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 […]

Suspicions of Fraud as Rimuka Maternity Wing Construction Stalls

By Lovemore Chazingwa Construction of a maternity wing at Kadoma council’s Rimuka Family Home (RFM) has hit a dead end despite a donation of US$25 000. The structure, at the place formerly known as Rimuka Maternity Home, has remained half-done since 2021. However, revelations by a source who was in the Committee handling funds for […]

Missing Bullets, Stolen Money and Leaking Fuel: Kadoma’s Shocking Audit Findings

By Open Council Audit findings from Kadoma Town Council by the Auditor General have revealed shocking acts of criminality and sleazy deals that have undermined service delivery. The report, for the year ending 2022, lists a raft of criminals acts which defy expectations underlying the depth of criminality in local authorities. Below we profile some […]

Shortage Of Mental Health Drugs Hits Masvingo

By Tonderai Saharo Masvingo city council’s four clinics have been crippled with a shortage of anti-psychotic drugs. This comes amid a surge of mental health patients seeking services at the local authority’s health centers. Council’s Health and Environmental Committee indicated that council clinics on average receive 107 mental patients per month. The patients have varying […]

Female Politicians Struggle in Zibagwe

By Correspondent Female politicians struggled once again in the recent election as only one politician out of 33 was directly elected in the Zibagwe Rural District Council (ZRDC). Idirashe Dongo, from ZANU-PF, is the only elected councilor. She was elected for her second term for Ward 30 unopposed. Dongo was also elected unopposed to the […]