed wide of goal.
Supersport Goal scorer . . . MohamedElneny
Blatter calls for end
to away goals rule
Postpone Africa Cup
of Nations for Ebola
THE government of host country Morocco says the
2015 Africa Cup of Nations should be postponed be-
cause of the Ebola epidemic.
The biennial competition is scheduled to be held
between January 17 and February 8 2015.
The request to delay the event has been lodged with
organisers Confederation of African Football (CAF).
More than 4 000 people have died in the Ebola ep-
idemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of
the year.
The Morocco health ministry made the plea in the
wake of their decision to avoid events which involve
those countries affected by the Ebola virus. BBC-
Fifa president Sepp Blatter
28 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
Did English Premiership rule supreme?
HAT a paltry crowd turned
up to watch the OneWallet
Cup final between Dynamos
and eventual winners Triangle
has raised an interesting debate
on whether soccer fans prefer to
watch the English Premiership
than they do their own domestic
For a cup final involving the most
popular football team in the coun-
try in the form of Dynamos to at-
tract a crowd of less than 10 000,
appears to show that our domes-
tic game is no longer as popular as
those days I was growing up in the
dusty streets of Rimuka in Kado-
Then, there was no live televi-
sion screening of English Pre-
miership matches. We used to
watch EPL games while gath-
ered at one place and through the
window of someones house, on a
small black and white television
for that matter.
More importantly, those Eng-
lish Premiership matches which
were screened on Sundays at
6:45pm would have been played a
week ago.
Those were also the days we
used to watch Game of the Week
on Wednesdays a programme
that featured a game that the Zim-
babwe Broadcasting Corporation
felt was the most interesting game
of the week.
During those days, local soccer
matches attracted huge crowds
irrespective of who was playing.
A game between small clubs like
Rio Tinto and Ziscosteel was a sell
out. Not mentioning the games
between Dynamos against High-
landers or CAPS United.
But events that took centre
stage in the final of the OneWallet
Cup final between Dynamos and
Triangle at the National Sports
Stadium last Sunday spoke vol-
umes of how times have changed.
Less than 10 000 people were at
the stadium to watch Dynamos
play. Under normal circumstanc-
es, Dynamos attract crowds of not
less than 20 000 people even when
they are playing Flame Lily or
Masvingo United.
The reason why the game did
not attract a big crowd is simple
it was fixtured on the wrong
day. It was a day when Manches-
ter United, widely regarded as the
most followed team in the world
and in Zimbabwe, was playing
Everton at Old Trafford.
The Manchester United game
was to be followed by another pow-
erful match pitting London rivals,
top of table Chelsea and Arsenal.
So, fans chose to stay at home or
to go to sports clubs to watch the
Red Devils, the Gunners, and the
Blues play instead of attending
what turned out to be a low-key
OneWallet Cup final.
I had a discussion with the for-
mer chairman of the Sports Writ-
ers Association of Zimbabwe and
now Herald Senior Sports Editor
Robson Sharuko. He highlighted
that the organisers of the cup fi-
nal should have realised that the
high-profile English Premiership
matches were to be a counter at-
traction to the OneWallet Cup fi-
His opinion was that the final
should have been played on Satur-
day and more importantly, should
have gone for a dollar for the
cheapest seat instead of US$3. I,
for one, do agree. The organisers
of future football events should be
wary of the power of the Barclays
English Premiership when plan-
ning events.
Why hide player transfer fees?
Do our clubs have something
to hide when it comes to transfer
Rarely are we told how much a
player has been sold for. For ex-
ample; from Highlanders to Dyna-
mos or from CAPS United to Cha-
Yet, everywhere in the world,
transfer fees are made public be-
cause that is the only way a play-
ers value is calculated.
Even player salaries or wages
are not a secret for we all know
how much cash players earn in
the Barclays English Premiership
or in other parts of the world.
Yet in Zimbabwe, even some
executive members of Dynamos
Football Club do not know how
much George Chigova was sold
for when he joined South African
side Supersport.
The Dynamos family deserves
to know how much the club ben-
efitted from Chigova. We are not
saying we need to know what the
money was used for, but just the
players value.
Apart from Chigova, Dynamos
also sold Partson Jaure to Univer-
sity of Pretoria.
What we know is that there was
a stalemate over transfer fees. But
how much were the South Afri-
cans offering and how much did
Dynamos finally get ?
Chigova and Jaure are exam-
ples of the many Zimbabwean
players who have been trans-
ferred to foreign lands, espe-
cially to South Africa which
has become a destination for
most of our players. But nobody
knows how much the players
fetched for their clubs and for
We deserve to know how much
the South Africans felt Zim-
babwes top goalscorer Tendai
Ndoro was worth. Was the trans-
fer fee worth the players exploits.
Or was he sold for a penny?
How does Ndoros offer com-
pare to what the South Afri-
can clubs themselves are offer-
ing players from their home land
whose transfer fees have not been
made a secret at all?
What is ironic is the fact that we
all know that Knowledge Musona
moved to Germany club Hoffein-
heim on a US$1,2 million deal.
That is because he was moving
from South Africa to Germany,
otherwise we would never have
known of the transfer figure
had he been moving from Zim-
Why is this the case in our foot-
ball? Are there dirty games being
played along the transfer lines that
may be exposed by revealing the
transfer fees ?
Yes, it is the duty of journalists
to inform football followers of the
players transfer fees, but this in-
formation should be made easily
In the case of Jaure, Dynamos
should simply have come out in
the open to reveal how much the
Amatuks were offering and what
they themselves were demanding.
Why hide the figures?
We need to know the value of
our players. That is how we com-
pare ourselves with the other foot-
balling nations.
If our players are of low value,
then we should not expect to qual-
ify for the Nations Cup, worse still
the World Cup.
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Angel Di Maria celebrating his opening goal against Everton last Sunday. Manchester
United paid 59,7 million to get him.
There are many
things to do after
football Shereni
ZIMBABWE has had a lot of foot-
ballers who have made fortunes
plying their trade in Europe and
other parts of the world.
Norman Mapeza built a man-
sion in the leafy suburb of Glen
Lorne in Harare, Benjani Mwaru-
wari acquired houses in the Unit-
ed Kingdom, France and South Af-
rica, and of course, Edward Sad-
omba has accumulated properties
in all the four corners of the coun-
But never do we hear of any one
of them venturing into business or
any other money-spinning venture
to complement the earnings accu-
mulated from football.
Instead, they have been concen-
trating on fighting for the same
cake that of landing the national
team coach post or other positions
in the Warriors set up.
It is a fact that most former foot-
ballers who played their football
in Zimbabwe have ended up des-
titute. But should we expect the
same fate for those plying their
trade outside the country where
the money is?
A football fan jokingly said one
player who featured in the South
African Absa Premiership had
nothing to show for his six-year
stint in that country apart from
the pictures he brought from his
playing days.
What lesson is that for genera-
tions to come?
This is the scenario that Har-
lington Shereni is determined to
change and prove that retired foot-
ballers can live without coaching
or anything to do with football as
there are other paths to take.
Shereni, who played for Dyna-
mos before his departure for Swit-
zerland and later France, says he
wants to show that footballers can
be as good as any successful busi-
nessman in the country. Shereni
is weighing out a number of busi-
ness options to invest in, but rules
out involvement in football.
The former Zimbabwe interna-
tional who also played for Stras-
bourg and Nantes in France said
he has already started laying down
the foundation for his business
venture which will be there for
everyone to see in a few months
I am out of football. I know it
will be difficult but that is my deci-
sion. I am looking at certain busi-
ness ventures to see which route I
can take, he said.
The former Dynamos defender
rules out going into coaching or
being a player manager or agent,
adding that the only way he could
help football is by linking young-
sters who showed potential with
his former coaches in Europe.
Should he succeed in his busi-
ness venture, he would have laid
down the foundation for most of
Zimbabwean footballers who see
coaching as the only way to sur-
vive after retiring from football.
Shereni says he would have
loved a position within the Zimba-
bwe Football Association, but the
name of the office has been soiled
to an extent that very few people
would love to be associated with it.
The defender, who was part of
the Warriors squad for the 2004
Africa Cup of Nations finals in
Egypt, offered his views on why he
thinks the Warriors have been per-
ennial under-achievers on the in-
ternational front.
To him, the war between the
players and the national football
controlling body, Zifa, was a major
There are differences every day.
The main problem is and has been
money. Funds should be made
available long before a game, and
agreed upon long before the match
is played, said Shereni.
He dismissed the claim by Zifa
that they were not getting gov-
ernment support, saying govern-
ments all over the world only came
in to complement what the football
associations would have raised
from various sponsors.
In other countries, there are
sponsors for travel kits and accom-
modation. But that is not happen-
ing here.
Something is wrong some-
where. The sponsors are there but
the approach is wrong, said She-
Continued on Page 29
Harlington Shereni
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 29
Fans unruly
behaviour costs
PSL clubs dearly
However, Zimbabwe Football
Association chief executive of-
ficer Jonathan Mashingaidze
stood in defence of the football
He says they have been to every
company big and small but the re-
sults have been the same.
Zifa? No, no. Our name will be
brought into the mud, has been
the general response from spon-
sors, Mashingaidze said.
The Zifa supremo said the name
of the association was brought
into disrepute long before they
came into office, adding that re-
pairing it was becoming a big
The former En Avant Guih-
gamp defensive midfielder said
REMIER Soccer League
(PSL) clubs continue to lose
large sums of money due
to the bad behaviour of their sup-
porters while players go for months
without getting their salaries, al-
lowances and winning bonuses.
The prevailing situation has not
gone down well with the powers
that represent football supporters
as well as the Footballers Union
of Zimbabwe (FUZ) who represent
players interests.
From the standing order offenc-
es and fines report released by the
PSL for the month of August, close
to US$18 000 was raised from fines
with top clubs Highlanders and Dy-
namos once again losing the largest
chunk, due to the bad behaviour of
their fans.
Other offences include negligence
by the clubs to abide by standing
Fifa and Zifa statutes which have
nothing to do with supporters be-
Standardsport caught up with
Zifa Supporters liaison officer
Simeone Jamanda whose position
was a result of a directive from the
world football governing body Fifa
to find out what PSL, working
with clubs, can do to address the
supporters behaviour to avoid a
situation whereby clubs continue
to lose large sums of money.
I think this is an interesting top-
ic that you have brought up. I for
one have on many occasions after
seeing the rate at which violence
was rearing its ugly head in most
of our matches, forwarded sugges-
tions to PSL to have supporters ed-
ucated on violence. As the football
supreme body, PSL have to educate
supporters on the dos and donts
and how they should behave when
they get to match venues. Football
is no longer a family sport as we
used to know it. We used to take our
families to match venue but now it
has become a death trap, Jaman-
da said.
Jamanda challenged football
sponsors to have supporters at
heart, bearing in mind that match-
es are nothing without followers.
I think if I remember very well,
when Delta Beverages launched
their Chibuku Super Cup, Maxan
Karombo asked fans to behave for
the brands protection. He pleaded
with fans to behave. But my problem
is when these sponsors come, they
set aside the entire package for priz-
es and administration, forgetting
to educate fans who make the game
look beautiful with their following.
Jamanda added that in the face
of the 2017 Afcon bid, Zimbabwe-
an football fans should behave to in-
crease Zimbabwes chances of win-
ning the bid to host the grand occa-
Honestly how are we going to
win the bid to host such a big event
when the media is always report-
ing about violence at match venues.
Its high time Zifa, PSL and football
supporters representatives sit down
for a common cause for the good of
the game. Its disheartening to note
that players go for months without
salaries because some mischievous
supporter came from somewhere to
throw stones into the pitch and the
club gets fined and instead of pay-
ing players, the money goes towards
the fine. Its unfair because for play-
ers, it is their own employment,
added Jamanda.
He took a swipe at PSL who last
year had to garnish most of the
clubs prize money for similar of-
Last year a number of clubs
went home empty-handed after
PSL garnished their prize money.
They should have players at heart
as well.
FUZ secretary general Paul Gun-
dani echoed Jamandas sentiments;
As FUZ, we have been trying by all
means as well to engage Zifa and
PSL on these issues but to no joy.
Its high time Zifa, PSL, players and
supporters sit down to come up with
a workable relationship that will see
all this being a thing of the past. Its
no longer safe to go to watch football
matches. What we need to do is edu-
cate supporters on how they should
behave when they get to match ven-
ues. Its better for PSL to lose mon-
ey investing in supporters educa-
tion than for clubs to continue los-
ing money through paying fines.
PSL must ensure clubs have
friendly marshals who will be able
to calm down fans in case they
would want to revolt or throw mis-
siles. In addition to that, clubs
should pay the police to maintain
peace and order at the games. Po-
lice should be looking at the terrac-
es so that whoever is caught misbe-
having or throwing missiles would
be brought to book, Gundani said.
PSL chief executive officer Ken-
ny Ndebele said clubs as entities
should be in a position to defend the
actions by their fans.
Clubs should make sure they
abide by Fifa and Zifa statutes to
avoid some of these small things
which will cost them money. We
Disaster . . . CAPS United fans invade the eld of play in protest baying for Taurai Mangwiros blood
PSL chief executive ocer Kenny Ndebele
sat with the board of governors
who are the ones who put in place
these statutes. It was agreed for
example on the issue of throwing
missiles or pitch invasion, that
the charges should be reduced by
50% from the previous year from
US$8 000 to where it is now
(US$4 000). These were the board
or governors who are represent-
atives from all the 16 clubs. The
league is there only to enforce,
Ndebele said.
He however agreed that there was
need to educate football supporters
on the dos and donts when they get
to football match venues.
Zifa communications manager
Xolisani Gwesela said Zifa was in
full support of PSL.
Clubs should be responsible
for the actions of their fans. They
should come up with policy frame-
works that guide supporters. Look
at continental levels, if club fans
misbehave, CAF fines the clubs
there and there. So it just has to be
the pattern, Gwesela said.
Shereni speaks on
life after football
as long as the association did not
put its house in order, Zimbabwe
would not make the Nations Cup
trip as happened in 2004 and 2006.
Even as the World Cup seems
far beyond Zimbabwes reach,
the Warriors have failed to qual-
ify even for the Africa Cup of Na-
tions since 2006 when weak foot-
balling nations like Namibia and
Botswana made it to the football
showcase and more importantly,
when neighbours Zambia won the
competition itself.
But Mashingaidze says they
have laid down a plan starting
from the juniors to see to it that
Zimbabwe qualifies for the 2017
Africa Cup of Nations finals. That
is if they do not win the right to
host the tournament.
Eastern Region race enters home stretch
THE Eastern Region Division One
championship challenge has nar-
rowed to a two horse race between
log leaders Mutare City Rovers FC
and Buffaloes Juniors FC as it en-
ters home stretch.
Its almost certain that the sole
ticket to play in the topflight league
will remain in Mutare as the battle
now lies between the two clubs that
are based in the border town.
If the ticket remains in Mutare,
the move will see the town having
two premiership clubs as they al-
ready have army side Buffaloes,
provided they survive the dreaded
chop as they have been finding the
going tough in the Castle Lager pre-
Both teams kept their promotion
battle alive after posting emphatic
victories over the weekend.
Buffaloes Juniors beat ZRP Masv-
ingo FC 2-0 at Mucheke last Sunday
to maintain top spot.
The Mutare-based outfit has so
far collected 55 points from 24 out-
ings and is a point ahead of second
placed Mutare City who narrowly
edged Gaza Gunners 2-1 at their own
Out of the 24 outings, Buffaloes
Juniors have managed to win 18
times, drew once and lost five.
Mutare City are a stone throw
away with just a single point from
the log leaders. On 54 points, the
Mutare-based side has managed to
win 16 times, drew six times and
lost twice.
Eastern Stars are on third posi-
tion with 47 points after handing
Chivhu Star a thorough 4-0 beating.
Former premiership side Masv-
ingo United who have been blow-
ing hot and cold seem to be losing
grip of the leading pact as they were
dealt a blow by Renco Mine FC who
had a spirited performance to force
a 1-all draw. The results cast into
doubt their chances of making a
quick return to the topflight league
despite the league still having six
matches to be played. They are
on fourth position with 46 points,
nine behind log leaders. Howev-
er, they are still within a shouting
Speaking to Standardsport, Mu-
tare City Rovers FC secretary Soul
Tomu paid tribute to Mutare City
council that has been bankrolling
the club.
We have been enjoying a sound fi-
nancial backing from the city of Mu-
tare and other stakeholders, as well
as individuals. Everyone has start-
ed believing that promotion into the
league is achievable, Tomu said.
Weekend fixtures:
FCThreeLeaves vs RencoMineFC
MasvingoUnited vs MutarePolyFC
Mwenezana vs TenaxFC
MutareCity vs SurreyFC
RuwaUnited vs GazaGunnersFC
GutuFc vs ChivhuStars
EasternStars vs ZRPMasvingoFC
BlackEagles vs BuffaloesJuniors
JAMANDA challenged football sponsors to also
have supporters at heart, bearing in mind that
matches are nothing without followers
30 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
Southern Rocks very much alive
ORMER franchise cricket
side Southern Rocks begins
life as a Zimbabwe Crick-
et developmental project with
the aim to identify and nurture
talent as well as create a strong
player base by the time Zimba-
bwe Cricket (ZC) reviews the
franchise positions.
The project is set to cover Masv-
ingo and Matabeleland South, the
relative provinces that make up
the Southern Rocks or the South-
ern cricket region.
In an interview with Standard-
sport, Southern Rocks area man-
ager Emmanuel Dube revealed
that Southern Rocks is still alive
but at a different capacity and
may even bounce back stronger
in three years time when the lo-
cal cricket mother body reviews
the franchise position.
Southern Rocks is still alive.
What has been taken away from
us is the franchise status which
shall be reviewed in about three
years time, according to Interna-
tional Cricket Council (ICC) rec-
ommendations on how Zimbabwe
can improve its financial stand-
We are hoping that we will get
back our franchise status if all
goes well, but in the meantime we
are doing developmental cricket
and we have already started by
introducing softball cricket in all
primary schools here in Masvin-
go, Dube said.
Acting on the advice from the
ICC, ZC decided to reduce the
number of franchises from five
to four a few months ago in order
to cut on costs and help improve
the associations financial stand-
During happier times . . .Southern Rocks celebrate their victory in the Pro40 Championship nal
Southern Rocks was not the
worst franchise side in terms of
achievement. The team had the
fewest home-grown players such
that most of their players were
not from the representative re-
gions, resulting in inflated logis-
tical costs.
Top players in the mould of
West Indies legend Brian Lara,
former Kenya captain Steve Tiko-
lo, Englishman Ryan Sidebottom,
Sean Irvine, Chamu Chibhabha
and Sikandar Raza Butt among
many others, donned the Rocks
maroon stripes.
Southern Rocks immediate
task is to capture cricket talent at
grassroots level.
Softball cricket, which targets
grade three to five pupils in pri-
mary schools, starts next week,
our aim being to assemble strong
Under-11 and Under-13 teams that
will progress to represent their
schools, the province, Naph com-
petitions and feed into the South-
ern Rocks leagues, Dube said.
We have struggled over the
years to put up a competitive
league in our region because of
the low numbers that we have at
junior level and we want to cor-
rect that and make sure we create
a very strong local league, add-
ed Dube.
Dube also revealed plans to in-
troduce competitive cricket in
the three Masvingo secondary
schools in order to get enough
numbers to play for the local
Masvingo Sports Club, Mutirik-
wi, Hungwe, Scorpions, Mucheke
are the five Masvingo-based clubs
which will battle it out for top
honours in the local league and
SOUTHERN Rocks is still alive and may even
bounce back stronger in three years time when
the local cricket mother body reviews the
franchise position
from which the Southern Rocks
team for the national league will
be chosen from.
Sadly, clubs from outside Masv-
ingo cannot be part of the league
due to lack of finances.
Dube established that there is
a lot of cricket happening in Tri-
angle where there are two clubs
which engage each other regu-
larly in two day games as well as
schools competitions.
What we are working with in
Masvingo are pilot programmes
that we will introduce to oth-
er areas in our region, such as
Chiredzi, Triangle and Matabele-
land South. Coaching and umpir-
ing clinics will be organised from
now going forward to equip the
teachers, said Dube.
Clearly, for Southern Rocks the
memorable experiences of fran-
chise cricket are still vivid, let
alone the 2010-11 Metbank Pro40
championship success and one
hopes they will bounce back into
franchise cricket stronger and
better. Brian Lara had a stint with Masvingo franchise side Southern Rocks
Zim-bred horses
impress at army
handicap race
IT was all smiles for Zimbabwe race
goers after Zimbabwean-bred hors-
es finished second and third in the
Zimbabwe National Army Hand-
icap and dished out huge finan-
cial pickings for the punters who
backed them all the way to the tilt.
Although coming from differ-
ent stables, it was second and third
place for Captains Tiger from the
Alyson Wright yard and Forty One
from the Lisa Harris stable, who
strongly challenged South Africas
Equina for one of the early big rac-
es of the season.
More importantly was the fact
that the seven and four-year-old
Zimbabwean horses rewarded
their horde of followers with good
financial spin offs as they paid out
handsomely to those who believed
in their ability.
Whoever partnered Captains Ti-
ger and Forty One in the swingers
got a cool US$77,40 from a dollar.
Equina and Captains Tiger gave
out US$11,10 while Equina and For-
ty One paid out US$13,30. The trifec-
ta of Equina, Captains Tiger, and
Forty One gushed out US$669,70 for
every dollar placed.
Captains Tiger opened betting at
10/1 but offered more on closing by
offering 14/1. But it was Forty One
who was the highest paying of the
placed horses by closing at 50/1 af-
ter opening at 20/1. This means the
bookmakers saw no chance in For-
ty One to finish as the winner in the
The overwhelming favourite was
obviously Equina who opened at
2/1 and closed at 17/10. This was
Equinas first running of the sea-
son after a successful 2013/14 sea-
son in which she gave memorable
times to trainer Amy Bronkhorst.
The seven-year-old Captains Ti-
ger was born in Zimbabwe as the
son of Century Stud of Austral-
ia and Beautiful Life of Zimbabwe
while four-year-old grey Forty One
was born out of Gharir of Ireland
and Sweet Alliance of Zimbabwe.
Even more heartening was the
fact that the two placed horses were
the only Zimbabwean fieldings
in the 12 horse race, finishing far
ahead of nine South African horses
and another one bred in Argentina.
But we need more of the young-
er generation of Zimbabwean hors-
es to be challenging for honours in-
stead of the seven-year- olds like
Captains Tiger who are slowly get-
ting out of the racing picture.
There are fewer Zimbabwean
horses that race in Grade One and
Grade Two races. Apart from Cap-
tains Tiger and Forty One, the oth-
er Zimbabwean horses that quali-
fy to participate in such high-class
races are Pleasant Valley and Final
Fling which are not good enough
compared to those coming from
South Africa.
Grade One races, for which the
Castle Tankard is the only one in
Zimbabwe, are considered the high-
est form of competition a horse can
take part in. South Africas most
popular racing event the Dur-
ban July falls in this category
too. Jockey Smanga Khumalo who
races in Zimbabwe won the Durban
July last season.
The Zimbabwe National Army
Charity Handicap is Grade Three
race. The OK Grand Challenge
and the Republic Cup are the only
grade Two races in Zimbabwe.
The next race meeting at Bor-
rowdale Race Course comes next
Sunday. Unlike in South Africa
where racing is on a regular basis,
racing in Zimbabwe comes after a
Usual winner . . . South Africas Equina came rst in the Zimbabwe National Army Charity Race at Borrowdale race Course
The Standard October 12 to 18 2014 31
ZPC Kariba FC
win to go top
ZPC Kariba . . . 1
Triangle . . .0
PC Kariba edged Trian-
gle United 1-0 at Gwanzu-
ra yesterday to go top of
the Castle Lager Premier Soccer
League log tabe.
Kauya Katuruturu or Gwenya
rekuchamhembe as they are well-
known by their fans got their
goal in the 43
minute through
attacking midfielder Pride
An intended clearance in the
minute by substitute Jim-
my Dzingai who had come in for
Menson Nelson was deflected
by Tafirenyika, giving Triangle
goalkeeper Ronald Mudimu no
ZPC Kariba is now on 47 points,
one point above reigning cham-
pions Dynamos who are away to
Buffaloes this afternoon.
ZPC Kariba coach Saul Chami-
nuka was elated with the result
but said his team was not chas-
ing the coveted trophy despite
being one of the title contenders.
I am very excited my team
won. As for the league title, we
want to go all the way up to the
last day.
My target is a top four finish
so that we will be able to play in
the lucrative Mbada Diamonds
Cup, said Chaminuka.
Kauya Katuruturu was miss-
ing the services of first choice
goalkeeper Tendai Hove who is
injured and in his place Tonde-
rai Mateyaunga did great.
Triangle coach Biggy Zuze
said they lost because of com-
placency after winning the One
Wallet Cup last weekend, beat-
ing Dynamos against all odds.
The game was tough and the
result did not come as we expect-
ed, I saw that my players were
complacent because of the One
Wallet Cup victory over Dyna-
mos, said Zuze.
With five games to go before
the league ends, ZPC Kariba is
one of the favourites to lift the
trophy in their maiden season in
the topflight league.
SUBSTITUTE Jimmy Dzingai who had come in
for Menson Nelson in the 12
minute intended
clearance was deflected by Tafirenyika giving
Triangle goalkeeper Ronald Mudimu no chance
FC Platinum beat Harare City
Harare City . . .0
FC Platinum . . . (1) 2
TWO goals in each half were all
FC Platinum needed to collect
precious three points against Ha-
rare City in a Castle Lager Pre-
miership match at Rufaro yester-
The platinum miners scored
through Walter Musona who had
an easy assignment of directing
a Raymond Sibanda goal-bound
effort into the net off an Obrey
Chirwa corner kick while second
half substitute Donald Ngoma
had another easy task of heading
home another Chirwa chip.
The win saw the youthful Nor-
man Mapeza-coached side re-
main rooted on sixth position,
but closed the gap on Hwange
who are on fifth position. Both
teams are now on 38 points with
Hwange still to play How Mine
this afternoon.
The match had started on a
high tempo with FC Platinum
outplaying their opponents in all
departments. They had their first
attempt at goal as early as the sec-
ond minute when Wisdom Muta-
sa shot straight into the hands
FC Platinum defender Gift Bello (in green) and Harare City frontrunner Martin Vengesayi tussle for possession in yesterdays league
match at Rufaro. Picture by Nelson Chekera
of Maxwell Nyamupangedengu
from a free kick just outside the
penalty box.
Before long, Nyamupangeden-
gu was called to action again to
deny Mutasa from a close range
In the eighth minute, it was
Musonas chance to be denied by
Nyamupangedengu after he got
to the end of a Mutasa through
After the three shots, FC Plati-
num turned on the heat, display-
ing some classy football in all de-
partments, outplaying Harare
City but they were only rewarded
in the 27
minute after repeated
efforts to break the Harare City
defence marshalled by veteran
defender David Kutyauripo.
FC Platinum forced a corner
which was blocked by Kutyauripo
but only as far as Sibanda, whose
shot towards goal was directed in
the far corner by Musona.
After the breather, Harare City
coach Masimba Dinyero breathed
life into his players as they came
back a changed side.
The Sunshine City boys out-
played their opponents and
pushed for an equaliser which
could not come.
Striker Osborne Mukuradare
came with the miss of the day
when a low cross by Talent Cha-
wapiwa eluded FC Platinum de-
fenders before he coolly con-
trolled it, only to shoot weakly at
As they pushed for the equal-
iser, they were caught napping
in the 89
minute when FC Plat-
inum surged ahead on a coun-
ter attack, only for Chirwa the
provider of both the goals to
beat Nyamupangedengu with a
chip that Ngoma headed home,
much to the delight of FC plati-
num travelling fans.
FC Platinum coach Mapeza
said they had done themselves a
favour by playing well in the first
half and managing to with stand
the heat in the second half.
We had our own half where
we played well and managed to
defend well in the second half
where Harare City dominated,
Mapeza said.
His opposite number Dinye-
ro blamed his team for failing to
make use of chances that came
their way.
We created our own chances
but failed to score while FC Plati-
num took theirs. We have to work
hard in our next match, Dinye-
ro said.
We will survive Mathuthu
CHICKEN INN . . . (2) 3
A first half brace by Bhekimpi-
lo Barca Ncube added to Black
Rhinos woes as they suffered
their third defeat in a row, losing
to Chicken Inn at Hartsfield yes-
terday as the Castle Lager Premier
Soccer League relegation battles
rage on.
The army side remained on po-
sition 13 with 27 points but coach
Jostein Mathuthu said he believes
they will survive the chop in the
last five matches as they head
back home for Hwange in their
next assignment.
Ncube got the first goal in the
minute, beating goalkeeper
Samuel Mafukidze with his weak-
er right foot after beating two de-
fenders inside the penalty box.
He then connected a Clemence
Matawu cross in the 38
with the unusual right foot again
inside the box right under the
nose of defender Bruce Homora.
Despite the defeat, Mathuthu says
Black Rhinos will survive relega-
tion, blaming the defeat on poor de-
fending and lack of concentration
by goalkeeper Mafukidze, who was
pulled out for reigning goalkeeper
of the year Herbert Rusawo.
This puts us in a very difficult
position. We need to work hard be-
fore it gets too late. We are now liv-
ing very dangerously and we need
to address that as quickly as possi-
ble. The relegation fight is intensify-
ing but mark my words; we will sur-
vive, Mathuthu said.
After Hwange, Black Rhinos head
to bottom-of-the-table Chiredzi be-
fore Shabanie Mine, who are also
not safe before finishing off with
Chapungu and Bantu Rovers.
Chicken Inn remained on posi-
tion seven with 37 points and ap-
pear to be out of the woods be-
fore their next tough assignment
against city neighbours High-
landers back at Hiartsfield.
Coach Joey Antipas said his
boys were composed, which is
good for the future and applauded
Ncube for the two goals although
they lapsed in the second half.
Its a welcome three points and
it takes the pressure away from us
but the struggle continues. Bheki
is a workhorse and a quality play-
er and he gives the team a good
balance. This is good for the fu-
ture, Antipas said.
After Highlanders, Chicken Inn
are at Hartsfields again against
Triangle before hitting the road to
Mandava for FC Platinum. They
will end the season with Buffaloes
and Harare City.
Bantu Rovers beat Chiredzi
CHIREDZI FC . . . (0)0
BANTU ROVERs . . . (1)1
CHIREDZI FC coach Gishon Nti-
ni said their chances of surviving
relegation are now almost at zero
after his side suffered a morale
sapping 1-0 defeat against Bantu
Rovers at Chishamiso yesterday.
The defeat meant that they re-
mained at the foot of the log-
standings with a mere 14 points
from 25 matches.
If they win their last five
matches, they will only go as far
as 29 points. But it was a good
story for the visiting Bulawayo
side as the win bolstered their
chances of remaining in the top-
flight league.
Despite the win, they are still
occupying 15
position with 21
points with just five games re-
maining before the season comes
to an end.
Veteran striker Obadiah Taru-
mbwa scored the all-important
goal in the eighth minute from a
close range after beating an off-
side trap to beat the hosts shot-
stopper Simon Kafitire.
Ntini said their chances of re-
maining in the top-flight league
are slim.
We played well but we were
very unfortunate. We failed to
utilise on our chances. However,
our chances of surviving relega-
tion are fading with each passing
week, Ntini said.
Bantu Rovers assistant coach
Mandla Mpofu said the result was
vital since they are on a survival
Man on a mission . . . ZPC Kariba coach Soul Chaminuka
The Standard FC Platinum win
We had our own half
where we played well and
managed to defend well
in the second half where
Harare City dominated.
Page 31
Bosso, CAPS
clash in epic
league battle
Dynamos sons Kalisto Pasuwa, Moses Chunga come face to face
32 The Standard October 12 to 18 2014
Rivalry renewed . . . Highlanders defender Eric Mudzingwa (in black and white) tussles for possession with CAPS Uniteds Leonard
Fiyado when the two giants met in the capital last year. The two will be inuential in their teamss push for the title in this afternoons
encounter at the National Sports Stadium.
ON May 4 2014, Bulawayo giants
Highlanders recorded their biggest
Castle Lager Premiership win with
a convincing 4-0 win against CAPS
United at Barbourfields.
It was one of those matches that
then assistant coach to Kelvin Kain-
du Mark Mathe was in charge of.
Bosso scored through former
CAPS United winger Rahman Kut-
sanzira, making a return to his boy-
hood club Bosso after a two-year
stint with the Green Machine, Ozi-
as Zibande, Kudakwashe Mahachi
(who has since joined the great trek
to South Africa) and Cleophas Dube
who is at Witbank in South Africa
as well.
After parting ways with Kaindu
who has been in charge at Highland-
ers for the past two seasons due to a
string of poor results, Bosso man-
agement promoted Mathe to the hot
seat and he will take charge of High-
landers remaining league and cup
The disaster that struck on Sep-
THE disaster that struck on September 28, the
loss to ZPC Kariba, added salt to a fresh wound
as Bosso lost grip to the leading pack of
Dynamos and ZPC Kariba, as well as being
dislodged to fourth position by CAPS United
tember 28, the loss to ZPC Kariba,
added salt to a fresh wound as Bosso
lost grip to the leading pack of Dy-
namos and ZPC Kariba, as well as
being dislodged to fourth position
by CAPS United.
Apparently, Mathes first match in
charge as Highlanders head coach
begins with a date against CAPS
United at the National Sports Stadi-
um this afternoon, a team he beat in
the absence of Kaindu.
However, the tough-talking gaffer
refused to read much into history
and challenged his players to shift a
gear up.
History will always repeat itself
yes, but not with football. We have
been preparing well and the play-
ers and the executive have been sup-
portive. It does not need a prophet
from heaven to tell us that we have
not been playing well of late. Results
speak for themselves. We will be
foolish to read into the first league
match where we beat CAPS United.
They have been playing well, thats
the reason why they are on top of us
now. Besides, they have good play-
ers and a good coach as well, Mathe
He however, refused to surrender
the championship race so early.
I still believe we are still with-
in reach of Dynamos, ZPC Kari-
ba and CAPS United. If any of the
three slip, then we are there. I still
believe if we start collecting points
we might as well still win the cham-
Mathe bemoaned the absence of
three of his first team players due to
We will be without Njabulo Ncu-
be who has an ankle injury, Webster
Chingodza who has a toe injury as
well as Kudzanai Machazane who
has a painful neck.
CAPS United coach Taurai Man-
gwiro warned Highlanders that they
have to be at their best as the Green
Machine have a record to protect go-
ing into this afternoons match.
I think we have prepared well
for this match. A lot of things have
changed between then and now.
Now that we have presented our-
selves with a chance of winning
the championship, there is need for
us to be committed and to concen-
trate. Even last year at this time, we
were still within the championship
range but we blew it up ourselves
and it must not be the case this time
around, Mangwiro said.
Mangwiro added that CAPS Unit-
ed need to grind results and stop re-
lying on other teams results.
Our biggest let down last year
was relying on other teams. What
we need to do this time around is
to grind results for ourselves and
move with the leading pact. Four
points with six games remaining is
not much.
He added that the Green Machine
will miss defender George Nyirenda
through suspension but they have
been boosted by the return of Ste-
phen Makatuka from suspension as
Nyirenda will be missed because
he has been fantastic for us. Howev-
er, we have other players in the team
that can replace him. We also wel-
come back Gerald Phiri who missed
the Black Rhinos tie.
It remains to be seen whether
Mathe will beat Mangwiro for the
second time and take Bosso back to
winning ways and put pressure on
DeMbare, or whether they will be
further forced down the log standing.
The zeal to play in the Mbada Di-
amonds Cup, which is guaranteed
by a top four finish, will also add
flavour to all the remaining league
Other Matches Today
Shabanie vs Chapungu
Maglas Stadium @ 1500hrs
Hwange vs How Mine FC
Colliery Stadium @ 1500hrs
THE million dollar question that
football fans have always asked is;
who is the better coach between
Kalisto Marabhundu Pasuwa
and Moses Bambo Chunga.
I know most readers will be
quick to give an answer, but lets
wait and allow the game this af-
ternoon to provide the definitive
The two Dynamos sons, Pasu-
wa and Chunga come face to face
when their teams clash in a Cas-
tle Lager Premiership match at
When Chunga takes charge of
a team against Dynamos at this
stage of the league, many believe
he does everything in his power
to not derail that DeMbare train
which will be going towards the
championship, but, its a tricky
situation for Bambo this after-
noon as a loss will further sink
the army side into troubled wa-
ters of relegation.
Chunga is expecting nothing
short of victory, while on the
other hand, Pasuwa also needs
the three points to keep up with
trailblazing ZPC Kariba and
CAPS United who will be play-
ing Bosso at the same time in the
In the reverse fixture played in
the capital early this year, DeM-
bare were knocked down 1-0 cour-
tesy of the sides solitary strike by
lethal goal poacher Roy Apama
Mwenga. Buffaloes look set to re-
peat the same feat against DeM-
bare who they beat 3-2 the last
time they visited the border town.
Themba Ndlovu, who moved
to the Glamour Boys from Buffa-
loes at the beginning of the year,
makes an emotional return to a
venue where he was shown a red
card with an hour still to be played
in a match that was marred by
poor officiating by Mutare-based
referee Langton Chitsa.
Ndlovu the only natural cen-
tral defender at Dynamos will
be expected to keep Buffaloes
strike-force led by experienced
strikers Jacob Muzokomba and
Kastigu Juwakinyu, at bay.
Statistics show that from the
five league matches that the teams
have played each other, DeMbare
have the upper hand after posting
three wins while Buffaloes won
Dynamos should punch above
their weight if they entertain
any hope of collecting maximum
points at Sakubva against the
well-oiled Chunga side.
On Friday, Chunga said he was
treating the match just like any
other match.
l told my players that every
match is very important and our
major goal is to collect maximum
points. As a coach, l dont put im-
portance on one game, l treat all
matches equally. But we are ready
to shine against the log-leaders,
Chunga said.
He added that they were under
pressure to collect points in order
to move away from relegation.
The match is also important
to us as we are fighting relegation
so we should compete fiercely for
three points and l have also told
my boys to work very hard if we
entertain any hope of beating Dy-
namos, he added.
DeMbare are a wounded lot after
they fell at the hands of relegation-
haunted Triangle in the OneWal-
let Cup and another loss to Chun-
gas men will inflict more pain and
cause more trouble as they target
their fourth consecutive title.
The Glamour Boys will be with-
out first choice goalkeeper Art-
well Mukandi who is still recov-
ering from a hip injury, Masim-
ba Mambare, Devon Chafa and
Fabrice Mbimba.
In Mukandis absence, Tatenda
Mukuruva, who was between the
post when DeMbare played Trian-
gle in the NetOne One Wallet Cup
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Back home, she is most popularly
known for her leading role
as Linda Karombo
in the local movie
Yellow Card
(2000). But as
the years have
gone by,
R a t i d z o
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h a s
i n
bounds as an actress and writer.
Having started acting back in primary
school, she describes her passion as, telling
stories by using the tools and skills that God
equipped me with. Using my instrument (my-
self) and my imagination and finding the best
chocolate and the perfect cup of coffee out
After finishing off her high school in Aus-
tralia as an exchange student, Ratidzo came
back to Zimbabwe shortly and went back to
Australia for university to study Film and TV,
and Drama School thereafter. After some time
in Melbourne, she re-located to Los Angeles a
few years ago to pursue her growing acting ca-
Known for movies such as Happy Sundaes
(2007), 10 Terrorists (2012), and Wicked Sci-
ence (2004), Ratidzo says she looks up to her
fellow Zimbabwean counterparts who have
made it on the international scene such as Da-
nai Gurira, Tongayi Chirisa and Rick Cosnett.
I love collaborating with other artists and
directors or collaborating on new projects,
such as my current Webseries #MOMS. As
actors, we get to tell stories, give a voice to
the voiceless, using our own experiences and
interpretations. I get to explore and confront
my insecurities and vulnerabilities in order
to truthfully and organically give a voice to
the voiceless. [Actors] inspire, empathize,
and expose what is happening out there in the
world, all the good, the bad and the ugly.
Ratidzo defines her moving to Los Angeles
as being her biggest feat thus far. Even
though I believed in my dream at a
very young age, I still pinch myself
that I have made it to Hollywood. Yes,
even when I am stuck in the horrid LA
traffic or coming out of a not so suc-
cessful audition. The very idea, that I
am here, getting incredible opportu-
nities, meeting people I have grown
up admiring, trying every day, is an
achievement. I have already won.
Its been a long way from Zimba-
The gifted actress, who says
acting has made her a better person,
says she enjoys learning about her-
self. I am constantly evolving and
growing so I keep meeting myself,
learning to see people and myself
as humans, flawed, but constantly
doing their best.
Having set off on her ca-
reer path at quite a young age, her
success has come with its own fair
share of challenges and hurdles. I
think leaving home at a young age
to go to a foreign country, a whole
different culture, all without see-
ing my family for years was quite
challenging. Being focused on
my dreams and goals, alone in
a foreign country has been a
beautiful challenge in my ca-
Although she has already featured in a lot
of productions, Ratidzo says she finds it hard
to pick her best performance thus far, and still
feels that her best is yet to come out of her.
The most memorable project was whilst I was
working back to back on two acting jobs. One
was a kids TV Show called Wicked Science
and the other a play at the Melbourne Theatre
Company on a play called Cruel and Tender by
Martin Crimp. The play was a beautiful chal-
lenge, where I learnt a lot and grew up as an
actress. I worked with some of Australias Top
Actors, to name a few Catherine McClements
(Water Rats, Rush) and Kym Gyngell (The
Comedy Company, Coln Carpenter, Secret
Life of Us).
She describes the experience as a very
educative one as she learnt a lot. It most
definitely felt like a boot camp, doing six-day
performances, some twice a day for 3 months
straight, whilst also filming my TV Show (for
six months) with 5am call times and having to
be on stage same day after filming all day at
8pm. It only highlighted how much I loved it,
and I became hungry for more!
Through her church in LA, Ratidzo is in-
volved in community projects and in her local
neighbourhood she is a volunteer at a home-
less shelter. Besides acting, Ratidzo has also
worked in TV and Film Distribution as an In-
ternational Sales Agent for many years, man-
aging territories such as Africa, North Africa,
and Eastern Europe and working closely with
TV broadcasters, producers, inflight content
buyers and sellers throughout Africa. She still
works as a consultant for International Distri-
Ratidzo, a strong Christian who values
integrity, accountability and being ethical,
says love, makes the world go round. These
principles help shift any and every situation
you can ever be faced with, especially when it
comes to dealing with people who are so dif-
ferent to you. My mother told me to always
remember to be nice to people on the way up,
because you may need them one day on your
way down or in a different season. Most im-
portantly, put God first in everything you do,
and pray about everything, even if doesnt
make any sense now, but by trusting God, it
will one day.
The young lady who does not have her own
family yet, boasts of a very supportive family
which comes in the form of her mother, who is
her role model and her little brother.
Ratidzo, who says she would love to come
back home and produce content and collabo-
rate with the many talented Zimbabwean
Filmmakers, advises her fellow young peo-
ple to trust their instincts and follow their
dreams. You have a story, and your voice de-
serves to be heard. Most importantly, study,
study, study. Dare to dream, to have a big vi-
sion and sit back and enjoy. The good and the
bad is all gold, it makes you more relatable
and accessible!
I am constantly evolving and growing so I keep meeting myself . . .
Photography by David Muller Photography from
October 12 to 18 2014
Shamiso Catherine
In my work as a wedding planner, I repeat-
edly get asked where I find the patience to
deal with bridezillas and grooms with split
personalities. I do not label them like that. I
believe that one just needs to understand and
appreciate the amount of pressure that comes
with planning a wedding. No couple wants a
wedding day disaster. Every bride wants her
day to be perfect. I keep this in mind and it
enables me to deal with the most challenging
of couples. I met a lovely, somewhat easy-go-
ing couple earlier this year, and in the begin-
ning we worked very well together. But I must
confess that at some stage in the process of
planning their wedding I had a moment when
I considered a permanent career change.
So, I would like to put this seemingly random
piece of advice on the table again. Hire a wed-
ding planner and listen to them. They know
what they are talking about.
We had a great time discussing this cou-
ples wedding vision, and when we were sure
we understood each other, we began the ven-
ue search. Now, before they made a financial
commitment to the venue they finally settled
on, we went through the venues terms and
conditions again. Some venues insist on part-
nering with certain service providers, in or-
der to maintain a certain service level. Some
venues will insist that you use only their in-
house services such as tents, furniture, dcor
and catering.
The venue that my couple had chosen was
strict in terms of the package it provided. All
dcor services were in-house, from the tent,
chairs, tables and linen, to the flower arrange-
ments. The venue owned a fair amount of
equipment, and in all fairness it wouldnt have
Rufaro Mushonga
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FASHION POLICE - Wash your face
at night, sleeping with makeup can clog
your pores and leave blemishes
1, 2, 3 makeup!!
Choosing your wedding venue part II
rowing up I always used to hear that
makeup was bad for my skin, and that
if I wore makeup it would ruin my skin.
The truth about makeup application is
that it requires a good skin care routine. Ne-
glecting your skin whilst using makeup can
cause premature aging and leave your skin
feeling unhealthy and unhappy. The relation-
ship you have with makeup is dependent on
how you take care of your skin. Here are some
quick ways to apply your makeup whilst tak-
ing care of your skin;
STEP 1: Clean face
The frst step to makeup application is starting with a
clean and refreshed face. Skin care is the most important
element when using makeup. Cleanse frst then moisture,
this will help lock in your makeup once you begin.
STEP 2: Conceal
The next step is applying a concealer with a brush for even
coverage. Using a smooth makeup brush for application,
ensures that you do not leave patches of colour on your
face. If you generally have good skin, a concealer is not
always required; you can skip this step and go straight to
the foundation.
STEP 3: Base
There are diferent types of foundations out there from dif-
ferent brands; these include pressed powder, loose powder
and liquid form foundations. You can choose a foundation
depending on your skin type and preference.

STEP 4: Eyes
At times we tend to forgo applying eye shadow, and may
only choose to use eye shadow at night. When selecting an
eye shadow colour, make sure it complements what you
are wearing and try to stick to blending not more than two
made sense for us to outsource the same items.
So, after I was comfortable that my couple un-
derstood and were happy with the terms and
conditions, we made a financial commitment
and secured the venue.
A month later and I am still trying to fig-
ure out how we went off the rails -- the lovely
bride called me to tell me that she had found
an awesome deal from some random hiring
company, for a marquee, some lovely chairs,
tables, linen, and flowers, and that because
the deal was such an excellent one, she had
booked everything and paid in full. US$3 000
in total. And so our wedding nightmare began.
I reminded her that the venues terms did not
allow her to do what she had just done. To cut
a long story short, after being attacked with a
string of verbal abuse from my lovely cou-
ple, and a few attempted negotiations with
the random hiring company and the venue, I
had to advise the couple to choose between the
venue and the hiring company. They lost the
money they had paid to the venue, and they
had to find another venue that would accept
their hiring company.
It sounds a bit drastic, doesnt it? But it is
simple. Venues have terms and conditions and
you must read them and make sure you agree
with them before you commit. You can try to
negotiate with them on some of the terms, but
do this before you commit to the venue. Just
be aware that some venues will not negotiate,
and my advice to you is that if you are not
happy with the terms, do not hire the venue.
Rufaro Mushonga
STEP 5: Lips
Lip Tip: The frst step to longer lasting lip colour is exfo-
liation. Get an old toothbrush (preferably one with soft
brushes) and brush your lips in a circular motion for about
one minute. Prepping your lips with exfoliation helps to
remove dead skin and excess oil. Next apply a lip balm or a
lip primer, this will help in locking in your lip colour. Lining
your lips comes next; line your lips with a lip liner close to
the lipstick colour that you are going to use. This ensures
even colour and texture. Apply your lipstick with a lipstick
brush, and then complete the look with a gloss.
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Last week we discussed frst impressions count and guess
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Today beauty and make-up can be befuddling, lets face it,
with all the tips and tutorials found online and in magazines we
can go a tad bit loopy. Keep in mind less is more.
Ladies, we should never leave our house without some
kind of make-up on! No excuses, it does not take more than 5-10
minutes to adorn our faces with some glow and gloss. Firstly,
wash your face. Some of us feel that a quick rub of the eyes in the
morning is enough tender loving care.
Eyebrows frame and transform our face, so make sure you
have them plucked, threaded or waxed by a professional.
The eyes are the windows to our soul so why not enhance
them by using a lengthening or thickening mascara. Do not opt
for showgirl lashes thinking that you will look good in them,
there is only one place for those and that is on stage.
Add some rouge to those cheeks, it is amazing what colour
can do, as women we are so lucky to be able to transform our
deathly grey or pale complexion to a beautiful rosy or healthy
Last but not least, gloss! A full pout is essential to any look! Visit
your nearest beauty store to know more. Transform those faces!
For more grooming tips be sure to pick up your copy of the Stand-
ard next week, have an amazing weekend ladies and gents and
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A Step In The Right Direction
The basics
October 12 to 18 2014
Cynthia Hakutangwi
ears ago, Stephen Covey introduced the
Emotional Bank Account, a concept that
is becoming more pertinent in this era
of diminishing quality relationships.
Coveys premise is that relationships are like
bank accounts that begin with a zero balance.
His advice is that we should never withdraw
more than we deposit or seek to get before
we give.
When continuous deposits are made with an-
other person through positive, healthy and
quality conduct, a reserve is built up in our
emotional bank account with that person. Lev-
els of trust towards us increase as we exhibit
more integrity, appreciation and understand-
ing. On the other hand, insensitivity, insin-
cere actions, and being overly critical depress
our account because withdrawals are being
made from it.
As we engage in strategic thinking which
implies planning a roadmap to a place of
success and significance in our lives, a criti-
cal area that we often overlook is that which
pertains to the vitality of our immediate cir-
cles of influence. It is very possible that the
relationships that matter the most to us can
be diminishing every day without us being
conscious of the depletion taking place. As we
near the close of yet another year, it is very
important that we take time to introspect
and review how well we have been paying
attention to our emotional bank accounts in-
asmuch as we are conscious of the status of
our deposits into our financial bank accounts.
Whilst financial bank deposits can easily be
tracked and accounted for, more conscious ef-
fort is required as we account for the status of
our emotional bank accounts. The Emotional
Bank Account (EBA) is a metaphorical expres-
sion of the amount of trust that has been built
up in a relationship and relates to that feeling
of safeness we have with another human be-
In the first instalment of this series on
Strategic Thinking we established that the
term strategic is derived from the Greek
verb stratego, which means to plan the
destruction of ones enemies through the ef-
fective use of resources. We also established
that the life that every individual has is the
greatest resource which has been availed to
them. In this instalment we want to further
explore yet another critical resource that is
foundational in strategic planning. How con-
sistent and deliberate are we in making de-
posits into healthy, vital relationships? Where
large reserves of trust are not sustained by
continuous deposits, organisational cohesive-
ness, families and marriages will deteriorate.
If organisations, family members and part-
ners find themselves operating from a gener-
ally defensive position, it may be a reflection
that their emotional bank accounts are over-
Relationships by their very nature are
strategic instruments that can propel and
accelerate our progress in ways that money
alone could never achieve or match. As we
pursue the creation of trans-generational
wealth in our strategic plans, our goals and
definitions of success would have a faulty
premise if we overlook the depth of wealth
that lies in our relationships. In the same way
that we measure and account for every cent
in our financial growth, we ought to also pay
attention to every action and measure every
word in our relational transactions. A Strate-
gic Life Plan (SLP) which lacks an emphasis
on how we plan to nourish and manage our
personal, business and social relationships is
at most not sustainable.
Relationships should occupy a superior
position which is clearly articulated in the
vision, mission, strategy, goals and budget
within our life plan. When we value relation-
ships in our strategy we are less likely to fall
into the temptation of loving things and us-
ing people but rather we develop a culture
of loving people and using things to reach
our ultimate goals. When we have a wealthy
emotional bank account, there is stability to
the extent that we can afford to have disagree-
ments without immediately feeling the need
to write off the relationship. Conflicts can be
resolved when our account is not overdrawn.
This requires thoughtfulness, kindness, loy-
alty, openness, honesty and truly trying to un-
derstand others.
If you were to list the most important peo-
ple in your life and look at those bank accounts
today what would you find? Strategic thinking
starts by paying attention to the little things.
As the year ends and as we prepare for the
festive break, what little things could you do
to nourish and replenish those accounts? In
our review of the year gone past, may we take
time to diagnose and assess the depth of with-
drawals in our relationships with our family
members, employees, colleagues and strategic
spheres of influence.
Cynthia is a Communications and Personal
Development Consultant, a Life Coach, Author,
and Strategist. She is the Managing Consult-
ant of Wholeness Incorporated. Her published
book titles include The Whole You Vital Keys
for Balanced Living and Intelligent Conver-
sations: A mindset shift towards a developed
Africa. E-mail: cynthia@wholenessincorpo-
Strategic thinking: Planning ahead
for 2015 and beyond (Part II)
he theme of my writs this year is the
pursuance of dreams. The word of the
wise speaks to the month of October be-
ing a fulfilment of the years promise,
when the world invites a riot of colourful
blossom that is dazzling to the eye and awak-
ening to the senses. In the same way, lets
make it the month in which your goals set at
the years onset come to life. This month in
particular, I want to hone in on the tactical
aspects of ambition. A lot of the times, we
dream dreams that we never see through to
reality, not because we are incapable, or even
afraid of what we are capable of, but pre-
cisely because we dont take active steps that
would otherwise enable us to convert ideas
into tangibles. In all fairness, this is accept-
able because sometimes that is the nature of
us, human beings. We get comfortable in the
status quo at times, and we postpone critical
decisions to a later time at others. But the
dreamer is always challenged to take active
steps that steer away from the aspirational
bigger strategic picture momentarily, albeit
towards fruition. The word of the wise is that
the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
1. Make your objectives Smart and
Make a note
Smart objectives are specific. Your idea of
what you want to achieve cannot be vague,
but it must rather be precise. Smart objec-
tives are measurable, which means that you
must be able to quantify or even extrapolate
outcomes progressively and quantitative-
ly. Smart objectives are achievable, which
means that you shoudlnt aspire to building
the first spacecraft manufactured in Zim-
babwe if you havent actively developed the
necessary cutting-edge engineering skills.
Smart objectives are realistic. How are you
going to finance a new start-up without some
capital or without an idea that can be mon-
etised at the least? And finally, Smart objec-
tives have to be time-driven. A Smart objec-
tive could be something like: I want to have
registered my own law firm in Zimbabwe by
January 2017 and in order to do so, I will work
and save US$5 000 which will cater for the ini-
tial administrative costs until then. Most
importantly, write down your objectives!
2. Focus on Number One and Embrace
the Solitude
Focusing on number one is about focusing
on the self, rather than on what other peo-
ple are doing or how they are going on about
their goals and dreams. Your journey has
to be that personal and it must be somewhat
lonely. Regardless of the latter, you can take
comfort in the personal conversations with-
in. Those are precisely what will enable you
to fine-tune the SMART objectives initially
set. Dont sweat what everyone else is doing
or saying. They are on a quest different from
yours. On the other hand, a focus on the indi-
vidual dream should not be misconstrued as
a selfish indulgence. Whatever your dream,
it should be for the greater good and it should
be in service to your fellow man. Consider
this. Nelson Mandela spent almost three
decades in prison. That time must have been
quite lonesome for him, but in his mind, it
would serve to emancipate an entire people.
3. Recognise Your Drawbacks and Act
on Them
As long as we are human, we will have weak-
nesses and we will fall short of the best ver-
sion of ourselves occasionally. We are chal-
lenged not to accept any such inadequacies,
but rather to act on them. Acting on our in-
adequacies and all other drawbacks is about
converting them into positive outcomes that
will be all-embracing to our purposeful jour-
ney. Consider this. If your weakness is pro-
crastination, force yourself to counter every
urge by crossing something off your list of
to dos in the immediate rather than later.
Soon enough, procrastination will become an
infrequent habit.
Tafadzwa Taruvinga is a Customer Service Con-
sultant and the first author of a book on Customer
Service Excellence in Zimbabwe, entitled Serve Your
Customers EXCELLENTLY, Or Not At All!, pub-
lished in June 2014. He is also a Member of the Ad-
visory Council of Customer Value Creation Interna-
tional (CVCI). Tafadzwa can be contacted on e-mail
at and his profile is avail-
able on
Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga
The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating...[Part I]
October 12 to 18 2014
Zororo Makamba
Gadget of the week
fter stubbornly resisting for years, Apple
has finally joined the big-screen smart-
phone movement with its two latest mod-
els, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which
have finally started arriving in a few retail stores
in Zimbabwe. But it hasnt just expanded the
screens. It has radically redesigned the iPhone,
making it thinner and more curved, and has
beefed up everything from the screen to the per-
formance to the battery life and wireless speed.
On a recent trip to South Africa I had a chance
to test the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and I think its a ter-
rific phone. In my view, its the best smartphone
on the market, when you combine its hardware,
all-new operating system and the Apple ecosys-
tem whose doors it opens. (And thats coming
from die hard Android fan) That includes a new
service called Apple Pay for buying goods in
stores and online electronically via the phone;
however this service will only be available in the
United Statesfor now.
The Finance Minister recently introduced a 25%
tax on handsets so this phone wont come cheap.
Right now you can get the 16gb iPhone 6 for US$1
700, then the 128gb iPhone 6 plus for a whopping
US$2 200.
Recent iPhones have rounded corners, but they
have flat edges and a screen that stops sharply at
the phone bodys edge. The iPhone 6 is thinner,
and has curved edges. The screens borders also
curve slightly to meet the body, and the areas to
the top and bottom of the screen have been re-
duced. The power switch has been moved from
the top to the side, for easier access on the taller
Battery life on phones depends heavily on how
you use them. Right now my S5 can last about 11
hours, the iPhone 5s generally lasted from eight
to 10 hours between charges. But during my
weekend of testing the iPhone 6 did better, go-
ing 14 or 15 hours. Most people will still have to
charge it nightly, but wont need to hunt for plugs
during the day.
The rear camera on the iPhone 6 remains at eight
megapixels, but has a new sensor that improves
focus and face detection. In my tests, photos were
sharper and brighter, especially in low light
than on my sisters iPhone 5s. The front camera
is also better, with a larger aperture and better
Apple has finally made the drastic changes that
users were clamouring for. If you can afford the
phone, I would recommend you buy it and enjoy
what some experts have said is the best smart-
phone ever made. Samsung, over to you.
Zororo Makamba is the host of the Telecel Chit
Chat Show which airs every Thursday at 4.30 pm
on ZiFM Stereo. The show keeps listeners informed
about the latest trends in technology and looks at
how they could be applied locally.
There comes a time in every mans life, where
one needs to pull all the stops to impress the
Madame or business associates. Manners
make a man and one should by all means
avoid social embarrassment. There is nothing
worse than someone with no sense of dining
etiquette, whatsoever. Dinner is actually time
to impress, one bad move could leave your
reputation in tatters. Its not a question of af-
fluence or upbringing, as most people would
like to put it. The world is not so kind to not
knowing stuff, there is absolutely no excuse
for ignorance. Now let me give you a taste on
the art of dining.
Time is of the essence, whoever coined
there is no hurry in Africa was probably
drunk. Always respond to an invitation within
a week of receiving it. Be punctual, arrive on
time or call if delayed. It is courteous to bring
a bottle of wine, flowers or choccies when in-
vited for dinner at a house. When you arrive,
wait to be shown your seat. The seats at the
end of the table are usually reserved for the
host and hostess. The gentleman must always
pull sits for the ladies. As soon as you sit, un-
fold your napkin and place it on your lap, do
not tuck it in your collar. If you need to leave
the table, leave the napkin on your chair to
signal to the waiter that you will return. Note
when leaving the table, excuse yourself with-
out mentioning toilet. For ladies, going to
powder your nose is more appropriate.
This rule is universal, forks to the left and
knives to the right. Depending on how many
courses, there are usually several pieces of
cutlery on your table, which can be confus-
ing. Never start eating before a signal from
the host to do so. The correct way is to start
with the cutlery outwards, working in wards
as the dinner progresses. Once silverware is
picked from the table, it never touches the ta-
ble again. When you are not yet done cross the
fork and knife diagonally or across your plate.
Do not use your cutlery for hand gestures or
pointing. Dont stretch across the table cross-
ing other guests to reach food, wine or condi-
ments. Instead, ask guests sitting close to pass
the item to you. Always pass dishes from left to
right, and pass salt and pepper together, do not
separate them. Keep your hands off the table
before meal.
Most people would be comfortable with
this one, use your hands to break rolls and
bread. Ensure you break bread into bite size
chunks, never use knife to cut bread or rolls.
Do not spread butter on a slice all at once. One
should not use bread for dipping into soups
or mopping up sauces. If it is a buffet do not
overload your plate, the fact that it is a buf-
fet means there is enough food to go around.
Picking your teeth or licking your fingers is
very unattractive. The only exception is when
you are eating poultry on the bone, in which
case a finger bowl is provided. When drinking
wine, hold the glass by stem to prevent chilled
drinks from warming up.
The number one sin of dinner table eti-
quette is slurping and burping. Talking with
ones mouth full is not only unpleasant to
watch but could also lead to choking, so defi-
nitely not a good idea.
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touch on
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The art of fne dining

October 12 to 18 2014
Star Profle
Prudence Muganiwah
Bright, ambitious and philanthropic best
describe Zororo Makamba, a 24-year-old
Michigan State University graduate
who has been described in some circles
as the future of radio. Having joined
Telecels management development
team, the young mans input within the
telecommunications giant has taken
Telecel Zimbabwe back into the race to
be Zimbabwes largest telecoms service
Also a well-known broadcaster on Zi-
Fm Stereo, a popular radio station, where
he hosts current affairs, youth and social
programs, Zororo was the first to be men-
tioned on Zimbabwes 30 under the age of
30, which he says was a huge honour to
him. According to Emerging Ideas,
the list is based on interac-
tions within the entre-
preneurial and
c o m -
muni -
ty and
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e f -
have stood out from the rest.
Zororo is a host for Impact, a very en-
gaging current affairsprogramme on the
station which deals with hot local topics
as well as bread and butter issues, and
Culture Talk, a programme that looks at
cultural issues such as interracial mar-
riages, sacred sites in Zimbabwe, cul-
tural practices around marriage and a
multitude of other topics.
Born in a family of six, Zororo grew up
and went to school in England and South
Africa, before completing high school
at St Johns College in Harare. After
graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in
Communication with a Sales Specialisa-
tion from Michigan State University in
America, he came back home to make
his mark amongst his own, a feat which
seems already bagged despite his young
Currently the Public Relations, CSR
& Sponsorship Exec at Telecel Zimba-
bwe, Zororo plans to do a Masters In Film
& Media Production in the near future.
In the next five years Zimbabwe will
have many more thriving commercial
and community radio services; viewers
will be spoilt for options on local televi-
sion and I believe we will see more con-
vergence and interrogation between me-
dia and telecoms. The ever optimistic
young man says, adding that by then he
is confident that he will be creating, own-
ing, producing and presenting his own
A people passionate person, Zororo
says his wish is to see Zimbabwean peo-
ple support and uplift each other. Noth-
ing is too hard with God as long as you
put him in the driving seat. Im a strong
believer of that. Human beings tend to
complicate things. I go about being a
good guy, I listen and I never forget to
say, thank you. But at the same time Im
aware of my self-worth and I dont allow
people to take advantage of me.
Having been born of a father who
also had a career in media, James
Makamba, Zororo often gets asked if he
chose that career path because of his fa-
thers influence. People often say Oh,
so you became a DJ to follow in your
fathers steps, were you inspired to get
into radio by your dad? I find it interest-
ing that my father stopped being a DJ
about 10 years before I was born which
means I never ever heard him on ra-
dio, which is usually what inspires or
prompts you to follow in someones
steps -- Ive never even heard clips of
his radio days! We definitely do in-
herit a lot more from our parents/pre-
decessors than just looks and names.
Everything Im passionate about, my
Dad has done and been successful at
it, so he is more of my mentor full of
wisdom and advice.
It is evident that the well-spoken Zo-
roro loves what he does radio is not
just work to him, it is his passion. I
get to do what I love. How many peo-
ple do you know who can outright say
that? I dreamt of being in media when
I was a little boy, when the remote con-
trol and hairbrush was the microphone.
And now Im 24 and I get the opportunity
to express myself whether Im public
speaking, presenting or coming up with
an advertising campaign at work.
Although Zororo admits that multi-
tasking is a difficult skill to master, he
confesses that he cannot do without it.
If Im not doing more than two things
at a time I get ants in my pants. Studies
have shown that trying to handle multi-
ple responsibilities often leads to inef-
ficiency. However, there are some key
principles to multitasking that one must
always remember to ensure maximum
productivity and effectiveness; namely
discipline, commitment, scheduling and
prioritising. I plan my radio shows a
week in advance so that it doesnt inter-
fere with my work at Telecel.
His typical day is characterised by
gym at 5.45 am for daily boxing workouts,
and then work at Telecel where he will be
reviewing a campaign, writing a press
release for a new product or listening
to sponsorships pitches. In the evening
Im on radio, at home I catch up with my
mom, work on my life coaching course
and I prepare for the next day. I always
find time for fun and I make sure to go
out, meet with friends and I travel when I
can. Im not all work!
Zororo is currently working on being
a certified life coach, and has just started
working on a new concept for TV. Being
the high achiever that he is, he is always
working on multiple projects and says in
the context of todays harsh economic
environment, he is grateful to hold two
jobs. But Im never satisfied; Im always
looking for more boxes to tick.
Nafuna TV is currently working on a pro-
ject directed by award-winning Director
Enqore, Kushaya Zororo which profiles
the radio personality, entrepreneur and
A self-confessed big mommys boy,
Zororo cites his mother as his best friend
and the most supportive woman he
knows. All she ever wants from me is be
humble, marry a Zimbabwean girl and go
to church!
Unlike most of his youthful counter-
parts, Zororo says he cannot stand lingo
that young folk of today now perceive
as cool. Nothing frustrates me more
than receiving unnecessarily shortened
words on our WhatsApp platform at the
radio station. if u typ lyk ds I wnt rd ur
cment n air![if you type like this I wont
read your comment on air]
The gentleman, who was once an
avid runner before an injury, supports
children at Tichakunda School, an or-
phanage in Hatcliffe where he pays for
stationery, uniforms and schools fees.
I am working with a sponsor so that in
2015 we can support more kids and send
them to school. When every penny mat-
ters, I choose to use some of my money to
help others.
Instead of being typically overshad-
owed by his father Dr James Makamba,
the business mogul with diverse inter-
ests in telecommunications, retail, min-
ing and consultancy, Zororo is clearly
focused making a name for himself.
Advising his own generation, Zororo
says, Young people dont expect hand-
outs, if you are able to do something do
it! And respect someones time -- that is
something that we dont cherish and of-
ten take for granted in this country. If
you think Im going to wait on you to get
something done, then you must be smok-
Zororo Makamba
The remote control and the hairbrush were my microphones . .
October 12 to 18 2014 8 THE STANDARD STYLE / MAN / WHEELS
The Fiat 500 is hard to picture on African
roads, (with its miniature frame on our usu-
ally not up to scratch roads) but is an entirely
different funkified experience. There is actu-
ally a hint of sporty flair, in its small compact
frame. Point is, its a spunky vehicle and will
sure turn heads as you cruise on the streets
of Harare.
Fiats retro-inspired 500 have raised the
stakes with the introduction of the countrys
most affordable cabriolet. The Fiat 500c 1.2
undercuts the competition with a price tag of
under US$30 000. Despite its affordability it
remains surprisingly practical, reassuringly
safe and alluringly exclusive. Powered by a 1.2
Euro 4-compliant motor, it develops 51 kW at
5 500rpm and produces 102 Nm of torque at 3
Fiat has emerged as a leader in green
manufacturing and the Fiat 500c 1.2 further
re-affirms that position with its lowly CO2
emissions. Producing just 119g/km it attracts
no Environmental Levy Taxes while its frugal
fuel consumption makes it the perfect choice
for zipping about town. Navigating through
city traffic is a synch for the little runabout
with an average fuel consumption of just
6.4l/100km. On the open road the figures drop
even further with an average fuel consump-
tion of only 4.3l/100km. So about 17 litres will
get you from Harare to Bulawayo at ease.
Designed to respect the most stringent
standards, the Fiat 500c is one of the safest
cars in its entire segment. All models, includ-
ing the newly introduced 1.2 Cabriolet, come
standard with seven airbags (two at the front,
Fact Jeke
two curtain-bags, two sidebags and one to
protect the knees) unheard of for this vehicle
class. The Fiat 500 also adopts sophisticated
technical solutions to guarantee that the driv-
er is in complete control of the car at all times
including ABS complete with EBD (Electronic
Brake Distribution).
Despite its attainable status, it is well-
equipped with a host of comfort and conveni-
ence features. Power steering, remote central
locking, power windows, airconditioning,
daytime running lights and Follow me home
headlights are just some of the standard fea-
tures on offer. It also boasts a radio/CD with
MP3 player and Fiats acclaimed Blue&Me
handsfree system, which features Bluetooth
technology, voice recognition, steering-wheel
mounted controls and a digital audio file play-
er with USB port.
And it doesnt end there. With stylish 15
inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door han-
dles, body colour mirrors with electronic ad-
justment, defrosting function and exterior
temperature sensors the 500c 1.2 looks the
part too. Another standout feature of the Cab-
riolet is its exceptional climate and acoustic
comfort. Thorough aerodynamic research
open-air turbulence has been reduced to a
minimum, allowing full enjoyment of the
fresh air and the company of fellow passen-
gers. Even rear passengers have received spe-
cial attention, as proven by an air-flow speed
of 7 m/s with the roof open. In addition, when
the soft top is down, the spoiler is arranged
so that the third brake light can always be
seen. The double-layered roof fabric ensures
the best possible insulation from the outside
and, along with the internal coverings of
the pillars, completes a superb finish for the
mechanisms controlling the opening and clos-
ing of the roof. The automatic electric soft
top can be controlled either by buttons near to
the interior ceiling light or from a remote con-
trol. In addition, the soft top can be operated
throughout its horizontal travel (as far as the
spoiler) at any speed. Vertical movement can
be engaged at any speed under 60 km/h.
The soft top is also easy to use: to open it,
just press the button for at least half a second
to trigger the movement that then continues
automatically up to the spoiler (a midway
point can of course be chosen by pressing
the button again). Press the button again for
at least half a second to fully open the roof.
When using the remote control, the roof can
be opened only as far as the spoiler. The same
processes will close it; for safety reasons, the
roof stops at around 25 cm from complete clo-
sure (just press the button again to complete
the movement).
When the boot is open, the soft top can
only be closed (the opening function is de-ac-
tivated). However, if the roof is fully open and
the boot needs to be opened, when the boot is
opened the soft top automatically moves to a
midway point to avoid obstructing loading op-
In addition as per the other models in the
Fiat 500 range, there are a number of options
available to customise the 500c 1.2 into the
model that reflects your personality. For girls
out there you can make this the perfect fash-
ion accessory.
Enhancing the ownership prospect, the
Fiat 500 1.2 Cabriolet, as with other premium
products in the Fiat stable, has 30 000 km ser-
vice intervals and enjoys full after-sales sup-
port from Zimoco. Its a super cute three-door
hatch, perfectly suited to city traffic and the
tight confines of urban living, itching to be
Additional source: Quickpic
loaded Fiat 500 Cabriolet
October 12 to 18 2014 8 THE STANDARD STYLE / MAN / WHEELS
The Fiat 500 is hard to picture on African
roads, (with its miniature frame on our usu-
ally not up to scratch roads) but is an entirely
different funkified experience. There is actu-
ally a hint of sporty flair, in its small compact
frame. Point is, its a spunky vehicle and will
sure turn heads as you cruise on the streets
of Harare.
Fiats retro-inspired 500 have raised the
stakes with the introduction of the countrys
most affordable cabriolet. The Fiat 500c 1.2
undercuts the competition with a price tag of
under US$30 000. Despite its affordability it
remains surprisingly practical, reassuringly
safe and alluringly exclusive. Powered by a 1.2
Euro 4-compliant motor, it develops 51 kW at
5 500rpm and produces 102 Nm of torque at 3
Fiat has emerged as a leader in green
manufacturing and the Fiat 500c 1.2 further
re-affirms that position with its lowly CO2
emissions. Producing just 119g/km it attracts
no Environmental Levy Taxes while its frugal
fuel consumption makes it the perfect choice
for zipping about town. Navigating through
city traffic is a synch for the little runabout
with an average fuel consumption of just
6.4l/100km. On the open road the figures drop
even further with an average fuel consump-
tion of only 4.3l/100km. So about 17 litres will
Fact Jeke
get you from Harare to Bulawayo at ease.
Designed to respect the most stringent
standards, the Fiat 500c is one of the safest
cars in its entire segment. All models, includ-
ing the newly introduced 1.2 Cabriolet, come
standard with seven airbags (two at the front,
two curtain-bags, two sidebags and one to
protect the knees) unheard of for this vehicle
class. The Fiat 500 also adopts sophisticated
technical solutions to guarantee that the driv-
er is in complete control of the car at all times
including ABS complete with EBD (Electronic
Brake Distribution).
Despite its attainable status, it is well-
equipped with a host of comfort and conveni-
ence features. Power steering, remote central
locking, power windows, airconditioning,
daytime running lights and Follow me home
headlights are just some of the standard fea-
tures on offer. It also boasts a radio/CD with
MP3 player and Fiats acclaimed Blue&Me
handsfree system, which features Bluetooth
technology, voice recognition, steering-wheel
mounted controls and a digital audio file play-
er with USB port.
And it doesnt end there. With stylish 15
inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door han-
dles, body colour mirrors with electronic ad-
justment, defrosting function and exterior
temperature sensors the 500c 1.2 looks the
part too. Another standout feature of the Cab-
riolet is its exceptional climate and acoustic
comfort. Thorough aerodynamic research
open-air turbulence has been reduced to a
minimum, allowing full enjoyment of the
fresh air and the company of fellow passen-
gers. Even rear passengers have received spe-
cial attention, as proven by an air-flow speed
of 7 m/s with the roof open. In addition, when
the soft top is down, the spoiler is arranged
so that the third brake light can always be
seen. The double-layered roof fabric ensures
the best possible insulation from the outside
and, along with the internal coverings of
the pillars, completes a superb finish for the
mechanisms controlling the opening and clos-
ing of the roof. The automatic electric soft
top can be controlled either by buttons near to
the interior ceiling light or from a remote con-
trol. In addition, the soft top can be operated
throughout its horizontal travel (as far as the
spoiler) at any speed. Vertical movement can
be engaged at any speed under 60 km/h.
The soft top is also easy to use: to open it,
just press the button for at least half a second
to trigger the movement that then continues
automatically up to the spoiler (a midway
point can of course be chosen by pressing
the button again). Press the button again for
at least half a second to fully open the roof.
When using the remote control, the roof can
be opened only as far as the spoiler. The same
processes will close it; for safety reasons, the
roof stops at around 25 cm from complete clo-
sure (just press the button again to complete
the movement).
When the boot is open, the soft top can
only be closed (the opening function is de-ac-
tivated). However, if the roof is fully open and
the boot needs to be opened, when the boot is
opened the soft top automatically moves to a
midway point to avoid obstructing loading op-
In addition as per the other models in the
Fiat 500 range, there are a number of options
available to customise the 500c 1.2 into the
model that reflects your personality. For girls
out there you can make this the perfect fash-
ion accessory.
Enhancing the ownership prospect, the
Fiat 500 1.2 Cabriolet, as with other premium
products in the Fiat stable, has 30 000 km ser-
vice intervals and enjoys full after-sales sup-
port from Zimoco. Its a super cute three-door
hatch, perfectly suited to city traffic and the
tight confines of urban living, itching to be
Additional source: Quickpic
Adventure loaded Fiat 500 Cabriolet
Powertel, Zimbabwes Licensed Internet Ac-
cess telecommunications operator recently
consolidated their position in bringing value
for money services within the telecommuni-
cations sector and remains the most afford-
able at 2cents per mb. The recently improved
high speed broadband packages has seen an
exciting experience in their mobile internet
For a long time Powertel had their custom-
ers on an unlimited service paying a fixed fee
of $35 per month. The recent network optimi-
zation, state of the art billing system, custom-
er profiling and the desire to see unmatched
customer satisfaction has seen the internet ac-
cess giant introducing the usage based service
for their mobile broadband. Most interesting
is the fact that the services still remains the
most affordable at 2cents compared to any
operating telecommunications in Zimbabwe
where they are charging between 6cents to
10cents per mb.
The structure of the service will see cus-
tomers enjoying huge discounts with the
more data they purchase. Our visit to Pow-
ertel offices and outlets saw the team inter-
viewing the customers with regards to the
new service. There was positive response as
most customers seemed excited with service
improvement and moreso the affordability of
the service compared to all other operators.
Thomas Mutsamwiwa has this to say I
was enjoying huge downloads with Power-
tel, enjoying many videos and I thought the
introduction of new packages will bring this
to an end. Surprisingly, I am enjoying even
better speeds and I have learnt that they still
remains the most affordable in the market
Another customer who refused to be
named expressed excitement with the intro-
duction of huge discounts on data. As you
purchase more data, customers are able to en-
joy the lowest prices per meg to as little as less
than 1cent. The introduction of prepaid usage
based service by Powertel is a welcome move
in service management especially with the in-
crease in demand for content which requires
uninterrupted service.
When contacted for comment PowerTel
Commercial Director Mr Willard Nyagwande
highlighted the companys desire to retain
customers through affordable services and
quality of service. Our main business thrust
is to be with our customers to the future and
this is achieved through uncompromised ser-
vices and innovation. As you can see, there
has never been a network that discounts you
for purchasing more data but look Powertel is
doing it said Mr Nyagwande.
Powertel is a wholly owned subsidiary of
ZESA Holdings licensed with Class A Inter-
net Access Provider. It has made huge invest-
ments in Fibre network and the widest cover-
age mobile broadband.
- Technomag.
Powertel defends their position as the
most value for money network.
PowerTel Commercial Director Mr Willard Nyagwande
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October 12 to 18 2014 10 THE STANDARD STYLE / HOME & GARDEN / TRENDS
Noma Ndlovu
In any home there will always be a focal area
in which we display our ornaments, certifi-
cates or show off our prized dcor objects. In
some places there are little pockets of areas
where dcor items like vases, wall hangings
and statues are strategically placed to create
a show-stopping effect. As long as you create
a balance between your space and objects to
create harmony, you might just be cluttering
your home.
The key thing is to think of your focal
space in terms of zones and functionality.
That way it need not be a nightmare. You can
create a focal point or mini focal areas in your
home to make it interesting, break the formal-
ity and keep it clean, elegant, uncluttered and
classy. Here are some ways to do it.
Keep your wall colour neutral or in shades of
white to allow natural light to bounce off and
give you added light. Use dark wood frames
or seamless frames for your photographs. If
you have a lot of family photographs that you
want to hang on a wall, create a wall of fame
by hanging them in a symmetrical manner ei-
ther in the hall way or on an inter-leading wall
or stair case. Add a pop of colour by hanging
colourful artworks. Alternatively if you have
bold taste paint one wall a different colour
Mirrors are your homes best friend. They are
both functional and decorative. Size and shape
matters when it comes to mirrors. The shape
of a mirror instantly periods your dcor.
Square mirrors denote modernism; Round
mirrors say contemporary and oval mirrors
are traditionalist. A beautifully crafted mir-
ror frame elevates an ordinary mirror to a de-
sirable work of art. Use mirrors to create an
illusion of space and jazz up your room.
Choose a fabulous pendant light with crystal
and chrome finishing for an added glamour or
a free standing lamp with a distinctively bold
lampshade. In a neutral room you can use two
or three smaller coloured pendant lights or ul-
timately go for a chandelier.
Upholster an old sofa or arm
This is a good way to update your seating with-
out breaking the bank. Use strong chic cotton
based upholstery strength fabric and contrast
piping. Finish of with plump cushions one
per one seater is enough. On a larger sofa or
on a bed always group your cushions in twos
for symmetry and balance in the room to mini-
mize awkwardness and colour noise. Careful
not to mix prints as this may look like clutter.
If your upholstery is in prints use plain cush-
ions and vice versa. Select cushion inners that
have a microfiber filling as they hold their
shape and last longer.
Get a rug
Shaggy rugs are the rage if you are looking for
a cheaper alternative to soft plush statement
rugs. Rugs should make a statement without
you having to say a word. They transform the
overall look, feel and take of a room. Ensure
that the rugs, whether bold colour or neutral,
flow with your colour scheme and pick up nu-
ances from your upholstery, curtains, cush-
ions and dcor items. It should fit snugly in
the room, not too small not too big.
Change your curtains
Just as you are always on point everyday fash-
ion wise with your clothes, the same should be
for your windows. Allow at least 15cm from the
top of your window as distance from which to
fix your curtain rods or pelmet. This elon-
gates the room creating an illusion of space.
Soft flowing drapery lightens up a room. For
added luxurious look let your curtains skim
or gather just a bit on the flow.
Create a sitting area
If you have an area where you are not too sure
what to do with it, create a sitting area if it is
functionally possible to do so. This breaks the
monotony of the area and brings warmth and
excitement, making it a unique focal area.
Change your cookware
Spoil yourself and cook in exciting cookware.
Colourful cookware and dinnerware improve
your mood and ultimately your attitude to-
wards cooking and your food choices. Go out-
side your comfort zone and colour your world.
I love these tips as they are easier to update
and are non-permanent. They are great for
styling a property which you are trying to sell
or rent out. If you are renting property even
better, you can stake your style without mak-
ing permanent changes to some elses prop-
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Neutral colours contrasted with dark trims always make a bold style
Light drapes soften up a room.
Upholster your old chair and jazz it up with luxe fabric.
Focal Signature Points in your Home
A Rug should
connect to
everything in
your room
Colourful seating against neutral walls always a winning combination


October 12 to 18 2014
Chocolate, Coffee & Cream
Treat your home this season by giving it a cosy warm winter interior. Don't be afraid to use your
imagination and make each roomreflect your personality and preferences . But keep it practical. This
week our colour scheme is inspired by our delectable winter indulgences - chocolate, coffee and
The finish you choose for your walls is probably one of the biggest decisions you have to make when
you're designing as they are the biggest most prominent feature in the room. Creamy hot chocolate
is a great feature wall colour for making a statement in a living room. You can set off your living room
furniture against this decadent colour making themstand out. If your lounge suite is brown don't panic.
Accessories are your lifeline. Keep things simple and bring interest to the space with highlights of
colour through your accessories and art. Rich, tactile textures, such as leather, sheepskin, suede and
velvet, can be used to build up layers of warmth and character.
Remember, the idea is to use the colours mixed and not matched. For a less dramatic but equally
same effect , choose a wall to make a focal point in your living room. Go ahead and rescue those old
family photos and get themup the wall so you can enjoy them. Visit a professional frame shop to help
select out the right frame for each piece. Once framed group themtogether for impact on your wall. A
great tip is to keep these prints black and white. When you photograph people in colour, you
photograph their outfits. But black and white captures the essence of a natural setting and goes past
the exterior to photograph the soul.
Theres nothing quite like snuggling up to a warmcup of coffee with a spew of sweet creamto cozy
up those cold days. Bring this same indulgence into the way you accessorize your space. Filled,
empty, individual or grouped, vases offer the perfect finishing touch for any room. Add mellowmood
to your dining roomby choosing your favourite glass vase, set a collection of creamcandles into it
and fill the base with coffee beans. Then select other items in a similar colour fromtable runners to
flowers. Dont be afraid to go for texture in fabrics. But avoid lots of pattern , as these tend to always
distract fromthe simplicityof the look.
Winter is all around you, so don't neglect your bedroomas well. Use banding on cushions, pull out the
throws, add a fluffy bean bag for a wintry, cosy feel.
Enjoy snuggling into your home this week!
nnovations in small space living have never
been as in demand as they are now. Bed-
rooms rarely come equipped with adequate
storage. And without a home for all your
items, its too easy for your clothes, shoes,
bags, jewellery, books and photos to become
clutter. But, with a few clever and attractive
storage solutions you can turn chaos into
order and ultimately creating your sleeping
space to become a place in which you can truly
relax and unwind.
There are several different approaches in
creating an ingenious space saving bedroom
for a home of modest proportions. The most
straight-forward designs involve clever posi-
tioning of the bed, and using the most of your
wall and floor space.
Furniture-wise, for a shared bedroom, es-
pecially children, bunk beds make full use a
rooms vertical space, and make better use of
the floor space than a set of twin beds. If the
bunk bed is not meant for sharing, the bottom
deck can be transformed into a study area or
storage space [1].
If your bedroom has no cupboards space,
select slender wardrobes to flank the bed for
that built-in look [2]. You may prefer a multi-
purpose wardrobe that can will provide a com-
bo of hanging space and a chest of drawers.
For your dresser area, consider your dresser
stool having a footstool that opens up for stor-
ing other trinkets you use daily.
Under-bed storage is a no-brainer in a space
limited bedroom, but you dont have to set-
tle for plastic containers that slide in among
the dust bunnies. Consider a bed with built-
in storage compartments [3]. This is a great
smart solution to free your wall space up, hid-
ing away any clutter and creates a neat appeal
to your bedroom.
Apart from the above, why not re-claim
the unused space above your headboard? By
using a bracketed shelf instead of a night-
stand you will save more on your floor space,
thus creating a sense of airiness in your bed-
room. The shelf mounted above the bed adds
extra storage for items such as books or col-
lectibles. A tip to keep though: if youre a fan
of reading in bed, make sure that the shelf is
mounted above the height of your head when
youre sitting up [4].
It may be unfamiliar to our Zimbabwean
culture, but a trendy and great space saving
concept is hiding the bed itself. We can explore
hiding beds under the floor, up on the ceiling,
and even on walls! But more suitable to the
lifestyle and architecture of most of our flats
and homes will be having a bed that has a dual
function of a sofa and a bed. In short, a sofa
bed [5].
Weve summarised ideas for you if your bed-
room needs to opened up and feel less clut-
tered. Consider these space saving ideas to
create that extra space needed.
1. Raised bed to utilize the space
underneath (bunk bed set up)
2. Pull-out bed and storage drawers
3. Overhead shelving
4. Modular furniture that converts to a
living and working space
So remember that any bedroom if designed
smartly can serve as a space where you can
sleep, work, sit and store things.
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Bedrooms. [O].
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October 12 to 18 2014
he visual path from the street to your
porch and home make an impression
- good or bad. Use your front yard and
porch to make a statement, help sell your
home, or most importantly, because you enjoy
them yourself !
A Few Quick Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
Use the landscaping to complement or mirror
your homes architecture as much as possible.
This can extend from having everything sym-
metrical to the asymmetrical depending on
the style of your home.
Front yard landscaping should emphasize
your driveway and sidewalks leading to the
porch. They are located to give your family
and your guests a direct view of the proper-
ty. Walkways lead your guests directly to the
front porch and front door.
Maximize this area and the view from this
vantage point with landscaping that is pleas-
ing to the eye (and fragrant too)!
Add focal points along the way. No matter the
distance to your porch, you can almost always
add a focal point be it a sculpture, fountain,
flag, etc. These also add a vertical dimension
to your landscaping which helps blend plants
Front porch ideas
and home together.
A theme garden works great also. Be creative.
It could be a chosen color garden - all white,
red, etc., or plants with similar names.
A rule of thumb is to ensure all of the plants
you choose share the same soil, light, and wa-
ter requirements.
Large expansions can be separated into differ-
ent areas for different purposes. Use privacy
landscaping complete with patio and seating
to create a quite respite for reading or relax-
An flowering arbor can give the illusion of
entering into a different space. Fountains not
only provide a focal point but also add the ele-
ment of sound.
We often forget the yard itself. A yard that is
lush and full requires maintenance. Too much
work and cost involved?
Landscape it so that you have a minimum of
work with flower beds and other landscaping.
This allows you to more easily maintain the
remaining part of your yard to be the envy of
(1,2) Bojangles
(3) Lebbie
(4) Cooking with Rumbie
In this issue
of Food & Drink
2 3 4
October 12 to 18 2014

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Oct 12 (today) Last day Zimbabwe October 5s bowls tournament City Bowling Club, Harare
Gardens. Food, drink, rafes, entertainment.
Lunchtme concert by Phoenix and Harare Male Voice Choir, Chapman Golf Club.
Last day Zimbabwe Trout Fishing championships Nyanga. To compete: mmat stay at Rhodes Nyanga Hotel.
Lunch: Alo, Alo, Arundel; Amanzi, Highlands (new) Theos, 167, Enterprise Road;
Adriennes, Belgravia; Da Eros, Fishmonger and Great Wall, East Road; Sitar,
Newlands; Palms, Bronte Hotel; Willow Bean Cafe, Rolf Valley, English roast/pud
ding US$15. (BYOB, no corkage.) Paulas Place; Wild Geese, Teviotdale bufet/live
music; Italian Club, Strathaven, Mukuvisi Woodlands Cofee Shop; Centurion Pub
& Grill, Harare Sports Club; Hellenics, Eastlea
Oct 13 Open Restaurateurs Lunch (KWV wine tastng) Adriennes Restaurant, Belgravia.
Keep ft, Zumba Dancing, City Bowling Club, Harare Gardens. And every working
night except Fridays. 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Oct 14 7pm Line dancing City Bowling Club
Oct 14-18th Festval of India special menu Meikles Hotel
Oct 15 Farmers market, Maasdorp Avenue, Belgravia (next to Botom Drawer)
Curry night special, Adriennes Belgravia. All you can eat for US$12 (beef or
chicken) supplement for lamb
Fun pub quiz Amanzi, Highlands.
Oct 15-25 Les Miserables, the Concert REPS Theatre
Oct 16 (and every Thursday) Tapas night and music by Evicted, Amanzi Restaurant
(and every other Thursday) fun pub quiz blue@2 Private Wine Bar, 2, Aberdeen
Rd, Avondale. Booking essental, Tel 0772 856 371
Oct 18 Royal Society of St George, Batle of Trafalgar Dinner Chapman GC 6:30 for 7.
Formal. Tickets US$25. Contact Helen at
Oct 19 Reps fun pub quiz Main bar 11:15am sharp
Oct 21 7pm Fun pub quiz Theos, 167, Enterprise Road
Oct 22-25 53rd annual Kariba Invitaton Tiger Fishing Tournament, Charara Eastern Basin
Oct 26 Art Exhibiton and sale, Wingate Park GC 9am-3pm
Oct 29-30-31. Hospitality Associaton of Zimbabwe annual congress Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
and events at many other venues.
Oct 29-Nov 8. Zol/EatOut Zimbabwe Restaurant Week. Enjoy bargain 2 and 3 course meals at
top eateries in Harare and Bulawayo
Oct 31 Fun pub quiz Borrowdale Country Club. Queston master Tony Havercrof.
Halloween, look for special events at many venues.
Nov 1 car boot sale, Borrowdale Country Club
Nov 7-8 Borrowdale Country Club The BCC World News (revue)
Dec 29-31 Jameson Victoria Falls Festval. Book now!
Dusty Miller
ESTATE agents reckon the three
magic words in their calling are:
When writing about restaurants,
this reviewer favours: Manage-
What else can explain the three
previous eateries which occupied
the site from which Bojangles now
operates eventually failing totally
miserably, but the new bistro-bar
operation certainly appearing to be
almost a licence to print loot?
Danny Marini, his wife, Voula,
and all their cooks, chefs, waiters
and bottle-washers moved, in April,
lock, stock and ice-bucket from their
former highly-successful Leon-
ardos Restaurant in the ultra-high
rent Borrowdale Village, to the con-
siderably less expensive Newlands.
They moved into premises
which most recently were the ini-
tially promising but latterly lamen-
table Butlers. Prior to that it was
Trax and before that News Caf, but
there was about a three-year inter-
regnum between Track Armour
getting the order of the boot from
landlords Innscor and Butlers and
The Lounge (an upstairs operation:
still vacant) starting trading.
Danny is often described as the
consummate restaurateur, moving
heaven and earth to make sure his
devoted customers always get the
service, quality, quantity and value
they have grown used to.
Danny is locally born of Italian-
German parents; Voula was also
born in this country and is of Greek
descent. Most of their recipes have
origins in the Mediterranean re-
Bojangles is more of a laid-back
bar and a bistro than the fairly up-
market Leonardos Mediterranean
Restaurant was, but still has much
atmosphere and class.
Danny offers his wonderful value-
for-money two course set menus
with choices at US$10 and, presum-
ably as a result of that, AppleGees,
next door, immediately slashed
their own US$10 two-courses to
US$8. Great, thats what capitalism
and competitions all about and the
punter wins!
The options on the Tenner Spe-
cials change fairly frequently but,
last Tuesday; choices were soup-
of-the-day, piri-piri chicken livers,
or saganaki: crumbed-feta cheese
deep-fried and served with chili
jam, mini vol-au-vents filled with
cream of mushroom and cream of
chicken sauce.
Soup-of-the-day was supposed
to have been home-made cream of
tomato but Danny told me they had
a drop of his trademark minestrone
left and I thoroughly enjoyed its
vegetarian goodness, full of rich fla-
vour, generously topped with grated
Parmesan cheese and accompanied
by Melba toast and butter.
For mains, I went a la carte.
Main course salads are US$6 (Greek)
to US$10 (blue cheese and bacon),
but I had a US$3 side salad, rich in
juicy dinky cherry tomatoes, strips
of colourful peppers and mixed
leaves to go with a wonderful fettuc-
cini marinara. The huger portion of
al dente fresh home-made pasta was
packed full of mussels, big prawns,
calamari, line fish all in a grand to-
mato sauce and was great value at
just US$15.
Steak specialities are a toasted
fillet steak ciabatta at US$10 or New
York strip steak (sirloin) with fries
or baked potatoes at US$15, pork
chops are US$13, as is fish (hake)
and chips, prawns US$20 and pastas
All puddings are US$5 each and
I enjoyed a creamy, decadently rich,
custardy crme brulee with classi-
cal caramelised sugar top.
Bojangles is the sort of place you
could just call in for a cup of excel-
lent coffee (there are 66 variations
on the menu, costing between US$2
and US$6 a pop), tea or a proper
drink: excellent wine list, some
great sounding cocktails, mainly
featuring Grey Goose vodka, Bac-
ardi white rum or Bombay Sap-
phire gin at reasonable prices. Lo-
cal beers are US$2 each or US$10 a
bucket of six and imported labels
from US$3.
My friendly waiter asked if I
wanted a coffee and, deep into a pa-
perback novel, I grunted something
about filter coffee. He was obvi-
ously disappointed I hadnt checked
out the list of 66 Illy coffees on offer.
And being a fully paid up member
of the awkward squad, I asked for a
hot drinking chocolate which went
down well with the sweet course!
Earlier I had sipped two glasses
of the house white wine which (I
think) was a Steenberg Sauvignon-
Currently Danny and Voula run
Bojangles Monday-to-Saturdays 12
noon until 11pm, with last food or-
ders at 9:30pm. Fully licensed, great
bar, nice background music. Safe
guarded parking.
It is still very much under construc-
See previous reviews of this
outlet, its predecessors; related sto-
ries and additional photographs on
my new personal blog/website: dai-
Bojangles, Newlands Shopping Cen-
tre (eastern side). Tel 0772 247 990.
Danny and Voula Marini ofer mainly Mediter-
ranean-style cooking in a relaxed bistro-bar
With blinds to foil penetrating sun, wind, rainor whatever Bojangles thrives at Newlands. The former club-like
operation The Lounge, on the frst foor, is still empty but entry and exit is via fairly scary fre-escape style staircase.
It never did well under its original management.
Minestrone soup is a popular speciality; Danny is
half Italian.
Half a piri-piri chicken, seen here with safron rice
and salad, is usually available on the main course
$10 special menu
Piri-piri chicken livers
Pasta marinara: fettuccini with seafood including prawns,
mussels, calamari and line-fsh. All pictures by Dusty Miller
October 12 to 18 2014 THE STANDARD STYLE / FOOD & DRINK / WINE 15
The new wine on the block -
Danai Food and WINE
Wine is similar to music in that
its a purely experiential realm,
and its a purely subjective
practice. Thats sort of the fun-
ny thing about wine criticism
or, for that matter, music criti-
cism. At times, those are use-
ful guides, but ultimately its
all about how you react to that
music or wine Mike D
heres no better place to be
than a wine launch on a warm
summer evening. Its not only
a time to get a sneak preview
of these wines before theyre made
available to everyone else, but also
an opportunity to taste some or all
of these wines. The beauty of tast-
ing a wine without having to actu-
ally buy it, is that, you are able to
discern those wines that you would
love to buy, from those that you
wouldnt. The end result is, youll
have acquainted yourself with new
wines and when next you walk into
a liquor store, its easier for you
to head straight for the wine that
youve fallen in love with.
My good company and I head-
ed for the much talked about, The
Venue. I can understand why it per-
fectly suited this wine launch. Ros,
Chardonnay, red wine and red grape
juice, were awaiting guests for that
wine welcome. A Ros made for an
easy choice, as I needed something
refreshing, yet light to cool down
this warm evening. Wine chatter
and pleasantries filled the air. The
wine was flowing, the snacks were
complementing, a premonition of
what lay ahead for this magnificent-
ly put together evening.
Recently established, Danai
Food and Wine Distributors, led
by co-founder Albert Nhau and his
team, import and distribute a vari-
ety of wines, olive oils and olives.
The launch of the evening included
the following wine farms:-
Bottega Family, which
includes Heritage Series, Idiom
wines of character and
Anura Wines
Vrede En Lust
Cape Classics Jam Jar
A wine launch is like a bubble
bath of any wine imaginable, the
more you soak yourself, the more
pleasant the wine becomes.
All guests were treated to a com-
plementary wine-tasting tumbler
and booklet on wines with a sen-
tence or two, to tease the palate, Im
sure. Am still trying to figure out
whether its stemmed glassware or
tumblers that bring out a sophisti-
cated look. Even though tumblers
seem to be getting quite popular
since their launch in the early 2000s,
stemmed glasses seem to be the ones
that steal the show. For tastings, in
my opinion, stemmed glassware is
easy to walk around with, easy to
handle, and the feat of tasting es-
pecially the swirling is made easier
by the grasp of the stem. Candidly,
diverting my thoughts to wine and
with my tumbler in hand, it was
time to taste.
Daring to taste these wines dif-
ferently, the Bottega Family got my
attention first, with their Idiom
wines of character range. My sole
aim on this particular evening was
to taste with borrowed palates.
My interesting mix of wine friends,
have different palates, which I like
to think, that, over the years, I have
mastered. So, it was a launch of
new wines for me to shop for each
and every one of my friends. They
were indeed wines of character. A
complex and rich Sangiovese 2010,
and a well integrated, intrigue full
Bordeaux Blend (Idioms flagship)
in all respects, smoothly stood out.
I singled out a Super Bianco 2009
from the Heritage Series, an elegant
easy drinking blend of Italian reds.
A Whalehaven Merlot, with its firm
yet delightful palate and the fruit
driven Whalehaven Chardonnay,
full of aromas that shouted drink
me, was added to my list as I took a
moment to think of my dear friends
yet again.
Anura wines pleasantly pre-
sented themselves to me with a
Sauvignon Blanc 2014 to give me
the young zesty and fresh acid that
always appeals to me on a warm
day. The Anura Ros had to comple-
ment this beautiful collection for my
friends for that palate thats playful.
With De Morgenzon, it had to be the
rich peppery Syrah with a seduc-
tive touch to the palate that lured
me into its wine web and a lightly
wooded Chardonnay followed suit,
for that light palate yet discerning
taster. Thankfully, I had the right
friend in mind.
LAvenir Single Block Chenin
put me in a state of wine shock.
Lebbie Musavaya
Tropical flavours, full of gentleness
stroked my palate. The Saronsburg
Shiraz Ros and Full circle were
worth adding to the collection for
that surprise. The Vrede En Lust
topped the evening with the award
winning Boet Erasmus and an Arti-
san Range Riesling full of citrus and
delicious notes of honey. A second
thought sent me picking another
ros, a deliciously fresh and fruity
Vrede en lust, Jess. The Cape Clas-
sics Jam Jar wines, a sweet white
and sweet Shiraz made the perfect
wine finale to my friendship col-
It was a splendid evening, filled
with new experiences of wine and
more wine. Take your palate on a
journey of discovery, to of course,
wine places. To that end wine lov-
ers, when you take that next sip of
a new wine, just remember, There
can never be any substitute for your
own palate nor any better education
than tasting the wine yourself.
Robert Parker
Danais wine selection can be
found in OK Mart and selected Bon
March supermarkets.
October 12 to 18 2014
Traditional road-runner chicken stew
Cooking with Rumbie
This here dish is typically
enjoyed with steaming hot
sadza or rice but the real deal
is sadza nemuriwo (pap and
leafy green veggies).
Gently simmering the chicken
on medium-low heat has
been known to be the healthi-
est way to extract benefcial
nutrients from the bones into
your stew and meat!
Traditional road-runner
chicken stew
Servings: 10-12
Cooking Time: 1 hr 45 min
The free range chicken (huku yepamusha)
which is commonly known as road-runner
is a popular favourite among Zimbabweans.
Back in the days, this would be slaughtered
on special occasions such as Christmas or
celebrations. It was nicely fried and stewed to
the enjoyment of friends and family.
Though its tougher than your usual broiler
(high-breed) chicken, its a preferred choice
as it does not have any chemicals injected
into it and so forth which has become a ram-
pant problem now with chickens. Also, one of
the trademarks of a road-runner chicken is
its bones which are slightly tougher than the
high-breed chickens. That aside, I prepared
this for supper for my family and my girls just
loved it, especially my 5-year-old daughter.
2 kg free range chicken (road
960 ml cold water
1 medium onion
3 medium tomatoes
4 whole cloves garlic
2 tbsp tomato soup powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp paprika
Quick Instructions
1. Get your ingredients together and chop
your onions and tomatoes.
2. Cut your chicken, put it in the pot. Add
water (400 ml) and salt.
3. Close pot and bring to the boil until the
water is finished (about 50 minutes,
depending on how hot your stove is).
4. Add whole garlic cloves and paprika. Fry
the chicken until it is browned (about 15
minutes). Add more water (500 ml).
5. Close pot once again and reduce heat.
Let the chicken simmer gently until
tender, cooked through and the water is
finished (about 25 minutes).
6. Fry the chicken for about a minute. Add
the onions and tomatoes all at once and
7. Close the pot again to give the tomatoes
and onions time to cook (about 5
minutes). Mix tomato soup powder with
water (60 ml) to make a smooth paste.
Pour this into the pot together with 2
tablespoons of tomato sauce. Stir and
let this simmer for another 5-10
8. Your road-runner chicken stew is ready!
It has been said that an event without a cake is
just a meeting! My column here will be focus-
ing on baking, offering you recipes to make an
occasion that extra special! We will start off
with the Madeira cake, a versatile cake which
can be served warm or cold with custard or ice
cream or simply on its own.

Moist Madeira Cake:
by Cakes By Tamanda
125g margarine
250ml castor sugar
2 eggs
Grated rind of a lemon
5ml vanilla essence
500g cake four
10g baking powder
250ml milk
Cream together margarine and sugar until
pale and fluffy. (As a guide I always keep the
margarine wrapper near me so I can compare
the shade of the creamed mixture to the shade
of the margarine in its original form.) Beat in
the eggs, rind and vanilla essence lightly. Sift
the flour and baking powder together and fold
into the creamed mixture alternatively with
the milk. (Another tip: divide your flour into 3
batches - this way you will be able to combine
the ingredients quicker to avoid over beat-
ing.) Pour into a well-greased 23cm loaf tin
at 150 degrees Celsius for at least 1 hour. (If
you find after an hour that your cake requires
more time, reduce your temperature to 1300C
and check on progress every 20 minutes until
Madeira is great as it keeps well and can be
flavoured in many ways, add cherries and
raisins for a fruity take or orange peel and es-
sence for a nice citrus flavour.
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Baking with Tamanda
Moist Madeira Cake
October 12 to 18 2014
October 12 to 18 2014
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~George Santayana,
The Life of Reason
October 12 to 18 2014
Nyasha Dhliwayo
re entrepreneurs born
or made? With the ap-
propriate education,
can the average Joe
Bloggs be groomed into a
savvy business person?
Engineer Selby Nera, the
Campus Director and over-
seer of an Entrepreneurship
programme at Speciss Tech-
nical Campus, firmly believes
businesspeople must receive
formal training.
He says that the information
age makes it necessary for
any aspiring entrepreneur to
gain sound knowledge about
how a profit-making business
Some entrepreneurs are
naturally talented, but the
present cut-throat trading
environment makes it neces-
sary to get educated so that
you can outmanoeuvre your
competition, he says.
Engineer Nera says that en-
trepreneurs who place them-
selves in a formal education
system also stand to benefit
from accessing research data
and analysis that they can
employ to avoid costly mis-
Rather than using trial and
error, an education allows
you as an entrepreneur to
adopt business operating
methods that have been tried
and tested, he says.
He argues that detailed infor-
mation such as that found in
Marketing and Sales syllabi
will also help businesspeople
to benchmark themselves
against leading businesses
within their respective indus-
Mafelile Saidi, the Director
of Royal Business Consult
Trust, the implementing
agency of the International
Labour Organisations Zim-
babwean Enterprise Devel-
opment Programme, takes a
somewhat different view.
Entrepreneurs are born
but their skills must be nur-
tured, she says.
Mafelile says that an edu-
cation refines an entrepre-
neurs existing abilities.
She says that the key ingredi-
ent to launching a successful
business is identifying a pas-
sion, ascertaining whether it
is marketable and then devel-
oping a business plan around
You dont need any formal
qualifications to be innova-
tive! she says.
Mafelile says that fledgling
entrepreneurs should invest
in establishing relationships
with coaches or mentors who
can hand-hold them.
I believe in coaching as a
coach can help you navigate
challenges you had not envi-
sioned, she says.
Much like the never-ending
debate about whether the
chicken or the egg came first,
the born entrepreneur ver-
sus the developed entrepre-
neur debate shows no signs
of abating.
Given the evidence, a com-
bination of book smarts and
street smarts might not be
such a bad middle ground as
knowledge can only take ex-
isting abilities higher.
Book smarts or street smarts?
Education and the entrepreneur
Many parents are stressing
over the issue of disciplining
their children, especially the
rebellious teenagers. Many
parents ask whether it is pos-
sible to keep the child under
complete control. How can
parents discipline their chil-
dren in a way that is helpful
to the child? This article sug-
gests ways of disciplining
Lead by example
Children are very impres-
sionable and easily warm up
to the environment around
them. Parents need to create
an environment where rules
are observed: the parents
themselves must carry them-
selves about with decorum
and refinement. Aggressive
parents, it has been proven
by research, breed aggressive
children; parents whose own
discipline is questionable
groom ill-disciplined chil-
dren. Parents should make
sure that they deal positively
with matters pertaining to
discipline and conflict in the
Provide a distraction
Some children misbehave
because there are no fruitful
alternatives to the undesir-
able behaviour that they are
engaging in. Why not offer
the child an opportunity to
do something else tantalis-
ing in place of the act of
misconduct? The alternative
act must be as exciting or en-
ticing as possible so that the
child is not tempted to revert
to the misdemeanour.
Although some thinkers on
discipline argue that giving
rewards for good discipline
can be counter-productive in
some ways, research shows
that rewards do in fact work.
Parents should reward their
children for good behaviour:
it could be through simple
praise or through tangible
presents. It is easy to overlook
your childs positive behav-
iour and let the minor mis-
deed eclipse the good. Parents
can also give their children
points for being good and
these points are, with time,
traded for rewards. An act of
misbehaviour will lead to a
drop in the number of points
Speak directly and
Parents need to speak plainly
against the act of misde-
meanour committed: criticise
the misact and not the child.
As they speak, parents must
look at the child squarely
and unapologetically in the
face (but without a frown).
Do not shout but speak firmly
and fairly. Most importantly,
you must remind your child
of the logical consequences
of their misbehaviour: they
could hurt themselves or oth-
ers or they could be expelled
from school or fall pregnant.
Apply a variety of
There is need to come up
with a variety of corrective
measures -- from the soft to
the escalated for repeat mis-
behaviours. Light offences
must not attract severe pun-
ishment; otherwise the disci-
plinary procedure becomes
ludicrous. However, guard
against creating a different
punishment for each offence.
Various offences can be clas-
sified together.
Whichever disciplinary strat-
egy a parent adopts, the gold-
en rule is to be consistent,
firm and fair. Parents need
to avoid power struggles with
their errant children who, at
this age, strangely, may enjoy
running battles with their
parents. Encourage positive
behaviour, talk positively and
see your childs glass of dis-
cipline as half full not half
Is it possible to discipline todays child?
Edson Chivandikwa
THE STANDARD STYLE / FAMILY / EDUCATION 21 October 12 to 18 2014
Second runner up
hen school closed in December 2013, we travelled to
Mtoko communal lands to visit our grandparents. One
morning we were jerked awake by a loud scream and
a cry for help. Grandpa dashed out of the hut armed
with a knobkerrie. I quickly followed behind.
Outside, we met my twin brother Terence. He was pop-
eyed with fear. A chameleon is on my back! Please help me! He
screamed, as he tore his shirt off and threw it on the ground.
Grandpa and I broke into peals of laughter. Now keep calm
muzukuru! a chameleon is a harmless creature and it will not
harm you. Grandpa said as he filled his pipe with tobacco.
Terence was shaking like a reed caught in a torrent as we
both watched the chameleon leave his shirt and move slowly
away. Sekuru, why cant it move fast like other creatures? I
asked. Grandpa smiled, exposing his toothless tobacco stained
I will tell you why, Tatenda, now sit down both of you,
Grandpa said as he sat on a stool. He inhaled deeply at his
smoking pipe and told us his story.
In ancient times Rwavhi, the great ancestor of the chame-
leons, lived alone in a cave near the kingdom of the ants. King
Svosve ruled the kingdom of the ants and lived in a huge ant
hill. This was his palace. His subjects, the ants, were diligent
and industrious creatures. They spent most of their time in
the forest gathering food. They also collected grass, twigs and
other materials which they used to build a wall around the pal-
ace of the King.
Rwavhi was a skillful hunter and could run faster than any
animal or insect. He had long, athlectic legs which exposed tre-
mendous strength and agility. Whenever he went hunting in
the forest, he always came back with a lot of meat. However,
as time progressed, a severe drought visited the land and food
became scarce. All the rivers, dams and streams dried. Many
animals and insects died. Each time Rwavhi went out into the
forest to hunt he came back empty handed. With the passage
of time, he became very thin and weak because he had nothing
to eat. The ants had a lot of food and hunger was unheard of
in the kingdom. Rwavhi knew that if he did not get some food,
he would soon die of hunger. So one night he sneaked in the
kingdom of the ants and stole some food.
The following morning some of the ants told their king
what had happened. King Svosve called all his subjects togeth-
er and said, Rwavhi stole our food last night. If we do not stop
him, he will come back again and finish all our food and we
shall die of hunger. What should we do to the stop him? some
of the ants suggested that they wage war against Rwavhi. How-
ever, the majority of the ants objected to this. They argued that
Rwavhi was too powerful and would kill all of them. Finally,
one small ant stood reverently before the king and said, Your
highness, the only way to stop Rwavhi is to trap him with poi-
soned food. The poisoned food will kill him as once and he will
never steal our food again. All the ants supported this plan
and they showered the small ant with cheered, praised and ad-
miration for his brilliant plan.
The ants set their trap and retired for the night, Rwavhi
sneaked into the ants kingdom around midnight when all the
ants were fast asleep. He ate all the poisoned food and returned
to his cave. However, he did not die. Instead he vomited all the
food and then fainted. When he regained consciousness the
following morning, he felt very weak and his body ached with
severe pain. He got up and tried to run, but he felt a sudden
tightening of his leg muscles. This cramped his progress and
forced him to move very slowly.
My dear grandchildren, the poison weakened Rwavhi and
left with very little strength and energy. Chameleons move
slowly because of the poisoned food that Rwavhi, their great
ancestors, stole in the kingdom of the ants. Grandpa conclud-
ed as he filled his pipe with more tobacco.
0772 924 796
Usave Saskam,
verenga udzore pfungwa
Rise above,
Take flight &
Move on!
Second runner up
Anele Moyo Grade 6 -7
Twin Rivers Primary School Harare
Age 12
Kingdom of the ants
In my dream I was one of the worker ants in the Kingdom of
the Ants.
Our kingdom was located in a house in Belvedere. Living in
the house was not easy, the humans who were all giants in com-
parison to us, would want to destroy our kingdom and every
single ant. As a worker ant my main duties were to look for
food, protect the queen and the children ants.
One day we were starving and had to travel all the way to
the backyard in search for food. We suddenly realized that the
cock from next door had jumped over the wall. It was red in
colour and was not wasting time in attacking us. With a single
peck it would pick up 2 ants and immediately go for more. We
had to run for dear life. The cock turned its attention to me.
It pecked at me but missed and broke my leg. I was shrieking
with fear and hopping on one leg. The cock was closing in and
I was sure that my life was at an end.
As the cock was about to eat me I was shaken violently and
heard a voice saying that I would be late for school. I woke up
and sat up. Only to realize that it was my mother. I told myself
that I was never going back to the kingdom of the ants. Since
then I am kind to ants.
Irene Mavheko Grade 6 7
Fusi Primary School, Luveve Byo
Kingdom of the ants
October 12 to 18 2014
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If you havent tried it, you have at least no doubt seen
fellow gym goers swivel their hips to Beyonces mu-
sic in group fitness.
Can you get your Zumba groove on with a baby on
board? Of course!
If you were a fan before you conceived, it is likely
that you can continue Zumba when pregnant. How-
ever there are a few things you need to take note of
before you engage:
Do check with your doctor first. For most
mother-to be, exercise is healthy and beneficial,
and doctors recommend continuing pregnancy
workout routines. However, your ob-gyn may
recommend skipping the Zumba routine in
pregnancy in favour of some low-key
alternatives instead.
Do check with your Zumba instructor too. The
teacher should be able to show modifications
to your usual moves, especially those that
involve a lot of bending and twisting; they will
be hard to perform. If the instructor isnt
helpful, patient or encouraging try join another
Do drink plenty of water before, during and
after class, and wear comfortable clothes.
Dont overdo it! If you are failing to sing along
to the music then you are dancing too vigorous
ly. If you are breathing so heavily in Zumba
class that you can hardly harmonise, you are
working too hard and depriving the baby of
oxygen. Slow down.
Do follow impact, especially as your pregnancy
progresses. Keep one foot on the floor at all
times (marching instead of jumping, stepping
instead of leaping). This should be easier on
your newly bulky body. Cutting on arm
movements will also keep your heart rate lower.
Do know the warning signs of overexertion:
uterine contractions, dizziness, chest pain,
shortness of breath, headache, vaginal
bleeding or fluid leakage, and pain or swelling
in tour calf muscle. If you experience any of
these during a Zumba class, stop and call your
health care professional.
Thank you again Zumba addicts see you in another
edition next week! Classes at the Italian Club, first
session is free and we are branching to Ridgeview as
from the 1st of November 2014.
And remember, if you bring a copy of this Standard
Style, you get a week of free sessions!
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Ebola facts
with baby
bola is a viral haemorrhagic
fever (VHF) which belongs to
a group of diseases referred to
as viral haemorrhagic fevers
(VHF). Dengue fever, yellow fever,
Lassa fever, and Marburg fever are
other examples of VHFs. Haemor-
rhagic means these diseases can
involve bleeding, which can be one
of their more alarming symptoms.
The disease spreads from person to
person, or to people from animals or
bats. Symptoms can start within two
days after someones exposed to the
Any person, alive or dead, suffering
or having suffered from a sudden
onset of high fever and having had
contact with a suspected, probable
or confirmed Ebola case in at least
one of the following ways:
has slept in the same household
with a case
has had direct physical contact
with the case (alive or dead)
during the illness
has had direct physical contact
with the (dead) case at the
has touched his/her blood or
body fluids during the illness
has touched his/her clothes or
has been breastfed by the
patient (baby)
OR a dead or sick animal,
OR any person with sudden onset of
high fever and at least three of the
following symptoms:
Anorexia / loss of appetite
Aching muscles or joints
Breathing difficulties
Stomach pain
Difficulty swallowing
Provided that this exposure has tak-
en place less than 21 days before the
identification as a contact by sur-
veillance teams
High risk exposures: A high risk
exposure includes any of the follow-
Percutaneous (e.g., needle stick)
or mucous membrane exposure
to blood or body fluids of EVD
Direct skin contact with or
exposure to blood or body fluids
of an EVD patient without ap
propriate personal protective
equipment (PPE)
Processing blood or body fluids
of a confirmed EVD patient
without appropriate PPE or
standard biosafety precautions
Direct contact with a dead body
without appropriate PPE in a
country where an EVD outbreak
is occurring*
Low** risk exposures: A low risk
exposure includes any of the follow-
Household contact with an EVD
Other close contact with EVD
patients in health care facilities
or community settings.
Having direct brief contact (e.g.,
shaking hands) with an EVD case
while not wearing recommended
personal protective equipment.
Brief interactions, such as
walking by a person or moving
through a hospital, do not
constitute close contact
No known exposure
Having been in a country in which
an EVD outbreak occurred within
the past 21 days and having had no
high or low risk exposures
* As of 22 August, countries with
EVD outbreaks are Guinea, Liberia
and Sierra Leone. There are also
cases of EVD in Lagos and Port Har-
cort, Nigeria.
** For purposes of monitoring and
movement restrictions of persons
with Ebola virus exposure, low risk
is interpreted as some risk.
High risk exposures include any of
the following:
close face-to-face contact (e.g.
within one metre) without
appropriate personal protective
equipment (including eye
protection) with a probable or
confirmed case who was
coughing, vomiting, bleeding, or
who had diarrhoea; or had un
protected sexual contact with a
case up to three months after
direct contact with any material
soiled by bodily fluids from a
probable or confirmed case;
percutaneous injury (e.g. with
needle) or mucosal exposure to
bodily fluids, tissues or labora
tory specimens of a probable or
confirmed case;
participation in funeral rites
with direct exposure to human
remains in or from an affected
area without appropriate
personal protective equipment;
direct contact with bats,
rodents, primates, living or
dead, in or from affected areas,
or bushmeat.
International SOS 2014, www.inter-
October 12 to 18 2014
October 12 to 18 2014
Rosie Mitchell
The end of year madness has already begun
- and the calendar is filling up fast! This has
been a tough year for most, and stress levels
are high. The economy is far from buoyant
and many businesses are struggling along in
survival mode. If youre battling stress or
depression or both as a result, think about
getting involved in some of the great outdoor
activities on offer. Our climate is amongst the
best in the world, with sunshine and warmth
most of the year, and accordingly we are
thankfully able to spend a great deal of our
time outdoors if we choose to and it can
really pick your spirits up to go and do some-
thing that is both social and energetic.
Mukuvisi Woodlands Run-Walk-Ride
now EVERY Sunday!
The Sunday Run-Walk-Ride in this lovely Na-
ture Reserve which provides a touch of the
wild in the heart of the city began as a now-
and-again event. By popular demand, it then
became a monthly event. More recently, it
moved to being a fortnightly event, and as of
this month, again in response to its popular-
ity, it has become a weekly event! So if youre
looking for a great family outing combined
with fresh air, exercise, game and bird spot-
ting and sociability, pop along and try this out.
This is a very flexible arrangement as you can
start any time from 6.30 to 9.30 am and there
are marked trails through the woodlands
of various distances, so you wont get lost.
Dogs are allowed as long as they are secure-
ly leashed throughout. The small fees youll
pay for this pleasurable experience do add up
to help sustain this wonderful city greenbelt
so youll be doing your thing for the environ-
ment, too! The pair of bushbuck who recently
joined the Mukuvisi Woodlands family have
settled in very well in their quiet boma, and
are soon to be released to join the other game,
and the most recent exciting news is that
Mukuvisi is soon to take delivery of a donated
male sable antelope!
The Old Mutual Vumba
Mountain Run
Old Mutual now sponsor four major running
events annually in Zimbabwe and the Vumba
Mountain Run on November 8, which offers
distances of 5, 10 and 21 km, is a must if you
live in the area, and a great draw card to visit
the lovely Bvumba if you dont! This will be
the fourth edition and is for serious and fun
runners alike - or walk the 5 or 10 kay route
with the whole family. The atmosphere is fes-
tive and the race routes are very scenic. The
main race, the Half Marathon, starts in the
Bunga Forest area and ends, with the run-
ners and walkers of the other two distances,
at the splendid Leopard Rock Hotel. Hotels in
the Vumba and surrounds are filling up fast,
so book yourself into Leopard Rock, Inn on
the Vumba, White House Inn, National Parks
lodges or campsite, or elsewhere, soon, and
join in all the fun. Add a couple of days to
explore the beautiful Bumba area; take a long
walk through the magnificent Bunga Forest
using the network of marked trails, visit the
famous Tonys Coffee Shop for the best coffee,
tea and cake youll ever try, stroll around the
Botanical Gardens, follow the trail up to Cas-
tle Beacon for the magnificent view, or take a
leisurely voyage of discovery by car around
the winding mountain lanes and enjoy the
scenery that way.
Sunungukai Camp for a family
breakaway in the bush
Some friends of ours very recently tried out
Sunungukai Camp and reported back with
rave reviews of this lovely bush camp which is
less than a three hour drive from Harare. Su-
nungukai is the pioneering project of Wilder-
ness Africa Trust run by long time conserva-
tionist Iain Jarvis who also runs Hippo Pools
Camp in the Umfurudzi Wilderness Area and
Garura Camp just over the river from it in the
communal area. The Sunungukai and Garura
projects which are uplifting local people are
assisted by the UK based Ambuya Foundation
and currently, Ambuyas Sally Plummer with
Iain Jarvis are in talks with local leaders re-
garding the further extension of this success-
ful community based ecotourism area in the
heart of beautiful, unspoilt communal areas,
to attract even more visitors and provide more
income for the friendly people living here. Su-
nungukai is easy to find and when you book
with Wilderness Africa Trust, youll receive
detailed directions. You take Enterprise Road,
turn off to Murehwa, go through it, then
watch for the sign. The drive itself is very sce-
nic, taking you through lovely mountainous
scenery and pristine forest, especially as you
near your destination. The Camp comprises
fully equipped thatched rondavels with solar
power, by the river, and abundant game and
birds are easy to find. Enjoy spotting giraffe,
wildebeest, impala, eland, zebra and more.
You can either go walking with a guide, or un-
accompanied, and fishing and canoeing is also
available. Fridge, stove, bedding, mosquito
nets, crockery, cutlery, hot water and friendly
staff are all laid on. This is a place that re-
ally lends itself to a relaxing family getaway
in pristine bush. For more, Sunungukai has a
good Facebook page.
Europcar 20 Miler
The Europcar 20 Miler (32km), a historical lo-
cal race that began in 1971, making it as old
as Cape Towns Two Ocean Marathon, is on 7
December and keen participants are training
hard. A 16km + 16km relay is also offered, and
this year, along with the generous prize money
from Europcar, extra incentive has been added
by South African Airways who have donated
four air tickets to anywhere in South Africa
as lucky draw prizes that those completing
the individual 32km race in under five hours,
stand a chance of winning.
Les Misrables (Les Mis) comes to
This amazing musical, set during the harrow-
ing days of the protracted French Revolution
which ultimately led to modern democracy in
France, was first launched in 1985 in London
since when, it has taken the world by storm
and continues to be performed to this day in
cities across the globe. Based on Victor Hugos
novel by the same name, it depicts the dark
and sombre lives of the poor, and the yearning
for better times which drives their revolution-
ary spirit. The music is legendary and I could
not resist auditioning for this Reps show and
am hugely enjoying the intensive rehearsals,
with opening night just a few days away. It is
presented at Reps as part concert part show,
and promises a night of really stirring music
and entertainment - dont miss it.
nns of Zimbabwe is an Eastern Highlands
treasure trove - the sparkling fresh air and
spectacular scenery of the Eastern High-
lands matched by the variety and quality
of activities make a visit to this area an unfor-
gettable experience reminiscent of the Scot-
tish Highlands.
Inns of Zimbabwe is positioned to pro-
vide a base for all travellers to the highlands,
which straddle the countrys border with Mo-
zambique and have three distinct ranges, each
with their own set of features and attractions:
Nyanga in the north, the Bvumba in the cen-
tre and the Chimanimanis to the south.
The group has two well-established and
popular Inns in the Nyanga area: Pine Tree
Inn, nestled in a wooded valley surrounded by
craggy mountain peaks, and the award win-
ning Inn On Rupurara, which stretches out
along a mountainside with views across to
mountains and valleys and has its own game
park on a sprawling estate. Just outside the
city of Mutare, in the centre of the highlands,
is Inn On The Vumba, which provides easy ac-
cess in to the Bvumba range and to a series of
visitor attractions in and around Mutare.
All three inns are popular with holiday-
makers and business travellers and the em-
phasis in all the inns is on personalised ser-
vice and home comforts, as well as modern
amenities and facilities such as Wi-Fi (not
available at Pine Tree Inn) and satellite televi-
sion. Small conferences can be hosted at each
In and around Zimbabwe
of the Inns.
The Eastern Highlands has a superb va-
riety of attractions, from mountain climbing
to fishing and from historical and cultural
tours to sporting activities such as golf. Wo-
ven throughout the area are rivers, lakes,
waterfalls, ancient ruins, forests and tea and
timber estates, all close to main roads and all
of which can be easily reached from the three
Inns of Zimbabwe operations.
Visit and follow
the inns on Facebook.
- Stan Higgins of Aquarius Publications and
Inns of Zimbabwe
Stan Higgins of Aquarius
More Summer fun
Ruparara Rock
Msasas - Spring in the Eastern Highlands
(1) Sharon Hook
(2) Togara
(3) Mariah & Nick
In this issue
of Arts & Culture
2 3 4
Patricia Mabviko-Musanhu
October 12 to 18 2014
hoosing a career is not always
the easiest of things to do.
Many people find it difficult to
choose a career that will best
express who they are. Some people
are fortunate enough to discover
their passion earlier on in life. How-
ever, ones passion does not always
translate into a career that is finan-
cially rewarding. Those who are
fortunate or unfortunate enough to
discover their passion, more often
than not face a real dilemma; wheth-
er to follow their passion or choose
to pursue a professional career.
Kundisai Mtero had known that
she wanted to take up sciences as
a career. At the same time, she had
displayed amazing talent in music
from an early age. By the time she
was in high school, Kundisai was
very involved musically. She had
been taught to read music, she sang
in the choir and could play the pi-
ano and guitar. Would she follow
her passion in music or would she
give this up to take up a career in
the sciences? What complicates this
decision making process even more
is the involvement of parents who,
more often than not, will discourage
a child from pursuing a passion that
does not offer any guarantees of a
regular income.
My father was an educationist
and he was very strict. Everyone
in the family knew that there was
no option to getting a good educa-
tion, said Kundisai. With all his
strictness, Kundisais father could
see that his daughter had an excep-
tional gift in music. Instead of kill-
ing this gift, he decided to encour-
age her to nurture it and bought a
piano for her to play at home. This
was on the understanding that mu-
sic would not stand in the way of
her education. Kundisai continued
to do music throughout her school-
ing life and when she completed her
A levels, she was offered a place
at London City University to study
Optometry. She continued to pursue
music during her five year training.
When she completed her studies in
1982, Kundisai returned to newly
independent Zimbabwe and became
the countrys first Black Optom-
etrist. She was offered job as an op-
tometrist in the private sector and
volunteered in her spare time, to
work in the then Ministry of Health
becoming the first optometrist to
work in government.
I never gave up my music and
soon enrolled at the Zimbabwe Col-
lege of Music to continue with my
piano improvisation as well as to
learn more about music. After
working as an optometrist for in the
public sector for 7 years, Kundisai
decided to go into private practice.
Around about the same time, she
joined a group of female musicians
and became part of a multiracial
quintet that sang a cappella. She
began to grow in her love for vocal
singing and voice production. When
some of the ladies from the group re-
located out of the country, Kundisai
formed African Voice in February
1999, a five member female a cappel-
la quintet which is still going strong
today. Kundisai is the Founder and
Musical Director of the group.
We receive invitations to sing
at weddings, corporate functions
and many other events, she said.
Kundisai never gave up her career
as an Optometrist either. Her days
work is divided in such a way that
she works in the mornings as an Op-
tometrist and does music in the af-
ternoons. Her love for choral music
has driven her to work extensively
with schools where she is helping
to develop musical talent in young
people. She is the Director of Cho-
ral Music at St Georges College and
also works on a weekly basis with
choirs at the Dominican Convent
and Chisipite High Schools. In or-
der to widen the scope of her reach
to young people, Kundisai formed a
choir of sixty young people consist-
ing of students from high and low
density areas. Her choir, which is
called Zimspiration won a trophy
in April 2014 after competing for
the first time in the open category
of an annual music competition
EISTEDDFOD which features an in-
ternational adjudicator.
I love choral music. Music has
helped to define who I am. I also
love the fact that I can share it with
other people, especially the young
people. The energy and zeal with
which I practice Optometry defi-
nitely comes from music. Music
feeds my soul and allows me to be
the best Optometrist that I can be!
she added.
It is possible I suppose to fol-
low your passion on one hand and
pursue a professional career at the
same time. Kundisai Mtero didnt
really have to sacrifice one for the
other. Perhaps the next time you
have a dilemma concerning your
passion and a career just remember
that sometimes, no choice is needed!

Patricia Mabviko Musanhu is a
Company Director/Producer at
Black and White Media Productions.
She can be contacted at pmabviko@
An Optometrist
with a soulful
October 12 to 18 2014
he all-singing, all-danc-
ing 9th edition of Big
Brother Africa kicked
off on DStv on Sunday, 5
October as the 26 housemates
showed off their talents to the
continent giving millions of
viewers a glimpse into what
makes them Hotshots.
Viewers met the house-
mates who will be compet-
ing for the USD300 000 prize
over the next 63 days, one-
by-one, as they showcased
their talents, live on stage, in
one-minute slots. The studio
audience scored each perfor-
mance with a mark out of 100,
and right at the end of the
show, Big Brother called the
excited housemates together
and revealed the reason the
housemate who scored the
highest would be named as
Head of House and would be
the only housemate not up for
eviction next Sunday. Tanza-
nias Laveda led a Top 6 that
included Sabina, Mam Bea,
Lilian, Arthur and Zimba-
bwes JJ, meaning she is the
only one not in danger of go-
ing home next week.
The house seems to be
full of musicians and sing-
ers, with Kenyas Sabina
and Rwandas Arthur break-
ing the mould with comedy
routines, Ghanas Mam Bea
showcasing her fashion de-
sign talents and Laveda pick-
ing up top marks with her
saxophone solo. Not to be out-
done by the housemates, pre-
senter IK kicked things off
with a cabaret-style singing
performance of his own and
the show only got hotter from
The housemates perfor-
mances showed their talent
and some other continental
superstars also got to show-
case their own swagger. Keep-
ing the musical theme going
were Emmy Gee, AB Crazy &
DJ Dimplez with their smash
hit Rands and Nairas, South
African hip-hop sensation
Cassper Nyovest with Doc
Shebeleza and Nigerias own
BET Award winner Davido
with Skelewu.
IK promised viewers a host
of twists and turns in true
Big Brother style, revealing
one up-front: during a new
Saturday night task, viewers
will get the chance to vote to
award one housemate with
immunity from being nomi-
nated each week!
With the news sinking in
that all but one of their num-
ber are in danger of heading
home next week, the house-
mates set about getting to
know each other over snacks
and drinks laid on by Biggie
and with a first dip in the
Daily Highlights Shows are
broadcast Monday-Friday
on AfricaMagic Showcase at
20:00 CAT, on Maisha Magic
at 20:30 CAT and on AfricaMa-
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World at 21:30 CAT. The Satur-
day Highlights Show, which
showcases all the best mo-
ments from the entire week,
is broadcast at 21:00 CAT on
AfricaMagic Showcase in
South Africa, 20:00 CAT on
AfricaMagic Showcase for
the rest of the continent, at
19:30 CAT on Maisha Magic,
at 21:00 on AfricaMagic Fam-
ily and 21:30 on AfricaMagic
If 24/7 TV isnt enough for
you, stay in touch with Big
Brother Hotshots on social
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63 days, usd300 000 This is big brother!
Comrade Brickhill as he
was often referred to as, lost
the battle to cancer on Oc-
tober 3 in Johannesburg,
South Africa. Born in 1958
and raised in Harare during
the period in which the lib-
eration war was intensifying,
Paul refused to serve in the
Rhodesian army and escaped
from Zimbabwe to join the
liberation struggle in 1976.
His fearlessness towards the
achievement of a revolu-
tion was showcased when he
joined ZAPU while in exile
and subsequently joined his
brother Jeremy working as a
volunteer in ZIPRA.
Always an advocate for the
promotion of the arts and cul-
ture, Paul embarked on his
life-long career soon after in-
dependence by founding the
countrys first progressive
bookshop Grassroots Books
and its sister publishing
company, Anvil Press. Paul,
elected Chairperson of the
Zimbabwe Book Publishers
Association in 1991, worked
tirelessly with his first wife,
Pat to develop Zimbabwean
publishing and book-selling.
For the following decade,
Paul served on the Board of
the Zimbabwean Internation-
al Book and was amongst the
team which co-founded the
African Publishers Network
(APNET) and the Pan-Afri-
can Booksellers Association.
Paul was also a musi-
cian, establishing bands in
the 1980s such as Luck Street
Blues and the famed Solidar-
ity Band, which featured
young musicians who even-
tually became the Bhundu
Boys. He played the saxo-
phone all over the country,
mostly in the poorer working
class township pubs.
1997 saw Paul further devel-
oping Grassroots Books into
a multi-dimensional artistic
idea which covered all as-
pects of art such as music,
theatre, film, literature, po-
etry, art and craft, and con-
sequently the world famous
Book Caf was launched.
The Book Caf has over
the years nurtured and pro-
moted arts and culture under
Brickhills leadership; host-
ing shows and launching bud-
ding artists. The venue be-
came a much-loved platform
saluted by artists from all
over. It boasts of the National
Arts Merit Award (NAMA)
for Outstanding Achieve-
ment in Arts Service award-
ed in 2013 by the National
Arts Council of Zimbabwe.
The brains behind it,
Paul, also received a NAMA
Award for service to the
arts and in 2012 he was
awarded a Prince Klaus
Award by the Government of
the Netherlands in recogni-
tion of his role in establish-
ing the Book Caf and his
own life-long commitment to
promoting the arts.
In 2012 the Book Caf became
a laureate of the prestigious
2011 Prince Claus Awards for
its exemplary support of
culture and development in
Zimbabwe, for the diversity,
quality and wide reaching
impact of its activities, for
stimulating creativity and
fostering aspiring young tal-
ent, and for its tenacity and
commitment in upholding
freedom of expression in a
difficult context.
Survived by his brother,
fellow war veteran Jeremy,
his first wife Pat and his sec-
ond wife Jennifer, as well as
four children; Thomas, Liam,
Amy and Declan, Paul was
indeed a much loved soul who
touched so many peoples
lives from different angles.
- Prudence Muganiwah/
Calabash media
Fare thee well, Paul Brickhill
October 12 to 18 2014
By Bookworm
Poet Togara Muzanenhamo has
been visiting the UK where he has
launched his new collection Gumig-
uru. His first collection Spirit Brides
was published to acclaim in 2006 and
he represented Zimbabwe at the Po-
etry Parnassus in London during the
2012 Olympics. The cycle of poems in
his latest book are framed through
the natural and agricultural land-
scapes of Zimbabwe is both an elegy
for the poets father and a hymn to
the veldt, farms and villages, and the
people whose lives are interwoven
with the season. Here is an excerpt
of his one on one with BookWorm.
You are a man of many worlds
born in Zambia, grew up Zimba-
bwe and studied in Europe. Have
these experiences impacted the
way you relate with the world and
how you write poetry?
A certain feeling of alienation has
been with me from an early age. I
was first aware of this sense when
I attended primary school after my
parents moved back to Zimbabwe
from Zambia. Because of numerous
differences, including language, I
found that I was not really part of
the crowd and seemed, by circum-
stance rather than choice, to stand
on the fringes, watching, looking
simply being a spectator; trying to
study people in order to fit in. This
sense of alienation, and in some
terms isolation, became accentu-
ated when I moved to Europe. Fortu-
nately by the age of 17 the act of
observation had become one of fas-
cination, and to be introduced to a
whole new spectrum of cultures and
ideas was something I enjoyed and
found rewarding. The new sounds of
languages, the new ways of saying
things that I had grown accustomed
to being packaged in a particular
way were introduced in a way that
made me think about the use of lan-
guage. It was at university that the
rigid templates of language that I
had grown up with were stripped
and what was language heard, was
also language seen and language
felt, and what was verbally said or
unsaid was equally loud as that that
was acted or suppressed. It fascinat-
ed me that though we were in terms
all speaking the same language
there were many interpretations to
what was being said.
What kind of subjects does your
poetry deal with?
Time, beings and locations occupy
my mind constantly. And I find, how-
ever I think about it everything is
constantly on a journey arriving,
leaving or being in transit at a des-
tination. From the world we live in,
to the outer universes, to our own
private thoughts ceaseless jour-
neys are underway. It is through
such journeys that we as people are
able to capture events, physical or
emotional, and attempt to transform
them into some form of permanency
through art. So anything that I expe-
rience, or have an understanding to
experience, becomes subject matter
for my poetry.
For a poet, the environment is
everything. You grew up on a
farm. Does the farm environment
or nature inspire you?
Growing up on a farm certainly of-
fered a great space for the mind to
wander and explore. My thoughts
were, and still are, able to lose them-
selves in the natural world much
more freely than in an industrial-
ised setting. There were also lessons
learned from the farm. From nature:
birdlife and insect life were impor-
tant in childhood portraying inter-
actions between parties and commu-
nities. I learnt about life and death
watching how plants and animals
behaved in order to survive. My first
real senses of guilt and powerless-
ness arose when I considered the fate
of certain livestock after they were
selected for the slaughterhouse. The
value of hard work and the under-
estimated value of the workingman
were, and still are, blatantly dis-
played in farm life. What nature gave
was a fundamental learning towards
living things. What farm life gave
was the economics of human beings,
animals and the land.
Ok, which poets do you read and
who would you say has been the
most infuential poetic fgure in
your life?
I will read any book of poetry pre-
sented to me. The first poets (writ-
ing in English) to touch me in a
significant way were the standard
greats like Charles Simic, Seamus
Heaney, Louise Glck, Les Murray.
When I got to Manchester a whole
new world of poetry was opened to
me and I tried to read as much as I
could and found more and more po-
ets I admired and/or related to too
many to list. But I also feel there are
other poets who have influenced me
the poets of painting, music, prose,
sculpture... Magritte, Boulez, Bar-
tok, Strindberg, Muoz... I cant say
any one writer or artist has been the
most influential. I guess its a combi-
nation of everything.
What is your view of the perfor-
mance poetry now so popular in a
variety of forms in Zimbabwe?
I enjoy performance poetry and
envy the performers direct interac-
tion with the audience. It certainly
is the rock-n-roll of literature. Per-
formance poetry engages a collec-
tive audience with the energy and
emergency that a page in a book
cannot. But having said that, the
printed text will always offer that
almost religious intimacy deep in
the mind when the reader reads; its
something performance poetry very
rarely gives. Neither one of the disci-
plines is more superior in my mind
to the other its a matter of taste on
the day.
Spirit Brides, your debut collec-
tion, was received with much
critical acclaim and went on to be
shortlisted for some big interna-
tional prizes. What is the collec-
tion all about?
Memories and dreams make up
most of the poems in the Spirit
Brides. Recollections of childhood,
loved ones, places... and throughout
the collection, the physical world is
infiltrated by the knowledge of death
that dark spectre constantly hang-
ing in the corner of our thoughts.
And with memories and dreams
the collection also explores the
nature of human journeys emo-
tional, intellectual and physical. The
title poem, Spirit Brides, illustrates
best how the poems of the collec-
tion weave through the entire book.
The poem begins with an invitation
to a dance in a seaside village hall,
the dance transforming into a dance
with the dead on a ponds surface,
the poem ending with the dancers
back in the hall dancing to the mu-
sic of love, life and time music of
dreams, memories, and journeys.
Did travel infuence the range of
issues in the book?
The geography of the collection
is vast, from Brazil to Zimbabwe,
Iceland to Egypt, Sweden to the Scot-
tish Hebrides, plus various other
locations. The poems were very lib-
erating to write; the constraints of
being confined to one location were
never really an aspect to compiling
the book as the work itself should
show and hopefully give the reader
that sense of travel without knowing
where next they will land.
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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have kept pretty
tight lipped regarding their relationship, are they
heading for divorce? Are they separated? Will they
get back together? Who knows! Responding to all
the rumours, Nick Cannon has taken to Twitter
to set the record straight. In a series of almost 20
tweets, he wrote: I have personally been absent
from social media for the past few months for obvi-
ous reasons but I feel the need to finally speak up...
During this challenging time for me and my fam-
ily it saddens me that the media can be such evil
bottom feeders...Because my family & I havent
been forthcoming with personal information, peo-
ple are quick to paint negative pictures and spread
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make a statement regarding my marriage.
So whatever your favorite gossip outlet is re-
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The 33-year-old TV host, continued: Because
my family & I havent been forthcoming with per-
sonal information, people are quick to paint nega-
tive pictures and spread rumours. What infuriates
me most is to hear people slander at MariahCarey. I
will forever be in debted to her for blessing me with
our children...
I will always love her unconditionally for this
and so much more. @MariahCarey is an amazing
Mother and I trust her wholeheartedly. So to see
false reports in the media stating otherwise is ab-
surd! While I would like to remain silent I can no
longer allow this to happen. I love @MariahCarey
and that will never change!!!
The star also rubbished rumours that he had
been unfaithful to the Hero singer and said that
if the media wants to portray him as a bad guy
thats fine, adding: But it is unfair to drag in-
nocent people into the equation...
He continued: Others have lives, families, and
careers and for the media to slander them is down
right evil and illegal. I apologize to anyone whos
gotten caught up in this unwarranted drama.
Nick then added: Dont worry about my life, wor-
ry about why youre worried about my life! And fi-
nally, Trouble in Paradise is the dumbest phrase
Ive ever heard! I would never say that sh!t
Reports are flying around that Nick has been
dating 23-year-old beauty Jasmin Sanders since
July, even though he and Mariah are technically
still married. Apparently Nick is already taking
care of Jasmin financially and, to make matters
worse for Mariah, at a recent event, he and Jasmin
could barely keep their hands off each other.
And according to an Us Weekly source, Nick
is going to file for divorce. He hung in there way
longer than anybody could have expected. I would
like to say she is horribly upset, but she lives in a
fantasy world.
The source added that Mariah was often suspi-
cious of what her hubby was up to when he was
travelling for work. She always suspected that he
when he was working that he was somehow out
there cheating, the source said. And shed be
home alone, calling Nick 100 times a day. It got to
be too much. And he was always faithful.
Mariah was also unimpressed with Nicks
boasting on a radio show that hed slept with loads
of famous stars, including Nicole Scherzinger,
Christina Milian and Kim Kardashian. According
to the source (gosh, we love this source - they know
it all!): Mariah and Nick had a major blowout
about him talking about Kim. Mariah hates Kim
because Nick really cared about her.
Trouble has been brewing not only due to
Nicks suspected philandering, but also the mas-
sive reversal in the pairs careers. When the couple
met in 2008, Mariah was undoubtedly the more suc-
cessful star, but now with Nicks range of technol-
ogy brands and clothing lines, he is the wealthier
of the two.
According to a source, Everyone told Mariah
she was crazy to marry a younger guy, but he is
working, like, 12 gigs now and is worth close to $70
million. Hes the breadwinner - while Mariah has
been overspending and draining her fortune. Ap-
parently Mariah spends $46,000 a year on spa geta-
ways for her eight dogs, and travels everywhere
with six people just to see to her beauty needs. Nick
is apparently fed up of working extra hard to keep
up with her huge spending.
Mariah is now focusing on her new tour and
reportedly pretending the break-up isnt happen-
ing... like with everything, she is in her own world.
And now Nick is seeing theres a new world for him
out there.
We hate to say it, but it doesnt seem like theres
a road to recovery for these two...
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he city was abuzz last
week as the ApiExpo
Africa took place at
the HICC from October
6-11. Apart from a number
of local organisations, there
were representatives from
Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda,
Uganda, Mauritius as well
as Italy and China and other
countries. The theme of the
expo was Bee-keeping for
economic empowerment in
Africa. On show were prod-
ucts like beeswax used for
making candles and polishes
pharmaceutical and beauty
products and of course hon-
ey. There were also exhibits
of various different types
of hives, protective clothing
and other equipment related
to bee-keeping, like smokers,
brushes and machinery for
separating honey from the
waxy combs, some relatively
simple and some quite tech-
nologically advanced. There
were also conferences and
educational and training pro-
grammes promoting the com-
mercial side of bee-keeping.
Bee-keeping or apiculture
has been around for thou-
sands of years, in fact jars of
honey were found in the tomb
of Tutankhamen in Egypt. In
Europe and North America
there are serious concerns
about the rapidly declining
numbers of bees, due to sev-
eral factors like damage to
their environment and the in-
creasing use of pesticides and
fertilisers. The drop in bee
numbers is seriously threat-
ening food production. (See before the bees are
gone) Fortunately in Africa
our bee populations are still
relatively healthy but many
people still see bees as pests
that should be removed or
eradicated. One of the aims
of the expo was to address
peoples fear of bees and to
promote bee-keeping as an in-
come generating practice.
Setting up as a small scale
bee-keeper is relatively sim-
ple and inexpensive and the
honey, the wax, the propolis
(the protective wall at the
entrance to the hive known
for its antibiotic and antivi-
ral properties) and the Royal
Jelly (used for health and
beauty products) can all help
to generate income for poorer
communities. Cottage indus-
tries that produce candles
and polishes from the wax
or related beauty and health
products stand to benefit.
Theres also the prospect of a
sort of trickle down effect
where producers of bee-keep-
ing requisites, packaging and
label manufactures, advertis-
ers, marketers and exporters
can benefit. One of the advan-
tages of bee-keeping is that it
doesnt compete with other
types of agricultural produc-
tion for resources like land or
water. As well as rewarding
us with all these useful prod-
ucts the bees also provide
free of charge the service
of pollinating our fruit and
vegetable crops.
To start off youll need a
place for your bees to live and
work, a hive. There were sev-
eral types of hives on show at
the expo. There was the tra-
ditional log or bark hive, not
recommended as the yield
is not as high as other types
of hives and it can be more
difficult to control the bees.
There was the Greek basket
top bar hive which produces
better quality honey but is
not very durable and the roof,
usually made of thatch, needs
regular replacement. The
Kenya top bar hive seemed
to be the most popular as it
is fairly cheap and simple to
make, easy to use and pro-
duces better yields. The best
hive though is the Langstroth
frame hive which is more ex-
pensive and needs some ex-
pertise to get it working well.
Apart the hive itself youll
need a smoker to calm the
bees down when harvesting
the combs, some protective
clothing, a hive tool to lift up
the bars, a brush to get the
bees off the comb and a sharp
knife to remove the combs.
To find out more contact
Agritex Head Office, Ngun-
gunyana Building, No. 1 Bor-
rowdale Road, 794381-3, or
the Mashonaland Beekeepers
Association, Rene Fischer, rfis-, 0712 611 253
Whats all the buzz about bees?
1. As part of a weight control
programme substitute honey for sugar
in your tea or cofee or in baking.
2. Honey is a great remedy for
hangovers. A couple of tablespoons
of honey will help to speed up your
bodys metabolism of alcohol because
it contains fructose.
3. For minor cuts, scrapes and burns
spread a little honey on them honey
is a natural antiseptic.
4. For a sore throat or a cough, a cup of
hot tea with a spoon of honey and a
dash of lemon juice will work
wonders. It tastes good too.
5. Use honey to make fruit preserves.
Mix one part honey to 10 parts of
boiling water, cover the fruit with
liquid and store in a sealed jar.
6. Honey makes a great moisturiser for
dry skin and damaged hair. Rub it onto
elbows, knees, cracked feet or even
on your lips. Let it soak in for about
half an hour and rinse of. Add a
teaspoon of honey to your normal
shampoo for shiny conditioned hair.
Some ways to use honey
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No. 81 Woolwich Road, Bay 16
IDBZ Complex Unit Willowvale Industries
Harare. Tel 04-665964
0772 303 638
ONE on one practical ICT, skills
i n c l u d i n g d a t a b a s e s ,
spreadsheets, ICDL, Pastel
Account i ng & Comput er
Sci ence. 0775180302,
Notice is hereby given, in terms of Children's Act (Chapter 5:06) under section
31 of the Act that an application has been made in respect of
1)Domboshava Children's Home operating from: Calvary Assembly, P. O.
Zimbiru, Domboshava
a) To meet the basic, personal and social needs of orphans and vulnerable
(i) To provide food, clothing, shelter and school fees to orphans and
vulnerable children.
(ii) To provide psycho-social support and counseling to these disadvantaged
(iii) To empower them by providing life skills education and the necessary
resources for them to run and manage self help projects.
(iv) To network and liaise with other local, regional and international
organizations with similar interests and objectives as those of the
4) Services will be rendered to orphans and vulnerable children in Goromonzi
District and others from other districts near Goromonzi depending on resource
Any objections to the proposed registration must be lodged with the Registrar
of Institutions Child Welfare and Probation Services, P. 0 Box CY429
Causeway, not later than 21 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Ronald T. Chiduku (Chairperson).
Children's Act (Chapter 5:06)
1 Beds $550-$675, 2 Beds
$680-$850,Bedsitters $380-
$450 all inclusive Boreholes,
Generator for lights extra $25 for
unlimited wifi. 0773077066
0713385600, 0733855958.
Building Materials
COAL RUBBLE.....$90/$170
4 /
0772 149 938 1
QUARRY DUST....$140/$430
10, 20 Cubic delivered
Borrowdale Construction
04-861 826; 04-861 936
0772739662; 0772615378
Pit sand.........................$170
3/4 stones.....................$450
Quarry Dust...................$360
Bricks Available
Solid commons..............$130
Sem commons...............$80
Face Bricks.....................$300
Pit + Riversand.......................
Phone: 0783 125 073
Price Include Transport
66 Seke Rd, Hatfield
576714/15 or 35
Pavers on special
Face Bricks............$350/1000
Common Bricks.....$150/1000
Sands: Pit.............$150/10m3
Coal Rubbles.........$220/10m3
Quarry Stones.......$350/10m3
All prices include transport
0772827756/ 0772717301
M Son Building Suppliers
Solid commons.................$130
Semi commons..................$80
Hard semi commons...........$85
Face Bricks.......................$340
3/4 stones............$230/5 cubic
Quarry dust ..........$150/5 cubic
Price are including Transport
CALL:- 0774261205
Gutters, Valleys, Flashings,
IBR/CORR, Ridges, Chromadek,
Bulkheads materials.
Call: 0775025316; 0733352815
call Tendai
0774 338 058
0735 017 066
Commons ...........$155/1000
H/burns ...............$165/1000
3/4 stones ..................$45/m
Pitsand .......................$20/m
Riversand ..................$ 25/m
Coal rubbles .........$220/10m
all prices including transport
2 0 6 3 6 3
5, 10, 15, 20m
3/4 stones....................$230 5m
Quary dust....................$150 5m
All prices include transport
Hard burn semi.......................$70
Red/ Dark rustic...................$350
Call 0783 534448
Red solid commons..............$130
Building Materials
ALUMINIUM sliding door
assemblers, installers & repair
specialists. 0774469419, 68
Kaguvi Street, Harare.
R O O F L E A K I N G S ,
wat er pr oof i ng, gut t er s,
r o o f t r u s s e s , c e i l i n g s ,
plumbing, repairs & new
i n s t a l l a t i o n s . C a l l
0772206923, 0734830441,
Services available
throughout the country
Harare: 086 4410 7953
Bulawayo: (09) 230803/4
FOR BOREHOLE- cleaning,
recasing, collapsing holes, fish
out and repairs.Call:0712 690
644 , 0773 176 238. 206232
Continental Drilling
21 Mull Road Harare
0739 159 444, 0774 742 384
SPECIALS: Drilling $1700.00;
Pump Installation $1350.00;
Ta n k s ; Re pa i r s . Te r ms
accept ed. 0734490584 /
Borehole siting.........$100
Harare Drilling ......$1 650
Chivhu Drilling......$2 500
Rusape Drilling.....$2 400
Borehole flushing.....$200
Pump installations.$1 400
55 King George Rd Avondale
0772 668248, 0772 698675 2
Tanks & Stand.......$1300
10000L, 5000L,
2500L, 1000L
2500L, 1200L, 600L
No.3 Loreley Crescent,
Msasa, Harare.
Cel: +263773617606
FOR sale new Upmarket
Restaurant for sale, located in
a new up coming Shopping
compl ex, f ul l y st af f ed,
furnished and equipped, walk
i n wa l k o u t . Co n t a c t
0772200030 for fur ther
Business for Sale
?Company Registration.
?Accounting Services.
?Zimra Compliance Issues.
?Business Proposals For
Micro Finance Institutions.
?Business Proposals For
Bank Loans.
?Tax Clearance
?Financial Statements.
17 Lawson Ave Milton Park
0772 789985, 0712 787386
04 795481, 795578
AUTOZIM Breaking for spares
Honda, VW, Toyota Nissan and
many more. Contact us on
0772547131, 0734761888
Vehicles Spares &
GEARBOX specialists, auto,
manual repair instock corolla,
hiace, ipsum, noah sets-No.5
ford ranger, sets, layshaft
,spi gotshaf t hi ace, i suzu
nissan . Call 0775539051
Vehicles for Sale
TOYOTA Hiace for sale highroof
manual 4500USD excellent
condition Phone 0782400219
Ensuites full DSTV
0783 504 767
69 Boundary RD
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