Masvingo Gets Money Changer As Mayor

By Correspondent Masvingo City councillors have elected a Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC)ward 4 councillor Alec Tabe (36) as the new Mayor. He replaced the recalled and history making Shantel Chiwara. This is Tabe’s second term as a councilor in Masvingo city and he will be deputized by Clr Daniel Mberikunashe. Mberikunashe is also from […]

ZESA Threatens Masvingo With A Blackout

By Correspondent The Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC) has threatened to shut down electricity for Masvingo Council over an outstanding ZWL$500 million debt. Last week council had to send emissaries to negotiate a payment plan with ZETDC. Council Finance Director Danister Jori led the team which also included the local authority’s legal team. “Council authorizes […]

Chiwara Seeks To Reenact History; There Are 3 Obstacles

By Correspondent Four candidates are vying for the Masvingo Ward 2 council seat and below we profile them and their chances. Shantel Yeukai Chiwara She is the Citizens Coaltion for Change (CCC) official candidate who was also recalled creating the current vacancy. Critics say she will benefit most from a sympathy vote from the electorate […]

Kadoma Council Loses Cement Worth 15K

By Correspondent Equipment and material worth over US$50 000 was lost by Kadoma Council in 2022 due to both negligence and theft. This was revealed by the Auditor General Rhea Kujinga in the latest report on councils. According to Kujinga Kadoma lost 800 bags of cement worth over US$15 000 as a result of solidification. […]

Local Gvt Perm-Sec Muscles Masvingo On Land Deal

By Correspondent Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government Zvinechimwe Churu allegedly ordered Masvingo City Council to sell a staggering 125 hectares of industrial land to a private company for a paltry US$1.5m. According to a leaked internal council audit report, the true value of the said land was pegged at US$5million. Council […]

Mohadi-Commissioned Clinic Shut Down After One Year

By Tonderai Saharo. The hastily commissioned Runyararo North West End clinic has been closed down following the discovery of structural defects barely a year after opening. Vice President Kembo Mohadi officially opened the health center last year. The clinic was built using devolution funds and took less than a year to complete. However, it was […]

Kadoma Councilors in Land Scandal With ZANU PF Businessman

By Correspondent Kadoma Town Council has been accused of conniving with an alleged ZANU-PF functionary and businessman, Jimmy Remekani to grab community land. According to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) the land has been serving the Ingezi community since 1954. However Remekani, commonly known in Kadoma as Father Flower, allegedly wants to use the […]

Mayhem In Kadoma After Gold Discovery Near Sewer Dump

By Lovemore Chazingwa Gold deposits have been discovered near a main sewer dump in Kadoma leading to a stampede of panners. The area, adjacent Chrome Park suburb, has been invaded by many gold diggers with Council struggling to bring order. Kadoma Council Chamber Secretary Willard Mangwengwende said the situation is very bad. “We could not […]

US$12K Goes Missing At Masvingo Council

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council has failed to account for over US$12 000 in funds from business license fees according to an audit report. Acting Auditor General Rhea Kujinga said investigations have shown a disparity in money from business licenses and billboards rentals. “The Council had an unreconciled variance of ZWL68 million on revenue from […]

Council Loses Equipment Worth US$50K Through Theft

By Correspondent The Kadoma Town Council allegedly lost goods worth over US$50 000 in incidents flagged as suspicious by the Auditor General. “Items worth USD$33 000 constituting inventory and equipment were stolen during the year 2021 before the audit of 2019 was conducted. “IPSAS 14 – “Events after reporting date” requires such events to be […]