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Dzivakwi exudes confidence with fashion brand – NewsDay

BY KIMBERLY KARIATI
FASHION designer Vimbai Isabelle Dzivakwi says her brand Qings and Swank is an art of expression and a way of communicating confidence.

Speaking to NewsDay Life & Style, Dzivakwi said her brand was born out of life experiences.

“The vision started in 2019 when I was bed-ridden after a knee surgery. I can say it was a blessing in disguise because I had time to reflect on many things. So I started looking for designs, drawing up the theory side of the business,” she said.

“I shared the idea with many people such as Alwyn Mungofa, who now work as creative designer for Qings (the ladies brand), believed in it,” Dzivakwi said, adding that it was not an easy journey.

“We started designing, trying out ideas. Seeing these designs on paper, looking so brilliant helped me to get back on my feet and push the brand. As I recovered, I started sourcing for fabrics and tailors. I also started the process to formally register the company,” she said.

“Since then, it has been sleepless nights, trying new things and learning.”

Dzivakwi said the reception had been overwhelming.

“The main challenge I face is resources, especially financial. I used my savings to grow brand, I had to do more to get the brand out there. I had to take certain sacrifices and losses so that at least I can penetrate the market with quality yet affordable product,” she said.

“So I have to make the brand unique which means I had to include certain packaging to meet international standards. So trying to do all this yet being profitable can be difficult.”

Dzivakwi said she intended to make her brand popular.

“The Zimbabwean fashion industry is growing as people are coming out of their shells — they are now bold and trying new things. We see so many interesting and unique designs and it is interesting to be part of it,” she said.

“People are now proud of wearing local brands. Yes, international brands are still dominating the local scene, but I can say locals are coming up there. My vision is to continue creating and coming up with new unique designs until Qings and Swank becomes a household name.”

She said having songstress Anita Jackson endorse her designs to be featured on Zimbabwe models on their Wear Local series is humbling.

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Covid LIVE: Indias third confirmed Omicron case is from Gujarat – Business Standard

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Breaking news: India’s 3rd Omicron case is Gujarat man who recently returned from Zimbabwe, reports ANI – Hindustan Times

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Breaking news: India’s 3rd Omicron case is Gujarat man who recently returned from Zimbabwe, reports ANI

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Kadoma Housing Saga: Court Declares Couple's Company 'Non-Existent' – New Zimbabwe.com

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By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent


THE Supreme Court has upheld the High Court’s decision declaring Balwearie Holdings registered under company number 45/77 as non-existent following its dissolution.

The dissolved entity’s directors Zane Patrick Heyns and Elizabeth Heyns were holding onto the name, thereby disturbing the legitimate business operations of bona-fide Balwearie Holdings, who are the directors of Sabonabona housing development project in Kadoma.

The Heyns forged CR14 documents misrepresenting they were directors of Balwearie Holdings in a bid to have locus standi, but the documents were discovered to be fraudulent.

The led to the arrest on fraud charges of Phillip Danga of Philjoy Secretarial Services who drafted them.

Danga’s matter is still pending at the magistrates’ court.

Based on the misrepresentation, the Heyns attempted to evict scores of property owners from the 97 hectare Kadoma property, a move which, however, hit a snag.

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, Justice Hlekani Mwayera, and Justice George Chiweshe has upheld two decisions of the High Court, firstly confirming the order issued by Justice Edith Mushore on July 8 last year declaring Balwearie Holdings registered under company number 1898/20 as the legitimate entity, while declaring that Balwearie Holdings under company number 45/77 was dissolved.

The Supreme Court also upheld the High Court judgment by Justice Emilia Muchawa which ruled that Balwearie Holdings company number 45/77 can not sue or be sued as it is a dissolved entity.

In summary, the bench has recognised Balwearie Holdings (1898/20) as the only legitimate Balwearie Holdings in existence.

On the other hand, the Chief Registrar of companies Martha Chakanyuka confirmed through an affidavit that their index reflects that Balwearie Holdings (45/77) is dissolved.

The Supreme Court’s decision puts to rest doubts members of the public had around the legitimacy of Balwearie Holdings (1898/20) who are the genuine property managers of Sabonabona housing project.

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