Sunday, 17 February 2013
The awards also seek to inspire Zimbabwean artists to strive for higher forms of creativity and excellence thus affording Zimbabwean art and culture international recognition and fame. The NAMA ceremony presented more than 35 awards to artists from all the arts genres. The arts categories included Visual, Theatre, Film and Television, Dance, Music and Literary. Media, Arts Service and Arts Personality Awards were also be conferred on artists or organisation that contributed to the development and promotion of the arts in and outside Zimbabwe. “NAMA has now achieved international status and it is incumbent upon the artistes to continue to scale greater heights being guided by the three pillars that constitute the hallmark of the arts – creativity, originality and excellence.” For the first time in history The annual National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) was held in the City of Kings, Bulawayo yesterday. There were some complaints from others especially those from Harare because some Bulawayo winners were making acceptance speeches in isiNdebele, yet guest of honour and accomplished musician Oliver Mtukudzi spoke in Shona throughout his speech. The director of Iyasa, Nkululeko Innocent Dube was over the moon as Pepsie familiar known as (Mancane) was awarded an outstanding female dancer. (Mancane) wrote on her Facebook page “Am so grateful to hve won this award NAMA Best Female Dancer 2013.the nomination only was an honour and winning the award is a bonus .I owe this award to everyone who been supporting me and blvng in me .especially ma family. Without you I wouldn’t be who I am today .and Heavenly father I thnk him” Ngiyesabanews Congratulate to all the nominees for their talent and been recognised throughout the country
Friday, 15 February 2013
South African Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius wept in court on Friday as prosecutors said they would pursue a "premeditated murder" charge over the death of his girlfriend. Model Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead at his home near Pretoria on Thursday. Mr Pistorius held his head in his hands and broke down in tears as the charge was read out in the magistrates' court. An application for bail was postponed till next Tuesday and Mr Pistorius, 26, will remain in police custody, as South Africans closely watched developments in a killing that has stunned the country. Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir was presiding over the hearing which likely will include Pistorius' request for bail. Police oppose the granting of bail. Pistorius' father, Henke, was in the court as was his brother Carl, sister Aimee and other supporters of the 26-year-old double-amputee athlete. Police said Friday an autopsy on the body of the victim was taking place. Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale said the results of the autopsy would not be published.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Breaking news Osca Pistorius was due to appear at Pretoria Magistrates has been postponed for tomorrow. Katlego Mogale SAPS spokesperson has confirmed that they will oppose the bail application and has been detained; forensic and medical tests to be conducted.
Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder following the death of his girlfriend this morning. Pistorius will appear in a Pretoria court at 2pm local time (1200GMT) when police said they would oppose a bail application. Pistorius, 26, is alleged to have killed his 30-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who died of gunshot wounds at an address in the city. Police spokeswoman Brigadier Denise Beukes said at a press conference: "A 26-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with murder. At this stage he is on his way to the district surgeon for a medical examination and he will be appearing at Pretoria magistrates' courts at 2pm this afternoon."