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MEET The NUST SOCCER TEAM CAPTAIN: RUNYARARO MANDAZA

by Nkocy Sithole | Nust- ZW @grujicrobinho7
Runyararo Gift Mandaza

The National University of Science and Technology (Nust), is abound with raw talent.

Runyararo Gift Mandaza, a twenty-two-year-old soccer player
is one out of the many gifted youngsters at the institution.


Because of his deft touches in the field and ability to command, the up-and-coming soccer star has been given the responsibility to captain the NUST soccer team.


His teammates appreciate the efforts that he puts in during training sessions and games.


“Exemplary, hardworking and his hard work motivates the team and carries it too,” said Keith Tendai Moyana, one of his teammates.
“He is a very good captain,” added Moyana.


Not only are his teammates impressed by his efforts but they are also in full praise for his ball retention and other central midfielder attributes.


“He has a very long accurate passing range and he retains the ball well in the midfield,” said Clyde Isaac, another teammate.


Mandaza started playing football at a young age and has only had love for one sport. He says he was lured into football at his young age by his primary friends.


“Well I started (playing) soccer at a young age in the streets. It has always been my passion since and I never tried other sports. I grew to love the sport and I hope to pursue this career as a soccer player,” said Mandaza.


“So, my friends motivated me to come and join the soccer team at Ruvheneko primary and that is what unveiled the soccer passion in me,” claimed Mandaza.


The former Ruvheneko Primary School player is a well gifted and also a hard worker player who seemingly posses both Messi and Cristiano’s attributes of talent and hardwork.


“I think I have both attributes, I am naturally talented and at the same time I do train a lot on my techniques and fitness levels,” said Mandaza.


Being a player who is naturally gifted and a hardworker, it comes as no surprise that his role models are people who also fit that billing.


“My role models are Clemence Matawu and Cristiano Ronaldo because I admire their dedication and hard work in the field. I also admire Ronaldo’s determination and the way he concentrates on what he wants to achieve as a footballer. To me this is quite appealing”, added Mandaza.


His only cup win came with Churchill High School where they won the 2012 edition of the NASH U17 soccer tournament.


In 2017, he enrolled with NUST to pursue a degree in Statistics and Operations Research.


Mandaza is a young man who has his life planned out, how he wishes and wants it to be like in future on and off the pitch.


“I do hope to be able use my degree and my talent at the same time after graduation because I have entrepreneurship in mind for the future,” maintains Mandaza.


Mandaza is very optimistic and hopeful of a brighter future for the Nust soccer team.


“It would be a great opportunity for Nust to go back to division one and maybe a promotion into the top-flight league because that will give more exposure to the great talent at Nust,” said Mandaza.


But before all this happens for Nust, Mandaza feels attitude and approach of the university to football matters has to change.


“I think with proper training and humility, NUST may be dominating university in the years to come,” the captain pointed out.


Mandaza still thinks that grassroot soccer in Zimbabwe has to be prioritised so as to be able to identify and nurture talent in the country at earlier stages.


“I think proper training facilities for grassroots would be a start with the aid of talent identification strategies would also help,” Mandaza said.


The NUST soccer captain has set the horizon as his limit for what he can do in the world of football and he is very hopeful of a success story.


“I do hope to play in the national league and also even play internationally in the coming years,” the NUST captain pointed out.

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NEWS

BREAKING: 30 die as SA bound bus catches fire

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Gwanda Correspondent

30 PEOPLE have died after a Brooklyn Express bus was reduced to ashes near West Nicholson area in Gwanda on Thursday night.

Civil Protection Unit director Mr Nathan Nkomo confirmed the number of the deceased with the government releasing $15 000 to their families for funeral expenses.

Speaking at the scene of the accident, Matabeleland South police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said several bodies had been reduced to ashes.

Gwanda Provincial Hospital acting medical superintendent, Dr Rutendo Manyathi said 27 people sustained injuries- with five being referred to Bulawayo after sustaining severe burns.

Dr Manyati said they are working with various stakeholders to collect the bodies.

The driver of the bus who escaped with minor burns, Mr Ndabazinhle Sikhosana said the fire started after a suspected gas tank explosion.

He said some passengers escaped through the door and windows.

Developing story
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Fashion

Dressing for your body shape

Nyasha Matongo | Nust ZW 19′
4 minute read

I’m sure almost every lady has walked into a shop and bought some clothes only to be disappointed when she looked at herself in the mirror. The clothes don’t look so great on her. Studies have revealed that 98% of women do not know their body shapes and that is why they have trouble shopping for the right clothes for their body. In my previous post I talked about dressing mistakes that ladies make but, at times you actually think you have nailed it when it’s a disaster just because you are wearing an outfit that is not meant for your body shape. So how do you get to know your body shape and dress accordingly? Lets get right into it shall we?

Apple/Round

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What you should wear: Go for empire dresses which slim down your tummy and define the narrow parts of your body. Floppy tank tops or empire line tops would look great on you also. Long tunics will help slim your your torso and would look even more fab with skinny jeans. Classic jeans or boot cuts would be perfect. By the way ladies with this body shape usually have lovely legs so you might just want to consider wearing high-low skirts or dresses.

Rectangle/Banana

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What you should wear: Belts should be your thing. Belts define your waist and add a more curvy look and I’m sure you’ll love them too. You can also try out pencil skirts with a side slit they’ll look good as well. The best part is you look great in colourful bottoms and prints so go ahead, try some. Try rounded or curved shoes to add more shape to your body.

Triangle/Pear

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What you should wear: I’m sure you’re very familiar with this body shape but it could be very tricky. Wear tank tops to show off your arms and add a jacket to add more volume to your upper body. One simple way of rocking this body shape is by wearing off-the-shoulder or single arm tops to balance your shoulders and hips. For your pants, bootlegs (full length), full leg line or ankle length straight pants would look awesome.

Inverted triangle

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What you should wear: The trick for this body shape is creating a balance between the upper body and lower body to draw away attention from your shoulders. Go for V-neck, square or cowl neck tops or dresses to reduce your shoulder width. Wearing stretchy tops will also make you look slimmer. Try wearing well fitting blazers and blouses in dark colours to balance off your body. High waist, layered or fuller skirts will add instant curves and yea, you DO have them. Skirt lengths can be short and flared or long and flowing.

Hourglass

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What you should wear: Instead of hiding your curves, you should actually consider showing them off. Hourglasses come in petite, medium and bulk sizes so whatever size you are, embrace those curves. Wear two-piece dresses, pencil skirts or anything that accentuates your curves and smooths your thighs. Belts and peplum tops should be on your list as well to create that edgy look. Avoid baggy clothes that conceal your shape making you look bigger and older.

So which one is your body shape?

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From left to right: circle, rectangle, hourglass, pear, inverted triangle

Looking and dressing good is not about which body shape you have. I know society believes that certain body shapes are the true definition of being a woman when its not true. The perfect body shape you can ever have is the one you have right now because it makes you uniquely you. Never allow social perspectives to kill your self esteem. Instead, identify your body shape, wear what suits your body shape and be confident about it. Take time to research on what you are supposed to wear and be the lady God made you to be. The girl who loves her body and owes no one an apology for being created in a certain way. You are special and be-you-tiful in God’s eyes so go ahead, dress accordingly and be the best version of you.

xoxo

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CURRENT AFFAIRS

Catholic university students strike

Lungile Ngwenya
One minute read

Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ) students in Bulawayo temporarily brought business at the institution to a halt after they staged a demonstration over alleged unfair distribution of resources.

The Bulawayo campus was temporarily shut down Thursday morning by students in protest over alleged preferential treatment of the Harare campus.

The students wrote a petition to the institution stating their discontentment towards the treatment they have been receiving from the university`s management.

The institution’s director a Mrs Simango, met with the disgruntled students at the campus entrance in a bid to address some of the grievances raised by the students.

A part two student at the university (name withheld) said they want equitable distribution of resources at all the campuses countrywide.

She said the protest was a result of the institution not addressing their grievances.

According to the petition written to the university`s management, the students alleged that they were exposed to “unhealthy living conditions” and “female students are complaining about sexual harassment from male lecturers…”

“Shortage of furniture at the campus leading to students moving furniture from one room to another, unreliable internet connection and expensive canteen students need competitors (sic),” read part of the petition.

“There is more preferential treatment for Harare campus than Bulawayo for example when Harare campus students are coming to Bulawayo, they come with one or two buses but when its about Bulawayo going to Harare only a handful students will go, we need explanations why it is like that (sic)”.

The students vowed to continue with the strike if their grievances are not addressed by the university authorities.

Originally published on www.cite.org.zw
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LIFESTYLE

#WCW: UZ’S ONLY FEMALE SENSEI -ASHLEY KHUDDU

Duncan Mutasa | University of Zimbabwe
6 minute read

She is the kind of girl that can knock your socks off literally and figuratively. We had a sit down with Ashley Khuddu who took us on her journey of being the only female black belt at the University of Zimbabwe.

Ashley Khuddu or better known as Sensei Ashley is a 20 year old born in Bulawayo. She is the first born in a family of three; a second year student at The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) majoring in Business Management.

She shares her experience of being the only sheep amongstgoats that is being the only female black belt on campus.

Q: How does it feel to be the only female sensei?

It feels great, I’m proud of myself and what Ihave achieved so far but it depends on the day. I like it. I enjoy it. It is not really a big of a deal for me but it feels good because everybody seems to respect me and my position. So yes I love it.

Q: What kind of problems do you deal with?

STEREOTYPING!!!! As a girl there’s always the stereotyping that karate is supposed to be
done by boys, so usually I always face a little bit of judgment from girls or stereotypical guys that look at you like your weird because you do almost like a male sport which really is not supposed to be like that.

Usually people think that just because I’m a girl I’m not supposed to be doing this type of sport. I feel like we should break that stereotype. Yeah those are the kind of problems I usually deal with. Usually when you’re in the dojo they never think that I’m actually capable of teaching the class or actually doing what I’m supposed to be doing.

They always think that because I’m a girl I can’t train people the same way the boys also train people.

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Q: What are some of the decisions you make?

Basically the decisions that you make when you’re a Sensei are; to train people, make sure the person is taking training or administer the training, make sure that people are ready for training and you evaluate who is going to be ready for grading (shifting or graduating from the lower belt to a higher belt) and sometimes I participate in the grading that happen. So I decide who gets to the next belt. I also decide who gets to go or who is fit enough to go for tournaments.

Q:Why did you choose this sport, why karate?

When I was a kid my dad used to watch these old Japanese movies ,there’s this specific movie called ‘Black Belt Angels’, I used to love it so much. That’s actually what inspired me to love karate ‘cause those girls I thought they were so cool cause they used to beat up boys and I was like, man I want to be like that and as I grew up I also got to respect the sport and the discipline that comes with it and it just taught me a lot. So I thought you know what , I actually want to do something different, something out of the ordinary and something I feel I’m comfortable with.

And I love karate and I wouldn’t have chosen another sport really so that’s why I chose karate ‘cause it just looked cool and when I was a kid it looked really cool and as I grew up I got to appreciate what karate people do in life and the discipline that they get when they learn the whole process and it’s not only karate but in relations and actually interacting with people, it’s a whole other world.

Q: What part of this job do you find most challenging?
To break the stereotype, especially beginning days when you get new student they usually look at you like, “Are you serious? Is a girl going to train us?” Yeah so that stereotype is probably the most challenging because they judge you because you are a girl but I think after a few weeks when they actually understand how everything works, it sails from there. I think that’s one of the most difficult challenge. And also to keep people coming back ‘cause people think they be doing flying kicks and splits by the second day which is not true but you have to break that mentality that people have and giving them the realistic point of view of what karate is. If people are consistent and they love the sport then it’s honestly very enjoyable.

Q:What part of this job do you find most satisfying?
To see girls not being afraid of stereotype and actually joining the sport. When they
break boundaries I think that’s the most satisfying part of this job for me. When I
actually give people a chance to see that it is possible to do karate and be a black belt. To
show them that this sport is not just something boys c a n d o b u t something girls
can do too.

Q: How do you describe the working atmosphere and the people whom you work  with?

The atmosphere is just extra ordinary and out of this world. We are such a family.
I don’t know how to describe it exactly but it’s such a bond; that honestly sometimes I’m
even left amazed by it because for me the people I work with are Cyril the captain and Sensei Knowledge.

They make it seem like it’s home. I feel comfortable and I feel like I belong when I’m in the dojo. They make it feel like this is a place where you can learn, a place you can make mistakes, a place where you can get back up if you fall. I love it I couldn’t have asked for a better family!

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Q: Do you ever find it difficult to work with others as a team?

No. I don’t have any complains to be honest. My team has been great from the captain to our sensei Aldrian, they have been such a good support team. They are no conflicts;
everybody knows their place. What I know is that, this team has been a great team.

Q: Is it hard for you to keep up with other Senseis?

No I have never found it difficult. I feel like I make it happen. We work together as a team. So if one is slacking behind we help each other. We balance each other out. It is not really a competition it’s more like we helping each other out as sensei’s.

Q:What is the best part about competing?

Getting a gold medal. I say I have never left a tournament without a medal, “LOL ndakazviramba izvozvo” and meeting new people especially other women who also love what I do, who can relate with me. It motivates and encourages me.

Q: What age were you when you first started training karate?

I started training when I was 13 years old at Dominican Convent. My sensei was and still is Winston Nyanhete and I got my black belt when I was 16. I have been training karate for eight years now I don’t think I will stop.

Q:What advice would you give to other girls that want to join/tackle karate
but are too intimidated to do so?

They should come and join. It’s so much fun and is a great work out too. The people you meet there are life changing. Karate teaches you more than what you think and it’s also an added advantage for you to learn self-defense just in case. They shouldn’t limit themselves and underestimate the ability that they have. They should always do what they are passionate about.

I URGE EVERYONE TO COME AND TRY TO JOIN KARATE TODAY!!

Article first published in Chinanaz Magazine UZ
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Entertainment

New Show Alert!!! The Midweek Merry Dance

by Staff Writer
less than a minute read

Campus Moments Mag is launching a new show in which ‘Cool kids on campus’ will  show off their dance moves every week.

The show will be cast on Facebook Watch and Instagram’s vertical video service IGTV every Wednesday starting 19 Septmeber 2018 at 6p.m.

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In the debut episode, dancers Melinkosi Ndlovu ( IG: @raycoxxv )and Rodney Mabaleka (IG: @rodney_ixv ) dance to #BangLikeADrum 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎 It’s going to be  #LitAF 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 . Be sure to Like & Share!!!

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LIFESTYLE

The face of Miss Nust 2018: Michelle Chikwengo

Dyson Murwira | Nust-ZW
3 min read

As the svelte model glamorously waltzed on the ramp on the night of 14 April 2018, each step exuding utmost elegance and confidence, there was no way the gods would deny her their smile. Her prowess and weakening smile dazzled the judges and they just had to give Mitchelle the ultimate Miss NUST crown.

“I heard my name being called. I felt so overwhelmed. I felt so happy I felt so blessed. I felt so honored”, recalled a blushing Mitchelle Chikwengo, the recently crowned Miss NUST 2018.

The surreal moment of winning the crown over 16 other models was a relief to the beauty: “The journey wasn’t easy, I won’t lie. It was so stressful. So to actually hear that your hard work paid off was the best feeling ever!”

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Having started cat walking in Form 2 at Townsend High School in Bulawayo, the 21 year-old beauty always dreamt of winning gold. She said she resolutely resolved that she was going to go for the next pageant availed to her.

Being the fourth child in a family of four girls and two boys, Mitchelle attended Hillside Primary school in the early years of her life. She has always had a passion for modeling, as she reminisces taking part in modeling contests they had during play time back in the day. Her parents realised her love for the ramp, even though they had mixed feelings about this.

She recalls: “They knew I wanted to do modeling, but when I did start, like any other parent, they had their reservations. They wanted me to focus on school.”

In spite of this, they supported Mitchelle’s dream. In 2011, however, Mitchell took a sabbatical from modeling due to school commitment.

Her return to modeling in 2017 saw her being crowned Miss Personality at the Miss NUST 2017 pageant. With a CV this good, the reigning Miss NUST is justified enough more than any of us to set up Miss Tourism and Miss Zimbabwe as her next stops.

 

With the NUST crown now in the bag, Mitchelle aims to use her influence to create environmental awareness: “We have to start thinking green. Let’s be conscious about our environment. The environment takes care of us and if we don’t take care of it, future generations will not enjoy its benefits.”

The pressure of balancing modeling and school work has proven to be a juggernaut for the Environmental Science and Health second year student, which she has somehow managed to maneuvered. In the run up to the Miss NUST pageant, Mitchelle had to utilize her night time and weekends to study, as her days were swallowed by modeling.

“Its beauty with brains”, she said. “The brains have to work.”

When she is not in class or on the ramp, Mitchelle loves chilling out with friends and family and also reading. The self-confessed foodie also loves cooking and her favourite dish is dauphinoise potatoes with roast lemon and herb chicken.

Music wise, the bombshell is a fan of T-1nda, Acoustic Aura, Asaph and Ammara Brown. Her current playlist includes Pakisha by Dladla Mshunqisi, Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello and Your Spirit by Tasha Cobbs.

Having conquered NUST, Mitchell aims at being the face of international brands like Garnier. “I see myself going international”, she said.

With all this success befalling the glam queen, Mitchelle Chikwengo’s path is already set for greater exploits.

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Reblogged from dysonmurwira.wordpress.com.
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CAREER CHAT

30 behavioral interview questions you should be ready to answer

The Muse
4 minute read

To help you better prepare for your next interview, here are 30 behavioral interview questions sorted by topic (in addition to 31 common interview questions here) that you can practice.

Not sure how to answer these questions? Here’s a quick guide on how to craft job-landing responses.

TEAMWORK

For questions like these, you want a story that illustrates your ability to work with others under challenging circumstances. Think team conflict, difficult project constraints, or clashing personalities.

  1. Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.
  2. Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that?
  3. Describe a time when you struggled to build a relationship with someone important. How did you eventually overcome that?
  4. We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
  5. Tell me about a time you needed to get information from someone who wasn’t very responsive. What did you do?

CLIENT-FACING SKILLS

If the role you’re interviewing for works with clients, definitely be ready for one of these. Find an example of a time where you successfully represented your company or team and delivered exceptional customer service.

  1. Describe a time when it was especially important to make a good impression on a client. How did you go about doing so?
  2. Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s expectation. What happened, and how did you attempt to rectify the situation?
  3. Tell me about a time when you made sure a customer was pleased with your service.
  4. Describe a time when you had to interact with a difficult client. What was the situation, and how did you handle it?
  5. When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritizing your customers’ needs?

ABILITY TO ADAPT

Times of turmoil are finally good for something! Think of a recent work crisis you successfully navigated. Even if your navigation didn’t feel successful at the time, find a lesson or silver lining you took from the situation.

  1. Tell me about a time you were under a lot of pressure. What was going on, and how did you get through it?
  2. Describe a time when your team or company was undergoing some change. How did that impact you, and how did you adapt?
  3. Tell me about the first job you’ve ever had. What did you do to learn the ropes?
  4. Give me an example of a time when you had to think on your feet in order to delicately extricate yourself from a difficult or awkward situation.
  5. Tell me about a time you failed. How did you deal with this situation?

TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS

In other words, get ready to talk about a time you juggled multiple responsibilities, organized it all (perfectly), and completed everything before the deadline.

  1. Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities.
  2. Describe a long-term project that you managed. How did you keep everything moving along in a timely manner?
  3. Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything on your to-do list done. Tell me about a time your responsibilities got a little overwhelming. What did you do?
  4. Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself. How did you go about ensuring that you would meet your objective?
  5. Give me an example of a time you managed numerous responsibilities. How did you handle that?

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

You probably won’t have any trouble thinking of a story for communication questions, since it’s not only part of most jobs; it’s part of everyday life. However, the thing to remember here is to also talk about your thought process or preparation.

  1. Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
  2. Describe a time when you were the resident technical expert. What did you do to make sure everyone was able to understand you?
  3. Tell me about a time when you had to rely on written communication to get your ideas across to your team.
  4. Give me an example of a time when you had to explain something fairly complex to a frustrated client. How did you handle this delicate situation?
  5. Tell me about a successful presentation you gave and why you think it was a hit.

MOTIVATION AND VALUES

A lot of seemingly random questions are actually attempts to learn more about what motivates you. Your response would ideally address this directly even if the question wasn’t explicit about it.

  1. Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.
  2. Describe a time when you saw some problem and took the initiative to correct it rather than waiting for someone else to do it.
  3. Tell me about a time when you worked under close supervision or extremely loose supervision. How did you handle that?
  4. Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
  5. Tell me about a time you were dissatisfied in your work. What could have been done to make it better?
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NEW MUSIC VIDEO ALERT: NGEMPELAVIKI

CRISPY FRESH MUSIC VIDEO – NGEMPELAVIKI BY D’LAX, MA9NINE & MONTEL

 

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CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS

Residents object to construction of Nust hostels

PROPERTY owners in Bulawayo’s Selbourne Park, Matsheumhlope and Riverside, have objected to the proposed construction of halls of residence for National University of Science and Technology (Nust) students in their area, saying this would cause overpopulation and a spike in the crime rate.

BY SHARON SIBINDI | Newsday

Local councillor, Silas Chigora said most property owners in the area were against the construction of hostels by Zimre Property Investment Limited and Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ ).

“The residents are against the move, saying crime will increase in the area. To make matters worse, Gwanda Road is always busy and just imagine 3 000 people crossing that road every day. At times accidents may occur,” he said.

Contacted for comment, Zimre managing director, Edson Muvingi said the hostels were not exclusively for Nust students, but would benefit students from other tertiary institutions.

“…Crime will increase in the area … Gwanda Road is always busy and just imagine 3 000 people crossing that road every day. At times accidents may occur..,” 

“We are not intending to build accommodation exclusively for Nust students. There are about eight major tertiary institutions that we are targeting. There is a serious student accommodation crisis in Bulawayo and our model provides for custom-made, study-friendly facilities,” he said.

“Currently, students are accommodated in all manner and form of accommodation at pre-emptive rentals. So many students are already renting within these specific areas. Nust and other tertiary institutions are excited about the prospects of such private investments. I may not be able to address questions relating to perceived personal gain or loss.

“We are informed that the university is also securing land for student accommodation off campus. Our investment model is long term, where we hold the structures in perpetuity and benefit from both rental and capital value appreciation or a reasonable terminal value.

“The profile of our investors also requires so, as they have long-term liability profiles. In an unstable economic environment, on campus built, operate and transfer arrangements, where the tenure for recovery of both capital and profit is fixed, can be a nightmare. We have had the benefit of our experience.”