Council Engages Debt Collectors Over ZWL$3B Debt

By Correspondent Marondera municipality has engaged debt collectors as it goes after over ZWL$3 billion owed by ratepayers. The council is owed money by residents, the business community and other ratepayers. Council Public Relations Officer Mr Kudakwashe Tapfumaneyi said they have a variety of measures to recoup the money. “Council is owed about ZWL$ 3billion […]

CCC Reported to ZEC Over Intimidation Tactics

By Correspondent An aspiring independent councilor in Masvingo has reported CCC to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commision accusing it of intimidating his supporters. Edmond Maruta filed his papers as an independent candidate after failing to make it during CCC’s internal process. He is eyeing the Ward 1 council seat. “My supporters are being intimidated and CCC […]

‘Defecting’ Councillor Ridicules Chamisa

By Correspondent Former Norton Town Council Vice Chairperson Reign Mtatabikwa says the opposition movement is doomed as its leader has become relaxed. Mtatabikwa said it appeared that Chamisa had a secret plan to connive with ZANU PF. “Chamisa anofanira akaiswa mari musokisi if you consider how he has been operating. “Chaora chinhu chake,” he said. […]

Harare Regularises 44K Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Harare City Council has already regularised over 40 000 stands in its ongoing exercise. This was revealed by the council Chairperson of the Environmental Management Committee Clr Blessing Duma. “So far we are 60% done in terms of investigations to see if the areas are suitable for human settlement. “We have regularised 44 […]

Why Chamisa Has Lost Before The Elections

By Pieter Ziegler If one were to go by the sights of his rallies and exuberance of the accompanying crowds at the various shopping centres, then we are in for a tight electoral race. However, when what is considered are practical gears of the election system, the context and the political ecosystem of the opposition […]

Chamisa Losing Control Of Norton

By Correspondent Nelson Chamisa is facing the risk of losing control of Norton Town Council as his group of candidates is failing to resonate with the community. The opposition has literally lost all of its incumbent Councilors after the split with Douglas Mwonzora’s MDC-T. This group which comprised of NTC Chairman Sylvester Gumisirai, VC Mtatabikwa, […]

Watch: CCC Candidate Caught On Camera Defacing Opponent’s Posters

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) aspiring Councilor for Ward 5 in Norton Panashe Mujeye has been caught on camera defacing an opponent’s posters. Mujeye can be seen trying to walk away while his accomplices run away. The offence carries a maximum penalty of a suspension from elections under ZEC statutes. According to unverified reports the […]

Council Decrees Mandatory Registration of Informal Traders

By Correspondent Harare City Council has released a policy requiring all Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to be registered before operating. The SME Policy was launched last month by the Council Chairperson of the SME Committee Clr Denford Ngadziore. “All SMEs operating in Harare are required to register with Council. “SMEs in Harare operate 24/7 […]

Council Now Accepting Payments For Regularisation of Illegal Stands

By Correspondent The Harare City Council has begun accepting payments for illegal stands which were approved for regularisation. This was revealed by the Chairperson of the Education, Health, Housing and Licensing Committee Clr Blessing Duma. “Today we sat as the joint Environmental Management Committee and Housing Committee to consider the progress of the regularisation process. […]

Here Is Why Chamisa Is A Dead Man Walking

By Pieter Ziegler In the space of half a year, Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC)leader Nelson Chamisa has plummeted from his high pedestal to the mire of something less glorious. From a dizzying ledge where he envisioned a haloed future he, today, finds himself in the mire of pondering and working his way through a […]