Tshabangu’s Wild Axe Hits Marondera

Staff Reporter Self imposed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu has recalled Marondera mayor Abel Nyakarombo and his deputy Bornface Tagwireyi. Nyakarombo was the Ward 8 councillor while Tagwireyi won the August 23 election as Ward 3 councillor. Also recalled were Ward 10 councillor Thompson Magaluwa, Dephne Nyatondo (PR) and Nancy […]

Residents Endorse 10 Percent Budget Hike

Staff Reporter Marondera residents and stakeholders have unanimously agreed to a 10 percent hike in the 2024 council budget. The local authority held its budget consultations two weeks ago where stakeholders gave council the nod on hiking the budget. In a statement Marondera mayor Abel Nyakarombo confirmed the move. Nyakarombo said the budget contributions will […]

Council Gets Fire Truck From Controversial Land Deal

By Correspondent Marondera Municipality has finally received a fire tender from Mega Market as part of a deal in which it surrendered 150 hectares of land. Ward 5 Councilor Hilton Chipashu confirmed the development. Chipashu said the 5000-litre fire tender is part of outstanding service delivery machinery which was exchanged for 150h of land. “The […]

Devolution Funds Scandal Rocks Murewa RDC

Staff Reporter Murewa Rural District Council lost more than 50 bags of cement after failing to utilise them on time. The cement, acquired through devolution, was meant for the construction of schools. A 2022 audit report released by Acting Auditor General Rheah Kujinga revealed that building materials for some schools went obsolete. “The Council received […]

Council Official Arrested For Storing Vegetables in Public Toilet

By Correspondent Marondera residents were left in shock after a council employee turned functional public toilets into a storage room for vendors. The council official, only named as Mr Luis, would charge US$0.50 to store various vegetable perishables for the vendors. The council-owned toilet is functional and is used by people during the day. However, […]

Billboard Scandal Hits Goromonzi RDC

Staff Reporter Goromonzi Rural District Council (GRDC) has been embroiled in scandal after it failed to collect meaningful revenue from the over 120 billboards across the district. This was revealed by Acting Auditor General (AG) Rheah Kujinga in the December 2022 audit report. Kujinga said the local authority lost revenue due to mismanagement of billboards. […]

Ex-Councilor Refuses To Vacate Council House For 20 Years

Staff Reporter Murewa Rural District Council (MRDC) has failed to evict a former council chairperson from a council house in Macheke which he has been occupying for more than 20 years without paying rent. The information has been released in the latest audit report on local authorities for the 2022 financial year. Acting Auditor General […]

Here Are Your Councilors And Their Contacts

By Correspondent The August 23 elections brought along new faces at the Marondera council chambers. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) got to the majority of councillors. Below is the list of the councillors and their contacts. Ward 1 Chengetai Murowa (CCC)-0776092786 Ward 2 More Mharadza(CCC)- 0712245730 Ward 3 Bornface Tagwireyi (CCC)-0773153491 (Deputy Mayor) Ward […]

Council Bails Out PWDs

Our Correspondent The Municipality of Marondera has begun providing transport to People With Disabilities (PWDs), a move meant to include them in ongoing budget consultations. A number of PWDs have been failing to attend the meetings due to mobility challenges. Marondera Mayor Abel Nyakarombo confirmed the development. He said the CCC-led council will make sure […]

Outrage As CCC Councilors Congratulate Chiwenga and Mohadi

Our Correspondent Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters have blasted Marondera councillors for congratulating Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi despite a disputed election result. Council led by the newly elected mayor Abel Nyakarombo flighted the message in state owned newspaper. However, opposition supporters took to social media and accused the councillors of being […]