Only 18 Out of 46 Councilors Seeking Re-Election

By Correspondent Only a paltry 18 out of 46 Harare councilors are seeking re-election in the coming harmonised elections. According to the Harare Residents Trust (HRT) it “marks the end of a toxic tenure that saw service delivery plummeting to never-imagined levels. “Only 18 of the 46 councillors are seeking re-election after passing through their […]

Outgoing Councilors On Feeding Spree as Elections Beckon

By Correspondent Some Harare Councilors have been on a spree of workshops as they allegedly seek to have their last supper before elections. According to Harare Residents Trust (HRT) there has been massive abuse of funds due to this. Abuse of Council Funds HRT said there is, “rampant abuse of council resources by outgoing councilors […]

Council Guns For Stray Dogs

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA The Municipality of Marondera has ordered residents to keep their dogs within their properties or rather they will be shot. The local authority released a stray dog tie-up order following several cases of dog bites by stray canines. In a notice, the council said dog owners should have their pets licenced and […]

Murewa RDC CEO Suspended Over iPhone

By Staff Reporter Murewa Rural District Council (RDC) Chief Executive Officer Alois Gurajena was last week suspended over abuse of office allegations. He is being accused of gross abuse of office and corruption. This includes a case in which he ordered council to deposit money into his wife’s account to buy his cellphone. Gurajena, who […]

Council Directors Jailed for 12 Years

By Correspondent Harare City Council’s Finance Director Stanley Ndemera and Chamber Secretary Charles Kandemiri have been given 6 years jail terms each. They were found guilty of criminal abuse of office charges. The two sold Mount Pleasant Sports Club and golf course. Hardspec Investments bought the stand for $23 923 340 while the club was […]

Chamisa Has One Shot At Glory Left, Before He Becomes Mundane

By Pieter Ziegler Chamisa has come a long way since he was seen as a young, fresh and the ultimate contrast to Mnangagwa’s scarred self. At 45, he remains young against the ancient politicians commonly found in Africa. As a beacon of hope he still retains the status. Change Is Inevitable What is slowly seeping […]

Council Petitioned Over Half-Done 1994 Road

By Tonderai Saharo Gutu United Residents and Ratepayers Association ( GURRA) have petitioned the Masvingo council over half down roads some from 1994. In the petition, GURRA Chairman Mupfudze cited Chivhu-Lothian road, Gutu–Kurai road and Gutu–Buhera road. “We understand that the road construction of Gutu-Buhera road and Gutu –Kurai road commenced sometime in 1994. “The […]

Scott Sakupwanya Throws Gold At Mabvuku

By Correspondent Mabvuku Ward 21 councilor Scott Sakupwanya has begun his campaign for the legislative role by pouring resources into the area. The mining mogul, whose name creeped into the controversial Al Jazeera Gold Mafia documentary, has begun road projects in Mabvuku. Various heavy duty vehicles have been rehabilitating local roads as he seeks to […]

Council Reduces Parking Offence Charges

Staff Reporter Harare has reduced to $57 the charges for any parking offences in the CBD following a public uproar this month. The previous charges was US$132. Council resolved to delay charging the clamping charge of $65 by up to three hours. Mayor Mafume announced the changes on Thursday following a Special Council Meeting. Motorists […]

Missing Chamisa Councilors Worry Supporters

By Correspondent Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters have expressed worry at the absence of many aspiring Councilors on the campaign trail in suburbs. The CCC party supporters have lately seen a swath of ZANU candidates campaigning in the run-up to the party’s primary elections. However, it has not been the same for the opposition […]