Masvingo Left With 2 Months Water Chemical Supplies

By Correspondent Masvingo City is left with only two months supply of critical water treatment chemicals. This was revealed by the Public Works Committee during  a recent full council meeting. “On water treatment chemical stock levels,  Aluminium Sulphate would last for about 65 days. “Hydrated lime was stocked to meet requirements for the next 34 […]

Council Chairperson Arrested Over 50 Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Former Chiredzi Town chairman, Francis Moyo has been arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission over charges from a 2013 case. He appeared at the Chiredzi Regional Court on Friday. Moyo is accused of criminal abuse of duty as a public officer. According to the State in 2013, a developer, Inotrade Investments applied for […]

Sixty-Six Illegal Masvingo Settlers Acquited

By Correspondent Sixty-six (66) Masvingo villagers accused of illegally occupying state land have been acquited at Masvingo Magistrate’s Court. The villagers were found not guilty by Magistrate Farai Gwitima at the close of the State’s case. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights represented them. “We have ended the persecution of 66 villagers in Masvingo province, […]

Pit Latrine Remains King For Garikai, 20 Years On

By Correspondent    Over 600 Garikai Housing Scheme families in Masvingo are still living without any ablution facilities over 20 years after the project was launched. Recently Masvingo City Council revealed that the building of a sewage system isn’t yet in the pipeline. Masvingo Mayor Alec Tabe told Open Council they don’t have money for such […]

December Windfall For Masvingo Council

By Correspondent Masvingo City council pocketed over ZWL$70 billion in December alone a feat achieved through robust revenue collection strategy. Finance Committee minutes show that the total revenue for the period up to 31 December 2023 amounted to ZWL$71,111,265,650.95. The total revenue collected constituted 84% of the budgeted revenue for the period. The initial target […]

ZANU Breaks 20-Year Jinx, Wins Masvingo Ward 2

By Tonderai Saharo Benson Hwata of ZANU PF was over the weekend elected councilor for Ward 2 breaking a 20 year jinx. Ward 2, known as Runyararo West high density residential area, was established in 2000. Since it has become an opposition stronghold with Zanu PF finding it difficult to win council seats there. However […]

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. […]