Redtape Frustrates Potential Mutare Partners

By Staff Reporter Potential partners for Mutare Council have beamoned that redtape has become a stumbling block to efforts to assist council. The residents said there is excessive use of bureaucracy which means the city is losing opportunities to save money. Ignored Gifts Lynne James, who represents Mutare Rivers Rehabilitation Initiative (MRRI) and is wife […]

Mutare Warns Advertisers Over Noise Pollution

BY STAFF REPORTER The City of Mutare has issued a stern warning against merchandisers causing noise pollution by competing to advertise their wares through electronic gadgets and public address systems in the city center. The local authority said they have received numerous complaints regarding the increase of noise pollution in the city from concerned stakeholders. […]

High Court Cuts Down Minister Moyo’s Powers

By Correspondent The High Court has ruled as invalid a section of the Urban Council Act which Local Government Minister July Moyo was using to change Council decisions. In a statement the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), which filed the case, said it was another win for them. “CHRA wins another devolution court case. “The […]

Mutare Goes Dry

By Correspondent Mutare faces a possible dry week as the city authorities are working to have reinstall valves which have been under maintenance for the past three weeks. This was revealed by the City of Mutare Acting Town Clerk Blessing Chafesuka in a statement released this week. “The City of Mutare would like to inform […]



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 […]

Yeovil, Living With The Dead

By Correspondent Residents of Mutare’s Yeovil suburb are living in constant fear and trauma as their location has literally merged with the adjacent Yeovil cemetery. The cemetery has no wall or ablution facilities resulting in a constant interaction and contact between residents, mourners and dead bodies every day. The United Mutare Residents and Ratepayers Trust […]

Climate Change Threatens Mutare’s Water Sources

By Ndaizivei Majaka Mutare is likely to face severe water shortages as the effects of climate change begin to take effect on its main water source of Pungwe River according to experts. According to research results by De Wit and Stankiewicz the river will experience a “reduction of annual rainfall by approximately 10%, with no […]