10 Things Marondera Council Has Ignored In 2022

Staff Reporter Residents, businesses and community leaders in Marondera have raised alarm on the failure by Marondera council to capitalise on its infrastructure to collect meaningful revenue. The local authority has also been blamed of neglecting important things at the expense of ratepayers. Open Council Marondera has compiled ten most topical issues which council is […]

Stop Lying, ZESA Tells Council

Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority ( ZESA) has accused the Municipality of Marondera of lying to residents that the current water woes are a result of a broken down transformer. In a notice, council management stated that the massive water shortages are being caused by a faulty transformer affected by lightning and that […]

Prolonged Water Shortages for Marondera

Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera has notified residents on a possible prolonged dry spell following the breakdown of the town’s water pump. The town has been facing massive water shortages for the past three weeks with residents currently relying on water from bush pumps. In a statement, the local authority admitted that it has […]

Illegal Marondera Villagers Face Evictions

Staff Reporter The Marondera Rural District Council (MRDC) has embarked on a massive exercise to evict people who unscrupulously secured land in Mahusekwa Communal Area without following proper procedures. Some on the affected people bought land from village heads with some paying about USD600 for a piece of land. MRDC has since engaged the messenger […]

Marondera Residents Reject 2023 Budget

Staff Reporter Marondera residents and business people have rejected council’s 2023 budget accusing management of approving it without following the necessary procedures. In a letter dated November 24, signed by representatives of both bussiness and residents associations, council is being accused of unilaterally endorsing the budget. “The procedure was not properly addressed with the residents […]

Residents Fume As Armed Robbers Use Cemetery As Hideout

Staff Reporter Residents in the plush suburb of Lendy Park, Marondera, have come out guns blazing accusing council of failing to erect a perimeter wall at Paradise Park Cemetery, which they say has become an escape route and hideout for armed robbers. The cemetery has been growing towards the residential area as council runs out […]

CCC Clashes With Gvt Over Plush Stands For MPs

Own Correspondent The Ministry of Local Government and Public Works has ordered Marondera Council to unveil low density residential stands to 7 Members of Parliament (MPs) from Mashonaland East Province. In a letter dated October 1 addressed to the Town Clerk and signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Zvinechimwe Churu, the legislators are benefitting the […]

Delimitation Is Complete; Here Is The New Order In Marondera

By Correspondent About 9 of the 12 wards in Marondera Central constituency have been affected by the delimitation exercises leading to a change of boundaries. The delimitation exercise is done after every census. The changing of ward boundaries was announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) officials this Thursday at a stakeholders meeting held at […]

Nyamuzihwa, Gurajena Bounce Back

Staff Reporter Acting Town Clerk for Marondera, Rinashe Nyamuzihwa and Murewa Rural District Council (RDC) Chief Executive Alois Gurajena have been shortlisted as candidates for the vacant position of town clerk for the second time. The two made it in the first interviews a few years ago before the process was nullified by the government […]

CCC MP Apologises Over Councilor’s ‘Looting Spree’

Own Correspondent Marondera Central legislator Caston Matewu has apologised to residents following Ward 8 Councillor Mubaiwa Dzvuke’s move to order the rehabilitation of a tarred road that passes through his home as well as grabbing a car park before constructing a shop. Dzvuke was elected in 2018 under the then Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance. However, […]