Zimbabwe debate team defends African Schools Debate Championships

06 May, 2022 - 00:05 0 Views
Zimbabwe debate team defends African Schools Debate Championships Menzimuhle Ncube


Langalakhe Mabena
The Zimbabwe national debate team successfully defended their title as they emerged as the winners at the African Schools Debate Championships (ASDC).

The tournament ran from 24 to 28 April. 12 African countries took part at the championships.

Zimbabwe sent four teams to the championships and they were grouped in four groups. Lindani Ncube and Unathi Nyoni all from Gifford (Bulawayo), Shumirai Chigadza from Peterhouse Girls (Mashonaland East) and Pamela Moyo from St George’s College (Harare) were in group A.

Hazel Chiige from Arundel (Harare), Bukhosi Dube from St John’s College (Harare), Tadiwa Matara and Nigel Mushayavhanu all from Peterhouse Boys (Mashonaland East) and Joy Chauruka   from Peterhouse Boys (Mash East), were part of group B.

Sharon Marangwanda

Team C comprised Raymond Moyo from Dzivarasekwa 1 (Harare), Munesushe Mushosho from Peterhouse Girls (Mashonaland East) and Munyaradzi from ALC.

Menzimuhle Ncube from St Columbu’s (Bulawayo), Joseph Matanda from St Dominic’s (Manicaland), Nyasha Mazarura from Hilltop (Masvingo), Sharon Marangwanda from MCC (Midlands) and Nokutenda Chimbetete from St George’s (Harare), were part of Zimbabwe D.

Nokutenda Chimbetete

Zimbabwe D emerged as winners after clashing with and defeating Zimbabwe B at the finals who eventually became the runners up. Team A was placed on number three followed by South Africa B on number four. Rwanda took position number five with South Africa A, Zimbabwe C, and Ghana A placed at position six, seven and eight respectively.

Morocco, Namibia, Algeria, Nigeria, Uganda and other African teams were ranked on position nine to twenty-six.

Zimbabwe D’s Nokutenda Chimbetete and Menzimuhle Ncube were crowned as best speaker and second-best speaker respectively.

Sharon Marangwanda was named the fifth best speaker.

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