Nyakarombo Clinches Mayoral Post Uncontested

Our Correspondent Ward 8 Councillor Abel Nyakarombo was on Tuesday elected as Marondera Mayor after Zanu PF councillors walked out of the meeting. His party, CCC won in nine out of the twelve wards in the farming town, about 74km East of Harare. Nyakarombo will be deputised by Ward 3 councillor (CCC) Bornface Tagwireyi who […]

Nigel Ruzario Elected Mayor of Kadoma

By Lovemore Chazingwa Once recalled Kadoma Central Ward 15 councillor, Nigel Isheanesu Ruzario has been voted the new Mayor of Kadoma. Ruzario will be deputized by another formerly recalled politician Michael Mvura. The two are expected to steer the city and restore its glamour. Even before elections Ruzario was the frontrunner for the position. He […]

Coltart Goes Against Bulawayo Council Management

By Correspondent Newly elected Bulawayo Mayor, David Coltart has declared a fight against corruption within council chambers. “Our immediate priority must be cleaning up Bulawayo. “The second immediate priority is a review of all historical contracts. “If we find that contracts were not properly entered into there must be cancellation,” he said. Coltart added that […]

2023 Is Done. Here Is Why Chamisa Has Hit The Ceiling

By Pieter Ziegler There is an uncanny resemblance between how the 2018 and 2023 elections played out. The similarity is so strong that one can’t help but realize that the opposition in its current format has come to a dead end. Reasons for losing in 2023 are multiple. However, what is striking is how 2018 […]

Conflict: CCC Holds Interviews For Mayoral Post

Our Correspondent The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has resorted to interviewing its councilors in a move meant to resolve divisions created over the mayoral post. A total of four CCC councillors declared their interests in contesting for the post. This has resulted in massive smear campaigns and mudslinging within CCC. Open Council Marondera has […]

This Has Been A Week of Oaths. What Is An Oath?

By Correspondent Beginning with President Mnangagwa at the National Sports Stadium various politicians have taken oaths this week. From Councilors in Bulawayo, Ruwa, Harare to legislators all have been taking oaths. What is an oath after all? An oath is a public pledge that the politician understands the requirements of the position. In it he […]

Winning CCC Councilor Languishes in Jail

By Correspondent Seke Ward 5 winning councilor Alice Tsingano remains in police custody even as other Councilors were sworn in this week. Tsingano was arrested on allegations of inciting violence made by ZANU PF MP candidate Tobias Maoresa Kashamba. She was arrested along with three other female activists. The four have been denying the charges. […]

Marondera To Get Smart Water Meters

By Correspondent Marondera municipality is planning to install pre-paid water meters for all residents. This will bring to an end high water bills due to estimated readings. Council’s Public Relations officer Mr Kudakwashe Tapfumaneyi said the project is a serious consideration. “The council is yet to commence the project for pre-paid water meter. “It is […]

Divisions Emerge in CCC Over Mayoral Post

Our Correspondent Divisions have emerged among Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) councillors in Marondera Central as four of them are eying the mayoral post. The opposition party won the majority after grabbing nine of the 12 wards. The other three all went to Zanu PF. However, Open Council is reliably informed the elected CCC councillors […]

CCC Loses Grip In Marondera

Our Correspondent Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is losing grip in Marondera Central after it surrendered two more wards to Zanu PF in the August 23 elections. The opposition party won nine out of twelve seats. Comparatively, in 2018 they only lost a single Ward. The new wards that were won by Zanu PF are […]