Rabies Headache For Masvingo

By Correspondent Masvingo residents are calling for a dog tie up order as the city is witnessing a surge in dog bites, coupled by the shortage of rabies vaccines in council clinics. Information obtained from the Ministry of Health and Child Care officials in Masvingo indicated that the city has already recorded at least 10 […]

ZRP Dismiss New Curfew Reports

By Correspondent Police in Masvingo have dismissed reports of an imminent curfew operation dubbed Unoendepi, as alleged by a local councilor. Reports of the curfew were awash on social media groups following a message from Ward 3 councillor Rockford Kamuzonda alerting people of the curfew to be enforced by police from 24 November. “Good morning […]

Hydro-Power Salvation for Masvingo

By Correspondent The completion of the Great Zimbabwe Hydro-Power Plant, that will feed at least 5 megawatts of electricity into the national grid, is set to ease perennial water challenges in Masvingo. The plant is expected to be complete by July 2023. The completion of the system will result in council’s water treatment pumping machinery […]

Diaper Debacle For Masvingo

By Tonderai Saharo The flagrant disposal of diapers in Masvingo has become a cause of concern for residents and Masvingo City council with both parties at each other’s throats over the issue. Residents are accusing Council’s refuse collection department of refusing to collect diapers from refuse bins an allegation denied by the latter. Masvingo collects […]

The Masvingo Cemetery With Disappearing Graves

By Correspondent Masvingo residents have turned the city’s pioneering cemetery into a dumping site as Council continues struggling with refuse management. Jairos Jiri cemetery, located in the vicinity of Runyararo West high density suburb, is the final resting place of pioneering black residents in the then Fort Victoria, but now resembles a garbage site. Prominent […]

ZANU PF Councilor Sponsors Professional Mourners

By Correspondent Masvingo City Deputy Mayor and ZANU PF councilor for Ward 6 Wellington Mahwende has got tongues wagging with his mourning club which has been going around hijacking funerals in Masvingo. Critics say Mahwende has been canvassing for votes for his re-election and that of his party in next year’s elections by sponsoring a […]

Newly-Born Babies Turned Away From Clinics Over US$6

By Tonderai Saharo Many Masvingo mothers and their babies are being turned away from council clinics as they are failing to pay a mandatory US$6 administration fee to access neonatal health care. The mothers are being told to either approach Masvingo Provincial Hospital or nearby rural health facilities for the services. Neonatal cares refers to […]

Old Masvingo Dumpsite To Be Decommissioned

By Correspondent Masvingo Council’s old dumpsite is set to be decommissioned at the end of the year as it has become dangerous for residents near it and susceptible to abuse by homeless people. Masvingo Town Clerk Engineer Mukaratirwa said the old dumpsite has been constantly experiencing unregulated fires. “There have been incidents of vagrants who […]

Masvingo Ignores Budget Hearings

By Correspondent Budget hearings by Masvingo City Council got off to a poor start on Thursday as very few residents turned up for the 2023 consultations in various Wards. Some areas had a measly 10 residents present as residents and representative organisations accused the local authority of stampeding them without due notice. Council posted notice […]



Introduction According to Section 149 of the Constitution, read together with Standing Order No. 191 and Appendix E, every citizen and permanent resident of Zimbabwe has a right to petition Parliament to consider any matter within its authority, including the enactment, amendment or repeal of legislation.  Parliament received five petitions from the Masvingo United Residents […]