New Mayor and Officials Squander 30K in 3 Days

By Correspondent Newly elected Harare Mayor Lovejoy Chitengu is leading a delegation that will spend US$30K within 3 days in Nyanga. The 8 councilors, 5 officials, 2 drivers and an aide are attending the Zimbabwe Institute of Strategic Thinking at Troutbeck Nyanga. Other councilors attending include recently Deputy Mayor Muronda, Clr Mande Ruzani, Clr Jakopo […]

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 […]

Billboard Scandal Hits Goromonzi RDC

Staff Reporter Goromonzi Rural District Council (GRDC) has been embroiled in scandal after it failed to collect meaningful revenue from the over 120 billboards across the district. This was revealed by Acting Auditor General (AG) Rheah Kujinga in the December 2022 audit report. Kujinga said the local authority lost revenue due to mismanagement of billboards. […]

Councilors Grant Each Other 40% Discount for New Stands

By Correspondent Bindura Municipality councilors granted each other 40% discounts for new stands resulting in a loss of over US$20 000 for the town. Acting Auditor General Rhea Kujinga has since advised that corrections be made on the 2021 transactions. “The Municipality granted discounts to Councillors contrary to Ministry of Local Government and Public Works […]

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 […]

“I’m Still In Pain”-T Freddy Mourns Demolished House

By Correspondent Self-proclaimed prophet Tapiwa Freddy says he is yet to heal over the demolition of his house by Harare Council. Freddy’s house in Glen View was demolished last month. “My residential house was unfortunately demolished on September 28, 2023, by the Harare City Council. “Recently, I unexpectedly came across some council rates papers and […]