Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Acting Sports Editor
NO decision has been reached on when this year’s Zimbabwe National Youth and Paralympic Games set for the Midlands will be held following the outbreak of typhoid in Gweru that has so far claimed five lives.
They have however, been postponed and the organisers will come up with new dates during the course of the week.
The games, that will have 7 500 athletes converging in Gweru, are an annual event with this year’s version also set to be used for the selection of the team that will represent the country at the forthcoming African Union Sports Council Region Five Under-20 Youth Games set for Gaborone, Botswana in December.
“Further to our communication regarding the games, kindly take note that that Ministry of Health and Child Care will on Monday (today) release the test results on typhoid.
“In this regard and without doubt the games’ programme has been affected and a technical meeting with the key stakeholder will be held on Wednesday to determine the new dates. By way of this communication we are confirming that the games will be held in Gweru but we are awaiting results and determination on the new dates,” said the SRC’s communications officer Tirivashe Nheweyembwa.