Nyakarombo Clinches Mayoral Post Uncontested

Our Correspondent Ward 8 Councillor Abel Nyakarombo was on Tuesday elected as Marondera Mayor after Zanu PF councillors walked out of the meeting. His party, CCC won in nine out of the twelve wards in the farming town, about 74km East of Harare. Nyakarombo will be deputised by Ward 3 councillor (CCC) Bornface Tagwireyi who […]

Conflict: CCC Holds Interviews For Mayoral Post

Our Correspondent The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has resorted to interviewing its councilors in a move meant to resolve divisions created over the mayoral post. A total of four CCC councillors declared their interests in contesting for the post. This has resulted in massive smear campaigns and mudslinging within CCC. Open Council Marondera has […]

Outrage Over Council’s Malfunctioning Fire Tender

Our Correspondent Marondera residents have come out guns blazing over a malfunctioning fire tender. This has resulted in the local authority relying on Harare in case of fire outbreaks. Last week, more than 20 vehicles were burnt to ashes at a garage, about a stone’s throw away from the fire brigade department. The cause of […]

Marondera To Get Smart Water Meters

By Correspondent Marondera municipality is planning to install pre-paid water meters for all residents. This will bring to an end high water bills due to estimated readings. Council’s Public Relations officer Mr Kudakwashe Tapfumaneyi said the project is a serious consideration. “The council is yet to commence the project for pre-paid water meter. “It is […]

Divisions Emerge in CCC Over Mayoral Post

Our Correspondent Divisions have emerged among Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) councillors in Marondera Central as four of them are eying the mayoral post. The opposition party won the majority after grabbing nine of the 12 wards. The other three all went to Zanu PF. However, Open Council is reliably informed the elected CCC councillors […]

CCC Loses Grip In Marondera

Our Correspondent Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is losing grip in Marondera Central after it surrendered two more wards to Zanu PF in the August 23 elections. The opposition party won nine out of twelve seats. Comparatively, in 2018 they only lost a single Ward. The new wards that were won by Zanu PF are […]

Council Paying $150M ZESA Charges Per Month

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA The Municipality of Marondera is thinking of reverting to solar energy as it is struggling to deal with ZESA tariffs. Council management revealed this during a recent full council meeting. It was reported that millions of dollars (ZWL) are being channeled to pay electricity bills. “The expenditure accountant reported that ZESA tariff […]

Council, NRZ Clash Over Stands Along Railway Line

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Marondera has clashed with National Railway of Zimbabwe (NRZ) personnel who are parceling land close to the railway line. This was revealed during the latest full council meeting. In the meeting, management admitted that two developers are seeking permission to develop the servitude. “The town planner said there are portions of land […]

Council Guns For Stray Dogs

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA The Municipality of Marondera has ordered residents to keep their dogs within their properties or rather they will be shot. The local authority released a stray dog tie-up order following several cases of dog bites by stray canines. In a notice, the council said dog owners should have their pets licenced and […]

Major Shake-Up At Council As Brain Drain Hits

By JAIROS SAUNYAMA A major shakeup within Marondera council is threatening service delivery following the relocation of several employees to the diaspora. Since January, Marondera has lost two employees leading crucial departments resulting in a major shake up. First to leave was Nurse-In-Charge Levison Mpofu who relocated to Europe. Then Housing Director Justin Chivavaya who […]