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By Grace Chingoma 19/08/17 P11

Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko has pledged Government support towards chess in schools after he met the international chess governing body’s leader Kirsan Illyum in Harare ahead of the African Schools Individual Chess championships which get underway tomorrow. 14 African countries converge in the country today for the tournament which will run up to August 28. Illyum said they have received tremendous support to promote and develop chess in schools from other governments and were also expecting the same from Zimbabwe.